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Obama tangles with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer over immigration book

Washington Post (blog) -
By David Nakamura PHOENIX - President Obama is used to tangling with Republicans in Congress. On Wednesday, he sparred with one on a tarmac.

Somalia rescue shows honed special operations capability

USA TODAY -
By Jim Michaels, USA TODAY The daring raid that rescued two kidnapped aid workers in Somalia is the latest example of the growing capabilities of US special operations forces, whose skills have been forged during more than a decade of war, ...

Feeling Heat From Gingrich, Romney Enters Attack Mode

New York Times -
ORLANDO, Fla. - He drinks milk, not beer, and his vocabulary includes “gee” and “darn,” but Mitt Romney is being forced by increasingly tenuous political circumstances to show his mean guy.

Can Demi Moore really be suffering from exhaustion?

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Hey, stargazer. Don't hide your hunger for the latest in pop culture, TV, movies, music and celebrities, on the show and beyond.

Apple iPhone 5 Features Larger Screen: Report

eWeek -
Apple's iPhone 5 will feature a 4-inch screen and a different casing from the iPhone 4, according to a new report from the blog 9to5Mac.

President Takes His Economic Message on the Road

New York Times -
CHANDLER, Ariz. - Fresh from a State of the Union address he used to make his case for re-election, President Obama took to the road on Wednesday to build support for his economic message of fairness, calling for Congress to eliminate tax deductions ...

Egyptians Show Mix of Jubilation, Anger to Mark Anniversary

Wall Street Journal -
By CHARLES LEVINSON and MATT BRADLEY SHOW OF FORCE: Demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday carry an obelisk bearing the names of people who were killed during the conflict that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

Soldiers oust Papua New Guinea defence chief

BBC News -
Soldiers in Papua New Guinea say they have taken control of the military and ousted the defence chief, reports say. The apparent mutiny, involving 12-20 soldiers, took place early in the morning in Port Moresby, Australian media and officials said.

Palestinians and Israelis Don't Agree on New Talks

New York Times -
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said Wednesday that a round of exploratory discussions with Israel under Jordanian auspices had ended.

Wisconsin's Walker touts job creation as hecklers mar speech

Reuters -
By Brendan O'Brien | MADISON (Reuters) - Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker, whose tumultuous first year in office saw partisan budget battles, massive street protests and a statewide recall effort against him, focused on job creation and ...

Death Row Inmate Writes Taunting Letter About Life of Leisure

ABC News -
A convicted murderer on death row in North Carolina wrote a taunting letter to his hometown newspaper about his life of "leisure" in prison and making a mockery of the legal system.

Giffords says farewell to Congress

Houston Chronicle -
By Sharanya Shankar Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., assisted by her chief of staff, Pia Carusone, on Wednesday leaves her office on Capitol Hill for the last time as a member of Congress.

PRECIOUS-Gold rises to 6-week high on Fed rate vow

Reuters -
* Gold to gain further to $1736 -technicals * Coming Up: US weekly jobless claims; 1300 GMT (Updates prices, adds quotes) By Lewa Pardomuan SINGAPORE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Gold jumped to its strongest in more than a month in choppy trade on Thursday ...

Is Amazon About to Raise the Stakes Against Netflix?

DailyFinance -
By Evan Niu (TMFNewCow), The Motley Fool Posted 11:10PM 01/25/12 Investing At $79 a pop per year, Amazon Prime is a steal. Maybe even a little too good.

JC Penney gets rid of hundreds of sales

Dayton Daily News -
This catalog cover provided by JC Penny, shows the February, 2012 catalog. Penney said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, that it is getting rid of the hundreds of sales it offers each year in favor of a simpler approach to pricing.

On the road, Obama pushes plan to boost manufacturing

Los Angeles Times -
By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau President Obama tried to give new hope to factory workers Wednesday as he promoted his plan to revive US manufacturing, an anchor of the economic blueprint he sketched in his State of the ...

Bachmann back in race -- for her seat in Congress

Minneapolis Star Tribune -
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for President Obama's State of the Union address. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press WASHINGTON - Emerging from a failed presidential campaign, Minnesota Republican ...

Politics of Romney's tithing: generous philanthropy or dogmatic Mormonism?

Christian Science Monitor -
The strength of Romney's religious conviction now has a dollar sign attached to it. Will his tithing invigorate the unease that many Americans feel toward the Mormon church?

Illinois Democrats might be tempted to cross over in March

Chicago Sun-Times -
By MARK BROWN mbrown@suntimes.com January 25, 2012 9:56PM As someone who normally votes for Democrats, I've been following the battle for the Republican presidential nomination with a mixture of detachment and indifference.

HP plans to release WebOS software by September

San Francisco Chronicle -
Hewlett-Packard plans to release its WebOS mobile operating system as open-source software by September, relying on the same approach to licensing that Google Inc. uses with Android.

Experts: Google privacy shift will have greater impact on Android users

Washington Post -
Google doesn't make much money from its Android phones, but chief executive Larry Page recently vowed in an earnings call that that was about to change.

AT&T to offer Nokia Lumia 900 for $100 on March 18

CNET -
by Marguerite Reardon January 25, 2012 10:58 AM PST Follow @maggie_reardon Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, and AT&T mobility chief Ralph de la Vega show off Nokia's new Lumia 900.

Oscars voting to go electronic

New York Daily News -
AP LOS ANGELES - Potential Oscar winners will now be a click away from winning a trophy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that it has partnered with a company to develop an electronic voting system for next year's ...

'Touch' premiere recap: Destiny's child

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com -
By Vicki Hyman/The Star-Ledger FOXMartin (Kiefer Sutherland) tries to connect with his son Jake (David Mazouz) in "Touch," the Fox drama that premiered tonight.

Oscar-nominated role was on Glenn Close's mind for decades

Chicago Sun-Times -
BY LAURA EMERICk Staff Reporter lemerick@suntimes.com January 25, 2012 8:16PM In the film “Albert Nobbs,” opening Friday, Glenn Close plays the title role of a Victorian-era woman masquerading as a man.

Federer and Nadal to Meet in Australian Open Semifinals

New York Times -
MELBOURNE, Australia - It was killing Roger Federer the last time he played Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open. Now after a day and night when both champions were in classic form, Federer will get his rematch.

Clippers-Lakers Preview

ESPN -
AccuScore has powered more than 10000 simulations for every NBA game for ESPN.com, each simulated one play at a time and minimum of 10000 times.

Tanzania's Hadza group sheds light on ancient social networks

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Los Angeles Times -
The Hadza, who live primitively in Tanzania, have social networks similar to modern ones. People prefer the company of those with attitudes similar to their own, a study finds.

New two-million degree laser could unlock the secrets of the universe

The State Column -
That is temperature produced by a new laser beam, according to the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Federal study of Morgellons yields no answers

CBS News -
ATLANTA - Imagine having the feeling that tiny bugs are crawling on your body, that you have oozing sores and mysterious fibers sprouting from your skin.

Studies show men are more likely to experience slight memory loss than women ...

ABC News -
Men more than women are at higher risk of developing mild memory loss, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology.

Avastin may be helpful in earlier-stage breast cancers [Updated]

Los Angeles Times -
Use of Avastin for treating breast cancer that has spread was revoked by the Food and Drug Administration in November due to evidence that the drug did not extend survival.

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