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Rare sight: president walks halls of Congress
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
(01-27) 17:07 PST Washington - -- It's a rare sight in Washington to see the president walking the halls of the Congress, stopping to talk to reporters in the usual hallway haunts, and rarer still to see him meet with the opposition party to hear their ...
Obama Visits Capitol to Press Republicans on Stimulus Plan New York Times
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New York Daily News
Man Kills His Wife and 5 Children
New York Times - 4 hours ago
By REBECCA CATHCART and RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD LOS ANGELES - A man shot and killed his wife and five young children before taking his own life Tuesday, apparently out of despair after the couple lost their jobs at a hospital, the police and city officials ...
LA man upset over job kills wife, 5 kids, himself Boston Globe
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Israel responds to bombing with air attack
United Press International - 49 minutes ago
Members of Hamas security forces inspect the remains of spent ammunition and unexploded bombs, fired by Israeli warplanes during Israel's 22-day offensive, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on January 26, 2009.
UN council urged to look at Israel's conduct in Gaza Reuters
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Boston Globe
Gates Seeks to Improve Battlefield Trauma Care in Afghanistan
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By THOM SHANKER WASHINGTON - In Iraq, wounded American troops are treated at a well-equipped field hospital within one hour, regardless of where they were fighting or how bad the battle.
Taliban say Guantanamo closure "positive step" Reuters
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Washington Post
Two more plead guilty in US to aiding Tamil Tigers
Reuters - 2 hours ago
NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Two more men accused of conspiring to provide material support to Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebel group on Tuesday pleaded guilty on the eve of their trial in US District Court.
Rebels lose last key town to Sri Lankan troops The Associated Press
UN Staff and Hospital Under Fire in Sri Lanka New York Times
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Washington Post
Fiji rejects Pacific Islands Forum's further sanctions demand
Xinhua - 1 hour ago
WELLINGTON, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Fiji on Tuesday rejected the need for further sanctions, saying the country was not in crisis and was determined to complete electoral reform before holding elections.
Pacific Leaders Tell Fiji to Hold Elections or Face Sanctions Bloomberg
Fiji given until May 1 to announce election date Radio Australia
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Senate panel backs $522 billion package for stimulus
Reuters - 49 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved a roughly $522 billion package of tax breaks and spending aimed at spurring economic and job growth to reverse the downward spiral of the economy.
Senate Panel Adds $70 Billion Tax Relief to Stimulus Bloomberg
Home Brew Bill Placement Frustrates Sponsor KCPW
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Lawmakers Hear Blagojevich Tapes
New York Times - 3 hours ago
Stephen Chernin/AP Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois appeared on the television program "The Early Show" on Tuesday. By MONICA DAVEY SPRINGFIELD, Ill.
Blagojevich continues media tour as trial proceeds CNN
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Washington Post
House passes act to make pay-discrimination suits easier
CNN - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would make suing for pay discrimination easier by altering a time limit on such suits.
Congress Relaxes Rules on Suits Over Pay Inequity New York Times
Congress clears wage bill for first Obama signature Reuters
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Yahoo chief executive brushes aside talk of selling company
guardian.co.uk - 1 hour ago
The new boss of Yahoo brushed aside talk of selling the business as the struggling Silicon Valley internet empire slumped $303m into the red for the final quarter of 2008.
Yahoo expects rough 1Q, slow start for new CEO The Associated Press
Bartz wants Yahoo whole, not sold as piece parts CNET News
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'Bad Bank' Talk Could Move Stocks Wednesday
Forbes - 2 hours ago
Stocks coasted higher for a second straight session in New York on Tuesday amid lukewarm corporate earnings and weak economic reports.
Fed to modify troubled mortgages CNNMoney.com
Fed struggles to find new ways to revive growth Channel News Asia
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ABC News
Target announces Mainland layoffs
Bizjournals.com - 1 hour ago
Target Corp., which is opening three stores in Hawaii this year, on Tuesday announced it's cutting 1000 jobs at its Minneapolis headquarters and closing a distribution center.
Target to Cut 9% of Headquarters Jobs, Shut Distribution Center Bloomberg
Target to cut 1000 HQ positions Financial Times
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How podcasts work with iPhone 2.2 and iTunes
Ars Technica - 4 hours ago
Read here for everything you wanted to know about the iPhone 2.2 software update's new podcasting features but were afraid to ask.
CameraBag: Instant iPhone photo processing Slippery Brick
Boobs And Booty Banned From The App Store TechCrunch
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San Francisco Chronicle
Amazon gets ready for second-generation Kindle
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY Get ready for the next chapter. Tech analysts expect Amazon.com (AMZN) to open the cover on Kindle 2, the second generation of its groundbreaking electronic reader.
Report: Amazon to Launch New Kindle on Feb 9th PC World
How Amazon.com could screw up eBooks Computerworld
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Big Blue iPod boss cleared for Cupertino landing
Register - 54 minutes ago
Apple announced today that Mark Papermaster will (finally) begin his new career at Apple on April 24th, assuming the lofty title of Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering.
Papermaster Settlement: Apple Innovations May Require IBM's Okay InformationWeek
IBM Clears Papermaster to Work at Apple PC Magazine
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Rabbit is gone: writer John Updike dies
Reuters - 32 minutes ago
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - John Updike, a leading writer of his generation who chronicled the drama of small-town American life with flowing and vivid prose, wit and a frank eye for sex, died on Tuesday of lung cancer.
Required reading: The essential John Updike USA Today
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E! Online
Police Reveal Details of John Travolta Extortion Plot
People Magazine - 2 hours ago
By Siobhan Morrissey A paramedic allegedly tried to extort $25 million from John Travolta with a nearly worthless weapon: a medical document that was irrelevant to the death of the actor's son, authorities in the Bahamas say.
Ambulance Ride at Center of Alleged Travolta Extortion Plot? E! Online
Details in Mystery Travolta Extortion Doc TMZ.com
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Phil Stacey Blog: my Jacksonville home
Los Angeles Times - 34 minutes ago
Tonight was a special night for me, since I once represented Jacksonville on American Idol. In fact, I sang “Let’s Get It On”….
American Idol 8: Jacksonville Auditions, Live Thoughts BuddyTV
'American Idol' heads to Jacksonville Baltimore Sun
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Boston Globe
Veteran wideout Ward is Steelers' leader, answer man
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Matthew Emmons, US Presswire By Skip Wood, USA TODAY TAMPA - Since arriving here with his team two days ago for Super Bowl XLIII, Hines Ward has unwittingly or not become something of an elder statesman - and de facto spokesman - for the Pittsburgh ...
Steelers Know What to Expect: The Unexpected New York Times
Steelers running back Jerome Bettis in new role at Super Bowl The Canadian Press
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Washington Post
Repeated concussions lead to severe brain disease, study shows
Los Angeles Times - 39 minutes ago
Researchers examining the brains of six deceased former NFL players find similar degeneration. All suffered emotional problems after their playing days, often culminating in drug abuse or suicide.
New Sign of Brain Damage in NFL New York Times
Another ex-player dies young with brain damage The Associated Press
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InsideTheIvy.com (subscription)
Joe Torre's book filled with bitterness about time spent with Yankees
The Canadian Press - 2 hours ago
NEW YORK - He's gone from Clueless Joe to Champion Joe and now to Bitter Joe. Joe Torre paints a vivid portrait of the decline and fall of the New York Yankees in his new book, revealing an angry side rarely on display during his dozen years in the ...
A-Rod not hurt by Torre comments Salt Lake Tribune
Torre: I'm Comfortable With the Book NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
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The Associated Press
FDA: Peanut processor found salmonella, shipped anyway
USA Today - 38 minutes ago
By Elizabeth Weise and Julie Schmit, USA TODAY The government Tuesday accused the peanut butter manufacturer tied to a nationwide salmonella outbreak of shipping products in 2007 and 2008 after internal tests found bacterial contamination, ...
Factory Knowingly Sent Contaminated Peanut Butter, Officials Say Washington Post
Making sense of peanut butter recall San Jose Mercury News
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CTV British Columbia
8 is plenty: Mother gives birth to octuplets
The Associated Press - 40 minutes ago
BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) - Just think: eight cribs, eight highchairs, eight strollers (or maybe four double-strollers), and far too many dirty diapers to count.
Doctors initially believed the woman was carrying seven fetuses CNN
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Current World News
Childhood Cancer Survivors Skip Breast Screenings
WebMD - 2 hours ago
By Kelli Miller Stacy Jan. 27, 2009 -- Women who underwent chest radiation therapy for a childhood cancer have a significantly higher risk for developing breast cancer at a younger age.
Childhood cancer survivors miss needed mammograms Reuters
Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Mammograms Washington Post
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Obama sends clear signal via Arab TV
Financial Times - 1 hour ago
By Roula Khalaf in London and Edward Luce in Washington Barack Obama has given his first television interview as US president to a Saudi-backed channel, reinforcing his message to the Muslim and Arab worlds that "Americans are not your enemy".
On Arab TV Network, Obama Urges Dialogue New York Times
Obama says ready to talk to Iran Reuters
Christian Science Monitor - International Herald Tribune - The Associated Press - Atlantic Online
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ABC News
Geithner Sets Limits on Lobbying for Bailout Money
New York Times - 5 hours ago
Timothy Geithner at his swearing-in on Monday. The new Treasury secretary took steps Tuesday to block lobbying on the bailout program by its beneficiaries.
Treasury to restrict lobbying on bailout funds Reuters
Geithner sworn in as US Treasury secretary International Herald Tribune
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Drawing Fire on Immigration, Gillibrand Reaches Out
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By KIRK SEMPLE During her one term in Congress representing a largely rural, traditionally Republican district, Kirsten E. Gillibrand was on safe political ground adopting a tough stance against illegal immigration.
In New York, politics is often a family affair Newsday
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