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Obama Vowing to Push Health Overhaul in Address

New York Times - Katharine Q. Seelye - ‎32 minutes ago‎
The latest on President Obama, his administration and other news from Washington and around the nation. Join the discussion. With his legislative agenda stalled and unemployment stuck in double-digits, President Obama plans to ...

Steve Jobs Reveals New iPad Device

Wall Street Journal - Yukari Iwatani Kane - ‎1 hour ago‎
Steve Jobs took the stage Wednesday to sell the world on one of his biggest gambles since returning to Apple Inc. nearly 15 years ago: a multimedia tablet-style computer called the iPad.

London meeting to launch decisive year in Afghan war

Reuters - Myra MacDonald, Sayed Salahuddin - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Facing a make-or-break year in Afghanistan, ministers from some 60 countries meet on Thursday to hammer out a strategy to try to bring an end to the war.

Sri Lanka: Hopes and fears after election

CNN - Sara Sidner - ‎2 hours ago‎
Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- Sri Lanka has held its first presidential election since government forces put down a 26-year insurgency by Tamil Tiger rebels.

Haiti Pleads For Better Aid Effort, Survivor Found

New York Times - Joseph Guyler Delva, Lesley Wroughton - ‎13 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti appealed to foreign governments and charities on Wednesday to do more to help earthquake victims as rescuers pulled a teenage girl out of the rubble 15 days after her Port-au-Prince home collapsed around her.

Gideon Levy / Holocaust remembrance is a boon for Israeli propaganda

Ha'aretz - Gideon Levy - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Israel's bigwigs attacked at dawn on a wide front. The president in Germany, the prime minister with a giant entourage in Poland, the foreign minister in Hungary, his deputy in Slovakia, the culture minister in France, the information ...

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Politician John Edwards and wife separate

Reuters - Richard Cowan, Steve Holland - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, have separated following reports that he fathered a child with a woman who was a former campaign aide.

Senate Democrats press smaller jobs legislation

Washington Post - Andrew Taylor - ‎4 hours ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's allies in the Senate acknowledge they can't pass an $83 billion jobs package. Instead, they're making plans to advance a small, first piece of his jobs agenda next month: a tax credit for new ...

ACORN Antagonist Disowned By Conservatives

Baltimore Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Mark SilvaReporting from Washington Conservative activists backed away today from a young video-producer who was arrested with three others accused of posing as telephone repairmen in the New Orleans office of Louisiana's Sen. Mary Landrieu.

The Fed's Anti-Inflation Exit Strategy Will Fail

Wall Street Journal - Allan H. Meltzer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has explained his exit strategy to prevent future inflation. The Fed recently began to pay interest to banks on the reserves they hold in their vaults.
Video: Fed: No Change in Rates
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Customers Stand By Product, for Now

Wall Street Journal - Tamara Audi - ‎2 hours ago‎
EL MONTE, Calif.—A day after Toyota Motor Co. halted sales in North America of some models over safety concerns, some dealers were greeted by an odd reaction in their showrooms: customers who rallied to defend the automaker's integrity.

Geithner Survives to Fight Another Day

Wall Street Journal - David Wessel - ‎1 hour ago‎
In colonial America, suspected witches were dumped in vats of water until they drowned or confessed, in which case they were hanged.

Oracle CEO: About 1000 Layoffs Planned for Sun

ABC News - Jordan Robertson - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Oracle President Charles Phillips speaks at an Oracle and Sun strategy update event in Redwood City, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Oracle Corp.

China Ratchets Up Web Privacy Fight

Wall Street Journal - Sky Canaves - ‎7 hours ago‎
BEIJING—Chinese state-run media trumpeted comments by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates that played down China's Internet restrictions, as the government continued to ratchet up its rebuttal of recent US criticisms of its Web policies.

Study Offers an Insight Into Dinosaur Colors

New York Times - Carl Zimmer - ‎7 hours ago‎
What color were dinosaurs? Well, at least one of them had a feathered mohawk tail in a subdued palette of chestnut and white stripes.

'Ugly Betty' poll: Who should she end up with?

Entertainment Weekly - Mandi Bierly - ‎2 hours ago‎
By now, you've read the sad news that Ugly Betty's current season will be its last. If you want to debate whether ABC should have pulled the plug on the four-year-old show, Michael Ausiello is hosting that debate.
ABC cancels 'Ugly Betty' Chicago Tribune

Jay Leno Brushes off Digs From Conan O'Brien

ABC News - Alex Dobuzinskis, Jill Serjeant - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay Leno has brushed off digs from Conan O'Brien during NBC's late-night talk show wars, saying he regarded them as jokes and just part of the comedy business.

'American Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi: There was no Katy Perry feud

Reality TV World - Christopher Rocchio - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kara DioGuardi claims that viewers concerned that she feuded with guest judge Katy Perry during last night's American Idol broadcast have nothing to worry about.

With Arenas case, NBA's Stern could be walking tightrope on 2nd Amendment rights

Boston Herald - Adam Hanft - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Someone isn't just raining on David Stern's image parade, someone is threatening to shoot it up. Gilbert Arenas' gun-toting behavior, his fingers-cocked mockery of it and the recent charges against him are ...

Mickelson 'excited' about year, looking for Tiger's return

USA Today - Steve DiMeglio - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Chris Carlson, AP By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY SAN DIEGO - Golf's spotlight fell on Phil Mickelson on Wednesday as an overflow swarm of media gathered in the media center at the Farmers Insurance Open to greet him for the first time this year.

Bauman: Yankees reach budget limit

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The New York Yankees saying that a player costs too much money is a little like General Motors saying: "We're sorry; we seem to have run out of Chevrolets.

Increased patient cost-sharing may hurt elderly

Washington Post - Alicia Chang - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES -- Higher Medicare copays, sometimes just a few dollars more, led to fewer doctors visits and to more and longer hospital stays, a large new study reveals.

Boy Dies from H1N1 Swine Flu Virus

MyFox Memphis - ‎1 hour ago‎
Another Mid-South child has died after complications with the H1N1 swine flu. This time, it was a 12 year old boy. The death is the second in less than a week at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.

Health Buzz: Study Finds Flame-Retardant Chemical May Harm Fertility

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎5 hours ago‎
A new study suggests that flame-retardant chemicals called PBDEs, found in some items around the home, might be making it more difficult for women to get pregnant, HealthDay reports.

Thinking Happy Thoughts at Work

Wall Street Journal - Sue Shellenbarger - ‎Jan 26, 2010‎
Like many workers, Ivelisse Rivera, a physician at Community Health Center, Middletown, Conn., feels stressed-out by mounting workloads.

A Playland for Apps in a Tablet World

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎Jan 24, 2010‎
Apple's move to open up the iPhone to outside programmers in 2008 started a software-writing frenzy. Giant companies and bedroom tinkerers alike rushed to get their applications into the App Store and onto the phone's 3.5-inch touch ...

Scientists using selective temperature data, skeptics say

Vancouver Sun - ‎Jan 21, 2010‎
Two months after “climategate” cast doubt on some of the science behind global warming, new questions are being raised about the reliability of a key temperature database, used by the United Nations and climate change scientists as proof of recent ...

After 10 Years, Federal Money for Technology in Education

New York Times - Elizabeth Jensen - ‎Jan 24, 2010‎
More than a decade ago, Lawrence K. Grossman, former president of both NBC News and PBS, and Newton N. Minow, the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, were asked by several foundations to explore how nonprofits ...

Ben McGrath: The rise of the Tea Party movement.

New Yorker - Ben McGrath - ‎Jan 24, 2010‎
Liberals saw the activists as caricatures—mere tools of right-wing media figures like Glenn Beck. They were wrong. My first immersion in the social movement that helped take Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat away ...