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Emanuel's Campaign Had Connections to Power

New York Times - Dan Mihalopoulos, Hunter Clauss - ‎26 minutes ago‎
When Thomas L. Kilbride, the chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, studied the legal briefs in the case over Rahm Emanuel's eligibility to run for mayor, the name of one lawyer involved in the residency ...
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Cables Show How US Balanced Tack on Egypt

New York Times - Mark Landler, Andrew W. Lehren - ‎33 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - It was Hillary Rodham Clinton's first meeting as secretary of state with President Hosni Mubarak, in March 2009, and the Egyptians had an odd request: Mrs.
BBC News - Voice of America - Los Angeles Times - The Associated Press

At last, Obama addresses Egypt protests – on YouTube

Christian Science Monitor - Linda Feldmann - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Thursday, at his third YouTube forum, President Obama spoke for the first time about the anti-government protests in Egypt, and finally gave a detailed answer to legalizing marijuana.
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Charlie Sheen Treated for Hernia -- No OD - ‎1 hour ago‎
Charlie Sheen suffered a hiatal hernia in his stomach -- not an overdose -- and it may have triggered the 911 call that landed Charlie in the hospital.

US missionary killed in Mexico was aware of danger

San Antonio Express - Jason Buch, Julie Domel - ‎23 minutes ago‎
The couple worked for 30 years planning churches in northeastern Mexico, and while touring the US churches that supported them last year they talked about the dangers of working in a country torn by cartel violence.

Jeff Fisher out as Titans' coach

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Owner Bud Adams reverses course after announcing three weeks ago that Fisher would remain with Tennessee for the final year of his contract.

On the Call: AT&T CEO on 2011 outlook

BusinessWeek - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP AT&T Inc. is facing competition for iPhone customers for the first time, starting on Feb. 10, when Verizon Wireless starts selling Apple's phone.

LinkedIn not as profitable as Facebook

MarketWatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
By MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - LinkedIn Corp. has always touted itself as a more exclusive club for business professionals - hinting strongly that its model was more lucrative than the teenage gossip and band demos at peers like Facebook ...

Stress among college freshmen is easy to detect -- if you're looking

Los Angeles Times - Mary Forgione - ‎36 minutes ago‎
We now know that more college freshmen are reporting high levels of stress -- they've told us so. And this could be a warning sign of bigger problems down the road.

Love stories a reprieve from darkness at Sundance

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎28 minutes ago‎
(01-27) 04:00 PST PARK CITY, Utah -- Watching two movies in a row in which adolescent girls cut their bodies with a razor was a reminder of all the dark places the Sundance Film Festival takes you.

Yao voted West's starting center for All-Star Game

Houston Chronicle - Jonathan Feigen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rockets center Yao Ming has been voted in as the All-Star starter in eight of his nine NBA seasons. Yao Ming's stress fracture and ankle surgery ended his season and could end his career, but could not keep him from being voted in as ...

Microsoft profits fall, but Xbox and Kinect profits rocket

The Guardian - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Microsoft saw its quarterly operating profits fall by 4% even while revenues grew by 5% to $19.9bn, boosted by huge sales of its Xbox games console and Kinect controller.

Fan favorite Daly thrives at Torrey Pines one year on

Reuters - Mike Blake - ‎10 minutes ago‎
US golfer John Daly smokes a cigarette as he warms up on the putting green at Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego, California January 26, 2011.

Financial crisis panel finds many at fault

Los Angeles Times - Jim Puzzanghera - ‎1 hour ago‎
The commission investigating the near-meltdown points fingers at homeowners, corporate executives and government regulators. 'The crisis was the result of human action and inaction,' its majority report says.

Canada urges Yemen to allow 'freedom of expression'

AFP - ‎47 minutes ago‎
OTTAWA - Canada called Thursday on Yemen to allow "freedom of expression" and to respond peacefully to demonstrations rocking the Arab world's poorest nation.

Former reporter Carney next White House spokesman

Reuters - Jeff Mason, Steve Holland - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Time Magazine reporter Jay Carney will become President Barack Obama's new top spokesman, White House officials said, rounding out a staff shake-up spurred by Democratic losses in last ...

Signs of tension everywhere in downtown Tunis

Toronto Star - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Thousands of Tunisians continue their demonstrations on Avenue Habib Bourghiba on January 25, 2011 in Tunis, Tunisia. The government square has become a makeshift camp as protestors defy the emergency curfew and sleep on the floor.

Universal Studios chief will be in the hot seat as Comcast takes over

Los Angeles Times - Claudia Eller, Ben Fritz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ron Meyer is Hollywood's longest surviving studio head. But his new boss, NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke, has shown that he's not timid about making changes.

Nikkei weaker as banks drag on S&P downgrade

Reuters - Ayai Tomisawa - ‎13 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average fell on Friday, hit by investor aversion to financial stocks after Standard & Poor's cut Japan's sovereign debt rating the previous day.

City Digs Out Following 19" Snowfall

NY1 - ‎1 hour ago‎
The eighth-largest winter storm in New York City history left parts of the city under 19 inches of snow Thursday, forcing public schools to close for the day as city workers pushed to clear the streets.

Gay rights activist murdered in Uganda

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
PETER CAVE: One of Uganda's most high profile gay rights activists has been bludgeoned to death in his home just weeks after winning a court victory over a tabloid that called for homosexuals to be killed.

Alaska promises release of Palin emails by May 31

Reuters - Kena Betancur, Steve Gorman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin speaks to reporters at a storage area containing supplies for shelters run by Samaritan's Purse, a charity associated with the ministries of US evangelist Billy Graham, in Cabaret December 12, 2010.

Sony Reveals New Hand-Held Device and PlayStation Games for Phones

New York Times - Hiroko Tabuchi - ‎59 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - Sony will start selling a new hand-held game device by the end of the year and will offer its PlayStation games on a range of portable devices, including smartphones, the company said on Thursday.

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