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Gingrich delivers on 'wild and wooly' vow

Washington Post -
SARASOTA, Fla., - In a cavernous airplane hangar, an emcee warmed up a restless crowd. “If you're going to take on the establishment, you can't be mamby pamby .
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Spencer, Plummer win supporting SAG trophies

By Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY 9:34:TNT trots out Dallas stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman (complete with white cowboy hat) to present the TV drama ensemble prize.

Occupy Oakland arrests may top 400; City Hall vandalized

Los Angeles Times -
Saturday's daylong protest was the most contentious since authorities dismantled the Occupy Oakland encampment late last year.

Florida highway smashes kill 10 people

Reuters -
By Barbara Liston | ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Ten people died and at least 18 were injured in a series of accidents before dawn Sunday near Gainesville after smoke and fog reduced visibility on the main interstate highway, police said.

Men's rankings unchanged at top after Australian Open; in contrast to women's ...

Washington Post -
MELBOURNE, Australia - The status quo has been maintained at the top of the men's rankings after Novak Djokovic's dramatic win over Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, unlike the situation on the women's tour.

Syria Targets Rebels Based in Suburbs of Damascus

New York Times -
DAMASCUS, Syria - Facing a growing threat on the doorstep of its capital city, the Syrian government struck out at its opponents in the rebellious eastern suburbs on Sunday, sending soldiers, tanks and armored vehicles to vanquish pockets of rebel ...

Jury finds Afghan family guilty in honor killings

The Associated Press -
KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) - A jury on Sunday found three members of an Afghan family guilty of killing three teenage sisters and another woman in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor," ...

Sarkozy announces French financial transaction tax

BBC News -
The 0.1% levy will be introduced in August regardless of whether other European countries follow suit. The tax is part of a package of measures set out by the president to promote growth and create jobs.

African Union Summit Ends Monday

Voice of America -
January 29, 2012 African Union Summit Ends Monday Peter Clottey An official with the African Union (AU) says heads of state and government will make a decision today (Monday) on expediting an agreement to enhance commerce and trade among African ...

Hamas chief calls for "solid relationship" with Jordan

Xinhua -
AMMAN, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said here Sunday that the movement is keen on building a "solid relationship" with Jordan.

Oakland to Assess Damage After Occupy Protests

ABC News -
For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland's streets for occasional marches that bore little resemblance to the headline-grabbing Occupy demonstrations of last fall.

5 found dead in Alabama home

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Five people were found dead Sunday at a home in Birmingham, Alabama, by officers responding to a report of a robbery in progress, police said.

Facebook Readies IPO Filing

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Wall Street Journal -
By SHAYNDI RAICE and RANDALL SMITH Facebook is close to picking Morgan Stanley as the lead underwriter for its initial public offering, a significant step toward what is likely to be one of the biggest-ever US public debuts.

Germany Warns Greece on Aid Funds

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Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain Coming to Tampa on Monday -
The GOP presidential candidate and former House Speaker will attend a 1 pm grassroots rally at Tampa Jet Center. By Jason Bartolone Gingrich will be at Tampa Jet Center, 4751 Jim Walter Blvd.

Trillions in tax cuts

Washington Post -
THE REPUBLICAN presidential candidates claim to abhor debt, yet propose tax cuts that would add trillions more. Yes, trillions. The case for continuing the George W. Bush tax cuts, at a cost of $3.7 trillion over 10 years (including interest), ...

Democrats prime recruits to try to take back the House

By Deirdre Walsh, CNN Senior Congressional Producer (CNN) -- Just 15 months after taking a thumping in the 2010 midterm elections, House Democrats have seized on the current anti-Washington fervor and are confident they can win the 25 seats they need ...

New anti-Obama themes: 'European socialism' and 'Saul Alinsky' -
By ROBIN ABCARIAN ORLANDO, Fla. -- In 2008, Barack Obama's opponents worked hard to raise suspicions about the Illinois US senator with the funny name and unusual background.

In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

New York Times -
The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarded straws.

'The Grey' is gold for Neeson -
By JOE FLINT LOS ANGELES -- With an estimated $20 million opening weekend under his belt, Liam Neeson has secured his status as the thinking man's action star.

Sneak a Peek at New Seasons of Game of Thrones and True Blood!

E! Online (blog) -
HBO, ever the gracious network, decided to gift two huge fantasy fanbases tonight with trailers for the new seasons of Game of Thrones and True Blood.

Mary Tyler Moore's Life Achievement Honored at SAG Awards

People Magazine -
By Alison Schwartz Before she was a household name, Mary Tyler Moore was just another 18-year-old actress trying to make a name for herself in the industry - which meant finding a name that wasn't already registered with the Screen Actors Guild.

2012 Sundance Film Festival Winners: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', 'Surrogate ...

AceShowbiz -
Other winners at the annual film festival include drug war documentary 'The House I Live In', a singer's life story 'Searching for Sugar Man' and millionaire family doc 'The Queen of Versailles'.

Katy Perry Debuts Light-Blue Locks In Vegas -
By Rebecca Thomas Katy Perry is feeling a little less blue these days. The pop star began rocking an electric-blue bob not long after news broke that husband Russell Brand had filed for divorce late last year.

Back With Patriots, Branch Returns to Familiar Stage

New York Times -
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - As Deion Branch prepares to play in his third Super Bowl, he has a very specific to-do list that has nothing to do with the Giants.

Pro Bowl 2012 Halftime Score: Tremendously Consequential Clash Tied At Half, 28-28

SB Nation -
If you're one of the nine people on the face of the Earth watching the Pro Bowl and hoping for a close game in Honolulu, the halftime score of the game should be good news: the AFC and NFC all-star teams are tied at 28-28 after two quarters of play.

Heat Elude the Bulls When Rose Falls Short

New York Times -
LeBron James scored 35 points, and the reigning NBA most valuable player, Derrick Rose, wasted two chances in the final 23 seconds as the host Miami Heat escaped with a 97-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

Snedeker wins a shocker at Torrey Pines

By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY SAN DIEGO - Sitting in the media center Sunday for a post-round interview, Brandt Snedeker had just started talking about falling a few strokes short and finishing second in the Farmers Insurance Open.

Teens send Lego man into near space

Sydney Morning Herald -
Two Canadian high school students launch a Lego man to an altitude of almost 25 kilometres above sea level. LOS ANGELES: Two Canadian high school students have launched a Lego man almost 25 kilometres above sea level - high enough to capture video of ...

Asian women see boost in estrogen when drinking coffee: Study

The State Column -
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health reported that Asian women who consume 200 milligrams of more of caffeine a day have higher estrogen levels than Asian women who do not consume caffeine.

CDC: Too few Americans getting screened for common cancers

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay The number of Americans being screened for colon, breast and cervical cancers still fall below national targets, federal health officials said Thursday.

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