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Turkey: US Embassy bomber Ecevit Sanli had been imprisoned for terror ties

CBS News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET. ANKARA, Turkey The suicide bomber who struck the U.S. Embassy in Ankara spent several years in prison on terrorism charges but was released on probation after being diagnosed with a hunger strike-related brain disorder, ...
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President Claims Shooting as a Hobby, and the White House Offers Evidence

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - When President Obama mentioned last week that he had picked up a new hobby - skeet shooting at Camp David - it was a surprising disclosure by a president whose main identification with guns these days is his effort to ban assault ...
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Parcells, Sapp, Carter among 7 Hall inductees
43 minutes ago
Written by
Paul Newberry
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
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250000 user accounts attacked in Twitter security breach

Digital Trends
1 hour ago
Written by
Molly McHugh
In the same week that the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal suffered attacks, Twitter has also fallen victim to security threats.
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Sizzling Mickelson surges six ahead in Phoenix

Reuters - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Sat Feb 2, 2013 6:17pm EST. (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson continued his red-hot form as he stormed home with five birdies in his last six holes to stretch his lead to a commanding six shots after the third round of the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona on ...
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Timbuktu Gives France's President an Ecstatic Welcome

New York Times
31 minutes ago
Written by
Lydia Polgreen
TIMBUKTU, Mali - France's president, François Hollande, paid a triumphant visit to this ancient city on Saturday, receiving a rapturous welcome from thousands of people who gathered in a dusty square next to a 14th century mosque to dance, play drums ...
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Syrian opposition talks with Russia and Iran

Reuters UK - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Stephen Brown. MUNICH | Sat Feb 2, 2013 11:15pm GMT. MUNICH (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition leader met the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran on Saturday, opening a window to a possible breakthrough in efforts to ...
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Egypt's Government Apologizes After a Beating Is Televised

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
CAIRO - Egypt's Interior Ministry issued a rare apology on Saturday, a day after a group of its officers were seen beating a naked man two blocks from the palace of President Mohamed Morsi, an episode captured by television cameras and broadcast live ...
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As Ala. Standoff Drags on, Town Grieves Bus Driver

ABC News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
As the police standoff with an Alabama man accused of holding a 5-year-old boy hostage continued Saturday, a nearby community prepared to bury the beloved bus driver who was shot to death trying to protect children on his bus when the episode began ...
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South Florida groundhog says it's six more weeks of tourism. - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Punxsutawney Phil (aka Kevin Maloney of Hollywood) races to the water's edge at Hollywood Beach with city residents Diane Reynolds, left, and Karen Reid, after seeing his shadow at sunrise Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
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Obama proposal allows contraceptives to go under stand-alone insurance policy

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
CLARIFICATION: Earlier versions of this article said "federal courts" that have considered challenges from business owners opposed to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate have split their decisions, two granting injunctions and two denying.
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Conn. funeral directors recall horror of Newtown school shooting

USA TODAY - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The funeral services workers who had the grim job of preparing the children for burial in last month's Newtown shooting are still overwhelmed by it all.
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Dow at 14010: Market peak or new leg up?

USA TODAY - ‎10 hours ago‎
NEW YORK -- When it comes to big, round numbers with major investment significance, 14,000 is as big as it gets for the Dow Jones industrial average.
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Construction helps US gain 157K jobs

The Detroit News - ‎17 hours ago‎
Solid hiring in retail, construction, restaurants and hotels boosted the number of American jobs by 157,000 in January, but the jobless rate ticked up from 7.8 percent in December to 7.9 percent.
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Pent-Up Demand Helped Drive US Auto Sales Up 14% in January

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
The U.S. auto industry kicked off 2013 with rising car sales and strong demand for pickup trucks, signaling overall sales could bounce back this year to near pre-financial crisis levels.
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Google boss Schmidt labels China an 'IT menace'

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a new book to call China an Internet menace that backs cyber-crime for economic and political gain, reports say.
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Frank Ocean -- NOT Pressing Charges Against Chris Brown - ‎26 minutes ago‎
0202_frank_ocean2 Frank Ocean says he WILL NOT press charges against Chris Brown after last week's parking lot brawl. Frank wrote a post on his Tumblr page to explain his decision, saying, "As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me ...
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Oklahoma State stuns No. 1 Kansas for historic win

14 minutes ago
Written by
Scott Gleeson
Another No. 1 went down. Oklahoma State held on to pull off a huge upset, knocking off No. 1 Kansas 85-80 on Saturday, snapping the Jayhawks' nation-leading 18-game winning streak.
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Ex-Vikings star Carter headed to Hall of Fame

FS North - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Former Vikings star Cris Carter ranked second in receptions (1,101) and receiving touchdowns (130) when he retired from the NFL in 2002.
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Patrik Elias: Patrik Elias: Crosby embellished penalty - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Patrik Elias thinks that Sidney Crosby embellished to draw a holding penalty during Saturday's game. Elias spent two minutes in the sin bin as a result.
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2013 Hall of Fame

ESPN (blog) - ‎51 minutes ago‎
NEW ORLEANS -- Offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden became the first player drafted by the Ravens to be elected into the Hall of Fame. Ogden was voted into the Hall in his first year of eligibility.
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Chris Culliver to have sensitivity training, work with LGBT group

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chris Culliver, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback who made headlines with anti-gay remarks, will take sensitivity training and education classes after the Super Bowl.
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US Proposes to Protect Wolverines

New York Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
The federal Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Friday to give Endangered Species Act protections to the wolverine, one of the largest and hardiest members of the weasel family, largely because climate change is whittling away its wintry habitat in the ...
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NASA Videos Solar Eruption Aimed at Earth

Escapist Magazine - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Coronal Mass Ejection will shower earth with high speed solar particles in a few days. NASA has announced that they have detected a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun directed towards earth, an event in which millions of tons of solar material ...
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Iran accused of monkey business in space

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Iran's announcement that it had successfully sent a monkey into space has stirred questions on the internet, with people pointing to differences between official images of the primate before takeoff and after landing.
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Asteroid 2012 DA14 to Fly By Earth in 'Record Setting' Close Shave

Latinos Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Half the size of a football field, asteroid 2012 DA14 will give the Earth a "record-setting" close shave, passing closer to our planet than many satellites when it buzzes by later this month, NASA scientists announced.
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Super Bowl Calories: How Much Exercise It Would Take To Burn Off Those Snacks

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
Watching the Super Bowl is basically as American as celebrating Thanksgiving -- and we eat nearly as much. That's right, Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Turkey Day when it comes to stuffing ourselves silly.
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Victoria's Secret Mulls 'Survivor Bra'

ABC News - ‎Feb 1, 2013‎
Allana Maiden, a 27-year-old from Virginia whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, discovered the power of people who care on Thursday when she and her mother were given an audience with the giant fashion chain Victoria's Secret.