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His replacement of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy means Democrats no longer have the 60 votes they need to avert a GOP filibuster.
With Scott Brown sworn into Senate, parties shift strategies Christian Science Monitor
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10 Americans face child-kidnapping charges in Haiti Los Angeles Times
Reuters - - 1 hour ago
(Reuters) - Republican Scott Brown's formal arrival in the US Senate on Thursday robbed Democrats of their crucial 60-vote supermajority and set the stage for a bitter November election fight for control of the 100-member chamber.
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By Al Goldis, AP By Kathy Kiely, USA TODAY Most political conventions are designed to showcase party unity, but the National Tea Party convention where Sarah Palin is to speak Saturday is sending a very different message.
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Wall Street Journal - - 47 minutes ago
CHICAGO—Two days after the nation's first midterm primary, Illinois Democrats are staggering into the young election season weakened by a contentious campaign, lukewarm support for their nominees and news their candidate for ...
Pat Quinn officially becomes the Democratic candidate for governor St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Voice of America - 2 hours ago
US President Barack Obama has sharply criticized an anti-gay bill in Uganda that would impose the death penalty in some cases. Other western governments and gay rights activists also have criticized the legislation.
BusinessWeek - - 3 hours ago
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Los Angeles Times - - 19 minutes ago
Toyota dealers resumed selling vehicles Thursday that were pulled from the sales lot to address sudden-acceleration problems as the automaker said lost sales and a series of related recalls would cost $2 billion.
Video: Toyota Faces Federal Probe Over Prius Brakes PBS News Hour
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Financial markets swooned Thursday amid rising fears of a government debt default in Europe, highlighting the seriousness of the challenges facing the euro currency as fiscally challenged countries like Greece, Portugal and Spain dig ...
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In another blow to Google's plan to create a giant digital library and bookstore, the Justice Department on Thursday said that a class-action settlement between the company and groups representing authors and publishers had significant ...
DOJ still troubled by Google's digital book deal Washington Post
Reuters - - 1 hour ago
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San Francisco Chronicle - - 34 minutes ago
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Four days after what critics described as Taylor Swift's "pitch-challenged" performance at the Grammy Awards, Kelly Clarkson has weighed in on the controversy after Swift's record label CEO criticized American Idol.
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AP AP Dr. Conrad Murray's arraignment on a charge of involuntary manslaughter is set for Friday but prosecutors, defense lawyers and police have been haggling over whether he should be arrested or allowed to turn himself in.
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ESPN - - 31 minutes ago
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Wall Street Journal - - 21 hours ago
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New York Times - - Feb 3, 2010
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In a vigorous, policy-laden debate, 'The Daily Show' host blasts Fox's 'panic attack' coverage of Obama and the economy.
Denver Post - - Jan 31, 2010
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CNN - - Feb 1, 2010
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