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Post office wants to end Saturday mail, but will it happen?

Kansas City Star - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Saturday minus a visit from the mailman? Don't fret just yet - assuming that break in routine would even make much of a difference to most Americans.
So much for Saturday with the US Postal Service
Twin Cities customers mostly indifferent to dropped Saturday mail service
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Tunisia Moves to Contain Fallout After Opposition Figure Is Assassinated

New York Times - ‎42 minutes ago‎
TUNIS - Tunisian officials moved quickly on Wednesday to contain the political fallout after a leading opposition figure was assassinated outside his home, announcing that they would dissolve the Islamist-led government and calling for a national unity ...
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Obama Chooses REI Executive to Lead Interior Dept.

New York Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Wednesday nominated Sally Jewell, the chief executive of Recreational Equipment Inc., to lead the Interior Department, with a vow that she will balance the agency's sometimes conflicting mandates to promote resource ...
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Liborious Route to Salvation for RBS

Wall Street Journal - ‎12 minutes ago‎
For a bank that has just been fined $610 million, Royal Bank of Scotland emerges from the Libor scandal about as well as shareholders can have dared hope.
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Signing Day: Ole Miss Muscles in on Power Programs

ABC News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Alabama. Ohio State. Michigan. Florida. Notre Dame. Mississippi? Ole Miss muscled in on the powerhouses that usually dominate national signing day, landing some of the most sought-after prospects in the country on college football's annual ...
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Tsunami wrecks Solomon Island towns

CBS News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of about 5 feet that damaged dozens of homes and left four people missing -- and presumed dead -- in the South Pacific island chain Wednesday, February 5, 2013.
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French battle Mali Islamists as Tuareg problem looms

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Cheikh Diouara. KIDAL, Mali | Wed Feb 6, 2013 2:45pm EST. KIDAL, Mali (Reuters) - French and Malian troops are fighting Islamist rebels in the Sahara outside northern Mali's biggest town, France's defense minister said on Wednesday, describing the ...
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European Parliament chief backs Burgas findings

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎1 hour ago‎
(JTA) -- European Parliament President Martin Schulz said the parties blamed by Bulgaria for a deadly bus bombing in Burgas last year should be “brought to justice.
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Arias' Boyfriend Had 'Bill Clinton' View...

ABC News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Accused murderer Jodi Arias testified today that her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, had a "Bill Clinton view of sex" because Alexander was eager for oral and anal sex to get around Mormon church rules against premarital sex.
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Boy Scouts Will Postpone a Decision on Admitting Gays

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
IRVING, Tex. - The Boy Scouts of America, which reconfirmed last summer its policy banning openly gay people from participation, then said last week it was reconsidering the ban, said on Wednesday that it would postpone a decision once more, until May, ...
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Denver shooting: 3 people — including 2 children — found dead in home in ...

New York Daily News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Two children and a woman were shot and killed Wednesday morning in a possible murder-suicide at a Denver home. A third child was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries sustained during the shooting incident, according to KDVR-TV.
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Potentially dangerous blizzard forecast for New England after run of paltry winter ...

Washington Post - ‎37 minutes ago‎
CONCORD, N.H. - A blizzard heading to New England could make travel nearly impossible and dump up to 2 feet of snow on a region that has seen mostly bare ground this winter.
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Safety Board Says Lithium Batteries Are Not Necessarily Unsafe

New York Times - ‎45 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The lithium-ion batteries used to power the electrical systems on Boeing's 787 are not necessarily unsafe, the nation's top safety investigator said Wednesday, but manufacturers need to build in reliable safeguards.
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Next Xbox May Not Play Used Games

Mashable - ‎1 hour ago‎
Will the days of taking your video game to a friend's house or trading it in for another soon be over? Edge magazine has posted a report indicating Microsoft could be moving forward with an Internet-based business model for its next Xbox game console, which ...
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CDW Joins Chromebook Crusade

28 minutes ago
Written by
Thomas Claburn
Slowly but surely, Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks manufactured by its hardware partners are finding fans. The latest sign that momentum is building comes from CDW, which sells technology to the business, government, education, and ...
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Yahoo reveals 'non-exclusive' ads deal with Google

ZDNet - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Summary: Yahoo is now looking towards what might have been seen as an unlikely source (before today) for online advertising: Google.
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Twitter's Vine App Gets 17+ Rating After Porn Controversy

PC Magazine - ‎7 hours ago‎
Video-sharing app Vine is no longer a platform for pre-teen antics; it has now been slapped with a 17+ rating. The iOS app received an update to versions 1.0.5 on Wednesday.
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Beyonce, Destiny's Child Album Sales Up 197% After Super Bowl

Billboard - ‎16 minutes ago‎
While the Super Bowl happened on the final day (Feb. 3) of the most recent Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking week, the game's halftime performer -- Beyonce -- still sees some mighty sales gains on the charts.
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Recap: US wilt under heat, pressure in 2-1 loss to Honduras

Yahoo! Sports - ‎17 minutes ago‎
For all of four minutes on Thursday, the US national team basked in the San Pedro Sula heat and the best start to the Hexagonal round of CONACAF World Cup qualifying they could imagine.
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Giants release Ahmad Bradshaw

ESPN - ‎29 minutes ago‎
After releasing linebacker Michael Boley the day before, the Giants cut their starting running back and starting defensive tackle as they try to create more cap space while also moving in a different direction after a 9-7 season in which the 2011 Super Bowl ...
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Lampard helps England defeat Brazil - ‎1 hour ago‎
Luiz Felipe Scolari made an unsuccessful return as Brazil coach on Wednesday as a 23-year unbeaten record against England ended with a 2-1 loss at Wembley Stadium.
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Earth-Like Planets May Be 'Next Door' in Milky Way

ABC News
56 minutes ago
Written by
Ned Potter
You may look out on a starry night and get a lonely feeling, but astronomers now say our Milky Way galaxy may be thick with planets much like Earth -- perhaps 4.5 billion of them, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
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British researchers say their new Antarctic base can slide across ice on hydraulic ...

Fox News - ‎5 hours ago‎
LONDON - British researchers have unveiled a futuristic Antarctic research base that can move, sliding across the frozen surface to beat the shifting ice and pounding snow that doomed its predecessors.
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Death throes of a massive star burp up 10 Jupiters worth of gas

Ars Technica
31 minutes ago
Written by
Matthew Francis
Infrared image of one of the biggest, brightest stars known: the Pistol Star. Known as a luminous blue variable, this type of star ends its life as a supernova.
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Study: Smog may lead to low birth weight - ‎55 minutes ago‎
The Environmental Protection Agency is postponing an announcement Wednesday on whether it plans to tighten federal air quality requirements for smog.
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More People Are Dying At Home And In Hospice, But They Are Also Getting ...

Forbes - ‎2 hours ago‎
More people over 65 are dying in hospice care and fewer are dying in hospitals. But this good news is tempered by a very different story.