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Rick Santorum to win Missouri primary, CBS News projects

CBS News -
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will win the Missouri primary, CBS News projects throwing off the momentum of his GOP rival, Mitt Romney.
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California gay marriage ban struck down, appeals court cites equal rights

San Jose Mercury News -
By Howard Mintz By striking down California's ban on same-sex marriage, a divided federal appeals court on Tuesday became the first in the nation to conclude a state has no compelling social or legal justification for denying gay and lesbian couples ...

LA school at center of abuse case to get new staff

By William M. Welch, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES - School officials on Tuesday offered parents the opportunity to transfer their children out of Miramonte Elementary School, where the entire faculty and staff are being replaced to give the school a fresh ...

Skipping School and Work? They Just Felt Blue

New York Times -
Two days after their grueling season concluded with a tense victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, the Giants took a victory lap in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday.

Syria - No Libya play for the West

By Tim Lister, CNN (CNN) -- Amid growing outrage over civilian casualties in Syria, there are ever more urgent calls to aid -- or at least protect -- the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

Maldives Leader Quits After Protests; VP Sworn In

ABC News -
The first democratically elected president of the Maldives resigned Tuesday and was replaced by his vice president after the police and army clashed in the streets of the island nation amid protests over the arrest of a top judge.

Making Partnership Between Fatah and Hamas Work for U.S. and Israel: View

Bloomberg -
The news that the mainstream Palestinian group Fatah has agreed to form a unity government with the militantly Islamist Hamas may move some to dismay.

Susan Powell case called 'murder'

New York Daily News -
AP In this pool photo provided by the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept., an investigator walks through the garage area, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in the rubble of the home in Graham, Wash.

Pennsylvania Set to Allow Local Taxes On Shale Gas

New York Times -
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would authorize a tax on the shale gas industry and set uniform standards for development, changes that critics said would leave many municipalities with little control over ...

Republicans hear a political note in Chrysler ad

Kansas City Star -
By JAMES RAINEY LOS ANGELES -- Clint Eastwood has never been known as a man who had trouble making his meaning clear. So for many of those who were watching Sunday, the crusty, no-guff actor's Super Bowl ad delivered a plain message: America is staging ...

Xstrata Deal Revives M&A After Slowest Month Since 2009

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Xstrata Deal Revives M&A After Slowest Month Since 2009 Xstrata Deal Revives M&A After Slowest Month Since 2009 Adrian Moser/Bloomberg The entrance to the building housing the main offices of Xstrata Plc in Zug, Switzerland.

Disney's first-quarter profit up 12%

Los Angeles Times -
Theme parks, ESPN and the Disney Channel helped boost net income. But revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31 rose just 1%. Visitors to Walt Disney Co.

Proposed settlement with banks over foreclosure practices dealt a setback

Washington Post -
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman abruptly called off a news conference at which he could have provided a crucial endorsement of a proposed settlement with some of the nation's biggest banks over shoddy foreclosure practices.

Oil rises to near $99 after US crude supply drop

The Associated Press -
SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil prices rose to near $99 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after an unexpected drop in US crude supplies suggested demand is improving.

Democrats Court Big Donor for PAC

Wall Street Journal -
By BRODY MULLINS, ERICA ORDEN and CAROL E. LEE President Barack Obama is looking for deep-pocketed Democrats to fund his re-election after dropping his opposition to a new breed of political-action committee, and some allies have set their sights on a ...

The Race in Colorado

New York Times -
Colorado should be a good state for Mitt Romney, who clobbered his opponents there four years ago, getting 60 percent of the vote.

Google releases Chrome app for Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Los Angeles Times -
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles On Tuesday, Google released a Chrome Web browser app for its Android Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system.

Yahoo Board Shaken Up in a Push for Revival

New York Times -
By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED and EVELYN M. RUSLI Peter DaSilva for The New York TimesMaynard Webb, chairman and former chief executive of LiveOps, was elected to Yahoo's board.

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus has just announced the OM-D E-M5, which is its first addition to its new camera lineup that runs alongside its popular Pen-series cameras.

Ellen DeGeneres Talks Prop 8, Fires Back at One Million Moms' JCPenney Protest

E! Online -
Rachel's Baby Blues Plus, Beyoncé, Michelle Williams, SJP and Viola Davis. Rate the highs and lows! Ellen DeGeneres has a bit of a bone to pick with the "haters" that comprise One Million Moms.

Hicks: Chris Brown will perform at Grammys

San Jose Mercury News -
By Tony Hicks Chris Brown will perform at this year's Grammy Awards, the event associated with the near-demise of his career three years ago.

Simon Cowell Calls Beyonce 'X Factor' Rumors 'Complete Nonsense'

Reuters -
By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap Time will tell who will fill the recently vacated judge's chairs on "The X Factor," but one thing's for sure -- it won't be Beyonce Knowles.

NFL, NBC sorry for 'obscene gesture': Singer flipped bird during Super Bowl ...

Chicago Tribune -
The NFL and NBC issued apologies late Sunday after a performer extended her middle finger on camera during the Super Bowl halftime show starring Madonna.

From Ivy Halls to the Garden, Surprise Star Jolts the NBA

New York Times -
New York's newest basketball sensation spends most nights on a couch in a one-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side. The housing choice is understandable once you get to know Jeremy Lin.

Clippers confident despite losing Billups to Achilles tear

By J. Michael Falgoust, USA TODAY Guard Chauncey Billups is done for the season with a left Achilles tear, but that doesn't mean these Los Angeles Clippers accept a dropoff in play as their fate.

Caps regain Southeast lead with 4-0 win -
WASHINGTON -- It may only be one game, and when these teams meet again 10 days from now the circumstances are likely to be quite similar.

Self-Cloning Seagrass May Be World's Oldest Living Thing

Voice of America -
February 07, 2012 Self-Cloning Seagrass May Be World's Oldest Living Thing VOA News Australian and European scientists say they believe ancient seagrass growing on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea may be the oldest living organism on the planet.

Mars radar finds possible ocean sediments

Space Daily -
by Staff Writers The MARSIS radar instrument on board ESA's Mars Express orbiter has discovered a subsurface blanket of low density material around the north polar cap, supporting theories that the northern lowlands of Mars were once covered by a large ...

US to Boost Alzheimer's Research Funding by $50 Million

BusinessWeek -
By Alex Wayne Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration is boosting funding for Alzheimer's research by $50 million this year to further investigate the genetic underpinnings of the disease and test drugs that may arrest its development.

Bread ranks No. 1 and potato chips No. 10 on CDC ranking of dietary sources of ...

Chicago Tribune -
ATLANTA (AP) - Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips.

Morning-after pills in vending machine

Politico -
Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania can get the “morning-after” pill by sliding $25 into a vending machine, an idea that has drawn the attention of federal regulators and raised questions about how accessible emergency contraception ...


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