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Patriot Act extension fails in the House by seven votes

Washington Post - Paul Kane, Felicia Sonmez - ‎8 minutes ago‎
House Republicans suffered an embarrassing setback Tuesday when they fell seven votes short of extending provisions of the Patriot Act, a vote that served as the first small uprising of the party's tea-party bloc.
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Allies Press US to Go Slow on Egypt

New York Times - Mark Landler, Helene Cooper - ‎23 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - As the Obama administration gropes for the right response to the uprising in Egypt, it has not lacked for advice from democracy advocates, academics, pundits, even members of the previous administration.
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Biden Announces $53 Billion Rail-Funding Plan

Wall Street Journal - Jared A. Favole, Josh Mitchell - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a $53 billion plan Tuesday to upgrade and build intercity passenger-rail networks. Mr. - USA Today - - U.S. News & World Report

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Carmelo Anthony Saga Is Exacting a Price on Many

New York Times - Howard Beck - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Carmelo Anthony, left, and Kobe Bryant, whose Lakers were reported to be interested in trading for Anthony. By HOWARD BECK Carmelo Anthony's virtual free-agent tour has been strikingly short on theatrics: no self-aggrandizing television show, ...

Lindsay: 'I'm Not Guilty Because I'm NOT!' - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Lindsay Lohan is telling friends ... she's pleading not guilty tomorrow with vigor, because she says, "I honestly feel I did nothing wrong.

SC woman accused of leaving newborn in toilet

Houston Chronicle - Susanne M. Schafer - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER AP © 2011 The Associated Press GREENVILLE, SC - A young, married mother faces charges Tuesday of giving birth in a toilet at a South Carolina sports and concert arena and leaving the choking newborn boy to die.

Electronic Flaws Did Not Cause Toyota Problems, US Says

New York Times - Matthew L. Wald - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - After dissecting Toyota's engine control software and bathing its microchips in every type of radiation engineers could think of, federal investigators found no evidence that the company's cars are susceptible to sudden ...

Keith Olbermann lands at 'Current TV' -- 'MSNBC' fires back - Marilyn Sparks - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Ex-MSNBC news host Keith Olbermann will premiere a new nightly news show on Current TV this spring -- and Current Media's co-founder, former US Vice President Al Gore, wasted no time in touting the venture's potential.

Factbox: Links to SAC Capital in the insider trading probe

Reuters - ‎6 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The government's big insider trading investigation ensnared its first hedge fund managers on Tuesday, as US prosecutors charged three managers and one analyst with insider trading.

Moore, Johnson help No. 12 Purdue hold off IU

ESPN - ‎8 minutes ago‎
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Assange Fights Extradition to Sweden

Wall Street Journal - Jeanne Whalen - ‎5 hours ago‎
LONDON—A legal battle over whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face a sexual-assault investigation entered its second day Tuesday, with lawyers sparring over who had been more uncooperative: Mr.

Study: Lymph node surgery for breast cancer not always needed

San Jose Mercury News - Denise Grady - ‎6 minutes ago‎
A new study finds many women with early breast cancer do not need a painful procedure that has long been routine: removal of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit.

Lady Gaga tells Anderson Cooper about 'life before the glamour' - Jane Lasky - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Word today is that Lady Gaga tells Anderson Cooper about 'life before the glamour' on television during an interview that looks back at her life.

What California should learn from the Texas budget crisis

Los Angeles Times - Michael Hiltzik - ‎2 hours ago‎
The so-called Texas Miracle is in trouble, demonstrating that fashioning fiscal policies strictly along low-tax lines doesn't protect you from budget deficits or business slumps or make your residents necessarily happy or healthy.

NFL's Customer Contempt Sets Super Bowl Record: Scott Soshnick

BusinessWeek - Scott Soshnick - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and his executive-suite teammates ought to be ashamed of their performance at the Super Bowl, where even Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had ...

First lady says president has kicked smoking habit

USA Today - Mimi Hall - ‎7 hours ago‎
First lady Michelle Obama says her husband hasn't had a puff of a cigarette in about a year, and she is proud of him for conquering his bad habit.

Blackout: Wells Fargo gets poor marks for communication

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Chris Serres - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The cause of one of the largest ATM outages in US history became the topic of widespread speculation Tuesday, as cyber experts scrambled to figure out why most of Wells Fargo & Co.

Catholic Church unveils iPhone app

Providence Eyewitness News - Alex DiPrato - ‎17 minutes ago‎
PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) - The Catholic Church approved a new iPhone application that's being used to bring followers back to the faith.

Koreas Hold First Military Talks Since Island Attack

Voice of America - Steve Herman - ‎12 hours ago‎
Talks led by colonels of the opposing Korean militaries were held in the border village of Panmunjom, Tuesday -- the first such encounter since last November's fatal shelling of a South Korean island by North Korea.

Apple's iPhone still stirs up frenzy

USA Today - Jefferson Graham - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Apple (AAPL) and Verizon Wireless (VZ) have been taking online pre-orders for the iPhone 4 off and on since Thursday amid heated demand.

Mideast Quartet to meet in mid-March, UN chief says

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday said that the Middle East Quartet will meet in mid- March on how to revive the peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Enterprise Products a major player in plastics, natural gas industry

KHOU - Dave Fehling - ‎2 hours ago‎
MONT BELVIEU, Texas - Enterprise Products is one of the biggest players in the plastics and natural gas business in the world. The company's founder, Dan Duncan, died just a year ago.

Former Liberian President Boycotts War Crimes Trial

New York Times - Marlise Simons - ‎38 minutes ago‎
PARIS - Expectations that an important war crimes trial would conclude this week were upended on Tuesday when Charles G. Taylor, the former president of Liberia, and his defense lawyers boycotted the final stage of the proceedings, ...


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