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Rep. Chris Lee resigns after reports of Craigslist flirtation

Washington Post - David A. Fahrenthold, Aaron Blake - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rep. Chris Lee (RN.Y.) resigned from the House Wednesday evening effective immediately, an announcement that came just hours after a Web site reported that the married congressman had sent a shirtless image of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.
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Obama aides are split on next step in Egypt

San Jose Mercury News - Peter Nicholas, Christi Parsons - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's shifting response to the crisis in Egypt reflects a sharp debate over how and when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should leave office, a policy decision that could have ...
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House Republicans' spending cuts fall short of goal

Los Angeles Times - Lisa Mascaro, Richard Simon - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Proposed reductions for 2011 fall well short of the GOP's $100-billion goal, even by their measure. Targets include neighborhood and social programs and the EPA.
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Lindsay Lohan -- I Wanted To Take a Lie Detector Test, aka A Polygraph Test - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lindsay Lohan offered to take a polygraph test to prove to the LA County District Attorney she did not steal the $2500 necklace that triggered the felony grand theft charge ... but the DA refused. Sources directly connected with the case tell TMZ ...

Google exec's role in Egypt a corporate dilemma

Sydney Morning Herald - Chris Lefkow - ‎13 minutes ago‎
When Egypt cut off Internet access last month in a bid to quell anti-government protests, Google joined forces with Twitter to create a tool that lets Egyptians "tweet" by telephone.

HP Veer: Hands On

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO- Hewlett-Packard - not Palm - unveiled its Veer smartphone at a launch event here on Wednesday. And though it's a marvelous device, its minuscule size will prove a challenge to anyone with average-sized hands.

Hong Kong Exchanges Says It's Open to Compelling Alliance Deals

Bloomberg - Hanny Wan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. said it is open to possible mergers as Deutsche Boerse AG and NYSE Euronext announced talks over a deal that would create the world's biggest exchange.

Knicks Contain Griffin, but Not Rest of Clippers

New York Times - Jonathan Abrams - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Blake Griffin did not venture outside the laws of gravity. He did not bend minds or rims or emasculate any Knicks on Wednesday night in his Madison Square Garden debut.

Bernanke's Worst Nightmare Is This Man's Boxes: Caroline Baum

BusinessWeek - Caroline Baum - ‎2 hours ago‎
Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Ben Bernanke arrived at his office a week ago and came face to face with his worst nightmare. Staring out at the Federal Reserve chairman from page C1 of the Feb. 3 edition of the Wall Street Journal was a photo ...

Pistons draw inspiration from ESPN comments - Chris Iott - ‎13 minutes ago‎
At least three Detroit Pistons spoke of someone's words helping inspire them Wednesday night after a 103-94 victory by the Pistons against the Cleveland Cavaliers that extended Cleveland's losing streak to 26 games.

The Streak 7: Bargain Tablet From Dell Is No Real Deal

Wall Street Journal - Walter S. Mossberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
If you could get a tablet for the price of a smart phone, and if it also worked on one of the new, faster, 4G-class cellular networks, you'd jump at the chance, right?

Prenatal surgery improves conditions for children with spina bifida, study finds

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The surgery increased the number of children who were able to walk unassisted by the age of 30 months and decreased the number who had to have shunts implanted to remove water from the brain.

Even if Loughner Doesn't Testify, Jurors Could See Videos, Officials Say

New York Times - Joseph Goldstein, Marc Lacey - ‎1 hour ago‎
TUCSON - Videotaped messages recovered from a computer at the home of Jared L. Loughner, the man accused of opening fire at a congresswoman's public event in Tucson last month, could mean that a jury will hear from ...

Implications of Study on Breast Cancer

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
An article on Wednesday described how a routine procedure for the treatment of early breast cancer - the surgical removal of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit - has been found unnecessary for many patients.

'Idol' sob stories sing their way to Hollywood - Michael Becker - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Julie Zorrilla, James Durbin and Stefano Langone each shared their sad tales before wowing the judges with their vocals. By Craig Berman It's hard to remember the last “American Idol” auditioner who got the hard sell from the producers and editors that ...

President honors 28 victims of tower collapse

Boston Globe - Michael J Bailey - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Michael J. Bailey, Globe staff A half-century later, the families of the 28 men who died when a Cold War-era early-warning radar station collapsed in the North Atlantic have received the thanks of a grateful nation.

Word of Mouth: 'Just Go With It' plays the demographics

Los Angeles Times - John Horn - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ads for women play it up as a rom-com starring Jennifer Aniston. Ads for men feature Adam Sandler and a nearly naked Brooklyn Decker.

US Stocks Squeeze Out 8th Consecutive Gain; DJIA At 30-Month High

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Cheng - ‎6 hours ago‎
US blue-chip stocks squeezed out an eighth consecutive day of gains, as investors welcomed a pair of positive earnings reports and signals of continued support for the economy from the Federal Reserve.

Activision Blizzard ends 'Guitar Hero' gig

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Activision Blizzard said it is bringing the curtain down on a "Guitar Hero" music videogame franchise that lets players pretend to be rock stars.

Pirates seize US-bound supertanker

Boston Globe - ‎27 minutes ago‎
LONDON - An 1100-foot supertanker carrying Kuwaiti oil to the United States was seized by pirates off eastern Oman yesterday, the first hijacking of a vessel that size since April.

As Verizon's iPhone Sales Begin, Gauging the Effects on AT&T

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎1 hour ago‎
Customers at a Verizon store in Orem, Utah. Verizon begins selling the iPhone 4 on Thursday, ending AT&T's exclusive contract.

France: President Tells Ministers to Vacation at Home

New York Times - Steven Erlanger - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Nicolas Sarkozy tried to put a lid on the political furor over senior ministers' taking free flights in Tunisia and Egypt last Christmas by telling his cabinet to vacation in France.

Kelsey and Camille Will Divorce Tomorrow - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer will be divorced Thursday ... sources connected with the case tell TMZ. As TMZ first reported, Kelsey's lawyer asked the judge to grant an immediate divorce decree, leaving the property settlement issues for a later ...


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