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Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation breaks '600-year taboo'

The Guardian - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Link to video: Pope Benedict XVI resigns · Pope Benedict XVI stunned the Roman Catholic church on Monday as he announced his intention to carry out the first papal resignation in almost 600 years, prompting shock from even his closest confidants and ...
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Dorner Could Face Death Penalty

ABC News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, who is the subject of a massive dragnet, has been formally charged with murdering a Riverside police officer, a charge that could bring the death penalty if Dorner is captured and convicted.
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Gauging the probability of success for Obama's agenda post-State of the Union

Washington Post - ‎22 minutes ago‎
LAS VEGAS - UPS worker Don Clark hobbled on injured knees to see President Obama come to his warehouse last year to tout the main ideas in the annual State of the Union address - clean energy, tax fairness, a manufacturing revival and a stronger ...
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More Stable Airlines Fly Out of Mergers

Wall Street Journal
30 minutes ago
Written by
Jack Nicas
An expected merger agreement this week between AMR Corp.'s American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. could end the latest chapter on consolidation that has helped to stabilize an industry troubled for decades.
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NASA Launches Next-Gen Landsat Spacecraft

PC Magazine
15 minutes ago
Written by
Damon Poeter
NASA on Monday successfully launched its new Landsat satellite from California's Vandendberg Air Force Base, the space agency said.
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Eagles, QB Vick Agree to Restructured Deal

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Michael Vick took a significant pay cut to stay with the Philadelphia Eagles and compete for a starting job. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback agreed Monday to a restructured three-year contract with the Eagles, just two seasons after signing a $100 million ...
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Twitterati slams Railways administration for arrangements

Times of India - ‎32 minutes ago‎
LUCKNOW: Twitter world came down heavily on the Railway authorities for the tragedy at the Allahabad railway station on Sunday evening.
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Deadly Blast Hits Russian Coal Mine

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
MOSCOW—A methane gas explosion at a coal mine in Russia's far north left at least 17 dead on Monday, the latest deadly incident to strike an industry that has seen dozens of fatalities in recent years.
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Woman charged in Arizona killing of lover cries on witness stand, recalls ...

Washington Post - ‎7 minutes ago‎
PHOENIX - A woman charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her lover in Arizona wept on the witness stand as she described how their relationship became physically abusive.
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3 Dead in Courthouse Shooting in Delaware

ABC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
A gunman who spent years in court battles over child custody disputes opened fire Monday in the lobby of a Delaware courthouse, leaving two women dead before police fatally shot him, authorities said.
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Same-sex military couples to get expanded access to benefits, Pentagon says

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Pentagon announced Monday that it would extend additional benefits to same-sex military couples, including access to base facilities and groups as well as joint assignments, the latest move by the Obama administration to heed calls from gay and ...
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CHECK FOR WEAPONS: Obama-threatening Nugent to attend SOTU

New York Daily News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Apparently, threatening the President doesn't get you barred from his State of the Union address. Ted Nugent, the gun-loving rock star who, during last year's campaign, said, “I will either be dead or in jail” if President Obama gets re-elected, is attending the ...
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Maker's Mark Cutting Alcohol Volume in...

ABC News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is cutting the amount of alcohol in each bottle to stretch every drop of the famous Kentucky whiskey.
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Yellen Signals Fed Would Sustain Easing After Ending QE

58 minutes ago
Written by
Jeanna Smialek
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen signaled the Fed will sustain easing beyond the end of its bond buying by possibly holding interest rates near zero after hitting near-term targets for unemployment or inflation.
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How America's Credit Reporting System Gets Away With 40 Million Errors

Business Insider - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Consumer activists were rattled Monday after the FTC released a report on widespread credit reporting errors. According to the agency, as many as one in five consumers have errors on their credit reports that could hinder their ability to apply for new credit or ...
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France: We will get to the bottom of horse meat scandal

CNN International - ‎24 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- As the horse meat scandal continued to spread across Europe, French officials said Monday they will take measures to ensure that no suspicious products remain for sale.
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Gas prices soar in Idaho and around the country

KBOI-TV - ‎23 minutes ago‎
EAGLE, Idaho (KBOI) -- The cost of gas jumped nearly 25 cents per gallon over the past two weeks. People are beginning to wonder what's going on?
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Microsoft Making More Surface Products

ABC News
3 hours ago
Written by
Joanna Stern
Despite tepid reviews of Microsoft's new Surface Pro Windows 8 tablet last week, the company says it has seen solid demand since it went on sale Saturday in the United States.
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Apple said to develop curved glass iWatch with Foxconn

Register - ‎2 hours ago‎
A weekend flurry of speculative articles stoked the Apple "iWatch" rumor mill, perhaps indicating that Cupertino is secreting some well-placed leaks to pump up interest in what it hopes might be its Next Big Thing™.
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Dish declares the death of commercials -- in a commercial

CNET (blog)
12 minutes ago
Written by
Donna Tam
The satellite TV provider rolls its ad-skipping Hopper DVR out nationally with a campaign that includes a grim message for TV commercials.
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Grammys Measure Present By the Past

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Imagine, if you will, the Grammy Awards of 2045. The winners will be a diverse lot: young pop-rappers who sound like suburban Wiz Khalifas; dance-music producers using the dubstep drop ironically; all manner of Taylor Swift revivalists; pop-R&B-hip-hop ...
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Grammys 2013: Will there be a breakout sales act?

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Grammys gave out awards in 81 categories Sunday, but it may be a full week or two until we know who some of the real winners were.
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Chris Brown and Rihanna: Let's move on

Los Angeles Times
2 hours ago
Written by
Gerrick Kennedy
Not far into Sunday's Grammy telecast there was a pivotal shot. During one of those predictable tight pans of celebrities in attendance, the camera found Rihanna.
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Buckwild Star Salwa Amin Busted in Drug Raid

E! Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Forget boots. It's more like Ms. Bengali in cuffs. Salwa Amin, the 24-year-old star of MTV's reality series, Buckwild, was arrested on Sunday in a drug raid outside of Charleston, West Virginia.
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'Identity Thief' grabs $34.6M to debut at No. 1

Huffington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy's "Identity Thief" has made off with the weekend box-office title with a $34.6 million debut.
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Sports Illustrated investigating swimsuit cover leak

Entertainment Weekly (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 5.49.11 PM Three days after its 2013 Swimsuit Issue cover image leaked online and one day before they planned to unveil it to the world, Sports Illustrated is investigating where the breach occurred that allowed the blog Fashion ...
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Slumping Arctic Soils Produce Significant Amounts of CO 2

Science Now - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a slump. Land failures in melting Arctic permafrost, called thermokarst, could release more carbon dioxide than once thought. Credit: Rose Cory.
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Public told to go to hell, name Pluto's two new moons

Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
A poll has been opened to decide the names for two newly discovered moons of Pluto, and so far the response has been phenomenal, the SETI Institute told El Reg.
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Second UK case of 'Sars-like' coronavirus identified

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
A second case of a new respiratory illness similar to the deadly Sars virus has been identified in the UK. The patient, who is receiving intensive care treatment in a Manchester hospital, had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan.
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Price Shopping Hit or Miss for Hip Surgery

MedPage Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Most hospitals asked to provide a complete bundled price for a total hip replacement were unable to do so, although it was usually possible to gauge the cost by also contacting orthopedic surgeons separately.
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Vitamin D doses often do not match labels, study shows

3 hours ago
Written by
Kim Painter
What's in your vitamin supplement? It could be more or less than you think, according to the latest study to show that what's on a supplement label is not necessarily what's in the bottle.

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