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Obama SOTU Address: President Says GOP Should Back His Plans (VIDEO)

Huffington Post
31 minutes ago
Written by
Paige Lavender
WASHINGTON - Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class.
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Newtown looms over State of the Union

Houston Chronicle (blog) - ‎17 minutes ago‎
CommentsComments(1)Comments(). |. Email. E-mail. |. Print. WASHINGTON _ Painful memories of the Newtown, Conn., massacre loomed over President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
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Cross 'reproach' puts Vatican on edge

The Australian - ‎14 minutes ago‎
A POLISH cardinal caused a stir in the Vatican yesterday with remarks in a radio interview that appeared to criticise Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign.
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A look at wrestling's history in Olympics

Chicago Tribune - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The IOC recommended on Tuesday that wrestling be dropped from the Summer Games starting in 2020. A look at the sport's history in the Games, with the number of countries in each Games and wrestling medals awarded: ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls shareholder suit a 'silly sideshow'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook criticized a rebellious investor for creating a "silly sideshow" by filing a lawsuit a few weeks before the company's annual shareholder conference.
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A Secretive Country Gives Experts Few Clues to Judge Its Nuclear Program

New York Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
As scientists and world leaders scrambled Tuesday to judge the importance of North Korea's claim that it had detonated a third nuclear bomb, the main thing that quickly became evident is how little is known about the country's increasingly advanced atomic ...
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Obama wants to cut troop level in Afghanistan in half over next year

Washington Post - ‎58 minutes ago‎
President Obama announced in his State of the Union address Tuesday night that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be halved over the next 12 months, pledging that “our war in Afghanistan will be over” by the end of 2014.
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Iran Is Said to Convert Enriched Uranium to Reactor Fuel

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
PARIS - As it prepares for two sets of negotiations with outsiders on its disputed nuclear program, Iran said on Tuesday that it was converting some of its enriched uranium into reactor fuel, the state news agency IRNA reported, potentially limiting the ...
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Obama issues plan to shore up key US networks from cyber attacks, calls on ...

Washington Post - ‎53 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at helping protect the computer networks of crucial American industries from cyberattacks and prodded Congress to enact legislation that would go even further.
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Bitterly Divided Senate Panel Backs Hagel for Defense

New York Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - After a combative two-hour debate that tested the bounds of Senate collegiality, the Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel as defense secretary on a sharply partisan vote.
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G-7 Roils Currency Markets With Split on Concern Over Yen

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Group of Seven policy makers roiled the currency markets they sought to calm amid conflicting messages on how much of an economic threat is posed by the weakening yen.
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Comcast Buys Rest of NBC in Early Sale

New York Times (blog)
1 hour ago
Written by
Brian Stelter
8:53 p.m. | Updated Comcast gave NBCUniversal a $16.7 billion vote of confidence on Tuesday, agreeing to pay that sum to acquire General Electric's remaining 49 percent stake in the entertainment company.
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Dow Ends Above 14000 for Year's Highest Close

New York Times - ‎38 minutes ago‎
The Dow Jones industrial average rose to its highest close of the year Tuesday, putting it within 1 percent of its record. Stocks gained after two big consumer brands posted impressive quarterly results.
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Intel will sell TV set-top box

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎40 minutes ago‎
TECHNOLOGY. Intel will sell TV set-top box. Intel Corp., the world's biggest chipmaker, is building an Internet television set-top box that it will sell directly to consumers, aiming to create a new market for its processors.
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Tesla vs. The New York Times: How Range Anxiety Leads to Road (Trip) Rage

Wired - ‎46 minutes ago‎
That's what The New York Times reviewer John Broder recently concluded about his experiences driving from Washington, D.C. to Boston in a shiny new Tesla Model S. With 265 miles of EPA-estimated range, “the coolest car on the planet” should have had ...
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Apple reportedly has 100-person team working on 'iWatch'

1 hour ago
Written by
Steven Musil
Unnamed sources tell Bloomberg that the team has grown over the past year and includes marketing, software, and hardware employees.
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Lady Gaga Postpones Shows Due To Severe Joint Inflammation

Access Hollywood - ‎46 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Lady Gaga is seen exiting The Waldorf Towers in New York City on October 24, Caption Lady Gaga is seen exiting The Waldorf Towers in New York City on October 24, 2012 Lady Gaga has been forced to postpone several shows due to ...
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Alec Baldwin Confirms His Wife Expecting Their First Baby Together

AceShowbiz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Alec Baldwin Confirms His Wife Expecting Their First Baby Together. Add Comment. February 13, 2013 02:38:45 GMT. Hilaria Thomas announces the good news that she's pregnant with Alec's baby as she excitedly enthuses, 'It was a surprise, a wonderful ...
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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Banana Joe, the Affenpinscher, Wins Best ...

ABC News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
The winner of the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show got one howling retirement gift. Banana Joe, a 4-year-old grand champion Affenpinscher and a crowd favorite, was crowned Best in Show at the annual dog show in New York City.
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Kate Upton says body shut down after Antarctic bikini shoot

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:42pm EST. (Reuters) - Swimsuit model Kate Upton said on Tuesday her body shut down after she posed in a skimpy bikini in Antarctica for Sports Illustrated magazine.
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No. 7 Florida Handles No. 25 Kentucky, 69-52

ABC News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
If there were any questions about Florida's status in the Southeastern Conference following a loss at Arkansas last week, the Gators put those to rest Tuesday night.
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LeBron James secures record hot streak, Heat top Blazers

USA TODAY - ‎34 minutes ago‎
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games, Chris Bosh scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Miami Heat held off the Portland Trail Blazers 117-104 ...
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Hernandez's deal reported to be most lucrative for a pitcher in Major League ... - ‎4 hours ago‎
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Felix Hernandez has reached agreement on a contract extension with the Mariners, general manager Jack Zduriencik said Tuesday afternoon, and will be in Seattle for a 2 p.m.
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Language 'time machine' a Rosetta stone for lost tongues

3 hours ago
Written by
Leslie Katz
In an attempt to preserve endangered languages, UC Berkeley scientists create a computer program that reconstructs ancient tongues using their modern descendants.
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NASA finds parts of Middle East have seen "alarming rate" of water loss in 7 years

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
DOHA, Qatar - A NASA study found that an amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to poor management, increased demands for groundwater and the effects of a 2007 drought.
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Study links folic acid to lower autism risk

USA TODAY - ‎7 hours ago‎
Women who took folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy were about 40% less likely to have a baby later diagnosed with autism, according to a new study.
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