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Iran tries to quell massive protest

Boston Globe - Thomas Erdbrink - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Trash bins were set on fire during yesterday's rally in Tehran. Dozens were arrested for participating in the banned protest. (AFP/Getty Images) By Thomas Erdbrink TEHRAN - Tens of thousands of demonstrators battled security forces armed with tear gas ...
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House OKs short-term extension of Patriot Act

Los Angeles Times - Lisa Mascaro - ‎6 minutes ago‎
The House passes an extension of Patriot Act surveillance measures, temporarily bypassing 'tea party' lawmakers and others who say the provisions threaten privacy.
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Clinton Seeks Web Freedoms

Wall Street Journal - Jay Solomon - ‎42 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will intensify pressure Tuesday on Middle East governments to ensure open access to the Internet, as social media sites continue to play a central role in organizing political movements ...

The NFL's labor dispute: Answers to key questions

USA Today - Tom Pedulla - ‎1 hour ago‎
The NFL is into a period of uncertainty with the 2010 season in the rear view and the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement coming into view after March 3. With the prospect that owners might lock out players, ...

Apple Says Foxconn's Actions on Suicides Saved Further Lives

BusinessWeek - Tim Culpan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc., whose supplier Foxconn Technology Group was hit by a series of employee suicides last year, said a quick response by the Taiwanese assembler helped prevent further deaths.

Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz Have a Post-Split Lunch

People Magazine - Dahvi Shira, Marisa Laudadio - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are in the process of ending their marriage, but the former couple seem to be proving that their split is indeed amicable.

Apple's next iPhone could have 4-inch screen with next-gen A5 processor

Apple Insider - Josh Ong - ‎43 minutes ago‎
A pair of reports coming out of the Far East on Tuesday claim that Apple is looking to expand the screen on at least one version of the next-generation iPhone to 4 inches, while also adding an upgraded A5 chip processor to its smartphone ...

Charlie Sheen may have said too much

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The troubled 'Two and a Half Men' star talks about drugs and his hiatus on a call-in radio show. Actor Charlie Sheen made a surprise call to Dan Patrick's radio show.

Wal-Mart cut to neutral at JP Morgan

MarketWatch - John Spence - ‎4 hours ago‎
BOSTON (MarketWatch) - Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. traded lower Monday, retreating after JP Morgan analysts downgraded the retailing giant to a neutral rating ahead of the company's fourth-quarter financial results.

Kansas Jayhawks

USA Today - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Jacob Pullen picked the right night to have the best game of his career, as the senior guard dropped 38 points to help Kansas State take down top-ranked Kansas, 84-68.

D.Boerse, NYSE near deal but dodging thorny issues

Reuters - Michael Smith, Jonathan Spicer - ‎32 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext are expected to sidestep thorny political issues in announcing a deal later on Tuesday to create the world's largest exchange operator, as the wave of ...

Victim's Alleged Failure to Report Stalking Too Familiar, Advocates Say

WNYC - Ailsa Chang - ‎1 hour ago‎
Women's right advocates say the stabbing rampage that left four people dead this weekend is a chilling reminder of how dangerous it can be when stalking goes unreported.

Lakers are lame, clawed and conquered by Bobcats, again, in 109-89 loss

Los Angeles Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Kobe Bryant plays despite illness, but Lakers simply look sick against Charlotte, absorbing their eighth defeat in the last 10 games against the 7-year-old expansion team.

Inflation Hits Nearly 5% in China, With Food Costs Soaring

New York Times - Sharon LaFraniere - ‎24 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - Consumer prices in China rose 4.9 percent in January when compared with the same month a year earlier, the government reported Tuesday, as inflation remains a worry in the fast-growing major economy.

Tunisia Shuns Italian Offer on Border Aid

Wall Street Journal - Stacy Meichtry - ‎1 hour ago‎
Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini was traveling to Tunis on Monday for talks with Tunisia's interim government, after the North African country rebuffed Italy's offer to deploy paramilitary police along Tunisian coastlines to ...

As sales soar, experts warn about energy drinks

KGMI - ‎7 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With Americans chugging energy drinks like never before, fears are growing among doctors that the ingredients might be putting some consumers at risk.

Rahm Emanuel takes on Ed Burke

Chicago Tribune - John Chase, Kristen Mack - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mayoral contender Rahm Emanuel suggested powerful Ald. Ed Burke will have to give up his police detail and might also lose his chairmanship of the City Council Finance Committee to move Chicago forward ...

Japan Central Bank Upgrades Economic Assessment

Wall Street Journal - Megumi Fujikawa - ‎25 minutes ago‎
TOKYO—The Bank of Japan's policy board kept its easy monetary policy unchanged Tuesday but raised its assessment of the broader economy for the first time in nine months.

Cee Lo's stylist reveals the story behind his feathery Grammy get-up, talks ...

Entertainment Weekly - Archana Ram - ‎2 hours ago‎
There were plenty of surprises on last night's Grammys, but nothing gave us quite the sartorial shock as the performance of “Forget You,” which saw Cee Lo Green outfitted in a giant feather costume, a gaggle of Muppets, ...

More fiber can mean a longer life, study finds

Kansas City Star - Carla K. Johnson - ‎7 minutes ago‎
AP That's the message from the largest study of its kind to find a link between high-fiber diets and lower risks of death not only from heart disease but from infectious and respiratory illnesses as well.

Lady Gaga Addresses 'Born This Way' Comparisons To Madonna's 'Express Yourself'

Access Hollywood - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ashlee and Pete! Jude and Sienna! They're all residents of Splitville, USA as of 2011! You may have thought these stars only went by different names in the movies, but not so!

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