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Vice President Xi Jinping of China visits White House

Washington Post -
The United States gets its first hard look at the future leader of China as Vice President Xi Jinping visits the White House. China's Vice President Xi Jinping reviews an honor guard before meeting wth Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta at the Pentagon.
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Lawmakers Near Accord on Tax Cut and Jobless Benefits

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Members of a House-Senate committee charged with writing a measure to extend a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits appeared to be nearing a deal Tuesday afternoon as Republicans and Democrats raced to complete an agreement over ...

Experts say Iran has 'neutralized' Stuxnet virus

Reuters -
* Computer virus disrupted Iran's centrifuges * More advanced attacks in the offing? By Mark Hosenball Feb 14 (Reuters) - Iranian engineers have succeeded in neutralizing and purging the computer virus known as Stuxnet from their country's nuclear ...

Getting New York's Jeremy Lin on national TV: Not so easy

By Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY You know the NBA and its national TV networks would love to put Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks on-air coast-to-coast right now.

'Hurting' family, close friends of Whitney Houston to attend Saturday funeral

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Family and close friends will say goodbye to Whitney Houston with a private funeral and burial Saturday in her native New Jersey, trying to come to grips with grief that the pastor of her childhood church called "very ...

Santorum's Michigan pitch calls him a 'trusted conservative'

Los Angeles Times -
By Paul West Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum -- in a neck-and-neck race with Mitt Romney in Michigan -- joined his rival in releasing new TV ad footage on Tuesday aimed at the state's voters.

Bombing disrupts Valentine's Day calm in Bangkok

Jerusalem Post -
By TIBOR KRAUSZ, SPECIAL TO THE JERUSALEM POST “Why do they have to do this on Valentine's Day?” a young woman in a university student's black-and-white uniform demanded to know.

Proposed UN General Assembly resolution would condemn Syrian regime's human ...

Washington Post -
UNITED NATIONS - A proposed UN General Assembly resolution would strongly condemn human rights violations by the Syrian regime and back an Arab League plan aimed at ending the country's 11-month conflict.

Doctors in George Huguely case cite bruising in Yeardley Love's brain

Washington Post -
Prosecutors in the George Huguely V murder case continued Tuesday to provide a detailed, technical review of Yeardley Love's injuries at the time of her death in May 2010 by calling two medical experts who examined Love's brain during her autopsy.

Bishops plan aggressive expansion of birth-control battle

Chicago Tribune -
(Reuters) - Catholic bishops, energized by a battle over contraception funding, are planning an aggressive campaign to rally Americans against a long list of government measures which they say intrude on religious liberty.

Obama's budget: What it means for your tax bill

Christian Science Monitor -
When it comes to taxes, Obama's budget is long on principles but woefully short on statistics. By Howard Gleckman, Guest blogger / February 14, 2012 President Barack Obama speaks about the "Community College to Career Fund" and his 2013 budget, Monday, ...

$5 fine for chewing gum? Parents, students protest discipline policy -
By Sylvia Wood, A charter school network in Chicago praised by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for its academic performance is under fire from parents and advocates for charging students $5 for some disciplinary infractions, including chewing gum, ...

Cybersecurity Bill in US Senate Calls for Industry Rules

BusinessWeek -
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Companies running computer networks essential to US economic and national security would be required to better defend their systems from spies, hackers and terrorists under bipartisan Senate legislation unveiled today.

Eurogroup drops face-to-face bailout talks as Greeks argue

Reuters -
* Govt tries to find 325 mln euros in cuts * EU/IMF seeking written pledge from leaders By Luke Baker and Dina Kyriakidou BRUSSELS/ATHENS, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers dropped plans on Tuesday for a special face-to-face meeting on ...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Hikes DIRECTV Stake By $738M, Cuts J&J By ... -
More DIRECTV, less Johnson & Johnson. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports today it owned 20348400 million shares of DIRECTV That's up 379 percent from the 4.2 million shares it reported owning as of the end of Q3.

Study Shows 1.8 Million Dead Registered U.S. Voters Still On The List

Daily Gossip -
With only a few months to go before the November presidential elections, a study shows the glitches in the voter registrations system of the United States.

Santorum still hasn't released tax returns

By Jackie Kucinich, USA TODAY Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum told CNN last week he would release his tax returns "in the next couple days," but five days later he hasn't released them.

'iPad 3' rumors heat up as March launch date approaches

Washington Post -
It looks as if Apple fans may have a date to circle on their calendars for the launch of the next iPad. Hayley Tsukayama reports: As we get closer to the expected launch of Apple's next iPad, reports about the device and when it will launch continue to ...

Torn between two Motorola Droids: Droid 4 or Droid Razr Maxx

by Marguerite Reardon February 14, 2012 12:27 PM PST Follow @maggie_reardon Don't you wish you could have it all? Sadly, sometimes we can't, especially when it comes to smartphones.

Cook the cannibal: Apple chief's secret product recipe

by Charles Cooper February 14, 2012 3:07 PM PST Follow @coopydoop Apple CEO Tim Cook held a fireside chat earlier today at Goldman Sachs and most of the headlines took note of his comments about working conditions at Apple's overseas factories.

Adele's Grammy Haul: How Much Did It Weigh? -
British songstress joins a list of big winners with heavy Grammy armloads, including Beyoncé, Norah Jones and U2. By Gil Kaufman It's always exciting to see an artist have a huge night at the Grammys.

Nicki Minaj's 'Starships' reaffirms her pop star aims

Los Angeles Times -
Like it or not, Nicki Minaj is making sure she's on the tip of your tongues. After riling up Catholics and traumatizing the rest of America with her controversial performance at Sunday's Grammy awards, the rapper has premiered a new single, "Starships.

Justin Bieber meets with young girl battling cancer

CBS News -
(CBS) A young girl battling brain cancer scored a coveted Valentine's Day date on Monday - with singer Justin Bieber. The pop star flew Avalanna Routh and her family from Massachusetts to New York so that he could meet the 6-year-old.

Dog lovers hound Republican candidate Mitt Romney -
Protesters and their dogs rallied against US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for putting his dog in a kennel and tying the kennel to the roof of his car during a drive from Boston to Canada.

Carter on Moss: 'He has a quit mechanism in him that's huge'

By Nate Davis, USA TODAY Evans' remarks stand in stark contrast to what Moss' one-time mentor and former Vikings wingman, Cris Carter, had to say on on ESPN's Mike & Mike in the Morning on Tuesday ... comments that got Moss' thumbs fired up later in ...

Report: Blue Jackets GM Receives Approved Team List From Rick Nash -
Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson reportedly received a list of teams star forward Rick Nash would accept a trade to, according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.

Atom smasher to set new power record

Fox News -
A proton-proton collision at the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator at CERN laboratory in Geneva that produced more than 100 charged particles.

NASA's Mars Budget Takes a Beating, Leaving Europe to Fly Joint Missions Solo

Popular Science -
The White House wants NASA to collaborate with international partners. But it doesn't want to pay By Clay Dillow Posted 02.14.2012 at 5:50 pm 0 Comments Of the panoply of dollar values and percentages that made headlines during yesterday's federal ...

Shocker: Video of live woolly mammoth not entirely authentic (+videos)

Christian Science Monitor -
Footage from a Russian filmmaker's personal history project was altered to create a widely discussed - and now thoroughly debunked - sighting of a woolly mammoth.

Stem cells used to 'heal' heart attack scars

BBC News -
By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Damage caused by a heart attack has been healed using stem cells gathered from the patient's own heart, according to doctors in the US.

Air pollution tied to higher heart attack risk

HealthNews -
by Genevra Pittman, Last updated February 14, 2012 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- Breathing in dirty air may be linked to a higher chance of suffering a heart attack in the next few days, suggests a fresh look at past studies undertaken by French ...


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