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Senator Evan Bayh's departure sparks debate about partisanship in Congress

Washington Post - Dan Balz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sen. Evan Bayh's surprise decision not to seek reelection touched off a debate Tuesday among strategists and scholars about whether the Indiana senator's depiction of the "brain dead" politics and hyper-partisanship of Congress is accurate ...
Why Bayh Is Quitting the Senate Wall Street Journal

Obama's nuclear power push faces obstacle: Waste

CNN - Dugald McConnell, Brian Todd - ‎57 minutes ago‎
President Obama is facing criticism from both the left and the right when it comes to nuclear energy. Washington (CNN) -- President Obama's announcement Tuesday of loan guarantees for nuclear power plants may encourage new construction, but a problem ...

In shift, Pakistan plays role in capture of Afghan Taliban's No. 2

Washington Post - Karen DeYoung, Karin Brulliard - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Pakistan's capture of the Afghan Taliban's operational commander, in a joint operation with the CIA last week, reflects a markedly changed attitude toward an insurgent force that the country had allowed to operate ...

Clinton in VOA Interview: US Focusing Sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
Photo: AP US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is focusing sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, asserting that the elite unit has become too involved in security, political and economic decisions.

At least some Dubai photos of Hamas 'assassins' appear fake

Los Angeles Times - Edmund Sanders, Borzou Daragahi - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Irish officials and Israeli citizens dispute the validity of passport information released by the emirate in the killing of alleged arms dealer Mahmoud Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel room.

Kim Jong Il Birthday Marked with Signs of Diplomacy

Voice of America - Kurt Achin - ‎10 hours ago‎
Photo: AP A visitor looks at a collage of pictures of N. Korean leader Kim Jong Il and N. Korean soldiers near the border between the two Koreas, Paju, South Korea, 15 Feb 2010 North Korea is celebrating one of the country's most important holidays.

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White House to issue progress report on economic stimulus package

Washington Post - Alec MacGillis - ‎53 minutes ago‎
The White House is releasing its first annual report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Wednesday, summarizing its progress on the first anniversary of President Obama's signing of the massive, politically contentious ...

Prosecutor says Amy Bishop could have been charged in 1986

Boston Globe - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Globe Staff Norfolk County prosecutors have just announced that they have located the missing files in the 1986 shooting death of Seth Bishop by his sister, Amy Bishop.

Rescuers seek hiker who fell into Mount St. Helens crater

CNN - Patty Lane - ‎4 hours ago‎
The hiker, 50, fell into Mount St. Helens' crater when a cornice he was standing on gave way, an undersheriff says. (CNN) -- Rescue crews in Washington state will try again Tuesday to get to a hiker who fell 500 feet into the crater ...

US safety agency seeks documents on Toyota recalls

Washington Post - Dana Hedgpeth - ‎1 hour ago‎
Workers assemble a Toyota Solara convertible at a plant in Georgetown, Ky., that Toyota says will halt production temporarily. (2008 Photo By James Crisp/associated Press) By Dana Hedgpeth US regulators stepped up their investigation on Tuesday into ...

Warner release deal with Redbox

Financial Times - Matthew Garrahan - ‎2 hours ago‎
Warner Brothers has taken a step towards protecting sales of its DVDs at a time when the home entertainment format is in decline after striking a deal with Redbox, the DVD kiosk operator that rents discs for $1 a day.

Simon Property offers $10 billion for General Growth

Reuters - Jim Young, Ilaina Jonas - ‎2 hours ago‎
A woman leaves a restaurant at Tyson's Galleria shopping mall in McLean, Virginia in this April 16, 2009 file photo. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Simon Property Group Inc sought to pluck General Growth Properties out of bankruptcy on Tuesday, offering to pay ...

What Google needs to learn from Buzz backlash

CNET - Tom Krazit - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ask almost any technology company what products and services they use within their own organizations, and most will enthusiastically admit to "dog-fooding" their own products.

Skype on Verizon: A Big Deal or Not?

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎1 hour ago‎
Verizon Wireless and Skype say they're teaming to bring Skype to nine BlackBerry and Android phones on the Verizon network. I'm not sure if this is just an intriguing partnership or a major moment in phone history.

Correction to 'Windows Phone 7 Series: Serious Enough for Work?'

PC World - David Coursey - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 Series software is already getting plenty of attention in the consumer press - so let's dig a little deeper to explore its potential business features.

7 'Idol' contestants make it to semifinals

The Associated Press - ‎22 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Seven "American Idol" contestants can stop worrying, for now: They're in the top 24. The Fox TV singing contest revealed the first of the lucky semifinalists on Tuesday's show.

Palin, daughter lash out at 'Family Guy' episode

The Associated Press - Becky Bohrer - ‎2 hours ago‎
JUNEAU, Alaska - Sarah Palin is lashing out at the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome on the Fox animated comedy "Family Guy.
TV cartoon outrages Palin Providence Journal

Is Kevin Eubanks Leaving the Tonight Show?

People Magazine - MIke Fleeman - ‎3 hours ago‎
When Jay Leno goes back to the Tonight Show, he may need to find a new musical sidekick: Bandleader Kevin Eubanks is said to be leaving Leno's side after 18 years.

Seeking Olympic hockey gold, Canada looks to Sidney Crosby

USA Today - Kevin Allen - ‎Feb 15, 2010‎
By Gregory Shamus, Getty Images By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY NHL player agent Pat Brisson, 46, was a second-grader at Dominic Savio school in Valleyfield, Quebec, and recalls sitting in the gymnasium with all of his classmates watching television when ...

Iginla, Heatley lead Canada past Norway 8-0 in Olympic opener

USA Today - Kevin Allen - ‎41 minutes ago‎
VANCOUVER - Wayne Gretzky was in the house, along with Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman. Fellow Hall of Famers Denis Potvin and Luc Robitaille also were in attendance at Canada's opening Olympic game.

Snowboard Redemption, but Not for Jacobellis

New York Times - John Branch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Canada's Maelle Ricker, who crashed early and finished fourth in 2006, after winning the gold in the women's snowboard cross Tuesday.

Tests show King Tut died from malaria, study says

Reuters - Fred Prouser, Andrew Stern - ‎7 hours ago‎
A detail view of the Coffinette for the Viscera of Tutankhamun is shown on display at the ''Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of Pharaohs'' exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art during a media preview in Los Angeles June 15, 2005.

Aspirin might reduce recurrence risk for breast cancer survivors, study finds

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Women who took aspirin two to five days per week were 60% less likely to have a recurrence and 71% less likely to die from the disease.

More children have chronic diseases; study cites obesity

USA Today - Liz Szabo - ‎2 hours ago‎
The rate of chronic disease among children has doubled in the past two decades: More than half of children ages 8 to 14 have had a long-term health problem at some point, such as obesity, asthma, a learning disability or other ...

Palin's Cunning Sleight of Hand

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎Feb 13, 2010‎
Yet the laughter rang hollow. You had to wonder if Palin, who is nothing if not cunning, had sprung a trap. She knows all too well that the more the so-called elites lampoon her, the more she cements her cred with the third of the country ...

Betty White to 'SNL': Are you kidding?

CNN - Mark Gray, Stephen M. Silverman - ‎12 hours ago‎
Betty White has been working a lot recently, but said she has yet to hear anything from "Saturday Night Live." (PEOPLE.com) -- Between her cameo with Abe Vigoda in a Super Bowl commercial for Snickers, ...

Physicists Re-Create Conditions of the Big Bang

Newsweek - Sharon Begley - ‎6 hours ago‎
While the Large Hadron Collider gets all the attention (it never hurts a physics experiment's street cred when rumors spread that it might create a mini black hole and swallow up the Earth), a lesser-known particle collider has been quietly making ...

Climategate U-turn: Astonishment as scientist at centre of global warming ...

Daily Mail - Jonathan Petre - ‎Feb 13, 2010‎
The academic at the centre of the 'Climategate' affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble 'keeping track' of the information.

Robert Pattinson In 'Details': I'm Allergic To Vagina (NSFW PHOTOS)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Feb 13, 2010‎
Robert Pattinson covers the tenth anniversary issue of Details with his head nestled next to a vagina, even though inside he tells the magazine he hates them.