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Russia starts clean-up after meteor strike

CNN International - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Chelyabinsk, Russia (CNN) -- A day after a spectacular meteor blast shook Russia's Urals region, the clean-up operation got under way Saturday in the hard-hit Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
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San Bernardino County sheriff details final shootout with Dorner

Los Angeles Times
2 hours ago
Written by
Phil Willon
Fugitive Christopher Dorner spent his final hours barricaded inside a mountain cabin armed with a high-powered sniper rifle, smoke bombs and a cache of ammo, shooting to kill and ignoring commands to surrender until a single gunshot ended his life, ...
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Passenger from disabled ship files lawsuit over 'floating hell' cruise

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
MIAMI - The first lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship that forced thousands of passengers to spend five days in miserable conditions on the vessel after it was paralyzed by an engine-room fire.
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Heinz Gets $14.1 Billion Financing for Berkshire, 3G Buy

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
H.J. Heinz Co. obtained $14.1 billion in financing from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. to support the ketchup maker's $23 billion buyout by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and 3G Capital.
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Facebook says it was a target of sophisticated hacking

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Joseph Menn and Tim Reid. SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES | Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:44am EST. SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Friday hackers had infiltrated some of its employees' laptops in recent weeks, making the ...
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Policymakers' quotes at G20 summit in Moscow

Reuters - ‎40 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW | Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:19am EST. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 nations are meeting in Moscow under Russia's presidency.
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Reeva Steenkamp's former boyfriend hopes for Oscar Pistorius 'justice is served ...

Daily Mail - ‎13 minutes ago‎
A former boyfriend of model Reeva Steenkamp, who was allegedly shot dead by Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has said that he hopes 'justice is served long, hard and ice cold'.
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North Korea Celebrates Kim's Birthday After Nuclear Test

Bloomberg
3 hours ago
Written by
Sangwon Yoon
North Korea commemorated the anniversary of late leader Kim Jong Il's birth today, four days after testing a nuclear weapon in defiance of the international community.
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Alaska man arrested in killings of two Coast Guard workers

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Yereth Rosen. ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:55am EST. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A former coworker has been arrested for fatally shooting two U.S.
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In Hagel filibuster, all eyes on McCain

Washington Examiner - ‎4 hours ago‎
Members of the Senate have left Washington for the President's Day break, scheduled to return February 25. That means Republicans who voted to filibuster the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Defense Secretary have ten days to search for new evidence ...
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US a step closer to wide domestic use of drones

CBS News - ‎21 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON A future in which unmanned drones are as common in U.S. skies as helicopters and airliners has moved a step closer to reality with a government request for proposals to create six drone test sites around the country.
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Consumer Sentiment in US Increases to Three-Month High

Bloomberg
15 hours ago
Written by
Jeanna Smialek
Consumer confidence in the U.S. rose in February to a three-month high, which may help to preserve recent gains in household spending.
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We Know M&A's Back—But Where's It Going?

CNBC.com - ‎17 minutes ago‎
M&A activity could be up some 50 percent this year, and analysts point to energy, tech, consumer goods and chemicals as sectors to watch.
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S&P 500 rises for 7th week in a row

CNN - ‎12 hours ago‎
The S&P 500 managed to eke out its seventh winning week Friday as stocks ended the day with a whimper. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq dipped between 0.1% and 0.2%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed just barely higher.
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Wal-Mart Executives Sweat Slow February Start in E-Mails

Bloomberg - ‎14 hours ago‎
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had the worst sales start to a month in seven years as payroll-tax increases hit shoppers already battling a slow economy, according to internal e-mails obtained by Bloomberg News.
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Office 2013 license makes the first computer it is installed on its permanent home

SlashGear - ‎1 hour ago‎
In what is being called a move to get users to gravitate towards Office 365, Microsoft has confirmed to the folks over at Computerworld that an Office 2013 license locks the software suite to the first computer upon which it is installed, leaving users who buy a ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro review

ZDNet - ‎Feb 12, 2013‎
Summary: The Core i5-based Surface Pro combines ultrabook components with a (chunky) 10.6in. tablet form factor to deliver decent performance and excellent build quality.
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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries divorce is headed to trial in May, says judge

New York Daily News - ‎11 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Kim Kardashian has a due date for her baby and now a trial date for her divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries. A judge on Friday set a May 6 trial for the reality TV star who wants to end her marriage before July, when her child with ...
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Chris Brown Wants To Go Back 'Home' On New Track

MTV.com
9 hours ago
Written by
Maurice Bobb
Breezy wishes for the simpler days on new song and video, which is packed with Carpe Diem Tour footage. By Maurice Bobb. Sometimes, when life gets as crazy as it's been for Chris Brown, it's best to press the reset button.
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'Killing Lincoln' premieres

Progress Index - ‎28 minutes ago‎
RICHMOND - All eyes will be on Petersburg once again as "Killing Lincoln" premieres tomorrow night on the National Geographic Channel.
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Katy Perry & John Mayer -- Valentine's Day ... A Good Day to Die Hard

TMZ.com - ‎12 hours ago‎
John Mayer might just be the luckiest guy on the planet -- because he spent his Valentine's Day alone in a dark room with Katy Perry ... and more importantly, Katy Perry's boobs. J & K celebrated the holiday of love last night by hitting up the historic Vista ...
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Serena Williams to become oldest top-ranked women's tennis player

Los Angeles Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Serena Williams will return to the top of the women's world tennis rankings after the Qatar Open, where she defeated former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, in Friday quarterfinals.
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Manimal lets loose in Houston

ESPN
9 minutes ago
Written by
Justin Verrier
HOUSTON -- A lackluster Rising Stars Challenge was crawling to a conclusion, with Team Chuck way out in front and the biggest roar from the crowd coming from a clip of Harrison Barnes' regular-season dunk over Nikola Pekovic on the video board, ...
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Salon
54 minutes ago
Written by
Brian Mahoney
HOUSTON (AP) - The last All-Star game in Houston was a glimpse of what Miami Heat games would become. LeBron James scored 29 points and was the MVP.
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Matt Kenseth causes practice wreck

ESPN - ‎10 hours ago‎
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Several drivers participating in the Sprint Unlimited talked before Friday's first practice about how careful they had to be because inventory of the new "Gen 6'' car is limited.
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Sticky situation: Melk Man's ring

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
Scottsdale, Ariz. --. There was little doubt Melky Cabrera would get a World Series ring no matter how much anger he engendered with his drug suspension just as the Giants reached the stretch drive last August.
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Cosmic rays: Fermi telescope settles mystery of origin

BBC News - ‎Feb 14, 2013‎
Scientists have conclusive proof that many cosmic rays raining down on Earth come from distant exploded stars. Cosmic rays - mostly ultra-fast proton particles - would threaten life if not for the shielding of our planet's atmosphere and magnetic field.
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Tiny mutation may have shaped modern humans, scientists say

Los Angeles Times
7 hours ago
Written by
Eryn Brown
A genetic variant could have helped people survive crippling heat by giving them extra sweat glands, says a report from a team that sought to replicate the effect in mice.
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Flu trending downward, but still hitting elderly hard

USA TODAY - ‎17 hours ago‎
Last week, the proportion of people visiting the doctor for influenza-like illness was 3.2% of all doctor visits, down from 4.2% the week before.
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CDC Report: Synthetic Marijuana Use Led to Serious Kidney Damage in 16 ...

TestCountry.com (blog)
1 hour ago
Written by
Lena Butler
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified 16 cases of cute kidney injury associated with synthetic marijuana use in 6 states last year.
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Third family member has 'Sars-like virus'

BBC News - ‎15 hours ago‎
A third member of a family in the UK has been infected with a new respiratory illness similar to the deadly Sars virus, officials say.
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