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Wisconsin is 'ground zero' for battle over unions

USA Today - Dennis Cauchon - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Wisconsin's effort to cut public workers' benefits and bargaining rights has quickly turned into a high-stakes national issue involving President Obama, congressional Republicans and other states.
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Bahrain Locked Down as Military Tightens Grip

Voice of America - Phillip Walter Wellman - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Bahrain's military took control of the capital Thursday, hours after riot police firing birdshot, rubber bullets and teargas stormed an anti-government protest camp, killing at least five people and wounding more than 230.
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Patriot Act Extended for 3 Months

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AP The latest on President Obama, the new Congress and other news from Washington and around the nation. Join the discussion. Congress on Thursday gave itself three more months to consider provisions of a counterterrorism law that help track ...
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'American Idol' Hollywood Week Ends With A Ticket To Vegas - Gil Kaufman - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Clint Jun Gamboa, Jacee Badeaux, John Wayne Schulz and Julie Zorrilla among the 50 moving on. By Gil Kaufman And then there were 50.

US Takes Cautious Line on Fifth Fleet's Base

Wall Street Journal - Julian E. Barnes - ‎28 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—Unrest in Bahrain is putting the future of a key US ally in doubt, a microcosm of how the Middle East's roiling political landscape is challenging US policy in the region.

Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Video Premieres - James Montgomery - ‎17 minutes ago‎
It's not a stretch to call "Hold It Against Me" the most anticipated video of Britney Spears' 11-year career; after all, how many of her clips were preceded by a two-week teaser-thon that drove tens of millions of ...

Budget showdown moves to Senate amid shutdown threat

USA Today - Gregory Korte - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Washington's game of budget brinksmanship moves to the Senate next week, as the House worked late into Thursday night making more cuts to an austere spending plan that neither the Senate nor the White House is ...

Vicente Padilla's role this season is unclear, but he's unfazed

Los Angeles Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Padilla was the Dodgers' opening-day pitcher last season. Now he doesn't know if he'll be a starter or a reliever. He doesn't mind the uncertainty though, saying, 'It's all the same, no?

United, American get earful from Daley over expansion delays

Chicago Tribune - Jon Hilkevitch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday blasted the two airlines seeking to slow the expansion of O'Hare International Airport for lacking the vision to understand the future of their own industry.

NYT says Apple not working on smaller iPhone

Apple Insider - Josh Ong - ‎1 hour ago‎
In contrast to published reports suggesting Apple plans to release a smaller version of the iPhone this summer, sources have told The New York Times that Apple is not developing a smaller handset, though the company has looked into a ...

Wide Net of Arrests in Medicare Fraud Inquiry

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP Federal authorities on Thursday charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud.

Got a question for Watson? Ask away on Reddit

CNET - Matt Hickey - ‎2 hours ago‎
You've probably heard about Watson, IBM's latest smarter-than-you supercomputer. This week it competed against champions on Jeopardy--and won.

Owners, players won't blink until brink of 'Armageddon' - Gary R. Roberts - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The negotiation between the NFL and NFL Players Association is a classic labor dispute. It's not unique to sports; it's the way collective bargaining goes in a lot of industries.

IPad Service Draws Scrutiny

New York Times - Miguel Helft - ‎42 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's new subscription service for iPad and iPhone applications, which has drawn complaints from some publishers, has also drawn the attention of federal antitrust regulators, according to a person with direct ...

FDA's Lap-Band decision is a boon for Allergan

Los Angeles Times - P.J. Huffstutter, Andrew Zajac - ‎1 hour ago‎
The FDA's approval to widen Lap-Band eligibility presents opportunity for Allergan but raises concerns about patient risks. The FDA has cleared the way for marketing the Lap-Band procedure to people who are significantly less obese than those who ...

Report: Sheen set to return to 'Men' on Feb. 28 - ‎16 minutes ago‎
"Hi! I'm back!" Charlie Sheen is scheduled to return to the set of "Two and a Half Men" on Feb. 28. The hiatus is almost over - Charlie Sheen now knows when he'll be back at work.

Arrest Made in Auburn Tree Poisoning

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr., 62, of Dadeville, Ala., was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief in connection with the poisoning of the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University.

Catastrophe Looming? The Risks of Rising Solar Storm Activity - Mike Wall - ‎5 hours ago‎
The sun let loose its most powerful eruption in more than four years Monday night (Feb. 14), disrupting radio communications in China and generating concern around the world.

It'll take two to tango at Daytona - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Kurt Busch crosses the finish line to win the first of the two NASCAR Gatorade Duel races. Lee Spencer is the senior NASCAR writer for FOXSports.

US February Philadelphia Business Outlook Report (Text)

Bloomberg - Alex Tanzi - ‎11 hours ago‎
The following is the text of the Philadelphia area manufacturing activity from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. According to respondents to the February Business Outlook ...

Raucous supporters rally around Libyan leader after day of violence

CNN International - Tim Lister, Salma Abdelaziz - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Raucous pro-government demonstrators took to the streets of Libya's capital overnight Thursday, state television reported, hours after at least seven were killed in clashes between security forces and those opposed to the ...

Consumer prices jump in January

Los Angeles Times - Don Lee - ‎4 hours ago‎
US inflation index rises 0.4% from December, the second straight monthly climb. Core inflation rises 0.2%, the highest monthly gain since October 2009.

Egypt: Iran asks for warships to pass Suez Canal

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
CAIRO (AP) - Two Iranian naval vessels have submitted a request to transit the Suez Canal, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
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