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Russia starts cleanup after meteor strike

CNN - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Chelyabinsk, Russia (CNN) -- A day after a spectacular meteor blast shook Russia's Urals region, the cleanup operation got under way Saturday in the hard-hit Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
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Steenkamp leaves haunting TV show message

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎29 minutes ago‎
A celebrity TV show has aired haunting footage of Oscar Pistorius's slain girlfriend speaking about the need to leave a positive mark on life, words laden with unintended poignancy two days after her shocking death.
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No central agency oversees, inspects cruise ships

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
MIAMI - A maze of maritime regulations and fragmented oversight of the cruise industry make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety record of ships they're about to board for vacation.
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Romanian film "Child's Pose" wins Berlin Golden Bear

Reuters - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By Mike Collett-White. BERLIN | Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:14pm EST. BERLIN (Reuters) - "Child's Pose", a Romanian drama about a domineering mother using her social position to try to save her son from jail, won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film ...
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Could the Next Pope Come From the United...

ABC News - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Conventional wisdom holds that no one from the United States could be elected pope, that the superpower has more than enough worldly influence without an American in the seat of St. Peter.
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Pakistan market bomb kills scores

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
A bomb attack on a crowded grocery market in a Shia-dominated neighbourhood in Pakistan has left at least 65 people dead and more than 180 wounded.
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Iran's Leader says US will receive a proper response if it acts logically

Tehran Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep3(110).jpg TEHRAN - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the United States will receive an appropriate response if it revises its illogical attitude in ...
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Xenophon deported by Malaysia

The Australian - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Image; Video. Nick Xenophon. Senator Nick Xenophon being detained at Kuala Lumpur's International Airport in Malaysia. Picture: Office of Nick Xenophon Source: Supplied.

Conviction Thrown out in 2008 Ala....

ABC News - ‎14 minutes ago‎
An Alabama appeals court has thrown out the 2009 conviction and death sentence of a man tried for killing four small children by tossing them off a coastal bridge, ruling that publicity surrounding the case made it impossible for the suspect to have a fair trial in ...
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Stray plane, abortion protesters par for Obama's weekend course

Palm Beach Post - ‎31 minutes ago‎
One of two military aircraft is seen flying above the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City as they chase off a small airplane that entered the restricted air space above the club on Saturday.
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Drones are taking to the skies in the US

Los Angeles Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - While a national debate has erupted over the Obama administration's lethal drone strikes overseas, federal authorities have stepped up efforts to license surveillance drones for law enforcement and other uses in U.S.
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US regulators investigate Zurich-based traders for insider trading in Heinz deal

Gant Daily - ‎6 hours ago‎
New York, NY, United States (4E) - U.S. regulators Friday received an emergency court order allowing them to freeze a Swiss bank account suspected for insider trading before the buyout of Heinz by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital was announced.
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G-20 moves to allay fears of 'currency war'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Top finance officials of the Group of 20 largest economies sought Saturday to allay fears of a "currency war," pledging not to target exchange rates to gain a competitive advantage in trade.
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Icahn Using Options in Herbalife Salvo - ‎7 hours ago‎
Carl Icahn is using options as his primary weapon of choice in the titanic battle over Herbalife. According to new filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the billionaire investor bought calls for the bulk of his 13 percent ownership in the company.
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Facebook Attackers Exploited Java Zero-Day Bug

PC Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
Java's reputation took a beating again, after Facebook revealed that attackers had infiltrated its internal systems after exploiting a zero-day vulnerability.
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Microsoft job post gives more info about 'Windows Blue'

CNET - ‎2 hours ago‎
A new job posting by the company verifies that Windows Blue will include user experience improvements, not just under-the-covers interface tweaks.
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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries divorce is headed to trial in May, says judge

New York Daily News - ‎Feb 15, 2013‎
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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Kim Kardashian Sacrifices Her Couch ... for $5 Million Mansion Sale - ‎2 hours ago‎
If you're a couch in Kim Kardashian's house, don't get too attached -- TMZ has learned when she unloaded her Beverly Hills mansion recently ... all the primo furniture was included in the price. Sources tell us ... Kim quietly sold her 4,000-square-foot pad -- the ...
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Hugh Grant Is a Dad – Again!

People Magazine - ‎40 minutes ago‎
A little over a year after welcoming daughter Tabitha in 2011, Hugh Grant, 52, is taking another stab at fatherhood. The actor recently took to Twitter to announce that he and Tinglan Hong, 33, have added another baby - a son!
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'Killing Lincoln' review: An epic tale tediously told

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
On networks with historical bents, there is always a fair amount of Lincoln-mania this time of year - PBS' "American Experience" just repeated its excellent miniseries "Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided," - and what with Steven Spielberg's big ...
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Michael Jordan's 50 most memorable points

Chicago Tribune - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points - adding up to 50.
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Tennessee trounces Kentucky by 30 in first game without Nerlens Noel

1 hour ago
Written by
Scott Gleeson
Kentucky's post-Nerlens Noel era got off to a horrendous start in a game at Knoxville on Saturday. UK took on Tennessee, a middle-of-the-pack SEC team, and looked sluggish from the get-go in the team's first game without its injured star player who tore the ...
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Lakers, Celtics talking Howard-for-Rondo trade: report

New York Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Two of the most well-known players in the NBA might be traded - for each other. The Lakers and Celtics have had preliminary talks about putting together a blockbuster trade, according to CBSSports.
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Serena to meet Azarenka in Doha final - ‎3 hours ago‎
Current world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and American Serena Williams won their respective semifinal matches on Saturday at the $2.369 million Qatar Open.
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Sabathia throws off the mound

Yahoo! Sports - ‎38 minutes ago‎
New York Yankees' CC Sabathia pitches during a workout at baseball spring training, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum).
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Tiny mutation may have shaped modern humans, scientists say

Los Angeles Times
20 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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Strange supernova remnant harbors Milky Way's youngest black hole

Ars Technica
4 hours ago
Written by
Matthew Francis
Composite X-ray/optical/radio image of the supernova remnant W49B. The structure and composition of this remnant hints that it was a gamma ray burst - one of the most violent explosions known - and likely harbors a black hole at its center.
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Smoking synthetic marijuana may damage kidneys

USA TODAY - ‎Feb 14, 2013‎
Smoking synthetic marijuana may damage kidneys. Cathy Payne, USA TODAY7:11p.m. EST February 14, 2013. Synthetic cannabinoids are not safe alternatives to marijuana, a report's co-author says.
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Flu trending downward, but still hitting elderly hard

USA TODAY - ‎Feb 15, 2013‎
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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