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Alexander M. Haig Jr., at 85; was Reagan's secretary of state

Boston Globe - Mark Feeney - ‎5 hours ago‎
Alexander Haig Jr. also served as White House chief of staff during the Nixon administration. He was a four-star general. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff/File 1988) By Mark Feeney Alexander M. Haig Jr.
Alexander Haig Dies at Age 85 Wall Street Journal

Live From Washington! It's Obama Health Care Drama

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AP The latest on President Obama, his administration and other news from Washington and around the nation. Join the discussion.

CPAC Convention is Open Season on Obama

ABC News - Rachel Martin - ‎6 hours ago‎
This year's CPAC convention was an all-out assault against President Obama, his party and his policies. Conservatives fire up for big November for GOP and look ahead to 2010 races.

Ukraine's Tymoshenko set to fight on

BBC News - Dariya Merkusheva - ‎11 hours ago‎
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko withdrew her appeal case against the elections results from the Supreme Administrative court and the court has closed the case.

Dutch political crisis over war

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amsterdam - A furious dispute over the war in Afghanistan on Saturday brought down the Dutch government, bitterly divided over whether its forces should stay or go as NATO deepens its engagement against the Taliban.

Food, medicine lacking in Afghan assault zone

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
KABUL - People living on the front line of a major US-led offensive against Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan are trapped in their homes with little access to food and health care, rights groups say.

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Joe Stack IRS attack and the growth of the tax resistance movement

Christian Science Monitor - Patrik Jonsson - ‎12 hours ago‎
Federal tax authorities spend a lot of time trying to convince Americans like IRS attacker Joe Stack that paying taxes is part of one's civic duty.

Michelle Obama thinks doubts about her have eased

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama wears blinders, of sorts. That helps her to see the real America. As the first lady put it in an interview Saturday, the people she's met and the causes she's taken up have put her in touch with a side of the country far ...

In the Nation | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/21/2010

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - On the recession's front lines, governors are struggling to chart the road ahead for states staggered by unrelenting joblessness and cut-to-the-bone budgets even as Washington reports signs of economic growth.

For Credit Cards, A New Day, Fee

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Waters - ‎3 hours ago‎
For the first time in three years, credit-card issuers are ramping up their mailbox solicitations. But don't expect to see your father's credit-card appeals.
Big changes in credit cards Asbury Park Press

Rate hike furor shows delicate task ahead for Fed

Reuters - Ann Saphir, Kristina Cooke - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The sharp financial market reaction to the Federal Reserve's discount rate increase -- despite its assurances that the hike is not monetary tightening -- shows the tricky communication task officials face as they tiptoe toward an ...

Official: IRS-Worker Threats Rise

Wall Street Journal - Martin Vaughan - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—The federal agency charged with ensuring the safety of IRS employees said it has seen an uptick in the past several years in threats against agency personnel.

Schools in China Say They Weren't Behind Hacking

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Two prominent schools in China dispute allegations that hacking attacks on Google and other firms originated from them, a report said Saturday.

School district: Spy Webcams activated 42 times

CNET - Chris Matyszczyk - ‎14 hours ago‎

Privacy, complexity seen as Google blind spots

San Francisco Chronicle - James Temple - ‎14 hours ago‎
The recent privacy backlash over Google Buzz, the company's new social-networking service, is the latest in a series of launch fumbles that some argue reveal troubling blind spots within the Internet giant.

"Hurt Locker," "Up in the Air" win key film awards

Reuters - Danny Moloshok, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎4 hours ago‎
Actor Jeremy Renner from the film ''The Hurt Locker'' poses on the red carpet at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 23, 2010.

Turkish Film Wins in Berlin, Polanski Honored

ABC News - Mike Collett-White, Sarah Marsh - ‎10 hours ago‎
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish drama "Honey" was the surprise winner of the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film festival on Saturday, and Roman Polanski, fighting extradition to the United States, ...

Kristen Stewart Says 'Twilight' Role Is Harder Than People Think

MTV.com - Larry Carroll - ‎20 hours ago‎
'It's so hard to compare roles - [but playing Bella] was difficult for other reasons,' actress says. By Larry Carroll BEVERLY HILLS, California - Ever since she broke through playing Jodie Foster's tough, imperiled daughter in the 2002 hit film "Panic ...

Hockey games cap weekend full of Olympic rivalries

Washington Post - Noah Trister - ‎39 minutes ago‎
AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- If rivalries are your thing, this is quite a weekend at the Vancouver Olympics. Last time the Winter Games were held in Canada, the big head-to-head matchups were in figure skating.

Cal Poly defeats Hawaii 102-89 in BracketBuster

San Jose Mercury News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
AP HONOLULU—Lorenzo Keeler scored 31 points and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo hit 11 3-pointers in a 102-89 victory over Hawaii in a BracketBuster game Saturday night.
Recap: Hawaii vs. Cal Poly TheNewsTribune.com

Ohno Stakes Claim as US King of Winter

New York Times - Greg Bishop - ‎2 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - As Apolo Ohno skated slowly around the rink at Pacific Coliseum, he held both the American flag and seven fingers above his head.

Anti-retrovirals could halt Aids spread in five years

BBC News - Victoria Gill - ‎5 hours ago‎
Anti-retroviral treatments (ARVs) and universal testing could stop the spread of Aids in South Africa within five years, a top scientist says.

Senate report links diabetes drug Avandia to heart attacks

CNN - ‎12 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- The diabetes drug Avandia is linked with tens of thousands of heart attacks, and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks for years but worked to keep them from the public, according to a Senate committee report released Saturday.

Sex hormone progesterone to get head injury trial

BBC News - Victoria Gill - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Natural progesterone, the sex hormone used in the first contraceptive pills, is to be tested on patients with severe head injuries.

Small Reactors Generate Big Hopes

Wall Street Journal - Rebecca Smith - ‎Feb 17, 2010‎
A new type of nuclear reactor—smaller than a rail car and one tenth the cost of a big plant—is emerging as a contender to reshape the nation's resurgent nuclear power industry.

Fear the blobfish

Los Angeles Times - John Kass - ‎Feb 17, 2010‎
Federal fish fighters this week are preparing further assaults on the feared Asian carp, with nets, electrified fences, poison - whatever they can do to stop the terrifying beast from entering the Great Lakes.

Booking a Flight the Frugal Way

New York Times (blog) - Matt Gross - ‎Feb 16, 2010‎
It used to be so simple. You wanted to go to Paris, so you called a travel agency, gave them your dates and budget, and with any luck, you soon had in your hands a real paper ticket with a real dollar value.

Tiger, you owe me nothing

CNN - Roland Martin - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Roland Martin says Tiger Woods should be accountable to the public only for what he does as a golfer, not in his private life. Roland S. Martin says Tiger Woods doesn't need to apologize to America Tiger ...

Gary Reback: Why the Technology Sector Should Care About Google Books

TechCrunch (blog) - ‎Feb 16, 2010‎
by Guest Author on Feb 16, 2010 Antitrust lawyer and Open Book Alliance leader Gary Reback has been called the “antitrust champion” and the “protector of the marketplace” by the National Law Journal, and has been at the forefront of many of the most ...