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Nuclear Inspectors Say Their Mission to Iran Has Failed

New York Times -
International nuclear inspectors reported Tuesday evening that their mission to Iran had failed, with Tehran blocking their access to a site the inspectors believe could have been used for tests on how to produce a nuclear weapon, and refusing to agree ...
France 24

Justices Take Up Race as a Factor in College Entry

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - In a 2003 decision that the majority said it expected would last for 25 years, the Supreme Court allowed public colleges and universities to take account of race in admission decisions.

Treasury to release corporate tax plan Wednesday

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will propose lowering the current 35 percent corporate tax rate, while at the same time eliminating loopholes and subsidies and imposing a minimum tax on the overseas profits of American companies.

The Santorum question: Is he too extreme for the middle?

Los Angeles Times -
On abortion, same-sex marriage and other social issues, he's the most conservative of the GOP candidates. But he'll need the swing vote to win.

Deron Williams: Jeremy Lin for real

By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets delivered what he calls "payback" to Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks Monday night, dropping 38 points on him and leading his team to a 100-92 win that silenced a celebrity-filled ...

Adele raises middle finger at the Brit Awards

Entertainment Weekly -
by Annie Barrett You're gonna wish you never had cut her off! In an act of defiance against “the suits” who interrupted her acceptance speech for British Album of the Year - and perhaps to show solidarity with Super Bowl pharaoh bitch goddess MIA ...

Doctors struggle to save wounded children in Homs

(CNN) -- The shrapnel wound is in the toddler's left side. The boy needs "a proper hospital," the doctor says, not the makeshift clinic in the Syrian city of Homs where he's being treated.

Yemen must address people's problems, analysts say

By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY As Yemenis voted Tuesday to replace their dictator of 34 years, analysts say Yemen must address the legitimate grievances of the country's factions rather than continue a military crackdown that has cost hundreds of lives.

Ash Wednesday: Churches make last-minute calls to ash merchants

Los Angeles Times -
By Steve Padilla There was a time when churches prepared for Ash Wednesday by burning the dried palms from the previous Palm Sunday.

Costumes, beads consume Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Detroit Free Press -
Actress Mariska Hargitay smiles as she boards her float at the staging area for the start of the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.

Gay Marriage: why Prop. 8 appeal is not going to Supreme Court ... yet

Christian Science Monitor -
The coalition of groups that backs Prop. 8, California's ban on gay marriage, has asked all the judges of the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case decided by a three-judge panel on Feb. 7. An appeal to the US Supreme Court could still follow.

Dow Touches 13000 but Can't Hold On

Wall Street Journal -
By JONATHAN CHENG And CHRISTIAN BERTHELSEN The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 13000 for the first time in almost four years, though it failed to hang onto the gains through the day's end.

Greek bailout plan now moves to the IMF

Washington Post -
Debate over the rescue plan for Greece now shifts to the International Monetary Fund, which must decide whether it is willing to risk more money on a new bailout effort that the fund's own analysis shows has a strong possibility of failing.

NYMEX-Oil inches down after 9-mth high close; eyes on China PMI

Reuters -
| SINGAPORE Feb 22 (Reuters) - US crude edged down on Wednesday after closing at the highest in nine months on support from tighter supplies as buyers of Iranian oil in Asia and Europe cut their purchases from Tehran on Western sanctions.

J&J CEO Weldon Is Out

Wall Street Journal -
By JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF And JOANN S. LUBLIN Johnson & Johnson picked company veteran Alex Gorsky as its next chief executive, giving him the reins to a health products giant that makes some of the world's most well-regarded medicines but whose ...

Rick's Religious Fanaticism

New York Times -
WASHINGTON Rick Santorum has been called a latter-day Savonarola. That's far too grand. He's more like a small-town mullah.

Super PAC donors revealed: Who are the power players in the GOP primary?

Washington Post -
Harold C. Simmons, a billionaire corporate raider from Texas, pulled out his checkbook on Jan. 13 and gave $100000 to a super PAC backing Mitt Romney, then donated $5 million more to another PAC stacked with Romney confidants.

Evangelist raises Obama faith issue again, 'has no idea' what president believes

Christian Science Monitor -
Graham, who has led the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association since his father's retirement, also repeated earlier remarks linking Obama to Islam through his African ancestry and said the Muslim world saw him as a Muslim.

An E-Mail App Arrives for the BlackBerry Tablet

New York Times -
OTTAWA - Research in Motion, the company that introduced wireless e-mail to the world, on Tuesday finally brought e-mail to its tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Megaupload Founder Deemed a Low Flight Risk, Released on Bail

PCWorld -
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG-News-Service:Sydney-Bureau Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was granted bail on Wednesday in a New Zealand court after a judge found he is not a flight risk, disagreeing with two previous rulings that kept him in jail.

Twitter updates iPhone and Android apps, releases Kindle Fire app

VentureBeat -
With one fell swoop, Twitter has confronted privacy concerns, returned missed features to its mobile audience, and opened its information network up to even more tablet-toting folks.

Sony Takes the Long View With its New PlayStation Vita

PCWorld -
By Jay Alabaster, IDG News PlayStation VitaThe PlayStation Vita launches Wednesday in the US and Europe with Sony's biggest sales event in recent memory -- parties with celebrities, midnight store openings and a $50 million sales campaign.

Rihanna and Chris Brown put forth two songs and raise questions

Los Angeles Times -
Note: This is an expanded review from yesterday's post, "Rihanna, Chris Brown reunite with not one, but two songs." While the music media world was wringing its hands about Chris Brown's appearing on Rihanna's remix of “Birthday Cake,” the two former ...

'Glee' recap: On My Way

Baltimore Sun -
By L'Oreal Thompson Wow. That's all I can say about the winter finale of'Glee.' If you need someone to talk to, please visit TheTrevorProject.

Comcast Takes Aim at Netflix

Wall Street Journal -
By SAM SCHECHNER Comcast will launch an Internet streaming-video service that will give existing Comcast video customers a selection of old TV shows and movies, Sam Schechner reports on digits.

Georgetown vs. Seton Hall: Hoyas trampled by hot-shooting Pirates, 73-55

Washington Post -
NEWARK, NJ - Jordan Theodore scored a career-high 29 points to lead Seton Hall to the signature win it needed for its NCAA tournament resume, a 73-55 victory over No.

Report: Abreu would prefer to be traded -
By Alden Gonzalez / | 02/21/12 7:15 PM EST TEMPE, Ariz. -- Bobby Abreu is apparently giving the Angels an ultimatum. The veteran slugger, now without a set role on the Angels with so many other candidates at designated hitter, ...

Hubble discovers 'waterworld' orbiting red-dwarf star

The State Column -
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a new class of planet, a “waterworld” concealed by a soupy, vaporous atmosphere, according to a press release from HubbleSite.

Cosmic Hurricane: Black Hole Has 20 Million MPH Winds -
Scientists have measured the fastest winds yet observed from a stellar-mass black hole, shedding light on the behavior of these curious cosmic objects.

Heart attack symptoms 'differ in women'

BBC News -
By Dominic Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News Fewer women than men suffering from a heart attack appear to experience chest pain symptoms, according to a study of more than one million people in the US.

FDA: New suppliers to ease 2 cancer drug shortages

The Associated Press -
TRENTON, NJ (AP) - Federal regulators said Tuesday that they've approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages - at least for the time being - that have left patients and parents frightened about missing life-saving ...

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