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Debate reveals dangers of earmark bashing

Los Angeles Times -
By Kim Geiger Earmarks have been a favorite talking point for this crop of GOP presidential candidates, but a discussion of the topic during Wednesday night's debate revealed none of the candidates is quite as pure as they'd like to seem.
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George Huguely guilty of second-degree murder

Washington Post -
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday and could face more than 40 years in prison.

Ghastly Images Flow From Shattered Syrian City

New York Times -
CAIRO - During a terrifying two minutes on Wednesday morning, 11 rockets slammed into a single apartment building in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, the city in Syria that has been besieged by government forces for 19 days.

Lin Is Unlikely to Be Placed on the US Olympic Team

New York Times -
The past three weeks have no doubt made many big-time college basketball programs and NBA teams wish they had seized the chance to add Jeremy Lin to their rosters.

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Mobile applications to post privacy policies before installation under ...

Washington Post -
SAN FRANCISCO - California is clamping down on nosy mobile applications, telling them they must give people advance warning if they want to keep pulling sensitive information from smartphones and computer tablets.

Iran defiant as UN nuclear talks fail

Reuters -
By Fredrik Dahl and Parisa Hafezi | VIENNA/TEHRAN (Reuters) - The UN nuclear watchdog ended its latest mission to Iran after talks on Tehran's suspected secret atomic weapons research failed, a setback likely to increase the risk of confrontation with ...

Argentine commuter train crashes, killing 49 people

Reuters -
By Hilary Burke and Magdalena Morales | BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A packed commuter train crashed at a Buenos Aires station during Wednesday's morning rush hour, killing 49 people and injuring more than 600 in Argentina's worst rail disaster in three ...

Governor of Virginia Calls for Changes in Abortion Bill

New York Times -
Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia reversed his position on Wednesday on a bill requiring women to have a vaginal ultrasound before undergoing an abortion.

Justices Appear Open to Affirming Medal Law

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Over the course of an hourlong argument on Wednesday, the Supreme Court seemed gradually to accept that it might be able to uphold a federal law that makes it a crime to lie about military honors, notwithstanding the First Amendment's free ...

Stepmom, grandmother charged in girl's running death

Fox News -
GADSDEN, Ala. - At the end of a dirt road leading to a double-wide trailer in rural Alabama, authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin was being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars.

Shares Down Modestly, Ending a 4-Day Streak

New York Times -
Stocks closed lower Wednesday for the first time in four trading days. Some investors worried about the details of a bailout deal reached for Greece on Tuesday.

HP Revenue and Profit Fall; More Trouble Is Expected

New York Times -
Hewlett-Packard reported Wednesday that net income fell sharply and warned of continued weakness, but its new chief executive expressed confidence in her ability to turn the company around.

Obama signs payroll tax cut extension into law, includes jobless benefits

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed the payroll tax cut extension into law Wednesday, notching an election-year victory and rare bipartisan agreement in the continuing partisan battle over jobs, taxes and debt.

IMF turns sights to its Greek bailout contribution

Reuters -
By Lesley Wroughton | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Now that Greece has secured a European bailout deal, the International Monetary Fund is trying to identify its financial contribution to the 130 billion euro ($172.13 billion) rescue package, IMF officials ...

GOP rivals pass contraception debate, hit Obama

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The Republican presidential candidates are trying to avoid a debate on contraception and instead are looking to keep the focus of their criticism on President Barack Obama.

Romney, Santorum swap charges in fiery 20th debate

The Associated Press -
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Primed for a fight, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum traded fiery accusations about health care, spending earmarks and federal bailouts Wednesday night in the 20th and possibly final debate of the roller-coaster race for the Republican ...

Santorum fights charges he's a "fake" conservative

CBS News -
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday night fought back against charges from his GOP rivals that he's a "fake" fiscal conservative, pointing to the ratings he received as a legislator from conservative groups and his plan to ...

Ex-Apple Man Streams Flash onto the iPad

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By Caleb Garling First, OnLive put Windows on the iPad. And now the free-thinking San Francisco startup has gone so far as to put Adobe Flash on Apple's holy tablet.

Behind the Google Goggles, Virtual Reality

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SAN FRANCISCO - It wasn't so long ago that legions of people began walking the streets, talking to themselves. On closer inspection, many of them turned out to be wearing tiny earpieces that connected wirelessly to their smartphones.

Google to Launch TV Service

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The company filed an application last week to provide video service to residents of Kansas City, Mo., according to The Wall Street Journal.

Sacha Baron Cohen plans red carpet stunt, but Academy's unamused

Chicago Sun-Times -
BY BILL ZWECKER February 22, 2012 8:38PM † Wild card Sacha Baron Cohen is threatening to show up on the red carpet in costume (and character) as the ruthless tyrant from his new film “The Dictator” - obviously to promote it to one of the world's ...

Seinfeld Actor Survives After Shooting Self in Head

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By Hanh Nguyen, TV GUIDE Seinfeld actor Daniel von Bargen, who's best known for playing George Costanza's boss Mr. Kruger in the sitcom, is in critical condition after a failed suicide attempt earlier this week, TMZ reports.

Simon Cowell says learned to keep his mouth shut

Reuters -
| LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television entrepreneur Simon Cowell says he's learned one lesson from the US launch of his TV show "The X Factor".

Lindsay Lohan in probation 'home stretch,' judge says

Los Angeles Times -
Lindsay Lohan had another positive day in court Wednesday, with Judge Stephanie Sautner saying she's in the "home stretch" of a probation saga that dates to 2007.

Out on bond for murder charge, Ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton jailed on Ga ...

Washington Post -
RIVERDALE, Ga. - Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton is back in jail. Out on bond on charges that he killed a woman in an August drive-by shooting in south Atlanta, authorities say he was jailed on Wednesday after being pulled over for speeding and ...

Brian Schmitz: Magic Johnson made 1992 event it more than an All-Star game

Orlando Sentinel -
When I think back, 20 years later, it was the way it was meant to end. There would be more time left for Earvin "Magic" Johnson, even if nobody really knew it on that memorable day in Orlando.

Lamar Odom not available vs. Lakers

By Tim MacMahon DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks forward Lamar Odom is not available for Wednesday night's game against his former team.

To advance, Tiger needs to improve

By Farrell Evans MARANA, Ariz. -- On Wednesday, Tiger Woods gave a laborious demonstration of why he hasn't won an official professional event in two and a half years.

Was Einstein wrong - or was the cable loose?

Reuters -
By Robert Evans and Julie Steenhuysen | GENEVA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world of science was upended last year when an experiment appeared to show one of Einstein's fundamental theories was wrong - but now the lab behind it says the result could have ...

Genetic Maker of Men Is Diminished but Holding Its Ground, Researchers Say

New York Times -
Men, or at least male biologists, have long been alarmed that their tiny Y chromosome, once the same size as its buxom partner, the X, will continue to wither away until it simply vanishes.

FDA Advisers Bless New Diet Drug

Wall Street Journal -
By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN A federal advisory panel overwhelmingly backed the weight-loss drug Qnexa, clearing the way for the Food and Drug Administration to potentially approve a prescription diet drug for the first time in more than a decade.

Women With Migraine Have Increased Risk of Depression

Doctors Lounge -
Women with current or past history of migraine, with or without aura, are at increased risk for developing depression, according to a study being released in advance of its presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, ...


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