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LaHood warns of long waits, flight delays

Washington Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
Hundreds of air traffic control towers could be closed, and travelers could face flight delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours - a result of $600 million in cuts expected to hit the Federal Aviation Administration on March 1, Transportation Secretary Ray ...
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Abe vows to revive Japanese economy, sees no escalation with China

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Paul Eckert and Kiyoshi Takenaka. WASHINGTON | Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:09am EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Americans on Friday "I am back and so is Japan" and vowed to get the world's third biggest economy ...
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Pistorius family cheers as paralympic star set free on bail

euronews - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The prayers of Oscar Pistorius' family appear to have been heard as a South African court released him on bail. The Olympic and Paralympic star was unmoved as a judge ruled he was too famous to flee from the charge of murdering his girlfriend.
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Manhunt underway for suspects in fatal Las Vegas strip shooting

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Dan Whitcomb. Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:44pm EST. (Reuters) - A multi-state manhunt was under way on Friday for the men who shot dead an aspiring rapper as he drove on the Las Vegas Strip in a Maserati, touching off a fiery crash that killed a cab driver and ...
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Golden State Warriors rally past San Antonio Spurs in OT

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jarrett Jack had 30 points and 10 rebounds, David Lee added 25 points and 22 boards, and the Golden State Warriors rallied past the San Antonio Spurs 107-101 in overtime Friday night to snap a 16-game losing streak in the series.
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Divided Egypt opposition attacks Morsi on election call

Ynetnews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Egypt's opposition attacked President Mohamed Morsi on Friday for calling elections during a national crisis, but face a test of unity in challenging Islamists who have won every poll since the 2011 revolution.
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Ex-Legion priest testified he witnessed financial improprieties in disgraced ...

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A former priest for the disgraced Roman Catholic religious order the Legion of Christ said in sworn testimony recently made public that he witnessed financial improprieties at the order's operation in Rome.
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Fear of US Cuts Grows in States Where Aid Flows

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
States are increasingly alarmed that they could become collateral damage in Washington's latest fiscal battle, fearing that the impasse could saddle them with across-the-board spending cuts that threaten to slow their fragile recoveries or thrust them back into ...
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Officials confident ahead of weekend snowstorm

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
As another winter storm threatens the region with a blast of heavy wet snow, cities and towns are bracing for a third straight weekend of battling the elements in one of the snowiest months on record.
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Moody's strips UK of top rating

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Britain has suffered its first ever sovereign ratings downgrade from a major agency when Moody's stripped the country of its coveted top-notch triple-A rating, dealing a major blow to finance minister George Osborne.
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In euro zone, clouds still mask silver lining

Washington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
The euro-zone economy faces at least another year of recession and rising unemployment, European officials reported Friday, with some major nations expected to miss their government deficit targets despite painful rounds of cost cutting.
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Wall Street Halts Slide, but Ends Week Mixed

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Stocks rose on Friday, as strong earnings from big companies lifted the Dow Jones industrial average, but the broader Standard & Poor's 500-stock index posted its first weekly loss of the year.
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Pentagon Orders F-35 Jets Grounded

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Pentagon said on Friday that it had grounded all of its stealthy new F-35 fighter jets after an inspection found a crack in a turbine blade in the engine of one of the planes.
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UPDATE 2-HTC smartphone maker settles US software security case

Reuters - ‎14 hours ago‎
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:18pm EST. WASHINGTON Feb 22 (Reuters) - HTC America, which makes smartphones and tablets that use Android and Windows software, will settle a U.S.
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Sony bets on gaming with PlayStation 4 - ‎1 hour ago‎
The PlayStation 4 is a video games console for the connected generation. Unveiled in New York City, Sony's new machine will allow players to watch each other playing over the internet, or upload their own video stream at the touch of a button.
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Is Seth MacFarlane the right 'guy' for the Oscars?

OCRegister - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The 'Family Guy' creator, who ruffled feathers at the nominations announcement, joins the long and varied list of Oscar MCs.
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Staples Singers vocalist Cleotha Staples dies at age 78

Fox News - ‎12 hours ago‎
In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers.
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Dwayne Johnson Has 'A Heart Of A Lion' In 'Snitch'... But Still Kicks Ass - ‎8 hours ago‎
Actor chats with MTV News about taking on a fact-based role and continuing 'Fast and Furious.' By Kevin P. Sullivan (@KPSull) , with reporting by Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz).
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Steven Tyler Talks Cocaine: "You Could Say I Snorted Half of Peru"

E! Online - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Steven Tyler has finally put a more realistic dollar figure on how much money he's, er, blown in his life. Not that he hasn't already talked and written extensively about past drug use, but the Aerosmith frontman says in a new interview airing Sunday on ...
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Bubba Watson the only top-10 seed left at Match Play

USA TODAY - ‎10 hours ago‎
MARANA, Arizona (AP) - And then there was one. One day after Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods went home, more top seeds followed Friday in the Match Play Championship until Masters champion Bubba Watson was the only seed from the top 10 remaining ...
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Blackhawks set NHL record with 2-1 win over Sharks

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (AP) - For 17 games, nobody has been able to beat the Chicago Blackhawks in regulation. Now they own the best start in NHL history all to themselves.
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Ronda Rousey is unparalleled magnet for UFC's first female fight

Los Angeles Times
7 hours ago
Written by
Lance Pugmire
Dana White, Ultimate Fighting Championship president, can't say how many female fans his organization draws, but he's certain the number will spike upward Saturday night.
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Tony Parker's awesome, but he's not the MVP, and that's OK

Yahoo! Sports (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
Tony Parker goes around and over Eric Bledsoe en route to another layup. (AP/Mark J. Terrill). After a sensational nationally televised performance in a beat-'em-down win over the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night - an outing ...
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Jim Harbaugh: 49ers 'unlikely' to release Alex Smith

11 hours ago
Written by
Lindsay Jones
INDIANAPOLIS - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will either be traded or remain with the team this offseason, coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday at the NFL scouting combine.
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Bumblebees sense flowers' electric fields

BBC News - ‎Feb 21, 2013‎
When used with visual signals, electrical cues can enhance the bee's memory of floral rewards. Researchers suggest this method of signalling provides rapid and dynamic communication between plants and pollinators.
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Evolution may have given humans unique brain structures, say scientists

Science Recorder - ‎11 hours ago‎
Has evolution given humans unique brain structures? For years, scientists have been asking themselves this question. Now, scientists from the University of Leuven have the first piece of evidence that could prove that humans have unique cortical brain ...
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Anti-HIV drug effort in South Africa yields dramatic results

Los Angeles Times
44 minutes ago
Written by
Monte Morin
Two studies find that an expensive antiretroviral drug campaign in rural KwaZulu-Natal province has reduced risk and extended life expectancy by more than 11 years.
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