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On Eve of Health Meeting, Big Questions Still Linger

New York Times - David Leonhardt - ‎1 hour ago‎
Three years ago this month, a presidential candidate - John Edwards, as a matter of fact - started a debate on health reform by announcing a plan to cover the uninsured.

2 Shot at Colorado Middle School

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
A teacher tackled a man armed with a high-powered rifle just after two teenage students were shot Tuesday at a suburban Denver middle school that's just miles from Columbine High School, the site of one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, ...
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Before Justices, First Amendment and Aid to Terrorists

New York Times - Adam Liptak - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The line between speech protected by the First Amendment and aid to terrorists appeared elusive at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and the justices' lively questioning complicated rather than clarified matters.

Netanyahu faces double intifada from Palestinians and settlers

Ha'aretz - Aluf Benn - ‎2 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is busy day and night, preparing Israel for a fateful confrontation with Iran. But his real problem may occur elsewhere.

Afghanistan observer sees disappointment

CNN International - Tom Evans - ‎41 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- As the top NATO commander in Afghanistan publicly apologized for the latest civilian deaths in the war, one of his former advisers said Tuesday the Afghan people have "crystallized their frustration" on the issue of civilian ...

Haaretz exclusive: Hamas founder's son worked for Shin Bet for years

Ha'aretz - Avi Issacharoff - ‎1 hour ago‎
The son of a leading Hamas figure, who famously converted to Christianity, served for over a decade as the Shin Bet security service's most valuable source in the militant organization's leadership, Haaretz has learned.

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Pentagon OKs lifting ban on women in submarines

Reuters - Phil Stewart, Susan Cornwell - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday it is moving ahead with plans to end the US military's ban on allowing women to serve in submarines.

NTSB panel faults subway oversight

USA Today - Alan Levin - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jack Gruber, USA TODAY By Alan Levin, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Safety oversight in the nation's subway systems is haphazard, lacks teeth and hampered by conflicts of interest, according to accident reports and transportation safety experts.

Air Force, Army leaders seek more data on 'don't ask, don't tell'

Washington Post - Ed O'Keefe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ed O'Keefe Top leaders of the Air Force and Army weighed in Tuesday about the possible repeal of the armed forces' ban on gays in the military, saying they have concerns about the change and want to hear more from the Pentagon on the matter.

US STOCKS-Wall Street drops along with consumer confidence

Reuters - Leah Schnurr, Kenneth Barry - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - US stocks suffered their biggest one-day decline in nearly three weeks on Tuesday after a sharp drop in consumer confidence heightened worries over one of the most vulnerable areas of the economy.

Recall Dims Japan's Export Outlook

Wall Street Journal - Takashi Mochizuki - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Japanese government acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that Toyota Motor Corp.'s massive global recall could have a knock-on effect on the world's second-largest economy, which is struggling to overcome deflationary ...

Google notified of EC complaints

Reuters - Alexei Oreskovic, Caroline Copley - ‎36 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The European Commission is considering complaints from three online companies regarding Google Inc's (GOOG.

Apple releases, pulls iPad SDK beta, camera hints inside

Ars Technica - Chris Foresman - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple released a third beta of the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK on Tuesday afternoon, the version of the iPhone OS that is exclusively for the upcoming iPad.

Yahoo partners with Twitter to boost social features

Reuters - Alexei Oreskovic, Carol Bishopric - ‎35 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc plans to integrate Twitter into its collection of websites, as the company seeks to enhance the appeal of its online properties with popular social networking features.

FCC Study Underscores Need for Broader Broadband

PC World - David Coursey - ‎6 hours ago‎
The FCC reports that 93 million Americans--that's 35 percent of those over age 5--lack broadband access at home. Worse, the digital divide is getting more severe, hurting all of us--especially small businesses.

TV star Charlie Sheen follows wife on rehab road

Reuters - Jill Serjeant, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Actor Charlie Sheen, star of US television's hit comedy "Two and a Half Men," has followed his wife and entered a rehabilitation facility as the couple try to put their lives back together after a ...

Tiger still holds golf hostage

USA Today - Doug Ferguson - ‎4 hours ago‎
MARANA, Ariz. - The latest gossip has Tiger Woods resuming his therapy some 2000 miles away from where he made his public apology last Friday, which -- if true -- would be a comical coincidence in one respect.

Bristol Palin Lands TV Gig!

Us Magazine - ‎5 hours ago‎
She will play herself on an upcoming episode of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager, it was announced Tuesday.

US happy with silver in nordic combined

Houston Chronicle - David Barron - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Brett Camerota, Todd Lodwick, Johnny Spillane and Bill Demong celebrate after winning the silver medal for the United States. WHISTLER, British Columbia - After years of work, miles of travel, ...

Medals in pocket, Miller still pushing

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP Pushing it too fast from the moment he left the opening gate. Almost crashing twice before finally hanging it up. Then skiing away without so much as a wave to the crowd, perhaps in search of a cold one.

American women peaking for gold medal game with Canada

Kansas City Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Sports Network Hockey has taken Team USA's Angela Ruggiero to great heights. A gold medal as a high-schooler in 1998. National awards.

Pandemic has not yet peaked, WHO experts advise

Reuters - Stephanie Nebehay, Maggie Fox - ‎1 hour ago‎
Recruits of the paramilitary police receive injections of the H1N1 vaccine at a military base in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 2, 2010.

Health Buzz: Pediatrician Group Wants Killer Hot Dogs Remodeled

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎8 hours ago‎
It's easy to giggle over the killer-hot-dog headlines that have been sparked by the American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation that to prevent choking, hot dogs should come with a warning label.

FDA warns of heart problem with HIV drug combo

Reuters - Bill Berkrot, Lisa Richwine - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The US Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that HIV drugs Invirase and Norvir might lead to an abnormal heart rhythm when used in combination, according to preliminary data the agency is reviewing.

Evidence That Little Touches Do Mean So Much

New York Times - Benedict Carey - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
Psychologists have long studied the grunts and winks of nonverbal communication, the vocal tones and facial expressions that carry emotion.

Oral cancer can be especially cruel

CNN - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
By Madison Park, CNN Film critic Roger Ebert lost his jaws to complications from a head and neck cancer. (CNN) -- It brought a tough, All-Star NBA coach to tears this week.

Danger of Daily Aspirin

Wall Street Journal - Anna Wilde Mathews - ‎11 hours ago‎
If you're taking a daily aspirin for your heart, you may want to reconsider. For years, many middle-aged people have taken the drug in hopes of reducing the chance of a heart attack or stroke.

The Most Amazing Craigslist Ad Up In Here! (PICTURE)

Huffington Post (blog) (satire) - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
This is quite possibly the greatest Craigslist ad of all time. And not in the "crazy person had access to a computer and wants a woman to sit in a tub of pasta" sort of way.

As lockout looms, NFL teams grappling with D-Day planning

SI.com - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we ease our way into an NFL offseason that increasingly feels like the quiet (2010) before the storm (2011)... As the league's looming labor issues begin demanding more of our attention, ...