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Santorum Vows to Wage a Long, Fierce Battle

New York Times -
TROY, Mich. - Rick Santorum said on Saturday that the race for the Republican presidential nomination is “going to go a long time,” and he vowed that he would “fight fire with fire” against attacks from his chief rival, Mitt Romney.
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Syria set for constitution referendum amid unrest

BBC News -
The Syrian government is holding a national referendum on a new constitution, amid continuing violent unrest and a boycott by the opposition.

NATO Recalls Staff from Afghan Ministries After Shooting

Voice of America -
February 25, 2012 NATO Recalls Staff from Afghan Ministries After Shooting VOA News NATO has recalled all staff working at Afghan government ministries after two US officers were shot dead at close range inside a secure command center at the Interior ...

Investor Warren Buffett calls his housing prediction 'dead wrong'

Los Angeles Times -
The billionaire, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, addresses his prediction that the US housing market would be in recovery by now.

Thinking of Retirement, Stern Endorses His Deputy as His Successor

New York Times -
ORLANDO, Fla. - Sometime in the not-so-distant future, before the NBA's new labor deal expires, David Stern will retire as the commissioner.

Independent Spirit Awards Gives The Artist Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor

E! Online -
Victoria: Back in Blue! Plus, Emma Stone, Eva Longoria, Michelle Williams & Nicole Richie. Rate the highs and lows! The 27th annual Independent Sprirt Awards were dealt out by host Seth Rogen in Santa Monica on Saturday, granting the silent film and ...

Mandela spends night in hospital

BBC News -
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has spent a night in hospital following what officials described as a "diagnostic procedure".

Yemen Swears In New President to the Sound of Applause, and Violence

New York Times -
SANA, Yemen - Yemen's first new president in more than three decades was sworn in on Saturday, taking over a country with a broken economy, crumbling infrastructure, violent separatist movements, an active Qaeda franchise and Islamist militants in ...

Bin Laden's House Demolished by Pakistan Authorities

Wall Street Journal -
By TOM WRIGHT Pakistan authorities on Saturday night demolished the three-story house in Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden lived for years and died last May during a raid by US Navy SEALs in an apparent bid to stop it becoming a tourist site or shrine ...

Berlusconi cleared of corruption charge in Italy by statute of limitations

Washington Post -
MILAN - Silvio Berlusconi's corruption trial ended Saturday with a court ruling that the statute of limitations had run out, handing the former premier another victory in a long string of judicial challenges.

Son of Robert F. Kennedy charged

CNN International -
Douglas Kennedy was trying to take his newborn son for a walk when the incident happened. Douglas Kennedy is the son of the late US Sen. Robert F. Kennedy New York (CNN) -- Robert F. Kennedy's son, Douglas, faces misdemeanor charges over an incident at ...

Mitch Daniels on possible new contender in GOP presidential race: 'It ain't me'

Washington Post -
For those Republicans dissatisfied with the current presidential field and looking for a new candidate to jump into the race, Indiana Gov.

Pressure on Europe grows at Mexico G-20 meeting

The Associated Press -
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Pressure mounted on Europe Saturday to build an even bigger financial stabilization fund to head off sovereign debt concerns, with the United States, Brazil, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development all urging an ...

US did not call for strategic oil release: G20 sources

Reuters -
MEXICO CITY, Reuters (Feb 25) - The United States did not openly call for a release of countries' strategic oil reserves during Group of 20 meetings this weekend, Group of 20 sources said on Saturday.

Looking to restore Michigan's glory

Washington Post -
Michigan remains a critical state for anyone wanting to become president, but its importance is eroding - a fact that would have been hard to imagine half a century ago.

Santorum: Obama is 'a snob' because he wants 'everybody in America to go to ...

Washington Post (blog) -
@ GovGaryJohnson : Gov. Johnson to the @LPGeorgia convention: “I WILL CONTINUE THE RON PAUL REVOLUTION” if @RonPaul doesn't get the GOP nomination.

Gingrich in Washington

The Seattle Times -
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, in a campaign swing through Washington, lashes out at Obama over gas prices. By Jim Brunner GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich visits the Capitol in Olympia on Friday during a campaign swing ...

Romney's Arizona law 'model' would hurt all immigrants -
By Andres Oppenheimer If Mitt Romney becomes the next president of the United States and honors his latest vow to turn the Arizona immigration law into a “model” for the entire country, life in America could become quite unpleasant for many of us who ...

How you can participate in Saturday's GOP caucuses

The Seattle Times -
Here are some tips about how to participate in the state GOP caucuses on Saturday. By Bob Young No comments have been posted to this article.

Calif. pledges better mobile privacy disclosures -
California Attorney General Kamala Harris gestures during a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in San Francisco. Mobile applications seeking to collect personal information will have to forewarn users as part of an agreement reached in ...

Galaxy Note: Big screen browsing, but is it practical?

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Washington Post -
There's a part of me that loves the Galaxy Note. At 5.3-inches, the screen on this thing is beautiful. Videos on this Samsung screen look great - no squinting - and now easier-to-read Web pages load quickly on the 4G network.

Global politics loom over Oscar foreign film event

Chicago Tribune -
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Nominees for the best foreign language film Oscar gathered on Saturday for an annual symposium to discuss their films, but a cloud of global politics loomed over the event in which Iranian and Israeli filmmakers ...

Sandler sets Razzie record with 11 nominations for worst movies, acting

Washington Post -
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - When Adam Sandler's bad, he's really bad, according to voters for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that singles out the worst movies of the year.

Oscar turns up the star power for final rehearsal

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Academy Awards are a big deal - even to A-listers. That's why a parade of stars came through the theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center Saturday to run through their lines and prepare to address their peers in front of a ...

Sacha Baron Cohen Prevails Over Oscar Heads

ABC News -
Cohen was first banned, but is now allowed to walk the red carpet as alter ego. Brad Pitt and George Clooney are battling it out for the famous statuette.

UFC 144 play-by-play: Edgar vs. Henderson

By Sergio Non, USA TODAY Join us now for play-by-play coverage of UFC 144's main card, featuring seven bouts led by lightweight champion Frankie "The Answer" Edgar vs.

Minnesota star Kevin Love wins 3-Point Shootout during All-Star festivities

Washington Post -
ORLANDO, Fla. - Kevin Love does most of his dirty work inside for the Minnesota Timberwolves. It turns out he has quite the outside shooting touch, too.

NASCAR spotlight shines bright on Danica

Gadsden Times -
Fans, crew members and media swarm the car of driver Danica Patrick as she prepares to race in Saturday's Nationwide race. (Phelan M. Ebenhack | Associated Press) By JENNA FRYER Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

At Rivalry's End, Kansas Rallies to Edge Missouri

New York Times -
Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson made it a memorable ending for Kansas. Robinson kept the game going with a 3-point play in the closing seconds of regulation, and Taylor's two free throws with 8.3 seconds left in overtime gave No.

Once Unbeatable at Home, Red Wings Tumble Again

New York Times -
Just like that, the Detroit Red Wings have a losing streak at home. After winning 23 straight at Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings lost their second in a row on home ice Saturday night in a 4-3 decision to the Colorado Avalanche.

What caused collapse of Mayan civilization?

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Temple in the Kingdom of Tikal, one of the most prominent of the Classic Period.Science/AAAS Stalagmite climate archive growing on top of an archaeological archive (Mayan pottery) in a northwest Yucatan Peninsula cave.

Could global warming shrink humanity? New study suggests it's possible

The State Column -
A new study finds that ancient horses shrunk even smaller than their ancestors, a trend scientists say is likely the result of global warming.

Three weight loss drugs make second bid for FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration has rejected three prescription diet pills in the last three years, raising questions of whether any weight loss drug can win approval in the US The agency has not approved a new prescription weight loss drug in 13 ...

investigation links deaths to paint-stripping chemical

MSU News -
Kenneth Rosenman, chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in MSU's College of Human Medicine. Photo courtesy of Department of Medicine.

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