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White House expands list of woes budget ax could cause

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Planes delayed. Teachers laid off. And, now, more illegal immigrants slipping past the Border Patrol. The White House on Monday added to its list of dire consequences it says would come from automatic federal budget cuts scheduled to ...
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Italy tumbles into 'chaotic uncertainty'

CNN International - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Editor's note: Barbie Latza Nadeau is Rome bureau chief for Newsweek Daily Beast and is a frequent contributor to CNN. She has lived in and reported from Italy for Newsweek since 1997.
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Ben Affleck Shaves Beard! Source Says Oscar Winner Wanted to "Mark the End ...

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Get ready to welcome back a bare-faced Ben Affleck. The Argo director and star, who captured our hearts during his Oscars acceptance speech last night for Best Motion Picture, has decided to part ways with his lucky beard, E! News confirms.
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Samsung says no to Firefox OS

CNET
46 minutes ago
Written by
Vincent Chang
Samsung is passing on Mozilla's Firefox mobile operating system (OS), according to a high-level Samsung executive at Mobile World Congress.
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Mediterranean diet's benefits confirmed

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as healthy. Now a study released Monday of the effects of a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, vegetables, fruits and fish confirms that.
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Syrians hide underground to escape struggle for control

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
A small band of rebel fighters pointed towards a gaping hole in the ground in the middle of an orchard. "Sometimes families live there to keep safe," I was told.
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Sanctions Relief Offered in Iranian Nuclear Talks

ABC News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
World powers, fearful of scuttling negotiations beginning this week with Iran, are offering the Islamic republic some small new sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear program.
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Pope Benedict leaves amid a holy mess at the Vatican

USA TODAY - ‎3 hours ago‎
Blunders, scandals and mismanagement are said to plague the Vatican, leaving the Catholic Church's next pope a challenge for the ages.
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Death Spurs West Bank Unrest

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mourners for Arafat Jaradat, who died in Israeli custody, at his funeral in Sair on Monday. Palestinians and Israelis worry a broader uprising is brewing.
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'Truly a historic blizzard,' weather service says

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- Phillip Prince has been sitting in his tractor-trailer, stuck on Interstate 40 near Groom, Texas, for hours. Nine hours and four minutes, to be precise.
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In Cannibal Case, Officer's Wife Testifies About a Chilling Discovery

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
One day last September, the wife of a New York City police officer opened her laptop computer and discovered that her husband had used it to visit a fetish Web site on the Internet.
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Euro Rally: Was It Just Too Good to Be True?

CNBC.com - ‎51 minutes ago‎
An inconclusive election result in Italy that raises the specter of policy deadlock in the euro zone's third largest economy, appears to have stopped a stellar euro rally and could mark a turnaround in the currency's recent good fortunes, analysts said.
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Fung Wah buses fail inspection, 21 removed from service

Boston Globe - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Massachusetts is asking federal officials to shut down Fung Wah until it fixes safety problems state. Globe file photo/2003. Massachusetts is asking federal officials to shut down Fung Wah until it fixes safety problems state inspectors found.
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Currency Veteran Kuroda Offers BOJ Credibility on Reflation

Businessweek - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Bank of Japan may pack a bigger punch under Haruhiko Kuroda, an opponent of deflation who ran the nation's currency policy and then built an international reputation leading the Asian Development Bank.
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CME $17 Billion Lost Market Value No Barrier to Deutsche Boerse

Bloomberg
1 hour ago
Written by
Lindsey Rupp
While $17 billion of lost market capitalization has cost CME Group Inc. the title of world's most valuable exchange owner, its stock commands a valuation that would make buying Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG bargain.
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Samsung Takes on Apple Big(ger) Time With Galaxy Note 8.0

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Samsung - who unseated Apple in the smartphone category in our 2013 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index - is now taking Apple on in the tablet category.
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LG Continues South Korea Tech Acquisition Wave

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the latest sign that South Korea's huge technology companies are continuing their pursuit of intellectual property assets world-wide, LG Electronics Inc. has struck a deal with Hewlett-Packard Co.
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Teenage highway deaths jumped in 2012

Washington Post - ‎36 minutes ago‎
When two 16-year-olds died in a fiery Montgomery County car crash last March, their demise might have been used as an object lesson for teenage lawlessness.
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Jennifer Lawrence Goes Back to Being a Brunette Ahead of Catching Fire ...

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Fresh off of her Oscar win, Jennifer Lawrence made a trip back to the dark side. The Silver Linings Playbook actress debuted a darker 'do today, after quickly leaving Rossano Ferretti salon in Beverly Hills, which is usually closed on Mondays but provides ...
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Quvenzhané Wallis Talks Being a Dance Machine on Chelsea Lately

E! Online - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Quvenzhané Wallis is a pro both in front of the camera and on the dance floor. The 9-year-old actress, who was also the youngest star ever to be nominated for an Oscar, admitted on Chelsea Lately that she boogies from time to time.
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Earnhardt optimistic after strong showing at Daytona

Kansas City Star - ‎25 minutes ago‎
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It's going to take a lot more than Danica Patrick's splash as a competitive Sprint Cup driver and Jimmie Johnson's second Daytona 500 victory to knock Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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Blackhawks' streak at 19 after OT win over Oilers

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO (AP) - Marian Hossa skated along the boards, pumping his right arm as the United Center roared its approval. Go ahead and give two more points to the streaking Chicago Blackhawks.
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Celtics outlast Jazz, 110-107, in overtime

Boston.com - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Celtics, 110. Jazz, 107. SALT LAKE CITY - A night after lamenting how the Celtics couldn't grind out a win late in a close game, Paul Pierce and his team had a chance to make amends against the Jazz.
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Vulcan Tops Online Voting to Name Pluto's Moons

PC Magazine
2 hours ago
Written by
Damon Poeter
It's only Monday and it's already been a big week for Trekkies—following Captain Kirk's surprise appearance at Sunday's Academy Awards show, the results of online voting to name two recently discovered satellites of Pluto came in and "Vulcan" was the ...
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Climate scientists link global warming to extreme weather

Register - ‎3 hours ago‎
There has been a healthy debate in the scientific community about the linkage, if any, between the recent spate of extreme weather events and the ongoing increase in global temperatures.
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Federal panel: Don't take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent fractures

Boston.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
A federal panel has confirmed its initial recommendation against taking vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent fractures after a review of scientific evidence found there is not enough evidence to suggest it will prevent broken bones in most ...
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The Public's Health Trumped His Beliefs

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
He declared war on smoking, helped remove the stigma from AIDS and pioneered the use of the office of surgeon general as a megaphone for addressing Americans about health.
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Bayer's Stivarga Gets FDA Approval For Treatment Of Gastrointestinal Tract Tumor

RTT News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bayer healthcare, a part of German drug maker Bayer AG (BAYRY.PK,BAYZF.PK,BYR.L), announced Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its Stivarga tablets as a treatment for one of the most common tumors of the ...
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