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Nine killed in Afghan airport bomb, NATO base attacked |

Reuters -
By Hamid Shalizi and Amie Ferris-Rotman | KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed at least nine people in an attack on a military airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, the latest incident of violence and protests since copies ...

Oscar Analysis: Here's How 'The Artist' Charmed Its Way to Victory

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By Steve Pond at TheWrap Get TheWrap's complete coverage of the 84th Annual Academy Awards In the end, the Oscars ran more or less the way people thought they would.

Australia PM Gillard wins leadership ballot, govt claws back voter support

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* PM Gillard easily wins leadership vote, 71 votes to 31 * Poll shows Labor government support up, despite bitter brawl * Gillard says can win next election, due by mid-2013 * Faction boss and junior minister resigns By James Grubel CANBERRA, ...

GOP rivals try to prove most able to beat Obama

Detroit Free Press -
Republican presidential candidates Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, making only a second visit, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former US Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania campaigned across Michigan ahead of Tuesday's primary vote.

Bryant gets his name in record book

By Michael Wallace ORLANDO, Fla. -- Officially, Sunday night for Kobe Bryant will forever be remembered as the one in which he passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's career leading scorer in All-Star Game history.

Buffett Says Energy Future Bond Bet at Risk of Being Wiped Out

BusinessWeek -
By Noah Buhayar Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett, who bought about $2 billion in bonds of power company Energy Future Holdings Corp.

Russia, Ukraine agents foil Putin assassination plot

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian and Ukrainian special services have arrested a group of suspects accused of attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Russia's state television said Monday.

Newspaper review: Syria focus continues

BBC News -
It says the vote is President Bashar al-Assad's "ultimate insult" and says it is another attempt to throw dust in the eyes of the international community.

North Korea: Ready to go to war

CNN International -
By Paula Hancocks, CNN This undated photo shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, with a senior military officer at an undisclosed location.

Rick: JFK made me want to puke

New York Daily News -
GOPer says, 'I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.' By Helen Kennedy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Then-Sen. John F. Kennedy speaks to Ministers' Association of Greater Houston on Sept.

Marine dies after collapsing during training exercise

Fox News -
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - A US Marine died at a hospital in Palm Springs, Calif., after a day of intense training in preparation for deployment overseas, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Start of Trial on Gulf Oil Spill Is Delayed Amid Talk of a Settlement

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NEW ORLEANS - The civil trial over America's biggest oil spill has been delayed for a week as efforts to settle the multibillion-dollar litigation intensify.

Brent slips below $125 but supply concerns support

Reuters -
By Manash Goswami | SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude slipped below $125 on Monday and snapped five days of gains with investors booking profits after prices surged to 10-month highs due to concerns over supply disruption as tension rose over Iran's ...

Arizona governor to skip dinner at the White House

Detroit Free Press -
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets fans Sunday at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Rick Santorum expected to get Secret Service protection

By Joe Raedle, Getty Images By Joe Raedle, Getty Images MILNER, Georgia (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is expected to get Secret Service protection Tuesday, according to an administration official with knowledge of the plan.

Christie Takes to Airwaves to Pitch New Jersey Budget, Tax Cuts

BusinessWeek -
By Terrence Dopp Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging residents to press lawmakers for approval of his 10 percent income-tax cut in a radio-advertising campaign paid for by the Republican State Committee.

Facebook accused of reading text messages on smartphones

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Social media giant Facebook is being accused of accessing and reading text messages on its users smartphones, according to a report from the Sunday Times.

WikiLeaks publishes intelligence firm's emails -
LONDON - The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks began publishing on Monday more than five million emails from a US-based global security analysis company that has been likened to a shadow CIA.

Samsung to Double Smartphone, Tablet Sales This Year

BusinessWeek -
By Jun Yang Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's second-largest handset maker, said it aims to double sales of smartphones and tablet computers this year with a wider range of Galaxy-branded devices, intensifying competition with ...

HTC bets on cameras, music to recover smartphone mojo

Reuters -
By Tarmo Virki and Clare Jim | BARCELONA/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's HTC Corp has turned to advanced cameras and music functions for a new range of phones at the centre of its bid to recover from a rapid fall from grace in the tough and fickle ...

So True? So False? Did Jennifer Lopez Suffer a Wardrobe Malfunction During the ...

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While presenting Best Costume Design and Best Makeup with fellow bootylicious star Cameron Diaz, several viewers took to the Internet to claim to have seen Jennifer Lopez fall victim to a slip—or, since this is a classy occasion, ...

Guess Which Oscar Winner Got F-Bomb by the TV Censors?

E! Online -
Jean Dujardin 'fessed up. Meryl Streep copped to "Streep fatigue." And a Community star claimed nothing but respect for Angelina Jolie's leg.

What they were saying at the 84th annual Academy Awards

Washington Post -
Notable quotes from the 84th annual Academy Awards presented Sunday in Los Angeles: ____ “Next year this'll be called the Flomax theater.

Daytona 500 Will Be Held Monday After First Rainout

New York Times -
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Seagulls descended upon the front stretch at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday afternoon right where a pack of racecars should have been.

GOLF - Mahan's Match Play win slows McElroy's rise to top

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Matt York / AP Hunter Mahan (left) greets Rory McIlroy after defeating him 2 and 1 to win the Match Play title. Even as Hunter Mahan motored his way through the Match Play Championship at Marana, Ariz.

Griffin, Luck steal spotlight again at NFL combine -
Griffin showed his speed in the 40-yard dash, finishing officially in 4.41 seconds - the best of any quarterback. Unofficially, Luck ran a 4.59, the same time Cam Newton posted in 2011, but the time was later adjusted to an official 4.69, fourth among ...

Planets continue their line-dancing in western sky

Salt Lake Tribune -
By Sheena McFarland As the Hollywood stars took to the red carpet for Oscar night, a set of star lookalikes took to the stage in the evening sky.

The Galaxy May Be Teeming With Nomadic Planets

Forbes -
Artistic rendition of a nomad object wandering the interstellar medium. (Credit: Greg Stewart / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Using gravitational microlensing, scientists are able to determine when the gravity of a large object alters the light ...

Report: Women have rare egg-producing stem cells -
For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they've discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs.

Takeda's TAK-875 Fights Diabetes as Well as Older Drug in Study

BusinessWeek -
By Simeon Bennett Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.'s experimental diabetes drug lowered blood sugar as much as an older generic medicine with fewer side effects, a company- sponsored study found.

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