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White House, Republicans dig in ahead of budget talks

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland. WASHINGTON | Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:02pm EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Positions hardened on Wednesday between U.S.
Obama: Budget cuts would cause "tumble downward"
Dual Senate sequester votes expected to fail
The White House
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Vatican gets ready to say 'Ciao!' to Pope Benedict (blog) - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The first Pope in nearly 700 years to voluntarily step down, Pope Benedict spoke in front of his final audience Wednesday and will officially resign on Thursday at which point he will be known as pope emeritus.
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Voting Rights Law Draws Skepticism From Justices

New York Times - ‎46 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - A central provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 may be in peril, judging from tough questioning on Wednesday from the Supreme Court's more conservative members.
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Penn State Upsets No. 4 Michigan 84-78

ABC News - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan 84-78 on Wednesday night for its first Big Ten victory in more than a year.
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Earnings: JC Penney hammered, Target eyes Canada

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Good news for discounters and more bad news for the massively struggling J.C. Penney as four retailers announced fourth-quarter results Wednesday.
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Dennis Tito's mission to Mars: Launching in 2018 for the children (and to beat ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito has a vision to send two Americans to Mars on a high-risk, budget-class, 501-day journey that would - if achieved - smash the barrier to deep space.
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West Wary Over Talks, as Iran Hails Concessions

Wall Street Journal - ‎52 minutes ago‎
International negotiators scaled back several key demands on Iran in a bid to advance negotiations aimed at curbing the country's nuclear ambitions, as two days of talks finished with an agreement to meet again in coming weeks.
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As Dennis Rodman visits, North Korea pledges 'bitter hatred for the US'

Washington Post (blog)
6 hours ago
Written by
Max Fisher
Dennis Rodman is surrounded by journalists in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Kim Kwang Hyon/Associated Press). Dennis Rodman's ongoing “basketball diplomacy” to North Korea, which his agent says is meant to convince “Kim Jong” that “the only way to go is ...
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Behind the lens: Remembering Wounded Knee

Los Angeles Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
The 40th anniversary of the Wounded Knee occupation is Feb. 27. Photographer Jim Hubbard was there and gave us this account of those days covering the event for United Press International: During the cold of winter in late February 1973, UPI dispatched ...
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TV anchorwoman reported missing by family in California

USA TODAY - ‎19 minutes ago‎
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Barbara County authorities say the anchorwoman for television station KEYT has been reported missing.
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Santa Cruz hit hard by officers' deaths

Los Angeles Times
39 minutes ago
Written by
Maria L. La Ganga
SANTA CRUZ - Flags throughout this sparkling beach town flew at half-staff Wednesday. The entire Police Department was meeting with grief counselors.
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Abe nominates Kuroda to run BoJ

Financial Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Haruhiko Kuroda, president of the Asian Development Bank, has been confirmed as the government's choice to become the next governor of the Bank of Japan, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a more aggressive regime to overturn more than a decade of ...
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EU Reaches Deal to Curb Bank Bonuses

Wall Street Journal - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The European Union moved to slap a strict limit on bank executives' bonuses in the latest effort to curb what is seen by many as corporate and banking excess.
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Marissa Mayer Says She Doesn't Have A 'Militant Drive' Or 'Chip On The ...

Business Insider - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is facing intense backlash for her decision to ban workers from telecommuting. Mommy bloggers have been particularly brutal and chances are they really aren't going to like the latest development in the controversy.
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TEXT-Fitch Rates Aeon Trust 2013 Final 'BBB-sf'; Outlook Stable

Reuters - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:25pm EST. (The following was released by the rating agency). HONG KONG, February 27 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned Aeon Trust 2013 pass-through certificates (PTC) final ratings as follows: INR1,120.1m Series A1 PTCs due ...
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Apple CEO Cook's investor-meeting reveal: 'Dog bites man'

Register - ‎2 hours ago‎
One of the duties of a modern CEO is to offer as little detail as possible during investors' meetings, and Apple's headman Tim Cook has proved himself a Jedi master of snooze-inducing vapidity.
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Google's Chromebook Pixel: A Very Nice Machine for a Very Small Market

3 hours ago
Written by
Harry McCracken
When Google unveiled its new Chromebook Pixel at a San Francisco press event last week, it played up one feature above all others: the Chrome OS laptop's 12.85″ screen, which, at 2560-by-1700 pixels with 239 pixels per inch, is one of the most ...
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'American Idol' 2013: Top 10 girls revealed tonight! - ‎32 minutes ago‎
AMERICAN IDOL 2013: Jett Hermano in the Sudden Death Round of AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, Feb. 27 (8:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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Remembrance: The great gift of Van Cliburn

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Van Cliburn was a pianist, of course. He will be remembered for that big technique, big physique and big Texan heart, all of which contributed to making him such a sensation when he played.
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Smith, Now No. 2 in San Francisco, Is Expected to Be Sent to the Chiefs

New York Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Quarterback Alex Smith, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2005, whose career was revived by San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh before he was benched last season in favor of Colin Kaepernick, is expected to be traded to the Kansas City Chiefs when the new ...
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NFL checks possible improper questions at combine

Yahoo! Sports - ‎29 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it will look into whether questions asked of Colorado tight end Nick Kasa at the combine violated any laws or league policies banning employers from inquiring about a possible employee's sexual orientation.
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Will Middlebrooks: No X-rays needed

9 minutes ago
Written by
gordon edes
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Less than seven months after his right wrist was fractured by an errant pitch, Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks appeared to dodge a major scare after reinjuring the wrist on a checked swing in the first inning of Wednesday ...
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Hibbert, Lee suspended after Warriors-Pacers fight

Yahoo! Sports - ‎6 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Warriors forward David Lee have each been suspended a game without pay for starting an altercation during their game that drifted into the courtside seats.
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Super-fast super-massive black hole spins at nearly light-speed

Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
NuStar - the X-ray telescope launched by NASA last year - is turning in its first science with measurements revealing that the outer edges of the NGC 1365 black hole are spinning at 84 percent of light-speed or more.
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Whoa! Mutant Tadpoles Sprout Eyeballs on Their Tails - ‎4 hours ago‎
A major roadblock when it comes to treating blindness and other sensory disorders is how much remains unknown about the nervous system and its ability to adapt to change.
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Meteor blast resonated around Earth

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- The meteor that exploded over the steppes of southwestern Russia sent a low-frequency rumble bouncing through the Earth, giving scientists new clues about the biggest cosmic intruder in a century.
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Breast cancer on the rise in younger women

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW DELHI: A study has found that the incidence of advanced breast cancer among American women between 25-39 has steadily increased since the mid-1970s.
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5 Psych Disorders Have Common Genetics

MedPage Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
Latest News| Videos. 5 Psych Disorders Have Common Genetics. By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today. Published: February 27, 2013.
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