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Polls Begin to Close as Hopefuls Make Final Push

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By NAFTALI BENDAVID Polls closed in most of Michigan Tuesday and vote-counting began, after a final day of campaigning that saw supporters of Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum spar over efforts by Mr.
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Maine GOP Sen. Snowe's retirement makes way for Democrats

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By Susan Davis, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, upended the political dynamic in the US Senate on Tuesday with a surprise announcement that she will not seek re-election.

Ohio shooting victim's mom: He didn't deserve it

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One of the boys who was killed at Chardon High School in Ohio on Monday was Danny Parmertor, the middle child in his family. He had an older brother and a younger sister.

US drafts outline of new UN Syria resolution

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By Louis Charbonneau | UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has drafted an outline for a new UN Security Council resolution demanding access for humanitarian aid workers in besieged Syrian towns and an end to the violence there, Western envoys ...

New, faster Apple iPad expected next week

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By Poornima Gupta | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is hosting a media event next Wednesday, where it is expected to unveil a faster, better-equipped version of its popular iPad tablet to thwart increasing competition from deep-pocketed rivals such ...

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Welcome a Baby Boy!

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Reese's LBD: No Laughing Matter Plus Megan Fox goes high fashion. Vote for the red carpet styles you love the most! Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Welcome a Baby Boy!

Venezuela: Chavez in Good Condition After Surgery in Cuba

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February 28, 2012 Venezuela: Chavez in Good Condition After Surgery in Cuba VOA News Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is reported to be in good condition following surgery to remove a tumor.

Cruise ship being towed to Seychelles

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A team from the Italian coastguard is heading to the Seychelles to investigate the Allegra accident. Stricken Italian cruise ship Costa Allegra is being towed to the main island in the Seychelles after a plan to tow it to a nearer island was scrapped.

For Serbia, membership in troubled EU still a prize

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The European Union will make Serbia an official candidate for EU membership this week. It's a positive development for a country that wants to show it's in line with democratic ideals.

Some September 11 dead's remains ended in landfill

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By Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partial remains from some people killed in the September 11 attacks in 2001 ended up in a landfill, according to a Pentagon-commissioned report released on Tuesday that revealed previously undisclosed blunders ...

Rutgers Witness Says Others Were Urged to Peek at Tyler Clementi

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Rutgers students testified today that Dharun Ravi urged other students to spy on his roommate's gay date, while defense lawyers suggested a key witness agreed to testify against Ravi in exchange for having criminal charges against her dropped.

South Carolina lobbyist found dead inside parking garage likely committed ...

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A well-known South Carolina restaurant industry lobbyist whose body was found Tuesday appears to have killed himself with a gunshot to the head, authorities said.

Cigarette, oxygen-tank leak cause NJ car explosion

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HACKENSACK, NJ (AP) - New Jersey fire officials say an 82-year-old homeless man with emphysema accidentally caused a car explosion when his cigarette ignited gas from a leaking oxygen tank inside his vehicle.

Dow Closes Above 13000; First Time Since 2008

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February has been a good month for the Dow Jones industrial average as it has traded at levels not seen since the 2008 financial crisis.

Wells Fargo, Goldman face SEC scrutiny on mortgage deals

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs Group said Tuesday they may face federal enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission related to mortgage-backed securities.

ECB offers banks second, maybe last, mega funds fix

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By Paul Carrel | FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is expected to pump half a trillion euros into the euro zone's troubled financial system for the second time in as many months Wednesday in what it hopes will be the last such operation ...

Obama praises auto industry rescue, accuses GOP presidential critics of ...

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WASHINGTON - In a politically sizzling attack, President Barack Obama on Tuesday accused his Republican presidential challengers of abandoning the American worker and took credit for the auto industry's resurgence while singling out GOP opposition to ...

Gingrich eyes Super Tuesday states

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The first place for news and analysis from the NBC News Political Unit. Follow us on Twitter. By NBC's Alex Moe ROME, GA -- While his Republican presidential rivals await voter returns from Michigan and Arizona, Newt Gingrich is continuing to fight for ...

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G a good fit all around (hands on)

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by Jessica Dolcourt February 28, 2012 4:19 PM PST Follow @jdolcourt It may take more than one breath to say, but I think T-Mobile customers will be happy with the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G when it arrives in late March.

iOS security loophole lets apps grab user photos

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By Josh Lowensohn on Feb 29, 2012 The iPhone's camera roll, something developers can download without you knowing? (Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET) An iOS security feature that lets users share information about their location can also be a conduit for ...

MWC 2012: Cisco's Plan To Improve Mobile Internet

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At Mobile World Congress, Cisco talks up a vision of its gear at the heart of an Internet where wireless devices seamlessly roam anywhere, automatically adjusting to new networks.

Oscars 2012: Ratings up slightly with Billy Crystal

Los Angeles Times -
The Billy Crystal-hosted 84th Academy Awards draws 4% more viewers than last year's ceremony hosted by Anne Hathaway, James Franco.

New 'Dancing with the Stars' cast announced

Chicago Sun-Times -
BY MIRIAM DI NUNZIO mdinunzio@suntimes.com February 28, 2012 8:26AM Maria Menounos will be among the 12 celebrity contestants on the next season of the ABC dancing competition, premiering March 19.

Lindsay Lohan Tells Matt Lauer She's Ready To Win Back Hollywood

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NEW YORK., NY -- Lindsay Lohan says she's turned over a new leaf in her exclusive sitdown interview with Matt Lauer ahead of her hosting gig this weekend on “Saturday Night Live.

Oscars 2012: Where the stars come out to play

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Winners, losers and those just lucky enough to be invited make the party scene after the big show. Supporting actress winner Octavia Spencer has a high-five moment with directing winner Michel Hazanavicius as the lead actress winner, Meryl Streep, ...

Drug Test Collector in Braun Case Says He Followed Protocol

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Dino Laurenzi Jr. has a bachelor's degree in athletic training, a master's degree in sports medicine and another master's in business administration.

New season to open early to avoid Presidential clash

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(Reuters) - The National Football League (NFL) will kick off the 2012 season a day earlier than usual, on Wednesday September 5, to avoid a clash with President Barack Obama's planned speech to the Democratic National convention the following night.

Woods' agent blasts Haney for 'ridiculous' book on Tiger

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The agent for Tiger Woods lashed out Tuesday against Hank Haney's book, saying his "armchair psychology" about Woods was "ridiculous" and that it was clear the former swing coach only cares about self-promotion.

Bryant having further symptoms, sent to neurologist

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The Los Angeles Lakers say star guard Kobe Bryant, the NBA's leading scorer at 28.4 points per game, is experiencing further symptoms from his broken nose.

Oetzi the Iceman's nuclear genome gives new insights

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By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News New clues have emerged in what could be described as the world's oldest murder case: that of Oetzi the "Iceman", whose 5300-year-old body was discovered frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991.

'Exploring Mars,' by Scott Hubbard: book review

San Francisco Chronicle -
Exploring Mars Chronicles From a Decade of Discovery By Scott Hubbard; foreword by Bill Nye (University of Arizona Press; 194 pages; $17.95 paperback) Dispatching robot spacecraft to Mars is a dangerous game, and when two major and costly American ...

Safety Alerts Cite Cholesterol Drugs' Side Effects

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Federal health officials on Tuesday added new safety alerts to the prescribing information for statins, the cholesterol-reducing medications that are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, citing rare risks of memory loss, diabetes and ...

'Active' video games may not boost kids' exercise

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A study from Baylor College of Medicine found that active video games, like virtual boxing, bowling, and dancing, do not significantly increase physical activity in children.
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