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Vulnerable Ark. Dem faces Senate primary challenge

The Associated Press - Andrew DeMillo - ‎1 hour ago‎
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Democratic US Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a moderate already considered one of the Senate's most vulnerable members, is facing another roadblock in her bid for a third term: a challenge from the left side of her own party.

Chile Battles Lawlessness, Desperation After Massive Earthquake

Voice of America - Michael Bowman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet (r) talks to residents in a destroyed area of Concepcion, some 100 km (62 miles) south of the epicenter of a huge 8.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Chile on February 27, 2010.

Hazmat crews respond to Utah IRS office

msnbc.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Utah judge ruled that the man charged in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart is competent to stand trial. Ed Smart, the father of Elizabeth Smart, talks with Msnbc's David Shuster.

UN's Amano defends report on possible Iran bomb work

Reuters - Sylvia Westall, Dan Williams - ‎46 minutes ago‎
International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano smiles during a news conference after a board of governors meeting in Vienna March 1, 2010.
New Momentum for Iran Sanctions Wall Street Journal

France's killer storm a national disaster

ABC Online - ‎42 minutes ago‎
A storm that killed at least 47 people in France on the weekend has been officially declared a national disaster. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has visited the storm-battered Atlantic coast, where most of the storm's victims drowned.

There's No Dilemma Like a Euro Dilemma

Wall Street Journal - David Cottle - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eventually, Greece is obviously going to get someone bigger to stand behind its crippling budgetary debts. The specter of sovereign default has stalked the euro zone long enough, dragging its proud currency into disrepute.

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Majority Leader Reid Seeks Longer-Term Unemployment Aid Package This Week

ABC News - Jonathan Karl, Byron Wolf - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Sen. Jim Bunning has left dozens of infrastructure projects on hold and put thousands of federal transportation workers temporarily out of work, but he is sticking to his guns, despite withering criticism ...

Obama: Still struggling with smoking

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Echoing Obama's comments on the tobacco topic in June, spokesman Robert Gibbs said the president still occasionally "falls of the wagon," just like others who have struggled to quit smoking for good.

High court to define reach of gun-control laws

USA Today - Joan Biskupic - ‎Feb 25, 2010‎
By Brett T. Roseman, for USA TODAY By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - In 2008, when national gun rights advocates were looking for residents to challenge Chicago's ban on handguns, Otis McDonald was in effect looking for them.

ADR Report: Shares Close Higher, Prudential Falls On AIA Buy

Wall Street Journal - Kerry Grace Benn - ‎42 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--International stocks trading in New York closed higher Monday, as Prudential PLC (PUK, PRU.LN) led declines on the news it was going to buy the Asian operations of American International ...

Top court hears appeal by Enron's Skilling

Reuters - James Vicini, Jim Vicini - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Jeff Skilling (C), former Enron CEO, and attorney Daniel Petrocelli (R) are escorted by federal marshals, away from Houston Federal court October 23, 2006.

Welcome to Buffett's New Normal

Wall Street Journal - Liam Denning - ‎1 hour ago‎
Warren Buffett's latest shareholder letter can be summed up thusly: This isn't your father's Berkshire Hathaway. The chairman's letter was billed, in part, as a "freshman orientation session" for Burlington Northern Santa Fe ...

Leave Your PlayStation 3 Off or Else, Warns Sony

PC World - Matt Peckham - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's probably just a 24 hour bug, but you'll want to leave your glitchy PS3s off in the meantime, just in case, says Sony.

Google CFO: 'We shouldn't pretend we're not big'

MarketWatch - John Letzing - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette said Monday that increased antitrust scrutiny of the Internet search giant is a natural and expected result of the company's success.

Google Buys Photo-Editing Site Picnik

PC Magazine - Chloe Albanesius - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Google is continuing to make good on its promise to pursue small acquisitions. The search engine giant on Monday announced that it has acquired photo Web site Picnik.

New cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is shaping up to be one to watch

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
As ABC prepares to officially announce the new cast of "Dancing With The Stars" Monday night during the season finale of "The Bachelor," rumors are flying about a certain trio of women that will compete for the Mirror Ball trophy this season.

'The Tonight Show' Returns: Five Things We'd Like To See

MTV.com - Kyle Anderson - ‎1 hour ago‎
The month of January was rife with tension at the 11:30 pm time slot. That's where a showdown happened between NBC, Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno, with the future of the nearly six-decade-old "Tonight Show" hanging in the balance.

Kim Kardashian's Dream Job: Working at Sephora

People Magazine - Mark Gray - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kim Kardashian loves living her life in front of the camera as a successful reality star, but if she wasn't living in front of the cameras, she already has an alternate career in mind.
Kim Kardashian Buys a Crib! E! Online (blog)

16.6 million Canadians watch Olympic men's hockey final

National Post - ‎44 minutes ago‎

Russia close to arms reductions deal with US - Medvedev

RIA Novosti - ‎54 minutes ago‎
PARIS, March 1 (RIA Novosti) - President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that Russia and the United States are close to completing negotiations on a new treaty on strategic arms cuts, and expressed the hope that the document could be signed soon.

Syracuse rises to No. 1 in coaches' poll

ESPN - ‎4 hours ago‎
Syracuse kept winning last week while Kansas, Kentucky and Purdue lost. The results were enough to boost the Orange to the No. 1 spot in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll released Monday.

Health Buzz: The Young Obese May Face Heart Problems

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎4 hours ago‎
Obese children show signs of inflammation that might increase their risk of future heart problems, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Docs Must Allay Vaccine Worries With Education, Experts Say

ABC News - Courtney Hutchison - ‎8 hours ago‎
Nearly 90 percent of parents vaccinate their children as medically advised, but more than half still express concern over the safety of the vaccines, a survey from the University of Michigan found.

New Study Links Pot Smoking to Increased Risk of Psychosis

AOL News - ‎1 hour ago‎
(March 1) -- Before Mike Stultz even ate breakfast, the 17-year-old would start his morning by smoking a joint -- only to bump up with a few hits of marijuana every few hours throughout the day.

Texas businessman charged in dancer's slaying

CNN - Gabriel Falcon - ‎14 hours ago‎
A Texas businessman has been charged in the death of Kristen Charbonneau. Her body has not been found. New York (CNN) -- A man long considered a person of interest in the disappearance of an exotic dancer was charged during the ...

Former Prom King Now Living Anonymously Among Commoners

The Onion (satire) - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
By the looks of Fowler today, no one would ever suspect the monarch once smoked in front of the vice principal. GRESHAM, OR—Sean Fowler, the man once revered throughout the halls of Barlow High School as prom's one true king, has for the past several ...

Clueless Woman Calls Tech Show When Her Stolen Wi-Fi Disappears [VIDEO]

Mashable (blog) - James P. Steiner - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
Yeah, everyone has stolen Wi-Fi at one point or another, but not everyone has called into a tech show in order to complain about the fact that someone put the kibosh on said stealing.

Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

CNN - Elizabeth Landau - ‎Feb 26, 2010‎
The IQ differences are statistically significant, but experts say the data shouldn't be used to stereotype or make assumptions.

Ten rules for writing fiction

The Guardian - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again - if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts 1 Never open a book with weather.
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