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Obama signs order for "sequester" budget cuts

Reuters - ‎12 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON | Fri Mar 1, 2013 8:46pm EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the "sequester" after he and congressional leaders failed to find ...
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In His Annual Letter, Buffett Plays Up Newspapers

New York Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Over the last half-century, Warren E. Buffett has built a reputation as a contrarian investor, betting against the crowd to amass a fortune estimated at $54 billion.
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Bonnie Franklin's Death: Valerie Bertinelli, Nancy O'Dell and More React to One ...

E! Online - ‎52 minutes ago‎
It's a sad day for fans of Bonnie Franklin. The former One Day at a Time star passed away today at the age of 69 after battling pancreatic cancer.
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Mekong murderers' execution just: authorities

Xinhua - ‎17 hours ago‎
KUNMING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming execution of four Mekong River murderers manifests judicial sovereignty and judicial authorities' protection of Chinese citizens' legitimate rights and interests, prosecution authorities in southwest China's Yunnan ...
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Cardinals prepare for conclave

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
With Benedict XVI having entered into his life of prayer and meditation as “Roman pontiff emeritus”, the Holy See moved into conclave mode yesterday when the dean of the college of cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, summoned the cardinals to Rome.
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Sinkhole that swallowed Florida man 'unstable,' officials say

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Florida man screamed for help and disappeared as a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house, his brother said Friday. The brother told rescue crews he heard a loud crash near midnight Thursday, then heard his brother screaming.
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Jerry Brown blocks parole of Charles Manson family follower

Sacramento Bee - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday blocked the release from prison of a former Charles Manson follower, reversing a decision of the state parole board.
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Judge Cuts Sum Owed to Apple Over Patents

New York Times (blog)
10 minutes ago
Written by
Nick Wingfield
A federal judge on Friday weakened the blow from Apple's legal victory in a patent case against Samsung, lopping more than 40 percent off the damages a jury awarded Apple last year.
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James G. Hill: Residents need to be Snyder's priority with emergency financial ...

Detroit Free Press - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Like him or not. Trust him or not. Believe him or not. Gov. Rick Snyder hit the nail on the head Friday - a couple times, actually - when, in announcing his plan to put an emergency manager in Detroit to oversee the city's dismal finances, he said these key ...
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US incomes down 3.6 percent in January as payroll-tax relief expires

Christian Science Monitor
46 minutes ago
Written by
Mark Trumbull
US consumers increased spending modestly in January despite reduced incomes. Nam Y. Huh/AP/File. Enlarge. Personal income fell 3.6 percent in January, as a jump in payroll taxes affected workers' paychecks.
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Report May Ease Path for New Pipeline

New York Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The State Department issued a revised environmental impact statement for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline on Friday that makes no recommendation about whether the project should be built but presents no conclusive environmental ...
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Germany wants Google to pay for news citations, passes re-printing bill

Ars Technica
54 minutes ago
Written by
Cyrus Farivar
The lower house of the German parliament, known as the Bundestag, has approved a new bill that would require search engines to pay a license fee for re-publishing content longer than "individual words or short excerpts.
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Video Find: Mercedes-Benz Unveils Awesome G63 AMG 6x6

TruckTrend Magazine - ‎51 minutes ago‎
There are no words associated with this video, which Mercedes-Benz released on Facebook. Just the sound of engine noise, tires on dirt, and music.
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Actress Jennifer Lawrence's "Silver Linings" clothes fetch $12000

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES | Fri Mar 1, 2013 3:49pm EST. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Clothing worn by Jennifer Lawrence in her Oscar-winning role as an outspoken young widow in "Silver Linings Playbook" beat expectations by taking in about $12,000 at auction.
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Judge Slams Lindsay Lohan's Attorney, Orders Her to Stand Trial

Neon Tommy - ‎51 minutes ago‎
A judge ruled Friday that Lindsay Lohan must stand trial March 18 on charges of lying to Santa Monica police following a car crash on Pacific Coast Highway last June in which her Porsche rear-ended a truck.

Suit over hiring of Michael Jackson's doctor to go to trial

Fox News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - A judge has dismissed all but one count in a civil lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against concert giant AEG Live, which hired a doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death.
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Review: 'The Last Exorcism Part II' delivers more horrors

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
"The Last Exorcism Part II" is an effectively unnerving, slow-burn supernatural horror tale. The film is smartly different enough from the original to survive on its own, though it lacks some of the first film's sense of surprise.
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Joe Flacco, Ravens reportedly agree to deal

Los Angeles Times - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Joe Flacco is staying in Baltimore. The Super Bowl MVP quarterback agreed Friday to a new contact with the Ravens, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
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McIlroy Walks Out as Concern Creeps In

New York Times - ‎10 minutes ago‎
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Applause drowned out the pulsating music Tuesday night as Rory McIlroy made his way to the X taped to the carpet in the resort ballroom.
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Mark Martin on pole in Phoenix

ESPN - ‎54 minutes ago‎
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Mark Martin will be on the pole at Phoenix International Raceway for the second straight year after becoming the second-oldest pole-sitter in NASCAR history.
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Researchers: Volcanic eruptions offset recent global warming

Science Recorder - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The researchers warn that the 10-year climate data sets collected by this study are not extensive enough to identify climate change trends.
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Nerve-Wracking Space Drama Swirls Around Unmanned Cargo Capsule

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The planned docking of a SpaceX supply ship with the International Space Station went awry, with NASA and SpaceX expecting the Dragon ship to link with the ISS in the next couple of days.
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WHO Sees Low Health Risks From Fukushima Accident

New York Times
Feb 28, 2013
Written by
Hiroko Tabuchi
TOKYO - A study published on Thursday by the World Health Organization on the health risks associated with the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant suggested that the risk for certain types of cancers had increased slightly among ...
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Study: Depression, Autism And Schizophrenia Share Genetic Links

KUHF-FM - ‎2 hours ago‎
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may be linked by common genetic risk factors, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
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