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Westboro free speech ruling has its limits

USA Today - Joan Biskupic, Kevin Johnson - ‎53 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision Wednesday for fundamentalist preacher Fred Phelps over a bereaved father reflects enduring First Amendment protection for even the most offensive speech on public ...
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Soldier Faces 22 New WikiLeaks Charges

New York Times - Charlie Savage - ‎58 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Army announced 22 additional charges on Wednesday against Pfc. Bradley Manning, the military intelligence analyst who is accused of leaking a trove of government files to WikiLeaks a year ago.
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Libyan rebels push back assault by Gaddafi forces in port city of Brega

Washington Post - Leila Fadel, Steve Hendrix - ‎16 minutes ago‎
BREGA, LIBYA - Rebels fought off a coordinated assault by military jets and armored ground forces near a key oil port Wednesday, thwarting Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's most significant attempt yet to retake eastern ... - Voice of America - Times of India - Indian Express - Wikipedia: Libya

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Video stream of Apple's iPad 2 keynote with Steve Jobs now available

Apple Insider - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By AppleInsider Staff Apple has posted the live stream of Wednesday's iPad 2 event, which featured a surprise appearance by Chief Executive Steve Jobs.

League and Union Prepare for the Worst

New York Times - Judy Battista - ‎19 minutes ago‎
CHANTILLY, Va. - The NFL and its players union are prepared for a labor showdown, with the union poised to decertify Thursday afternoon and seek to block a lockout that the owners are expected to impose, said several people with ...

Charlie Sheen's behavior cited in restraining order obtained by wife

Los Angeles Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The 'Two and a Half Men' star's twin sons are removed from his home and he is barred from coming within 100 yards of his estranged wife, who alleges that he is 'insane' and has threatened violence.

Terrorism Suspected in Airport Shootings

Wall Street Journal - David Crawford, Julian E. Barnes - ‎56 minutes ago‎
FRANKFURT—A lone gunman killed two American servicemen and wounded at least two others on a US military bus outside Frankfurt Airport in what officials described as a possible terrorist attack.

John Galliano Exits the Way That He Entered

New York Times - Cathy Horyn - ‎4 hours ago‎
IN the last two months, the editor of French Vogue has resigned; the president of Yves Saint Laurent said she will leave her dream job to run the vanity label of Reed Krakoff, the Coach creative director, whose one dream is apparently to ...

Malware in Android Market highlights Google's vulnerability

Ars Technica - Peter Bright - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google has removed 21 applications from the Android Market after it was discovered that the apps secretly installed malware. The applications themselves included pirated and renamed versions of ...

Robert Kennedy assassin faces parole board

Reuters - Maddie Shannon, Alex Dobuzinskis - ‎2 hours ago‎
COALINGA, California (Reuters) - Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Senator Robert Kennedy serving a life sentence for the 1968 murder, faced a parole board hearing on Wednesday for the 14th time.

Selena Gomez Didn't Get Punched By a Justin Bieber Fan, Says Rep

People Magazine - Dahvi Shira - ‎2 hours ago‎
Selena Gomez has received online threats from fans who adore her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, but have haters taken things a step further?

UCLA's Joshua Smith expects to hear it from Huskies' fans

Los Angeles Times - Ben Bolch - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The freshman center grew up in Washington but fell in love with the Bruins. He might be the key to UCLA ending a six-game losing streak in Seattle.

Ibuprofen 'cuts Parkinson's risk'

BBC News - Michelle Roberts - ‎3 hours ago‎
People who take ibuprofen on a regular basis have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, research suggests. The drug is commonly used to ease aches and pains but US research, in Neurology journal, ...

Williams Treated for Embolism

New York Times - Christopher Clarey - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Serena Williams, out of action since winning Wimbledon in July, has experienced another significant health problem. Her representatives confirmed that she was hospitalized last month in Los Angeles because of a pulmonary embolism ...

FDA orders 500 cough and cold drugs off the market

Los Angeles Times - Andrew Zajac - ‎1 hour ago‎
The prescription medications came onto the market before a law that required makers to prove their effectiveness. Many of the unapproved drugs, however, are already discontinued, a pharmacist says.

Nintendo 3DS to come with Netflix, hot spot access

USA Today - Mike Snider - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld video game system is more entertaining than previously touted, coming with a new wireless hot spot access arrangement with AT&T and a Netflix deal.

Pakistani minorities minister killed

Xinhua - ‎10 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhuanet) -- According to local Urdu TV channel Geo, Pakistani Minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti was killed Wednesday morning by Pakistan Taliban for religious reasons.

Proposed Cuts Strike Teachers as Attacks on Their Value to Society

New York Times - Trip Gabriel - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Some mayors are threatening mass teacher layoffs. In Providence, RI, teachers, parents and union members rallied Wednesday outside City Hall and called on Mayor Angel Taveras to rescind the termination notices he sent to the city's nearly 2000 teachers ...

Gates: Notion of force against Libya 'loose talk'

USA Today - Frank Pompa - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Mimi Hall, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The White House on Wednesday tempered talk of the military establishing a no-fly zone that could help rebels force Moammar Gadhafi from power.

Drug May Boost Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer

MedPage Today - Charles Bankhead - ‎3 hours ago‎
Explain that patients with heavily pretreated breast cancer gained more than two months of life with the microtubule inhibitor eribulin compared with a treatment of physician choice, according to results ...

Federal Reserve report shows economic growth across country

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Christopher S. Rugaber - ‎16 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- The US economy expanded in January and early February in all parts of the country, but businesses reported they are under pressure to raise prices.

White House to Broker Budget Talks

Wall Street Journal - Naftali Bendavid - ‎45 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—The White House on Wednesday called on leaders of both parties to join intensive budget negotiations, to be led by Vice President Joseph Biden, in an attempt to avoid a government shutdown.

Oil soars to more than $100 on Libyan unrest

Washington Post - Steven Mufson - ‎1 hour ago‎
March 2 (Bloomberg) -- Amrita Sen, a commodities analyst at Barclays Capital, talks about the outlook for oil production in the Middle East amid social unrest in Iran and Saudi Arabia.


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