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Obama joins in assailing Limbaugh slur of student

The Associated Press -
NEW YORK (AP) - Stepping into an emerging culture clash over women, President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call Friday to a law student who testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" by Rush ...
PBS News Hour

Deadly storms roar across Midwest, South

By Jessie Halladay, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. - At least 17 people were killed in southern Indiana and Kentucky after a series of fierce storms carved a path of destruction through the Midwest on Friday.

Washington state a player in GOP nomination race

By Paul Steinhauser, CNN Political Editor (CNN) -- Forty delegates are up for grabs when Washington state holds its Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, but much more than that -- a quick shot of momentum going into Super Tuesday is also at ...

The Hunger Games Is the New Lord of the Flies

BusinessWeek -
By Ellen Pollock on March 02, 2012 Now that the hoopla around the Oscars is settling down, Hollywood is getting ready for its next big spectacular–the March 23 opening of The Hunger Games.

NFL Inquiry Says Saints Set Bounty for Hits

New York Times -
During the past three seasons, while the National Football League has been changing rules and levying fines in an effort to improve player safety, members of the New Orleans Saints' defense maintained a lucrative bounty system that paid players for ...

'The Lorax': not quite what the doctor ordered, critics say

Los Angeles Times -
The 2008 animated film "Horton Hears a Who" fared somewhat better than the live-action versions of 2000's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (a box-office hit) and 2003's widely panned "The Cat in the Hat.

Syria Blocks Red Cross Aid to Rebel Enclave in Homs

New York Times -
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Syrian authorities on Friday blocked without explanation an officially sanctioned Red Cross convoy laden with food and medical supplies from entering a devastated neighborhood in the central city of Homs, one day after the army ...

Iranians Vote to Choose New Parliament

New York Times -
LONDON - Iran's state media declared a record turnout in the capital for parliamentary elections on Friday, proclaiming the first national vote since a disputed presidential election in 2009 to be another “epic” success for the country and a thumb in ...

Obama warns both Iran and Israel, 'I don't bluff'

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama delivered his most explicit threat yet that the United States will attack Iran if that's what it takes to prevent it from developing a nuclear bomb.

Wake begins for victim of Ohio school shooting

Fox News -
EASTLAKE, Ohio - Bullying and metal detectors were on the minds of some mourners as hundreds lined up Friday at a northeast Ohio funeral home for the wake of a student killed in a high school shooting.

Harrisburg comes together after deadly tornado

Chicago Tribune -
HARRISBURG, Ill.— - Using a chain saw to cut through trees that had landed on top of houses in his hometown, Jonathan Wright looked at the wreckage wrought by this week's tornado, and saw only people willing to help.

Energy Shares Are Lower in a Down Day on Wall St.

New York Times -
Stocks ended the day lower on Friday, but the Standard & Poor's and Nasdaq indexes still closed with weekly gains for the eighth week out of the last nine.

BP, Plaintiffs Reach Settlement in Gulf Oil Spill Case

Wall Street Journal -
By TOM FOWLER BP PLC has settled out-of-court with lawyers acting on behalf of thousands of individuals and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Emirates eager for updated 777, more visibility here

The Seattle Times -
Middle Easter airline's top executives want to buy revamped Boeing widebody, and they're looking at sponsorship opportunities to promote the Emirates brand, likely through soccer.

In Washington state, Ron Paul has a shot at first win

Los Angeles Times -
Republicans caucus and vote in a straw poll Saturday, but a victory by any candidate could be fleeting. National delegates will be chosen later.

Rising gas prices worry Americans -
Rep. John Yarmuth refutes claims that President Barack Obama and his policies have anything have caused the high gas prices. >>> just as they were lurjing toward social issues, republicans have decided it's the price of gas that should be their focus ...

Windows 8 Beta: How To Boost Performance

InformationWeek -
Features like Secure Boot, Hyper-V virtualization, and touch-screen computing need the right combination of hardware, software, and settings to work as advertised.

Yelp IPO Renews Web Boom

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By LYNN COWAN and GEOFFREY A. FOWLER The investor frenzy for fast-growing Internet companies resurfaced Friday as the stock price of business-reviews site Yelp Inc. jumped 64% in its market debut.

Apple's commissioned study says tech giant helped create 514000 US jobs

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Apple released a commissioned study that says the company is responsible for 514000 jobs in the United States, even as it faces increased scrutiny for its international labor practices.

Users Rip AT&T Data Curbs

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Wall Street Journal -
By ANTON TROIANOVSKI and GREG BENSINGER Wireless carriers are getting increasingly forceful in their efforts to pitch mobile bandwidth as a scarce, valuable commodity—setting up a battle with consumer groups that support open-Internet rules and ...

'Five-0's' O'Loughlin out for prescription drug treatment

By Bill Keveney, USA TODAY Alex O'Loughlin, who plays central character Steve McGarrett, will miss at least one episode of the CBS drama while taking a leave to seek prescription drug treatment.

Meet the 'American Idol' Top 13! (Q&A with every finalist)

Entertainment Weekly -
by Carrie Borzillo America was introduced to American Idol's season 11 top 13 this week: Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet, Heejun Han, Shannon Magrane, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, Colton Dixon, Jermaine Jones, ...

Plans for Davy Jones' Funeral and Public Memorials Shared

AceShowbiz -
A spokeswoman for the former Monkees frontman says that a private family service will take place in Florida, while public services are scheduled for New York and England.

Oprah Winfrey interviews Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter

New York Daily News -
By Richard Huff / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Oprah Winfrey poses with Whitney Houston at the Town Hall in New York on Aug. 31, 2009. Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at The Love of R&B Grammy Party at Tru Hollywood on Feb. 9 in Hollywood, two days before her ...

Struggling Toronto Maple Leafs replace coach Ron Wilson with Randy Carlyle

Washington Post -
TORONTO - Even Brian Burke had seen enough. After watching his Toronto Maple Leafs crash out of playoff position under coach Ron Wilson, the general manager finally decided to fire his college roommate.

76ers rout Warriors on Chamberlain night

76ers guard Lou Williams goes for a lay-up against several Warriors during the first quarter of their game on Friday. Williams ultimately led Philadelphia to a 22-point victory.

Lightning strikes Rangers with OT goal

New York Daily News -
By Pat Leonard / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist records 27 saves, but allows four goals Friday night in a 4-3 overtime loss.

MLB approves expanded playoff format for 2012

New York Daily News -
By Christian Red / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Major League Baseball announced an expanded playoff format for the 2012 season, but it comes a year late for Boston and Atlanta fans.

Gillis Leads and Woods Rescues His Round

New York Times -
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Tom Gillis may hold a share of the 36-hole lead at the Honda Classic, but he has no illusions about his place in golf.

Mars Swings Into Opposition March 3

Scientific American -
Every two years and two months the Earth and Mars line up with the Sun, giving us a relatively close view of the red planet. Cynthia Graber reports.

Dark matter blob confounds experts -
Quantum fluctuations in science, space and society, from quarks to Hubble and Mars. Served up by Alan Boyle, science editor.

Murder Charges Against Calif. Doc Seen As Warning

by AP LOS ANGELES (AP) - The prosecutor who took the rare step of charging a doctor with murder in the prescription drug overdose deaths of three patients said Friday that the case should serve as a warning to unethical physicians who become pill ...

Screening Pap Smears Tied to Higher Cure Rate

MedPage Today -
By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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