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US students protest fee hikes at universities

Reuters - Peter Henderson, Andrew Stern - ‎24 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 (Reuters) - Students and faculty at California's public universities rallied across the state on Thursday to protest steep fee hikes they say have damaged a system of higher education long the envy of the ...

Dems have trouble with health care rifts

USA Today - John Fritze - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Steve Helber, AP By John Fritze, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Some oppose abortion, some are worried about premiums and some have zeroed in on taxes.
Abortion and the Heath Bill Wall Street Journal

Shots Fired at Pentagon, at Least Two Police Injured

ABC News - Ned Potter - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Two police officers were injured by a gunman firing shots outside the Pentagon tonight. Hundreds of employees there were ordered to go into "Code Red" -- the entire building locked down, with no one allowed to enter or leave.

Armenian Genocide Resolution Passes US Congress Committee

Voice of America - Kent Klein - ‎1 hour ago‎
Photo: AP A resolution calling the World War I -era killing of Armenians genocide has narrowly passed a key committee of the US Congress.

Washington Awaits Crucial Elections in Iraq

FOXNews - Justin Fishel - ‎1 hour ago‎
As Iraq prepares to hold the most significant parliamentary elections since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the United States says they won't play favorites -- even though the outcome could directly impact their relations with the country.

An Expert's Long View on Iran

Wall Street Journal - Gerald F. Seib - ‎1 hour ago‎
Iran is both today's paramount foreign-policy challenge, and a quandary of the first order. Its nuclear program keeps expanding, its concern about international opprobrium seems limited, and nobody can be sure the United Nations ...

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15 states, D.C. make Race to the Top cut

CNN - Sally Holland - ‎1 hour ago‎
Louisiana, Led by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, is one of the 16 finalists for Race to the Top funds. States are competing for a portion of $4.35 billion in Race to the Top funds.

Earmarks Abuse Feared After Ethics Panel Ruling

New York Times - Eric Lichtblau - ‎25 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - When Democrats regained control of Congress three years ago, one first step to combat what they called the “culture of corruption” in Washington was to tighten restrictions on earmarks - the notorious financial set-asides ...

NY governor's backers may ask him to step down

Reuters - Joan Gralla, Basil Katz - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - New York state Governor David Paterson's political supporters will meet on Thursday to discuss whether he should resign in the face of mounting scandals.

China to Cut Infrastructure Spending, Aims to Spur Consumption

BusinessWeek - ‎14 minutes ago‎
March 5 (Bloomberg) -- China pledged to pare spending on roads, railways and airports and boost outlays on health and social security as Premier Wen Jiabao seeks to raise the role of consumer spending in the world's third-largest economy.

Greece Leaps Crucial Hurdle

Wall Street Journal - Carrick Mollenkamp - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Greece survived a key test by raising €5 billion ($6.85 billion) in a bond sale, but investors warned that a looming wave of debt auctions by other European countries could make it difficult for Athens to ...

A look at the string of government bailouts in the $45B Citigroup rescue

San Francisco Examiner - ‎8 minutes ago‎
By: AP AP Citigroup Inc. CEO Vikram Pandit appeared in Washington on Thursday to tell bailout overseers that today's Citi is not the tangled behemoth that required more than $45 billion from the government to survive the financial crisis.

TiVo wins ruling in EchoStar case

Reuters - Steve Marcus, Gabriel Madway - ‎5 hours ago‎
A screen shows Internet services available through an broadband-connected TiVo digital video recorder at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 5, 2006 file photo.

Apple removes Wi-Fi finders from App Store

CNET - Jim Dalrymple - ‎3 hours ago‎
Apple on Thursday began removing another category of apps from its iPhone App Store. This time, it's not porn, it's Wi-Fi.

95 per cent chance that Man is to blame for global warming, say scientists

Times Online - Ben Webster - ‎3 hours ago‎
The evidence that human activity is causing global warming is much stronger than previously stated and is found in all parts of the world, according to a study that attempts to refute claims from sceptics.

'Alice in Wonderland' may have the last grin

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Walt Disney's 3-D version, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, is headed for one of the biggest winter debuts ever.
'Alice': Half a Wonderland Wall Street Journal

Going Reality: Palin On TV?

ABC News - David Muir, Hanna Siegel - ‎1 hour ago‎
We knew Sarah Palin was in Los Angeles this week. What we didn't know what that she was shopping...shopping around a reality TV show.

Oscar derby update: Surprise wins for best picture and actress?

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Don't believe Oscar pundits who are over-smug about their predictions. Some suspense still surrounds who'll win the Academy Awards in a few top races for best picture, actress and original screenplay.

Caddie speaks out about Tiger's affair

WIVB - Eli George - ‎49 minutes ago‎
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - During the season, he probably spent more time with Tiger Woods than his own wife. Now, Tiger's caddie is denying reports that he helped hide Woods' affairs.

Johnson scratched from Yanks' loss

MLB.com - Bryan Hoch - ‎2 hours ago‎
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Yankees designated hitter Nick Johnson, cautious from a stiff lower back, was a late scratch from the lineup for Thursday's 3-2 Yankees loss to Roy Halladay and the Phillies.

Green, Connell lead, upstart Rocha chases at Honda

The Associated Press - Tim Reynolds - ‎1 hour ago‎
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Alexandre Rocha nearly stopped playing golf last year, until two moves by the International Olympic Committee changed his mind.

FDA recalls some foods with flavor enhancer HVP

CNN - ‎11 minutes ago‎
FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg says the problem was identified before anyone became ill. (CNN) -- Federal health authorities announced Thursday the recall of a commonly used flavor enhancer after samples of the product were found to contain ...

Health secretary eyes "bright light" on insurers

Reuters - Susan Heavey, Lewis Krauskopf - ‎2 hours ago‎
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius walks to a microphone stand to speak to reporters following her meeting with health insurance company executives and related industry officials at the White House in Washington, March 4, 2010.

Prostate Screening: What Should You Do?

ABC News - Len Lichtenfeld - ‎11 hours ago‎
In the words of that great philosopher, Yogi Berra, "This is like déjà vu all over again." The American Cancer Society has some new advice for men.

Slow-smoking ribs in the great indoors

Los Angeles Times - ‎Mar 3, 2010‎
Using the stove top instead of the grill is an easy way to get some wonderful-tasting, smoke-flavored baby backs. Hens are tea-smoked in a wok.

Marie Osmond's Son's Final Words

People Magazine - Kristen Mascia, Ken Lee - ‎Feb 28, 2010‎
Moments before he apparently leapt to his death Friday, Michael Blosil text messaged a female friend to alert her to a suicide note he had left in his downtown Los Angeles apartment.

Top 10 spooky sleep disorders

msnbc.com - Stephanie Pappas - ‎Feb 28, 2010‎
Sleep is supposed to be a time of peace and relaxation. Most of us drift from our waking lives into predictable cycles of deep, non-rapid-eye-movement sleep, followed by dream-filled rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep.

The Road to Dictatorship

Antiwar.com - Justin Raimondo - ‎Feb 28, 2010‎
That 56 percent of all Americans "think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens" isn't really all that surprising.

Divorced Before Puberty

New York Times - Nicholas D. Kristof - ‎22 hours ago‎
It's hard to imagine that there have been many younger divorcées - or braver ones - than a pint-size third grader named Nujood Ali.