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Analysis: Social issues constrain GOP -
March 04, 2012|Steven R. Hurst, AP Once deeply vulnerable, President Barack Obama has seen his fortunes take a dramatic turn for the better as the Republican Party splits between its historic business-friendly establishment and the powerful tug of more ...

Putin Denounces Rivals Accusing Him of Fraud

BusinessWeek -
By Henry Meyer and Ilya Arkhipov on March 05, 2012 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin claimed victory in a presidential election that his opponents say was marred by fraud, accusing protesters against his rule of seeking to usurp power.

Indiana baby dropped in field by tornado dies

The Associated Press -
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An Indiana toddler found in a field after violent tornadoes died Sunday after being taken off life support, ending a hopeful tale for survivors in the Midwest and South picking through the storms' devastation.

NFL officials, former Saints coach to meet

Los Angeles Times -
Sources say Gregg Williams, who was part of a program in New Orleans to pay bounties, will talk to league security officials. Former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

The people who count liked Lindsay Lohan on 'SNL”

Chicago Sun-Times -
Though Lindsay Lohan got mixed reviews on her “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig this weekend, Hollywood insiders - who watched the troubled star extremely closely - mostly liked what they saw.

Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 200

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- A series of explosions at an ammunition depot killed 200 people and wounded about 2000 more in Brazzaville, the capital of Africa's Republic of Congo, Congolese officials said Monday.

Asia Stocks Decline on China Economy Concern

Bloomberg -
Asian stocks fell, retreating after an 11-week rally, after China announced its lowest economic growth target since 2004 and the nation's service industries shrank.

Poland defends rail safety after deadly crash

Boston Globe -
AP Rescue crews searched the wreckage of the trains Sunday at the site of the collision near Szczehociny, Poland. SZCZEKOCINY, Poland - Poland's government insisted Sunday that rail travel is safe in the country despite a train collision that killed 16 ...

Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to controversial statements

Washington Post -
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is being criticized for recent comments he made about a Georgetown law student. He called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and suggested she post sex videos of herself on the Internet.

New Mexico police find child's body in hole

The Associated Press -
CARLSBAD, NM (AP) - A search for a 4-year-old New Mexico boy led authorities Sunday to a deep, narrow hole in a neighbor's backyard where a police spokeswoman says a detective located the body of a child.

Killer allegedly used unemployment checks to help his gang

Los Angeles Times -
A convicted murderer who allegedly cashed $30000 worth of unemployment checks through family members used the money for his street gang, officials said.

Brent back near $124 on supply concerns over Iran

Reuters -
* India's MRPL plans to make big cuts to Iranian oil imports * China sets 2012 growth target at 7.5 pct * Saudi Arabia ups price of Arab Light crude to Asia clients (Adds details, updates prices) By Jessica Jaganathan SINGAPORE, March 5 (Reuters) ...

China's premier warns of slower growth, problems ahead

Washington Post -
BEIJING - In his opening address to the national legislature in the final year of his term in office, Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday warned the assembled delegates to expect slower growth in 2012, as China continues to be buffeted by the financial crisis ...

BP settlement includes new health claims process

The Associated Press -
BOOTHEVILLE, La. (AP) - A settlement that BP is hammering out with victims of the massive Gulf oil spill finally provides a system for monitoring health concerns and compensating people whose illnesses are found to have a link to the disaster.

Limbaugh Lost and Other Notes on the Contraception Controversy

By Joe Klein | @JoeKleinTIME | March 3, 2012 | + Back in the 1950s, Senator Joe McCarthy ran roughshod over the political landscape, accusing people hither and yon of being communists, even taking on the US Army in a moment of personal pique–and, ...

Romney endorsement romp

New York Post -
By GERRY SHIELDS WASHINGTON - An influential senator and representative threw their support behind Mitt Romney yesterday - leaving his GOP rivals in the dust when it comes to congressional endorsements.

Windows 8 and Metro show true multiplatform OS promise

Chicago Sun-Times -
By ANDY IHNAKO March 4, 2012 11:56PM I've been using the developer preview edition of Windows 8 on a multitouch tablet for a few months, and now I've been using the new consumer preview for a little less than a day.

Wishing upon their iPads

Boston Globe -
By Michael B. Farrell Will the next iPad talk? Could it get any smaller? What about a beefier camera or souped-up processor? Rumors about what might come on a third-generation tablet from Apple Inc. have swirled since the company revealed last week ...

Apple App Store reaches 25 billion downloads

Los Angeles Times -
By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times Apple Inc. reached yet another milestone: More than 25 billion apps downloaded for use on iPhones, iPads and other devices.

Sexy pics alleged to be Christina Hendricks' are revealed online

Detroit Free Press -
By BJ Hammerstein Christina Hendricks and the rest of the "Mad Men" cast return March 25. / CARL COURT/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks has been popping up plenty as the March 25 return of the critically acclaimed ...

'Walking Dead' exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's episode and ...

Entertainment Weekly -
by Clark Collis KABOOM!!! Yes, tonight's episode of AMC's zombie show The Walking Dead ended with a shot that was heard all around the world - or at least all around the cow pasture where Jeffrey DeMunn's zombie-ravaged Dale was put out of his misery ...

Celebrity Apprentice Recap: Who Got Trumped?

E! Online -
Tonight's episode of Celebrity Apprentice served up arguably the competition's most difficult challenge for the celebrity teams yet and saw the exit of a fan-favorite contestant.

Ronnie Montrose, Guitarist and Bandleader, Dies

E! Online -
The hard-rocking bandleader most famously fronted an eponymous group in the 1970s that featured future Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar on vocals, and the group pounded out rock hits such as "Bad Motor Scooter," "Rock Candy" and "Rock the Nation.

NBA roundup: Celtics shut down Jeremy Lin, Knicks in OT

Detroit Free Press -
Boston's Rajon Rondo guards New York's Jeremy Lin during the fourth quarter Sunday. / Bob DeChiara/US PRESSWIRE Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in three games, finishing with 18 points, 20 assists and a career-high 17 rebounds as the Celtics ...

Lakers Standing Tall Again

By JA Adande LOS ANGELES -- It didn't come down to Dwyane Wade versus Kobe Bryant's nose or LeBron James confronting his fourth-quarter demons or any other expected showdowns.

Tiger Woods roars, but Rory McIlroy soars to No. 1 -
Despite the best finishing round of Tiger Woods' career, Rory McIlroy methodically won the Honda title and took the world's No.

Deron Williams scores 57 points in Nets' victory

Los Angeles Times -
Point guard Deron Williams breaks New Jersey's franchise single-game scoring record and establishes an NBA high this season, leading the Nets to a 104-101 win over the Bobcats at Charlotte.

Galactic collision creates mysterious 'dark core'

Christian Science Monitor -
Images captured by the Hubble telescope reveal a mysterious clump of dark matter thought to be left behind after a massive galactic collision.

Cassini detects oxygen around second Saturn moon

Spaceflight Now -
BY STEPHEN CLARK Researchers analyzing data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft announced Friday the discovery of a tenuous atmosphere around Saturn's moon Dione, a small, colorless world of ice and rock near the giant planet's famous rings.

Doctor charged with murder in overdose of three patients while prescribing ...

Daily Mail -
By Daily Mail Reporter 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 pushers ...

'Child behaviour link' to snoring

BBC News -
Children who snore, or who have other night-time breathing conditions, are at risk from behavioural problems, according to a study.


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