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Massa resigns; Democrats' ethical lapses could threaten hold on power

Washington Post - Perry Bacon Jr - ‎22 hours ago‎
Congressional Democrats reclaimed control of Congress in 2006 by pledging to "drain the swamp" after Republican ethics scandals rocked Capitol Hill.

Obama's Last Stand for Health Care Reform

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
After a year of several blown self-imposed deadlines, unexpected setbacks and incremental victories, the president is taking his final stand to get a health care bill passed -- a push likely to last for the next few weeks.

3 killed, 54 wounded in bomb blast on eve of pivotal Iraq elections

CNN International - Jomana Karadsheh - ‎1 hour ago‎
An Iraqi firefighter walks past the wreckage of a bus at the site of a blast in the holy city of Najaf. Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Three people were killed when a parked car rigged with explosives blew up Saturday in Najaf on the eve of parliamentary ...

Secret report: US is cozying up to Palestinians

Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US administration will not put a lot of effort into the upcoming indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, opting instead to focus on the November Congressional elections, according to an ...

Togo president 'wins re-election'

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The current president of Togo has won re-election in a disputed vote, electoral authorities say. The election commission said Faure Gnassingbe, son of a late dictator, had beaten opposition challenger Jean-Pierre Fabre.

Official: Armenian genocide resolution unlikely to get full House vote

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
A woman protests against the proposed genocide resolution on Friday outside the US Embassy in Ankara. "We believe it will stop where it is," senior State Dept.

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Paterson Insists He'll Clear His Name

New York Times - Jeremy W. Peters, Danny Hakim - ‎Mar 5, 2010‎
Gov. David A. Paterson Friday at a restaurant opening at Kennedy Airport. He said his resignation would weaken his office. By JEREMY W. PETERS and DANNY HAKIM Gov.

Marty: On Bedell, sometimes our brains fail us

Hollister Free Lance - Marty Richman - ‎1 hour ago‎
First, I want to wish the two police officers wounded by John Patrick Bedell at the Pentagon last Thursday a full and speedy recovery and thank them for their service and courage - I'm sure they prevented much worse.

Brown Appears at McCain Campaign Rally in Tucson

FOXNews - ‎35 minutes ago‎
AP At a campaign rally in Tucson on Saturday, McCain enlisted one of the GOP's rising stars -- Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.

Icelanders Reject Icesave Bill in Referendum, Results Show

BusinessWeek - Omar R. Valdimarsson - ‎1 hour ago‎
March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Icelanders rejected by a massive majority a bill that would saddle each citizen with $16400 of debt in protest at UK and Dutch demands that they cover losses triggered by the failure of a private bank.

Zhou Signals Yuan Policy Shift

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Batson, Terence Poon - ‎7 hours ago‎
BEIJING--Central bank Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan said China will eventually move away from its current exchange-rate policies, which he described as a temporary response to the global financial crisis, but downplayed ...

US Labor Market Poised for Gains as Jobless Rate Stabilizes

BusinessWeek - Timothy R. Homan - ‎20 hours ago‎
March 6 (Bloomberg) -- The unemployment rate in the US held at 9.7 percent in February and employers cut fewer jobs than anticipated, indicating improvement in the labor market even as East Coast blizzards forced temporary closings ...

Jobs: iPad Won't Tether with iPhone

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎3 hours ago‎
It should come as no small surprise for those still waiting for some kind of tethering option for their iPhones, but Apple's iPad, scheduled to launch April 3, probably won't support tethering either.

Google Targets Microsoft With DocVerse Deal

Wall Street Journal - Jessica E. Vascellaro - ‎22 hours ago‎
Stepping up its fight against Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. acquired DocVerse, a technology startup that allows people to edit Microsoft Office files online.

Microsoft Showcases Cross-Platform Gaming for Windows Pho ...

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Casual gamers take note: Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system has the potential to unify your favorite titles across all of your Microsoft-themed devices.

'Alice in Wonderland' opens strongly at box office

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, March 5 (Reuters) - "Alice in Wonderland" set a new record for a March release at the weekend box office in North America, earning an estimated $41 million on its opening day, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Saturday.

Oscar's cracked glass ceiling

Los Angeles Times - Rachel Abramowitz - ‎6 hours ago‎
A woman may win the director's prize, a first. But female filmmakers remain a minority. By Rachel Abramowitz By many counts, 2009 was a great year for women in Hollywood.
Momentum Might 'Hurt' 3-D Hit Wall Street Journal

'Precious' sweeps Indie Spirit Awards ... Oscars next? (Hey, where was 'The ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
With winners like best actor Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") and Mo'Nique ("Precious"), the Independent Spirit Awards looked a lot like the Oscars.

California 71, Stanford 61

ESPN - ‎29 minutes ago‎
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Jets deal Rhodes to Cardinals

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - The New York Jets traded safety Kerry Rhodes to the Arizona Cardinals for a fourth-round pick in this year's draft and a seventh-rounder in 2011.
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Kuric turns in legendary day in front of Louisville's legends

SportingNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kyle Kuric tried to hide, draping himself over the words "Denny Crum Court" as his teammates ran a four-man attack and he gasped for just a morsel of oxygen.

Health insurers seeking rate hike

Boston Globe - Robert Weisman, Liz Kowalczyk - ‎18 hours ago‎
Three weeks after Governor Deval Patrick warned that his administration might turn down health insurance premium increases it deemed excessive for individuals and small businesses, insurers have asked the state to approve rate hikes ...

Health Buzz: Processed Foods Recalled Over Salmonella Contamination

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎Mar 5, 2010‎
A host of processed foods are being recalled after tests found salmonella in an ingredient used to flavor them, HealthDay reports.

DC to Make History With Condom Giveaway

NBC Washington - Chris Pyburn, Asha Beh - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Washington, DC is about to become the first city in the US to distribute free female condoms. For nearly a decade, the District has had a program that's given free condoms to men.

The Scary New Rich

Newsweek - Rana Foroohar, Mac Margolis - ‎19 hours ago‎
Over the past few decades, China has undergone what is considered one of the fastest and most far-reaching national metamorphoses in human history.

The Tea Party Is All About Race

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 3, 2010‎
I was going to open this piece with an analogy about the tea party groups and why they're treated seriously by the press and the Republicans.

Tiger Woods' College Girlfriend Takes His Side

PopEater - Sam Brand - ‎Mar 3, 2010‎
"Tiger was a great boyfriend," Irene Folstrom writes on Golf.com. She dated Woods while an undergrad at Stanford in the mid '90s.

A Jewish Ritual Collides With Mother Nature

New York Times - Samuel G. Freedman - ‎Mar 5, 2010‎
Last Saturday morning, as a blizzard sputtered out its last squalls over Passaic, NJ, Chaya Leah Smolen sent her husband and several children off to synagogue.

Goodbye chains, hello belt-drive bicycles

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The 24 Hours of Adrenalin Solo World Championship is often a grueling showcase for the world's toughest bikes and riders, but the July event in Canmore, Canada, was something special.