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Dignitaries Pay Chávez Tribute, as Venezuelans Express Grief and Misgivings

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
CARACAS, Venezuela - While dignitaries from around the world attended the funeral of Hugo Chávez on Friday, Angélica Rodríguez stood in a line that stretched close to a mile in hopes of getting a glimpse of him lying in state.
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Bin Laden Relative Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Case

New York Times - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden who once served as a spokesman for Al Qaeda, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Friday morning in federal court in Manhattan, where he was charged with conspiring to kill Americans.
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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, declares pursuit of nuclear arms

Reuters - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By Jack Kim. SEOUL | Fri Mar 8, 2013 8:58pm EST. SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea formally rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that demands an end to its nuclear arms program, signaling it would defy international sanctions and pursue ...
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American Idol: Judges Rate the Top 10 and Talk Justin Bieber's Concert Collapse

E! Online (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
By now, you've heard all about Justin Bieber's collapse yesterday evening during his London concert. But last night, the American Idol judges were just getting the news about the pop star, and so concert veteran Keith Urban offered up a lighthearted theory.
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Baseball notes: Surprising Italy mercy-rules Canada in WBC game

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Chris Colabello drove in four runs with four hits, including a three-run homer, and surprising Italy routed Canada 14-4 on Friday in Phoenix to improve to 2-0 in Group D competition at the World Baseball Classic.
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Startup unveils 3-D scanner at SXSW

16 minutes ago
Written by
Brandon Griggs
Austin, Texas (CNN) -- Four years ago an unknown startup called MakerBot showed up at the South by Southwest Interactive conference here with a prototype of its first desktop 3-D printer, which spit out plastic replicas of small objects.
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Kenyatta wins Kenya presidential election by narrow margin

Washington Post - ‎7 minutes ago‎
NAIROBI - Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces charges of committing crimes against humanity, won Kenya's presidential elections by the narrowest of margins, winning 50.3 percent of the vote and avoiding a runoff, according to preliminary results posted early ...
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Google Celebrates International Women's Day With a Work of Art

Wired (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Head on over to Google today (in the U.S. and the UK, but we haven't seen it in Canada or Australia) and check out the work of art celebrating International Women's Day on March 8th.
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Cardinals set Tuesday as start date for conclave

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The preliminaries over, Catholic cardinals are ready to get down to the real business of choosing a pope. And even without a front-runner, there are indications they will go into the conclave Tuesday with a good idea of their top picks.
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West training Syrian rebels in Jordan

The Guardian - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Western training of Syrian rebels is under way in Jordan in an effort to strengthen secular elements in the opposition as a bulwark against Islamic extremism, and to begin building security forces to maintain order in the event of Bashar al-Assad's fall.
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Don't use TurboTax, Minnesota Department of Revenue warns taxpayers

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Citing "multiple issues with the products", the Minnesota Department of Revenue issued a crisp statement today urging tax filers to avoid using Intuit products to prepare or file their state income taxes.
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Unemployment at 4-Year Low as US Hiring Gains Steam

New York Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Published: March 8, 2013. The economy picked up speed in February, creating jobs at a pace that would substantially lower the unemployment rate.
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Major Grocer to Label Foods With Gene-Modified Content

New York Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Whole Foods Market, the grocery chain, on Friday became the first retailer in the United States to require labeling of all genetically modified foods sold in its stores, a move that some experts said could radically alter the food industry.
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Bumble Bee expands tuna recall

Chicago Tribune - ‎6 hours ago‎
Bumble Bee Foods LLC said it has expanded the voluntary recall on some of its 5-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products because they did not meet company standards for seal tightness.
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Is Anything Cheap?

Wall Street Journal - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Nearly four years to the day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its bear market low, it reached a record high this week. Don't expect another 146% surge soon—in stocks or any other major asset class.
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Amazon suspends sales of SimCity

BBC News - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Ongoing problems with the latest version of SimCity led Amazon to briefly stop selling the game. The web retailer stopped sales late on 7 March as players reported continued problems with the city building title.
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Get started with Facebook's revamped News Feed

CNET (blog)
26 minutes ago
Written by
Sharon Vaknin
Facebook's redesigned News Feed features some noteworthy changes and settings. Get to know these features as you settle into the new design.

Back Lord British's Kickstarter, Get This $5000 Game

1 hour ago
Written by
Chris Kohler
Richard Garriott, creator of Ultima, is offering extremely rare copies of his first game Akalabeth to backers of his new Kickstarter.
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James Franco Turned His Students Into His Entourage For Oz Press Tour - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Everyone needs an entourage! It just might be a little unusual to turn your students into your posse. But leave it up to soap star, poet, artist and actor James Franco to do the unusual as his USC film students got the chance to join him as he did his press tour for ...
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Was Elisabeth Hasselbeck 'too right-wing' for 'The View'?

Los Angeles Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Another chair has emptied at "The View," with news Friday that Elisabeth Hasselbeck will not be returning to the ABC talk show next season.
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Jim Carrey, Steve Carell bring "Burt Wonderstone" magic to SXSW

Reuters - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By Corrie MacLaggan. AUSTIN, Texas | Fri Mar 8, 2013 9:12pm EST. AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Comedians Jim Carrey and Steve Carell brought a touch of magic to the opening day of the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas on Friday, with the ...
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Chris Brown -- Did He Really Say 'F**k Drake'? [VIDEO] - ‎1 hour ago‎
TMZ has obtained video of Chris Brown saying something that sounds a lot like "F**K DRAKE" at an L.A. nightclub this week ... but the question ... did he actually say it? It was widely reported Chris snatched the mic from the DJ at Emerson Theatre early ...
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Deron Williams sets NBA record for threes in half

USA TODAY - ‎24 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Deron Williams has set the NBA record with nine three-pointers in a half in the first half of the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Washington Wizards.
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Complicated Rules of Order Govern the Pitching at the World Classic

New York Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
SAN JUAN, P.R. - Tony Pena likes to be involved in the flow of games. He was involved during his major league career as a catcher, and he remains involved as the manager of the Dominican Republic team at the World Baseball Classic.
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Tiger Woods posts 65, up two

ESPN - ‎36 minutes ago‎
DORAL, Fla. -- The magic he found on the Doral putting green earlier this week continued Friday for Tiger Woods, who rolled in a slew of birdie putts to take the 36-hole lead over a star-packed leaderboard at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
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Rayno's college basketball insider: Good things could arise from Big East turmoil

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The Big East Conference logo doesn't mean exactly what it used to mean, but it still stands for high-quality college basketball played by traditional powers.
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Global Temperatures Highest in 4000 Years

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Global temperatures are warmer than at any time in at least 4,000 years, scientists reported Thursday, and over the coming decades are likely to surpass levels not seen on the planet since before the last ice age.
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Life reportedly found in buried Antarctic lake

Fox News - ‎11 hours ago‎
A new type of microbe has been found at a lake buried under Antarctica's thick ice, according to news reports. The find may unveil clues of the surrounding environment in the lake, according to scientists.
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Royal Caribbean cruise ship hit by virus; 108 sick

AsiaOne - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday that 108 people fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness believed to be a norovirus on its Vision of the Seas ship, which docked in Port Everglades, Florida, at the end of an 11-day trip.
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CDC Warns of Deadly New Virus

ABC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Health officials are warning of a new virus that has sickened at least 14 people worldwide, killing eight of them. There are no known American cases of the coronavirus, known as hCoV-EMC, but the U.S.
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