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Key senators balk at adding student loan overhaul to health-care legislation

Washington Post - Lori Montgomery, Shailagh Murray - ‎55 minutes ago‎
As they push to finish health-care legislation by the end of the month, Democratic leaders in Congress are weighing whether to add another of President Obama's priorities to the package: a popular proposal to ...

Parties Announce Top Targets in 2010 House Races

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
Two Democratic and Republican campaign groups released their lists Wednesday of the top House seats and incumbents targeted in the November midterm elections.

170 survivors, including 31 from Texas, receive medals for service in World War II

Houston Chronicle - Tom Mcilroy - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Betty Berkstresser might not look like a war hero, but after more than a half-century of historical neglect, the 90-year-old Houston woman was honored as one at the US Capitol on Wednesday.

Amr Moussa: Talks on hold

Jerusalem Post - Khaled Abu Toameh, Herb Kei - ‎1 hour ago‎
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not enter indirect peace talks with Israel as planned, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa said overnight Wednesday, due to the approval of plans ...

British official urges Afghanistan to negotiate with Taliban, other insurgents

Washington Post - Karen DeYoung - ‎1 hour ago‎
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband called Wednesday for early and substantive political negotiations between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban and other insurgent groups, saying that military successes will never be ...

Indonesia Wants Australian Firms to Tap Energy-Rich Provinces

BusinessWeek - Marion Rae - ‎16 minutes ago‎
March 11 (Bloomberg) -- Indonesian President Bambang Susilo Yudhoyono said expanding trade links with Australia is an opportunity for companies to invest in his country's energy-rich eastern region.

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Â'JihadJane' suspect dropped out before high school, married at 16

Washington Post - Carrie Johnson, Alice Crites - ‎2 hours ago‎
The self-described "Jihad Jane" who thought her blond hair and blue eyes would let her blend in as she sought to kill an artist in Sweden is a rare case of an American woman aiding foreign terrorists, authorities say.
On the trail of 'JihadJane' Los Angeles Times

Senate approves $138-billion spending bill

Los Angeles Times - Kim Geiger - ‎3 hours ago‎
The legislation, which must be reconciled with the House version, would extend jobless benefits and tax measures created to boost the economy, and help states pay for Medicaid.

House ethics committee to end Eric Massa investigation

Washington Post - Carol D. Leonnig - ‎1 hour ago‎
Eric Massa resigned his House seat this week under a sexual harassment cloud, claiming fellow Democrats forced his ouster to keep him from voting against their health care bill.

Carlos Slim Tops Forbes List of Billionaires

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By BLOOMBERG NEWS The net worth of Mr. Slim, 70, who built a telecommunications empire after buying Mexico's state-run phone monopoly two decades ago, rose $18.5 billion, to $53.5 billion.
2010 Forbes: The World's New Richest Man International Business Times

Rise in Washington area unemployment seen as good sign for economy's recovery

Washington Post - Dion Haynes - ‎2 hours ago‎
As the area's economy starts to recover, employment officials say they are seeing more job fairs and job postings. (Marvin Joseph/the Washington Post) By V. Dion Haynes Unemployment rates rose in the District, Maryland and Virginia in January, ...

Japan growth revised down, as deflation deepens

MarketWatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
By MarketWatch TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- The Japanese government revised fourth-quarter gross domestic product growth down Thursday, due to slightly weaker corporate capital expenditures and private inventories, and also tweaked down a gauge measuring ...

Meet PlayStation Move, Sony's PS3 Motion Controller

PC World - Matt Peckham - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sony's upcoming motion controller finally has a name--the PlayStation Move--and it looks like a pair of aircraft traffic wands with glowing blue and pink bulbs on the ends.

Hands On with Google Maps' Biking Directions

PC Magazine - Neil J. Rubenking - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ever biked on a dedicated bicycle lane? You can thank visionaries in Davis, CA who established our country's first system of bicycle lanes back in the 60's.

Questions about research slow efforts to tackle climate change

USA Today - Brian Winter - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Brian Winter By Brian Winter, USA TODAY STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The violent threats are not what bother Michael Mann the most. He's used to them.

Corey Feldman Tells Larry King About Corey Haim's Final Days

MTV.com - Josh Wigler - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Feldman also reveals the pair's plans to make two 'License to Drive' sequels on 'Larry King Live.' By Josh Wigler Actor Corey Feldman, 38, appeared Wednesday night (March 10) on CNN's "Larry King Live" to discuss the death of his best friend and ...

'American Idol' semifinals (Top 8 guys): Who rocked? Who tanked?

Entertainment Weekly - Michael Slezak - ‎30 minutes ago‎
It's all over but Didi Benami's crying*. Yes, Idoloonies, the 16 semifinalists of American Idol's ninth season are done singing for our pleasure this week - those lip-synched group performances do not count - and we're going to reward ...

How Oscar Found Ms. Right

New York Times - Manohla Dargis - ‎12 hours ago‎
KATHRYN BIGELOW'S two-fisted win at the Academy Awards for best director and best film for “The Hurt Locker” didn't just punch through the American movie industry's seemingly shatterproof glass ceiling; it has also helped dismantle ...

Notre Dame pulls away late, bounces Seton Hall from Big East tournament

New York Daily News - Rich Cimini - ‎1 hour ago‎
Luke Harangody is back. So is Seton Hall - back to its usual position on Selection Sunday, sitting in front of the TV and praying for an invite.

Lundqvist Pulled as Rangers Lose Fourth in a Row

New York Times - Dave Caldwell - ‎32 minutes ago‎
As soon as he plopped on a stool at the end of the Rangers' bench, done for the night even though it was only the second period, Henrik Lundqvist had a towel draped over his shoulder by an equipment manager.

Heat get 27 from Wade, hold off Clippers 108-97

The Associated Press - Tim Reynolds - ‎11 minutes ago‎
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade had 27 points and eight assists, Jermaine O'Neal finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat extended their longest home winning streak of the season to four games by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 108-97 on ...

Full genome offers clues to diseases

San Jose Mercury News - Nicholas Wade - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two research teams have independently decoded the entire genome of patients to find the exact genetic cause of their disease. The approach may offer a new start in the so far disappointing effort to identify the genetic roots of major ...

FDA rules out bisphosphonate, thigh fracture link

Reuters - Toni Clarke, Bill Berkrot - ‎2 hours ago‎
BOSTON (Reuters) - US regulators said on Wednesday they have found no link between oral bisphosphonate osteoporosis medications such as Merck & Co Inc's Fosamax and certain thigh bone fractures.

Panel Urges New Look at Caesarean Guidelines

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎26 minutes ago‎
A panel of medical experts on Wednesday recommended steps to reverse a trend that has dismayed many pregnant women: the increasing difficulty of finding doctors and hospitals that will let a woman try to give birth normally if she has ...

The Top 10 Worst Sucker Punches In Sports

Bleacher Report - ‎Mar 5, 2010‎
Remember when Elizabeth Lambert yanked another girl down by the ponytail during a BYU-New Mexico game and the whole world went up in arms because women were (OMG!

Concocting a Cure for Kids With Issues

New York Times - Judith Warner - ‎11 hours ago‎
If you're the parent of a child who's having trouble learning or behaving in school, you quickly find yourself confronted with a series of difficult choices.

It's 2010 - finally my jet pack is here!

Gizmag - Tannith Cattermole - ‎Mar 7, 2010‎
It's been a long time coming. While Arthur C. Clarke's satellites have taken to space, and James Bond's futuristic mobile technology has become common place, still the dream of sustained personal flight has eluded us.

'You just don't look disabled'

CNN - Richard Galant - ‎Mar 9, 2010‎
New York (CNN) -- People come up to Aimee Mullins all the time and say, "you know, I have to tell you, you just don't look disabled.

How Pandora Slipped Past the Junkyard

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller - ‎Mar 7, 2010‎
OAKLAND, Calif. - Tim Westergren recently sat in a Las Vegas penthouse suite, a glass of red wine in one hand and a truffle-infused Kobe beef burger in the other, courtesy of the investment bankers who were throwing a party to ...