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Conclave Smoke's Recipe Is a Mystery

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
During the papal conclave in the Sistine Chapel, progress will be measured in black and white - the colors of the smoke that will emerge after the voting, coming from a copper flue jutting from the chapel roof.
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Judge Blocks New York City's Limits on Big Sugary Drinks

New York Times
1 hour ago
Written by
Michael Barbaro
A judge struck down New York City's limits on large sugary drinks on Monday, one day before they were to take effect, in a significant blow to one of the most ambitious and divisive initiatives of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's tenure.
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4.7 quake rattles Southern California - ‎1 hour ago‎
ANZA, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- A 4.7-magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California Monday and was followed by at least 100 aftershocks, seismologists said.
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Samsung offers peek at what may be new Galaxy S4

16 minutes ago
Written by
Steven Musil
Tweet from the electronics giant includes a dark image of what appears to be the top half of a Samsung smartphone -- perhaps the one due to be unveiled in three days time?
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SUV in fatal crash that left 6 teens dead was stolen, owner says

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
WARREN, Ohio - Investigators on Monday tried to piece together what eight teenagers crammed into a stolen sport utility vehicle were up to before the vehicle flipped over into a pond, killing six of them.
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Listen Up: Justin Timberlake's '20/20 Experience'

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
On his first album since 2006, he finds inspiration in old and newer relationships. Justin Timberlake suit. Justin Timberlake has released his first single in six years, 'Suit & Tie,' featuring Jay-Z.
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War talk mounts as North Korea scraps armistice

Globe and Mail - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The Korean Peninsula has seen six decades of uncertainty, ever since the 1950-53 war between North and South ended with an armistice rather than a full peace treaty.
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Falkland Islanders vote Yes in referendum to remain part of Britain - ‎30 minutes ago‎
An emphatic 98.8 per cent of voters opted to keep British rule, a result that was widely expected. Elections officials reported a 92 per cent turnout among the approximately 1,650 Falkland Islands voters eligible to cast ballots in a referendum aimed at showing ...
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Man sought in grandparents' deaths in Wash. state

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎41 minutes ago‎
SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities are searching the Northwest for a man accused of killing his Seattle-area grandparents, who had just picked him up after his release from a Washington state prison, hosted a party in his honor and offered him a room in their home ...
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Dow ends at record again, S&P posts seventh straight gain

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Chuck Mikolajczak. NEW YORK | Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:28pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rose modestly on Monday, lifting the Dow to another record and giving the S&P 500 its seventh straight advance as early weakness enticed buyers.
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Will Mexico's Proposed New Telecom Law Affect Slim's "World's Richest Man ...

Forbes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, with his wife Angelica Rivera. (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife). Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto and the country's major political parties sent Congress a far reaching telecommunications reform law ...
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SEC Says Illinois Hid Pension Troubles

Wall Street Journal - ‎36 minutes ago‎
For years, Illinois officials misled investors and shortchanged the state pension system, leaving future generations of taxpayers to foot the bill, U.S.
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Nikkei set for ninth winning day on renewed yen weakness

Reuters - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:44pm EDT. By Sophie Knight TOKYO, March 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose in early trade on Tuesday, chalking up a fresh 4-1/2 year high as a softer yen and expectations of monetary easing continued to drive up ...
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Facebook 'Likes' Reveal Private Data

Discovery News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
An algorithm based on Facebook "likes" reveals a surprisingly accurate view of a user's intimate preferences. Berliner Verlag/Archiv/dpa/Corbis.
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Google gives developers a look at Glass Mirror API and apps at SXSW

SlashGear - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Earlier at SXSW, Google showed off Glass, giving a demonstration of the device in use and providing developers with their first glimpse of the Mirror API.
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BlackBerry stock spikes on Lenovo buyout mumble

Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shares in BlackBerry, the company formerly known as both RIM and a world leader in smartphone shipments, jumped over ten per cent on Monday after Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said that the deal would "could possibly make sense.
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Justin Bieber Hit Up Amsterdam After Leaving London—Exclusive Details!

E! Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Justin Bieber apparently decided to make the most of his weekend off. After his final show in London Friday and before touching down in Portugal, where he was originally scheduled to perform two shows but instead will only be going onstage tonight, the teen ...
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Valerie Harper's husband Tony Cacciotti initially hid cancer diagnosis (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Valerie Harper, who disclosed last week that she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, made an appearance on "The Doctors" to discuss her life, as well as her sickness.
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'Bachelor' Sean Lowe makes his final decision

12 minutes ago
Written by
Ann Oldenburg
Tormented Sean spent much of the show torn between his two final women - until he proposed. Sean Lowe finale. Sean Lowe mulls his final move on Monday's 'Bachelor.
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San Francisco 49ers reportedly set to add Anquan Boldin

San Jose Mercury News
29 minutes ago
Written by
Cam Inman
SANTA CLARA -- You can almost hear a testy Pete Carroll asking Jim Harbaugh once again: "What's your deal?" Shortly after Carroll's Seattle Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings, Harbaugh's 49ers dealt for their own playmaking ...
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49ers land Ravens' Boldin for draft pick

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎26 minutes ago‎
After years of being terrorized by wide receiver Anquan Boldin, the 49ers acquired their noted nemesis Monday. San Francisco traded one of its two sixth-round picks to the Ravens for Boldin, 32, who had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in ...
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Anthony Is Set to Return to Lineup, Then to Denver

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Carmelo Anthony is primed for his return: to the city he shunned, to the lineup that needs him, to a Knicks season that is teetering uncomfortably beneath his feet as it enters the home stretch.
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Pistons' Brandon Knight suffers sprained ankle tonight vs. Jazz

Detroit Free Press - ‎22 minutes ago‎
SALT LAKE CITY - Brandon Knight probably would like to start this week over. After watching his name become fodder for TV pundits and social media because he was victimized by a vicious dunk from Clippers center DeAndre Jordan's violent dunk, Knight ...
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SpaceX's reusable rocket completes short, controlled flight

Ars Technica
2 hours ago
Written by
Casey Johnston
SpaceX has managed to shoot a reusable rocket 24 stories in the air, then land it safely enough so the rocket may live to fly another day, according to a press release from the company.
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Sharks, rays win new trade protections

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Five species of sharks and two types of manta rays won new safeguards Monday, as delegates to a global wildlife summit voted to limit the trade of species that have been overharvested for decades.
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NASA to apply two software patches to Curiosity rover

SlashGear - ‎1 hour ago‎
Earlier this month, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover experienced its first major malfunction, with one of its on-board computers experiencing a “memory glitch” and failing to go into sleep mode.
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Heart disease present in ancient mummies

BBC News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Fatty arteries may not just be a curse of modern unhealthy lifestyles, say researchers who used scans to look at the heart health of mummies.
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Studies: Heart-lung machines are safe

USA TODAY - ‎9 hours ago‎
Two studies didn't find mental decline after bypass surgeries using heart-lung machines. Story Highlights. Patients thought mental decline was linked to heart-lung machines; Surgeons started doing "off-pump" bypass surgeries; Researcher: Mental decline ...
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