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Cardinals head to conclave, Church beset by woes

Reuters - ‎13 minutes ago‎
By Crispian Balmer and Philip Pullella. VATICAN CITY | Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:26am EDT. VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Roman Catholic cardinals gather under the gaze of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" on Tuesday to elect a new pope to tackle the daunting ...
Papal conclave: 'I don't think youth is a handicap'
With no front-runner in sight, outcome of papal conclave is anybody's guess
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Falklands referendum: vote result announced - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Voters have have decided by an overwhelming 99.8 percent margin to keep the Falkland Islands as a British overseas territory. Just three people responded with the answer “No” to the question: "Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political ...
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US stock futures trade with losses

USA TODAY - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The Dow Jones industrial average stock index was trading with slight losses ahead of the market open on Tuesday. In early-morning activity, the Dow was down 0.04% to 14,438.
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'Bachelor' Sean Lowe proposes to Seattle native Catherine Giudici in season finale

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Catherine Giudici the goofy, nerdy, 26-year-old graphic designer has won the heart of “Bachelor” Sean Lowe. The handsome fan-favorite proposed in Thailand on the “The Bachelor” finale, after reading a note from the Seattle native—part of which read: “I ...
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Ohio city ponders night that left 6 teens dead

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎13 minutes ago‎
WARREN, Ohio (AP) - The young folks call them "kick-backs": a small gathering of friends, less than a party but more grown-up than a sleepover.
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Venezuela's ruling, opposition camps gear up for presidential race

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
Maduro on Monday formally registered as the ruling PSUV's candidate for the presidential election. • Maduro said he would "take his (Chavez's) flag, his cause and follow the victorious march.
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Japan's utilities to hike rates amid weak yen

MarketWatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO--Japanese utilities, forced to idle their nuclear power plants over the past two years and facing higher fuel costs due to a weak yen, are now looking to push through double-digit rate hikes for their commercial customers.
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Accused gunman to enter plea in Colorado theater massacre

Reuters - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Keith Coffman. DENVER | Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:00am EDT. DENVER (Reuters) - Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday and enter a plea to charges that he went on a shooting rampage nearly eight ...
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Physical limits can cut short a filibuster, including Rand Paul's against drones

Washington Post - ‎Mar 7, 2013‎
What was happening to Rand Paul, 12 hours into this windmill-tilting crusade against drones (but not against droning), as the sun set and the moon rose and he talked and he talked and he - oh, how he talked.
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Dollar Hits 3.5-Year High Vs Yen Amid Speculation for Early BOJ Moves

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The dollar rose to a fresh three-and-a-half year high against the yen Tuesday in Asia as speculation grew that the Bank of Japan would take early easing action, and as the outlook for a U.S.
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SEC nominee White to tackle questions on her work for NFL, banks

Fox Business - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Mary Jo White will likely face questions about her work for big Wall Street clients when senators on Tuesday consider her nomination to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, but one lawmaker wants to huddle about a field of ...
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Illinois Is Accused of Fraud by SEC

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
For the second time in history, federal regulators have accused an American state of securities fraud, finding that Illinois misled investors about the condition of its public pension system from 2005 to 2009.
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Carlos Slim's America Movil Faces Breakup Pressure in New Bill

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mexico may gain the power to break apart telecommunications companies that control more than half the market, potentially curtailing carriers such as Carlos Slim's America Movil (AMXL) SAB.
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'Like' curly fries on Facebook? Then you're clever - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The same is true about 'liking' thunderstorms, Mozart, and, rather bizarrely, Morgan Freeman's voice. But if you like your iPod, you're probably dissatisfied with life, and if you're a fan of Terry Pratchett, you're shy.
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US Demands That China End Hacking and Set Cyber Rules

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The White House demanded Monday that the Chinese government stop the widespread theft of data from American computer networks and agree to “acceptable norms of behavior in cyberspace.
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Hacker Leaks Financial Records Of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian & Others - ‎1 hour ago‎
Several celebrities felt the wrath of a hacker(s) on Monday (March 11), when the private and financial records of several stars leaked to the Internet.
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Kelly Osbourne Released From Hospital After Seizure, Returning to 'Fashion ...

Hollywood Reporter
1 hour ago
Written by
Sophie Schillaci
Doctors say that the 28-year-old suffered from a "onetime episode of which there are no conclusive results." Kelly Osbourne is on the mend.
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Seahawks can afford to take risk on Harvin

HeraldNet - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The Seahawks have agreed to trade draft picks to the Minnesota Vikings for wide receiver Percy Harvin. 49ers acquire Boldin from Ravens for 6th-round pick · Vikings' Peterson isn't happy with Harvin trade · Seattle Seahawks.
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No. 1 Gonzaga Rolls Over Saint Mary's 65-51 at WCC

ABC News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Gonzaga played well enough to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, all season and in the West Coast Conference title game. Whether the top-ranked Zags get that top spot won't be decided until the weekend, not that it matters all that much to them.
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1. Rise And Follicle: Spurs Gain Edge On Thunder

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
The last time the Oklahoma City Thunder won in San Antonio, it was sealed by a dagger 3-pointer by that bearded guy who's no longer on the team.
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Super Bowl twist: 49ers trade for WR Boldin

San Jose Mercury News
48 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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Elon Musk's 'Grasshopper' hover rocket scores another test success

Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vid SpaceX, the radical upstart startup rocket firm helmed by PayPal hecamillionaire and geek visionary Elon Musk, has announced a further successful trial of its hovering "Grasshopper" test vehicle.
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Sharks, rays win new trade protections

Washington Post - ‎9 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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