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Tea Party Avoids Divisive Social Issues

New York Times - Kate Zernike - ‎11 hours ago‎
For decades, faith and family have been at the center of the conservative movement. But as the Tea Party infuses conservatism with new energy, its leaders deliberately avoid discussion of issues like gay marriage or abortion.
Tea party avoids divisive social issues Austin American-Statesman

Obama delays Asia trip to push healthcare overhaul

Los Angeles Times - Janet Hook, Noam N. Levey - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire talks to the media about the possible use of budget reconciliation, a process Democratic leaders plan to use to pass changes to healthcare legislation without the threat of a ...

Suicide Attacker Kills 13 in Pakistan

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
Photo: AP A regional military commander in Pakistan says a suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people and wounded at least 53 others in northwestern Swat valley.

Israeli troops, Palestinians clash near Jerusalem

The Associated Press - Dalia Nammari - ‎1 hour ago‎
JERUSALEM - Several dozen Palestinian women scuffled with Israeli troops on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Saturday amid rising religious and political tensions in the disputed city.

In Thailand, Thaksin supporters plan mass protests

Press TV - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Bangkok is expected to witness million-strong demonstrations aimed at pressuring the incumbent Thai authorities into resignation. The Sunday-through-Wednesday protests are to be attended by the supporters of the ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin ...

Iraq's PM Leads in Early Vote Count

Voice of America - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Partial results from Iraq's parliamentary elections Saturday show Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's political coalition leading in Baghdad.

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For the Love of Islam

Wall Street Journal - ‎12 hours ago‎
Last Easter, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a 31-year-old mom with a $30000-a-year job as a medical assistant, announced to her family that she had converted to Islam.

'Pacific' looks at war through a familiar lens

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Holleman - ‎6 minutes ago‎
In 2001, the super-heavyweight production team of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks teamed up with HBO to present "Band of Brothers," a 10-part miniseries about the fight against the Nazis in World War II.

Newsom has vision for lieutenant governor post

San Francisco Chronicle - John Coté - ‎5 hours ago‎
Mayor Gavin Newsom talks about his decision to run for lieutenant governor and how his successor should be chosen. If he wins the job of lieutenant governor, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom doesn't see himself just waiting to break ties in the state ...
Maldonado to Newsom: Bring it on San Jose Mercury News

The Fudge Factory

Barron's - Alan Abelson - ‎59 minutes ago‎
A hard look at how Lehman masked the horrors of its balance sheet. Words of wisdom from Seth Klarman. HOCUS-POCUS. THAT, IT EMERGES, SANK LEHMAN Brothers and damn near the entire financial system, ...

Bernanke May Get Help Planning Exit With Fed Board Selections

BusinessWeek - Steve Matthews - ‎8 hours ago‎
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama's likely nomination of three Federal Reserve governors will help Chairman Ben S. Bernanke plan an exit from record monetary stimulus and strengthen banking supervision and consumer ...
SF's Yellen may become Fed vice chair San Francisco Chronicle

Shoppers Buck Snowstorm to Push Retail Sales Higher

Wall Street Journal - Jeff Bater, Judith Burns - ‎14 hours ago‎
US retail sales posted a surprising gain in February despite falling car demand amid trouble at auto maker Toyota MotorCorp. and fierce blizzards that crippled the East Coast for days.

Pre-orders brisk for Apple's new iPad

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
Neither recession nor gadget overload shall slow the mania surrounding the introduction of Apple's iPad mobile computer. On Friday, the first day that buyers could pre-order the device (it arrives in stores next month), Apple racked up an estimated ...

FCC Plan to Widen Internet Access in US Sets Up Battle

New York Times - Brian Stelter, Jenna Wortham - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing an ambitious 10-year plan that will reimagine the nation's media and technology priorities by establishing high-speed Internet as the country's dominant communication ...

Innovation on display at Games Conference

The Associated Press - Derrik J. Lang - ‎4 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Motion controls and social gaming were the hot topics at this week's Game Developers Conference, the annual convention of game designers, programmers and executives.
PS3 Move can control Starcraft - Sony Computerandvideogames.com

Seth Green remembers Corey Haim: 'Never debate about his talent'

Entertainment Weekly - Mandi Bierly - ‎20 hours ago‎
Image Credit: Haim: Andrew EcclesLike most people in their mid-30s, Seth Green was a fan of Corey Haim. But as a fellow child actor, and later as cocreator of Adult Swim's stop-motion pop-culture parody Robot Chicken, he actually got to ...

Newly released documents offer more details about Tiger Woods' car crash

Los Angeles Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
The ambulance crew prevented Elin Woods from riding with her husband to the hospital, believing it was a case of domestic violence, but police found no evidence to support that.

Green Zone: movie review

Christian Science Monitor - Peter Rainer - ‎12 hours ago‎
Set in US-occupied Baghdad, 'Green Zone' confronts the WMD fiasco with Matt Damon playing an Army office tracking down the truth.

Massa: I knew I could still be competitive

USA Today - ‎23 minutes ago‎
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) - Felipe Massa's qualifying performance confirmed what the Ferrari driver always knew: He's still competitive despite missing the end of last season because of a near-death crash.

Joshua Clottey quietly going about his business

Boston Herald - Tobias Xavier Lopez - ‎3 hours ago‎
GRAPEVINE, Texas - The first punch Joshua Clottey ever took made him barf and he crawled under the boxing ring to cry. Clottey was a 6-year-old in the Bukom area of Accra, Ghana, when he challenged the ...

West Virginia vs. Georgetown for Big East title

The Associated Press - Mike Fitzpatrick - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Now that West Virginia is in the Big East tournament final, coach Bob Huggins and his Mountaineers have a large problem on their hands.

'Vaccines court' rejects mercury-autism link in 3 test cases

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II, Andrew Zajac - ‎5 hours ago‎
The finding supports a broad scientific consensus that the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal does not cause autism, and will likely disappoint parents who are convinced otherwise.

Tough choice ahead on settlement for 9/11 workers

The Associated Press - David B. Caruso - ‎13 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - In the years after the 9/11 terror attacks, 10000 people who helped clear mountains of debris from Lower Manhattan filed lawsuits blaming New York City for failing to protect them from the toxic dust.

New Plavix Warning: Lack of Effect in Many People

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎14 hours ago‎
March 11, 2010 - The FDA has put a new "black box" warning on the anti-clotting drug Plavix, the second best-selling drug in the world.

The Price Is Creepy: Bob Barker's Sexual Harassment Greatest Hits (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 9, 2010‎
Just because Bob Barker didn't achieve professional status as a sexual harasser until 2000, it doesn't mean he wasn't dominating the amateur circuit before then.

Healthier men want more sex for more years

CNN - Ashley Fantz - ‎Mar 9, 2010‎
If men stay in good shape, they can enjoy more years of good sex, a study says. (CNN) -- Healthier men, no matter their age, are going to have better sex more frequently and desire it more often than healthier women.

Tricks to Keep Your Device's Battery Going and Going

New York Times - Eric A. Taub - ‎Mar 10, 2010‎
If you're a recent convert to smartphones, you're probably still discovering all the amazing things that your new BlackBerry, Android phone or iPhone can do.

Memo puts WGN news staffers at a loss for words

blogs.vocalo.org (blog) - ‎Mar 9, 2010‎
Sure, you'd think the chief executive officer of a company struggling to emerge from bankruptcy and desperate to salvage an $8 billion buyout-gone-bad would have better things to do than pester his underlings with crazy proclamations.

Barnes & Noble: A besieged giant

Los Angeles Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
The world's largest bookseller faces an unwelcome stock fight while trying to deal with radical market shifts. A woman browses among the large hardcover books at Barnes & Noble at The Grove.