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President Obama changing 'No Child Left Behind'

New York Daily News - Rachel Monahan - ‎42 minutes ago‎
President Obama announced plans Saturday to overhaul the controversial No Child Left Behind act - even dropping its well-known name.

Pacquiao wins by taking chances

FOXSports.com - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Mark Kriegel is the national columnist for FOXSports.com. He is the author of two New York Times best sellers, Namath: A Biography and Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich, which Sports Illustrated called "the best sports biography of the year.

Israel to investigate timing of settlement announcement

CNN - Shira Medding - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Jerusalem (CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has set up a team to investigate why officials announced new settlement construction in disputed territory while US Vice President Joe Biden was visiting the country.

Protesters surge into Bangkok wanting new election

Washington Post - Denis D. Gray - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP BANGKOK -- Leaders of tens of thousands of protesters who swarmed into Bangkok from Thailand's rural areas Sunday threatened mass street demonstrations if the government didn't respond to their demand for a dissolution of Parliament ...

Blast kills Pakistani national in Afghanistan: police

Reuters - Ismail Sameem, Sayed Salahuddin - ‎3 hours ago‎
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed a Pakistani construction worker and wounded six of his compatriots on Sunday in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, police said.

Maliki has shaky lead in Iraq vote count

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's alliance is ahead in Baghdad and four southern provinces, with a small portion of the vote counted.

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Some perspective from the Census Bureau

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tom Mesenbourg, the Census Bureau's deputy director, came to Chicago last week to help with final preparations for the decennial count.

Mom: Paulin-Ramirez Drifted Away

Wall Street Journal - Stephanie Simon - ‎10 hours ago‎
LEADVILLE, Colo.—Slumped on her couch with her cigarettes, her fading photographs and her memories, Christine Holcomb-Mott said she no longer knew what to believe.

Parliamentarian in Role as Health Bill Referee

New York Times - Sheryl Gay Stolberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - In the fall of 1968, a serious dark-haired young man arrived in the capital to do what serious young men here do: study law.
Calling shots in the Senate Los Angeles Times

Wen Rebuffs Yuan Calls, Is 'Worried' About Dollar

BusinessWeek - ‎35 minutes ago‎
(Adds comment from Lu Ting in fifth paragraph, Wen comments on global economy, domestic politics starting in seventh paragraph.) March 14 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao rebuffed calls for the yuan to appreciate and sought assurances that the ...

Did you move your clocks ahead? It's time to see the light

Tulsa World - Karen Shade - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Sunset will come an hour later starting Sunday as all but two states Arizona and Hawaii move to Daylight Saving Time. ADAM WISNESKI/Tulsa World By KAREN SHADE World Scene Writer The groans of people around the world will resound Sunday morning when ...

Repos Key in Lehman Demise

Wall Street Journal - Susanne Craig, Mike Spector - ‎12 hours ago‎
Six weeks before it went bankrupt, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was effectively out of securities that could be used as collateral to back the short-term loans it needed to survive.

Apple Details iPad's Battery Replacement Plan

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎6 hours ago‎
It's no secret that the Cupertino-based developer has inched the totality of its product lines toward non-replaceable batteries.

Privacy is not dead, says SXSWi keynoter Boyd

CNET - Daniel Terdiman - ‎8 hours ago‎
AUSTIN, Texas--Privacy is not dead in the era of online social networking. It just needs careful curation. That was the message Saturday from Danah Boyd, a social-media expert who works for Microsoft Research and who was Saturday's ...

Week in review: Game on for Sony

CNET - Steven Musil, Seth Rosenblatt - ‎Mar 12, 2010‎
The entertainment and technology giant this week unveiled the Move, a small device that looks like a microphone and represents Sony's bid to gain control over the motion controller wars.

Pride of Irish on parade

Chicago Sun-Times - Stefano Esposito - ‎17 minutes ago‎
A bolt of green -- shiny, glittery, and sometimes booze-soaked -- pierced the city's foggy gloom Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of revelers lined the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade route ...
Hoping for luck of Irish Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Corey Haim's funeral set for Tuesday in Toronto; Startifacts memorabilia ...

New York Daily News - Soraya Roberts - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Corey Haim and his mother, Judy, who was told a day after she reached out for donations for the actor's funeral that Startifacts would help pay for the service.

Redesigning Wonderland

Boston Globe - Christopher Shea - ‎27 minutes ago‎
For some people, it is John Tenniel's wood engravings, published along with Lewis Carroll's text, in 1865, that define “Alice in Wonderland.
Alice shows wonderful female spirit Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Late Drive Gives West Virginia Its First Big East Title

New York Times - Pete Thamel - ‎2 hours ago‎
West Virginia players, including Da'Sean Butler, right, who made the winning basket, after Georgetown missed its final shot at the buzzer.

Postgame: Kansas 72, K-State 64

Kansas City Star - Kellis Robinett - ‎1 hour ago‎
A win over Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament championship game would have gone down as one of the top moments in the modern era of K-State sports.

Nadal Rolls in Return; Top-Seeded Kuznetsova Is Ousted

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By AP INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) The reigning men's champion Rafael Nadal breezed into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Rainer Schüttler on Saturday.

3 Rulings Find No Link to Vaccines and Autism

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎Mar 12, 2010‎
In a further blow to the antivaccine movement, three judges ruled Friday in three separate cases that thimerosal, a preservative containing mercury, does not cause autism.

Hurdles Still Remain for Ground Zero Settlement

New York Times - Mireya Navarro, Colin Moynihan - ‎Mar 12, 2010‎
Sgt. Dawn Sorrento says she looks on the years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as a blur of doctor's visits, ambushes by illnesses she had never heard of and growing resentment toward the city that challenged her injury claims.

Fire officials say check that smoke alarms work

Spartanburg Herald Journal - Craig Peters - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 4 am buzz that woke Melody Bolick last month wasn't her alarm clock, but it was a cause for alarm. Bolick heard her smoke detector, got out of bed and started inspecting her Old Canaan Road home.
Check those smoke detectors myFOXlubbock.com
Clocks to be turned ahead Williamsport Sun-Gazette

A High Protein Diet Won't Make You Lose Weight Long Term: In Fact, It May Make ...

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 10, 2010‎
In this series of interviews I've conducted with extraordinary nutritional researchers and medical doctors, I've sought to understand the link between diet and health.

The Call: A Weekly Political Podcast

TIME (blog) - Adam Sorensen - ‎15 hours ago‎
We've got a new feature here on Swampland. It's a weekly podcast where you get to listen in to a few of our reporters talk about the stories they've been working on and the highlights of the week.

Tips pour in after release of serial killer's photos

CNN - Gabriel Falcon - ‎Mar 12, 2010‎
Investigators are trying to determine whether any of the people in the photos were victims of Rodney Alcala. (CNN) -- Dozens of tips have poured in after California authorities released more than 100 photos of women and children on Thursday that are ...

The Great Prostate Mistake

New York Times - Richard J. Ablin - ‎Mar 9, 2010‎
EACH year some 30 million American men undergo testing for prostate-specific antigen, an enzyme made by the prostate. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1994, the PSA test is the most commonly used tool for detecting ...

Giant meat-eating plants prefer to eat tree shrew poo

BBC News - Matt Walker - ‎Mar 10, 2010‎
The largest meat-eating plant in the world is designed not to eat small animals, but small animal poo. Botanists have discovered that the giant montane pitcher plant of Borneo has a pitcher the exact same size as a tree shrew's body.