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Pope Francis, Bowing to Crowds, Wins Hearts

New York Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
They filled St. Peter's Square on Wednesday night, thousands of people who endured steady rain and cold temperatures, awaiting the naming of the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
NY Catholics greet new pope with range of emotions
Pope Francis Got His Name Right
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Senate hears from victims of sexual assault in the military

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Survivors of sexual assault in the military urged lawmakers to require independent review of claims, taking the final authority out of the hands of high-ranking officers who have in some cases reversed decisions by military juries.
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Veronica Mars Movie

E! Online - ‎4 minutes ago‎
You guys like Veronica Mars. You really like it! Marshmallows everywhere are currently celebrating (or rewatching their beloved series on DVD) as Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas have already reached their goal of $2 million on Kickstarter.
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Kobe Bryant sprains ankle as Lakers lose to Hawks

USA TODAY - ‎7 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA (AP) - Devin Harris scored 17 points, Ivan Johnson hit a key basket and the shorthanded Atlanta Hawks shook off a 20-point third quarter by Kobe Bryant, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 96-92 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on ...
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Google Gives Users What they Paid for, Kills Free Reader Service

The Mac Observer - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Google made it clear on Wednesday that it is serious about cleaning house with the a surprise announcement that its RSS service Google Reader, along with the Mac and Windows versions of the image enhancement tool Snapseed are shutting down.
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India, Italy Spar Over Marines' Court Case

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW DELHI—Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that there would be consequences if Rome doesn't return two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen to face trial in India.
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Russia warns UK against arming Syrian rebels

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
The UK and Russia remain at odds over the supply of arms to Syria's opposition, with Moscow suggesting that any move by the British government to give the rebels military equipment would breach international law.
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Kenya's Muthaura Didn't Bribe, Threaten Witnesses, Lawyer Says

Bloomberg - ‎13 hours ago‎
Former International Criminal Court suspect Francis Muthaura didn't intimidate or bribe witnesses to escape prosecution on charges of fomenting violence after a disputed Kenyan election in 2007, his lawyer said.
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The best number for Republicans in the Washington Post-ABC poll

Washington Post (blog) - ‎52 minutes ago‎
When asked who would do a better job “finding the right balance between cutting government spending that is not needed and continuing government spending that is needed”, 44 percent named Republicans in Congress while 43 percent chose President ...
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Gun Protections Added to Funding Bill in U.S. Senate

Bloomberg - ‎35 minutes ago‎
U.S. lawmakers included language that would permanently protect some gun rights in Senate legislation intended to fund the government through the end of the current fiscal year.
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home sales-February

GlobalPost - ‎46 minutes ago‎
SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) -- Sales of housing units in South Korea dropped to a seven-year low in February, the government said Thursday, highlighting a prolonged recession in the country's real estate market.
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Southland home prices, sales continue to climb in February

Los Angeles Times
3 hours ago
Written by
Andrew Khouri
Southern California experienced continued strong growth in home prices and sales last month as buyers shifted toward ritzier abodes in coastal markets.
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Google Android Co-founder And Head Andy Rubin To Step Aside

RTT News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Internet search giant Google, Inc.'s (GOOG: Quote) Founder and Chief Executive Officer Larry Page revealed Wednesday in an official blog post that Android OS founder Andy Rubin has decided to step aside and "hand over the reins and start a new chapter ...
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Twitter releases its handcrafted Windows 8 app

CNET - ‎43 minutes ago‎
After announcing an upcoming native Windows 8 app months ago, the social network finally delivers with the usual Twitter features and a few unique add-ons.
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Is the BlackBerry Buyout a Trap?

Motley Fool - ‎22 minutes ago‎
BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY ) started the week strong on news that the company's Z10 will finally be released on March 22 and on a rumor that China's Lenovo Group might consider buying the beleaguered smartphone maker.
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American Idol Top 10 Perform, Nicki Minaj Arrives Late to Show

E! Online - ‎50 minutes ago‎
If the American Idol top 10 starts performing and Nicki Minaj isn't there to hear it, did those performances really happen? Well, yes, only with less talk of obsession and faux British accents.
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Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's Daughter Bindi Is All Grown Up—Take a Look!

E! Online - ‎Mar 12, 2013‎
Is that you, Bindi Irwin? The daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter star, Steve Irwin, who was just a tiny, bright-eyed little girl with the crimped pigtails a few years ago, has blossomed into a beautiful young lady.
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Zucker skates lightly after hit to head, Duck fined for illegal check

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tom Gilbert (77) and Zenon Konopka (28) helped Jason Zucker (16) off the ice in the second period. Photo: Feed Loader,. Camera Star Tribune photo galleries.
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Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder past Jazz

The Associated Press - ‎16 minutes ago‎
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 and the Oklahoma City cruised to a 110-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
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Ed Reed to meet with Texans

Houston Chronicle (blog)
3 hours ago
Written by
John McClain
Baltimore free safety Ed Reed, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, will be the first unrestricted free agent to visit with the Texans.
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Canadiens outlast Senators 4-3 in SO

Yahoo! Sports - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Eller also scored in the first period and Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban added power-play goals in the second for Montreal (18-5-4), which played loosely in its first home game after a five-game trip.
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Massive ALMA observatory inaugurated in Chile

SlashGear - ‎3 hours ago‎
The massive telescope ALMA, which stands for Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, went live back in October of 2011, snapping some images despite not yet being fully functional at the time.
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Signs of life on Mars? [Live video discussion]

Los Angeles Times
6 hours ago
Written by
Amina Khan
NASA's Curiosity rover, after drilling its very first Martian rock, has dug up evidence that Mars was once suitable for life - news that has mission scientists cheering.
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Radiation Raises Women's Risk of Heart Disease Only Slightly, Study Finds

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Radiation treatment for breast cancer can increase a woman's risk of heart disease, doctors have long known. But the size of the added risk has not been clear.
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State attorney general's office strikes down local ban on medical marijuana ... - ‎6 hours ago‎
The state attorney general's office today struck down Wakefield's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, ruling that towns can regulate, but not prohibit the centers under state law.
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Prescribing ADHD drugs for healthy kids? Just say no, group urges

Los Angeles Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Prescribing psychotropic medications to normal, healthy kids who want to boost their academic performance is "not justifiable" because it contravenes a physician's responsibility to promote a child's "authentic" development and to protect him or her against ...
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