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Massacre suspect had money trouble

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Donna Gordon Blankinship and Dan Sewell AP LAKE TAPPS, Wash. - Bypassed for a promotion and struggling to pay for his house, Robert Bales was eyeing a way out of his job at a Washington state military base months before he allegedly gunned down 16 ...
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Occupy protest anniversary ends with police sweep

Wall Street Journal -
AP NEW YORK - Dozens of police officers cleared the park where the Occupy movement was born six months ago and made several arrests after hundreds of protesters returned in an anniversary observance and defiantly resisted calls to clear out.

Fatal blasts rattle calm Damascus

Boston Globe -
By Anne Barnard SANA VIA AP Syrian firefighters worked outside a building near the aviation intelligence department in Damascus on Saturday.

GOP contenders bid for PR delegates

New York Daily News -
Rick Santorum (r.) meets with Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno in San Juan last week ahead of today's GOP primary. No matter who wins today's Republican primary in Puerto Rico, neither Mitt Romney nor Rick Santorum are the islanders' cup of tea or, ...

Apple's iPad: First day impressions

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By Nathan Olivarez-Giles After spending about a day with the new iPad, it's clear that Apple's third-generation tablet is an improvement over its two stellar predecessors.

Saturday in Bracketland: Hoosier Magic

SI.com -
The Hoosiers advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) How did Indiana get to the Sweet 16?

Mauritania arrests top Libyan sought by ICC

Boston.com -
March 17, 2012|Rami Al-Shaheibi, AP Mauritania said Saturday it arrested former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, who was one of the most prominent figures from the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi and is wanted by the International ...

Moqtada al-Sadr-linked Iraq militants free US captive

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A US state department official said the man was now with the US embassy in Baghdad after he was handed over to the UN mission in the Iraqi capital.

'Mossad, CIA agree Iran has yet to decide to build nuclear weapon'

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New York Times report quotes senior American officials who believe there is little disagreement between Israeli and US intelligence over Iran's nuclear program, despite calls for a strike by Israeli officials.

Ugandan charity halts 'Kony' screenings

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Rodney Muhumuza AP of the Lord's Resistance Army, answering journalists' questions in 2006. STUART PRICE / Associated Press, Pool, File KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan criticism of a viral video about a brutal central African warlord continued to grow ...

China Warns N. Korea on Rocket Launch as Japan Mulls Options

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By Andy Sharp on March 18, 2012 China expressed concern over North Korea's planned launch of a satellite next month, in the first sign of tension between the two allies since Kim Jong Un succeeded his father as head of the totalitarian state.

Floor of NYC building collapses under party

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NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a floor of a New York City building where a party was being held collapsed, injuring a dozen people.

5 wounded in Indianapolis gunfire, 2 critically

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
AP INDIANAPOLIS - Gunfire erupted from a car as throngs were celebrating a mild St. Patrick's Day along a popular downtown canal in Indianapolis and at least five teenagers were wounded by shots, two critically, police said.

Leonard Pitts: Slain black teen 21st-century 'invisible man'

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For every African-American, it comes as surely as hard times, setback and tears, that moment when you realize somebody is looking right at you and yet, not seeing you - as if you had become cellophane, as if you had become air, as if somehow, some way, ...

Creator of Red Bull energy drink, Chaleo, dies

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By Robert Daniel, MarketWatch TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) - Chaleo Yoovidhya, creator of the berry-flavored energy drink Red Bull, died Saturday in Bangkok of natural causes, weekend media reports say.

Slight dip caps volatile stocks

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Delta Brogden of Atlanta pumps gas Friday. Analysts fear higher prices will shrink the amount of money that people have for discretionary purchases.

Obama: We Have Traveled Down The Road

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Obama's re-election team released the much anticipated documentary "The Road We've Traveled". It is a 17-minute documentary, narrated by Tom Hanks and directed by David Guggenheim that tells the positives of President Barack Obama's first term.

A Newt Gingrich withdrawal might not give Rick Santorum a major boost

Boston.com -
By Shira Schoenberg, Globe Correspondent A growing chorus of conservatives are calling on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, after Gingrich failed to win even the southern states that play to his ...

'This American Life' retracts Apple story

Arizona Daily Star -
Public radio's popular weekend feature program "This American Life" on Friday retracted one of its most popular stories - about conditions for factory workers who make Apple products in China - and prepared to devote its entire program this weekend to ...

Google in New Privacy Probes

Wall Street Journal -
By JULIA ANGWIN The US and European Union are investigating Google for its practice of bypassing the privacy settings of millions of users of Apple's Safari Web browser, Julia Angwin reports on the News Hub.

Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Ridley Scott Debut New Prometheus Trailer

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Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, along with director Ridley Scott, debuted a new trailer for their upcoming flick Prometheus at WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, Calif.

21 Jump Street Bags $13.1 Million Friday to Defy All Expectations

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21 Jump Street didn't require the services of Johnny Depp to rule the box office when it has Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill to deliver laughs.

Duchess Kate Presents Shamrocks To Irish Guards For St. Patrick's Day

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Caption Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds a glass of Harvey's Bristol Creme in the Junior's Mess as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day in Aldershot, England, on March 17, 2012 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, ...

Original 'Teen Mom' cast's fourth season to be final

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By Cindy Clark, USA TODAY Get ready to say goodbye to Farrah, Catelynn, Amber and Maci -- the four young mothers who comprise the original cast of MTV's Teen Mom franchise.

Not so Rosie: Celebrities love Chicago — but viewers didn't like 'Rosie'

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Rosie O'Donnell obviously isn't letting the cancellation of her Chicago-based talk show get her down. According to her Twitter feed on Saturday, she was making the rounds in New York City and posted a photo of herself and fiancé Michelle Rounds.

Heslip's hot shooting advances Baylor

Chicago Tribune -
Albuquerque, NM - Brady Heslip made nine three-pointers for a career-high 27 points and Baylor defeated Colorado, 80-63, in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

Federer, Isner Advance

ESPN -
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- John Isner fired 20 aces, including one at 135 mph on his fourth match point, to beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (5) Saturday in the BNP Paribas Open semifinals.

Louisville holds off New Mexico for Sweet 16 berth

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By CL Brown, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal PORTLAND, Ore. - Louisville senior Chris Smith called the 15-point lead against New Mexico "fool's gold," but the Cardinals still hit the jackpot.

Touch 'Em All: Do Yankees have worries?

Philadelphia Inquirer -
The Yankees signing 39-year-old Andy Pettitte, who spent all of last season throwing baseballs to his kids, has heartened a lot of American League teams.

Top-seeded Syracuse beats Kansas State 75-59

Boston.com -
It had been a while since Syracuse played like the team that spent all season ranked in the top five. In the second half on Saturday, the top-seeded Orange looked like that team and maybe even better, pulling away to a 75-59 victory over eighth-seeded ...

Neutrinos clocked at light-speed in new Icarus test

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By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News An experiment to repeat a test of the speed of subatomic particles known as neutrinos has found that they do not travel faster than light.

Why giant squid sport basketball-size eyes

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True to its name, the colossal squid is a pretty big squid. It is thought to be the largest invertebrate, measuring 39–46 feet long.

Taking a pill to fight cancer? Avoid these dangerous drug interactions

Boston.com -
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff Common cancer treatments nowadays include not just radiation, surgery, and infusion chemotherapy treatments, but also pills that patients take every day for weeks, months, or even years.

Poor Health Literacy Predicts Earlier Death in England

Medscape -
March 17, 2012 - About a third of older adults in England may have difficulty reading and understanding basic written health instructions and may be at greater risk of dying than people who are more functionally literate in health information, ...

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