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Euro plunges, yen squeezed higher on Cyprus deal fears

Reuters - ‎30 minutes ago‎
By Lisa Twaronite and Wayne Cole. TOKYO/SYDNEY | Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:27pm EDT. TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro plunged and traders squeezed the yen sharply higher on Monday in Asia as news that Cyprus' bailout plan includes taxing ...
Asian markets fall amid fears over Cyprus bailout deal
Euro, US Stock Futures Decline on Cyprus; Gold Gains
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2 killed in Indiana plane crash

CNN - ‎37 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- At least two people were killed and three others injured Sunday when a small plane crashed in South Bend, Indiana, a police captain said.
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2 Quebec Inmates Climb Rope to Helicopter to Escape Jail

New York Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
SAINT-JÉRÔME, Quebec (AP) - Two Quebec inmates climbed up a rope into a hovering helicopter to make a daylight escape on Sunday from a jail northwest of Montreal, the authorities said.
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Beyonce Reps Houston On New Song 'Bow Down/I Been On' - ‎42 minutes ago‎
From that inauguration lip-synching debacle to her HBO documentary and dazzling Super Bowl halftime performance, Beyoncé has been on a heavy promotional run in the past few months.
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Death of boy, man at California raceway 'unspeakable tragedy'

Los Angeles Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The family of a boy killed during a crash at Marysville Raceway Park in Northern California on Saturday night described the accident as an "unspeakable tragedy" and thanks the public for its support.
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Turkey detains suspect in killing of NYC woman

The Associated Press - ‎8 hours ago‎
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A Turkish suspect in the killing of a New York City woman in Istanbul was arrested near the Syrian border on Sunday, officials said.
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Corker: We'll Know Obama Is Serious When He Tells The Truth About Medicare

The Chattanoogan - ‎48 minutes ago‎
In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Senator Bob Corker, R-Tn., told host Chris Wallace that the country will know President Obama is serious about getting our fiscal house in order when the president “begins to say publicly to the American people…that ...
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RNC to spend $10 million to reach minorities

Pioneer Press - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Reeling from back-to-back presidential losses and struggling to cope with the country's changing racial and ethnic makeup, the Republican National Committee plans to spend $10 million this year to send hundreds of party workers into ...
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Criticizing Bloomberg, Liu Enters Race to Succeed Him

New York Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Brushing off his legal troubles as the price of taking on powerful interests, an exuberant John C. Liu, the city comptroller, officially began his campaign for mayor on Sunday with a vow to represent the “100 percent,” not “the 1 percent.
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Girl, 7, Killed in Bronx Fire

Wall Street Journal - ‎44 minutes ago‎
A 7-year-old girl was killed and her 3-year-old sister was listed in critical condition Sunday following an early morning fire in the Bronx that authorities said was caused by a new stove's wiring.
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Bribery Allegations Surfaced Against WSJ in China

Wall Street Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Justice Department last year opened an investigation into allegations that employees at The Wall Street Journal's China news bureau bribed Chinese officials for information for news articles.
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Panasonic considers exiting from plasma TVs: Nikkei

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO | Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:02pm EDT. TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp is leaning towards withdrawing from plasma television operations as part of a downsizing of its television business over three years starting next fiscal year, the Nikkei ...
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Making work and family work

CNN - ‎8 hours ago‎
What's really holding women back? The glass ceiling? The boys club? Having a family? Or is it women themselves? Watch Soledad O'Brien's interview with Sheryl Sandberg on "Starting Point" at 7 a.m.
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China Replaces U.K. in Top-Five Arms Exporters Headed by U.S.

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
China pushed the U.K. out of the top-five weapons exporters for the first time in more than 60 years as the Asian country's growing military and economic might translated into global arms sales.
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Letter From Boot Camp in 1953 Returned...

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
It was 1953 and then-Pvt. Bob Rodgers had just arrived at Fort Campbell, Ky., for basic training when he sat down to write a letter to his wife after the post's power went out.
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Legend of Zelda hack makes Link the damsel in distress

SlashGear - ‎3 hours ago‎
Inspired by the father who modded Donkey Kong so his daughter could play the Princess, another person had the idea of modifying another classic Nintendo game.
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Google Executive to Visit Myanmar

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
YANGON - Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt of Google plans to go to Myanmar this week, becoming the first high-profile executive from a technology company to visit the country since the West eased sanctions imposed during decades of military ...
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2013 Dodge Challenger V6 recalled for fire risk, owners asked not to drive

Autoblog (blog) - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Chrysler has issued a recall for the V6 version of the 2013 Dodge Challenger (as pictured above in 2012MY) over the possibility of a wiring harness that could short circuit and lead to a fire.
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Rapper Tone Loc collapses during St. Patty's concert - ‎27 minutes ago‎
According to the Des Moines Register, Loc, whose birth name is Anthony Terrell Smith, was performing at the St. Patty's Bridge Bash in Des Moines, Iowa and collapsed after finishing a song.
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Prince, Justin Timberlake top SXSW star send-off

3 hours ago
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Mike Snider
The Austin music festival closed with a slew of all-star names. prince0318. Prince performs as Samsung Galaxy presents Prince and A Tribe Called Quest at SXSW on March 16 n Austin.
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Forde Minutes, Big Dance Edition: 2013 tourney favorites, bracket wreckers ...

Yahoo! Sports - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Liberty players celebrate at mid-court after defeating Charleston Southern 87-76 in the Big South championship. …It gives us Liberty (1), the shocking winner of the Big South and one of just two teams in tourney history to make the field with 20 losses.
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Defending national champion Kentucky headlines NIT field

Washington Post - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Kentucky, last season's national champion, headlines the list of teams set to compete in this year's NIT. The Wildcats aren't the only SEC team snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee.
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Bristol's Craziest Moment: Contact from Hamlin sends Logano into wall; drivers ...

Yahoo! Sports (blog)
1 hour ago
Written by
Nick Bromberg
Four races into their first season together in the Sprint Cup Series on different teams, you have to wonder how Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano got along with each other at Joe Gibbs Racing.
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Warriors break through against Houston

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Houston --. When Klay Thompson knocked down the first game-winning shot of his pro career at the beginning of the month, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said his shooting guard didn't need the clutch hoop for a confidence boost.
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Deepest ocean 'teems with microbes'

BBC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
An international team of scientists found that the very bottom of the Mariana Trench, which lies almost 11km (7 miles) down in the Pacific Ocean, had high levels of microbial activity.
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Researchers revive genome of extinct Australian frog

Science Recorder - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The team observed that some of the eggs spontaneously began to divide and grow to early embryo stage. Science Recorder | James Fluere | Sunday, March 17, 2013.
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Bat-eating spiders: Bat death traps on all continents but one

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
A Tennessee second-grader cradles a tarantula. This type of spider has been known to eat bats. A new study shows incidences of spiders devouring bats may be greater than previously thought.
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Device keeps liver "alive" outside body in medical first

Reuters - ‎Mar 15, 2013‎
By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent. LONDON | Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:29pm EDT. LONDON (Reuters) - A donated human liver has been kept alive, warm and functioning outside a human being on a newly-developed machine and then ...

The case for a Texas solution

Houston Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Texas Medicaid program as it presently exists has reached an unsustainable capacity. The current network of hospitals and physicians who care for our state's Medicaid population has reached a true breaking point.
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