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Health Bill Calculus for Pelosi: Who Gets a Pass to Vote No?

New York Times - Jeff Zeleny - ‎18 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - In the homestretch of the health care debate, one obvious question being asked across the capital is whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi will find 216 votes to pass the bill.

Va. executes man in 1999 murder of woman, rape of her sister

Washington Post - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Paul Warner Powell, convicted of first degree murder in the January 1999 death of Stacie Reed, appears in court in 2003. (Amy Rossetti - Potomac News) Search death sentences carried out in Virginia since 1982.

Neither Israel nor Hamas want another Gaza war

Ha'aretz - Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff - ‎1 hour ago‎
The tiny Islamist faction Ansar al-Sunna took responsibility for the Qassam rocket attack that took the life of a Thai farm worker yesterday in Netiv Ha'asara.

US, Russian negotiators 'at the finish line' on new START nuclear pact

Washington Post - Mary Beth Sheridan - ‎1 hour ago‎
MOSCOW -- US and Russian negotiators are "at the finish line" in negotiating a major agreement to cut the number of nuclear warheads each side has deployed against the other, with just one or two issues left to resolve, ...

Global conference rejects bans on trade in bluefin tuna, polar bear

Washington Post - Juliet Eilperin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Fish dealers prepare to slice bluefin tuna at a wholesale market in Tokyo. Japan, which imports nearly 80 percent of commercially traded Atlantic bluefin, led a concerted effort to torpedo a ban proposal.

US to send envoy back to Mideast as Israel moves to smooth relations

Washington Post - Glenn Kessler, Mary Beth Sheridan - ‎19 minutes ago‎
In an effort to defuse a bitter spat with the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday night to propose confidence-building measures to get Middle East peace ...

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'Jihad Jane' pleads not guilty

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Colleen LaRose of Pennsylvania appears in federal court, accused of working with foreign terrorists in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist.

Obama backs "framework" to revamp immigration

Reuters - Thomas Ferraro, David Alexander - ‎1 hour ago‎
A demonstrator holds a sign while taking part in a rally in front of the Department of Homeland Security in Washington January 26, 2010.

NYer Dan Choi, Iraq war vet, held after chaining himself to White House to ...

New York Daily News - Barry Paddock - ‎3 hours ago‎
Lt. Dan Choi, who has publicly announced he's gay, faces the prospect of being ousted from the New York National Guard. An Iraq war vet who the Pentagon wants to boot because he's gay, was arrested by the US Park Police Thursday after ...

Euro holds steady but renewed Greek woes weigh

Reuters - Kaori Kaneko, Hugh Lawson - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro stabilized but remained under pressure on Friday on renewed concern about Greece after Athens said it may not be able to achieve its promised deficit cuts if its borrowing costs remain so high.

NHTSA cites driver error in New York Prius incident

USA Today - James R. Healey - ‎1 hour ago‎
Government safety officials said Thursday afternoon that a high-profile Prius crash on March 9 in Harrison, NY, appears to be a case of driver error.

Palm Narrows Loss, but Phone Sales Drop

Wall Street Journal - Yukari Iwatani Kane, Roger Cheng - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Palm Inc. reported a narrower quarterly loss but warned of significantly lower revenue in the current quarter amid disappointing sales of its latest smart phones.

Viacom, Google trade accusations over YouTube

Los Angeles Times - Alex Pham - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Claims of copyright infringement cut both ways in the escalating legal battle between the two media giants. By Alex Pham Viacom and Google, raising a slow-brewing corporate drama to the boiling point, swapped blistering accusations of piracy and ...

Google Working With Intel, Sony on TV Project: Report

Wired News - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Reuters SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google is working with Intel and Sony to develop a new class of internet-enabled televisions and set-top boxes, according to the New York Times.

First Look: Kindle for Mac

Wired News - Charlie Sorrel - ‎6 hours ago‎
Amazon has at last released Kindle for Mac, which means you can now read your Kindle books on most any device. It joins the iPhone, PC Blackberry and, of course, the Kindle itself.

Sandra Bullock's Husband Jesse James Pleads "Forgive Me"

Los Angeles Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- The reality TV star husband of actress Sandra Bullock is speaking out about reports that he cheated on his Oscar-winning wife.

'Bounty Hunter' fails to capture laughs, or anything else

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Just whose idea of fun is it to watch two ex-spouses verbally slam each other? But that's what The Bounty Hunter has rustled up - along with a listless rom-com, a feeble thriller and a supporting cast of clueless characters.
The Bounty Hunter New York Times

Joslyn James Releases Tiger Woods Text Messages and Alleged Pregnancy

World Correspondents - ‎1 hour ago‎
To the whole Tiger Wood story, there is another girl who felt 'cheated' aside from Erin Woods. This lady is Joslyn James. Apparently she has fallen in love with Tiger Woods and he let her think that she's the right girl for him.

Murray State's unfolding drama hits the big stage

SportingNews.com - ‎40 minutes ago‎
SAN JOSE, Calif.—Half an hour after Danero Thomas etched his name into NCAA Tournament lore, his teammate Isacc Miles described the signature moment in Murray State's basketball program.

Ohio University Bobcats stun Georgetown in NCAA tournament

Washington Post - Liz Clarke - ‎20 minutes ago‎
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Georgetown became the highest seed to fall on the opening day of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, undone by a barrage of three-point shots, turnovers and, most notably, a pair of guards who played the game of their lives ...

N. Iowa 69, UNLV 66

ESPN - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Did you attend this game? If so, start chronicling your sports memories today with ESPN's Sports Passport. Enter the games you attend, upload your photos and share your memories!

Health Highlights: March 18, 2010

U.S. News & World Report - ‎8 hours ago‎
About 1.2 million Graco Harmony high chairs are being recalled because they pose a fall hazard, says the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

New FDA Rules Restrict Cigarette Sales To Minors

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Taking aim at the tobacco industry's youth marketing machinery, the Food and Drug Administration Thursday outlawed free samples of cigarettes and banned the use of tobacco brand names on promotional gear and in the sponsorship of concerts and sporting ...

Kids Not Only Obese, They're Extremely Obese

WebMD - Kathleen Doheny - ‎4 hours ago‎
March 18, 2010 -- Extreme obesity has reached ''alarming'' levels among children, according to a new study that looked at the weights and heights of more than 710000 children aged 2 to 19.

Rielle Hunter: I Will Love John Edwards 'Till Death Do Us Part'

People Magazine - Tim Nudd - ‎Mar 15, 2010‎
John Edwards's former mistress, Rielle Hunter, has broken her years-long silence about their relationship, describing the entire arc of their affair from the "magnetic force field" of their first night together to their uncertain future as ...

The Gorges of Cornell University

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 15, 2010‎
It was hardly the weather for a suicide. Students had gathered at Collegetown Bagels - a popular watering hole on days like October 8, 2008, when the Ithaca sun makes an unseasonable appearance - and from the outdoor patio, you could make out the lofty ...

Fess Parker dies at 85; actor played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Parker became a sensation among young baby boomers as the 'King of the Wild Frontier.' He went on to become a hotel developer and Santa Ynez winery owner.

Why America never fell in love with soccer

CNN - James Montague - ‎Mar 17, 2010‎
London, England (CNN) -- It is still regarded as one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history; the day the US shocked the world.

Access, Access, Access

New York Times - Nicholas D. Kristof - ‎Mar 17, 2010‎
Was it the late 1800s, when anesthesia made surgery easier and far more common? Was it the 1930s, when antibacterial medicines became available?