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Boehner Whips Up Opposition as Democrats Drive Toward Health Care Vote

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
His party in the minority and his least favorite piece of legislation about to come to a critical vote, John Boehner is showing no sign of backing down in what may be the final days of the health care reform push.

The Long Battle of Jerusalem

Wall Street Journal - Seth Lipsky - ‎24 minutes ago‎
An Israeli policeman keeps watch last fall in East Jerusalem near the Dome of the Rock Islamic Shrine. In July of 1996, shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu had acceded for the first time as leader of the Jewish State, he gave a speech to a ...

GOP senator: Healthcare bill may cost immigration overhaul

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has indicated that he'd lend key support to an immigration effort, but he's angry about Democrats' tactics in moving a healthcare bill.
Time short for immigration reform plan Christian Science Monitor

Pakistani Analysts Respond to Former UN Official's Criticism

Voice of America - Sean Maroney - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP The former envoy to Afghanistan for the United Nations, Kai Eide, has criticized Pakistan for arresting top Taliban leaders, such as the group's second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar last month.

12 wounded in Israeli missile strike in Gaza

Washington Post - Rizek Abdel Jawad - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hamas officials say Israeli aircraft have fired five missiles at Gaza's defunct airport and nearby border tunnels, wounding at least 12 people.

Russia says new START treaty almost complete

Xinhua - Lin Zhi - ‎36 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Talks on a strategic arms reduction treaty (START) between Russia and the United States were almost complete, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said Thursday.

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Wash. Senate offers new tax-hike package

Seattle Times - Curt Woodward - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Senate Democrats have endorsed a new offer on tax hikes, hoping to move the Legislature's budget negotiations forward. By CURT WOODWARD Associated Press Writer Senate Democrats have endorsed a new offer on tax hikes, hoping to move the Legislature's ...

Federal Judge Orders More Talks on 9/11 Deal

New York Times - Mireya Navarro - ‎2 hours ago‎
The federal judge overseeing litigation between the city and workers at ground zero on Friday rejected a settlement reached by the two sides, telling lawyers that it did not provide enough compensation to plaintiffs and needed to be ...

Sudden Freeze Slows Thaw That Is Swelling Red River

New York Times - Susan Saulny, Emma Graves Fitzsimmons - ‎4 hours ago‎
Earth-moving equipment worked to finish a temporary clay dike that protected homes from the rising Red River in one neighborhood of Fargo.

US FDIC shuts down 7 banks, 2010 total now 37

Reuters - Corbett B. Daly, Karey Wutkowski - ‎32 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Regulators seized seven more US banks on Friday, as high unemployment and troubled loan portfolios continue to weigh on the sector.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rally loses steam, euro slumps

Reuters - Al Yoon, David Brett - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, March 19 (Reuters) - Global shares slipped from 17-month highs on Friday as weakness in earnings and a rising dollar stunted long-running rallies, while concerns over Greece's debt burden kept pressure on the euro.

British Airways battles cabin crew strike

Reuters - Tim Castle - ‎22 minutes ago‎
LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - British Airways (BAY.L) said it would fly more than 60 percent of passengers with flights booked for this weekend despite a three-day cabin crew strike that risks hurting the Labour government weeks before an ...

Sleuths Trace Digital Clues to Predict iPad Sales

Wall Street Journal - Carl Bialik - ‎1 hour ago‎
Weeks before the iPad, Apple Inc.'s new tablet computer, is released, amateur analysts are reading the digital equivalent of tea leaves to estimate early sales.

Reasons to care about Viacom vs. Google (FAQ)

CNET - Greg Sandoval - ‎1 hour ago‎
Viacom has accused YouTube of looking the other way when clips from the Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures were once plentiful on the site.

Microsoft's Windows XP Mode Needs No Virtualization Hardware

eWeek - Nicholas Kolakowski - ‎3 hours ago‎
Microsoft's Windows XP Mode, designed to provide SMBs that upgraded to Windows 7 with "last ditch" compatibility for proprietary applications that need Windows XP, no longer requires hardware virtualization technology to run.

A Somber-Looking Jesse James Steps Out Wearing Wedding Ring

Us Magazine - ‎6 hours ago‎
On Friday, Jesse James stepped out for the second time since his affair scandal broke earlier this week. Still wearing his wedding ring, the somber-looking biker, 40, dropped his kids off at school.

Kristen Stewart Reviews Broken Social Scene's SXSW Show For MTV News

MTV.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
You would think that with a brand-new movie to promote (a tiny little rock bio called "The Runaways" that you may have heard of by now,) and a full-time job dodging pesky paparazzo to focus on, Kristen Stewart wouldn't have much time to do anything ...

'The Bounty Hunter': An attempt at offbeat humor that doesn't deliver

Washington Post - Dan Kois - ‎19 hours ago‎
Slack when it should be tight, dull when it needs to be sharp, "The Bounty Hunter" represents a failed attempt to make an Elmore Leonard movie without having to pay Elmore Leonard money.
The Bounty Hunter Back Stage

Lee has right lower abdominal strain

MLB.com - Doug Miller - ‎42 minutes ago‎
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Cliff Lee has a right lower abdominal strain and is in jeopardy of beginning the season on the 15-day disabled list.

KC clobbers Arizona behind Anderson cycle

MLB.com - Barry M. Bloom - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Royals at the plate: Brian Anderson hit for the cycle in the first four innings as he hit a two-run triple in the first, an RBI double in the second, a two-run single in the third and a two-run homer in the fourth.

Source: Porter to get $17.5M from Cards

ESPN - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to term with free agent lineback Joey Porter on a three-year contract. The deal is for $17.5 million with a maximum value of $24.5 million, a league source to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Factbox: States and US healthcare reform

Reuters - Lisa Lambert, Jim Christie - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many states are worried that the healthcare reform plan currently winding through the US Congress will usurp their sovereignty and impose more spending to their already stretched budgets.

Testing overseas may explain big drop in TB cases

Washington Post - Mike Stobbe - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP ATLANTA -- An unexpected big drop in new US tuberculosis cases is probably because of stepped up screening and treatment of immigrants before they leave their native countries, health officials say.

Health care overhaul fight exposes Catholic rift

Washington Post - Eric Gorski - ‎3 hours ago‎
AP -- An unusual public split between US Roman Catholic bishops, nuns and hospitals over abortion in the health care overhaul could undermine the church hierarchy's influence on the debate and give anti-abortion Democrats the political ...

US to end 96-hour rule for Afghan detainees

CNN - Abbie Boudreau, Scott Zamost - ‎Mar 16, 2010‎
Washington (CNN) -- A controversial policy that gives US forces in Afghanistan four days to question detainees is being changed to give soldiers more time to interrogate the captives, ...

Reality Check: Spring Has Sprung, the Isles Disappear

Long Island Press - Michael McEnaney - ‎Mar 15, 2010‎
Another playoff-less spring on Long Island. As sure as all those tulips will break through the ground at Westbury Gardens in a couple of weeks and Long Islanders will start cleaning up their beach chairs and patio ...

14-Hour LA-NY Flight Riles Passengers

CBS News - ‎Mar 16, 2010‎
(CBS) Passengers on a Virgin America flight from Los Angeles to New York spent more than six hours stranded on a tarmac, received little food or water, and had to take the last leg of their journey by bus - arriving some 14 hours after they departed.

One Classroom, From Sea to Shining Sea

New York Times - Susan Jacoby - ‎20 hours ago‎
AMERICAN public education, a perennial whipping boy for both the political right and left, is once again making news in ways that show how difficult it will be to cure what ails the nation's schools.

How to get DRM-free PC games: Just wait

CNET - Josh Lowensohn - ‎Mar 16, 2010‎
Gamers have long known that patience is rewarded with cheaper, less-buggy games. But does that adage hold true for the inclusion of digital rights management as well?