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Republican lawmakers stir up the 'tea party' crowd

Washington Post - Dana Milbank - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The journey to health-care reform has been long and gruesome, so it's only fitting that on the day passage was finally assured, Republican members of Congress stood on the balcony of the people's House and stirred an unruly crowd.

Candid Cam: Golf talk finally emerging from Tiger's media madness

San Jose Mercury News - Cam Inman - ‎53 minutes ago‎
I'll give Tiger Woods a token golf clap for his dual - and duel -- 5-minute interviews with ESPN and Golf Channel that both aired at 4:30 pm Sunday.

Raucous Tea Party protests faded as outcome became clear

Kansas City Star - Erika Bolstad, William Douglas - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thousands of disparate protesters from all walks of life descended on the US Capitol Sunday for one last push on health care. It brought a day of contrasting bombast and belligerence.

Netanyahu and Obama Will Talk on Tuesday

New York Times - Isabel Kershner, Fares Akram - ‎1 hour ago‎
Noura Qawariq, 85, hugged her dead grandson Salah Muhammad Qawariq, 18, who was killed near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Sunday.

Iraq's Premier Endorses a Recount of the Vote

New York Times - Timothy Williams, Zaid Thaker - ‎2 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki endorsed the mounting calls for a recount of Iraq's parliamentary election, as the latest results on Sunday showed his main competitor with a slight lead.

Sarkozy Meets With Leaders of His Party After Defeat in Regional Elections

New York Times - Steven Erlanger - ‎2 hours ago‎
PARIS - President Nicolas Sarkozy met with party leaders on Sunday night to discuss how to respond to a severe defeat in regional elections, in which his majority party was defeated in 21 of 22 mainland regions, retaining a majority ...

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Broad coalition packs Mall to urge overhaul of immigration laws

Washington Post - Nurith Aizenman - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Tens of thousands of immigration reform supporters packed the National Mall in Washington DC to urge Congress to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Karl Rove talks health care during Oak Brook book promotion

Pioneer Press Online - Kimberly Fornek - ‎2 hours ago‎
Karl Rove's visited the Chicago area recently as part of a book tour promoting his memoir of his years as adviser to former President George W. Bush.

Fargo Spared as Red River Rises Less Than Feared

New York Times - Susan Saulny - ‎1 hour ago‎
FARGO, ND - The Red River crested here on Sunday at a level slightly lower than predicted, sparing the metropolitan area from widespread flooding and easing fears that had built up during weeks of anxious anticipation.

Merkel Tells Investors Not to Expect Greek Aid Pact This Week

BusinessWeek - Patrick Donahue - ‎1 hour ago‎
March 22 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel told investors they shouldn't expect this week's European Union summit to agree on any aid package for Greece.

Venezuela's Chavez To Start Blogging From Presidential Palace

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez--who a week ago mentioned possibly regulating the Internet--said Sunday he's making plans to start his own blog.

IMF Urges Advanced Economies to Pare Deficits and Debt

Wall Street Journal - Terence Poon - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIJING—The International Monetary Fund on Sunday urged countries, particularly those with advanced economies, to pare their fiscal deficits and debt to prudent levels by carrying out pension and health entitlement reforms.

Magid: Fast Internet connections could improve health care

San Jose Mercury News - Larry Magid - ‎26 minutes ago‎
If the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has his way, we will have a national broadband plan with 100-megabit Internet connection to 100 million US homes by 2020.
Better Broadband Is No 'Joke' Wall Street Journal

Cybercrooks take shine to Apple lineup

Washington Post - Martha C. White - ‎Mar 20, 2010‎
Mac geeks estimate that Apple presold 120000 iPads on March 12, but it's not just aficionados who are gearing up for Cupertino's next big thing: The iPad is expected to be a target for credit-card thieves and online scammers of all ...

The rise of the app entrepreneur

BBC News - Mark Gregory - ‎10 hours ago‎
The soaring popularity of smart phones has created a new type of entrepreneur - the "app developer". Whether it is finding ladies' toilets on the London underground, identifying bird songs, forecasting snow conditions at ski resorts or ...

Alice' remains in box office wonderland

MiamiHerald.com - Ben Fritz - ‎24 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Jennifer Aniston and Jude Law were roughed up at the box office this weekend by a middle schooler. In a surprise victory that demonstrated the recent strength of well-known brands over well-known stars in movies, ...

A look inside the life of Jesse James

msnbc.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES - Following the emergence of allegations that he cheated on wife Sandra Bullock, Jesse James - who often appeared quite reserved next to his Academy Award-winning wife - has been thrust into the spotlight.

Critic's diagnosis: Edie Falco is a true star in 'Nurse Jackie'

USA Today - Robert Bianco - ‎1 hour ago‎
The next time you're tempted to refer to some reality fame-seeker as a "star," think of Edie Falco and refrain. To be sure, it's an insult to even the most minimally talented actor to be lumped in with poseurs whose only ...

Alessio Sakara ends James Irvin's night with shot to the eye

USA Today - Sergio Non - ‎34 minutes ago‎
A left hand to the eye left James Irvin unable to continue and delivering a first-round technical knockout to Alessio Sakara tonight in the opening TV bout of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's show in Broomfield, Colo.

Bynum has strained tendon, return uncertain

Washington Post - Greg Beacham - ‎8 minutes ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES -- Andrew Bynum's left Achilles' tendon is not torn, and the Los Angeles Lakers are cautiously optimistic their starting center can return from his latest injury in two weeks.

Maryland Terrapins go down with a fight against Michigan State

Washington Post - Mike Wise - ‎1 hour ago‎
After an opening victory over Houston, the fourth-seeded Terrapins' season ended on a buzzer-beater against Michigan State in the second round.

In Health Care Reform, Boons for Hospitals and Drug Makers

New York Times - Reed Abelson - ‎53 minutes ago‎
With a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system, Congress would be giving the health care industry as many as 32 million additional paying customers in the next few years.

Australia Prepares Swine Flu Shots from Stockpile

BusinessWeek - Marion Rae - ‎2 hours ago‎
March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Australian Health Minister Nicola Roxon said today that swine flu will match last year's severity in Australia, when 191 deaths were associated with the pandemic influenza that killed almost 17000 people worldwide.

Catholic healthcare scoreboard: Nuns and laity 2, bishops 0

Salon - Mary Ann Sorrentino - ‎4 hours ago‎
Bishops have fought healthcare reform. Nuns have backed it. Once again, it's the women who are showing the way. By Mary Ann Sorrentino Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.

10 Mobile, Entertainment Products to Buy Before the Apple iPad

eWeek - Don Reisinger - ‎Mar 14, 2010‎
Now that the iPad is available for pre-order, consumers are wondering whether or not the device is worth picking up. Admittedly, it's a tough decision.

Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee's Jesse James Affair Claim: Is Sandra Bullock's ...

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 17, 2010‎
Did Sandra Bullock's husband cheat on her or is a tattoo model trying to drum up some publicity - or both? Michelle "Bombshell" McGee claims she slept with Jesse James for about eleven months, and provides intimate details, which has landed the ...

Two suspected suicides confirmed at Cornell; total now at six

CNN - Ross Levitt, Susan Candiotti - ‎Mar 20, 2010‎
Ithaca, New York (CNN) -- Two suspected cases of suicide on the Cornell University campus have officially been confirmed by the Tompkins County chief medical examiner, bringing the total number of suicides for ...

I Need to Vent. Hello, Facebook.

New York Times - Douglas Quenqua - ‎Mar 17, 2010‎
THE LAST WORD Ashley Andrews and James Gower use Facebook as a court of public opinion for many of their grievances. By DOUGLAS QUENQUA WHAT is the sound of an awkward silence on Facebook?

Will a king's death kill Thailand's democracy?

Los Angeles Times - Stanley A. Weiss - ‎19 hours ago‎
Sixty years ago this week, King Bhumibol Adulyadej arrived back in Thailand. The 22-year-old had lived abroad most of his life. Named king four years earlier on his brother's death, he was coming home for his coronation.