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Aide says Cheney had heart transplant

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday, after five heart attacks over the past 25 years and countless medical procedures to keep him going.

Santorum will win Louisiana, CNN projects

By Paul Steinhauser and John Helton, CNN With around 20% of the vote in, Santorum held a 45%-28% lead over front-runner Mitt Romney.

Rallies held around country for Trayvon Martin

Reuters -
By Mary Wisniewski | CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rallies are being held in cities across the country this weekend to protest the failure of police to arrest a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager.

Ohio State takes out Syracuse for Final Four berth

By Jack Carey, USA TODAY BOSTON - Overcoming early foul trouble to All-American Jared Sullinger, Ohio State earned its first Final Four berth since 2007 Saturday night, holding off top-seeded Syracuse 77-70 to win the East Regional.

President Obama arrives in South Korea for nuclear summit

Los Angeles Times -
REPORTING FROM PANMUNJOM, SOUTH KOREA -- President Obama landed in South Korea early Sunday, and his first stop was slated to be the heavily fortified military encampment facing the country's secretive neighbor to the north.

Louisville comeback downs Florida -
We've got all the best photos as four teams try to stay alive in the first day of the NCAA tourney's Elite Eight. Rick Pitino nearly came unhinged and his point guard watched the end of the game from the bench.

Pope to Mexico's children: Be messengers of peace

The Associated Press -
GUANAJUATO, Mexico (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI reached out to the future of the church in Mexico on Saturday, telling a gathering of children to be messengers of peace in their often-violent country.

French reject charges of inaction in Toulouse terror

Haaretz -
Merah's name was in intelligence files, on the US 'no-fly list' and his neighbors had complained about his violent behavior, yet France's intelligence never put him under surveillance.

Syrian forces, rebels battle as dissident areas are attacked

Haaretz -
Three of the deaths occurred in the town of Saraqeb in the northern province of Idlib, according the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Fearing backlash, Mali junta tightens control

Times of India -
SAMAKO, MALI: Mali's putschists , frozen out by the international community, sought to assert their tenuous hold on power on Saturday amid rumours of a loyalist backlash against their twoday old junta.

Six children, two adults die in West Virginia fire

Chicago Tribune -
March 24 (Reuters) - Eight people, including six children under the age of nine, died early Saturday in a house fire in Charleston, West Virginia, a fire official said.

UPDATE 1-Penn State police had warnings about Sandusky in 1998-NBC

Chicago Tribune -
(Adds comment from Penn State spokesman) WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - A psychologist warned Penn State police in 1998 that football coach Jerry Sandusky's behavior was that of a pedophile after he had showered naked with an 11-year-old boy, ...

Fla. man wins nat'l memory contest held in NYC

The Associated Press -
NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida man who trained for a national memory competition by memorizing a randomly shuffled deck of cards as he climbed Mount Everest won the mental bout Saturday and broke a US record.

Supreme Court health law rulings expected to have 'enormous' impact

Nashua Telegraph -
By MICHAEL DOYLE and DAVID LIGHTMAN WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will engage this week in a historic three-day showdown over health care, leading to decisions that could ensnare everyone from private citizens to the president of the United States.

What makes NC different in gay marriage debate?

The Associated Press -
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - From Texas to Virginia, the South has spoken with almost one voice on same-sex marriage, amending state constitutions to ban the practice in hopes of blocking court decisions that would allow gays and lesbians to marry.

The Bats Affair: When Machines Humiliate Their Masters

BusinessWeek -
By Brian Bremner on March 23, 2012 The spectacularly botched initial public offering of Bats Global Markets on March 23 is so rich in irony that it's difficult to know where to begin.

BofA Tests Lender Program

Daily Beast -
Bank of America has adopted the role of landlord for some homeowners headed into foreclosure. On Friday, BofA began testing its new lender program on some 1000 distressed homeowners in Nevada, Arizona, and upstate New York, selling their homes as ...

Photos, video: GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum makes campaign stop in ...

Green Bay Press Gazette -
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks to supporters Saturday at the Ravine Pub & Grill. Matt Robinson/Press Gazette correspondent BELLEVUE - Security considerations will limit access to the Ravine Pub & Grill to a half-hour before ...

Could Democratic fears of a Republican super PAC 'avalanche' be exaggerated?

Washington Post -
A month after Democrats warned that Republicans and conservative super PACs were poised to outspend President Obama in the fall, new fundraising reports suggest that such fears could be overblown.

Mitt, the hard part now is beating Bam

New York Daily News -
By Thomas Defrank / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON - The dominoes are dropping Mitt Romney's way. When Jim DeMint says he's not just “comfortable” but actually “excited” about Romney, you know the GOP has handed Rick Santorum the cigarette and ...

Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords

Nashua Telegraph -
By MANUEL VALDES and SHANNON McFARLAND AP SEATTLE - When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references.

Lost cellphones added up fast in 2011

By Roger Yu, USA TODAY Americans lost about $30 billion worth of mobile phones last year, says a new industry report. By Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images A woman uses the Siri voice-activated assistant software built into the Apple iPhone 4S.

Sorry, Right Leg! Angelina Jolie "Didn't Pay Attention" to All Your Jolie'ing

E! Online -
Leave it to Angelina Jolie—er, we mean, Angelina Jolie's right leg—to create a meme and then not even pay attention to it.

Flyers clinch playoff spot with 4-1 win -
PHILADELPHIA - For the 15th time in the last 16 seasons, the Philadelphia Flyers will participate in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Philadelphia assured itself of a postseason berth after earning a 4-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at the Wells ...

Confident on the Greens, Woods Has the Lead

New York Times -
ORLANDO, Fla. - Much has happened to Tiger Woods since he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the sixth time in 2009. His aura of invincibility suffered a total eclipse as a result of injuries and the intrepid play of YE Yang, who chased him down to ...

Red Wings rally, end skid with 5-4 win -
First, there was the comeback of Detroit captain and top defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who decided to give it a go for the first time since a deep ankle bruise sidelined him for a career-high 11 straight games.

Tar Heels' Barnes faces up to high expectations

Kansas City Star -
By RUSTIN DODD ST. LOUIS -- He has learned to deal with the criticism. That's what he says, at least. Harrison Barnes is a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, a former mega-recruit from Ames High School in Iowa, and a player voted preseason All-America before ...

Yani Tseng increases lead to three shots at La Costa

Los Angeles Times -
Taiwanese star is going for her second consecutive title after a bogey-free 69 in the third round of the Kia Classic. Yani Tseng akcnowledges the gallery after making par on the 18th hole Saturday during the third round of the Kia Classic in Carlsbad.

Space junk forces astronauts into escape capsules on International Space Station

Q13 FOX -
A piece of a debris from a Russian Cosmos satellite passed close enough to the International Space Station on Saturday that its crew was ordered into escape capsules as a precaution, NASA said.

Giant black holes called cosmic 'gluttons' -
LEICESTER, England, March 23 (UPI) -- Black holes a billion times heavier than our sun may have gotten that big by being gluttons and eating several "meal courses" at once, UK researchers say.

Merck's Blood Thinner Shows Reduced Heart Events, But Increased Bleeding

RTT News -
(RTTNews) - Drugmaker Merck & Co. (MRK: News ) Saturday said its experimental blood thinner vorapaxar in combination with standard of care was seen to significantly reduce cardio vascular events in heart patients, but saw an increase in bleeding ...

Calls Grow for Leader of Komen to Step Down

New York Times -
Calls for the resignation of Nancy G. Brinker, the founder and chief executive of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the breast cancer charity, grew Wednesday amid news that a second high-profile executive was leaving the group.


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