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Taxation's legality is key to health reform

Los Angeles Times -
The constitutionality of Social Security taxation, affirmed in Supreme Court precedent, is one key to the legality of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.
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JetBlue captain subdued after erratic behavior on flight

By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY It was an extraordinarily rare incident in the air - and a frightening one for passengers: A JetBlue captain was locked out of the cockpit and wrestled to the floor by passengers after screaming about a bomb during a flight ...

Police investigated Trayvon Martin over jewelry -
By Kyle Hightower AP / March 27, 2012 SANFORD, Fla.—Women's jewelry and a watch found in Trayvon Martin's school backpack last fall could not be tied to any reported thefts, the Miami-Dade Police Department said Tuesday.

Annan says Syria accepts peace plan, US skeptical

Reuters -
By Erika Solomon and Oliver Holmes | BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria has accepted a UN-sponsored peace plan, international envoy Kofi Annan said on Tuesday, as troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad raided rebel forces who have taken refuge across the ...

Joking Romney has job for Santorum: press secretary

Reuters -
By Steve Holland | BURBANK, California (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had this assignment for Rick Santorum on Tuesday to make light of his chief rival's frequent tussles with the news media: "Press secretary.

'Dancing With the Stars' sends home first celeb

By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY Going into the show, tennis star Martina Navratilova, 55, was at the bottom of the pack with a score of 37 points.

Nuclear Summit Produces Few Significant Outcomes

Voice of America -
March 27, 2012 Nuclear Summit Produces Few Significant Outcomes Steve Herman | Seoul President Barack Obama on Tuesday sat with the leaders of China, India, Russia and top officials from nearly 50 other countries to try to reduce the threat of nuclear ...

Video by French Killer Sent to TV Station Sparks Probe

Wall Street Journal -
By INTI LANDAURO PARIS—French police are investigating whether the suspected killer of seven people in and around Toulouse was able to mail a video of his attacks to television news channel al-Jazeera before barricading himself into his apartment, ...

Pope, Raul Castro meet, but Cuban official vows no political reform -
On Wednesday Pope Benedict will hold a giant mass in Revolution Square. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports. By Reuters Pope Benedict and Cuban President Raul Castro met on Tuesday for talks on a papal trip that has sparked hopes for economic and political ...

Iraq Arab League summit opens with eyes on Syria

Christian Science Monitor -
Baghdad, hosting its first Arab league summit since 1990, is hoping to show the region Iraq has put its troubles behind it. But nervous eyes are focused elsewhere, on Syria.

Lucky winner could claim one of largest lottery jackpots in history

Houston Chronicle -
By Erin Mulvaney Gulu Bandali bought his Mega Millions lottery ticket Tuesday afternoon at a Houston convenience store, hoping to score one of the largest jackpots in US lottery history.

Beef Products Inc. Comeback: It's Not 'Pink Slime'; It's Safe, Nutritious and ...

ABC News -
Beef Products Inc., maker of the ground beef filler USDA scientists nicknamed "pink slime," plans to launch a consumer education program aimed to restore confidence in the product it calls lean finely textured beef and the process it uses to sanitize ...

Bernanke: Far too early to call victory in recovery

Reuters -
By Mark Felsenthal | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday it is too soon to declare victory in the US economic recovery, warning against complacency in policymaking as the outlook brightens.

Indonesia Stock Market May Reverse Tuesday's Gains

( - The Indonesia stock market turned right back to the upside again on Tuesday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 20 points or 0.5 percent.

Gingrich cuts staff, aims at Tampa

Politico -
Newt Gingrich is cutting back his campaign schedule, will lay off about a third of his cash-strapped campaign's full-time staff, and has replaced his manager as part of what aides are calling a “big-choice convention” strategy, communications director ...

Candidates make push ahead of Wisconsin primary

Fox News -
The Republican candidates for president have scheduled stops all across Wisconsin as part of a final push to win the state's April 3 primary.

Strength and Weakness in the Campaign of Ron Paul

New York Times -
BURBANK, Calif. - Whatever happened to Ron Paul? He came in second in the New Hampshire primary. He has raised more money than any Republican candidate except for Mitt Romney.

Apple Proposes Deal on iPad 4G, Refunds in Australia

Wall Street Journal -
By ROBB M. STEWART And ANDREW CRITCHLOW MELBOURNE—In an effort to avoid a legal battle in Australia, an attorney for Apple Inc. said Wednesday that the company had proposed refunding any consumers that may have felt misled over the 4G broadband ...

Hacker group LulzSec says it has attacked

Los Angeles Times -
LulzSec appears to be back after many months of lying low. It says it has obtained email addresses and other data about nearly 171000 users of MilitarySingles.

Kim Kardashian's Flour-Bombing: PETA and Michelle Cho Speak Out on Activist's ...

E! Online -
After reminiscing on Khloé Kardashian Odom's meeting with PETA's Michelle Cho (the sister of Kim Kardashian's alleged flour-bomber), which occurred long before anyone could have guessed that such a powdery mess would take place, we got a reaction from ...

Lindsay Lohan lands guest spot on "Glee"

Reuters -
| LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan will appear as a guest star on TV musical comedy "Glee", her spokesman said on Tuesday, in the latest step of a comeback for the once rising star whose career has been tarnished by drinking, ...

The Dictator's New Trailer: Five Things We Finally Know About Sacha Baron ...

E! Online -
Amber: Back in Black! Plus, Jennifer Lopez, Chloe Moretz and more. Rate all the highs and lows! Alert Ryan Seacrest: The Dictator is loose in New York City!

Harry Potter novels go on sale in e-book form on JK Rowling's Web site

Washington Post -
LONDON - At last, Harry Potter's adventures are available electronically. The seven novels about JK Rowling's boy wizard are for sale as e-books and audio books on the author's Pottermore Web site, the site's creators announced Tuesday.

Right Wing - BUF -
WASHINGTON -- The playoff atmosphere inside Verizon Center didn't faze the Buffalo Sabres, who continue to look like a team primed to play deep into April.

Cowboys, Giants to open NFL season on a Wednesday night -
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Cowboys will play in the season opener on Sept. 5 at the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. That game will be on a Wednesday night for the first time; President Obama is scheduled to address the Democratic National ...

Payton won't rule out Parcells coaching Saints

Chicago Tribune -
PALM BEACH, Fla. - Saints coach Sean Payton, making his first public comments since the NFL announced his one-year suspension for the bounty scandal, said Tuesday he is disappointed with himself, is mulling an appeal of the penalty and has been ...

Though Battered, Hayes Lifts UConn to Final Four

New York Times -
KINGSTON, RI - As she was ripping down another rebound early in the second half, the Connecticut senior Tiffany Hayes was fouled hard, and her head bounced off the floor.

Heat shield is new type of 'invisibility cloak'

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French researchers say special coatings can isolate objects from heat or concentrate heat, similar to how waves are diffused for cloaking.

New Hammerhead Shark Confuses Conservationists

Discovery News -
There's good and bad shark news. The good news is that a new, as of yet unnamed, species has been discovered. The bad news is that it looks just like the scalloped hammerhead shark, curtailing efforts to save that endangered species.

Plummeting to the ocean's lowest point

Washington Post -
Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron on Sunday became the first solo explorer to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron is congratulated by ocean explorer and US Navy Capt.

US face transplant gives man new jaw, teeth and tongue

BBC News -
US doctors have carried out what they say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed. The operation at the University of Maryland gave Richard Norris a new face, including jaw, teeth and tongue.

One Drug to Shrink All Tumors

Science AAAS -
by Sarah CP Williams on 26 March 2012, 3:05 PM | 0 Comments Survivor. When mice with human tumors received doses of anti-CD47, which sets the immune system against tumor cells, the cancers shrank and disappeared.


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