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S. Hadley school officials say more students disciplined in Prince case

Boston Globe - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Globe Staff South Hadley school officials said they have been reviewing new information released by the district attorney in the Phoebe Prince case and they have "taken disciplinary action against an additional small group of students and they have ...

Barack Obama and Sarkozy stand side by side on Iran – and hamburgers

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nicolas Sarkozy was described by Barack Obama as his 'dear friend' at a joint press conference. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Nicolas Sarkozy dispensed with Gallic fussiness about food on his visit to Washington yesterday to dine in the city's most ...

Clinton to co-lead Haiti rebuilding authority

Washington Post - Jonathan M. Katz - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP UNITED NATIONS -- Former US President Bill Clinton will co-chair a committee overseeing at least $3.8 billion in post-quake aid to Haiti, the ravaged country's prime minister said Tuesday.

Russians have a sense of dread after subway bombings

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
It's not only the fear that violence is returning to Moscow, but also the feeling that Putin's decade-old approach of dealing harshly with rebels in the Caucasus isn't working.

China: Bodies of 21 Babies Are Found

New York Times - Andrew Jacobs - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The bodies of 21 babies have been discovered in plastic bags floating in a river in northeast China, state media reported Tuesday.

Brazil helps Colombia release long-time FARC hostage

Xinhua - Xiong Tong - ‎38 minutes ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Brazil on Tuesday helped Colombia free a man who had been kept hostage by the leftist rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for 12 years.

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9th Member of Militia Arrested

New York Times - Mary M. Chapman - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT - A ninth member of a Michigan-based militia accused of plotting to kill law enforcement officials was arraigned Tuesday. The accused, Joshua M. Stone, who was arrested Monday evening after the other members appeared in the ...

Obama Signs Overhaul of Student Loan Program

New York Times - Peter Baker, David M. Herszenhorn - ‎1 hour ago‎
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - President Obama signed legislation Tuesday to expand college access for millions of young Americans by revamping the federal student loan program in what he called “one of the most significant ...

Fired RNC staffer led program to recruit young donors

Washington Post - Dan Eggen - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Republican National Committee staff member who was fired for authorizing a nearly $2000 payment for a night out at a bondage-themed club was in charge of a GOP program aimed at cultivating major donors younger than 45, ...

After Patent on Genes Invalidated, Taking Stock

New York Times - Andrew Pollack - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Many biotechnology stocks fell on Tuesday as investors struggled to understand the impact of a ruling that threw out parts of two gene patents and called into question thousands more.

Home Price Index Edges Up

Wall Street Journal - Conor Dougherty - ‎1 hour ago‎
A gauge of US home prices improved in January, with many of the nation's most battered markets among the gainers. The seasonally adjusted S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 major metropolitan areas increased 0.3% in January ...

Nissan prices electric Leaf

Wall Street Journal - Ayai Tomisawa - ‎1 hour ago‎
YOKOHAMA, Japan—Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday its new Leaf electric car will have a price tag including government subsidies of about $32000 when it goes on sale in Japan in December, almost 50% higher than Toyota Motor Corp.

The software brains behind the particle colliders

Ars Technica - John Timmer - ‎1 hour ago‎
What the theoreticians tell us a Higgs decay would look like if it occurs within the CMS detector. The LHC today began running 7TeV collisions for the first time.

AT&T Prepares Network For Battle

Wall Street Journal - Niraj Sheth - ‎1 hour ago‎
With a new version of the iPhone in the works, the clock is ticking for AT&T Inc. to get its much-criticized network ready for the looming battle.

Activists' E-Mails Hacked in China

New York Times - Andrew Jacobs - ‎58 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - In what appears to be a coordinated assault, the e-mail accounts of at least a dozen rights activists, academics and journalists who cover China have been compromised by unknown intruders.

`Dancing With the Stars' Dismisses Its First Celeb

ABC News - Sandy Cohen - ‎20 minutes ago‎
AP By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer In this publicity image released by ABC, actress Shannen Doherty, left, and her partner Mark Ballas perform on the celebrity dance competition series, "Dancing With the Stars," Monday, March 22, ...

Jaime Escalante turns students into calculus whizzes

Washington Post - Jay Mathews - ‎41 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Garfield High School, a drab block of concrete in the middle of a low-income, Hispanic neighborhood in East Los Angeles, has been known for high absenteeism and youth gangs, but never for higher mathematics.

Kate Gosselin Survives Week 1 On 'Dancing' As First Star Is Eliminated

Access Hollywood - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Hot shots of the cool stars expected to compete for Team USA in the 2010 Winter Olympics! “Dancing with the Stars” sent home the first Season 10 celebrity cast member on Monday night, but it wasn't reality star Kate Gosselin or low-scoring former moon ...

Moore leads Huskies back to the Final Four

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Rusty Miller - ‎48 minutes ago‎
AP DAYTON, Ohio - Maya Moore scored 22 points to lead Connecticut past Florida State 90-50 on Tuesday night, sending the defending champions back to the Final Four and stretching their unprecedented win streak to 76 games.

Bruins 1, Devils 0, OT

ESPN - ‎19 minutes ago‎
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Butler students get second chance at Final Four tickets after snafu

USA Today - Kyle Neddenriep - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Butler University graduate student Ty Franklin took a second shot at securing Final Four tickets Tuesday. No luck. "They went quick," said Franklin, 27.

Chocolate Protects Against High Blood Pressure, Stroke

ABC News - Kristina Fiore - ‎5 hours ago‎
Willy Wonka may have been on the right track -- chocolate may be a sweet way to control blood pressure and thus protect the heart, according to a report from German researchers.

UK study finds breast screen programs save lives

Reuters - Louise Ireland - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Regular mammographic screening for breast cancer saves the lives of two women for every one who is given unnecessary treatment, scientists said on Wednesday, in a study which adds to a global row over screening programs.

Obama administration has blunt message for insurers

Reuters - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday had a blunt message for health insurers - the new healthcare law requires that they not drop coverage for children with certain pre-existing conditions.

Hey, Hoynsie! Paul Hoynes answers your Cleveland Indians questionis

Plain Dealer - Paul Hoynes - ‎Mar 13, 2010‎
Chuck Crow | The Plain DealerFausto Carmona has done nothing so far in Arizona to dim the hopes of Indians' fans looking for a bounceback season in 2010.

Ex-Bush Aide: GOP Made Big Mistake on Health Care

AOL News - ‎Mar 22, 2010‎
WASHINGTON (March 22) -- As President Barack Obama's health care overhaul inched toward a historic final vote this month, Republicans exuded a particular kind of public confidence: They might not have the votes to stop the bill, GOP leaders argued, ...

NBR Transcripts-March 12, 2010

Nightly Business Report - ‎Mar 12, 2010‎
TOM HUDSON: A mixed close on Wall Street this Friday here Susie, breaking a string of days that we've seen in the green. The Dow, the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 have been posting some modest gains recently, but investors really turned a little cautious ...

Jon Stewart's Best Tea Bagger Moments (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 23, 2010‎
With the health care bill passed, let's turn to Jon Stewart to to cover it with hilarity...Wait, what? The "Daily Show" is on a break?

The third sex: The truth about gender ambiguity

Independent - Colette Bernhardt - ‎Mar 19, 2010‎
Neither wholly male nor entirely female, there are more than 30000 'intersexed' individuals living in Britain today. Here, they talk about their lives By Colette Bernhardt Sarah Leaver: A 34-year-old playwright and actress from Brighton, ...