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U.S. government shutdown fears set in amid failure to reach budget deal

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Barack Obama said Democrats are proposing a huge cut and that "there's no reason why we should not get this done.
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Highly radioactive water from power plant no longer gushing into sea

CNN International - Whitney Hurst, Matt Smith - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff One leak of highly radioactive water, from unit No. 2, into the Pacific Ocean has been stopped Tokyo (CNN) -- Workers scored a key victory Wednesday in their struggle to gain the upper hand in the weeks-long crisis at the ...
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Ivory Coast Leader Swayed by Force as He Considers Exit

New York Times - Adam Nossiter, Scott Sayare - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Residents passed a burned car in Abidjan, the main city of Ivory Coast, on Tuesday. Most people did not leave their homes. By ADAM NOSSITER and SCOTT SAYARE TAKORADI, Ghana - Holed up in a bunker under his residence, Ivory Coast's strongman, ...
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'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Radio Silence

Entertainment Weekly - Annie Barrett - ‎2 hours ago‎
On Tuesday night's Dancing With the Stars, talk show host Wendy Williams was swiftly nudged out of the stable of contenders and can now spend all of her time being busy and important in a different city.

NATO Blamed as Libyan Rebels Flee Assault By Qaddafi Forces

BusinessWeek - Patrick Donahue, Alaric Nightingale - ‎34 minutes ago‎
(Updates oil prices in fifth paragraph. See EXTRA and MET for more on unrest in the Mideast and North Africa.) April 6 (Bloomberg) -- Libyan rebels retreated under heavy fire from the central oil port of Brega, ...

More bodies, no Shannan

New York Post - Kieran Crowley, Bob Fredericks - ‎1 hour ago‎
"My heart sank when I got the call from the detective," the victim's distraught sister, Sherre Gilbert, told The Post.

Judge bars use of secret tape in Barry Bonds trial

San Francisco Chronicle - Lance Iversen - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Barry Bonds arrives for the court session where prosecutors wrapped up their case against him. His attorney hinted that the former ballplayer could take the stand.

Bernanke May Have to Overcome Fed Split on Maintaining Stimulus

Bloomberg - Scott Lanman, Joshua Zumbrun - ‎2 hours ago‎
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke may have to overcome divisions among policy makers should he seek to maintain record stimulus past June, minutes of the Fed's March 15 meeting ...

Calhoun got fired up

Boston Globe - Mark Blaudschun - ‎37 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON - At the end, the only uncertainty he had was how much of a run his players still had in them. After 40 games, and an amazing 10-game march through March, University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun did not ...

Fatal Rx Opioid Overdoses Low, but Linked to Dosage

MedPage Today - Kristina Fiore - ‎9 hours ago‎
Explain that all subgroups of patients on doses equivalent to 100 mg a day of morphine or more had a significantly increased risk of overdose death compared with those on less than 20 mg/day.

Cisco chief vows to restore "flawed" company

Reuters - Rob Cox, Robert Cyran - ‎9 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, April 5 (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O) chief John Chambers, in a remarkably candid memo to employees, admitted the one-time technology bellwether and Wall Street darling has lost its ...

LA detectives seek to tie 8 women to serial killer

The Associated Press - ‎11 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ayellah Marshall loved playing basketball and singing rap music as a kid, but problems began after she started high school - drugs, dropping out, running away, teenage motherhood - until finally she left home and never returned.

VIDEO: Branson set to travel to ocean bottom

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sir Richard Branson is already selling tickets to fly people to the edge of space and now he wants to voyage to the bottom of the deepest oceans.

Supreme Court race too close to call, Prosser has narrow lead

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Larry Sandler, Patrick Marley - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Justice David Prosser clung to a narrow lead over Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in the state Supreme Court race early Wednesday, after a hard-fought campaign dominated by ...

Too Many Hours at Work Might Harm the Heart

BusinessWeek - Ellin Holohan - ‎9 hours ago‎
MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- It may be time to add a long workday to the list of risk factors for heart disease. A new study has found that office workers in England significantly increased their chances of having a heart attack ...

There's only one word for Lakers' 86-85 loss to the Jazz: 'Inexplicable'

Los Angeles Times - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Kobe Bryant has ball slip away on final play, and Lakers, who'd recently won nine straight, lose to a Utah team that had lost eight in a row.

Meredith Vieira: 5 Memorable Moments From 'Today' (Video)

Hollywood Reporter - ‎3 hours ago‎
With the co-host considering leaving NBC's morning program, THR takes a look at five of her memorable moments on the show. Meredith Vieira is said to be considering leaving NBC's Today when her reported $11 million annual contract expires in September.

Jesse Ventura: considering a run in 2012?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jesse Ventura says he may consider getting back into politics if Ron Paul runs for president as an independent. Jesse Ventura says he may consider getting back into politics if Ron Paul runs for president in 2012.

Angelina Jolie: Rolling with a Rough Crowd in Tunisia - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Angelina Jolie was surrounded by a pushy crowd of onlookers in Tunisia yesterday -- while visiting a refugee camp for those who've fled the violence in Libya.

Boeing didn't expect cracks in 737s so soon

The Tennessean - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Workers inspect a tail fin of a Southwest jet Monday at Southwest's maintenance facility in Phoenix. The peeling away of a 5-foot-long hole recently on a Southwest jet has raised concerns about inspections.


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