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No shutdown...Crackdown in Cairo...Slugger quits baseball

9&10 News - ‎Apr 8, 2011‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Moments away from the deadline, congressional leaders and the White House have agreed on spending cuts to avert a government shutdown.

Japan's PM thanks world for support on one-month anniversary of earthquake - Danielle Demetriou - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Japan's prime minister has marked the one-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami by writing a message of thanks to people around the world for their support.
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Qaddafi Agrees to Accept Cease-Fire Plan, Start Talks, African Union Says

Bloomberg - Peter S. Green - ‎8 minutes ago‎
By Peter S. Green and Antony Sguazzin - Mon Apr 11 06:10:50 GMT 2011 A rebel fighter stands guard near the western gate of Ajdabiyah, near where Libyan army loyalist troops were bombed by NATO forces April 10, 2011.
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On golden anniversary, South Africa shines again with Schwartzel - Ryan Ballengee - ‎22 minutes ago‎
On the golden anniversary of fellow countryman Gary Player becoming the first international winner of the Masters in 1961, South African Charl Schwartzel is the winner of the 75th Masters.

Building a Takeover Bid Over Takeout

Wall Street Journal - Gina Chon, Aaron Lucchetti - ‎4 hours ago‎
Nasdaq, ICE Chiefs Plotted an Audacious Push for NYSE; 'Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?' By GINA CHON And AARON LUCCHETTI The weekend after the New York Stock Exchange delivered its bombshell about merger discussions with Germany's stock-market ...

Texas wildfires destroy homes, buildings

Reuters - Elliott Blackburn - ‎4 hours ago‎
LUBBOCK, Tex (Reuters) - Wildfires scorched more than 230000 acres in Texas on Sunday, roaring through a West Texas town, destroying an estimated 80 homes and buildings and critically injuring a firefighter.

The Comedy Awards: Best & Worst

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Comedy Central has been around in its current form for 20 years, yet somehow it has avoided following its corporate siblings MTV, Spike, Logo, CMT, TV Land, VH1 and Nickelodeon into the world of kudoscasts until now.

House takes up budget deal

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The House is scheduled to begin considering on Monday a budget deal covering the remainder of this fiscal year.

Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins defends his remarks about Lakers

Los Angeles Times - Broderick Turner - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Perkins, who in an interview called Lakers Coach Phil Jackson 'arrogant' and Pau Gasol 'soft," says it was just his opinion.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara Asks United Nations to 'Neutralize' Gbagbo Weapons

Bloomberg - Pauline Bax - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara asked the United Nations to “neutralize” heavy weapons used by Laurent Gbagbo's forces in Abidjan, the commercial capital, where French ...

When Fort Sumter was fired on in 1861, modern America was born

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Michael E. Ruane, Sunday, April 10, 11:55 PM The Civil War began here shortly before dawn when a mortar on the starlit beach fired a single shot high into the sky over this proud and elegant city.

S. Korean nuclear experts to visit Japan over nuclear crisis

Xinhua - Yang Lina - ‎20 minutes ago‎
SEOUL, April 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korean and Japanese experts will meet later this week in Tokyo to discuss Japan's nuclear debacle, the first such meeting since the devastating earthquake and tsunami last month crippled nuclear reactors in Japan's ...

Beating Blackhawks is confidence-booster for Red Wings

Detroit Free Press - ‎41 minutes ago‎
BY HELENE ST. JAMES Tomas Holmstrom celebrates his second-period unassisted goal with Pavel Datsyuk, who scored a minute later. / JONATHAN DANIEL/Getty Images CHICAGO -- Once again -- when they needed it -- the Red Wings responded with a performance ...

Weekend Box Office - Hop On Top Again

Cinema Blend - ‎1 hour ago‎
Is it summertime yet? The US box office continues to languish under the weight of cinematic mediocrity and what appears to be a delayed reaction to the American financial crisis.

Josh Beckett locked in

Boston Herald - John Tomase - ‎47 minutes ago‎
So many signature moments illustrated Josh Beckett [stats]'s return to form last night. But one stood out in particular. It came in the first inning.

China sees first quarterly trade deficit in 6 years

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhuanet) --China saw a trade deficit of 1.02 billion US dollars between January and March this year. It's the first quarterly trade deficit in six years, according to figures released Sunday by the General Administration of Customs ...

Small western Iowa town reeling after tornado destroys about 100 homes

Boston Globe - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Hundreds of residents in Mapleton, Iowa, were displaced after the tornado on Saturday, but no serious injuries were reported. (Nati Harnik/ Associated Press) Associated Press / April 11, 2011 MAPLETON, Iowa - A tornado a quarter-mile wide flattened a ...

Witnesses say four protesters killed in Syria

Boston Globe - Bassem Mroue - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Yemeni soldiers formed a cordon yesterday as antigovernment demonstrators rallied in Taiz. (Yemen Lens via Associated Press) By Bassem Mroue Associated Press / April 11, 2011 BEIRUT - Syrian security forces and progovernment gunmen killed four ...

Microsoft to host developers for its coming Windows Phone 7

The Seattle Times - Sharon Pian Chan - ‎8 hours ago‎
This week, Microsoft will try to get developers off the fence to make more applications for Windows Phone 7. By Sharon Pian Chan HTC's HD7 phone runs the new Microsoft Windows 7 OS.

VIDEO: Mubarak summoned for questioning

BBC News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been summoned by the state prosecutor for questioning over alleged corruption and killings of protesters.

Adobe launches Subscription Editions for Creative Suite 5.5

Macworld - Jackie Dove - ‎2 hours ago‎
While Adobe software engineers were hard at work pushing out brand new mid-cycle upgrades of Creative Suite applications, the folks on the business side were trying to figure out a way to make purchasing those professional ...

Lieberman: Ceasefire is not in Israel's interest

Jerusalem Post - Ariel Jerozolimski - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JPOST.COM STAFF FM speaks out against efforts to stop strikes on Gaza, says Hamas "took advantage of quiet since Cast Lead to smuggle more weapons"; Landau: We must exploit Hamas fear of losing control in Gaza Strip.

'Catch Me' doesn't capture art of the con

USA Today - Elysa Gardner - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Frank Abagnale Jr., the former con artist whose memoir inspired a Steven Spielberg movie, managed to pass himself off as an airline pilot, a pediatrician and an attorney before turning 21.

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