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Jim Bunning endorses Tea Party favorite to replace him

USA Today - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning has endorsed anti-establishment candidate Rand Paul to replace him in the US Senate. The GOP primary is May 18.

Obama rejects GOP claim that financial reform bill would encourage bailouts

Washington Post - Scott Wilson - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama urged congressional leaders Wednesday to work together over the next several weeks on a financial regulation package, expressing confidence that a bipartisan bill remained possible even as Republicans said the Democrats' ...

Rescue workers search for survivors of China earthquake

The Guardian - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Chinese rescue workers were scratching through rubble with their hands in the search for survivors tonight after the country's biggest earthquake in two years killed more than 400 people and left thousands injured in a remote part of the Tibetan ...

Poland eyes June 20 vote, outcry over funeral plan

Reuters - Gabriela Baczynska, Pawel Sobczak - ‎5 hours ago‎

Washington starts outreach to new Kyrgyz leaders

Washington Post - Philip P. Pan - ‎23 minutes ago‎
BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN -- The Obama administration began a high-stakes effort Wednesday to smooth things over with new leaders in Kyrgyzstan, who seized power last week after complaining for years that Washington had tolerated human ...

Should Israel end nuclear ambiguity?

Ynetnews - ‎50 minutes ago‎
After Obama urges Israel to join Non-Proliferation Treaty, Israeli experts disagree on best course of action. 'If we had taken this step, we wouldn't be dragged into it now,' Prof.

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Tea Partiers: Who They Are 2 of 9

CBS News - Brian Montopoli - ‎27 minutes ago‎
CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto. They're white.

Holder gets boost from Democrats on 9/11 trials

Reuters - David Storey - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder drew more robust backing from fellow Democrats in the Senate on Wednesday after fierce protests against his plan to try the alleged plotters of the September 11, 2001 attacks in a traditional criminal ...

Senators act to stop airline carryon charges

The Associated Press - Harry R. Weber - ‎1 hour ago‎
ATLANTA - Six Democratic senators want to hit US airlines with a tax if they charge passengers for their carryon bags. The senators said Wednesday that this would keep more airlines from following Spirit Airlines' lead.

Economy growing at 'somewhat' faster rate: Beige Book

MarketWatch - Greg Robb - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Overall economic activity has increased "somewhat" since mid-March, according to the latest Federal Reserve report on economic conditions released Wednesday.
Beige Book: Economy Improving Wall Street Journal

PC sales jump in first quarter, IDC says

MarketWatch - Dan Gallagher - ‎28 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Sales of PCs jumped 24% in the first quarter of 2010, as strong demand from both consumers and businesses boosted sales across the sector, according to a report from IDC released late ...

Senator vows Congressional support for FCC on broadband

Washington Post - Cecilia Kang - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sen. John D. Rockefeller (DW.Va.) said he would take up legislation to protect the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over broadband services, after a court ruling put the agency's position into flux.

Twitter as History: The Library of Congress Signs Up

New York Times - Steve Lohr - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Not everyone would think that the actor Ashton Kutcher's few-word Twitter musings on his daily doings are part of “the universal body of human knowledge.

Robonaut ready for duty

msnbc.com - Alan Boyle - ‎15 minutes ago‎
When Discovery's six astronauts take the final space shuttle ride to orbit in September, there'll be one more rider sitting in the back of the bus: Robonaut 2, the semi-humanoid robot created by NASA and GM.

Apple Delays IPad's Overseas Debut, Misreads Demand

BusinessWeek - Connie Guglielmo, Katie Hoffmann - ‎2 hours ago‎
April 14 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. delayed by a month the international debut of its iPad tablet computer after shipping more than 500000 of the devices in a week and underestimating how quickly they would sell in ...

Larry King seeks 8th divorce

Reuters - Fred Prouser, Alex Dobuzinskis - ‎1 hour ago‎
Television personality Larry King (L) and his wife Shawn Southwick arrive at a pre-Grammy party hosted by Clive Davis at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California February 7, 2006.

Report: Mel Gibson & Oksana Grigorieva Split

Access Hollywood - ‎1 hour ago‎
A source told People that the actor and the Russian singer, who welcomed a daughter together - Lucia - back in October 2009, “just drifted apart.

Was Adam Lambert A Good 'American Idol' Mentor? Experts Weigh In

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎2 hours ago‎
'Adam can say he was on the show last year, and he knows how it feels,' outgoing bandleader Rickey Minor says. By Gil Kaufman While previous mentors have typically offered sweet nothings, praise and light advice to the contestants, like another ...

For Kahne, owner, future worth uncertainty of '11

Nascar - David Caraviello - ‎1 hour ago‎
If the rules were different, Rick Hendrick knows exactly what he'd do. He'd clear out space in one of the buildings on the sprawling Hendrick Motorsports complex north of Charlotte, and have people start building cars ...

Cubs score 4 in eighth, beat Brewers 7-6

The Associated Press - Andrew Seligman - ‎56 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO - Kosuke Fukudome and Ryan Theriot each hit two-run singles with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Wednesday.
Cubs score 4 in eighth, beat Brewers 7-6 Atlanta Journal Constitution

Three Giants homers back Sanchez's gem

MLB.com - Chris Haft - ‎52 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jonathan Sanchez matched a career high by striking out 11 in eight innings Wednesday to complement home runs by Aubrey Huff, Eli Whiteside and Aaron Rowand as the Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-0.

Polio and Maternal Mortality On the Decline

UN Dispatch - Matthew Cordell - ‎16 minutes ago‎
In the last two days, two success stories have been announced in the battle against two major global health challenges -- maternal mortality and polio rates have both declined sharply.

Survey shows how depression and smoking intertwine

Reuters - Cynthia Osterman - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 40 percent of US adults who have depression are also smokers, meaning people need help with both if they want to quit, according to a US government survey published on Wednesday.

Are We 1 Step Closer to a Viagra for Women?

ABC News - Courtney Hutchison - ‎10 hours ago‎
Researchers may be one step closer to a Viagra for women, given the results of a British study released Tuesday. Sexual side-effects of antidepressants may improve with Viagra use.

Yes, 47% of Households Owe No Taxes. Look Closer.

New York Times - David Leonhardt - ‎Apr 13, 2010‎
That's the portion of American households that owe no income tax for 2009. The number is up from 38 percent in 2007, and it has become a popular talking point on cable television and talk radio.

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Apr 10, 2010‎
It's the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease -- yet you've probably never heard of it. It's the secret to prevent aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more, and necessary to treat everything from autism to ...

Please do not change your password

Boston Globe - Mark Pothier - ‎Apr 10, 2010‎
You were right: It's a waste of your time. A study says much computer security advice is not worth following. By Mark Pothier To continue reading this story, enter your password now.

No One Is to Blame for Anything

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎Apr 10, 2010‎
“I was right 70 percent of the time, but I was wrong 30 percent of the time,” said Alan Greenspan as he testified last week on Capitol Hill.

A Father's Quest

Newsweek - Claudia Kalb - ‎Apr 13, 2010‎
After his twins almost died in a medical accident, actor Dennis Quaid takes his mission to improve hospital safety worldwide. Donna McWilliam / AP Dennis Quaid talks at a news conference after touring Children's Medical Center in Dallas in 2008.