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The Question Remains: What Can Be Done to Hurt Syria's Assad?

By Vivienne Walt Friday, Apr. 20, 2012 The answer to that question has stymied Western and Arab leaders for months, as they try to find a way to force President Bashar Assad to halt his lethal crackdown against Syria's 14-month uprising, ...
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Fla. judge to decide if Zimmerman can leave jail

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By CURT ANDERSON, AP - 41 minutes ago SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin is asking a Florida judge to let him out of jail while he awaits trial, and legal experts say he stands a good chance of ...

New search for Etan Patz

CNN International -
New York (CNN) -- Police and federal agents were expected to continue searching Friday in a Lower Manhattan basement for clues in the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, the boy who became the face of missing children in America more than 30 years ...

The 'missile woman' behind India's new ICBM

BBC News -
By Pallava Bagla Science Journalist Tessy Thomas, a scientist from India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is a rare woman who has played a key role in the making of its most potent long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, ...

Heat Top Bulls 83-72, Tighten East Race

ABC News -
The earliest Miami and Chicago could meet again is Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Good thing. The tempers could use a little time to cool down.

Anders Behring Breivik trial, day five - live updates

The Guardian -
9.31am: The court has adjourned for a 20-minute break. During the recess, it is well worth reading this online Q&A with a survivor of the Utøya massacre on Reddit.

New Poll Shows Hollande's Lead Narrowing

Wall Street Journal -
By INTI LANDAURO PARIS—Support for François Hollande, the presidential candidate for France's Socialist party, narrowed against that for current French President Nicolas Sarkozy two days ahead of the first round of elections, according to a poll ...

Sudan vows to teach South Sudan 'a final lesson'

Los Angeles Times -
The African rivals slide closer to war over their contested border. UN chief urges them to avoid a ruinous conflict. South Sudan military vehicles drive on the road between Bentiu and Heglig this week.

Heywood case: China 'murder cover-up began immediately'

BBC News -
A senior Chinese journalist has told the BBC police knew UK man Neil Heywood had been murdered in Chongqing last November and that a cover-up began immediately.

Pen Ultimate / Poles apart

Haaretz -
Plays with themes such as shame and guilt are not always about us Jews, but when they are performed in Poland, it's hard to escape that feeling.

Marijuana Rally in Trouble at Colorado University

ABC News -
The pungent smell of pot that blankets a popular quadrangle at the University of Colorado-Boulder every April 20 is being replaced by the stench of fish-based fertilizer Friday as administrators try to stamp out one of the nation's largest annual ...

Delaware killer put to death after waiving appeals

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - A convicted Delaware killer who waived his right to further appeals and sought to speed his execution was put to death by lethal injection early Friday after a flurry of court filings spurred by federal public defenders seeking to ...

GOP pushes business tax cut through divided House

Fox News -
Nov. 14, 2011: House Majority Leader Leader Eric Cantor speaks to the media during a news briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington.AP WASHINGTON - Republicans have ignored a White House veto threat and pushed an election-year, $46 billion tax cut for ...

Microsoft revenues beat forecasts but Xbox and Bing disappoint as profits dip

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Microsoft fared better than analysts anticipated in its latest financial quarter, boosted by an unexpected rise in sales of its Windows operating system for PCs.

Emerging powers said ready to give IMF billions

Reuters -
* Emerging powers line up money to bolster IMF funds * Russia to commit $10 bln, says G20 to meet IMF request * Brazil holds out for firm pledges on voting powers * Canada challenges Europe's IMF dominance on euro-zone loans By Lidia Kelly and Lesley ...

Starbucks de-bugs its menu offerings

By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY By Elaine Thompson, AP A customer holds a coffee drink in front of a Starbucks coffee shop at the company's corporate headquarters in Seattle as another patron walks out the door.

Clooney on Obama team -
AP | Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:00 am | ( Loading… ) comments. Actor George Clooney arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Sudan.

American Bridge: Spanning the gender gap, coastally -
By Russ Choma - OpenSecrets Conservatives love to mock liberals as snobby elites from a handful of progressive coastal bastions - places like Boston, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Apple, Google, Intel fail to dismiss staff-poaching lawsuit

Reuters -
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp and four other technology companies were ordered by a judge to face an antitrust lawsuit claiming they illegally conspired not to poach each other's employees.

New iPad wait drops to 5-7 days online

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Availability of Apple's new iPad has begun to improve, with new orders of both the WiFi and 4G versions of the third-gen tablet now shipping sooner from Apple's online store.

'American Idol's' Colton Dixon: Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' 'Turned Off My ...

Hollywood Reporter -
The Season 11 finalist explains to THR special correspondent Didi Benami why elimination did not come as a surprise. A tweet of support from Carrie Underwood, however, was another story... "The head is still high," said Colton Dixon minutes after his ...

Levon Helm, 71, drummer and singer with The Band, dies

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Dan DeLuca AP Singer Levon Helm appears on the new "Imus in the Morning" program at New York's Town Hall, Monday Dec. 3, 2007.

Marvel Avengers Assemble for UK premiere -
It was a super hero gathering as cast members of the new Marvel Avengers Assemble movie turned out in full force for the film's European premiere.

Granderson hits 3 homers, Yankees beat Twins 7-6 -
By Howie Rumberg AP Sports Writer / April 20, 2012 NEW YORK—Curtis Granderson bounded across the New York Yankees clubhouse a couple of hours before game time flashing his ever-present grin and said to a team official, "What do you got?

Holtby makes 44 saves, Capitals beat Bruins 2-1 -
By Howard Fendrich AP Sports Writer / April 20, 2012 WASHINGTON—Until a week ago, Braden Holtby's only NHL playoff experience came from watching games on TV with his buddies.

Blues 2, Sharks 1 -
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For a team that hadn't won a single playoff game in eight years before last week, the St. Louis Blues sure are getting the hang of winning in the postseason.

Happy Birthday: Fenway Park turns 100 years old

By Seth Livingstone, USA TODAY From 1903 through 1911, the Boston Red Sox played their home games at the quirky yet functional Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Investigating Mysteries of Polar Bears' Ancestry With a DNA Lens

New York Times -
Polar bears, long thought to have branched off relatively recently from brown bears, developing their white coats, webbed paws and other adaptations over the last 150000 years or so to cope with life on Arctic Sea ice, are not descended from brown ...

Pics: Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at museum

BBC News -
Discovery is suspended from a sling held by two cranes as it is loaded on to the back of a Boeing 747. It was the leader of NASA's space shuttle fleet, which retired in July after 30 years of service.

Artificial DNA alternative evolves on its own

TG Daily -
The prospect of artificial life has just come one step closer, with the discovery that a synthetic version of DNA and RNA can evolve like the real thing.

More than quarter of US adults lacked health insurance in 2011, study finds

Denver Post -
By Noam N. Levey WASHINGTON - With the future of the health care law emerging as a major campaign issue this fall, a new survey has found that more than a quarter of adults ages 19 to 64 in the United States lacked health insurance for at least some ...

US marshals seize ultrasound gel that allegedly sickened 16 patients

CNN International -
By Todd Sperry, CNN Senior Producer (CNN) -- The US Marshals Service raided the offices of an ultrasound gel manufacturer on Wednesday, seizing the product that the Food and Drug Administration said contains dangerous amounts of bacteria that has ...


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