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Hundreds march against Arizona immigration law

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By Tim Gaynor | PHOENIX (Reuters) - A few hundred protesters, some toting placards reading "no to racial profiling," marched through downtown Phoenix on Wednesday to urge the US Supreme Court to block Arizona's two-year-old crackdown on illegal ...
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Gingrich prepares to end presidential bid next week, expected to endorse one ...

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WASHINGTON - Newt Gingrich began taking steps Wednesday to shut down his debt-laden White House bid, setting the stage to endorse one-time rival Mitt Romney next week and rally Republicans behind their apparent nominee.

TSA screeners charged in LA drug trafficking probe

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By GREG RISLING Two former and two current Transportation Security Administration employees were accused of allowing large amounts of cocaine and other drugs to pass through X-ray machines at security checkpoints in exchange for cash, authorities said ...

Hubbub Over Content Rights Greets Google Drive

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Google is already facing spasms of suspicion and confusion as it tries to persuade people to entrust their personal documents, photos and other digital content to the company's new online storage service.

Laker Cites 'Passion,' Not Anger, in Elbowing

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Peace? Not in the Lakers' time. Metta World Peace, their starting forward once known as Ron Artest, is on the NBA's clock now, suspended seven games for elbowing Oklahoma City's James Harden.

Bo bugged phone call to China President Hu: report

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| BEIJING (Reuters) - A wiretapping network run by Chongqing officials was detected on a phone call made to Chinese President Hu Jintao in August, a discovery that helped topple the city's ambitious party chief Bo Xilai, the New York Times reported.

I'm not that powerful, Rupert Murdoch tells judge

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By RAPHAEL SATTER News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday that his globe-spanning TV and newspaper empire doesn't carry as much political sway as is often believed, telling a British inquiry into media ethics that he wasn't the power behind ...

Israeli leaders mixed on Iran sanctions

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By DANIEL ESTRIN Israel's military chief said in an interview published Wednesday that Iran will ultimately decide against building a nuclear weapon -- putting him at odds with Israel's more pessimistic prime minister.

France raises prospect of military action in Syria

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By Ben Hubbard and Jamey Keaten | AP BEIRUT - France raised the prospect of military intervention in Syria Wednesday, saying the UN should consider harsher measures if an international peace plan that has been shaken by violence ultimately collapses.

France's Hollande to renegotiate European treaty

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By GREG KELLER French presidential front-runner Francois Hollande says that if he's elected, he would immediately ask other European leaders to renegotiate the fiscal treaty aimed at reducing debts to include measures to encourage growth.

John Edwards Says 'Sun Is Out' After Ex-Aide Described as Liar

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John Edwards was clearly delighted today when his defense team ripped into the prosecution's main witness today portraying Andrew Young as a liar who tried to use Edwards' scandal to "make a lot of money.

Rodney King anniversary: 20 years after LA riots, have race relations improved?

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AP Photo/George Holliday/Courtesy of KTLA Los Angeles The beating of Rodney King by a group of Los Angeles police officers was captured on videotape by a citizen.

Apple growth hinges on China, new devices

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By Poornima Gupta | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sometimes even eye-popping results are not enough. Apple Inc'sO> shares may have risen 9 percent on Wednesday on the back of another spectacular quarter that included soaring iPhone sales in China, ...

Bernanke Signals Further Easing Unlikely as Outlook Improves

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Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is signaling that further Federal Reserve stimulus is unlikely unless the economy unexpectedly deteriorates.

Apple's blowout quarter propels Nasdaq to big gain

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The Nasdaq composite index shot 2 percent higher Wednesday, powered by a surge in Apple. The iPhone maker's stock climbed more than $50 after the company once again blew past Wall Street's profit forecasts.

Two Parties Find a Way to Agree, and Disagree, on Student Loan Rates

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IOWA CITY - As President Obama wrapped up a barnstorming tour of college campuses in swing states on Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans agreed that they wanted to avoid a steep increase in the student loan interest rate this summer.

Obama sets first election rallies for early May

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By Stephen Collinson (AFP) - 4 hours ago WASHINGTON - He has been spoiling for a fight for months but now it is official: US President Barack Obama will hold the first proper political rallies of his reelection bid in early May.

Obama slow jams the news on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

Detroit Free Press -
AP CHAPEL HILL, NC - Add this to the list of ways the President of the United States woos young voters in an election year: He slow jams the news.

Obama, GOP trade swipes in student loan dispute

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By Alan Fram AP WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is playing politics with his push to prevent interest rates on federal student loans from increasing in an election-year effort to embarrass Republicans, the Senate's GOP leader said Wednesday.

Sprint loss widens on Nextel, iPhone lifts sales

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By PETER SVENSSON The iPhone boosted struggling Sprint Nextel Corp. in the latest quarter, letting it beat AT&T and perhaps even Verizon in recruiting high-paying phone subscribers to the Sprint network.

Ledet continues outstanding 'Idol' run

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AP The powerful 20-year-old gospel singer from Westlake, La., got the Fox talent contest's judges on their feet again Wednesday after his energetic take on Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and restrained rendition of India.

'Dancing With the Stars' results recap: Good Knight, Gladys

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We said goodbye to Motown Week, as well as to a Motown legend on Tuesday night, as Gladys Knight was sent home after the sixth week of the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 14 competition.

Capitals Make Bruins Latest Upset Victims

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BOSTON - You can add the Boston Bruins to the growing list of first-round upset victims in the 2012 playoffs. The defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins were sent home Wednesday night when Joel Ward scored on a rebound less than three minutes into ...

Part 'egghead,' part jock: Meet Andrew Luck

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By Jon Saraceno, USA TODAY STANFORD, Calif. - Andrew Luck, appearing like any other slightly disheveled, scruffy college kid in army-green shorts, blue T-shirt and brown leather loafers, scrounges in his pocket and produces a prized possession.

Devils-Panthers Game 7 preview

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By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY By Ed Mulholland, US Presswire New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur has a sub-2.00 goals-against average in Game 7s.

With Pickup of Paul, Clippers Changed Style

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The Los Angeles Clippers arrived in New York for their last regular-season game having completed the first part of their mission: they made the playoffs for the first time in seven years and for only the fifth time since the franchise moved from ...

Adrian Beltre, Rangers stay hot, beat Yankees

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adrian Beltre hit a long home run and had a pair of RBI singles as the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 7-3 Wednesday night, winning their sixth consecutive series to start a season for the first time in franchise history ...

Antarctic ice melting from warm water below: study

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This NASA animation shows the circulation of ocean currents around the western Antarctic ice shelves. The shelves are indicated by color; red is thicker (>550m), blue is thinner (<200m).

Cassini sees 'snowball fight' in Saturn ring

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By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Vienna It is like a huge snowball fight and it is taking place in the outer Solar System around Saturn.

Kidney transplant works better the second time around

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BY ART GOLAB Staff Reporter/agolab@suntimes.com April 25, 2012 9:42PM Ray Fearing (center) , received the kidney of his sister, Cera Fearing (right).

Discovery of mad cow in Calif. was stroke of luck

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By TRACIE CONE and GOSIA WOZNIACKA A non-descript building in the heart of California's dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow.

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