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USA TODAY’s 2012 MLB Preview has the essential information every fan needs for the upcoming season. Eight different regional covers to choose from. Get a leg up on all your fellow fantasy league owners. Fantasy Baseball 2012 covers all of your draft-day needs with key stats and analysis.

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Andrew Luck told his Stanford coach that he wants to earn everything, and that’s how he’ll approach the NFL. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III may be very similar on paper, but there’s more to the draft’s top QBs than meets the eye. Peter King got the inside details from their coaches.

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The young Thunder put on quite a show on Sunday night. And there’s plenty more where that came from. Daily Dime “Durant gets 51, Westbrook adds 40 in OT win “Wearing out the box score ”

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Amy Johnson of Minneapolis bought a $12 carwash voucher in November from Calhoun Beach Automotive, a BP gas station in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, but found the line too long to wait in. So she stashed the receipt, which had a code that would let her enter the automated carwash and that expired in 30 days.

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Sky Talk: American raises second checked bag fee on some international flights

Last week, American informed passengers that it was raising the second checked bag fee on some of its international routes. For U.S. customers traveling to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, the fee for a second checked bag is $40, up from $30.

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Personas is an art installation by Aaron Zinman that is a component of Metropath(ologies), an interactive exhibit by the Sociable Media Group, MIT Media Lab. Metropath(ologies) is by Alex Dragulescu, Yannick Assogba, Aaron Zinman under the direction of Prof. Judith Donath.

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Sky Talk: Arlington “drone” consortium to launch Feb. 27

The Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Consortium, an effort spearheaded by 15 corporate and government partners including the city of Arlington and University of  Texas at Arlington, will be formally launched Feb. 27. Wes Jurey, chairman of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, said the consortium’s goal is to develop commercial applications of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Sky Talk: F-35 getting too pricey? Now there’s a cheaper alternative

We’ll have more on this shortly after an interview with Lockheed Martin officials, but the company announced yesterday in Singapore that it will — reluctantly, perhaps — offer customers an upgraded version of the F-16, the F-16V. You can upgrade the planes you have now or even order new ones.

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All-Canada Show sportshow touring Minneapolis, Chicago, Indy, Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, and St Louis in Jan-Feb promoting Canadas best fishing and hunting

ATTN: ALL-CANADA SHOW GUESTS THIS IS A CORRECTION TO THE ALL-CANADA GUIDE. Jerry and Ellie’s Cedar Lake Camp Email us if you have any comments about the site or about the All-Canada Show. See you at the shows! OFFICIAL Decorator of the All-Canada Show The All-Canada Show is a traveling exhibition of all things for fishing and hunting in Canada.

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London riots: Ashraf Rossli, mugged Malaysian student’s attacker identified

Beau Isagba (pictured) was found guilty of grievous bodily harm at Wood Green Crown Court. His identity can be revealed for the first time today after the judge lifted an order that banned publication of his name.

Sky Talk: Arlington easy choice for AugustWestland tilt-rotor facility, exec says

When AgustaWestland acquired the commercial version of the tilt-rotor aircraft from former partner Bell Helicopter last year, it was “not a difficult choice” to pick North Central Texas for the program’s U.S. operations, said Bob LaBelle, managing director of the program.

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New Statesman – Why PETA makes me want to eat a barn owl

There’s a poem by Wendy Cope I absolutely love, called “Kindness to Animals”. She says that if she became a vegetarian and stopped eating lamb, she’d be both a better person — and thinner. It concludes: But the lamb is not endangeredAnd at least I can truthfully sayI have never, ever eaten a barn owl,So perhaps I am OK.

FEATURE: Man vs. Fashion Week – WWW.THEDAILY.COM

I am a guy who lives in New York. I have never attended a runway show before. The closest I’ve come to participating in New York Fashion Week is one night where I heard there were free tacos on Bond Street. And there were – in addition to people wearing leather slacks.

Syria: is it possible to rename streets on Google Maps?

Syrian protestors are trying to remove the president’s name from Google Maps. Just how is it done? In their struggle to free Syria from the clutches of President Bashar al-Assad, anti-government activists have embarked on a project to wipe him off the map. Literally.

Sky Talk: AMR CEO Horton received same salary as he did prior to promotion

AMR chief executive Tom Horton has not received a bump in pay since assuming the top job at American Airlines’ parent company. According to the company’s 10-K filing made on Wednesday, Horton received a salary of $618,135 in 2011, the same as in the two previous years.

 

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Meanwhile: An SF adventure comic

Meanwhile was published three years ago as a mammoth choose-your-own-adventure comic, but it began life in 2005 on Jason Shiga’s wall. The cartoonist (and mathematician) plotted all 3856 possible stories in an elaborate flow-chart so he could keep track of them while producing the book. And then, last November, in collaboration with text-adventure writer Andrew Plotkin, he released Meanwhile as an app.

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Also talks about mobile usage, lurkers and trending topics. Talk to McClatchy reporter Chris Adams about how to do better reporting on veterans’ issues. How to avoid stereotypes in coverage of NY Knicks point guard. A growing number of journalists in the U.S. are getting arrested while on the job.

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The Secret To Pinterest’s Success: We’re Sick Of Each Other

Pinterest’s recent success, which flies in the face of so much speculation about social media fatigue and information overload, holds an important lesson: It’s not social media we’re frustrated with. It’s with one another.

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Besieged by sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran warned its six largest European buyers that they risked immediate cutoffs in their Iranian oil imports. The fire at a jail in central Honduras killed more than 300 people, officials said. President Bashar al-Assad set Feb.

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The Physics of Finance: Approaching the singularity — in global finance

In a new paper on trends in high-frequency trading, Neil Johnson  and colleagues note that: … a new dedicated transatlantic cable is being built just to shave 5 milliseconds off transatlantic communication times between US and UK traders, while a new purpose-built chip iX-eCute is being launched which prepares trades in 740 nanoseconds …

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Dear Developer, excuse me while I slap you silly

Today I’m going to abandon my usual balanced friendly analysis approach and play devil’s advocate, because I think there is an audience that needs a wakeup call. No it’s not developers of consumer apps, I think they’ve already gotten it.

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Google: Android Won’t Share Personal Info With Apps Unless You Let It

In response to the uproar over how mobile iOS applications have had access to address-book data without having to inform the user, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) was all too happy to confirm Wednesday that its development model for Android applications makes it impossible to share personal data with an app developer unless you agree to do so before installing the app.

Surviving Survivor: A Content Analysis of Antisocial Behavior and Its Context in a Popular Reality Television Show

The scope and nature of reality television has changed since researchers last conducted a content analysis of the antisocial behavior for this type of programming. This study examines the content of seven seasons of Survivor, one of America’s longest running reality television programs, to determine the types, frequency, and context of antisocial behavior presented in the series as well as the possible effects of the program on longtime viewers using social learning and cultivation theories.

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Linsanity… At The Trademark Office | Techdirt

Perhaps you’ve been following the “Linsanity” story over the last week or so. Even if you’re not a sports fan, it’s a pretty incredible story. The short summary for the six or seven of you who are sharing a rock to live under is that Jeremy Lin, who excelled at basketball as a high schooler in Palo Alto, was all but written off as having a real future in basketball.

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Add It Up: Crunching Numbers for Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Jeremy Lin

Netflix, Apple and Amazon compete for sales, customers and attention. They’re also profoundly connected. All three companies share the same partners, run apps on each others’ devices or host their services, and develop viable new business models that can scale to match their global ambitions.

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Rick Santorum Wants Your Sex Life to Be ‘Special’

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How 1-Minute Intervals Can Improve Your Health

While many of us wonder just how much exercise we really need in order to gain health and fitness, a group of scientists in Canada are turning that issue on its head and asking, how little exercise do we need?

Google as Benevolent Dictator Yanks Apps

Finnish developer Janne Kytomaki said he knew something was amiss last year when he noticed dozens of best-selling applications on Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android Market listing the same incorrect author. Kytomaki ran tests, identified the mislabeled software as a fast-moving attack and published the findings online. Google responded swiftly.

From encryption to darknets: As governments snoop, activists fight back

As the Arab Spring hits its first anniversary, tech activists around the globe are continuing their efforts to enable secure communications-especially in areas of the world that are in conflict or transition.

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From 1980 to 2007, the number of prisoners held in the United States quadrupled to 2.3 million, with an additional 5 million on probation or parole. What Ayn Rand once called the “freest, noblest country in the history of the world” is now the most incarcerated,and the second-most incarcerated country in history, just barely edged out by Stalin’s Soviet Union.

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HP CEO: Google-Motorola deal could close-source Android

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service February 15, 2012 03:50 PM ET WebOS could be an important player in the long run as an open-source mobile OS because Android could become closed source with Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday.

15-minute-old newborn gets pacemaker for heart – The Denver Post

SAN FRANCISCO-The name Jaya in Hindi means victorious. And little Jaya Maharaj was just that, when she became one of the smallest recipients of a pacemaker when she was just 15 minutes old. A team of doctors at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital determined the girl born nine weeks premature had only hours to live if they did not perform the surgery.

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Victorian Twitter

Feb 15th 2012, 15:37 by G.F. | SEATTLE A NASCENT industry links up ever larger networks into what becomes a global communications web. A relatively small group of experts then uses these to dispatch short, condensed messages across the world. This, in a nutshell, is the story not just of microblogging and Twitter, but also of the telegraph.

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Brighton grocery closes with loss of 15 jobs

2:40pm Wednesday 15th February 2012 in A grocery store and restaurant is to close with the loss of 15 jobs. Former investment banker turned shopkeeper Jason Hurwitz opened Thornes Foods in Upper Gardner Street, Brighton, in August. Mr Hurwitz blamed the cost of renovating the derelict property for the failure of the business.

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Frustrating loss leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers looking like a team in need of a break: Terry Pluto

View full sizeThomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — This time, no fourth quarter comeback from the Cavaliers. Instead, it was a game that ended with a thud, a backboard-rocking 32 percent shooting night and an 89-84 home loss to New Orleans Wednesday night.

Inside the Oakland Athletics –

By Joe Stiglich Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 9:56 am in Uncategorized Three days until the A’s first full-squad workout. Here’s the morning update … The bullpen holds some mystery for the A’s this spring, but manager Bob Melvin expects right-hander Fautino De Los Santos to play a key role one way or another.

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Pittsburgh Pirates News, Scores, Schedules & Stats

Two faces, one old and one new, in the clubhouse today. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review Pirates pitcher James McDonald took significant steps forward in his development in 2011, and he expects that to continue.

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By: Patrick Brown | Wed., Feb. 22nd, 2012 Click to enlargeTennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin, center, talks with Cameron Tatum (23) and Skylar McBee (13) during the basketball game against Kentucky on Saturday. Kentucky won 65-62. KNOXVILLE – The approach must stay the same, though the distractions increase.

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Charlie Riedel | ASSOCIATED PRESS The Star’s Bob Dutton is in Arizona as pitchers and catchers report today. Send him your Royals questions during a live chat at 1 p.m. The Chiefs landed free-agent cornerback Stanford Routt today with a three-year, $20 million contract that guarantees him $6 million in 2012.

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Olympic aquatics centre gets warm reception for test event christening

Off the tube. Up the stairs. Over the bridge. Left at the big Marks & Spencer, past the Russian team shop, the Team GB merchandising outlet and the entrance to the vast casino. Left again at Prada, past Omega and Hugo Boss. Squeeze past the gaggle of drinkers outside The Cow gastro pub and into the Olympic Park.

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Highlights from Schmid’s teleconference

February 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM Get your Husky Basketball 2011-12 App! Receive up-to-the-minute Husky news, scores and stats. Plus, news scores and schedules from around the Pac-12.

Yankees Add Lefty Power In Ibanez | FanGraphs Baseball

If the Yankees’ stable of position players was missing one thing, it was a left-handed power bat to come off the bench. Today, the Yankees signed Raul Ibanez to a one-year deal, ostensibly to fill that hole. Ibanez, however, has rapidly felt the effects of aging of late.

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TAMPA, Florida, EE.UU. (AP) — Mariano Rivera dio a entender el lunes que 2012 podrser su o an las Grandes Ligas, aunque se que esperarasta el final de la campaara anunciar sus planes a largo plazo. Al iniciar una nueva pretemporada con los Yanquis de Nueva York, el cerrador panamee 42 aindice ya toma decisiobre si se retira o vuelve en 2013.

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Nittany Nation | Penn State football live chat, 8 p.m. Monday

Bring your Penn State football questions and comments for Frank Bodani at 8 p.m. Monday for our weekly PSU live chat. In the meantime, here’s Frank’s column diving into the deeper story behind PSU’s recruitment of star quarterback Christian Hackenberg. And, in case you missed it, Bill O’Brien completed his coaching staff over the weekend.

Football Weekly: make or break for Chelsea and André Villas-Boas

Football Weekly: make or break for Chelsea and André Villas-BoasPlus: the FA Cup, Ligue 1, Inter woe, La Liga, footballers’ non-footballing brothers, the joy of own goals and more AC Jimbo is back from the ski slopes to take control of the pod, and he’s joined in the studio by Philippe Auclair, Sean Ingle and John Ashdown.

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Real Time Top Stories Top Stories News Sports Entertainment Business for Ann Arbor Bay City Detroit Flint Grand Rapids Jackson Kalamazoo Lansing Muskegon Saginaw All Michigan : Community Center EntertainmentFind a movieFind a restaurantFind musicFind an event ClassifiedsFind a jobSee all Michigan Jobs | Post a JobBuy or sell a carMichigan Autos | Place a classified adFeatured AutoMy Auto Import Center, 866-889-9760Find a place to liveMichigan Real Estate | Place a classified adFeatured ListingTurnbury Park Apartments, 734.419.9019See what’s for saleMichigan Classifieds | Place a classified adFeatured ItemBuilding Performance Institute Building Analyst/Energy Auditor Certification ProgramFind a business OpinionMichigan Voices Photo of the Day Most Read More: Automotive News | Michigan Job Search More: Lions | Pistons | Red Wings | Tigers

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News, Travel, Weather, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, U.S. & World – USATODAY.com

USA TODAY’s 2012 MLB Preview has the essential information every fan needs for the upcoming season. Eight different regional covers to choose from. Get a leg up on all your fellow fantasy league owners. Fantasy Baseball 2012 covers all of your draft-day needs with key stats and analysis.

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Breaking news, real-time scores and daily analysis from Sports Illustrated – SI.com

Andrew Luck told his Stanford coach that he wants to earn everything, and that’s how he’ll approach the NFL. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III may be very similar on paper, but there’s more to the draft’s top QBs than meets the eye. Peter King got the inside details from their coaches.

Underground city beneath Chattanooga is more than a curiosity

As devastating floods chronically ravaged young Chattanooga, residents and business owners took it upon themselves to keep their city on dry land. March 7-11, 1867 — Rain falls for four days, ushering in the largest flood in city history. The Tennessee River crests at nearly 50 feet — 28 feet above flood stage — inundating downtown.

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2012 NFL Draft – CBSSports.com – NFLDraftScout.com

In just three years, Luke Kuechly was one of the most prolific tacklers in NCAA history. Rob Rang says if Kuechly can convince scouts at the combine, NFL stardom likely awaits. Full Story | More players with something to prove in Indy Rankings: Kuechly No. 1 ILB, 19th overall | Mocks: Kuechly 15th to Eagles?

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The Journal of Craptology Home Page

The main reason is to encourage people to be more silly, and to help encourage the funnier talks in Rump Sessions at Crypto, EuroCrypt etc. Indeed we aim to invite the funniest talks at Rump Sessions as invited papers to be published here, and vice versa to have invited talk sessions at Rump Sessions for the funniest papers published here.

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SunShot: Lowering the Price of Electricity from the Sun: Scientific American

Get weekly coverage delivered to your inbox. YES! Send me a free issue of Scientific American with no obligation to continue the subscription. If I like it, I will be billed for the one-year subscription. The U.S.

Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – but what happens when what you want to look at is impossible to see? That’s where the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s Electrofuels program comes in.

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NASA – Five Solar Eruptions in 2 Days – CME On the Way

The sun produced five eruptions over a two day period. The fourth eruption hurls white hot material (circular inset) high into the solar corona. Credit NASA/SOHO/H. Zell› View larger› Download animated gif of eruptions (Note: Animated GIF begins on Feb. 21. First eruption occurs on Feb 24 at 4:00am UT.)

Meeting the man behind the boson

24 February 2012 Last updated at 15:31 ET By Ken Macdonald BBC Scotland Science Correspondent The Higgs boson: made in Scotland. Well, not quite. But Scotland has a good claim to be the birthplace of the idea. First, here’s the problem: take an object – say Isaac Newton’s apocryphal apple.

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News, Travel, Weather, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, U.S. & World – USATODAY.com

But the film’s real Navy SEALs are far from elite actors, which drags it down a bit. Romney said the auto industry will help lead the country out of the recession. As S&P 500 hits new bull market high, investors wonder how long the good times will keep rolling.

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The Christian Science Monitor

Though the momentum seems to be with Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum does well in some polls. But beyond next week’s primaries, then “Super Tuesday” a week later, establishment Republicans worry about the outlook for taking on Barack Obama in November. Does America need a CEO in the Oval Office?

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Dolphins ‘deserve human rights’

21 February 2012 Last updated at 10:54 ET Recognising the rights of dolphins would end whaling and their captivity Dolphins should be treated as non-human “persons”, with their rights to life and liberty respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told. Experts in philosophy, conservation and animal behaviour want support for a Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans.

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The Internet company has a treasure trove of unique assets that would help sharpen Apple’s edge in the marketplace. Continue ” special features Damien Conover, Healthcare Strategist at Morningstar, thinks shifting trends favor pharmaceuticals. Subscribe to ForbesJust $1 an Issue

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What Benefit? Antidepressants & The Placebo Effect // Pharmalot

By Ed Silverman // February 21st, 2012 // 12:16 pm We all know about the placebo effect. But a Harvard Medical School professor has applied the same theory to antidepressants and his findings are likely to rile drugmakers. Why?

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Ants remember their enemy’s scent

20 February 2012 Last updated at 14:24 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature Weaver ant “major workers” aggressively defend their colony from intruders Ant colonies – one of nature’s most ancient and efficient societies – are able to form a “collective memory” of their enemies, say scientists.

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NASA – NASA Spacecraft Reveals Recent Geological Activity on the Moon

NASA Spacecraft Reveals Recent Geological Activity on the Moon New images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show the moon’s crust is being stretched, forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface.

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Get the latest New Orleans, LA Local News, Sports News & US breaking News. View daily Louisiana weather updates, watch videos and photos, join the discussion in forums. Find more news articles and stories online at NOLA.com

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Stem Cell Treatment Monitor: How do you say “frivolous legal threat” in German?

I received an ominous-sounding email last night from someone named Christina Stoeva at Elisees Clinic offering me the opportunity to remove unflattering information regarding the clinic from my blog. A colleague of hers, Sonia Lopes Belabbes, who identified herself as medical advisor, sent what appeared to be a similar message in German the previous day (as I don’t speak German, I requested clarification).

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Up All Night

Mark Chapman debates the latest football news with Ian McGarry and Jason Roberts. 1. The Oxford English Dictionary. (Chosen by Anita Sethi, 27/04/09). 2. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. (By popular demand, 11/05/09). 3. Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan. (Coreena in Essex, 25/05/09). 4.

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Shale Gas Regulation

The Energy Institute has been established at the University of Texas at Austin to provide the State of Texas and the Nation guidance for sustainable energy security through the pursuit of research and education programs – good policy based on good science.

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FAU Scripps Howard Institute on the Environmentand Science – Home

Welcome to the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science at Florida Atlantic University. As the new name indicates, we have widened the scope of this South Florida-based continuing education program for professional journalists. Participants in the next session, scheduled for May 21-26, 2012 at FAU’s John D.

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Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics

Frank VanderSloot is an Idaho billionaire and the CEO of Melaleuca, Inc., a controversial billion-dollar-a-year company which peddles dietary supplements and cleaning products; back in 2004, Forbes, echoing complaints to government agencies, described the company as “a pyramid selling organization, built along the lines of Herbalife and Amway.”

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Ray Pirro Crashes Plane In Fresno While ‘Extraordinarily’ High On Meth (VIDEO)

On Sunday afternoon, Ray Pirro, a 52-year-old Fresno man, was killed after crashing a small Cessna airplane that he had stolen into a Fresno canal. Authorities say Pirro was “extraordinarily” high on meth, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The plane crashed on the bank of a canal in Fresno County, close to a residential subdivision filled with homes.

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Defendant Charged with Investor Fraud Who Fled to Middle East is Arrested

AHMED ALABADI, a 44-year-old citizen of Iraq and former resident of Dearborn, was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on the evening of Friday February 3, 2012, announced United States Attorney Barbara McQuade. Alabadi was arrested on an indictment for bank fraud, attempted bank fraud, and money laundering.

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Modern Mayans struggling to cope

Modern Mayans struggling to cope

The Mayan civilisation may have died out centuries ago, but people descended from them still live in Central America and southern Mexico.

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Top Ficano aide charged in corruption probe

Detroit- Federal prosecutors charged a Wayne County executive who quit Wednesday with extortion, theft and obstruction of justice. It is the first criminal charge leveled in a widening corruption probe involving Wayne County government. Rochester Hills resident Tahir Kazmi, 52, who quit as chief information officer on Wednesday, was charged along with Dearborn resident Zayd Allebban, the county’s director of enterprise application.

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Christian hoteliers who turned away gay couple see business slump – 2/15/2012 – Caterer and Hotelkeeper

The Christian couple who lost their appeal against a ruling that their policy of restricting double rooms to married couples discriminated against a gay couple have seen business at their Cornish hotel slump. Hazelmary Bull said that occupancy at the seven-bedroom Chymorvah hotel in Marazion, which she runs with her husband Peter, fell last year to 25% from an average of 75%.

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GOP largely ignores birth-control furor in hearing with Sebelius – The Hill’s Healthwatch

Republicans have vowed to keep pressing their attack against the White House’s birth-control mandate, but you wouldn’t know it from the way they approached a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday. It was the first time Sebelius has testified before Congress since announcing the contraception mandate.

AP News: No cussing in class for teachers, lawmaker says

MICHELLE L. PRICE Published: 56 minutes ago Floyd Brown and his daughter Olivia Brown pose for a photo Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Anthem, Ariz. Borwn, pulled Olivia, a high school junior, from a local public school after she came home upset that one of her teachers was using profanity in the classroom and school administrators didn’t address his concerns.

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Boehner On The Bima | The Jewish Week

House Speaker John Boehner grew up in Cincinnatti and has been a politician in Ohio, which has a fairly substantial Jewish population, since 1985. But he says he never set foot inside a synagogue before Monday, when he popped in for a meet-and-greet with Jewish military chaplains gathered at The Shul of Bal Harbor, Fla.

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With prosecutor unavailable, judge dismisses murder case against Dearborn man – News – Press and Guide

Press and Guide is your source for all Dearborn and Dearnborn Heights 24-hour breaking news, local news, sports, entertainment and more. View weather updates, watch videos and photos. Keep up with News and local Sports. Find restaurants, entertainment, cars, homes and jobs at Press and Guide.

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Colbert mocks Catholic birth control coverage controversy | Believe It or Not | a Chron.com blog

Even after the White House announced it would rework a plan requiring religious institutions to cover no-cost birth control for employees, the Catholic opposition to the Obama administration’s approach to women’s health and its broader implications for church groups has continued.

 

Ancient Goldmine Discovered in Ethiopia, Are We Close to Solving Biblical Queen of Sheba’s Treasure Mystery?

An ancient goldmine discovered on a hill on the Gheralta plateau in northern Ethiopia is said to be the treasure trove of Queen of Sheba, the biblical legend who traveled from Ethiopia to Israel to meet the king and showered upon him tons of gold about 3,000 years ago.

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After tough start to session, Dayton faces skeptical GOP audience for State of the State

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton has rarely shown a gift for soaring rhetoric, but he’ll have to summon a little magic Wednesday for a State of the State speech that could be his last chance in a short legislative session to convince skeptical Minnesota Republicans they should unite with him.

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Home / News & Publications / News Releases / Msgr.Lajiness Named Sacred Heart Rector Msgr. Todd Lajiness Named Rector/President of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron has announced the appointment of Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness as the new rector/president of Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

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Views on provocative Real Catholic TV station anger Detroit archdiocese and others

As a Catholic TV station based in Ferndale becomes increasingly popular around the world, church officials are trying to tell the public that the media outlet does not represent Catholicism. In two public statements, the Archdiocese of Detroit has taken the unusual step of publicly criticizing Real Catholic TV, saying “that it does not have the authorization required under church law to identify or promote itself as Catholic.”

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(RNS) Evangelicals have been in the news a lot lately, from the Denver Broncos’ Tim Tebow and his take-a-knee prayers to the Texas pastor and his wife who spent 24 hours in bed preaching the virtues of sex in Christian marriages.

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Talking off-air with Delilah, the ‘Queen of Sappy Love Songs’ – CNN.com

updated 10:03 AM EST, Tue February 14, 2012 Seattle (CNN) — “Who is on your heart tonight?” Is it a spouse who died too soon, a recently discovered sister or maybe a weasel of an ex? No matter your situation, there is a song.

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BREAKING: Where Abortion is Available, More Abortions Take Place Than Where It’s Not

February 19, 2012 9:15 AM BREAKING: Where Abortion is Available, More Abortions Take Place Than Where It’s Not Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Delicious Ross Douthat, the New York Times’ conservative columnist, this morning brings us this startling revelation: In states where there are few restrictions on abortion, more abortions take place.

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THOMAS BEAUMONT Published: 9 minutes ago Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks to a group of former Salt Lake City Olympics committee members, marking the tenth anniversary of the games, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.

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Sen. John McCain Worried Tenor of Campaign Could Hand Election to Obama

Sen. John McCain this morning expressed deep concern over the tone of the campaign for the GOP presidential nomination on “This Week,” admitting that it may actually be helping President Obama in his bid to be re-elected in the fall. “I am concerned about that,” said McCain, speaking from Afghanistan.

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McCain Endorses Talks With Taliban

Sen. John McCain endorsed U.S. talks with the Taliban this morning on “This Week,” setting himself at odds with Mitt Romney, who he is backing for the GOP presidential nomination. “I think it’s important to have talks wherever you can,” said McCain, R-Ariz, speaking from Afghanistan.

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Police Officer’s Final Act of Kindness Caught on Tape Before Dying – So Heartwrenching

This is truly heartwrenching, but it’s also inspirational. We can all ask ourselves, how will the rest of the world talk about us when we’re gone? In the case of this police officer, he will never be forgotten. Press the button below if you liked this video! Thank you =)

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Robert Wallace, one of the nation’s last ‘Buffalo Soldiers,’ dies at 91

M.P. KING – State Journal Before his death on Feb. 9 at the age of 91, Robert Wallace of Madison was one of the last surviving soldiers who served in racially segregated units in World War II. His widow, Maxine Wallace, holds a portrait taken of him in 1954.

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The Grand Old Party’s Growing Pains | Washington Notebook | Sky News Blogs

The Republican Party is going through some serious growing pains. Something big is happening in the GOP – or Grand Old Party – race for the presidential nomination this year. It is probably more significant in the long term than it appears.

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Amy Johnson of Minneapolis bought a $12 carwash voucher in November from Calhoun Beach Automotive, a BP gas station in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, but found the line too long to wait in. So she stashed the receipt, which had a code that would let her enter the automated carwash and that expired in 30 days.

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Return of Diving Horse called off in Atlantic City, N.J. 11:00 AM The act ran on the Steel Pier from the 1920s to the 1970s General Electric chooses New Orleans for 300-job tech office 10:45 PM More New Orleans area news ” Microclimates with moxie: Cool Stuff New Orleans Hornets defeat Jeremy Lin led New York Knicks for third consecutive victory 11:04 PM Whitney Houston funeral: Watch it here live at 11 a.m.

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Pres Calderone doesn’t want our guns? Well…we don’t want his/Mexico’s drugs! – GretaWire

Mexico’s President put this sign up at the border in Mexico pointed at the USA. He doesn’t want our guns because they kill. But guess what? We don’t want their drugs…they kill, too. Get Greta’s Breaking News Alerts via email. Enter your email address below to sign up.

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U.S. official: Signs pointing to increasing likelihood of Israeli strike on Iran

West Bank outposts spreading into Area B, in violation of Oslo Accords Filipina teen fights to join classmates on Poland Holocaust trip Four children remain in critical condition from deadly Jerusalem bus crash IDF playing a dangerous game in funding standoff U.S.

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EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — Ron Paul has gained 83 votes on Mitt Romney following a Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, where voting last week had been postponed due to bad weather. Romney still holds a 156-vote lead over Paul in statewide totals.

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Freakonomics » How Biased Is Your Media?: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Glenn BECK: Glenn Beck. I’m an entrepreneur. I am a reluctant, believe it or not, commentator. And dad. Stephen DUBNER: All right, now to the theme of our conversation today — when I say media bias, you say what? ANNOUNCER: From WNYC and APM, American Public Media: This is FREAKONOMICS RADIO.

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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is scheduled to make public statements today in response to allegations that he and his attorney threatened to deport a Mexican former boyfriend of Babeu’s unless the man agreed not to disclose the relationship.

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Malcolm X house may get makeover – The Boston Globe

The now run-down Roxbury home where Malcolm X lived in the 1940s would be renovated and turned into housing for graduate students in African-American studies or related fields, under a new agreement signed by a Boston preservationist organization and a nephew of the slain black leader.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As Jorea Marple’s first year of leading West Virginia’s public schools winds down, she’s faced with perhaps her biggest challenge: working with key stakeholders to sort through a massive audit of the education system. Commissioned by Gov.

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The publication of The Lifespan of a Fact, which is based on seven years of email exchanges between writer John D’Agata and fact-checker Jim Fingal, has prompted a lot of thoughtful discussion (an excerpt from the book ran in this month’s Harper’s).

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Comedian Mike Epps — aka Day-Day from the “Friday” movies — visits Fresno’s Save Mart Center on Friday night for a stand-up show with Bruce Bruce. Wanna go? We’ve got a pair of a tickets for one lucky reader. If you’re looking to buy ’em, they cost $39.50, $55.50 and $82.50 via Ticketmaster.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.

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A hotly disputed proposal to build a 66,000-square-foot church near Walnut Creek drew accusations of everything from a secret agenda to build a convention center to religious discrimination during an emotional, all-day hearing Tuesday that again pitted neighbor against neighbor.

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By DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 2/21/12 12:33 AM EST The climate researcher says he made a “lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics.” By KENNETH P. VOGEL and ABBY PHILLIP | 2/20/12 8:42 PM EST By KENNETH P.

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Today’s Ideas & Actions | OurFuture.org

Teach-In Tells Truth Of Economic Crisis Campaign for America’s Future is partnering with Free Speech TV and “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann” on a national televised and Web-streamed teach-in on the economy February 21, featuring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Heather McGhee of Demos, businessman Leo Hindery Jr., CAF co-director Robert Borosage and Natalie Foster of Rebuild the Dream.

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Before we watched TV

Ian Sansom discovers how high culture was not always the preserve of the elite, no matter how hard they tried to make people think so, in Jonathan Rose’s The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes Jonathan Rose 538pp, Yale, £29.95 In 1989 John Carey, Merton Professor of English at Oxford University, was invited to give the TS Eliot Memorial Lectures at the University of Kent.

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Under wraps: Wasilla High School sculpture covered after concerns voiced

WASILLA – Jim Dault and Shala Dobson are proud to display their artwork at Wasilla High School. After all, the Meadow Lakes artists are Valley residents and have a familial connection with the school. That’s why Jan. 29 was an exciting day, Dault said.

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Bright House Networks finally reveals it’s behind mysterious Hello Friend ads | TV shows, TV news, media issues: The Feed | Tampa Bay Times

Best TV shows, worst TV shows, media issues and debates … it’s all here at the Feed, a blog on TV, media and modern life by St. Petersburg Times TV/media critic Eric Deggans. Possibly the most critical guy at the Times, he has served as music, media and TV critic at various times over 10 years.

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L.A.’s man with the golden palate

Circling Valley Boulevard in Alhambra, lost in suffocating, 100-degree heat, I’m wondering: What could possibly justify leaving my air-conditioned office to stumble around this too-familiar Southern California bleakscape of tire outlets, big box stores, nail parlors and fast-food joints? A few minutes later, I’ve finally limped into 101 Noodle Express, and the answer is at hand.

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For car buyers, it’s harder to end up with a lemon By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writers DETROIT (AP) — Car shoppers today are less likely to end up with a lemon. In the past five years, global competition has forced automakers to improve the quality and reliability of their vehicles – everything from inexpensive mini-cars to decked-out luxury SUVs.

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Situation Room: Suicide bomb plot JKUSA: Dow closes highest since 2008 Connect the World: UN action in Syria I.D.E.A.: Investing in start-ups pays Piers: Nikki Sixx on ‘rock docs’ Situation Room: Kin turns in fugitive

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Protesters dismantle Occupy camp

20 February 2012 Last updated at 15:42 ET The Occupy Norwich social protest camp started in October Anti-capitalist protesters have started dismantling the Occupy Norwich camp after the local council was granted an order to repossess the land at Hay Hill. Occupy Norwich began on 15 October as an offshoot to the worldwide Occupy movement.

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Apple vs Amazon: The difference is in the little things | Om Malik

I am a big fan of Amazon’s Kindle devices, especially the really cheap $79 version which comes with a WiFi connection. I have been carrying this along with me as I travel across the planet. I have become increasingly frustrated with the device because I am unable to connect to the Internet.

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Election 2012 Polling and News, Republican Presidential Candidates, Obama, Interactive Polling Data

The Republican presidential race is now a 32% to 30% statistical tie between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, in Gallup interviewing conducted wholly after Santorum’s victories in the Feb. 7 nominating contests. Gallup editors review the key indicators that are likely to determine the outcome of the U.S.

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By DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 2/21/12 12:33 AM EST The climate researcher says he made a “lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics.” By KENNETH P. VOGEL and ABBY PHILLIP | 2/20/12 8:42 PM EST By KENNETH P.

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MOSCOW (AP) — It was an Ice Age squirrel’s treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species.

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IDEO Make-a-thon Thanks & Recap!

Thanks to everyone who attended the IDEO Make-a-thon this weekend! Your enthusiasm, passion, creativity and skills helped make the prototype of this event spectacular and…

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(Speaking notes for an address to the Canadian Journalism Foundation Toronto, Canada, 2/16/2012) This is my 36th year as a newspaper man – apologies – my 36th year as a multi-platform news executive. It’s a career I started as a copyboy on this same street about a dozen blocks east of here.

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I’m a Chicagoan, and I like ketchup on my hot dog. Deal with it.

I love love love hot dogs, but I’m a traitor to my Chicago roots; I have to pile on the ketchup and onions. I hate Chicago-style hot dogs, and I get sooooo tired of people making a big deal about how I prefer my dog. (My picture is even on the Wall of Shame at…

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The young Thunder put on quite a show on Sunday night. And there’s plenty more where that came from. Daily Dime “Durant gets 51, Westbrook adds 40 in OT win “Wearing out the box score ”

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Knight Media Learning Seminar: Livestream, Feb. 20-21 | Knight Digital Media Center

Next week, community, foundation and tech leaders are gathering in Miami to explore trends in news and information, as well as the best ways to invest in media. It’s the 2012 Knight Media Learning Seminar, and you can watch the livestream online… Watch the livestream beginning Monday, Feb. 20, 10 am EST.

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UN nuclear inspectors arrive in Tehran | News | DW.DE | 20.02.2012

UN nuclear inspectors have arrived in Iran for their second visit to the country in a month. The chief inspector said he would be asking the government in Tehran about its alleged ambitions to develop nuclear weapons.

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The ethics of internet piracy

Princeton, NJ – Last year, I told a colleague that I would include internet ethics in a course that I was teaching. She suggested that I read a recently published anthology on computer ethics – and attached the entire volume to the email. Should I have refused to read a pirated book?

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179 E. Houston St., nr. Orchard St. 212-475-4880 To the juices that remain after pickling beets for a salad, add fresh lemon, a pinch of sugar, et voilà, one beet-lemon shrub—the vaguely vinegary, wholly refreshing revival of a Colonial-era tonic. 95 Allen St., nr. Delancey St.

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Why it matters that our politicians are rich – The Boston Globe

Article Photos Comments Subscribe As the presidential primary race has unfolded over the last few months, curious Americans have angled for a look at the candidates’ wallets-and observed that they are bulging. There’s Newt Gingrich, with his $7 million fortune and an up to $1 million revolving line of credit at Tiffany.

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Is Syria’s uprising being hijacked?

Iran warships ‘dock in Syria’s Tartous port’ Iran ‘stops oil exports’ to UK and France Syrian officials killed as protests continue Deadly suicide bomb attack in Baghdad Dozens killed in Mexico prison fight Is Syria’s uprising being hijacked? Who really calls the shots in Damascus? Is Syria descending into civil war?

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Syrian officials killed as protests continue

Syrian officials killed as protests continue

Gunmen opened fire on a car carrying a senior Syrian state prosecutor and a judge in the northwest province of Idlib, killing both of them and their driver, state media said. State news agency SANA said on Sunday that Idlib provincial state prosecutor Nidal Ghazal and Judge Mohammed Ziadeh were killed instantly in the attack.

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NTT DoCoMo announces first devices compatible with Nottv, Japan’s new mobile TV service

NTT DoCoMo announces first devices compatible with Nottv, Japan’s new mobile TV service By Aaron Souppouris on February 19, 2012 01:20 am NTT DoCoMo has announced the launch of the first two devices to support Nottv, a new mobile TV standard due to start broadcasting in Japan on April 1st.

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A change at the top of The Huffington Post’s business desk: More of Peter Goodman on the ‘middle class’ | Capital New York

When Arianna Huffington hired Peter Goodman away from The New York Times to serve as editor of her website’s business and technology verticals back in September of 2010, the move was surprising for several reasons. For one thing, the notion that someone from such an esteemed paper might jump to Huffington’s splashy aggregator still seemed novel at the time.

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British minister heckled over health reforms

By Dave Boyer and Susan Crabtree – The Washington Times By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times By Luke Rosiak – The Washington Times Independent voices from the TWT Communities A mother of three and a passionate conservative, Shirley Husar changes the game with commentary on the political game ala California, U.S.A.

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By DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 2/21/12 12:33 AM EST The climate researcher says he made a “lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics.” By KENNETH P. VOGEL and ABBY PHILLIP | 2/20/12 8:42 PM EST By KENNETH P.

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USA TODAY’s 2012 MLB Preview has the essential information every fan needs for the upcoming season. Eight different regional covers to choose from. Get a leg up on all your fellow fantasy league owners. Fantasy Baseball 2012 covers all of your draft-day needs with key stats and analysis.

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Doctors’ ties to drug makers get scrutiny

Amid concerns that treatment decisions can be affected, new rules will require disclosure ships that can color treatment decisions. Starting in 2013, federal law will require all drug and device manufacturers to disclose any payments to a physician above $10, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will publish the data on its website.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Richard J. Blood, a former city editor at the New York Daily News who nurtured a generation of young journalists while teaching for more than two decades at the Columbia University School of Journalism and New York University, has died. He was 83.

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Copyright © 2012 azcentral.com. All rights reserved. Users of this site agree to the , and Ad Choices Pinal Sheriff Babeu denies allegations he made threatSays the only thing true in an article about an alleged former boyfriend: ‘I’m gay.’ Houston remembered at hometown funeralBig entertainment names pay respects.

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ESPN Uses Poor Judgement (Shocking!) In Jeremy Lin Headline

by David Fucillo • Feb 18, 2012 12:37 AM PST Evening and weekend website editors often can find themselves scrambling for ideas late into the evening. They try for catchy headlines to grab the eye and look for ways to get creative and get the casual web surfer engaged.

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AHCJ: Health Journalism 2012

A conversation with former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter will be among the highlights at Health Journalism 2012. COMPLETE HIGHLIGHTS … Health Journalism 2012 – the 14th annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists – is set for April 19-22 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

AP News: Flu season off to latest start in decades

ATLANTA (AP) – Health officials say the flu season is finally here – the slowest start in nearly 25 years. Until this month, there weren’t enough flu cases in the U.S. to signal the start of the season. This is the latest start to a flu season since the winter of 1987-1988.

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Dioxin | Environmental Assessment | US EPA

The Issue”Dioxins” refers to a group of toxic chemical compounds that share certain chemical structures and biological characteristics. Dioxins can be released into the environment through forest fires, backyard burning of trash, certain industrial activities, and residue from past commercial burning of waste.

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Female Genital Cutting Must End: Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined public health advocates in Washington D.C. to celebrate International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. The press conference was intended to highlight the continuing need for policy changes and new strategies to end FGM and promote support for women who have undergone the procedures.

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The panel for this morning’s House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing on birth control access. This morning, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing titled “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?”

 

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Poachers have slaughtered at least 200 elephants in the past five weeks in a patch of Africa where they are more dangerously endangered than anywhere else on Earth, wildlife activists said. The money made from selling elephant tusks is fueling misery throughout the continent, the International Fund for Animal Welfare warned.

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“Brave Old World” is a fascinating multimedia look at aging produced by News21 fellows from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The site debuted after a team of 13 young reporters spent 10 weeks interviewing older adults, their families and a variety of experts. On-the-ground research took the group to eight states

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How do people deal with the torrent of information pouring down on us all? What sources can’t they live without? We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers.

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