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Latest papal votes yield black smoke
USA TODAY
ROME — Stormy skies and black smoke marked the early session of the papal conclave Wednesday, as two morning votes of the 115 cardinals gathered at the Sistine Chapel failed to result in election of a pope. The cardinals, after a long lunch break, can ...
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Retail sales post largest gain in five months
Reuters
By Lucia Mutikani. WASHINGTON | Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:13am EDT. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retail sales rose solidly in February as Americans bought automobiles and other goods even as they paid more for gasoline, suggesting consumer spending this ...
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Obama opens door to resuming White House tours in face of outcry
Fox News
In the face of a public outcry, President Obama opened the door in an interview broadcast Wednesday to resuming White House tours -- after they were suspended in a decision purportedly meant to save the Secret Service money while it deals with sequester ...
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Five troops killed as gunmen attack Kashmir security camp
BBC News
Militants in Indian-administered Kashmir have killed at least five security personnel in a gun and grenade attack near a school in Srinagar. Two gunmen were also killed and at least five others, including three civilians, were injured, police said. The gunmen ...
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Rape trial of Steubenville teens set to begin
Los Angeles Times
As their classmates take graduation exams in the high school down the road, two Steubenville, Ohio, teenagers face trial Wednesday on charges they raped an intoxicated girl, an accusation that has enraged victims' advocates nationwide, embarrassed the ...
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US Stocks Futures Reverse Declines After Retail Sales Data
Wall Street Journal
Investors erased early declines in U.S. stock futures after an encouraging reading on retail sales highlighted the resilience of the U.S. consumer, overcoming worrying signals from the euro zone. Less than an hour ahead of the opening bell, Dow Jones ...
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Some New Songs for a Side Career
New York Times
The last time Justin Timberlake released an album, Barack Obama was the junior senator from Illinois, Jay-Z and Beyoncé were not married, and iPhones did not exist. It was 2006, just a few weeks before Taylor Swift's debut album arrived, setting her on the ...
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New York Times
PKK Militants Release Eight Turkish Hostages in Iraq
Businessweek
Turkish leaders hailed the release of eight hostages, including six soldiers, by Kurdish militants amid talks aimed at ending their fight for autonomy in the war- ravaged southeast. The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, freed the hostages, which also included a ...
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Google to pay $7 million for privacy violation
CNN
Google will only have to pay $7 million after its Street View cars improperly collected data from the wireless networks it drove past. NEW YORK (CNNMoney). Google on Tuesday agreed to pay a group of states $7 million to settle complaints that its Street View ...
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Obama to meet with House Republicans
Politico
President Barack Obama will visit Capitol Hill Wednesday to face the only Republicans in power in Washington: the House GOP conference. Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) 232-member conference has been Obama's chief sparring partner since it took the ...
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Italian U-turn on marines angers India
Financial Times
Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, has accused Italy of unacceptable behaviour for reneging on a promise to return for possible trial in India two Italian marines accused of shooting dead two fishermen. Threatening Rome with unspecified ...
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Fact or Fiction: Exchange-Traded Funds Are More Tax-Efficient Than Mutual Funds
Morningstar.com
With so much uncertainty in the financial markets, there are few outcomes over which investors have much control. One area where informed decision-making can consistently pay off is tax planning. Investors in high tax brackets or with a lot of money to invest ...
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Home > Photos > The 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
U.S. News & World Report
Lance Mackey takes off in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska. Sixty-five teams will be making their way through the wilderness toward the finish line in Nome on Alaska's western coast more than 1,000 miles away. Rachel D'Oro/AP ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 confirmed for UK mobile networks
ZDNet
The next device in the Galaxy range, expected to be the Samsung Galaxy S4, will be supported by the UK's mobile operators when it's announced on Thursday. Three, Orange, T-Mobile and EE have all confirmed they will be offering the device. EE, which is ...
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Boeing's Battery Problems Lead to Titanium Box (Short-Term) Solutions
MetalMiner
As time goes by, the pain for Boeing only gets worse as all 50 Dreamliner 787s remain grounded around the world. The grounding is said to be costing Boeing $50 million a week, so the incentive to find a quick fix must be almost irresistible. According to ...
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Kim Jong-un warns troops of possible war with South Korea
Mail & Guardian Online
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has urged troops to be on alert for a potential war, media reported, in its latest response following UN sanctions. Kim Jong-un told troops stationed near disputed waters where previous clashes with the South have occurred ...
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State's lieutenant governor rumored to be resigning
St. Augustine Record
A newspaper is reporting this morning that Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll is resigniing. The Florida Times-Union reports that Carroll's resignation will be announced shortly. It comes amid an investigation into Carroll's involvement with Allied Veterans of the World, ...
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Royal couple visit camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan
BBC News
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are visiting a small refugee camp in Jordan which is home to 1,500 Syrians displaced by fighting in their own country. The couple are at the King Abdullah camp, as part of their three-day tour of the Middle East.
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BBC News
New York soda ban ruling could affect Cambridge efforts to ban supersize sodas
Boston.com
After a New York judge struck down a planned ban on supersize soft drinks in New York City on Monday, legal experts say it could have ramifications for other cities' attempts to restrict jumbo sugary beverages -- including a measure proposed in Cambridge.
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Michael Boysen Manhunt: Wash. man suspected in grandparents' murder may ...
CBS News
(CBS) LINCOLN CITY, Ore. - Authorities in Washington say suspected killer Michael "Chadd" Boysen may be holed up in a motel room in Lincoln City, Ore., CBS affiliate KIRO reports. Police in Oregon have the motel surrounded, according to King County ...
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Wreck ties up morning traffic in Knoxville
WATE-TV
NASA scientists announced Tuesday a discovery by the Mars rover shows that the red planet would once have been capable of supporting life. UT Associate Professor Linda Kah worked with NASA.More >>. NASA scientists announced Tuesday a discovery ...
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Sequestration in Saudi Arabia? May eliminate beheadings
Washington Times
CHARLOTTE , March 12, 2013 – With the announcement that Saudi Arabia my have to eliminate beheadings, could it be that sequestration is becoming an international phenomenon? The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a lot of things going for it: No taxes, ...
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