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Habemus Papam: Pope Francis,Habemus Papam: Pope Francis, the First Pontiff from South America
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MAYS LANDING, N.J. -- A southern New Jersey man has admitted he fatally shot a man and wounded a woman during a carjacking inside an Atlantic City casino parking garage. Camden resident Phillip Byrd... pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony murder in a plea deal with Atlantic County prosecutors, who'll recommend he receive a 47-year prison term when he's sentenced in June. Read More... More on Mug Shots
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"Talking about weight can be a very touchy subject for women," according to Shape magazine editor-in-chief, Tara Kraft (and, well, millions of other moms out there), but someone has to do it. Who... better than one of the 100 sexiest women of the 21 Century herself? Beyonce Knowles. Shape's April 2013 issue features Knowles, who Kraft says is bravely willing to go where few women have gone -- talking about weight -- "because she wanted to make every woman out there feel like they, too, could achieve what she did." Read More... More on Beyonce
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Viewpoint: Does "Stress" Hide Deeper Social Problems?
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Police storm hotel room,The bodies of Michael Boysen's grandparents were found Saturday in their suburban Seattle home, a day after he was released from prison.LINCOLN CITY, Ore. -- Police stormed into a motel room in this... seaside town Tuesday evening and captured a Washington state man suspected of killing his grandparents, ending a multistate search and a tense daylong standoff at the motel.
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In New York, a Backlog of Tree-Stump Removal

The New York Times - 13 Mar 2013 02:53
In New York, a Backlog ofThe storms of recent years have toppled thousands of trees, leaving as many stumps behind, as money for removing them has dried up.
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Man Admits Waterboarding Kids

ABC News - 13 Mar 2013 02:07
Montana man pleads guilty to waterboarding 4 children, gets probation
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HUFFPOST HILL - God Gets New Flack

The Huffington Post - 13 Mar 2013 23:59
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio managed to overcome pontifical opposition and was elected pope with a filibuster-proof supermajority. Vice President Biden will lead the U.S.'s delegation to Pope... Francis' first mass and will, presumably, be the first person on Earth to call the holy father "Pope Frank" to his face. And back in the States, the American economy finally recovered after one House Republican used a meeting with President Obama to ask why he canceled White House tours. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Wednesday, March 13th, 2013: OBAMA MEETS WITH GOP HOUSE CONFERENCE, SOLVES ALL OUR PROBLEMS - Politico: "President Barack Obama tangled with House Republicans for more than an hour Wednesday, answering questions on topics ranging from whether the White House spends too much time campaigning...
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New York Shooting Suspect Cornered: Cops

ABC News - 13 Mar 2013 23:59
New York Shooting SuspectPolice in upstate New York have cornered an armed man they say shot and killed four people earlier today at local businesses.
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Kurdish militants released eight Turks they had been holding hostage in the latest sign that peace talks between Turkey and Kurdish rebels were gaining momentum.
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Germany Arrests 4 and Bans Groups Linked to Salafism

The New York Times - 13 Mar 2013 23:56
Four men associated with a growing ultraconservative Islamic movement were accused of plotting to kill the leader of a far-right political party.
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The New Pope Looks North and South

Forbes - 13 Mar 2013 23:55
The New Pope Looks North and@giorodriguez  Is the new pope a "win" for Latinos and moderates?  Or is there something bigger afoot?
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Latinos Welcome First Latino Pope Through Tweets

The Huffington Post - 13 Mar 2013 23:54
¡Felicitaciones Al Papa Francisco! A new Pope has been selected and for the first time in history he is from South America, more specifically Argentina. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires... was selected Wednesday, becoming the 266th Pope. Since Pope Benedict XVI announced he was to resign on February 28th the world has awaited news of a new pope, with a keen eye on where he might be from. We now have the answer. Read More... More on Latino Pope
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PONTIAC, Mich. — A 75-year-old woman charged with first-degree murder sobbed on the witness stand Wednesday as she told jurors how she repeatedly shot her teenage grandson after he kicked her in the... abdomen and demanded money and a car to leave Michigan. Sandra Layne described herself as an overwhelmed grandmother who took Jonathan Hoffman into her Detroit-area home after his parents divorced and moved to Arizona. She said she "adored" the 17-year-old, but their relationship changed when the teen got involved with drugs. Read More...
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New Tunisian government sworn in amid protest

Al Jazeera English - 13 Mar 2013 23:50
New coalition sworn in with 30 more votes than required in the shadow of a 27-year-old cigarette vendor's death.
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Netflix Adds Facebook Integration

ABC News - 13 Mar 2013 23:47
Netflix Adds FacebookNetflix users in the U.S. this week will for the first time see video recommendations from their Facebook friends. As the video above explains, the changes will be manifest in two new rows on... Netflix's homepage and app. One row shows "Friends' Favorites," or movies and TV shows that your Facebook friends have given a high rating. The other displays "Watched by Your Friends." You can also break it down by items watched by specific friends. To get such information, you need to connect your Netflix and Facebook accounts. To share your favorites and recently watched films, you need to do the same. There is an option, however, to not share certain titles as well. You can also unshare any item that you've previously shared. According to Netflix, the activity "will only happen on Netflix," and...
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(Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc and activist hedge fund TPG-Axon Capital struck a deal on Wednesday that could lead to the removal of the oil and gas company's chief executive, Tom Ward, SandRidge... said.
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Red Band Trailer For 'Kick-A**We got our first good look at the upcoming comic book film adaptation Kick A** 2 today, when the red band trailer showed up online.
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Poped Out

Mother Jones - 13 Mar 2013 23:43
Watching the cheering crowds and the usual fawning secular media reporting on a new pope without the slightest bit of knowledge, I am, quite simply, poped out. A non-European! A Jesuit! Doesn't he... look warm and friendly! The truth is, we don’t know much. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is described as a doctrinal conservative and a man of social justice. He gave up his limo and takes the bus. He’s said to be fan of Comunione e Liberazione, a conservative Catholic lay group. He was ordained a priest in 1969 and by 1973 he was a bureaucrat—almost no history of serving ordinary people in parish life. He was a midlevel Jesuit functionary and then worked for many years in the Curia in Rome. His profile fits those of many bishops and cardinals appointed by the last two popes—youngish when...
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BriGette McCoy described how she was raped on her first military assignment, two weeks before her 19th birthday. She described how, later that year, she was raped by another soldier in her unit.
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Prosecutor: SteubenvilleProsecutors in a closely watched trial beginning today in Steubenville, Ohio, opened their case against two star high school football players by describing a night of partying that turned ugly when... the teens allegedly sexually assaulted a girl too drunk to stand, speak or stop them.
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Well: Cellphones as a Modern Irritant

The New York Times - 13 Mar 2013 23:41
Well: Cellphones as a ModernStudents overhearing a one-sided conversation had more trouble solving puzzles than those within earshot of two people talking in the same room.
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Cryptographers Demonstrate NewIt's long been known that one of the oldest and most widely used standards for encrypting web sites has some serious weaknesses. But one group of researchers has found a method that downgrades that... security scheme from vaguely flawed to demonstrably breakable.
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Carlsberg Beer Shatters TheCarlsberg Beer is beer. As such, it's a social substance. Beer brands have forever been claiming that they are the beer for good friends and social situations. Lowenbrau with their old jingle,... "Here's to good friends, because tonight is kinda special..." Or Michelob's attempts to own the concept of night-time partying. Even Bud Light's recent campaign about superstitions is really about bonding, socialness, friends. The list of attempts by beer makers to position themselves as the real social beer is as long as the list of beers.
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Keith Olbermann Settles $50Keith Olbermann's legal war against Al Gore, Joel Hyatt and Current TV is olber. Um, over.
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