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Posted on | February 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Death Toll Reaches 36 In Pemex Building Blast

Rescue workers carry out the 36th victim

AG Murillo promises investigation into cause of deadly explosion

India Welcomes “Mrs. Hollande”
PM’s girlfriend to be treated as spouse to avoid protocol problems in conservative India

Super Bowl Commercials Miss Big Scores
“Maybe Madison Avenue has run out of great ideas.”



POLITICS
“American Sniper” Author Killed By Friend At Gun Range

Chris Kyle, 1974-2013 RIP

No motive apparent in murder by workout buddy

Alabama Hostage Standoff Enters Sixth Day

Reid Supports Expanded Background Checks, Unsure About Assault Weapon Ban

SecState Kerry Begins With Calls To Israeli, Palestinian Leaders

Sequester Cuts Could Make America “A Second-Rate Power”, Panetta Warns

Tax Loopholes May Be Next, Obama Says

University Of Texas To Review “Inappropriate Relationships” Policy

Nebraska’s Lieutenant Governor Resigns After Paper Details His Late-Night Calls To Four Women



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Profit-Taking Drops Oil Prices: NYMEX $97.52, Brent $116.51
U.S. Stocks Rally As Dow Climbs Above 14,000 On Jobs Report
Proposed Agreement Squashes US/Mexico Tomato War
PRC Service Industries Expand As Retailing Improves
Japan Caught In Stimulus Trap?
Panasonic Shares Surge As It Returns To Profitability
Dell Plan To Go Private Could Become Real As Soon As Today
Hackers Hit 250,000 Twitter Accounts
Microsoft Sells 900,000 Surface RT Tablets In Face Of Muted Demand
HP Ships Chromebook, Looks Beyond Windows Laptops
WINE Is Not An Emulator, But It Is Coming To Android
Google, France Settle Tax Dispute
HTC Sees Q1 Revenues Flat, Margins May Slip Further
BlackBerry Faces Double Challenge In India, Indonesia
PlayStation “Orbis” Rumors: Game Recording, Controllers, And Speeds



SPORTS
Joe Flacco’s F-Bomb Caps Off MVP Night

Baltimore QB Joe Flacco, receiver Jacoby Jones after the Ravens run score up to 21-6 at halftime

Ravens defense comes through in 34-31 win, Stacy McCain hardest hit
#BlackoutBowl generates social Media moment for jokesters, advertisers
Lights out, time out in the Blooper Dome

Canadiens Beat Senators Thanks To Questionable Ref Call

Celtics Keep Winning Without Rondo, Beat Clippers 106-104

#13 Louisville Routs #25 Marquette

Metta World Peace Not Living Up To Name


Late Surge Turns Nail-Biter Into Easy 3-0 Win For Devils

Kunitz Hat Trick Leads Pens Past Caps 6-3

Baseball Pioneer Paire-Davis Dies

Nationals Announce Spring Training Broadcast Schedule



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Christina Ricci Confirms She’s Engaged

Christina Ricci and fiance James Heerdegen

Announcement comes at unveiling of Make Up For Ever event


Frank Ocean’s Producer: Chris Brown Tried To Beat The S**t Out Of Frank

Selena Gomez Back With Justin Bieber Again?

Duchess Of Cambridge Reveals Royal Baby Bump


“Warm Bodies” #1 At Box Office With $20 Million; Stallone’s “Bullet To The Head” Bombs

Oprah Slapped With Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Britney Spears Not Headlining At Caesar’s Palace After All?

Emily Van Camp Lands Leading Role In “Captain America 2″



FOREIGNERS
French Airstrikes Target Jihadi Depots In Northern Mali
Israeli Airstrike Target Was Syria’s Main Biological, Chemical Depot
Munich Conference Breaks US/Iran Ice
ROK Begins Joint Naval Exercises With US Amid Threats From Norks
Cambodia Mourns As “King-Father” Sihanouk Cremated
Britain Hosting Talks With Afghan, Pakistani Presidents
At Least 30 Dead In Suicide Bomb Attack On Iraqi Police HQ
Burma Starts Peace Talks With Kachin Rebels In PRC
Castro Makes First Public Appearance In Three Years
Japan’s PM Abe Vows To Defend Islands From PRC



BLOGS & STUFF
Ruben Navarrette: President Obama Should Just Stop Talking About Immigration
Rick Moran: Reid Predicts Immigration Reform Will Pass Congress
Pat Dollard: Conspiracy? Chris Kyle Third High-Profile Gun Business Owner Killed In Pat Month, 33rd SEAL IN Past Four Years
This Ain’t Hell: Chris Kyle RIP
Babalu: Growing Pains In “The State”
American Thinker: Stealth Program In NYC Supplies Teens With “Morning After” Pill
Lonely Conservative: NYC Schools Handing Out Thousands Of “Morning After” Pills
Gateway Pundit: NRA Chief LaPierre Says You Can’t Trust This White House (Video)
ParaPundit: Late Career Workers Hit Hardest By Declining Industries
Weasel Zippers: Bipartisan Senate Immigration Plan Gives Napolitano Final Say On Whether The Border Is Secure Enough To Legalize 11 Million Illegals
The Lid: Gang Of Eight Plan Lets Napolitano Decide Whether Border Is Secure
Twitchy: Hilarity Ensues As Twitter Users Caption & Photoshop Obama’s Shooting Photo
NYP: Obama Mocked For Releasing Shooting Photo During Gun Control Debate
Scared Monkeys: Panetta Admits Waterboarding Led To Death Of Bin Laden
American Power: Drowned In A Stream of Prescriptions
Power Line: John McCain’s Silly Question
ALIPAC: Rove Declares War On Tea Party
JustOneMinute: Making Stuff Up At The Times
Jawa Report: Saudi Cleric – Babies Should Wear Burkas So They Won’t Be So Tempting
Atlas Shrugs: Burkas For Babies
Jihad Watch: Saudi Cleric Calls For Burkas For Babies
Protein Wisdom: February Fundraiser Begins Today
Happy birthday, Jeff!



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