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More than 220,000 votes already cast in Florida GOP primary

MIAMI — More than 220,000 people have already cast their ballots in Florida’s Republican presidential primary under the state’s early voting system ahead of the January 31 contest, a party official said Sunday. Analysts say those early votes could help establishment favorite Mitt Romney regain some momentum after his bruising…

News station reports on trial using puppet reenactment

When Channel 19 in Akron, Ohio was prohibited from bringing its cameras into the corruption trial of former county commissioner Jimmy Dimora, the outcome was a stroke of pure media genius. The station took transcripts of the trial and reenacted them using muppet-like puppets. Dimora is accused of using his…

Arab League calls on Syria’s Assad to step aside for sake of peace

The Arab League on Sunday asked the UN to support a new plan for resolving the crisis in Syria that sees President Bashar al-Assad transferring power to his deputy and a government of national unity within two months. Assad should “delegate powers to the vice president to liaise with a…

At 23, new treasurer works to save Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (Reuters) – In the battle to repair the tattered finances of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, residents have turned to an unlikely city treasurer: a 23-year-old college student. Whether John Campbell, who was installed as treasurer on January 3, is the right person to lead that charge for Harrisburg, the state’s capital,…

Pot-based prescription drug could receive FDA approval

A British pharmaceutic firm is completing clinical trials of a drug derived directly from marijuana and hopes to receive approval to market it from the Food and Drug Administration by the end of 2013. The drug, which contains both THC and cannabidiol, has already been approved in Canada, New Zealand,…

EU urges balance between Internet freedom and copyright

Governments must strike a balance between policing the Internet to protect copyright and upholding freedom of expression, EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding said on Sunday. Reding was reacting to a US crackdown on hundreds of websites accused of offering pirated music or movies or counterfeit goods, as well as calls…

Nine in Mexico dead from A(H1N1) swine flu

The death toll in Mexico from an outbreak of A(H1N1) swine flu has hit nine, with 573 cases detected, officials said Sunday. The strain represents some 90 percent of detected cases of influenza in the country, the health ministry said in a statement. The number of cases reported was up…

Davos elites to seek reforms of ‘outdated’ capitalism

Economic and political elites meeting this week at the Swiss resort of Davos will be asked to urgently find ways to reform a capitalist system that has been described as “outdated and crumbling.” “We have a general morality gap, we are over-leveraged, we have neglected to invest in the future,…

Fed to enter tricky waters of U.S. rate forecasts

The US Federal Reserve enters uncharted waters at its policy meeting this week as it reveals individual policymakers’ views on the future path of interest rates. Fed-watchers generally expect the central bank will leave monetary policy essentially unchanged after the economy has recently shown some signs of an improving recovery…

Anonymous briefly deletes CBS.com from the Internet

In a rampage following the U.S. government’s takedown of file-sharing site MegaUpload, the hacktivist group Anonymous not only knocked the CBS.com website offline on Sunday, but deleted all its files. As described by Gizmodo, “The CBS takedown wasn’t your regular DDoS attack because if you went to CBS.com at the…

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