Lakers keep climbing with win over Trail Blazers – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Lakers keep climbing with win over Trail Blazers
Los Angeles Times
Lakers 111 – Blazers 107 (end of regulation). The Lakers got a game they absolutely needed, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-107. Kobe Bryant scored 40 points on 15-23 shooting, hitting four clutch free throws down the stretch, but it was a Steve Nash
Kobe scores 40, Lakers hold off Blazers 111-107Huffington Post
Trail Blazers fall to Lakers 111-107, lose 7th game in a rowOregonLive.com
LAKERS 111, PORTLAND 107: Lakers revert to Kobe Bryant's 40-point planLong Beach Press-Telegram
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US sends troops to Niger for drone missions – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

US sends troops to Niger for drone missions
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — About 100 U.S. troops have deployed to the West African country of Niger to help establish a drone base for surveillance missions, in the latest step by the United States to aid French forces battling Islamic militants in neighboring Mali.
US Military Personnel Arrive In Niger: Obama In Letter To CongressHuffington Post
US military personnel deployed to NigerHerald Sun
Obama says 100 US military personnel deployed to African nation of NigerThe Republic

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LaHood warns of flight delays if budget cuts hit – Los Angeles Times


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LaHood warns of flight delays if budget cuts hit
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration issued a travel advisory Friday: Because of a budget standoff in Washington, flights will be delayed. That was the message Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood delivered at the daily White House briefing as he
Why close airports? FAA's annual budget for 'consultants' is larger than Washington Examiner
LaHood: Time for GOP to "wake up" to avoid "calamity" at airportsCBS News
US air travel delays loom after sequester: LaHoodReuters
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Obama holds upper hand in budget, immigration fights, poll shows – Los Angeles Times


New York Times

Obama holds upper hand in budget, immigration fights, poll shows
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama goes into a busy spring of legislative battles holding the upper hand over congressional Republicans on key issues, a newly released poll shows. In the fight over automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to begin March
GOP Resists Obama's Push for Tax Rise to Head Off CutsNew York Times
Politics at work over sequestration cutsFox News
Obama turns to local TV to press Republicans to avert cutsReuters
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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov resigns – Los Angeles Times


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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov resigns
Los Angeles Times
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov offered to step down after anti-government protests sparked street violence four months before parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place. The premier, who has been in office since 2009, told the Sofia-based
Bulgarian Government Is Reported Set to ResignNew York Times
Bulgaria government to resign, PM Boiko Borisov saysBBC News
Bulgaria government resigns amid growing protestsReuters
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OC shootings leave four dead, many questions – Los Angeles Times


TIME

OC shootings leave four dead, many questions
Los Angeles Times
The rampage began just as the morning commute was getting underway. Over the course of about an hour, authorities say, a 20-year-old college student killed a woman at his Ladera Ranch home and embarked on a string of shootings that stretched through
California shooting spree leaves 4 deadNewsOK.com
Four Are Dead After a String of Shootings in CaliforniaNew York Times
California carjacking spree leaves four dead, including gunmanNBCNews.com (blog)
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Four dead, including suspect, in series of Orange County shootings – Los Angeles Times


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Four dead, including suspect, in series of Orange County shootings
Los Angeles Times
At least four people were dead Tuesday morning after shootings in multiple locations in Orange County, authorities said. The first shooting was reported in Ladera Ranch, south of Mission Viejo, where the shooter is believed to have killed one person inside a
Gunman Kills 3 in Carjacking SpreeABC News
At least 3 dead in California shooting spreeUSA TODAY
Several dead in Southern California shooting spreeHuffington Post
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Venezuela leader’s return may boost pressure for new vote – Los Angeles Times


Globe and Mail

Venezuela leader's return may boost pressure for new vote
Los Angeles Times
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez's return to Venezuela after cancer treatment in Cuba answered questions about whether he was still alive and triggered impassioned rallies among his supporters. But continued concern for his health and
Chávez is home but what's next for Venezuela?MiamiHerald.com
Chavez announces his return to Venezuela; cancer treatment to continueCNN International
Chavez? future uncertain on return to VenezuelaAFP
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