Gates in Afghanistan Sees ‘Some Very Hard Days Ahead’

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the offensive that began last month is encouraging, but he stopped short of saying the success in Marjah suggests that the war is at a turning point.

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Hundred of Bags Reportedly Went Unscanned at Airport

Denver Airport Manager of Aviation Kim Day told KMGH-TV in Denver that the incident involved “a couple thousands of bags over a couple of days.” The breach was first reported by the station.

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Obama Sells Public His Plan

With the fate of his health care proposal uncertain, the president will try to persuade a weary public to back him
GOP Leader: Elections ‘Referendum’ on Health Bill
‘Trust’ Gap Between Dems Hurting Health Push
Sebelius: Bid for GOP Support Hampered Health Care

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Schools’ New Math: the Four-Day Week

A small but growing number of school districts across the country are moving to a four-day week, in a shift they hope will help close gaping budget holes and stave off teacher layoffs, but that critics fear could hurt students’ education.

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Iron Man 2 Trailer Hits YouTube

It’s here: the biggest action movie for gadget geeks, Iron Man, returns with a sequel, and you can see just how high-tech it’ll all be in the Iron Man 2 trailer, now available on YouTube.

Besides a long-haired, electric whip-wielding Mickey Rourke, the movie features more iron man suits than you could ever desire, and you get to see most of them ripped apart to shreds. Yes, this thing is destined for success. Check out the trailer below.

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Tumblr Hits Major Milestones, Plans to Start Generating Revenue

Tumblr, one of the simplest blogging platforms around, is doing really well. Situated between WordPress, which requires a bit more effort to create and organize content, and Twitter, which requires almost no effort but also doesn’t offer many features, Tumblr is the perfect tool for users who want to have a blog with photos, videos, and other content embedded, but simply hasn’t got the time or the will to struggle with a complex blogging platform.

How is this working out for them? Well, according to the neat infographic which they’ve sent us (see below), their traffic and user base is growing fast, and they’ve recently hit some major milestones.

Compared to Twitter, Tumblr is still a small dot on the radar, but it’s definitely growing fast enough to make an impact. The Tumblr team isn’t slacking on the features, either; they recently added the option to add static pages to your blog, as well as dead simple, direct video uploads.

Last but not least, Tumblr plans to launch two revenue generating features next month. Details are scarce (all we know is they’ll be powered by the widget, pictured below, but with constant talk of Twitter’s revenue generating plans (which are still completely open to interpretation), it’ll be interesting to see how Tumblr plans to tackle the issue. Its success (or lack thereof) might pave the way for microblogging networks (although Tumblr arguably stands in the middle, between blogging and microblogging), an area traditionally devoid of revenue.

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Asia-Pacific women lack economic power, rights – U.N.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Women in the Asia-Pacific region have little economic and political power, impacting economic growth prospects of developing nations, the United Nations said in a report released on Monday. According to the U.N. Asia-Pacific Human Development Report to mark International Women’s Day, the region ranks near the worst in the world on issues such as protecting women from violence or…

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Too Tired for Sex? You’re Not Alone

African-Americans and Hispanics are 10 times more likely to report having sex about every night than Asians, who seem to get the best sleep, according to a new poll by the National Sleep Foundation.

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