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10:27 AM, February 29th, 2012

Frontpage: Wednesday, Feb. 29th 

  1. North Korea Suspends Nuclear PlansAfter years of strained relations, the United States announced Wednesday that North Korea has agreed to place a moratorium on its nuclear ambitions, suspending uranium-enrichment programs and ceasing tests of long-range and nuclear missiles. 
  2. Romney Sweeps Arizona & Michigan: Does Mitt have his mojo back? Romney took home two important states in last night’s primaries, winning his boyhood home of Michigan by about 3 points (a small margin, but “enough,” he said) and scooping up Arizona.
  3. Murdoch Son Quits News Corp. Post: James Murdoch is giving up his position as executive chairman at News International, the newspaper arm of father Rupert’s media empire.
  4. Ohio Shooting 911 Tapes ReleasedOfficials in Chardon, Ohio, the site of a school shooting Monday that left three students dead and two wounded, released 911 tapes Tuesday night that recorded the panicked appeals for help of the students and staff inside Chardon High School.
  5. Hillary: Assad Could Be War CriminalWhile delegates at a United Nations meeting on Tuesday were told that more than 7,500 people have died in Syria since the uprising began in the country 11 months ago, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton told a Senate subcommittee that President Bashar al-Assad fits the definition of a war criminal.

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Photo: An activist of the opposition holds flowers as she sits in the police bus after a rally in Moscow. (Kirill Kudrayvtsev, AFP / Getty Images)

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4:15 PM, February 28th, 2012

newsweek:

In which your tumblr talks about social media’s role in gathering information around today’s tragic shooting at Ohio’s Chardon High School.

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11:51 AM, February 28th, 2012

Frontpage: Tuesday, Feb 28th

  1. Ohio Shooting Victim Brain DeadA 17-year-old student has been pronounced brain dead one day after the high-school shooting that killed another 16-year-old and left three others wounded.
  2. Santorum Leads in Michigan PollRick Santorum may have gained some momentum in Michigan over the last week, but will it last? The latest data from Public Policy Polling indicates that Santorum holds a small lead over Mitt Romney—38 percent of Michigan residents polled favor Santorum and 37 percent say they like Mitt.
  3. U.N. Council Denounces Syria: The United Nations Human Rights Council is meeting Tuesday to issue its fourth condemnation of Syria and the regime of Bashar al-Assad. 
  4. Casino Mogul Gives More to Gingrich: Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire who already gave the former House speaker’s super PAC two $5 million donations, has anted up again, according to the Associated Press. 
  5. Stalled Cruise Ship Towed to SafetyAnother cruise nightmare: an Italian ship with more than 1,000 passengers and crew is being towed to safety by a French fishing vessel after a generator fire caused the luxury cruiser to lose power. 

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Photo: A Japanese Quince flower at the Central Park Conservatory Garden in New York City, shows the effect of the Northeast’s mild winter. (Stan Honda, AFP / Getty Images)

2:48 PM, February 27th, 2012
They’re two of the greatest leaders in our school, and didn’t surprise me that they’d be the ones to react under pressure.
1:35 PM, February 27th, 2012

newsweek:

We gathered some tweets from students at Chardon High School, scene of a school shooting that left one dead and four injured earlier this morning.

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