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10:01 pm
Sun February 12, 2012

Hopes, Fears Surround China's Transition Of Power

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (right) and Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (center) chat with Li Changchun of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee after the party's 90th anniversary celebration in Beijing in July. Xi and Li Keqiang, members of a new generation of Chinese leaders, are expected to nab the top spots in an upcoming transition of power.
Feng Li Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 22, 2012 5:27 pm

First of three parts

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, is due to arrive in the U.S. shortly, providing the first glimpse of the next generation to lead the world's second-largest economy. This once-in-a-decade transition of power, which begins this fall, is rife with unpredictability, particularly as an unfolding political scandal grips China.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:01 pm
Sun February 12, 2012

Health Care In Massachusetts: 'Abject Failure' Or Work In Progress?

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 6:28 am

Voters are hearing a lot about health care this year. Republicans want to make the 2012 elections a referendum on the health care law that President Obama signed two years ago.

That law was largely based on one that then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed into law nearly six years ago in Massachusetts.

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Politics
10:01 pm
Sun February 12, 2012

Obama's Budget: Political Tool Or Spending Plan?

Copies of of President Obama's fiscal 2013 federal budget are readied for shipment Thursday at the Government Printing Office in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 9:57 am

Deficit reduction takes a back seat to job growth in the federal budget President Obama will unveil Monday. The spending plan forecasts more red ink in the current fiscal year than in 2011. Under the president's plan, budget deficits wouldn't reach a sustainable level until 2018.

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Music
8:25 pm
Sun February 12, 2012

Music Superstar Whitney Houston Dies

Whitney Houston performs at Mediolanum Forum in 2010 in Milan, Italy. The Beverly Hills police said Saturday that the singer has died. She was 48.
Vittorio Zunino Celotto Getty Images

Originally published on Sat February 11, 2012 6:28 pm

Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.

The Beverly Hills Police Department say Houston was found dead Saturday afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The cause of death has not been reported. Her body remained in the hotel and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.

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Remembrances
8:24 pm
Sun February 12, 2012

Photos: Whitney Houston's Brightly Burning Stardom

Whitney Houston performs in Germany in 2009. The singer died Saturday, leaving behind a superstar career riddled with achievements.
Joerg Koch AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:02 am

After years of struggling with addiction and a troubled marriage, singer Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel on Saturday. The pop diva's superstar career is riddled with achievements, including Grammy Awards, record sales and seven consecutive No. 1 singles.

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