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Obama's record budget: Tax the rich, help middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Promising to help America's middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would …

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Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

‘Timbuktu’ Review: Artful Cry Against Thug Theocracy

Jihadists impose Shariah law in a West African village, suppressing joy in the process.<p>Of the many astonishing passages in “Timbuktu,” the most memorable, and transcendent, is a soccer game played on a makeshift, sandy field near the Malian city of the title. At first glance it’s a cheerfully …

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