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The Internet IP warehouse is empty

The global warehouse for Internet addresses has run empty. The non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) doled out its last five batches of “IP” numbers that identify destinations for digital traffic. “A pool of more than four billion Internet addresses has been emptied this morning,” ICANN chief Rod Beckstrom said at a Miami press conference. “It is completely depleted. There are no more.” He brushed aside fears of modern life being devastated by an “IPocalypse,” saying Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) worldwide will be doling out remaining addresses to support a shift to a bountiful new “IPv6” format.
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Obama supporter a failure as ambassador

As a supporter of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Cynthia Stroum was a superstar whose financial backing of the campaign landed her a plum diplomatic posting in Europe. As America’s ambassador to Luxembourg, the wealthy Seattle-based businesswoman was a disaster. According to an internal State Department report released Thursday, less than a week after she quit, Stroum’s management of the U.S. Embassy in the tiny country was abysmal. The report says her tenure of about one year was fraught with personality conflicts, verbal abuse and questionable expenditures on travel, wine and liquor. Stroum’s case illustrates the pitfalls that presidents can face
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U.S. in talks over possible Mubarak departure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials said on Thursday they were discussing with Egyptians different scenarios for a transition of power, including one in which President Hosni Mubarak leaves office immediately. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/0vwCIdBKa64/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE71175920110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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U.S. in talks over possible Mubarak departure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials said on Thursday they were discussing with Egyptians different scenarios for a transition of power, including one in which President Hosni Mubarak leaves office immediately. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/0vwCIdBKa64/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE71175920110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Republican debt repayment bill "unworkable": Geithner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican plan to prioritize debt repayments if the United States breaches its $14.3 trillion borrowing limit is “unworkable”, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Thursday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/r7YjZfb6wF4/us-usa-debt-treasury-idUSTRE71307G20110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Republican debt repayment bill "unworkable": Geithner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican plan to prioritize debt repayments if the United States breaches its $14.3 trillion borrowing limit is “unworkable”, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Thursday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/r7YjZfb6wF4/us-usa-debt-treasury-idUSTRE71307G20110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Virginia to ask top court to review health law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Virginia said on Thursday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, bypassing the appeals process in a rarely used move to try to speed up a definitive ruling on the year-old law. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/USRDVFNrV5Q/us-usa-healthcare-appeal-idUSTRE7125IW20110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Barney Frank to run again in 2012

BOSTON (Reuters) – Democratic Representative Barney Frank announced on Thursday he will run for re-election in 2012, ending speculation that he might retire after the current Congressional term. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/5R47dIbZsgM/us-frank-idUSTRE71290120110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Lawmakers demand Mubarak transfer power in Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday to transfer power to an inclusive caretaker government in a draft resolution that demonstrates broad, unified American concern about Egypt. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/mrKNPTpral4/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE71175920110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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House Republicans seek $32 billion in spending cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives will seek $32 billion in spending cuts this year as part of an initial bid to shrink record budget deficits forecast to hit $1.5 trillion this year alone. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/yietP0ZPnkM/us-usa-congress-spending-idUSTRE7125Z420110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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