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The Washington Post (WP) Today's Headlines - February 28, 2015: Top Stories | Politics | Opinions.

The morning's most important stories, selected by Post editors and staff   •   Sat., Feb. 28, 2015 TOP STORIES Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown with one-week extension Congress managed at the last minute  on Friday  night to avert a partial shuttering of the Department of Homeland Security, passing a one-week funding measure for the agency. President Obama signed it shortly before the midnight  deadline.   Read full article » Putin critic, Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow MOSCOW — Boris Nemtsov, a towering figure in Russian post-Soviet politics and a biting critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down steps from the Kremlin early  Saturday , authorities said. The drive-by shooting had the potential to open a violent new chapter in Russian political life.   Read full article » GOP states revisit Obamacare as Supreme Court weighs subsidies Officials in several Republican states that balked at participating in President Obama

NYT Today's Headlines - February 28, 2015> Top News | Editors' Picks | Today's Videos | World | U.S.| Politics | Business | Technology | Sports.

Today's Headlines Saturday, February 28, 2015 Top News House Passes One-Week Funding Extension for Homeland Security By ASHLEY PARKER The agreement was reached after a setback for Speaker John A. Boehner and his team earlier Friday, when the House voted against their original plan to extend funding for the department for three weeks.   New Party in Charge, Same Challenges Boris Nemtsov, Putin Foe, Is Shot Dead in Shadow of Kremlin By ANDREW E. KRAMER Mr. Nemtsov, a former first deputy prime minister of Russia, was killed in central Moscow in the highest-profile assassination in Russia during the tenure of President Vladimir V. Putin. Online, American Helps Fuel Attacks in Egypt By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Shahid King Bolsen has used social media to encourage frustrated protesters to attack the corporate interests of the Egyptian Army. For more top news, go to  NYTimes.com »

The Telegraph Front Page - February 28, 2015: Jihadi John hated Britain and was 'al ways ready for war.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 Front page NEWS Jihadi John hated Britain and was 'always ready for war'   Two medics who met Mohammed Emwazi said he often visited his friends in hospital and brought them sweets and ice cream in a shopping bag -  Read more » Did Jihadi John slip out of UK with fanatic rapper? -  Read more » Leading Putin critic gunned down outside Kremlin -  Read more » Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy dies aged 83 -  Read more » Sir Cliff Richard: Lawyers hit out at MP's disclosures -  Read more »

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - February 27, 2015: 2 Articles: China is about to overthrow London in gold trading, Maguire tells KWN | Maguire discusses wild leverage in metals, says London fixes soon will be obsolete

China is about to overthrow London in gold trading, Maguire tells KWN Submitted by cpowell on Friday, February 27, 2015.    Friday, February 27, 2015 The King World News Internet site seems to have returned to operation with an interview with London metals trader Andrew Maguire. Having inserted its government-owned banks into the new London gold price fixing system, China will overthrow the London bullion banks with a new gold exchange that cuts the banks out of any privileged position in the market, Maguire says. He predicts that as the London market loses pricing power, the bullion banks operating there no longer will be able to deliver real metal and will be forced to settle contracts in cash. An excerpt from Maguire's interview is posted at the KWN blog here: http://kingworldnews.com/ andrew-maguire-lbma-paper- ponzi-crushed-gold-si.. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Maguire discusses wild lev

DealBook P.M. Edition - February 27, 2015: Top Story: Robert Benmosche, Ex-MetLife Chief Who Rescued .

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 TOP STORY Robert Benmosche, Ex-MetLife Chief Who Rescued A.I.G., Dies at 70   Mr. Benmosche came out of retirement in 2009 to turn around the company, the worst casualty of the global financial crisis, which the American taxpayers spent $182 billion to bail out. NYT » DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS In Europe, Bond Yields and Interest Rates Go Through the Looking Glass   Policy makers are taking drastic measures to revive the economy, resulting in financial transactions that seem upside-down. NYT » Street Scene: Instead of Wall St. Prosecutions, Holder Delivers a Deadline   The attorney general has put a short clock on any new prosecutions involving mortgage-backed securities in the years before the financial crisis. NYT » Life@Work: The Rhythm of Great Performance   One productivity tip: Focus in the most absorbed way possible when you are working and then take a break at least every 90 minutes. NYT » Lloyds Banking

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on February 27, 2015.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Biggest Gainers Closing Biggest Gainers 4:31 pm ET 02/27/2015 NYSE ISSUE VOLUME PRICE CHG % CHG Xinyuan Real Estate ADS (XIN) 1,645,682 $3.06 0.55 21.91 Tetra Technologies (TTI) 4,820,904 5.97 0.99 19.88 DigitalGlobe (DGI) 4,107,283 33.25 4.80 16.87 Amira Nature Foods (ANFI) 877,716 10.36 1.38 15.37 Kindred Healthcare (KND) 5,573,808 21.22 2.35 12.45 BrasilAgro-Companhia Brasileira de Propriedades Agricolas ADS (LND) 23,619 3.20 0.34 11.89 Comfort Systems USA (FIX) 454,614 18.70 1.82 10.78 NeoPhotonics (NPTN) 230,805 3.68 0.33 9.85 Infoblox (BLOX) 3,710,614 23.25 2.02 9.51 Atlantic Power (AT) 1,899,936 2.90 0.25 9.43 Pacific Drilling (PACD) 1,253,406 3.64 0.31 9.31 Semgroup Cl A (SEMG) 1,420,192 77.31 6.23 8.76 Rose Rock Midstream (RRMS) 202,222 46.38 3.71 8.69 RCS Capital (RCAP) 1,001,102 11.40 0.82 7.75 MasTec (MTZ) 2,265,478 22.07 1.54 7.50 Sprint (S) 36,462,629 5.12 0.35 7.34 Westmoreland Resource Partners (WMLP) 5,596 11.47