White House releases new iPhone app
Just in time for the first anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration, the White House has released an iPhone app [download] stuffed with features chronicling the daily activities of his administration. The new app features content from the White House blog, which is updated regularly with the activities of the President and his team, the First Lady, Cabinet members, and others. The posts link back to WhiteHouse.gov via Safari, where users can leave comments (if the post is one that requests them), and see related information. The coolest part is the streaming video, users can watch everything from Michelle Obama and the First Dog Bo surprising visitors on White House tours this morning, to next week’s State of the Union address. (Continue Reading…)

Feds: Up to 200,000 Haitians expected to apply for TPS
Federal immigration officials are expecting up to 200,000 undocumented Haitian immigrants, including nearly 68,000 in South Florida, to apply for a new federal immigration program that would allow the migrants to legally remain and work in the United States for 18 months. The estimated number of potential applicants for Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is far larger than earlier predictions of about 30,000 Haitians nationwide, according to local immigrant organizations and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials. (Continue Reading…)

Williams sisters roll on in Australia
Serena Williams joined older sister Venus in the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday as the main contenders continued to move safely and swiftly through the draw. Serena had no problems defeating Czech Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-1 to remain on course to defend the title she won last year while Venus cruised to a 6-2 7-5 victory over Austria’s Sybille Bammer. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the 2008 champion, survived a shaky start to win while in-form Russian Nikolay Davydenko and Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt advanced in straight sets. (Continue Reading…)

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