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For February 1, 2012 – Mitt Romney claims victory in Florida, Facebook readies for blockbuster IPO and Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell speak on 'X Factor' changes...
• Romney claims victory in Florida, picks up delegates and new momentum: "Mitt Romney headed west Wednesday to begin campaigning in Minnesota and Nevada after cementing his status as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination with a solid victory in Florida's bitterly contested primary. Romney had 46%, compared with 32% for Newt Gingrich, 13% for former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and 7% for Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, according to the Florida Department of State."
• Facebook readies for blockbuster IPO: "Facebook's long-awaited IPO filing is imminent, according to several news reports. The Wall Street Journal kicked off the hoopla on Friday, citing anonymous sources who said that Facebook may file for an initial public offering as early as this Wednesday. Facebook is seeking to raise up to $5 billion in its offering, they added."
• U.N. Security Council at standstill on Syria: "At least 56 people were killed across Syria Wednesday, opposition activists said, as diplomats at the United Nations prepare to debate once again how to respond to the mounting crisis in the country."
• Authorities: 'Soul Train' founder dead of gunshot wound: "Don Cornelius, the founder of the "Soul Train" television show, has been found dead in Los Angeles, Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said Wednesday. He was 75."
• Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell speak on 'X Factor' changes: "After a number of outlets whispered that Paula Abdul is parting ways with the "X Factor" after only one season, the judge/mentor is confirming the news herself. 'Yes, it's true; I won't be returning to 'The X Factor' next season.' Abdul says in a statement."