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  • Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, seldom-used rookie James Starks ran for 123 yards and the Packers beat Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles 21-16 in an NFC wild-card game Sunday.

    Packers End Michael Vick's Amazing Season

  • Take one room at a time and add up the cost of these unused or seldom-used items.

    Lighten Up

  • The handcrafted crystal wineglass, long a seldom-used, fragile luxury, is becoming user-friendly—even buyer-friendly—as people look for practical ways to enjoy the good life.

    A Toast to Change as Crystal Goes Practical

  • TOKYO—This week's borrowing from a seldom-used credit line provided by the Bank of Japan has raised questions about whether a looming shortage of dollars could again be hitting the global money markets.

    Surprise BOJ Dollar Lending Spurs Concern

  • Sprint Nextel Corp. this week tripled the number of smartphones it offers with a seldom-used technology for tap-and-go payments, as the carrier and its rivals try to convince a reluctant public to make mobile payments mainstream.

    Pushing Mobile Payments

  • The remaining fans in the stands screamed, "Scal-A-Bri-Ne!" for Brian Scalabrine, the seldom-used red-headed forward who was also a cult hero in his previous stop in Boston.

    Wizards take more lumps, back down against Bulls

  • The Wizards utilized a seldom-used clause in the collective bargaining agreement that allows teams below the salary cap to restructure existing deals.

    Wizards sign Andray Blatche to contract extension, pick up fourth-year option on JaVale McGee

  • The floor of the pantry can be used to store larger or seldom-used items.

    Hints From Heloise

  • A seldom-used test for criminal insanity that labels the person insane if he could not control his actions when committing the crime, even though he knew his actions were wrong.

    Define That Term #207

  • With upwards of “40 cloture votes since the start of the 111th Congress in January, this Senate is on pace to record the second-largest number of filibuster roll calls,” transforming what was intended to be a seldom-used procedural tactic into an all-out tool for obstructionism.

    Think Progress » New poll finds more Americans in favor of eliminating the filibuster.

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