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'Fiscal cliff' plan clears House with GOP divided

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to roll back income tax increases on the vast majority of Americans, finalizing a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff after weeks of gridlock.
The cliff deal that almost wasn't
Area Republicans in House back deal - by Jonathan Tamari
The Associated Press
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Kim Jong Un calls to end strife between Koreas

Los Angeles Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
In an unusual televised address for the new year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called to defuse tensions with South Korea and boost the economy of his impoverished nation.
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Polar bear plunge in Port Angeles draws hundreds

Peninsula Daily - ‎39 minutes ago‎
PORT ANGELES - The water was cold, but the air was colder at Tuesday's Port Angeles Polar Bear Plunge, where near-glassy water and a clean beach created “the best conditions we have ever seen,” said several plunge participants.
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Officials say no sign drilling ship Kulluk, grounded off Alaska island, leaking fluids

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
ANCHORAGE, Alaska Crews aboard two aircraft flew over an oil drilling ship Tuesday that went aground in a severe Alaska storm and saw no sign that the vessel was leaking fuel or that its hull had been breached.
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Boot up: Apple app pirates, the lost web, Berners-Lee on link myths, and more

The Guardian (blog)
2 hours ago
Written by
Charles Arthur
A quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team. New services bypass Apple DRM to allow pirated iOS app installs without jailbreaking on iPhone, iPad >> The Next Web.
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Cote d'Ivoire declares 3-day national mourning for tragedy

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
ABIDJAN, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Cote d'Ivoire authorities have declared a three-day national mourning period following a stampede that left at least 61 people dead, an official statement that was read on national television on Tuesday indicated.
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Recovering Chavez aware of 'complex' condition

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is conscious and fully aware of his "complex" medical condition three weeks after surgery to remove cancer, according to his hand-picked successor.
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West Bank clashes erupt as undercover IDF unit arrests wanted Palestinian

Haaretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Palestinian residents of Tamoun say security personnel disguised as vegetable vendor made the arrest, report 30 people injured due to live fire; IDF does not regard the riot as anything irregular.
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Survivors describe moments before bus crash

Vancouver Sun - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Vancouver student Jaemin Seo was awakened by screaming as the tour bus he was travelling in broke through a barrier and plunged down a snowy embankment.
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Ten states raise minimum wage, rates up 10 to 35 cents/hour

Reuters - ‎10 hours ago‎
By Tim Gaynor. PHOENIX | Tue Jan 1, 2013 5:13pm EST. PHOENIX (Reuters) - Ten states kicked off the new year with a minimum wage rise of between 10 and 35 cents, modestly boosting the incomes of nearly 1 million low-paid workers.
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Cliff deal spurs global risk rally

Financial Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Wednesday 08:15 GMT. European equities took heart from the last-gasp deal in Washington which kept the US economy away from the edge of the fiscal cliff.
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Dollar, yen drop sharply on fiscal-cliff deal

MarketWatch - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) - The dollar and Japanese yen fell sharply as the euro rallied early Wednesday after the House of Representatives passed a bill to undo much of the fiscal cliff threatening the U.S.
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European Stocks Rise, Dollar Drops on US Budget Bill

Businessweek - ‎38 minutes ago‎
European stocks advanced, extending last year's 13 percent global rally, metals and oil gained while the dollar and Japanese yen weakened after U.S.
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Macau gambling revenue hits record $38 bn in 2012

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
HONG KONG - Macau's gambling revenue jumped 13.5 percent to a record $38 billion in 2012, official figures showed Wednesday, despite the pace of growth in the world's largest gaming hub slowing from a year earlier.
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Spain manufacturing shrinks for 20th month: PMI

Economic Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
MADRID: Spanish manufacturing activity shrank for the 20th straight month in December, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the struggling economy remained in a deep slump at the end of the year.
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iPad 2013: Mini on the rise

CNET - ‎8 hours ago‎
The iPad Mini is a first-gen Apple product. So speculation about Act 2 will be rampant in 2013. Brooke Crothers. by Brooke Crothers.
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Intel's Push Into Web TV Hits Delays

Wall Street Journal
8 hours ago
Written by
Don Clark
Intel Corp.'s effort to develop an Internet-based TV service and associated hardware is taking longer than expected, people familiar with the company's plans say, in part due to delays in reaching content agreements with media companies.
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Kim Kardashian on pregnancy with Kanye West's baby: 'It's not as easy as ...

New York Daily News - ‎12 hours ago‎
She doesn't have morning sickness, but Kim Kardashian says it's a stretch to call her pregnancy pleasant. “I wouldn't say that it's been easy," the reality TV star told “Entertainment Tonight” at a New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas Monday night.
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Paparazzo killed trying to photogragh Justin Bieber's Ferrari

CNN - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Los Angeles (CNN) -- The paparazzi has had nasty run-ins with pop star Justin Bieber, including a high-speed chase in July that prompted a city councilman to predict that such an encounter could end tragically.
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NBA results, Jan. 1

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Danilo Gallinari led six Nuggets players in double figures with 17 points and Denver stopped the Los Angeles Clippers' franchise-record 17-game winning streak with a 92-78 victory on Tuesday night.
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Amar'e debut doesn't answer questions - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK. Perhaps still reeling from the hangover of Monday night's New Year's Eve celebration, the crowd at Madison Square Garden felt as listless and hollow as it had all season for most of the New York Knicks' 105-100 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers ...
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NHL offers counterproposal to players' union

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
All was not quiet on New Year's Day. The NHL and the players' association continued to negotiate in New York, inching toward the lockout's finish line in what has been almost painstaking fashion.
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Look to Mars for a New Year's Greeting Tonight

PC Magazine
Dec 31, 2012
Written by
Damon Poeter
New Year's revelers in Times Square can look forward to a dispatch from Mars when the ball drops to usher in 2013, according to a tweet from NASA's Curiosity rover team.
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Why being overweight could be a lifesaver - ‎1 hour ago‎
People who pile on the pounds are less likely to die early than their slender peers, the study found. Researchers said one reason could be that fatter people were more likely to visit the doctor than healthier looking individuals.
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Clinton receiving blood thinners to dissolve clot

Mohave Valley News - ‎54 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to recover in a New York hospital where she's being treated for a blood clot in her head.
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Letter: Taxes and Affordable Care Act will affect us all

Today's Sunbeam - - ‎47 minutes ago‎
To the Editor: Since the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this past June, each state, business owner and every American citizen has been trying to understand the actual application and implications of the new ...

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