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House Republicans aim to repeal Obama healthcare law

Reuters - Jim Young, Thomas Ferraro - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama signs the health insurance reform bill in the East Room at the White House in Washington, March 23, 2010. By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives plan to pass a bill next week to ...
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Taking state's reins for 3rd time

Los Angeles Times - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Jerry Brown had been in the governor's office less than a day, but already the Capitol felt completely different. Gone were the over-the-top media events, the throngs of CHP bodyguards, the legions of highly paid advisors spinning the chief executive's ...
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Stanford captures Orange Bowl with 40-12 thumping of Virginia Tech

San Jose Mercury News - Jon Wilner - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Stanford's Zach Ertz, left, cele brates his touchdown with Coby Fleener in the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Monday, January 3, 2011. - USA Today - FanHouse - Palm Beach Post

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Australia flood death toll rises; rains cause more havoc

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Floodwaters cut off towns and submerge buildings in Queensland state. Forecasters say more rain is on the way. Police rescue German tourists near the northern town of Jabiru after their car became stuck going through crocodile-infested waters.

New Lead Actress Named for Broadway's 'Spider-Man'

Hollywood Reporter - Lindsay Powers - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Natalie Mendoza, who played spider villainess Arachne, dropped out of the show after sustaining a concussion. TV Carpio will replace Natalie Mendoza as villainess Arachne in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, producer Michael Cohl has announced.

Favre and Jets Are Hit With Lawsuit

New York Times - Greg Bishop - ‎1 hour ago‎
Allegations of misbehavior by Brett Favre while he played for the Jets in 2008 did not end with the $50000 that the NFL fined him last week for not cooperating with its investigation.

US Willing to Help Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Make 'Dignified Exit'

Voice of America - Suzanne Presto - ‎5 hours ago‎
Kenya's PM Raila Odinga (l) walks with Gilbert Ake, named Prime Minister in the cabinet of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo, after arriving at the Felix Houphouet Boigny international airport in Abidjan, 03 Jan 2011.

New test under development could find single cancer cell in blood

CNN - Jennifer Bixler - ‎8 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff You are likely to find just one circulating tumor cell in 5 to 10 billion blood cells, Dr. Mehmet Toner said.

Google Android Newsstand to Rival Apple iTunes Store

eWeek - Clint Boulton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google is allegedly mulling a periodical publication push for Android smartphones and tablets to challenge Apple's iTunes store for its iPad magazine and newspaper apps.

Early supporter of Vietnam Memorial found dead in Delaware landfill

Washington Post - Paul Duggan - ‎4 hours ago‎
A former Army officer and longtime government and business consultant who played a key role 30 years ago in erecting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was found dead in a Delaware landfill Friday in what police said was a homicide.

Canada's Coptic Christians ask for protection in wake of Egypt bombing

Globe and Mail - Colin Freeze - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Coptic Christians in Canada are imploring police to step up security at churches during this week's orthodox Christmas celebrations, as they brace for any copycat violence after last weekend's suicide bombing in Egypt.

For Arkansas Blackbirds, the New Year Never Came

New York Times - Campbell Robertson - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Times Square had the ball drop, and Brasstown, NC, had its descending possum. But no place had a New Year's Eve as unusual, or freakishly disturbing, as Beebe, Ark.

CES Notebook

Wall Street Journal - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Toshiba Corp. is joining the tablet PC onslaught at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Unlike some of its competitors, however, what it is simply calling the Toshiba Tablet won't be sold in conjunction with a wireless carrier, ...

Bank of America settles loan dispute with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Washington Post - David S. Hilzenrath - ‎5 hours ago‎
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the financial giants whose failed mortgage investments made them wards of the government, have accepted $2.8 billion from Bank of America to largely put to rest claims that the bank sold them faulty ...

1M tuned in to Oprah's new network

New York Post - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The new Oprah Winfrey Net work got off to a fast start over the weekend, averaging slightly more than 1 million viewers on its first two nights.

Airfare website disputes spread

USA Today - Charisse Jones - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Ted S. Warren, AP By Charisse Jones, USA TODAY Expedia, the world's largest online travel company, will no longer list American Airlines flights on its website, lobbing the latest volley in a battle between the airline and some Web-based travel ...

Jonathan Toews lifts Blackhawks over Kings to end 3-game skid

USA Today - Danny Moloshok - ‎28 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Toews (FSY) scored the winning goal off his own skate at 14:33 of the third period, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night to end a three-game skid.

Nikkei hits 7-½ mth high, weaker yen helps

Reuters - Ayai Tomisawa, Antoni Slodkowski - ‎20 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average climbed to a 7-½ month high in its first day of trading for the year, helped by strong global manufacturing data that has lifted equities worldwide and boosted ...

Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All

BusinessWeek - Amanda Gardner - ‎4 hours ago‎
MONDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- In addition to reducing the risk of cancer on the left side of the colon, new research indicates that colonoscopies may also reduce cancer risk on the right side.

Sonnen pleads guilty to federal charge

ESPN - ‎54 minutes ago‎
UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of money laundering stemming from his work as a real estate agent in 2006.

Pakistani president vows support for embattled PM

Reuters - Fabrizio Bensch - ‎5 hours ago‎
Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani addresses a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin, December 1, 2009. By Kamran Haider and Augustine Anthony ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari expressed full confidence on Monday ...

Frazier gets Vikes' job after 6-game audition

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Minnesota Vikings new head football coach Leslie Frazier addresses the media Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 in Eden Prairie, Minn., after he was announced as coach of the NFL team.

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