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Soldier at Ron Paul rally could face trouble

CBS News -
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, tries to quiet the crowd at his caucus night rally, Jan. 3, 2012, in Ankemy, Iowa.

Santorum Draws Boos Opposing Gay Marriage Before College Crowd

BusinessWeek -
By Julianna Goldman Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- By Rick Santorum's own admission, the Concord, New Hampshire, crowd he was addressing probably wasn't going to be receptive to his conservative view on social issues.

Romney's the target, but his GOP opponents keep attacking one another in NH

Washington Post -
LANCASTER, NH - All of the Republican presidential candidates not named Mitt Romney have been trying desperately to make the case that they can beat President Obama this fall, hoping to blunt Romney's electability argument that he is the only one in ...

Nikon Unveils Pro D4 Digital SLR

PC Magazine -
By Jim Fisher Nikon has unveiled its new full frame D-SLR, the 16.2-megapixel D4. The camera replaces the D3S in the company's D-SLR lineup, and improves upon its predecessor in many ways.

Cognitive Decline Begins in Mid-Life

MedPage Today -
By Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Explain that the cognitive decline associated with aging begins earlier than has been appreciated, with changes already evident in the fifth decade of life.

CES Preview: Google TV items on tap from Sony, Samsung, Vizio, LG

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Los Angeles Times -
Google is trying again with Google TV, and on Thursday it announced its partners for the television effort before hardware is unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week.

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Blasts Kill Scores of Shiites, Raising Sectarian Tensions

Wall Street Journal -
A police officer provides security at the site of a Baghdad bomb attack Thursday that killed at least 15 people. Dozens of Iraqis were killed Thursday in a series of attacks against mainly Shiite areas in Baghdad and southern Iraq, according to Iraqi ...

Mubarak's prosecutor demands death sentence

Xinhua -
BEIJING, Jan. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- The prosecution in the case against former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak has demanded the death sentence for him and other defendants, including his two sons and the former interior minister.

Deadly Attack on Church in Nigeria

Wall Street Journal -
By DREW HINSHAW Gunmen burst into a church in northeastern Nigeria Thursday, killing at least five and wounding 10, as a terrorist group's ultimatum ordering Christians to leave the overwhelmingly Muslim region ran out.

Oil Declines a Second Day on Increasing Crude Supplies, Europe

BusinessWeek -
By Ben Sharples and Ramsey Al-Rikabi Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Oil fell for a second day, trimming a weekly gain, as increasing US crude stockpiles and signs that Europe's sovereign debt crisis is worsening pointed to faltering demand for fuel.

Obama Puts His Stamp on Strategy for a Leaner Military

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - President Obama has for the first time put his own stamp on an all-encompassing American military policy by turning from the grinding ground wars that he inherited from the Bush administration and refocusing on what he described as a ...

For Casey Anthony, 'things are starting to look up,' she says

Los Angeles Times -
Casey Anthony, America's most infamous mother, has a new dog, a new computer and a new outlook on life - at least according to a private video diary she made last October that somehow made it online Thursday.

Anniversary of Giffords shooting in Arizona reopens wounds

By Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY TUCSON - One year ago this Sunday, a lone assassin walked up to US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside a suburban supermarket and shot her in the head, then continued blasting away at others who were waiting to see the ...

Stocks Finish Mixed Ahead of Friday's Job Report -
By Kaitlyn Kiernan 01/05/12 - 04:17 PM EST NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks managed to claw their way out of deep losses to finish mixed on Thursday as investors saw signs of hope in better-than-expected US jobs data ahead of the government's Friday ...

Barnes & Noble Seeks Next Chapter

Wall Street Journal -
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG And MARTIN PEERS Barnes & Noble Inc. is the latest old-school company to discover how costly it can be to try to reinvent itself for a digital future.

Europe woes weigh on global stocks

Reuters -
By Chikako Mogi | TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell and the euro hovered near a 16-month low against the dollar on Friday on worries that the euro zone debt crisis is crippling European banks, with players hoping US job data later in the day will ...

JAL Plans $13B IPO as Budget Carriers Loom

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Japan Air Plans IPO Japan Air Plans IPO Kimimasa Mayama/Bloomberg JAL had 600 billion yen of sales in the six months to Sept.

New Hampshire primary: Boston Globe backs Jon Huntsman

BBC News -
Struggling Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman has won the backing of a key newspaper just days ahead of the New Hampshire primary.

Gingrich tosses own salvos at Romney

By Jackie Kucinich, USA TODAY LANCASTER, NH - Former speaker Newt Gingrich made good on his pledge to hammer former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney at several campaign events he held in northwestern New Hampshire on Thursday, whether the voters ...

CNET Sprint ad accidentally reveals 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus

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by Roger Cheng January 5, 2012 2:53 PM PST Follow @RogerWCheng The Galaxy Nexus could be making its way to Sprint Nextel's upcoming 4G LTE network.

Apple said to threaten legal action over Steve Jobs doll

Register -
If you're a Jobsian fanboi jonesing for the recently announced Steve Jobs action figure, we have some bad news for you: Apple doesn't want you to have one.

Ballmer will be adieu to CES on Monday

The Seattle Times -
Will Steve Ballmer holler "Developers! Developers! Developers! " at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week?

False advertising: Sprint slows down data speeds for top 1 percent

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Don't listen to those Sprint ads that tout a “truly unlimited data” plan without throttling - they're just not true. The carrier actually slows down data speeds for the top 1 percent of its smartphone customers, CEO Dan Hesse admitted Thursday.

'Jersey Shore' Season 5 Premiere: TV Recap

Wall Street Journal (blog) -
By Josée Rose After spending part of New Year's Eve day watching the Jersey Shore marathon on MTV (and wondering why Sam and Ron didn't break up for good), I'm just about ready to welcome back our orange friends.

Project Runway All Stars Premiere: Who's Out Already?

E! Online -
If a bunch of designers compete on Project Runway but there's no Tim Gunn, are they really competing on Project Runway? If they're repeat visionaries back for more...then yes! Though not under Gunn's—or Heidi Klum's—watchful eye, 13 familiar faces ...

Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman Share Engagement Photo

People Magazine -
By Sarah Michaud With news that she's set to wed Will Kopelman breaking earlier Thursday, the star's rep confirms the news to PEOPLE and shares a sun-soaked engagement photo of the pair.

Kanye West floods Twitter with "train of thoughts"

Reuters -
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, JAN 5 - Rapper Kanye West had the Twitterverse buzzing on Thursday after posting a series of more than 80 tweets in a "train of thoughts" that left many fans and critics scratching their heads.

Patriots assistant Bill O'Brien poised to take Penn State job

By Erick Smith, USA TODAY Penn State is poised to hire New England offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien to succeed legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

NBA power rankings: Miami Heat-ing up

USA TODAY analyzes all 30 teams in our NBA power rankings. The rankings will be updated every other Thursday during the regular season.

World's first chimeric monkeys are born

Reuters -
Jan. 5 - Researchers in Oregon have produced the world's first chimeric monkeys. Unlike naturally-conceived animals whose individual cells contain the same genetic structure, the monkeys are composed of a mixture of cells containing different genomes.

World's thinnest wire a quantum leap forward

Sydney Morning Herald -
Sydney physicists have created the world's narrowest conducting wire - just four atoms wide and one atom tall. SYDNEY physicists have invented the world's narrowest silicon wire - 10000 times thinner than a human hair - with the same capacity to ...

Report due over breast implants

The Press Association -
The Government is expected to advise women affected by the PIP breast implant scandal whether they should have them removed. Around 40000 women in the UK have breast implants manufactured by the now-closed French company Poly Implant Prostheses.

Lower cutoff for lead poisoning raises awareness of how to protect kids from ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - If you've been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you're thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is.


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