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Five things we learned from Saturday's GOP debate

By the CNN Political Unit GOP candidates faced off Saturday in the first of two debates leading up to the New Hampshire primary on January 10.
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Tense Syria awaits outcome of Arab League meeting

By the CNN Wire Staff Anti-regime Syrians march in the funeral procession on January 6, 2012 of a man whom pro-reform activists said was killed the previous day in crossfire outside his home in Homs.

Huntsman, Out of Options, Bets It All on New Hampshire

New York Times -
NEWPORT, NH - Jon M. Huntsman Jr. was in jeopardy of arriving late to his own rally here the other night. But his wife's desperate need for caffeine forced them to stop for gas-station blend at the Bradford Market, where an admiring clerk added to ...

Giffords, Tucson Mark 1 Year Since Deadly Rampage

ABC News -
By AMANDA LEE MYERS AP Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other survivors of a deadly shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., are gathering to reflect and remember.

Brees powers high-octane Saints over Lions

CNN -'s Jim Trotter breaks down the New Orleans Saints' 45-28 win over the Detroit Lions. Drew Brees found Robert Meachem four times for 111 yards, including a back-breaking 56-yard touchdown in the third quarter that put the Saints up 38-21.

Beyonce and Jay-Z welcome a baby girl -
Sources tell E! News the child, reportedly named Blue Ivy, arrived via C-section Saturday Jay-Z and Beyonce became parents to a baby girl on Saturday night.

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Iran responds to US rescue of captured fishermen

Christian Science Monitor -
The Iranian foreign ministry thanked the United States for rescuing its sailors, but Iranian news outlets linked to the Revolutionary Guard called the move a publicity stunt.

Nigeria's descent into holy war -
A wave of terrorist violence across Nigeria has raised fears of an alliance between the Islamist Boko Haram movement and al-Qaeda's franchise in the Sahara.

NKorea footage shows Kim Jong Un driving tank

CBS News -
(AP) SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's new young leader navigated a tank and watched as jets tore through the skies in footage aired Sunday on state television, in the latest effort to show that he has the support of the powerful military.

Britons warned over Nairobi terror threat

BBC News -
The British government has warned UK tourists in Kenya to take extra care, amid fears that a terrorist attack in Nairobi is imminent.

Grandmother says family had nothing to do with toddler's disappearance

By Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt, CNN "Somebody came into my home and took my granddaughter who was sleeping," Phoebe DiPietro, grandmother of Ayla Reynolds, says.

Illinois law lets motorists salvage fur, food from roadkill

CASEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) - In six years of trapping, one thing has become apparent to Cody Champ: His pursuit of animal pelts isn't cheap, costing him $100 a week just for gas.

Labor Market Gains Traction

Wall Street Journal -
By JOSH MITCHELL And PATRICK O'CONNOR Employers stepped up hiring last month, pushing the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years and suggesting that the US recovery is gaining traction despite surging oil prices and European ...

Stocks end mostly lower despite upbeat jobs report

By Ben Rooney @CNNMoneyMarkets January 7, 2012: 8:02 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- US stocks ended mostly lower Friday as worries about Europe's debt crisis dampened enthusiasm over a better-than-expected report on US payrolls.

Truth Squad: Gingrich's claim that he was not eligible for the draft is true

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Rep. Ron Paul challenged Newt Gingrich on whether or not he asked for a deferment during the Vietnam War as the two participated in Saturday night's Rebublican candidates' debate in New Hampshire.

Hindus denounce ad attacking Huntsman's faith, values

By Moni Basu, CNN The vdeo shows Jon Huntsman with Asha Bharati, wearing the red tikka, a mark associated with the sacred in Hinduism.

Team Romney: Steph 'obsessed' with contraception -
MANCHESTER, NH -- Aides to Gov. Mitt Romney were left shaking their heads late Saturday night after a question directed to Romney by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on the issue of contraception.

Billionaire Gives $5 Million To Pro-Gingrich Group

by AP MANCHESTER, NH (AP) - A Las Vegas billionaire has contributed $5 million to an independent group backing Newt Gingrich, breathing new life into the former House Speaker's struggling campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and casting renewed ...

'4K' TVs to shine at electronics show

Tucson Citizen -
by USA Today Feed on Jan. 07, 2012, under USA Today News At the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the gadget menagerie that returns to Las Vegas next week, it's the elephants that get the most attention.

The Critics Rave ... for Microsoft?

New York Times -
REDMOND, Wash. “GORGEOUS,” raves The Huffington Post. “Best-looking smartphone operating system in the industry,” gushes Slate.

Microsoft Patents Bad Neighborhood Detection

InformationWeek -
With the grant of their US Patent #8090532 Microsoft may be attempting to corner the market on GPS systems for use by pedestrians, or they may have opened a fertile ground for discrimination lawsuits.

Israel vows to retaliate after credit cards are hacked

BBC News -
Israel has said it will respond to cyber-attacks in the same way it responds to violent "terrorist" acts after the credit card details of thousands of its citizens were published online.

'Jersey Shore' Girls Dish On 'The Unit' -
By Christina Garibaldi (@ChristinaGrbldi) In the season five premiere, "Jersey Shore" picks up right where it left off, bringing nothing but drama.

Texans rout bungling Bengals

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The Houston Texans turned to their young players, then to their stars to win the first play-off appearance in franchise history, a 31-10 rout of the bungling Cincinnati Bengals.

Rutgers spoils Calhoun's return to No. 8 UConn

PISCATAWAY, NJ (AP) - Freshman Eli Carter continued his scoring streak with 19 points and Rutgers beat a top 10 team for the second time this season, defeating No.

Stricker struts his stuff

The Boston Globe -
AP Jonathan Byrd has looked the part of a defending champ at the PGA's opening event. Steve Stricker, considered the best putter on the PGA Tour, felt as though he couldn't miss yesterday.

New York 103, Detroit Pistons 80: Lawrence Frank faults decision-making in ...

Detroit Free Press -
By Perry A. Farrell Detroit Pistons power forward Jason Maxiell goes up against New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire during the Knicks 103-80 victory over the Pistons at the Palace on Saturday night.

Jorge Posada to retire from baseball

New York Daily News -
Posada catches David Wells' (c.) perfect game in 1998 and is saluted at City Hall by former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani. New York Yankees pitcher David Wells, right, is congratulated by catcher Jorge Posada after Wells threw a complete-game shutout against ...

Russia's Phobos-Grunt probe heads for fiery finale

By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY Named after the bellicose god of war, Mars has claimed many a victim, and the latest one, a Russian space probe, looks likely to tumble to Earth very soon.

First Kepler SETI Signals ID'd: No Aliens

PC Magazine -
By David Murphy Here's the good news: You can turn off the loop of the song from Close Encounters of the Third Kind that you've been playing for the past hour and a half.

Audio: Stephen Hawking's Best Quotes

Wired News -
By Adam Mann It would be hard to find a geek who doesn't recognize the world-famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who turns 70 today, or his equally famous voice.

World's smallest wire may usher in age of quantum computers

The State Column -
Scientists at the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, have announced the creation of a nanoscale wire that conducts electricity.

The breast implant scandal strips away the glossy euphemisms of cosmetic surgery -
Living the dream? Katie Price (aka Jordan) is a poster girl for 'enhanced femininity' Photo: GETTY By Jenny McCartney Say what you like about PIP, the disgraced French company at the heart of the implants scandal: they might have had a serious problem ...

Argentina's Fernandez sent home, never had cancer

Times of India -
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez never had cancer despite being diagnosed with the disease last month and having her thyroid gland removed on January 4, her spokesman said.


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