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Choice to Lead CIA Faces a Changed Agency

New York Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama's nomination on Monday of John O. Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency puts one of his closest and most powerful aides in charge of an agency that has been transformed by more than a decade of secret ...
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Tearful NY judge gives Calif. serial killer prison sentence for deaths of 2 women ...

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - A California serial killer who left a trail of brutalized women's bodies in his wake was sentenced Monday in New York to an additional 25 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering two young women here in the 1970s.
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Police Testify on Aurora Arrest

Wall Street Journal - ‎56 minutes ago‎
CENTENNIAL, Colo.—The police officers who apprehended the suspect in a murder spree at a Colorado cinema last summer testified Monday that he was eerily calm and emotionally detached as he stood outside the theater clad in full-body armor, chaos ...
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Protest Grows Over Censoring of China Paper

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING - Hundreds of people gathered outside the headquarters of a newspaper company in southern China on Monday, intensifying a battle over media censorship that poses a test of the willingness of China's new leadership to tolerate calls for change.
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Fresh fires rage, PM urges Australians to be safe

Reuters - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By Rob Taylor. CANBERRA | Mon Jan 7, 2013 9:58pm EST. CANBERRA (Reuters) - New wildfires flared across Australia on Tuesday as temperatures soared to near record levels, fanned by hot outback winds, and as Prime Minister Julia Gillard warned the ...
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Hall of Fame track coach resigns after admitting affair with athlete

CNN - ‎Jan 6, 2013‎
(CNN) -- Hall of Fame women's track and field coach Bev Kearney, whose story of recovery from a paralyzing auto accident inspired people around the country, has resigned due to an "intimate consensual relationship" with a University of Texas athlete in ...
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In Deal, Bank of America Extends Retreat From Mortgages

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bank of America is continuing a large-scale retreat from its costly expansion into the home mortgage market, a shift that concentrates more power in the hands of its biggest rivals and leaves fewer options for some home buyers.
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How foreclosure settlement affects borrowers

USA TODAY - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Many details of the $8.5 billion mortgage foreclosure settlement that federal banking regulators announced Monday have not been finalized yet.
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Lampert to take over as Sears chief quits

Financial Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Eddie Lampert, the hedge fund manager who chairs and controls Sears Holdings, is to become chief executive of the embattled US department store after the sudden departure of its current head.
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Nvidia Plans to Sell Its Own Device for Games

Wall Street Journal
5 hours ago
Written by
Don Clark
LAS VEGAS—Nvidia Corp., a well-known seller of components for videogame hardware, plans to change its strategy by marketing a gaming gadget of its own directly to consumers.
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Four ways to compete against Google in the wake of the FTC ruling

PCWorld (blog)
10 hours ago
Written by
Tony Bradley
The Federal Trade Commission has spent the past year investigating allegations that Google abused its power as the dominant search engine to block smaller rivals and promote its own sites and services.
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Will Justin Bieber Suffer Any Consequences For Pot Smoking Pictures?

Cinema Blend
32 minutes ago
Written by
Mack Rawden
Just hours after pictures emerged of the pop star holding a big fat joint, Justin Bieber delayed his concert on Saturday so he could spend time with a seven-year-old girl who was forced to sell her tickets to the gig when her leukemia reemerged.
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'Cougar Town,' canceled by ABC, hopes to be the toast of TBS

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎8 minutes ago‎
The “Cougar Town” cast - Ian Gomez (from left), Christa Miller, Josh Hopkins, Courteney Cox, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd and Brian Van Holt - toast their new home on TBS.
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"Downton Abbey" sets PBS record with 7.9 million viewers

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES | Mon Jan 7, 2013 5:25pm EST. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British period drama "Downton Abbey" scored rave reviews and a record 7.9 million viewers for public broadcasting channel PBS as viewers tuned in to watch a wedding and financial ...
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Injured Bama WR Kenny Bell goes through warmups

Daily Astorian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, left, shakes hands with Alabama head coach Nick Saban before the BCS National Championship college football game Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami.
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Thunder-Wizards, Box

San Jose Mercury News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
OKLAHOMA CITY (99). Durant 9-19 9-10 29, Ibaka 12-17 1-2 26, Perkins 0-2 0-0 0, Westbrook 4-17 8-10 17, Sefolosha 5-7 2-2 14, K.Martin 3-12 2-2 8, Collison 0-0 1-2 1, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 1-5 0-0 2, Liggins 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 34-80 25-30 99.
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Lakers-Rockets Preview

ESPN - ‎15 minutes ago‎
If this season hasn't already been trying enough, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered another big blow entering this week. The slumping Lakers won't have frontcourt players Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill for a difficult two-game road trip that begins ...
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Billions of Earthlike Planets Crowd Milky Way?

National Geographic - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tens of billions of Earthlike worlds are strewn across the Milky Way, many of them circling stars very much like our own sun, astronomers said today.
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Sleep problems could jeopardise future missions to Mars

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Some of the first results from a simulation of a mission to Mars show that some of the crew experienced isolation and mild depression.
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Cancer deaths down, but new causes threaten - ‎1 hour ago‎
The video touched millions: An 8-month old boy smiles with unabashed adoration at his mother as he hears her voice, seemingly for the first time, thanks to a new cochlear implant.
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Beta blockers may reduce Alzheimer's risk, study finds

Los Angeles Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Beta blockers, a venerable class of blood pressure drugs that has fallen from favor in recent years, may help protect the aging brain against changes linked to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia that rob memory and mental function, new ...
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Health-Cost Pause Nears End

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
U.S. health-care spending grew at a record low pace for a third consecutive year in 2011, according to federal figures released Monday, but signs are emerging that the slow growth may not last.