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A look at victims in attack on Giffords - ‎1 hour ago‎
US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was believed to be the main target when a gunmen went on a shooting spree that left six dead and at least 13 injured Saturday.
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Voting Begins in Sudan's Historic Referendum

Voice of America - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Southern Sudanese are voting in a historic referendum on independence, giving voters a choice between staying united the the rest of Sudan or breaking away to form an independent country.
Xinhua - - ABC Online - AFP

Southeast braces for winter storm packing snow, wind and ice

CNN International - Nick Valencia - ‎15 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff The National Weather Service said road travel may get dicey in parts of the Southeast where snowfall is expected.
Snow expected today Philadelphia Inquirer
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Kravitz: Colts took season as far as they could take it

Indianapolis Star - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning looks up at the clock with 30 second left in the game as the Jets marched down the field to defeat the Colts in the first round of playoffs Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Verizon Could Bring Apple Millions of iPhone Users

Wall Street Journal - Yukari Iwatani Kane - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple Inc. watchers are already doing rough calculations and think Verizon Wireless could generate sales of millions of iPhones this year.

Democrats mount new sales pitch for health-care law

Washington Post - Philip Rucker - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Democrats, who were widely perceived to have blown the political messaging over President Obama's signature law, are revving up for a campaign-style offensive in an attempt to get it right the second time around.

Seattle's best: Seahawks brew up stunner vs. Saints

Washington Post - Rick Maese - ‎37 minutes ago‎
SEATTLE - In the days leading up to Saturday's game, the Seattle Seahawks were barely an afterthought in these playoffs, undeserving of a home game in the wild-card round, the critics said, and essentially serving as a minor obstacle for ...

Sadr foments resistance by Iraqis

Washington Post - Aaron C. Davis, Aziz Alwan - ‎37 minutes ago‎
NAJAF, IRAQ - In an appearance that was part sermon and part political stump speech, Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr electrified a crowd of thousands here Saturday, stirring the well of anti-Americanism that first propelled him to ...

'Social Network' makes friends with film critics

Boston Herald - James Verniere - ‎2 hours ago‎
Boston remains the place to be this awards season. The recognition given to such Boston-set films as “The Fighter” and “The Town” has been topped, once again, by “The Social Network.

A flare-up of anxiety

Washington Post - ‎37 minutes ago‎
FBI investigators gather at a postal facility in the District where a parcel ignited Friday. (Mark Wilson) The region is once again dealing with a mail scare.

Mavericks falter late, lose to Magic, 117-107

Dallas Morning News - Eddie Sefko - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Mavericks are having a little trouble with staying power these days - at least in terms of being able to focus and execute with games on the line.

2 French Hostages Are Found Dead in Niger

New York Times - Steven Erlanger - ‎7 hours ago‎
PARIS - Two Frenchmen kidnapped in Niger were found dead on Saturday after a rescue attempt on the border with Mali that involved the militaries of both Niger and France, the French government said.

History Channel Pulls Miniseries on Kennedys

New York Times - Dave Itzkoff - ‎8 hours ago‎
A big-budget miniseries about John F. Kennedy's presidency that was criticized over its historical accuracy before it was even filmed will not be shown on the History Channel, the cable network has announced.

Australia town becomes latest to be hit by floods

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - A swollen river submerged bridges and inundated homes and stores Sunday in another town in Australia's sodden Queensland state, where more heavy rain meant little respite from the country's worst flooding in decades.

Court probes WikiLeaks Twitter info

Salon - Raphael G. Satter - ‎13 hours ago‎
US investigators have gone to court to demand the details of WikiLeaks' Twitter account, according to documents obtained Saturday, part of the criminal case which Washington is trying to build against the secret-spilling ...

US imposes sanctions to press Ivory Coast leader to step aside

Washington Post - Mary Beth Sheridan - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Supporters rally in Abidjan for President Laurent Gbagbo, who has refused to cede power to Alassane Ouattara, internationally recognized winner of the Nov. 28 election in Ivory Coast.

Apple Pulls VLC Player from App Store Due to GPL

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎9 hours ago‎
It seems as if only yesterday that we were talking about the arrival of the open-source VLC Media Player on Apple's App Store.

Stricker, Byrd, Garrigus tied after three rounds at Kapalua

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Sam Greenwood, Getty Images KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - One shot to start his round, and Robert Garrigus (FSY) was reeling. One shot at the end had him celebrating.

Earnings to set tone, upside may be limited

Reuters - Ryan Vlastelica - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors head into next week on the defensive as the potential for US equity gains could be limited even if earnings begin on a strong note.

US Wants to Reduce Fluoride in Drinking Water

WebMD - Kathleen Doheny - ‎20 hours ago‎
Jan. 7, 2011 --The recommended level of fluoride in US drinking water supplies should be lowered to prevent dental problems, according to a joint announcement today by officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ...

Expect Even More Fees From Banks This Year

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Banks, in an attempt to wring more revenue out of customer accounts, are conjuring up new ways to raise fees on basic products like debit cards, cash machines and checking accounts.

Florida Panthers fade late again, suffer third loss in a row - George Richards - ‎1 hour ago‎
The explosive Capitals got just enough offense, including a game-winning goal by Alex Ovechkin, to hold off the suddenly struggling Panthers.

Yellen Says Fed's Asset Purchases Kept Economy From Deflation

Bloomberg - Vivien Lou Chen, Joshua Zumbrun - ‎2 hours ago‎
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen defended the central bank's asset purchases, saying they will add 3 million jobs to private payrolls and have prevented the country from ...


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