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In campaign for tougher gun laws, Obama and allies work to tilt public opinion

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The White House is working with its allies on a well-financed campaign in Washington and around the country to shift public opinion toward stricter gun laws and provide political cover to lawmakers who end up voting for an assault-weapons ban or other ...
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Obama's Pick for Treasury Is Said to Be His Chief of Staff

New York Times
1 hour ago
Written by
Annie Lowrey
WASHINGTON - With his choice of Jacob J. Lew to be the secretary of Treasury, President Obama on Thursday will complete the transformation of his economic team from the big-name economists and financial firefighters hired four years ago to budget ...
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Ferry Crash Injures 74

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Federal investigators planned Thursday to interview the five-member crew of a ferry that crashed Wednesday morning at an East River pier in lower Manhattan, injuring dozens of commuters on their way to work.
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Boston declares health emergency amid US flu outbreak

Reuters - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Scott Malone. BOSTON | Wed Jan 9, 2013 10:06pm EST. BOSTON (Reuters) - With flu cases in this city up tenfold from last year, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday as authorities around the United States scrambled to ...
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Americans pick "Lincoln," "Les Miserables" for Oscar glory: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:53pm EST. (Reuters) - If Americans had their say, presidential drama "Lincoln" or musical "Les Miserables" would win the best picture Oscar next month, while Anne Hathaway and Daniel Day-Lewis should take home the movie industry's ...
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48 Iranians released as swap for 2130 prisoners jailed in Syria

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
... • 48 kidnapped Iranians were released as part of a prisoner swap between rebels and Syrian gov't. • As many as 2,130 prisoners, including two Turkish nationals, were involved in the swap deal.
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Chávez, or at Least His Sash, Is Set for Venezuela Inauguration

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chávez's supporters have not ruled out swearing him in from his hospital in Havana. His detractors are calling for government investigators to go check his pulse themselves.
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Syrian Opposition Struggles to Create Union in War

Voice of America - ‎9 hours ago‎
International support for the 21-month-old uprising in Syria is coming together around a newly formed coalition that hopes it can avoid the chaos and continued bloodshed many have predicted when President Bashar al-Assad's regime falls.
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It's confirmed. Piers Morgan will not be deported says the White House.

scallywagandvagabond - ‎50 minutes ago‎
For a moment some of you out actually believed that rambunctious television host Piers Morgan might end up having his ass deported back to the UK, simply because he expressed a point of view arguing for ardent gun control and you all out there then ...
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Conn. moves cautiously on guns in Newtown's wake

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎4 hours ago‎
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A month after the Newtown school tragedy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is moving cautiously on gun control in Connecticut, a relatively liberal Northeastern state that nevertheless has a strong gun culture and is home to some of the ...
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New York Is Moving Quickly to Enact Tough Curbs on Guns

New York Times
57 minutes ago
Written by
David Halbfinger
New York State is nearing agreement on a proposal to put what would be some of the nation's strictest gun-control laws into effect, including what Gov.
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Trillion-dollar coin politically alluring

UPI.com - ‎49 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The idea of minting a $1 trillion platinum coin to solve the debt ceiling dilemma was posed to White House spokesman Jay Carney Wednesday, but he wasn't biting.
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Loeb Explains His Herbalife Bet

New York Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Daniel S. Loeb took many by surprise on Wednesday when he unveiled an 8.2 percent stake in Herbalife, countering a big negative bet by his friend William A. Ackman.
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Deep Cuts Raise Questions About Morgan Stanley

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Morgan Stanley's headquarters in Manhattan. The bank plans to cut 6 percent of its institutional Shannon Stapleton/ReutersMorgan Stanley's headquarters in Manhattan.
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What to watch: T-bonds not what they used to be

USA TODAY
1 hour ago
Written by
John Waggoner
Back in November, a 30-year T-bond matured, and if you owned it, you'd be crying, too: It yielded 10.45%. Over the life of this late, lamented bond, it paid $31,350 in interest on a $10,000 investment.
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Google boss, ex-US governor urge N Korea openness

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A small delegation led by ex-New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and Google boss Eric Schmidt has urged North Korea to halt nuclear and missile tests.
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T-Mobile CEO Says It's One More Year of Subscriber Losses

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
T-Mobile USA Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Legere said the carrier has put in place the necessary pieces -- the iPhone, a faster network and a service plan that lets customers buy phones in installments -- to end subscriber losses next year.
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Steven Spielberg Pulls the Plug on Robopocalypse

E! Online - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Robopocalypse appears to have suffered a system failure in the development stage. Steven Spielberg's planned big-screen adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson's bestselling sci-fi novel has been postponed indefinitely, DreamWorks confirmed Wednesday to E!
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On '1600 Penn,' not-so-prodigal son returns to the White House

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
PASADENA, Calif. - You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover or a TV show by its title. But when I heard about NBC's new comedy “1600 Penn,” I immediately assumed I wouldn't like it.
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Eagles interview Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly looks on during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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Redskins fans dissect RGIII's knee injury

Washington Post - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Can an entire city have knee surgery? The civic joint pain was tangible Wednesday as Washington fixated on the Florida operating room where quarterback Robert Griffin III was having his right knee rebuilt.
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Postgame Confrontation Will Cost Anthony a Game

New York Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Soon after the Knicks landed in Indianapolis on Wednesday, they learned the N.B.A. had suspended Carmelo Anthony for one game without pay for confronting Kevin Garnett on Monday night.
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Asteroid Apophis Takes a Pass in 2036

SkyandTelescope.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
After tracking asteroid 99942 Apophis with NASA's giant Goldstone radar dish, astronomers are now certain that the threatening asteroid has no chance of striking Earth in 2036.
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Baby Sharks Can Sense Danger, Even Before They're Born

Wired - ‎3 hours ago‎
Before they even leave their eggs, embryonic bamboo sharks freeze in response to perceived danger - a behavior that may help scientists develop a more effective shark repellent.
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Scientists use fluid from Pap test to detect ovarian, endometrial cancers

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO - Using cervical fluid collected from routine Pap smears, U.S. researchers were able to spot genetic changes caused by both ovarian and endometrial cancers, offering promise for a new kind of screening test for these deadly cancers.
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Americans Die Younger Than Peers

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
Americans die younger and have more illnesses and accidents on average than people in other high-income countries—even wealthier, insured, college-educated Americans, a report said Wednesday.
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