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Obama, Karzai accelerate end of US combat role in Afghanistan

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Matt Spetalnick. WASHINGTON | Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:56am EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed on Friday to speed up the handover of combat operations in Afghanistan to Afghan forces, ...
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With Boston undergoing a flu emergency, guess who's not getting the flu shot? A ...

Boston.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
With the flu raging all around her, Boston University sophomore Shara Ogg took immediate action when she got an e-mail from her school urging students to get a flu shot.
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Malian army drives back Islamist rebels with French help

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By John Irish and Bate Felix. PARIS/BAMAKO | Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:16pm EST. PARIS/BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian government troops drove back Islamist rebels from a strategic central town after France intervened on Friday with air strikes to halt advances by ...
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Britney Spears and Jason Trawick: Anatomy of a Split

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
We were truly happy for Britney Spears when she settled down with Jason Trawick, figuring it was about time the pop princess found herself in a knight in shining armor.
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Durant, Thunder rout slumping Lakers

FOXSports.com - ‎39 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP). Kevin Durant scored 42 points, Russell Westbrook had 27 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder easily sent the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth consecutive loss, 116-101 Friday night.
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Users advised to disable Java due to security weakness

SlashGear - ‎2 hours ago‎
Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning regarding Java, advising users to disable it in their web browsers.
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Economists see painful cuts coming for Venezuela

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
CARACAS, Venezuela - As perishable foodstuffs rotted on cargo ships that had waited three weeks to unload at Venezuela's largest port, unsettled consumers this week found shelves at Caracas' main downtown market devoid of rice, cooking oil, sugar and ...
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Pakistani cleric testing his political voice with massive march

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The "Arab Spring" seems a long way from Pakistan's winter of discontent. Still, when religious scholar Tahirul Qadri talks about his hopes for the massive rally he is planning in Islamabad on Monday, one that he hopes will lure more ...
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Haiti plans subdued memorial 3 years after quake

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The Haitian government plans a low-key ceremony Saturday for the third anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the country and killed hundreds of thousands of people.
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NY storm commission urges flood walls for subways

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎1 hour ago‎
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A commission formed to examine ways to guard against storms like Sandy released a report Friday that calls for flood walls in subways, water pumps at airports and sea barriers along the coast.
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Menino backs VP on gun-control reforms

Boston Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says he's putting his full faith in Vice President Joe Biden's gun control task force to recommend a ban on assault weapons, require background checks for all firearms purchases and make new laws designed to push ...
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Hostess strikes deal to sell Wonder, Nature's Pride breads to Flowers Food for ...

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Hostess has found a new home for its most popular breads, including the iconic Wonder bread. The bankrupt maker of Twinkies, Devil Dogs and other snack cakes said late Friday that it selected bids by rival bakery Flower Foods Inc. to buy six ...
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Mortgage business boosts Wells Fargo profit

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Much of the revenue gains in the quarter stemmed from Wells Fargo's consumer lending business. Matt Rourke/Associated Press/File.
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FAA says Dreamliner safe, but will review it

Chicago Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chicago-based Boeing Co. will undergo a high-priority and comprehensive review by the Federal Aviation Administration regarding its newest passenger jet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, following a rash of malfunctions this week, including a battery fire and ...
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Facebook charging for messaging isn't as crazy as it sounds

VentureBeat - ‎8 hours ago‎
The blogosphere has been buzzing today with the idea that Facebook is running a test where it's possible to message people who aren't your friends for $100, including Mark Zuckerberg.
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Vodafone's BlackBerry customers suffer outage

ZDNet
14 hours ago
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Zack Whittaker
Summary: UPDATED 3: Some BlackBerry customers on the Vodafone network have experienced outages, the second such outage in four months.
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Apple executive Schiller denies reports of a 'cheap' iPhone

Digital Trends - ‎3 hours ago‎
Apple's senior vice president of marketing has said cheap smartphones “will never be the future of Apple's products.” There's been much speculation of late about the possibility of Apple launching a cheap iPhone.
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The Boys of 'Girls'

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
HBO's “Girls,” returning for its second season on Sunday, is nominally focused on a group of young women. But the male characters play significant roles as well.
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San Francisco 49ers: How to beat Packers' Aaron Rodgers?

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers might just be facing the hottest passer in NFL history Saturday night. No one tops Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers in two essential quarterback categories: putting the ball in the end zone and minimizing mistakes.
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Out of Sorts Once Again, Knicks Fall to the Bulls

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Chicago Bulls did not need to bully the Knicks. They did not need to slow the game down, either. In the third meeting of the season between the teams, the Bulls were dominant.
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Earnhardt Jr. triggers 12-car wreck in Daytona drafting

USA TODAY - ‎10 hours ago‎
Driver says Gen 6 bumper of his Chevy didn't align with Marcos Ambrose's Ford bumper. ford bumper 1-11-2013. The bumpers on the new Gen 6 cars don't align like those on the phased out uniform Car of Tomorrow.
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Russell Henley shoots another 63 to grab lead at Sony Open

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
HONOLULU (AP) - Two days into his PGA Tour career, Russell Henley was in the record book. Henley putted for birdie on every hole Friday on his way to a second straight round of a 7-under 63, giving him a two-shot lead over fellow rookie Scott Langley ...
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Apophis: Asteroid impact nixed for 2036

USA TODAY
5 hours ago
Written by
Dan Vergano
Planning that retirement for 2036, but worried about an asteroid impact? Rest easy, say NASA scientists after observing the asteroid Apophis this week and finding it won't hit us.
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Young Galaxy 'Rippling with Star Formation' May Outline Evolution of Milky Way

Latinos Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
When blindingly bright ultraviolet light from the young galaxy NGC 6872 reached the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite, astronomers were startled to discover that the largest known spiral galaxy was actually bigger than we ever thought: four times ...
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The Worst US Cities For The Flu Right Now

Forbes - ‎10 hours ago‎
The flu isn't messing around this year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with a growing number of state and city health departments, are reporting some of the highest numbers of affected individuals in recent history.
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One donor starts chain of 5 kidney transplants

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
The chain of organ transplants this week at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines started when 30-year-old Tyler Weig decided to donate his kidney to whomever needed it.

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