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US moves to bolster French military campaign in Mali

Los Angeles Times
36 minutes ago
Written by
Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing to ferry hundreds of additional French troops to the North African country of Mali, bolstering a rapidly evolving military campaign in the latest conflict with Al Qaeda affiliates.
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AP Source: Armstrong Tells Oprah Winfrey He Doped

ABC News
14 minutes ago
Written by
Jim Litke
After a decade of denial, Lance Armstrong has finally come clean: He used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The disgraced cyclist made the confession to Oprah Winfrey during an interview taped Monday, a person familiar with the ...
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'Examine your conscience' on guns: Obama backs ban on assault weapons ...

Washington Post - ‎10 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama endorsed controversial bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines on Monday, as well as stricter background checks for gun buyers - but conceded he may not win approval of all in a ...
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Apple stock keeps sliding on report of slowing iPhone 5 sales

Los Angeles Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Apple down? RIM up? It's like investors have entered a smartphone bizarro world. Following an unconfirmed report of waning iPhone 5 sales, nervous investors briefly drove Apple's stock below $500 on Monday, continuing a slide from a peak of more than ...
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Coca-Cola Sugar Hiccup: Soda Giant on the Defense

ABC News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Coca-Cola has been a staple in American lives for more than 100 years and its iconic advertisements have shaped the soda industry from its 1930s depictions of jolly ol' St. Nick to its recent polar bear commercials.
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Pakistan 'Long March' protest draws tens of thousands to capital

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Tens of thousands of protesters led by a firebrand Islamic cleric descended on the Pakistani capital Monday in a fierce outpouring of anger and frustration with the government that many worried could destabilize the country ahead of ...
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Dozens of Civilians Are Said to Be Killed by Syrian Airstrikes

New York Times - ‎50 minutes ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian warplanes have killed dozens of civilians, including more than 20 children, in an intensifying campaign of anti-insurgency airstrikes across the country over the past few days, bombing some targets as families were congregating ...
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Rape 'prevalent' in Syria conflict

Toronto Star - ‎33 minutes ago‎
One young Syrian girl was gang raped at a roadblock and forced to walk back home naked to reinforce her humiliation. In another case, a father shot dead his daughter as they were approached by an armed group of men rather than have her sexually ...
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Families of Newtown Victims Organize Violence Prevention Effort

New York Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Families of Newtown Victims Organize Violence Prevention Effort. Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times. Jimmy Greene, center, held a photo of his daughter Ana, 6, who was killed at the school.
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Cuomo Sends Lawmakers Bill Tightening New York's Gun Laws

Bloomberg - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a bill to lawmakers that would expand New York's assault-weapon ban, moving the state closer to becoming the first to tighten gun controls after last month's Newtown, Connecticut, massacre.
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Troubling case against Aaron Swartz

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Aaron Swartz accomplished much in his young life: As co-author of the RSS specification, he brought order to our blog subscriptions, and as an early member of the team that built Reddit, he created one of the largest communities on the Internet.
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Dell Buyout Report Sparks Stock Surge - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dell is in talks with private equity firms on a potential buyout, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, confirming reports that sent shares in the world's No.
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Stocks Looking Beyond Debt Ceiling, For Now (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Stocks are so far looking past the brewing Congressional debt ceiling drama but that could change quickly if it becomes very contentious.
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Abe Rocket-Start Lowers Sony Risk With Market Fuel: Japan Credit

Bloomberg - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Bond risk for Japan's biggest companies from Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) to Sony Corp. (6758) plunged to a 10- month low as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's $116 billion stimulus plan added fuel to the longest stock-market rally since 1989.
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CES 2013: 10 Hot Tablets For Work And Play

CRN - ‎5 hours ago‎
If the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show proved one thing, it's this: Tablets aren't killing the PC, but they're definitely stealing its thunder.
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iPhone 5 users gobble up the most data in Europe, study says

13 hours ago
Written by
Lance Whitney
Owners of Apple's latest phone chew up 50 percent more data than do iPhone 4S users, says a study from mobile analytics firm Arieso.
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First take on 2013 Detroit auto show: Sportscars trump EVs

Reuters - ‎18 minutes ago‎
By Paul Lienert. DETROIT | Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:50pm EST. DETROIT (Reuters) - The message from automotive CEOs at the opening of this year's Detroit auto show is deceptively simple: Sportscars are hot, electrics are not.
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When the stars come out

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jodie Foster is hardly the first celebrity to acknowledge that he or she is gay, but she may be the biggest so far and she did it on a big stage - the Golden Globes awards show, which was televised worldwide Sunday night and watched by some 20 million ...
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Justin Timberlake Reveals Title for New Album via Open Letter

AceShowbiz - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Justin Timberlake Reveals Title for New Album via Open Letter. Add Comment. January 15, 2013 02:32:03 GMT. The 'Sexy Back' singer announces in an open letter to fans that his new album will be called 'The 20/20 Experience'.
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The Carrie Diaries: Save It or Sink It

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Let's go back, back to the beginning. Sure, that might be a lyric from a Hilary Duff song, but it's also the premise of The CW's Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, which premiered tonight and introduced viewers to a 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw, (with ...
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Natalie Wood mystery deepens with new coroner findings

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Coroner's report into the death of Natalie Wood Through three decades of fevered tabloid speculation and whispers of a deeper story, the official account never changed: Natalie Wood drowned accidentally.
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Andy Murray wins Australian Open first round, demolishing Robin Haase

The Guardian - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Appearances can be deceiving but mostly there are not. A lightly grilled audience in the Rod Laver Arena witnessed the evidence of that when the grooved and muscled tennis machine that is Andy Murray methodically deconstructed his opponent, Robin ...
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Ray Lewis On Stunning Comeback

ESPN (blog) - ‎13 minutes ago‎
DENVER -- There have been plenty of mind-blowing choke jobs in the NFL playoffs over the past few decades, but not many can beat what happened at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday night.
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Sharing: Chimp study reveals origins of human fair play

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
This is according to a study of the performance of chimpanzees in a test called the "ultimatum game". Traditionally, the game is employed as a test of economics; two people decide how to divide a sum of money.
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In China, Older Cars Clog the Air

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
SHANGHAI—A spike in air pollution in Beijing and other Chinese cities has brought concern over auto fumes to the fore in the world's largest car market, but analysts say trucks and older cars—rather than new passenger vehicles—lie at the heart of China's ...
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NASA buys $18M inflatable room for international space station

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
NASA has officially signed a deal to attach an inflatable private module to the International Space Station, space agency officials confirmed Friday, Jan. 11.
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Getting Through the Flu Season

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Getting Through the Flu Season. Published: January 14, 2013. As Americans scramble to find dwindling supplies of flu vaccine, there are signs that this flu season, the worst in recent years, may be starting to wane, according to federal health officials.
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Drug overdoses top AIDS as main cause of homeless deaths

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Scott Malone. BOSTON | Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:03pm EST. BOSTON (Reuters) - Overdoses of drugs, particularly prescription pain-killers and heroin, have overtaken AIDS to become the leading cause of death of homeless adults, according to a study of ...


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