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France keeps up Mali air strikes, African troop plan advances

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Bate Felix. BAMAKO | Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:29am EST. BAMAKO (Reuters) - France kept up its air strikes against Islamist rebels in Mali as plans to deploy African troops gathered pace on Tuesday amid concerns that delays could endanger a wider mission ...
U.S. Sees Stakes as the French Do the Fighting in Mali
US moves to bolster French military campaign in Mali - by Ken Dilanian
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Commentary: We should avoid more liberal gun laws

Kansas City Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday plans to submit his recommendations to President Barack Obama on new gun control proposals. But don't expect the National Rifle Association's buy-in.
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NY seals 1st state gun laws since Newtown massacre

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎56 minutes ago‎
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn.
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Police clash with protesters calling for dissolution of Pakistan's government

CNN International - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Islamabad (CNN) -- Supporters of a Muslim cleric who wants Pakistan's leaders thrown out in favor of a caretaker government waited for him to address them in Islamabad on Tuesday after a deadline he set for the current administration to step down expired.
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Most Asian Stocks Climb as Japanese Shares Advance

Businessweek - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Most Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index heading for the highest close since August 2011. Japanese shares gained after Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the central bank will pursue powerful monetary easing.
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Nick Clegg: EU referendum will have a 'chilling effect' on the economy - ‎45 minutes ago‎
In his sharpest criticism of David Cameron yet, the Deputy Prime Minister said that the “arcane debate” over the EU will have a “chilling effect” on jobs and growth.
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Forces fight over Damascus suburb

Financial Times - ‎Jan 13, 2013‎
Syrian regime forces were pressing for control of a strategically important opposition suburb of Damascus on Sunday, as rebels pushed for further gains in the country's north after capturing one of the country's largest airbases.
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Petition calls for booting Carmen Ortiz after whiz's suicide

Boston Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
A citizens' petition at launched Saturday demanding the removal of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz over the prosecution of Aaron Swartz is gaining steam, with more than 22,000 signatures as of last night - just 3,000 short of the number needed ...
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Record military suicides in 2012

msnNOW - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The numbers are grim and the solutions aren't easy to come by. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. military set an unfortunate record in 2012 -- 349 suicides by active-duty personnel, exceeding the number of combat deaths in Afghanistan.
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Conn. group starts anti-violence effort

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Parents of children slain in the Connecticut school massacre called for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies as New York moved to become the first to state to pass stricter gun control laws and politicians worked to ...
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Apple erases $17 billion from stock market

MarketWatch - ‎54 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - Apple Inc.'s near 4% drop wiped out $17 billion from the U.S. stock market on Monday, pushing two of the three benchmark indexes into negative territory.
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Why Dell might really go private this time

MarketWatch - ‎34 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - This time, Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell might really take his company private. Dell (US:DELL) shares surged Monday afternoon on a Bloomberg News report that the PC maker is talking to private equity firms about a ...
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European Markets Stable After Bernanke's Comments

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Europe's financial markets are stable early Tuesday, showing little reaction to Monday's comments by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
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Analysts say iPhone slowdown already expected

MarketWatch - ‎51 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Analysts at two separate firms said Monday a report of lower orders by Apple Inc. (US:aapl) for its iPhone 5 has already been reflected in their estimates and that no additional cuts have been detected.
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'Red October' cyber-attack found

BBC News
20 hours ago
Written by
Dave Lee
A major cyber-attack that may have been stealing confidential documents since 2007 has been discovered by Russian researchers. Kaspersky Labs told the BBC the malware targeted government institutions such as embassies, nuclear research centres and ...
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Bravetta Hassell: Highs, lows and head-scratchers from the Golden Globes

Tulsa World - ‎1 hour ago‎
So "Downton Abbey" was on last night, but considering I'm only in the middle of season 2 and will not watch the newest episodes until I'm caught up in the stories, I tuned into the Golden Globes and took a few notes on the night's most memorable moments.
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'The Carrie Diaries' Series Premiere Recap: Life Before Cosmos

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Spoiler Alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the pilot episode of The CW's "The Carrie Diaries." There's a blonde, curly-haired girl running around Manhattan in mixed prints and heels -- but it's not Sarah Jessica Parker.
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Justin Timberlake: Will His New Album Be Worth the Wait?

Billboard - ‎4 hours ago‎
What exactly has Justin Timberlake been up to during the past six years -- and was the non-album-dropping time well spent? Check out a proper breakdown of JT's various accomplishments in between his second and forthcoming third albums.
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Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech praised by GLAAD, others

Newsday - ‎3 hours ago‎
The entertainment world and gay-rights advocates continued responding Monday to Jodie Foster's speech at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday, in which the actress acknowledged "one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in ...
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Lindsay Lohan Stupidly Pulls Plug On Rehab Plea Deal - ‎35 minutes ago‎
0114_lindsay_lohan_2_getty Lindsay Lohan COULD have avoided almost certain jail time by accepting a plea deal for lockdown rehab -- that is, if she didn't fire her lawyer who was literally on the way to the courthouse to make it happen.
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Ravens in Super Bowl? Pats possible

New York Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Full disclosure: I picked the Patriots to win it all in preseason, and I'm not about to turn my back on Tom Brady and Bill Belichick now.
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Heat vs. Jazz: Wade, Bosh benched for fourth; rally falls short - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The Miami Heat nearly pulled off a big rally Monday night against the Utah Jazz with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh watching from the bench.
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Names & Faces

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rory McIlroy. The world's top golfer and Tiger Woods are on the same team now - at least when it comes to sponsorship. McIlroy officially made the switch to the swoosh Monday as Nike confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in golf, announcing it had signed ...
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Australian Open 2013, day two: live - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Latest: - Australia's Tomic two sets up against Mayer - 18th seed Dolgopolov takes first set off Monfils. Headlines: - Murray strolls past Haase in straight sets - Robson registers impressive win over Oudin - Baker suffers straight-sets loss to Rosol - Easy wins for ...
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Chimpanzees have 'sense of fairness' - ‎1 hour ago‎
It is the first time the characteristic has been identified in man's closest relation, suggesting it has a long evolutionary history in primates.
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China Lets Media Report on Air Pollution Crisis

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
BEIJING - The Chinese state news media on Monday published aggressive reports on what they described as the sickening and dangerous air pollution in Beijing and other parts of northern China, indicating that popular anger over air quality had reached a ...
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Coca-Cola to Tackle Obesity for 1st Time

ABC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.
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Public, hospitals catching on to the flu

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
When emergency rooms fill up and everyone's talking about the flu, the natural assumption is that something has changed for the worse.
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Blueberries and strawberries could cut heart attack risk in women: research - ‎2 hours ago‎
The berries contain relatively high levels of plant compounds called dietary flavonoids, which are found in a variety of foods including dark chocolate, grapes, red wine, blackberries and eggplant.
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35% of Americans ask Dr. Google for medical diagnoses

4 hours ago
Written by
Kim Painter
But patients with serious concerns still consider doctors the top source of information. Google. Most people start their online medical searches with a search engine like Google, a new survey finds.