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New GOP Lawmakers Want Action on China Currency

Fox News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
| AP WASHINGTON -- Chinese President Hu Jintao's high-profile visit to Washington this week comes as newly elected Republican lawmakers are itching to act against what they see as an undervalued Chinese currency that is costing American jobs.
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'The Social Network' Dominates Golden Globes

New York Times - Michael Cieply, Brooks Barnes - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The producers of “The Social Network” with their Golden Globe for best picture, drama. From left, Kevin Spacey, Cean Chaffin, Dana Brunetti, Scott Rudin, and Michael De Luca.
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Observers: Duvalier's return puzzling - Trenton Daniel, Nadege Charles - ‎1 hour ago‎
Longtime Haiti observers were downright bewildered Sunday night after deposed despot Jean-Claude ``Baby Doc'' Duvalier made a surprise return to his country after almost 25 years of exile.
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Tom Brady merely human

Boston Herald - Ron Borges - ‎17 minutes ago‎
FOXBORO - This time he couldn't save them because this time he was too often on his back or on the run or looking for men who were more closely guarded than Barack Obama.

Tunisia awaits unity government

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tensions remain high in Tunisia as the country awaits the announcement of a new national unity government. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has said an agreement between the political parties would be unveiled on Monday, following talks over the ...

Citing progress, optimistic doctors upgrade Giffords's status

Boston Globe - Amanda Lee Myers - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Well-wishers left tributes to Representative Gabrielle Giffords yesterday outside her office in Tucson. Doctors said that they might soon know if the injured legislator is able to speak.

Seahawks to take stock of Hasselbeck after loss to Bears

Reuters - Steve Keating, Steve Ginsburg - ‎11 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks were busier than a Wall Street trading firm this season making an NFL-high 284 transactions.

On MLK Day in South Florida, `Dr. King would be pleased and surprised' - Charles Trainor Jr - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wayne Alexander, board chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Committee in Broward, with a portrait of the late civil-rights leader.

Shooting victim's widow tells Tucson: 'Hang in there. Hang onto your loved ones'

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mavy Stoddard speaks out at the funeral of her husband, Dorwan. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' condition improves. By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times Near the end of Sunday's funeral for her husband, Mavanell "Mavy" Stoddard ...

China's urban property prices rise 6.4%, data show

MarketWatch - Chris Oliver - ‎2 hours ago‎
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- China's leading cities saw property prices rise an average of 0.3% in December from the prior month, and 6.4% from a year earlier, according to reported data released Monday by the National Bureau of ...

Votto, Reds agree on extension, source says

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - ‎29 minutes ago‎
AP | Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 12:00 am Reigning National League MVP Joey Votto agreed Sunday to a $38 million, three-year contract extension with the Cincinnati Reds, a source said.

Investors crave more strong bank results

Reuters - Brendan McDermid - ‎57 minutes ago‎
A trader works in the JP Morgan stall on floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 14, 2009. By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - US bank stocks are flying high, and this week's earnings could give investors more reason to be optimistic ...

Cowlishaw: Bears-Packers playoff matchup sure to give fans chills

Dallas Morning News - Tim Cowlishaw - ‎21 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO - It was around halftime of Saturday night's game in Atlanta when Bears fans in downtown Chicago bars (so I'm told) began to shout about a historic NFC Championship Game date with Green Bay.

FOCUS: Euro Zone Seen Moving Towards Larger Rescue Fund At Meeting

Wall Street Journal - ‎50 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)--Pressure is mounting on the 17 euro-zone nations to give their rescue fund more firepower at next week's meeting of finance ministers.

Pakistan bus explosion 'kills 15'

BBC News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
At least 15 people have been killed in an explosion in a bus in north-western Pakistan, police say. The blast happened inside the van in Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Sargent Shriver hospitalized in suburban DC

The Associated Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A medical center spokeswoman says former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver has been hospitalized outside Washington.

Hezbollah Vows Defense in Inquiry

New York Times - Anthony Shadid, Nada Bakri - ‎3 hours ago‎
People at a cafe in southern Beirut watched a speech on Sunday by Hassan Nasrallah that seemed aimed at defusing tensions. By ANTHONY SHADID and NADA BAKRI BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's leader warned Sunday that his Shiite Muslim movement would defend ...

Shooting shows shortcomings of US mental care: experts

AFP - Michael Mathes - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Red flags that went unheeded before the Arizona shooting tragedy have exposed a gaping hole in the US mental health care system, experts and lawmakers say.

Yukos warns BP investors Rosneft assets are 'stolen' - Rowena Mason, Graham Ruddick - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The oil company formerly run by imprisoned oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has fired off a warning to BP shareholders, saying their deal with the Kremlin is founded on “illegal auctions, bogus bankruptcy fire sales and expropriations”.

Iran's nuclear program and a new era of cyber war

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Stuxnet, the game-changing computer worm that is believed to have significantly set back Tehran's progress in nuclear enrichment, may herald a new era of shadowy digital combat.

Kitty Hiccups captures 2011 Miss'd America crown

The Associated Press - ‎42 minutes ago‎
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) - The top cat at this year's Miss'd America pageant is the leopard print-clad Kitty Hiccups. Hiccups, also known as 32-year-old David Hyland, was crowned the 2011 Miss'd America on Sunday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic ...

Victorians warned to brace for flooding

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
As floodwaters race towards Horsham, the SES is now warning communities in much of Victoria's north-west to prepare for major flooding in the coming days.


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