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US, others ground Boeing Dreamliner indefinitely

Reuters - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:41pm EST. (Reuters) - Europe, Japan and India on Thursday joined the United States in grounding Boeing Co's 787, a day after a second incident involving battery failure caused one of the Dreamliner passenger jets to make an ...
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Background check system for guns deeply flawed

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama's emphasis on fixing federal background checks for firearms sales targeted a system so flawed that even federal agencies, as well as many states, haven't been turning over records meant to determine who can buy guns.
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Long Insurgency Gave Rise to al Qaeda-Linked Group

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
The al Qaeda militants claiming responsibility for Wednesday's attack trace their roots to an Algerian insurgency that sought to seize power and set up a radical Islamic government in the African country during a protracted war.
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American Idol: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and the Hype Premiere at Last!

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Presumably some new talent was discovered on the 12th season premiere of American Idol tonight. But what everyone really wants to know, of course, is what Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were really like in action—and whether they could stop taking jabs at ...
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Story of Te'o Girlfriend Death Apparently a Hoax

ABC News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The wrenching story of Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia - a loss he said inspired him to play his best all the way to the BCS championship - was dismissed by the school as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker.
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France's Hollande presses PM for more Canadian help in Mali

Globe and Mail - ‎28 minutes ago‎
France's President, François Hollande, has personally asked Stephen Harper to extend Canada's contribution of a heavy-lift cargo plane for Mali, and to offer more transport help, testing Mr. Harper's efforts to set strict limits on Canada's military assistance.
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helicopter crashes in central London

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Video; Video; Video; Image. Helicopter crashes in central London. Helicopter crashes in central London, killing two, after hitting a crane on the roof of a high rise building.
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US says has no reason to believe Syria used chemical weapons

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON | Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:11pm EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has no reason to believe Syria has used chemical weapons during its 22-month conflict with rebels seeking to end the Assad family's rule, the U.S.
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Marine pleads guilty to urinating on Afghan corpses

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Marine who urinated on the corpses of Taliban fighters in a video seen worldwide pleaded guilty Wednesday to several charges at a court-martial at Camp Lejeune, N.C.. Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola admitted desecrating the remains and posing with the ...
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Broadside: Gov. Patrick's State of the State

NECN - ‎23 minutes ago‎
(NECN) - Mass. Governor Deval Patrick may have two years left in his second term, but he's not coasting. Wednesday, Governor Patrick proposed raising the income tax by 1 percent, from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, in order to pay for ambitious ...
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Virginia executes convicted murderer who wanted the death penalty

Reuters - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By Matthew A. Ward. PORTSMOUTH, Virginia | Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:02pm EST. PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (Reuters) - A man who admitted to strangling two fellow prison inmates and threatened to continue killing until he received the death penalty was ...
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Top Economic Policy Stories Worldwide Wednesday Jan 16

MNI News - ‎6 hours ago‎
... States. * Overall economic activity expanded at a pace described as "either modest or moderate" since the end of November, the Federal Reserve's latest survey of conditions around the country said Wednesday.
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Vexed by Beijing, Tokyo Tries Other Ties

Wall Street Journal - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Wednesday with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, stressing the need to avoid force in settling regional disputes with China, even as his new foreign minister blamed Beijing for escalating tensions and ...
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Goldman Keeping Lid on Pay Amid Rebound Cheers Investors

Bloomberg - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), the securities firm that set a Wall Street compensation record in 2007, is now demonstrating how little it can pay.
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YouTube said to be investing more cash in Vevo

CNET - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Although Google's video site already invested in Vevo, rumor has it that it wants a bigger stake. Dara Kerr. by Dara Kerr. January 16, 2013 8:20 PM PST Follow @darakerr.
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Facebook search may take time to catch on

San Jose Mercury News
1 hour ago
Written by
Brandon Bailey
MENLO PARK -- Facebook's new social-network search engine won glowing reviews Wednesday from some industry analysts and tech reviewers, while falling flat with those who were hoping for more.
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Conrad Bain, Father on 'Diff'rent Strokes', Dies at 89

New York Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Conrad Bain, an accomplished stage and film actor who was best known for a late-career role on television as the white adoptive father of two poor black boys on the long-running comedy “Diff'rent Strokes,” died on Monday in Livermore, Calif.
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Bigelow directs "Zero Dark Thirty" torture critics to Washington

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES | Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:07pm EST. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The director of Oscar-nominated thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" on Wednesday defended the film's depiction of torture in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, saying criticism would better be ...
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Shakira Unveils Baby Bump, Online Shower

Cinema Blend
5 hours ago
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Jessica Rawden
Shakira may be headed to NBC's The Voice in just a few months, but right now, she's super pregnant, and if you want to know just how pregnant the “Hips Don't Lie” singer is, you need go no farther than the image, below.
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Critic's Notebook: Whatever Sundance is, it has fine documentaries

Los Angeles Times - ‎14 minutes ago‎
The 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday night, but if you think a consensus has formed about the nature of this year's event, you would be wrong.
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Nats trade Morse to Seattle in 3-team deal - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The Mariners added some much-needed power to their lineup Wednesday, acquiring Michael Morse from Washington in a three-team deal that moved catcher John Jaso from Seattle to Oakland.
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Reversing Course, Kelly Leaves Oregon to Become Coach of the Eagles

New York Times - ‎19 minutes ago‎
On Saturday evening, the Philadelphia Eagles sent out a curious statement. They explained that they had no regrets about how much time they had spent interviewing the best college coaches for their vacant head coaching spot, despite knowing there was ...
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Even Lance Armstrong's money can't help the Postal Service

MSNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lance Armstrong courtesy: (Cycling's world governing body on Tuesday called on Lance Armstrong to give evidence to its investigation into widespread doping, amid reports that the US rider would admit taking banned substances in an interview.
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Williams Wins Despite Ankle Injury

New York Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Williams Wins Despite Ankle Injury. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Published: January 16, 2013. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams cautiously walked onto the court Thursday and tried to keep the points short to avoid irritating her injured right ...
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Global Warming Equals Earlier Flowering Times, Study Based Off Thoreau And ...

Latinos Post - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Global warming's changes can be felt by the rising temperatures, but there's another visible, springtime indicator of the change our planet's going through according to a new study - flowers are blooming earlier.
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ESA, NASA agree on Orion module supply

Register - ‎2 hours ago‎
NASA's proposed Orion spacecraft has taken another step closer to its planned 2017 launch with NASA announcing an agreement with the European Space Agency covering the craft's service module.
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Kids' Vaccine Slate Is Backed by Panel

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
The heavy array of vaccines given to young children in the U.S. doesn't appear to cause any health problems, a government-advisory body said Wednesday, although it recommended parents' concerns about the schedule continue to be heard.
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Free flu vaccinations available

The Seattle Times - ‎8 minutes ago‎
King County is offering free flu vaccinations to people without health insurance or who are unable to afford one. The vaccines Public Health - Seattle & King County is giving can be administered with a shot or with nasal spray.
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When Pills Fail, This, er, Option Provides a Cure

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The treatment may sound appalling, but it works. Enlarge This Image. Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times. Melissa Cabral contracted an infection after taking an antibiotic for dental work.

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