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Hostage toll to rise after Algeria ends desert siege

Reuters - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By Lamine Chikhi and Abdelaziz Boumzar. ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria | Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:01am EST. ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria (Reuters) - Algeria warned on Sunday that the hostage death toll from a siege at a desert gas plant would rise, after its ...
Hostages reportedly killed as Algerian desert standoff ends
Algerian army reportedly launches final assault
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Obama to take official oath in private ceremony Sunday
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Carrie Dann
By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News. President Barack Obama is set to be officially sworn in Sunday for his second term as president of the United States, ahead of Monday's public events.
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Poll: Do You Agree With President Obama's Gun Control Proposals? - ‎21 minutes ago‎
President Obama made several proposals for increased gun control this week. Among the president's proposals were background checks for all gun sales, even those by private sellers, reinstating and strengtening the assault weapons ban that expired in ...
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Islamists flee Malian town after French airstrikes

Houston Chronicle
19 minutes ago
Written by
Nick Anderson
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Video from a Malian town which radical Islamists fled after days of French airstrikes shows the street dotted with burned out vehicles and scattered bullets.
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Original Batmobile from TV series auctioned for $4.2M

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - "Holy windfall, Batman!" The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million. The original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s "Batman" TV show sold at auction Saturday.
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Conversion from 35 mm film to digital prompting closure of many military base ...

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - Many U.S. military bases around the globe are losing their movie theaters as the industry converts from 35 millimeter film to digital projection.
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India says it is reviewing ties with Pakistan

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
India says it is reviewing future ties with archrival Pakistan in the light of the "inhuman killing" of two of its soldiers by Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir early this month.
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Thousands gather at state Capitol to support Second Amendment

Statesman Journal - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Gun Rally on the Capitol Steps: About 2000 supporters of the Second Amendment of the United States constitution gathered on the Capitol steps to protest legislation that would infringe on their right to bear arms on Saturday Jan. 19, 2013.
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3 injured after shotgun accidentally fires at NC gun show

CNN - ‎11 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A 12-gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot accidentally discharged Saturday when the owner opened its case at a gun show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, injuring a retired sheriff's deputy and two other people, police said.
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Supreme Court Justice Hathaway expected to plead guilty to bank fraud

The Detroit News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway is resigning Monday, months after a series of questionable real estate transactions first were revealed by a Detroit TV station.
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Boston Globe - ‎6 hours ago‎
Governor Deval Patrick is thinking legacy - or “What will last?” as he put it in last week's State of the Commonwealth address.
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Dr. King's message still shaping local students

Gainesville Sun - ‎19 minutes ago‎
St. Francis Catholic High School teacher and technologist Dante Buckley shows his students how to create interactive books based on the late Dr.
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Asia Stocks Rise This Week on China, U.S. Data and Yen's Slide

Bloomberg - ‎Jan 18, 2013‎
Asian stocks rose this week, with the benchmark index capping its eighth gain in nine weeks, as economic reports in the world's two largest economies beat estimates and as a weaker yen boosted Japan's exporters.
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Kim Dotcom's new file locker “Mega” opens to the public

Ars Technica - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kim Dotcom opened his new file locker service, simply called “Mega,” to the public on Saturday afternoon central time. Mega's public launch comes one year to the day since the US shuttered Dotcom's MegaUpload.
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Google aims to replace passwords with ID ring - ‎3 hours ago‎
In a research paper, two security experts at the web giant have outline a future in which the main way of guaranteeing we are who we say we are online will be possession of a physical token, perhaps embedded in smartphones or even jewellery.
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Video: How to Protect Your Privacy With Facebook's New Graph Search - ‎45 minutes ago‎
In an announcement Jan. 15, Facebook revealed Graph Search, the capability to show users information from their Facebook network. The new tool also has business capabilities.
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E! Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Step aside, First Lady! According to an inaugural source and The Hollywood Reporter, Lady Gaga is set to headline the private ball for President Barack Obama's campaign staffers on January 22.
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MLK Holiday Box Office Preview: Jessica Chastain vs. Jessica Chastain

Hollywood Reporter - ‎Jan 17, 2013‎
The actress has two films that could duke it out for No. 1 -- new horror pic "Mama" and "Zero Dark Thirty;" the Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe starrer "Broken City" and Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand" are looking soft.
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Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial Dies at Age 92

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
No last name necessary. A slew of batting titles. Corkscrew stance. Humble. A gentleman. All-around good guy. Stan the Man. Stanley Frank Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star who was one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, died Saturday.
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Hall of Fame skipper Weaver passes away at 82 - ‎12 hours ago‎
The colorful and occasionally outrageous man who believed three-run home runs, reliable up-the-middle defense and effective starting pitching were the essential ingredients of successful baseball has died.
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Ryan and Falcons look for Upset against Niners

Cover The Number - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The public's opinion means a great deal when it comes to football handicapping. An outsider's point of view of the NFC Championship game would make one wonder why a team that went 13-3 during the regular season would be 4.5 point underdogs at home ...
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Lewis & Co. good bet vs. Pats

New York Post - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Ravens (+9) over PATRIOTS; OVER 51 1/2: One year after their most-fortunate escape in the AFC Championship against this opponent, Groundhog Day comes early for the Pats - though an identical outcome is anything but guaranteed.
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Manatee Nebula Imaged In Beautiful New Photo, By The VLA Radio Telescope - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Manatee Nebula is the subject of a beautiful new image taken by the Very Large Array radio telescope network in New Mexico. The name for the nebula is actually brand new, the image is being released to coincide with a naming ceremony taking place ...
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NASA Curiosity hits 'jackpot' on Mars -- What is it, exactly?

Science Recorder - ‎3 hours ago‎
According to NASA administrators, the rover has arrived at a site widely seen as the perfect location for determining whether water once flowed across the surface of the planet.
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Underwater robots used to find endangered whales

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
BOSTON - The Outer Fall area in the central Gulf of Maine is believed to be a mating ground for the endangered North Atlantic right whale, but it's not always hospitable to humans.
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Flu season 'bad one for the elderly,' CDC says

USA TODAY - ‎Jan 18, 2013‎
The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear.
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Skin Patch For Migraines Receives FDA Approval

Medical News Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
The FDA has approved Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system) for the treatment of acute migraine in adults with or without aura.

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