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Inauguration: With array of challenges, Obama kicks off second term

Chicago Tribune - ‎27 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American president, Barack Obama will kick off his second term on Monday with a scaled-back inauguration that reflects the tempered expectations for his next four years in office.
Obama says he loves the first lady's bangs - by Aamer Madhani
Day of reflection, celebration at Obama inauguration today
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- 9:25 pm

Detroit Free Press - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrestled with what he'd say to the thousands of people who would gather at the Lincoln Memorial in the summer of 1963 for the March on Washington.
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Algeria hostage toll rises with report of Japanese deaths

Reuters - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Lamine Chikhi. ALGIERS, Algeria | Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:32am EST. ALGIERS, Algeria (Reuters) - The hostage death toll from a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara has risen to almost 60, with at least nine Japanese nationals also ...
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Fox defends violence on serial-killer thriller 'The Following'

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
PASADENA, Calif. - It's ironic that a show about a serial killer is itself a victim - of bad timing. Fox's blood-soaked thriller “The Following” debuts Monday, a little over a month after the shooting spree that left 27 dead in Newtown, Conn.
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NTSB: Faulty Dreamliner battery was not overcharged

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- The battery that caught fire aboard an empty Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston this month was not overcharged, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.
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Insurgents Attack Kabul Traffic Police

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Five insurgents attacked the headquarters of the Kabul traffic police early Monday morning, setting off a huge explosion near the entrance to the compound and storming the building.
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Merkel meets party after German state loss

Herald Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel will be forced to asses her election-year strategy after a bitter defeat in a state poll. In one of the tightest state races in recent memory, the Social Democrats and the Greens on Sunday eked out a one-seat majority in Lower ...
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Trial set to begin in New Delhi gang rape case

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- The trial of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi is expected to begin Monday in a fast-track court, the latest step in a case that has appalled and transfixed India.
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Syrian Aide Asks Rebels to Give Up Weapons

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon - As Syrian opposition leaders met in Turkey over the weekend to try to iron out their differences, Syria's foreign minister invited rebels to join a national dialogue, promising that all those who lay down their arms and forswear foreign ...
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NM shooting victims are chaplain, wife, 3 kids

USA TODAY - ‎35 minutes ago‎
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) - A 15-year-old boy remained in custody as detectives tried to piece together what led to the shooting of his parents and three of their children who were found dead in a New Mexico home.
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Plane from NY blows tires, veers off NJ runway

The Olympian - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Plane from NY blows tires, veers off NJ runway. The Associated Press • Published January 20, 2013 Modified January 20, 2013. The Associated Press.
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Asian shares retreat from highs, yen volatile before BOJ

Reuters - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By Chikako Mogi. TOKYO | Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:45am EST. TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares pulled back from multimonth highs on Monday, while the yen firmed after touching a new low in choppy trade ahead of a Bank of Japan policy decision that is ...
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China's Huawei Says Profit Jumped 33%, Expects Stronger Sales In 2013

Forbes - ‎45 minutes ago‎
China's largest vendor of telecom equipment confirmed on Monday that its earnings rebounded to grow 33% last year. Huawei Technologies CFO, Cathy Meng, reported an unaudited net profit of 15.4 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) on revenue that jumped 8% to ...
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Hostess Bakers Union Hires Investment Bank Gordian in Asset Sale

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
The union and the pension fund representing Hostess Brands Inc. workers hired investment bank Gordian Group LLC in connection with the bankruptcy of the maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread.
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Dotcom Raid Anniversary Marked by New File-Sharing Site

1 hour ago
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Joe Schneider
Kim Dotcom, marking one year since his website was shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice and his home raided by New Zealand tactical squad officers in helicopters, unveiled a successor file-storage and sharing site, saying ...
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Sony's 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z Is Waterproof, Thinner Than iPad Mini

Forbes - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Sony hasn't been an influential player in the tablet space, but they're challenging that perception today with the unveiling of the 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z. It's thinner than the iPad Mini, it packs LTE support, and it's even waterproof.
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Readers Write: Zero Dark Thirty fails to take moral stand; Founding Fathers ...

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
Films must take moral stand on torture. It was refreshing to read movie critic Peter Rainer's principled opinion on Kathryn Bigelow's movie "Zero Dark Thirty" ("Tasty fan fare: our critic's picks from 2012," Dec. 31, 2012 & Jan. 7, 2013).
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Discusses Why He Joins 'Sin City 2' at Sundance

AceShowbiz - ‎2 hours ago‎
The 'Looper' actor, who debuts his directorial debut 'Don Jon's Addiction' at the Utah film festival, also weighs in on rumors that he might be the next Batman after Christian Bale.
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Twilightland: Would You Vacation There If It Existed?

Cinema Blend
2 hours ago
Written by
Mack Rawden
Twilight scribe Stephenie Meyer has spent the past week in Park Slope, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival pitching her new film adaptation Austenland, which is about a place where people can vacation and play within the settings of Jane Austen's novels.
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TV tonight: 'Carrie,' 'Broke,' 'Castle'

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time. assembly line. Max (Kat Dennings, right) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) recruit the guys from the diner, including Han Lee, center, to help them pull an all-nighter so they can fill a cupcake order.
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Quarterbacks Flacco, Kaepernick bring new blood to Super Bowl

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
It might not seem like it at first, but this is what you want, Super Bowl fans: a matchup of quarterbacks so new, fresh and on the cusp of something big that there's no chance you're going to be bored in the title game.
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Nuggets overcome Durant-Westbrook, beat Thunder in OT

USA TODAY - ‎45 minutes ago‎
DENVER (AP) - Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook teamed up on another scoring spree for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In a tightly contested game, though, Kenneth Faried's driving layup made the difference for the Denver Nuggets.
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Sacramento Kings sale FAQ

32 minutes ago
Written by
Kevin Pelton
Sunday night's report by's Marc Stein that a Seattle group has reached an agreement to buy a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings, with an aim toward bringing the franchise to Seattle, raises plenty of important questions about the process ...
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NY Rangers gain nothing by orchestrated fight in loss to Pittsburgh Penguins in ...

New York Daily News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
After an extended, painful seven-month absence, the Rangers required only two seconds to demonstrate why we shouldn't have bothered pining for them at all.
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Manatee In Space, New Image Of Manatee Nebula Taken - ‎14 minutes ago‎
A beautiful new image has been just been captured of the recently named Manatee Nebula. The photo, taken by the Very Large Array radio telescope network in New Mexico, closely resembles the way manatees look when in one of their favorite positions, ...
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'Quadruple helix' DNA seen in human cells

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time. The famous "molecule of life", which carries our genetic code, is more familiar to us as a double helix.
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Breathless in Beijing

Newsweek - ‎42 minutes ago‎
“Killer smog” has overtaken the Chinese capital. Authorities blamed the shockingly high pollution levels—the worst since records began four years ago—on not only vehicle exhaust but also dust from construction sites and a rare period of unusually cold ...
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How to protect yourself from the flu in North Jersey - ‎45 minutes ago‎
If you're looking to protect yourself from influenza this winter by getting a flu shot, then reach out to your town health department for the vaccination instead of the local pharmacies.
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Flu bugs seniors in half of all cases

New York Daily News - ‎Jan 19, 2013‎
An unusually severe flu season is exacting a heavy toll on older people in New York and across the country, federal health officials revealed Saturday.


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