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Times Online
Obama to Close Guantanamo, Selects Envoys for Mideast and South Asia
Voice of America - 53 minutes ago
By Paula Wolfson US President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the detention center at the American naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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International Herald Tribune - The Associated Press - guardian.co.uk
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For Thain, a 'Mr. Fix-It,' No Solution
Wall Street Journal - 59 minutes ago
By AARON LUCCHETTI and SUSANNE CRAIG John Thain earned the nickname "Mr. Fix-It" while running the New York Stock Exchange, which he dragged into the modern age with two significant deals.
NEWSMAKER-Thain: Unlikely poster boy in Wall St blame game Reuters
Thain Said to Pay $1.2 Million to Redecorate Office Bloomberg
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New York Gov. Paterson to Name Rep. Gillibrand to Clinton's Former ...
FOXNews - 39 minutes ago
Kirsten Gillibrand, elected in 2006, represents the state's 20th congressional district in the US House of Representatives. New York Gov.
Upstate US Senate Dem hopeful catered to her district Newsday
New York to get new senator Friday Reuters
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USA Today
Israel rules out opening Gaza border if Hamas gains
Reuters - 52 minutes ago
By Adam Entous TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel has all but ruled out fully reopening border crossings with the Gaza Strip as long as Hamas rules the enclave or stands to benefit from easing of the restrictions, a top adviser to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ...
Fighting in Gaza over, a battle over what happened Los Angeles Times
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Two are sentenced to death over toxic milk scandal
Times Online - 3 hours ago
Two men are to be executed and one of China’s top dairy company bosses will spend the rest of her life in jail after at least six babies died and 300000 fell ill after drinking infant milk powder that was deliberately tainted with an industrial ...
China Sentences 2 Men To Death In Melamine-Tainted Milk Scandal AHN
Little comfort in milk scandal verdicts BBC News
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Washington Post
Sri Lanka Says Rebels Abuse Civilians; Tamils Condemn Shelling
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Paul Tighe Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka accused the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam of using civilians as “cannon fodder” in the north as Tamils said army shelling killed more than 70 people in the past three days.
Sri Lanka Accused of Shelling 'Safe Zone' Killing 66 Voice of America
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Environment News Service
West's trees dying faster as temperatures rise
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
A study of old-growth forests predicts that if the trend continues, it could alter not just the region's woodlands, but the quality of wildlife habitat and forests' ability to store carbon.
Drought, heat killing trees in western N.America Reuters
Environment Blamed in Western Tree Deaths New York Times
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Sydney Morning Herald
White House press area gets rare visitor: Obama
Reuters - 51 minutes ago
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House press room, crammed with journalists and short on desks, got a rare visit from a very newsworthy guest on Thursday -- President Barack Obama.
Congress Pressures Obama on Rescue Wall Street Journal
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China c.bank says noted Geithner comments on yuan
Reuters - 40 minutes ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank has noted recent comments by Timothy Geithner, President Barack Obama's choice to head the US Treasury, on the yuan and has reported them to relevant Chinese government departments, a central bank official said ...
Geithner Warning on Yuan May Renew US-China Tension Bloomberg
Senate confirms a cluster of Obama nominees The Associated Press
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BBC News
Company's stakes in AOL, Clearwire slide in value; hiring nearly ...
MarketWatch - 1 hour ago
By John Letzing, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Google Inc. late Thursday posted a sharply lower fourth-quarter profit that still beat analysts' estimates for a period in which it took over $1 billion in charges tied to its investments in ...
Google quarterly profit beats on strong ad sales Reuters
LIVE: Google's Fourth-Quarter Earnings Beat Expectations BusinessWeek
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Sydney Morning Herald
Asian Stocks Drop as Sony Forecasts Annual Loss; BHP Declines
Bloomberg - 38 minutes ago
By Shani Raja Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks fell, led by technology companies and commodity producers, after Sony Corp. forecast its first annual loss in 14 years and economists predicted China’s economy will slow further.
Sony gloom deepens as operating loss looms Financial Times
Sony shares drop 5 pct after record loss warning Reuters
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BBC News
Microsoft cutting 5000 jobs Portland Business Journal
Bizjournals.com - 5 hours ago
Microsoft Corp. said Thursday morning it will cut 5000 jobs over the next 18 months, including 1400 today, and announced earnings well below previous estimates.
Microsoft resorts to first layoffs, cutting 5000 Washington Post
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BBC News
What's Microsoft's Next Move In Netbook Game?
CRN - 3 hours ago
By Kevin McLaughlin, ChannelWeb As the netbook party continues to get louder and more rambunctious, at least one attendee is sulking in the corner of the room.
Why I can't get enough of Windows 7 CNET News
Win 7 on a netbook? Microsoft seeking beta testers outside US ZDNet
Computerworld - Chicago Sun-Times - Inquirer - Los Angeles Times
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Ars Technica
Mac Trojan Targets Pirated Apple iWorks
CRN - 2 hours ago
By Stefanie Hoffman, ChannelWeb Pirated versions of Apple's iWork '09 are the latest vehicle for a malicious Trojan that is being used by hackers to access user information on Mac OS X platforms.
Mac OS X Trojan Found In Pirated iWork 09 InformationWeek
Trojan hides in pirated copies of Apple's iWork '09 Computerworld
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Spore: Galactic Adventures expansion announced
Macworld - 5 hours ago
by Chris Holt, Macworld.com Spore, Maxis’s ambitious evolution simulator, is getting its first major expansion pack. Like its predecessor, Spore: Galactic Adventures is coming to the Mac and PC, and it'll be released on the same disc.
New game genre taps into players' creativity Reuters
More Spore-s sprout on Wii, DS, PC GameSpot
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ABC News
Academy Award voters opt for the sunny over the dark
Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
Maybe they decided there was enough doom and gloom in real life. Because buoyant films such as 'Slumdog Millionaire' clean up.
With the Film Academy’s Evolution, Quality Emerges Triumphant New York Times
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Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times - 52 minutes ago
By Zip Code: By Sheri Linden In the fashionably medieval-tinged fantasy adventure "Inkheart," contemporary people known as Silvertongues bring literary characters to life simply by reading aloud from the pages in which they exist.
Silvertongue brings characters to life, but should he? San Francisco Chronicle
Novel’s Characters Leap From the Page, Literally New York Times
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War and immigration mark foreign Oscar picks
Reuters - 52 minutes ago
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Political themes weigh heavily in three films nominated on Thursday in the Oscars' foreign-language race, with the animated anti-war movie "Waltz with Bashir" in the running to win Israel's first Academy ...
'Waltz With Bashir' is in the big dance Los Angeles Times
'Waltz With Bashir' doesn't dance around horrors of war USA Today
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Washington Post
Banker Emerges as Cubs’ Top Bidder
New York Times - 41 minutes ago
By RICHARD SANDOMIR Thomas Ricketts got the backing of the Tribune Company’s creditors committee on Thursday to acquire the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field for around $900 million, said three people involved in the sale who were not authorized to speak ...
Reports: Ricketts picked as winning Cubs bidder The Associated Press
Ricketts to be named buyer of Cubs: reports MarketWatch
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Little Interest for Book by McGwire’s Brother
New York Times - 48 minutes ago
By MOTOKO RICH A proposal for a tell-all book by Jay McGwire that discusses the alleged steroid use of his older brother, the former slugger Mark McGwire, is meeting with a cool reception from the New York publishing world.
McGwire's brother says he injected him MLB.com
Jay McGwire Book On Mark’s Steroid Use RightFielders Women in Sports
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Washington Post
Magic C Howard sets NBA All-Star voting record
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Tim Reynolds, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Florida - Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard -- leading the NBA in rebounds, blocked shots and double-doubles -- became the first player to receive 3 million votes from fans to lead this season's All-Star team ...
NBA All-Star starters: Howard top vote-getter, Kobe tops West Sports Network
Magic C Howard sets NBA All-Star voting record The Associated Press
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Calgary CTV
More recalls linked to salmonella-tainted peanut butter
MSNBC - 2 hours ago
SPOKANE, Wash. - Lab tests confirm new cases of salmonella are the same as the outbreak strain that's been linked to peanut butter and reported in 43 states.
3 LIers infected with salmonella, NY sites investigated Newsday
Peanut butter product recall expands Bizjournals.com
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USA Today
Cleaner air equals 21 more weeks of life
Reuters - 11 hours ago
By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Dramatic improvements in US air quality over the last two decades have added 21 weeks to the life of the average American, researchers reported on Wednesday.
Cleaner Air Extending Lives, Study Shows New York Times
Clean Air Means Longer Life, Study Says ABC News
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BBC News
Polio’s Last Stand
Newsweek - 7 hours ago
Bill Gates is bent on eradicating the disease, but the war isn't going well. By Fred Guterl | Newsweek Web Exclusive Please fill in the following information and we'll email this link.
$635 Million Is Donated to Fight Polio Washington Post
$630 Million Donated Toward Polio Eradication Efforts New York Times
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Clinton, Obama Renew Focus on Diplomacy
ABC News - 1 hour ago
By MARTHA RADDATZ and KIRIT RADIA Newly-minted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was warmly greeted by more than 1000 employees at a State Department ceremony Thursday morning.
Reporter's notebook: Clinton gets rock-star welcome CNN
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Washington Post
Key appointments mark Clinton's first day at State Dept.
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Kevin Wolf, AP By Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - President Obama stood next to Hillary Rodham Clinton on her first day as secretary of State on Thursday and proclaimed "a new era for American leadership" through diplomacy.
George Mitchell named special envoy for the Middle East CNN
Obama names new US envoys to tackle old conflicts The Miami Herald
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Voice of America
Anti-abortion marchers hope Obama's listening
Los Angeles Times - 52 minutes ago
Thousands in Washington commemorate Roe vs. Wade and speak up against Obama's position on abortion rights. By Ben Meyerson Reporting from Washington -- On the same grounds where many gathered just two days earlier to witness President Obama's ...
Obama Intends to Lift Family-Planning 'Gag Rule' Wall Street Journal
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