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Defense chief Panetta to clear women for combat roles - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's decision to lift the 20-year ban on women serving in combat will open some 237,000 combat-related positions to women.
Panetta to lift ban on women in combat
Women in combat: Pentagon chief to remove military ban
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Five things we learned from the Benghazi hearings

CNN - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday took on Republican congressional critics of her department's handling of the deadly September terrorist attack in Libya.
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Passing Debt Bill, GOP Pledges End to Deficits

Wall Street Journal - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The House defused one potential debt crisis Wednesday, while a top Republican set the stage for a far broader debate over whether it is possible to actually balance the U.S.
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Apple revenue, iPhone sales disappoint; shares dive

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Poornima Gupta. SAN FRANCISCO | Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:47pm EST. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc missed Wall Street's revenue forecast for the third straight quarter as iPhone sales came in below expectations, fueling investors' worries that its ...
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Political newbie in Israel wakes up holding the reins

Los Angeles Times - ‎53 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM - Just a few days ago, Yair Lapid was a political rookie making his first foray into Israeli elections with a newly formed centrist party.
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Britain leader David Cameron vows to let voters decide on EU

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON - Laying out a vision that could lead his country out of the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Wednesday to negotiate a new relationship with the 27-nation trading bloc and put Britain's continued membership to a national vote ...
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North Korea Hints at New Nuclear Test

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Wednesday that its nuclear weapons program was no longer negotiable, and indicated that it might conduct its third nuclear test to retaliate against the United Nations Security Council's tightening of sanctions against ...
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Russia denies plans for mass evacuation from Syria, defends US adoptions ban

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
MOSCOW - Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday played down the implications of the departure of some of its citizens from Syria a day earlier and said Moscow has no intention of evacuating any of the thousands of Russians living in that country.
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2013 Winter Weather Leaves Midwest Locked In Deep Freeze

Huffington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
A pedestrian crosses a downtown Cleveland street in wind-blown snow Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan). MADISON, Wis. -- The Upper Midwest remains locked in the deep freeze, with bitter temperatures stretching into a fourth day across ...
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Navy says its sailors in US will be subject to random blood-alcohol tests ...

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.
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IMF Forecasts Modest Global Economic Growth

New York Times
52 minutes ago
Written by
Annie Lowrey
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that it continued to expect a modest upturn in global growth in 2013, with fewer risks of major policy mistakes and lower levels of financial stress.
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Cahill retrial decision delayed due to court conflict

The Patriot Ledger - ‎7 hours ago‎
Attorney General Martha Coakley and attorneys for former state Treasurer Timothy Cahill continue to negotiate over whether the Quincy politican's public corruption case will be dropped.
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3 Charged in Bank Malware Scheme That Hit Thousands of Computers

Mashable - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Three people were indicted Wednesday in New York for being behind a complex international operation that used a virus called 'Gozi' to infect thousands of computers worldwide, stealing citizens' bank information.
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With BlackBerry 10, struggling phone maker hopes for a comeback

CNN International
3 hours ago
Written by
Heather Kelly
(CNN) -- The makers of BlackBerry devices, Research in Motion, are gearing up for a fight they can't afford to lose. On January 30 at a press event in New York, the company is expected to finally unveil its new smartphone operating system, BlackBerry 10, and ...
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Apple Smartphone US Share Over 50% According to Kantar

Forbes - ‎4 hours ago‎
Kantar's Worldpanel ComTech survey released its latest smartphone market share data, which shows Apple's smartphone market share at 51.2% with Android at 44.2% for the twelve week timeframe ending on December 23.
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Shia LaBeouf tripped on acid to prep for 'Charlie Countryman' role

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shia LaBeouf took an unforgettable “trip” to prep for his new role. The “Transformers” star has admitted that he dropped acid in order to immerse himself in character for his new film “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman,” which debuted at the ...
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Adele to perform Bond theme song "Skyfall" live at Oscars

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
LONDON | Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:18pm EST. LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Adele will return to the stage next month after a year absence to perform her Oscar-nominated song "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards, the show's producers said on ...
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Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Shuffle Intensifies, Attorney Shawn Holley Officially ...

Us Magazine - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Lindsay Lohan (L) and her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley during a preliminary hearing at the Airport Courthouse on February 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Peter Robbins, Former Voice of Charlie Brown, Arrested on Five Felony Charges

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎1 hour ago‎
As Charlie Brown would say, "Oh, brother." Peter Robbins, who voiced the head of the Peanuts gang during the late 1960s, was arrested Monday in San Diego and charged with five felonies, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Mickelson aplogizes again for public airing of tax issues

USA TODAY - ‎10 minutes ago‎
SAN DIEGO - Citing one of his worst moments on the golf course, Phil Mickelson again apologized Wednesday on the eve of the Farmers Insurance Open for one of his worst moments behind a microphone.
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Sloane Stephens: The Teenage Star Who Beat Serena Williams

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Some may call it the shock heard around the tennis world. Sloane Stephens defeated one of the greatest players to lace up tennis shoes, Serena Williams, a tennis player whose poster once adorned Stephens' bedroom wall.
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NASA scope reveals 'magnetic braids' in sun's atmosphere

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A small NASA space telescope has revealed surprising magnetic braids of super-hot matter in the sun's outer atmosphere, a find that may explain the star's mysteriously hot corona, researchers say.
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NIH committee calls for retiring most research chimps, sending them to La ...

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW ORLEANS - Chimpanzees who have spent their lives in U.S. research labs being prodded, poked and tested may be headed for retirement in a leafy sanctuary where they can climb trees, socialize at will, play with toys and even listen to music.
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Smoking Deaths Now Equal in Women and Men

MedPage Today - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Click the bottom right corner of the video player for full screen.
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Controversial bird flu research to resume

Los Angeles Times
18 minutes ago
Written by
Eryn Brown
Bird flu researchers said Wednesday that they would end a self-imposed moratorium on controversial experiments to determine how the deadly H5N1 virus might mutate and gain the ability to spread easily among humans.

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