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Obama tax blueprint opening gambit in potential tax rewrite

Reuters - ‎5 minutes ago‎
By Kim Dixon. WASHINGTON | Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:13pm EDT. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday revived a list of his favorite tax ideas, hoping to raise $580 billion in new revenues from the wealthy over a decade in a ...
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Thousands rally across US on immigration reform

WRAL.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Thousands of immigrants and activists rallied nationwide Wednesday in a coordinated set of protests aimed at pressing Congress to approve immigration reforms that would grant 11 million immigrants living here illegally a path toward ...
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190M-year-old dinosaur bones found in China shed light on growth, development

Fox News - ‎57 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Recently discovered dinosaur embryos are giving scientists their best glimpse yet into how the ancient creatures developed.
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Diddy -- I'm NOT Bangin' Kate Upton

TMZ.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sad news from the Diddy camp ... the rap mogul says he's 100%, positively NOT having sexual relations with model Kate Upton ... despite the fact it would be totally awesome if true. Reports surfaced this morning that Diddy and Double-Diddy were spotted ...
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Syria, North Korea top G8 meeting in London

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Natalie Huet and Arshad Mohammed. LONDON | Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:10pm EDT. LONDON (Reuters) - Western and Middle Eastern nations trying to help the Syrian opposition in its war against President Bashar al-Assad will meet in Turkey on April 20, ...
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Malaysia Chooses May 5th for Election Day

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia set May 5 to hold what could be its closest general elections ever, pitting the National Front coalition and its decades-long rule amid strong economic growth against the opposition and its pledge to boost living standards and ...
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Syrian jihadists pledge fealty to al-Qaeda

Financial Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The leader of a powerful Syrian jihadist opposition militia has pledged its allegiance to the head of al-Qaeda but hit back at claims that is has merged with the group's Iraqi affiliate.
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Putin held on Finland's criminal blacklist by 'mistake'

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
HELSINKI (AP) - Vladimir Putin, banned in Finland? Finnish police say the Russian president's name was mistakenly placed on a secret criminal register that could theoretically have gotten him arrested at the border.
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Court Expresses Antipathy for SEC in Handling of Madoff Case

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Bernard L. Madoff's investors cannot sue the Securities and Exchange Commission for not uncovering his fraud, but at the same time blasted the agency for its failings.
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Sam Mullet Denied Release from Prison

fox8.com - ‎19 hours ago‎
AKRON, Ohio - A motion for release filed on behalf of Sam Mullet Sr. has been denied by the U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio.
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'Easy money' policies divide Federal Reserve

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - A growing number of Federal Reserve policymakers favor scaling back the Fed's "easy money" policies by mid-year and ending them by December if the labor market continues to improve, according to minutes of its March meeting released ...
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Export Doubts Color China Trade Report

Wall Street Journal - ‎20 minutes ago‎
BEIJING—Economists raised fresh doubts about China's export data after figures for March showed a surprise trade deficit, with some suggesting the performance of the country's crucial export sector might have been even weaker than it appeared.
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ConocoPhillips Suspends Arctic Drilling Plans

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON - ConocoPhillips announced on Tuesday that it was suspending its plans to drill in Alaskan Arctic waters in 2014 because of uncertainties over federal regulatory and permitting standards.
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KPMG auditor was photographed accepting cash bribe over coffee

Los Angeles Times
47 minutes ago
Written by
Stuart Pfeifer
It was the Starbucks sting. The defining moment in the KPMG insider-trading scandal happened over coffee at a Starbucks in the San Fernando Valley, when the auditor at the center of the case was set up by his longtime friend.
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ACLU documents shows free access to emails for IRS tax police

Register - ‎24 minutes ago‎
With the US Tax Day less than a week away, the ACLU has released a not-very-comforting Freedom of Information Act request return from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) showing just how easy it is for the tax agency to read people's online ...
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Leaked roadmap reveals Office for iOS delayed until 2014

Ars Technica
5 minutes ago
Written by
Peter Bright
Office for iOS, a product that hasn't been formally announced and hasn't even been officially confirmed to exist, has been delayed and won't launch until the autumn of 2014, according to a leaked roadmap seen by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.
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IDC: Global PC Shipments Drop 13.9% in First Quarter

Wall Street Journal
12 minutes ago
Written by
Ian Sherr
Worldwide shipments of personal computers fell 13.9% in the first quarter, according to market researcher IDC, in the biggest decline since the firm began issuing quarterly numbers in 1994.
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Apple and Yahoo in talks to bring deeper integration to iOS

SlashGear - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Yahoo already powers the Weather and Stocks app in iOS, but it seems they don't want to stop there. It's reported that the Sunnyvale-based company is currently in discussions with Apple to bring more Yahoo services to iOS, including more ways to bring ...
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MTV Explains Buckwild Cancellation, Plans to Honor Shain Gandee

The Hollywood Gossip - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Under fire from producers for cancelling Buckwild, MTV says it continuing the show without deceased cast member Shain Gandee did not feel right.
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Justin Timberlake sings for Obamas at White House soul tribute

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Having already dominated the Grammy Awards, late-night television and the Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake rode his rolling promotional juggernaut to the White House on Tuesday night, taking part in an all-star tribute to Memphis soul along with Mavis ...
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Kenny Rogers, others joining Country Music Hall of Fame

USA TODAY - ‎3 hours ago‎
Country music honors three giants of the genre. Kenny Rogers is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame's Class of 2013, along with Bobby Bare and Cowboy Jack Clement.
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Disney Studios Lays Off 150 Employees

New York Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Walt Disney Studios, which employs 7,000 people, on Wednesday laid off 150 workers, including a few relatively senior executives in movie publicity and the DVD department.
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Colin Dunlap: Steelers Have Tough Decision With Sanders

CBS Local - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The extemporaneous, off-the-cuff, “let Emmanuel Sanders walk” response needs a bit more investigation. The situation needs a good, hard think before just shipping him off to New England.
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Jeremy Lin unchained: NBA discrimination could finally end with recent run

CultureMap Houston - ‎35 minutes ago‎
It started with James Harden sidelined, Chris Paul in town and Kevin McHale holding few other options. The Houston Rockets coach almost had to play Jeremy Lin heavy minutes.
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Dark Lightning Zaps Airline Passengers

Discovery News - ‎6 hours ago‎
A jet plane flies past a mushroom-like cloud in Beijing, China, on June 14, 2012. The cloud took about one hour and ten minutes to form, and was followed by lightning inside it, and maybe dark lightning as well.
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Salmon hot pot: earliest pottery was used to cook fish

Telegraph.co.uk
22 minutes ago
Written by
Richard Gray
It could be the original nabemono - the Japanese hot pot. Archaeologists have found that charred shards some of the world's oldest ceramic pots still contain residues of the food that was cooked in them.
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IVF pioneer Robert Edwards dead at 87

USA TODAY - ‎32 minutes ago‎
His research led to the highly controversial birth of the first "test tube" baby in 1978. Robert Edwards, the British pioneer of IVF treatment, sits with Jack and Sophie Emery, two of his in vitro babies, in 1998 in London.
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HHS Charged with Bungling Preemie Study

MedPage Today
12 minutes ago
Written by
Todd Neale
Public Citizen, the watchdog group founded by Ralph Nader, today demanded an apology from Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for what it termed HHS mishandling of informed consent in a ...
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