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Operative claims liberal group Progress Kentucky behind secret McConnell ...

Fox News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
A Kentucky Democratic operative claimed Thursday that two leaders with a local liberal group were the ones who secretly recorded a February strategy session with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides.
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Ex-KPMG auditor London leaked data on five clients, SEC alleges

Los Angeles Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- Former KPMG senior auditor Scott London leaked confidential information on five companies, illegal tips that won him $50,000 in bags of cash as well as other perks, the U.S.
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PC market tumbles as IDC points at Windows 8

44 minutes ago
Written by
Chris Burns
If reporting that the entirety of the PC market weren't enough of a punch in the gut for Microsoft from the analytical group IDC, the suggestion that their newest operating system is to blame really, really is.
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White House weighs in on Jay-Z's new Cuba rap

41 minutes ago
Written by
Ann Oldenburg
He mentions Havana in the new track. Jay-Z. Beyonce and Jay-Z tour Old Havana, Cuba. (Photo: Ramon Espinosa, AP). In the wake of Florida lawmakers questioning his recent trip to Cuba with wife Beyoncé, Jay-Z today released Open Letter, a track that ...
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Taliban gunmen kill election candidate in Pakistan

Bellingham Herald - ‎56 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD - Taliban gunmen on Thursday shot and killed a candidate in Pakistan's election, his party and police said, as political parties facing militant threats struggled with campaigning ahead of the May 11 vote.
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French chief rabbi quits

Ynetnews - ‎1 hour ago‎
After initially trying to hold on to his post despite admitting to plagiarism in two books and deception about his academic credentials, Rabbi Gilles Bernheim steps down.
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Gunman identified in deadly SWAT shootout in Georgia

USA TODAY - ‎45 minutes ago‎
SUWANEE, Ga. - A man killed by a SWAT team after police said he held four firefighters hostage at his suburban Atlanta home was armed with a half-dozen guns and told his hostages that he targeted them so he wouldn't be shot, police said Thursday.
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Train passenger caught with Vladimir Putin fake ID - ‎1 hour ago‎
German-born Lucas Baier, whose appearance has been likened to the Russian President, presented the ID card during a train journey from Salzburg to Munich.
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Maine cottage owners relieved by capture of hermit believed to be responsible ...

Fox News - ‎14 minutes ago‎
ROME, Maine - Cottage owners on a central Maine lake are expressing relief that a so-called hermit is no longer at large. Law enforcement officials say 47-year-old Christopher Knight lived in the woods for 27 years and may be responsible for more than ...
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Storm blamed for Mississippi death

31 minutes ago
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Mariano Castillo
(CNN) -- Mississippi bore the brunt of a storm system that spawned a tornado and is blamed for at least one death Thursday afternoon.
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Facebook's CEO Forms Group to Push for Immigration Overhaul

San Francisco Chronicle
1 hour ago
Written by
Brian Womack
(Updates with contributors in sixth paragraph.) April 11 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced the creation of an advocacy group called Fwd.
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UPDATE 2-US housing regulator extends popular refinance program

Reuters - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:11pm EDT. * Borrowers will have until 2015 to win a new loan. * More than 2.2 million have used Home Affordable Refinance Program.
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Wall Street gains on jobless claims; Dow, S&P set records

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Angela Moon. NEW YORK | Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:08pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks rose on Thursday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 climbing to fresh all-time intraday highs after data showed jobless claims dropped more than expected.
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US Jobless Claims Drop by 42000

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—The number of U.S. workers filing new applications for unemployment benefits dropped for the first time in four weeks, a renewed yet seasonally tempered sign of job gains following March's weakness in the labor market.
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Philips Hopes to Set the World Alight With New LED

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Royal Philips Electronics NV has shown off a new type of light it says is twice as efficient as fluorescent tubes and more than 10 times as efficient as a traditional light bulb.
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Google Tools To Control Data After Death

27 minutes ago
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Thomas Claburn
New tools aim to help users maintain privacy should something happen, remove data after set period of inactivity. Start The Discussion · Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Thomas Claburn | April 11, 2013 02:33 PM.
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Airplane Takeover Demonstrated Via Android App

InformationWeek - ‎1 hour ago‎
Software hack allows security researcher to take control of aircraft navigation and other systems; avionics manufacturers emphasize that the presentation exploited training software.
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HTC profit slump confirms Samsung and Apple as smartphone leaders

The Guardian
37 minutes ago
Written by
Charles Arthur
The divergent fortunes within the $200bn (£130bn) global smartphone market were laid bare this week when Taiwan's HTC reported a 98% slump in profits, confirming Samsung and Apple's seemingly unassailable lead over their diminished rivals.
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Japan carmakers recall 3.4 million vehicles for Takata airbag flaw

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Yoko Kubota and Ben Klayman. TOKYO/DETROIT | Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:26pm EDT. TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Four Japanese automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co, are recalling 3.4 million vehicles sold around the world ...
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McCartney tops UK music rich list, Adele richest youngster

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON | Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:39am EDT. LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney's 680-million-pound ($1.04 billion) fortune put him at the top of a list ranking the UK and Ireland's richest musicians that also highlighted Adele as the wealthiest ...
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Harang reportedly going from Rockies to Mariners - ‎19 minutes ago‎
SEATTLE -- The Mariners are close to acquiring veteran right-hander Aaron Harang in a trade with the Rockies, according to a report Thursday by Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.
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One of the guys atop the Masters leaderboard is nicknamed 'Lynn Dawg'

USA TODAY - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Jack Gruber/USA TODAY Sports. Taking advantage of relatively tranquil course conditions this morning at Augusta, Englishman David Lynn - playing in his first Masters - took the early clubhouse lead at 4-under par (he's since been surpassed by Marc ...
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NHL partners with advocacy group to stamp out homophobia

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- The National Hockey League and a sports-oriented anti-homophobia advocacy group announced Thursday they are joining forces to provide players with tolerance training and other programs.
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Australopithecus sediba hominin: New study reveals how human ancestor ...

Phys.Org - ‎1 hour ago‎
Composite reconstruction of Au. sediba based on recovered material from MH1, MH2 and MH4 and based upon the research presented in the accompanying manuscripts.
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Fossilized Dinosaur Nest Offers Clues to Baby Dino Development

Geekosystem - ‎12 minutes ago‎
While the sonogram that our own Glen Tickle keeps on his desk proves that he is an adorable and loving father, it's not awesome because it's a sonogram of his daughter, not a dinosaur.
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Some drinking tied to longer life post-breast cancer

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Genevra Pittman. NEW YORK | Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:35pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who had a few alcoholic drinks per week before their diagnosis were slightly less likely to die from their cancer, according to a study ...
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Proposed soda ban likely to backfire, study finds

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
After New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled his plan to ban the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces, comedian Jon Stewart complained that the proposal "combines the draconian government overreach people love with the probable lack of results ...


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