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Obama: I didn't know about IRS practices

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Updated: 1:42 p.m. ET. President Obama said Thursday he had no knowledge about controversial IRS practices under investigation until news outlets reported on the subject last Friday, and he vowed to "fix" problems plaguing the agency through a ...
Obama: No Special Counsel for IRS
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Tornadoes hit North Texas; 6 dead

CNN International - ‎53 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Rescue crews searched Thursday for seven people missing after overnight tornadoes struck North Texas, killing at least six.
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10 Things to Know About David Beckham

ABC News
43 minutes ago
Written by
Nancy Armour
Ten things to know about David Beckham, the soccer superstar who announced his retirement Thursday. ———. 1. HE'S WON EVERYWHERE HE'S PLAYED ... Beckham has won at least one league title with every team he's joined for a full season.
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Facebook launches app for Google Glass

26 minutes ago
Written by
Shara Tibken
The app allows users to upload photos from Google's computing eyewear directly to their Facebook timelines. Shara Tibken. by Shara Tibken.
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Video shows Islamist rebels executing 11 Syrian soldiers

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIRUT | Thu May 16, 2013 12:21pm EDT. BEIRUT (Reuters) - A video published on Thursday showed fighters of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Syria executing 11 men they accused of taking part in massacres by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
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Obama, Erdogan Pledge to Keep Pressure on Assad - VOA

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
U.S. President Barack Obama and visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan say they will keep pressure on Syria's president to leave power as they try to resolve the country's civil war.

Federal Oversight of LAPD Officially...

ABC News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
A judge has officially ended more than a decade of federal oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department that was triggered by a corruption scandal involving abusive officers.
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Powerball jackpot climbs to $550 million - Newsday Westchester

Newsday - ‎19 minutes ago‎
A $360 million jackpot? That was just chump change. No one won had the winning numbers drawn Wednesday night -- 2-34-11-41-26 and Powerball number 32 -- to take the Powerball prize estimated at $360 million.
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Fed Officials Offer Split Views on Outlook for Bond-Buying

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Several Federal Reserve officials on Thursday agreed that the government's troubled financial situation was hurting the economy, although finding that common ground did not lead them to concur on the best way forward for monetary policy.
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Senate Confirms MIT's Moniz as Obama's Energy Secretary

Bloomberg - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Physicist Ernest Moniz won Senate confirmation to lead the Energy Department and help direct clean-energy investments while deciding how much of the U.S.
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US airline group sees pickup in summer air passengers

Reuters - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Thu May 16, 2013 2:12pm EDT. (Reuters) - More people will likely fly this summer compared with a year ago as U.S. airlines gain a record level of international passengers, an industry association said on Thursday.
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Kepler space telescope 'isn't down-and-out just yet' – Nasa

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Kepler space telescope, Nasa's iconic mission to find a new Earth outside our solar system, has a problem. A crucial component used to help it orient in space has stopped working and, with little chance of getting it fixed, it looks as though the satellite will ...
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LulzSec: the unanswered questions

The Guardian
40 minutes ago
Written by
Charles Arthur
The sentencing of four of the members of the LulzSec hacking crew closes the book on its three-month campaign, waged between May and July 2011, against a range of sites and targets - including government, media and games sites.
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Wade Robson: Michael Jackson sexually abused me - USA Today

USA TODAY - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Wade Robson opens up about why he's just now accusing Michael Jackson of sexually abusing him as a child. Robson danced in several Jackson music videos and testified on Jackson's behalf during his 2005 child molestation trial.
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Kanye West renounces celebrity status at New York City concert

Los Angeles Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Someone alert the paparazzi: Kanye West is not a celebrity, and you guys can pack up and go home. Nothing to see here. That was the intended takeaway, at least, from another classic-Kanye monologue during West's set Thursday night at the Roseland ...
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Mark Sanchez 'ready' to win job

ESPN - ‎19 minutes ago‎
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Quarterback Mark Sanchez was just one of the many New York Jets stunned to hear that 35-year-old David Garrard decided to retire Wednesday due to a knee that wasn't up to the rigors of a 16-game season anymore.
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Kluwe excited to join Raiders - ‎6 hours ago‎
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio. Throughout their history, the Oakland Raiders have seen their share of colorful personalities. And in 2013, they're adding another, signing punter Chris Kluwe on Wednesday.
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Tough lessons from the Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff elimination

SB Nation - ‎34 minutes ago‎
After seeing their season end earlier than expected, where do the Oklahoma City Thunder go from here?  Share on Facebook ·  Tweet post · + Comments.
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'Star Trek' star Zachary Quinto gets political

Washington Examiner - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Spock left the spaceship Wednesday night, transported (as the actor Zachary Quinto) to the District the same evening his new movie, "Star Trek: Into Darkness," opened nationwide.
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Fossils Indicate Common Ancestor for Old World Monkeys and Apes

Scientific American - ‎2 hours ago‎
Two new Oligocene primates found in Tanzania, Rukwapithecus fleaglei (foreground left) and Nsungwepithecus gunnelli (background right), are shown here in an artist's reconstruction.
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Why you don't want to drink the pool water - USA Today

1 hour ago
Written by
Kim Painter
There are feces in pools because people don't shower before swimming, researchers say. pool. Four boys jump in to the swimming pool in Freiburg, southern Germany.
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Cloning Is Used to Create Embryonic Stem Cells

New York Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
Scientists have finally succeeded in using cloning to create human embryonic stem cells, a step toward developing replacement tissue to treat diseases but one that might also hasten the day when it will be possible to create cloned babies.
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