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Former Bush Aide Said to Be Choice to Be Chief of FBI

New York Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to nominate James B. Comey, a former hedge fund executive who served as a senior Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, to replace Robert S. Mueller III as the director of the Federal Bureau ...
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Michele Bachmann won't run for reelection

Los Angeles Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Michele Bachmann, the fiery conservative congresswoman from Minnesota, announced Wednesday she would not seek reelection, a move made in the face of a political challenge at home and several investigations into her failed run for ...
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Letters Threatening Mayor, Bearing Same Postmark, Test Positive for Ricin

New York Times - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Two letters that contained threats to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg - one addressed to him, the other to a lobbyist who works on his gun control campaign - have tested positive for the deadly poison ricin, the authorities said on Wednesday.

China's Grab of US Hogs Stokes Interest on Hill - ‎11 minutes ago‎
China's largest acquisition to date of a U.S. company, Smithfield Foods, raised eyebrows on Wednesday among market watchers who question China's interest in taking possession of one of America's largest food producers.

HCA hospitals find optimal way to cut blood infections

USA TODAY - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Study says bathing process is better than isolation to prevent MRSA. GAN HLTH MRSA STUDY 052913. Nurse Joey Johnson of Centennial Medical Center in Nashville wipes the arm of ICU patient Sunny Owunah, on Thursday, May 23, 2013, with a ...
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Taliban commander reported dead in US drone strike in Pakistan

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani Taliban's No. 2 commander was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike Wednesday, two Pakistani intelligence officials and a Pakistani Taliban commander said, a potentially significant blow to an insurgent group that ...
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Man charged in UK soldier's murder

CBS News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Updated 8:53 PM ET. This story contains video that some viewers may find graphic. LONDON Police have charged a man with the murder of a British soldier in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in broad daylight.
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New Jersey Sent Welfare Checks to Prisoners

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Reining in welfare, unemployment benefits and state pension costs have become standard rallying cries for Republican politicians - particularly those with an eye on the White House.
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Wildfires in Santa Rosa County

WEAR - ‎1 hour ago‎
The seventh fire is 30 acres in a swamp, making it difficult for firefighters to contain. Motorists on Hwy 4 and Hwy 87 in Berrydale should use caution due to heavy smoke.
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UPDATE 2-Buffett pays $5.6 bln for Vegas utility, bulks up in West

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thu May 30, 2013 3:44am IST. May 29 (Reuters) - A Berkshire Hathaway Inc unit will pay $5.6 billion for NV Energy Inc, the electric utility serving Las Vegas and its power-hungry casinos, in yet another large energy deal for Warren Buffett in the western ...
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Tax breaks benefit rich households the most, report says

Los Angeles Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Federal income tax breaks disproportionately benefit wealthier households, according to a report issued Wednesday that is certain to become ammunition in the budget battles as Congress debates the best ways to reduce Washington's ...
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Nasdaq settles Facebook IPO debacle with SEC

Los Angeles Times
1 hour ago
Written by
Shan Li
NEW YORK - Nasdaq OMX Group will pay $10 million for botching Facebook's initial public stock offering last year, a debacle that shook investors' confidence in Wall Street.
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UPDATE 2-Top 2 US funeral companies merge as baby boomers boost demand

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wed May 29, 2013 10:11pm IST. * Deal would combine two biggest U.S. funeral home operators. * New company to have over $9 bln backlog from pre-planned bookings.

Google whips the sheet off new Gmail interface

Register - ‎39 minutes ago‎
That's not quite a line Nora Ephron can work into the title of a romantic comedy, but is the reality of a Gmail inbox design revealed by the Chocolate Factory today.
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Moto X smartphone is real and will be launched by October

7 minutes ago
Written by
Dan Farber
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. -- Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility has not been the search giant's finest hour, at least so far.
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Chief Exec of Apple: Google Glass Set to Be a Niche Market Product.

X-bit Labs - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Smart watches and even smart glasses have existed for years now, but remained niche products because of high price, limited functionality and poor user interfaces.
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Nissan , other brands suspend Facebook ads over offensive content

19 minutes ago
Written by
Zach Miners
Nissan and some other big brands have suspended advertising campaigns on Facebook after ads were apparently displayed next to offensive content on the site.
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Adam Levine on Voice Comment: "I Obviously Love My Country Very Much"

Us Magazine - ‎8 hours ago‎
The United States of America will be loved -- by Adam Levine! The Maroon 5 frontman sparked a huge controversy after his angry aside on Tuesday's results episode of The Voice -- in which the tattooed mentor, 34, was overheard muttering "I hate this ...
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Is 'Arrested Development' a dud? In Netflix's new world, it's unclear.

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
At first blush, Netflix's latest foray into producing an original television series might not appear to be a raging success. On Sunday, it released 15 new episodes of "Arrested Development" - the sitcom last seen on Fox in 2003 that maintained a cult following to ...
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Ringo Starr unveils unseen Beatles photos in e-book

Reuters - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Wed May 29, 2013 8:59pm EDT. (Reuters) - Former Beatle Ringo Starr is lifting the lid on a collection of previously unseen photographs of the Fab Four in their heyday from his personal collection, in a new photography book due out next month.
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Justin Bieber's Ferrari -- PULLED OVER for Speeding ... Seriously - ‎1 hour ago‎
Unbelievable -- Justin Bieber's white Ferrari has just been pulled over for speeding ... just days after Bieber allegedly tore through his gated community in the same car, terrorizing his neighbors.
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Zimmerman hits 3 HRs in first 3 ABs for Nationals

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman (11) jogs off the field after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Baltimore.
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Tiger Woods set to resume golf talk

ESPN - ‎7 minutes ago‎
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods was minding his own business, winning four tournaments by mid-May, reclaiming his place as the world's best player, making a beeline toward history, when Sergio Garcia dropped a bucket of fried chicken in his lap.
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Column: Did Tortorella deserve to be fired?

USA TODAY - ‎18 minutes ago‎
John Tortorella is many things, and many of them are bad. Stubborn, short-tempered, rude and at times disrespectful among them. The exact reasons he was fired might have had nothing to do with those, nothing, even to do with his abysmal power play, or his ...
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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer dishes out brutal lesson to Devvarman

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thu May 30, 2013 1:09am IST. (Recasts with quotes, details). By Toby Davis. PARIS May 29 (Reuters) - Somdev Devvarman discovered one of tennis's most brutal truths on Wednesday that after 17 grand slam titles there is little room for mercy in Roger ...

Scientists find oldest feathered dinosaur yet: Sorry, Archaeopteryx

Los Angeles Times
4 hours ago
Written by
Amina Khan
When did birds first emerge from among the dinosaurs? It's an argument that has plagued paleontologists and cast a shadow over the reputation of Archaeopteryx, a feathered dinosaur that has long been considered the earliest known bird.
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Mosquitoes With Altered Gene Can't Sniff People Out - ‎5 hours ago‎
An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis. (WikiMedia). Travel Deals. $119 -- Jersey Shore: 2-Night Getaway incl.
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The Flight Status of Passenger Ailments

Wall Street Journal- India - ‎42 minutes ago‎
It happens on about one in 600 flights: an onboard medical emergency requires help and sometimes an unscheduled landing. Passengers are often left wondering what happened.

UPDATE 1-FDA approves two Glaxo melanoma drugs

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thu May 30, 2013 12:59am IST. May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Wednesday approved a pair of GlaxoSmithKline Plc drugs to treat advanced melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - in patients with specific genetic mutations.
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