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Wisconsin vote slaps labor and Democrats, but not necessarily Obama

Chicago Tribune -
MILWAUKEE —— There may be no more appropriate metaphor for the impact of Wisconsin's combustible recall election for governor than what happened to Democratic challenger Tom Barrett moments after he publicly conceded defeat to Republican incumbent ...
Unions, at Center of Wisconsin Recall Vote, Suffer a New Setback in Its Outcome
In Wisconsin recall's wake, strategies challenged
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Syria opposition accuses pro-Assad forces of new massacre

Los Angeles Times -
Syrian opposition activists say dozens of civilians were killed by government shelling and attacks by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad in Hama province.
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Found guilty, teen to serveyear in fatal texting crash

Boston Herald -
By Christine McConville and Dan O'Brien A landmark texting verdict yesterday sent shockwaves through the smartphone set with a sentence that will lock up an 18-year-old for a year and strip him of his driver's license for 15 more years.
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Thunder close out Spurs in 6 games, move on to NBA Finals

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AP OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
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'LeakedIn' Web App Checks for Compromised LinkedIn Passwords

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By Jeremy Kirk, IDG-News-Service:Sydney-Bureau A New York-based web developer and his colleagues have built a web-based application for people to see if their LinkedIn password hash is among 6.5 million released on a Russian hacker forum.
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Mubarak's health deteriorating, Egypt officials say

Salt Lake Tribune -
Life sentence » The crisis came after the ex-president got a life term for failing to stop the killing of protesters. By HAMZA HENDAWI The Associated Press Cairo • Hosni Mubarak's health entered a "dangerous" phase on Wednesday, and doctors had to ...
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Afghanistan bombers kill 22 at busy market

Los Angeles Times -
Suicide attackers stagger blasts for maximum effect. Elsewhere, Afghan authorities say a raid killed 18 civilians. NATO reports no civilian deaths.
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Chinese president addresses SCO on regional security

Xinhua -
BEIJING, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday called on the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to make the organization a fortress of regional security and stability.
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Few centrists advance in California's new primary system

Los Angeles Times -
California's partisan divide will probably remain after Tuesday's primary, when few centrists saw electoral success amid extremely low turnout.
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San Diego and San Jose Lead Way in Pension Cuts

New York Times -
While the eyes of the nation focused on Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker brushed back a recall attempt by critics of his move to strip most public-sector unions of their collective bargaining rights, a pair of less noticed local elections Tuesday in ...
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Charge against Kwame Brown risks DC's image and governance

Washington Post -
His boat was “Bullet Proof,” but he was not. In fact, it was Kwame R. Brown's 38-foot Chris-Craft cabin cruiser - or, more precisely, the home-equity loan taken out to pay for it - that became the hole in the DC Council chairman's political Kevlar.
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Markets up broadly on hopes for Spanish banks, stimulus

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hit one-week highs on Thursday, and commodity prices and the euro firmed, on signs that Europe was dealing urgently with Spain's banking crisis and that the United States could embark on fresh monetary stimulus.
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Nasdaq offers brokerages $40 million for Facebook glitches

Los Angeles Times -
Nasdaq OMX Group's proposed fund over the Facebook IPO debacle, a mix of cash and trading credits, is assailed as paltry. It's unclear how much of the $40 million would go to retail investors.
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Democrats' Comments Spark Tax Cut Debate

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans pounced Wednesday on disputed comments from Bill Clinton and a former senior Obama economic adviser, claiming that the Republican push to extend all of the Bush-era tax cuts beyond the 2012 expiration date has ...
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Obama back to Bay Area for more campaign cash

San Jose Mercury News -
By Mike Rosenberg mrosenberg@mercurynews.com President Barack Obama returned to the Bay Area on Wednesday to treat himself to a second helping of campaign cash.
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Ron Paul: Delegate total is "not enough" to beat Romney

CBS News -
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul conceded on Wednesday that he will not obtain enough delegates to win the Republican nomination, but said his success at obtaining delegates "shatters the predictions.
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Google unveils new Maps features amid fight with Apple

San Jose Mercury News -
By Brandon Bailey This released by Google shows a three-dimensional view of San Francisco on Google Earth. Google's digital mapping service is preparing to introduce offline access on mobile devices and more three-dimensional images of major cities as ...
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Rather Than Share Your Location, Foursquare Wants to Suggest One

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New York Times -
Two years ago, Foursquare was the star of the New York start-up scene. Celebrities and major brands embraced its mobile app, and companies like Facebook and Yahoo were eager to buy it.
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What IPv6 means for you (FAQ)

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The Internet has just changed forever, for real, thanks to IPv6. But chances are that you won't notice a thing -- at least not yet.
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Miley Cyrus to Release 'Very Adult and Sexy' Album Before Marrying Liam Hemsworth

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An insider reveals that the former 'Hannah Montana' star won't be enjoying her downtime with Liam for too long because she's 'having fun making music' for 'the first time in her career.
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Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer, was grounded in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times -
Ray Bradbury was a beloved figure in Los Angeles. He was a regular at bookstore readings and an enthusiastic supporter of local theater.
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Charlie Logan Marshall-Green

Chicago Sun-Times -
Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is a magnificent science-fiction film, all the more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn't have the answers.
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Celtics' success starts with stops

ESPN -
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com BOSTON -- There's a perception that the Boston Celtics are an overachieving bunch, an aging team that is leaning on its experience to mask the deficiencies that have set in over time.
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Nova pitches into the ninth, Yankees beat Rays

USA TODAY -
NEW YORK (AP) - Frustrated with the way he had been pitching, Ivan Nova took it upon himself to figure things out after his previous start.
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The trouble now Tripled

Boston Herald -
By Ed Gray ELMONT, NY - Pulling off a sweep of the Triple Crown races is daunting enough, as the connections of 11 candidates that have been upended in the Belmont Stakes over the past 34 years can attest, but the New York media and race officials seem ...
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Greinke strikes out 12, Brewers beat Cubs

USA TODAY -
By Benny Sieu, US Presswire By Benny Sieu, US Presswire Greinke extended his home winning streak to 15 straight decisions at Miller Park, and the Milwaukee Brewers rediscovered their offense, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Wednesday night.
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Space shuttle Enterprise sails up Hudson River to new home

Charleston Post Courier -
By KAREN MATTHEWS AP NEW YORK - New Yorkers lined the West Side waterfront to welcome the space shuttle Enterprise as it sailed up the Hudson River on Wednesday to its new home aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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Rio Earth Summit nears as scientists warn of grave threats to planet

Pioneer Press -
By Juliet Eilperin WASHINGTON -- As thousands of people prepare to convene in Brazil this month for the Rio+20 Earth Summit, scientists and environmentalists alike are sending a sharp message: The planet is in dire straits.
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Superbug turns sex disease into a global threat

Times of India -
LONDON: Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea have spread to countries across the world, the UN health agency said on Wednesday, and millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors catch and treat cases earlier.
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CT scans on children 'could triple brain cancer risk'

BBC News -
By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News Multiple CT scans in childhood can triple the risk of developing brain cancer or leukaemia, a study suggests.

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