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High command quits Gingrich campaign

Washington Post -
Less than a month after one of the most calamitous political launches in recent memory, former House speaker Newt Gingrich's campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination imploded on Thursday, ...
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Huge Arizona wildfire rekindles forest debate

Deseret News -
SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. - A raging wildfire that could become the largest in Arizona history is rekindling the blame game surrounding ponderosa pine forests that have become dangerously overgrown after a century of fire ...

From Clinton aide, the ultimate denial: 'The story is bogus'

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Kamran Jebreili/Associated Press - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to journalists during the third meeting of Contact Group on Libya on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

European Sheds Label as He Shops for a Ring

New York Times -
Few have labeled Dirk Nowitzki soft while he has played hurt in the NBA finals. By HARVEY ARATON The suggestion that Dirk Nowitzki had overcome injury and illness to keep the Mavericks afloat in the NBA finals did not impress Miami's Dwyane Wade.

'Super 8' is a super-exciting summer escape

USA Today -
Super 8 packs the emotional punch of vintage Steven Spielberg with the spectacular effects and sense of mystery at which writer/director JJ Abrams excels.

Wade sidelined, Heat up 31-30 after first quarter

Los Angeles Times -
A rough start on the scoreboard turned even rougher for the Heat when shooting guard Dwyane Wade was forced to the locker room late in the first quarter Thursday night after taking a hard fall, favoring his ...

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Syrian refugees pour into Turkey fearing bloody clash with government forces

Globe and Mail -
With northern Syria bracing for a crackdown by elite government troops, and thousands of people fleeing across the Turkish border, a man with a wounded arm took shelter in the attic of a modest shop and explained how the latest violence began.

New Airstrikes Target Libyan Capital

Voice of America -
Photo: AP In this photo taken on a organized government tour, foreign journalists take photographs next to a damaged truck at the Hadba agricultural area, outside Tripoli, Libya, on June 8, 2011, which Libyan officials claim was a target of a NATO air ...

US could move faster on Afghanistan troop withdrawals

BBC News -
Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, today told fellow Nato ministers meeting in Brussels that there should be, "no rush for the exits" as the alliance draws down its forces in Afghanistan.

Yemen rivals set to stage mass protests -
Rival demonstrations planned amid reports of Ali Abdullah Saleh's planned return to Yemen from surgery in Saudi Arabia. Pro- and anti-regime camps in Yemen have called for mass protests on Friday after state media said embattled President Ali Abdullah ...

One dead, four others wounded in Brooklyn boardwalk shooting

Reuters -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman was killed and four men were shot on Thursday afternoon when bullets starting flying on a popular Brooklyn beach boardwalk, police said.

Trial session ends early as Casey Anthony takes ill

Reuters -
Recruiters say the Web 2.0 hiring boom, which counters nationwide unemployment above 9 percent, shows no sign of abating. And startups are having to be very creative to lure potential hires away from Google and other tech giants.

Avaya Files for $1 Billion IPO -
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Avaya took the first step toward a return to the public markets on Thursday as the Basking Ridge, NJ-based provider of business communications software and equipment filed with the ...

Microsoft loses $290 million patent battle, begins searching couch cushions

Engadget -
We've diligently followed the Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership patent dispute as it wound its way through the courts, and now comes the day of reckoning: by a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court has ...

Treasury slams big banks' mortgage modifications

USA Today -
The nation's largest mortgage loan servicers have done a poor job in modifying distressed home loans through the government's foreclosure prevention program and need "substantial improvement," the Obama administration said ...

Apple cuts developers slack on in-app subscription plan -
A few months ago, developers who wanted to reap the benefits from apps sold for Apple mobile devices had to agree to sell subscriptions over iTunes as well as their own platforms and split the revenue with Apple.

Hackers improperly viewed Citigroup credit card accounts

Washington Post -
View Photo Gallery - These six companies have fallen victim to major cyber attacks in recent months. By Renae Merle, Citigroup acknowledged Thursday that hackers improperly viewed the account information of hundreds of thousands of its credit card ...

Nintendo president Iwata puzzled by investor reaction to Wii U

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Nintendo Co Ltd's President Satoru Iwata speaks during the Nintendo Conference 2010 in Chiba, east of Tokyo September 29, 2010.

Les Paul Doodle Wows Googlers

Fox News -
If there were a doodle hall of fame, Google's latest doodle would be inducted. In commemoration of legendary musician Les Paul, who would have been 96 today, Google's homepage has been transformed into an interactive guitar.

Apple 'spaceship' site is Steve Wozniak's former HP stomping grounds

Los Angeles Times -
Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, has some history with the parcel of land that the iPad maker is looking to build its new "spaceship" headquarters on -- he used to work there as an employee of Hewlett-Packard.

MTV Cancels Controversial Show 'Skins', PTC Pleased

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The Parents Television Council is not surprised by the network's decision to axe the racy TV series that 'unfortunately, didn't connect with a US audience as much as' it was hoped.

Shania Twain's CMT Awards Fall Edited Out of Repeats (Video)

Hollywood Reporter -
The show's executive producer says he wants to save the country singer from further embarrassment. CMT Awards producers are hoping to save Shania Twain further embarrassment following her fall during the ceremony Wednesday night.

Kim Kardashian Will Be a Bridezilla, Predicts Sister Khloé

People Magazine -
Khloé Kardashian is gearing up for sister Kim's upcoming wedding to Kris Humphries with a mixture of excitement and dread. "I'm looking forward to being in the wedding," the reality star, 26, told PEOPLE Wednesday at the Forbes ...

Rannells relishes first Tony nomination

USA Today -
Andrew Rannells may live in Hells Kitchen but New York City has been nothing but heavenly for him. Andrew Rannells, a first-time Tony nominee for his work in The Book of Mormon, has come a long way from his hometown of Omaha, ...

Making Do Without Chamberlain's Magic

New York Times -
In the lobby of the Cleveland Indians' executive offices is a framed photograph of pitcher Fausto Carmona, covered in Lake Erie midges in the 2007 playoff game that changed everything for Joba Chamberlain.

Bengals' Jones: Pryor shouldn't be 'thrown up under the bus'

NFL News -
By Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has a feel for what Terrelle Pryor has gone through at Ohio State, and he says the former Buckeyes quarterback, who is assessing his future in the wake of the scandal that has engulfed the ...

Hit and Run: The end -- finally -- is here for Geren -
• It's almost surprising Oakland A's manager Bob Geren lasted as long as he did. He felt a change coming for a while with the team losing and his hold on the clubhouse being questioned almost daily.

Angels' offense is producing only frustration

Los Angeles Times -
They have fallen four games below .500 because of their failure to get clutch hits. A combination of struggling veterans and inconsistent rookies has caused much of their problems.

As Sedins are silent, Bruins get scoring from everywhere

USA Today -
VANCOUVER - The story going into today's Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final is why the Sedin twins aren't scoring. But the better story might be why all the Boston Bruins are scoring.

Making the case for vaccines

Globe and Mail -
Millions of people in the developing world die needlessly or are put at risk of contracting preventable diseases each year because of a lack of access to vaccines, prompting experts from around the world to issue an urgent call for better funding and ...

UN summit sets plan to stop HIV child infections

Reuters -
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - World leaders at a UN AIDS summit launched a plan on Thursday to try to eliminate by 2015 most new HIV infections among children, who inherit the condition from already infected mothers.


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