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Feds drop 5 remaining counts against John Edwards

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Federal prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed the five remaining criminal charges against former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards. NBC News' Senior Investigative Correspondent Lisa Myers reports.
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Syria war drumbeat builds, but where is it leading?

Christian Science Monitor -
Pundits from John Bolton to Nick Kristof are issuing calls to arms. But there's little regard for national interest, or the law of unintended consequences, in the urgings to act now.
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Jerry Sandusky Trial: Janitor and "Victim 5" testify about alleged shower assaults

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(CBS/AP) BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Testimony in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial ended today with the judge allowing hearsay testimony from a janitor who said his co-worker told him he saw Sandusky performing oral sex on a young boy in a Penn State locker ...
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In mini-surge, Romney predicts empty words from Obama on economy

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By Steve Holland | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, riding a burst of momentum, predicted a major economic speech by President Barack Obama this week will have soaring rhetoric but little substance.
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Retina MacBook Pro 'least-repairable' notebook ever, says iFixit

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By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - iFixit, a popular electronics do-it-yourself website, today gave the new MacBook Pro with the Retina display its worst-possible repair score of just 1 out of a possible 10.
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Jamie Dimon Plays From the Rough

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By Roben Farzad on June 13, 2012 So closed the prepared remarks (PDF) of JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, who for more than two hours Wednesday appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to attempt to explain the megabank's recent $2 billion ...
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Scores, many of them Shiites, killed in Iraq bombings

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BEIRUT -- Iraq suffered its latest spasm of apparently sectarian bombing attacks Wednesday, as more than a dozen explosions struck Baghdad and a broad swath of the country, leaving scores of people dead and hundreds injured.
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Bangladesh rebuffs pleas to admit people fleeing Myanmar violence

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Bangladesh has rebuffed pleas from the United Nations and other groups to allow in Rohingya Muslims displaced by sectarian clashes in Myanmar, continuing to turn away their boats at its borders.
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UN's largest-ever conference kicks off in Rio de Janeiro

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RIO DE JANEIRO - The United Nations' largest-ever conference has kicked off in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio+20 conference on sustainable development is expected to draw some 50000 participants including delegates, environmental activists, business leaders ...
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Greek Party Leader Seeks Austerity Deadline Extension

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By STELIOS BOURAS ATHENS—The leader of Greece's main conservative party on Wednesday pledged to seek a two-year extension on deadlines set under the country's painful austerity program if he wins Sunday's general election, a campaign promise likely to ...
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Obama celebrates early Father's Day with other dads

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By Samson Reiny | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama celebrated an early Father's Day on Wednesday as he visited a barbecue restaurant to have lunch with four dads.
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Colorado wildfire smoke blows into Cheyenne, Wyo.

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LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Smoke from a massive northern Colorado wildfire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes was blowing into southeast Wyoming and smudging the skies above Cheyenne on Wednesday.
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What's Michelle Obama doing on Pinterest? (+video)

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First lady Michelle Obama launched her Pinterest page with 12 images - the latest effort by Obama's reelection team to leverage her popularity as much as possible in Election 2012.
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Spain Cut Three Steps to Baa3 by Moody's on Debt Level

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Spain's credit rating was downgraded three steps by Moody's Investors Service, citing the nation's increased debt burden, weakening economy and limited access to capital markets.
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Exodus resumes: Investors yank $3 billion out of stock mutual funds

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By Hibah Yousuf June 13, 2012: 3:52 PM ET Investors went back to bailing out of the stock market during the first week of June, as worries about sluggish US job growth and ongoing debt problems in Europe kept investors on edge.
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Dell's Dividend: Music to Investors' Ears

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By James Rogers 06/13/12 - 04:32 PM EDT ROUND ROCK, Tex. (TheStreet) -- Dell's(DELL) decision to start paying a dividend was music to the ears of its long-suffering investors, pushing the company's stock up more than 2% on Wednesday.
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Sheldon Adelson shakes up race with $10 million pro-Romney donation

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By MATEA GOLD WASHINGTON -- The news that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is pumping $10 million into a "super PAC" backing Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney underscores how swiftly this campaign's state of play can be affected by a single ...
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Dems, GOP claim national meaning in House election

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WASHINGTON—Based on recent precedent, Democrat Ron Barber's special election triumph in a Republican-heavy Arizona congressional district portends little or nothing about the outcome of this fall's battle for control of the House.
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Dot-mayhem: The domain landgrab, by the numbers

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Google's wants 101 new domain extensions, Amazon 76, and Microsoft 11. Here are all the key details from today's reveal. by Paul Sloan When the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided to expand the domain landscape -- letting brands ...
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Twitter's Expanded Tweets Now Show More Interactive Content

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Twitter updated its “expanded tweets” feature on Wednesday, allowing users to see more interactive content inside tweets via a desktop or mobile browser.
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'Dallas' Reboot: Meet The New Oilmen (And Women!)

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By Kara Warner (@karawarner) Remember when summertime used to mean endless repeats and no new TV shows? Times, they are a-changin', with more and more networks opting to debut new material during the summer months.
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TMZ Live: Kanye & Kim -- Nude Photo Prank & Burglary Victims

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's epic hump day -- a naked photo prank AND a burglary ... all before noon! We've got the porn star behind one of the Kardashian krises.
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USADA charges Armstrong with doping

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Bradley C Bower / AP Lance Armstrong has been banned from competition in triathlons because of the doping charges from USADA. AUSTIN, Texas - The US Anti-Doping Agency is bringing doping charges against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, ...
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Germans Put Dutch on Brink of Elimination

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KHARKIV, Ukraine - Always, the Netherlands enters a tournament as a favorite, abundantly skilled and hopeful, but now expectation has left the Dutch fragile and nearly out of possibility.
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The bonobo, the non-murderous version of the chimpanzee, gets its genome mapped

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The bonobos, like the chimpanzee, is very closely related to our species. But unlike the chimpanzee, it probably doesn't want to kill you.
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Pegasus rocket lofts NuSTAR X-ray telescope into orbit

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NASA has confirmed the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) X-Ray telescope has successfully made it into orbit after an airborne launch over the Pacific Ocean.
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A surprising find: Tropical lake on Saturn moon Titan

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An oasis of liquid methane has unexpectedly been discovered amid the tropical dunes of Saturn's moon Titan, researchers say. This lake in the otherwise dry tropics of Titan hints that subterranean channels of liquid methane might feed it from below, ...
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Calcium, vitamin D may not help avoid fractures

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An influential panel of experts in the United States says that healthy postmenopausal women don't need to take vitamin D and calcium supplements to avoid bone fractures, because the research suggests that doing so won't help.
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Even Women Doctors Can't Escape The Pay Gap

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Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and Duke University found that among 800 physicians who received a highly competitive early career research grant, women earned an average of $12194 less than men a year, when all other factors ...
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Greater use of imaging tests raises radiation fears

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(06-13) 14:42 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Use of CT scans, MRIs and other forms of advanced medical imaging skyrocketed has in recent years, according to a UCSF study that raises concerns about the amount of radiation patients receive and focuses on health ...

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