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Taliban Raid on Kabul Hotel Ends After 4-Hour Battle

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An Afghan soldier aims his gun as he guards the area surrounding the Intercontinental hotel during a military operation against Taliban militants that stormed the hotel in Kabul on ...
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Bank of America nears mortgage suit settlement

Houston Chronicle -
Bank of America is completing an agreement to pay $8.5 billion to settle a lawsuit by investors who purchased mortgage securities that soured when the housing bubble burst, representing what is likely to be the ...

Democrats pass austerity budget for California

Los Angeles Times -
Universities, courts and the poor would be among those losing funding in the new California budget. Officials admit the plan would not restore the state to fiscal health.

Asian Stocks, Won Advance Before Greek Vote

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Visitors look at Fanuc Robotics Inc.'s M-6iB/6S Solution Arm at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo. Fanuc Corp., maker of industrial robots, rallied 3.2 percent after Japan's trade ...

Roth's journey just beginning after Gamecocks' repeat championship -
OMAHA, Neb. -- Half an hour after South Carolina won its second straight national championship, the game's winning pitcher -- and one of the enduring characters of the College World Series -- was playing in the dirt three days before he was to fly to ...

New Mexico wildfire advances on nuclear waste site

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P. Solomon Banda,Susan Montoya Bryan, AP Jae C. Hong / AP Firefighter Chris Teters, of Portland, Ore., mops up hot spots in Pajarito Mountain ski area near Los Alamos, NM, Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

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Egyptian protesters clash with security forces in Cairo

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ELEANOR HALL: A new wave of protests has hit Egypt with thousands of protesters clashing with riot police in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Myanmar government warns Suu Kyi planned tour could cause riots

Reuters -
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) carries her birthday gift as she makes her way through the crowd gathered at her National League for Democracy (NLD) head office in Yangon June 19, 2011.

US Calls Syrian Opposition Meeting 'Positive'

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Photo: AP The United States says the Syrian government's decision to allow a meeting of opposition figures in Damascus was a positive step, though much more needs to be done to open political space in the troubled country.

Kim Jong-un Ascent Increases 'Miscalculation' Odds, Thurman Says

Bloomberg -
The inexperience and youth of North Korea's heir-apparent Kim Jong-un “increase the likelihood of miscalculation” with South Korea and the US, according to the nominee for top US general there.

Judge in Casey Anthony trial to decide on former fiance's testimony

CNN International -
(CNN) -- The judge in Casey Anthony's capital murder trial will decide Wednesday whether her former fiance can testify in the presence of the jury.

Sarah Palin, in Iowa, continues to demur

Los Angeles Times -
Media and supporters accompany the former Alaska governor as she attends the premiere of a film about her political career. But she still won't say if she's running for president.

In NH visit, Bachmann praises moratorium on US income tax

Boston Globe -
Michele Bachmann, greeting supporters in Raymond, NH, yesterday, cited the tax moratorium in reply to a question. (Jim Cole/Associated Press) By Shira Schoenberg RAYMOND, NH - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann suggested yesterday that ...

More flooding woes along the Missouri, Souris rivers

Reuters -
Homes seen in the morning light, are reflected in flood waters, with the earthen levee of one house (C) appearing to remain intact in Minot, North Dakota, June 25, 2011.

Asia looks to "friend" Lagarde to honour IMF pledges

Reuters -
SINGAPORE, June 29 (Reuters) - Asia's fast-rising economies set their sights on securing key IMF appointments under newly named chief Chistine Lagarde on Wednesday, hopeful she would be the one to make good on oft-heard pledges to swing more power to ...

Metro home prices hit lowest level since 1993

Detroit Free Press -
Home prices in metro Detroit fell at an annual rate of 7.5% through April, to a level not seen since June 1993, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index for April released Tuesday.

Nissan Ghosn Gets 982 Million Yen as Carmaker Posts Record Market Share

Bloomberg -
June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn talks about the potential of China's car market and the company's growth strategy.

Another Try by Google to Take On Facebook

New York Times -
Google has tried several times, without much success, to take on Facebook and master social networking. Now it is making its biggest effort yet.

Microsoft Puts Office In Cloud, Lifting Competition With Google

Investor's Business Daily -
By PATRICK SEITZ, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 06:05 PM ET PC software leader Microsoft (MSFT) extended its Office productivity suite into the Internet cloud on Tuesday in a move to fend off Google (GOOG) in online business software.

NASA nails down launch date

Florida Today -
A piece of space debris whizzing close by the International Space Station on Tuesday prompted the six crew members aboard to climb into Russian Soyuz lifeboats and prepare to evacuate the outpost.

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni -- Separated -
Sources close to the couple tell us ... although David and Tea are taking time apart, they have not decided if they will file for divorce.

Transformers: Too much meets the eye

Philadelphia Inquirer -
It's hard to describe the effect the latest Hasbro Toys inspired 3D saga, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, has on the audience.

'The Voice': What you didn't see on TV

Entertainment Weekly -
Right before the start of Tuesday's penultimate episode of The Voice, Adam Levine summed up the vibe of the amped-up crowd when he enthusiastically shouted “Let's get drunk!

Shia LaBeouf kisses, tells on Megan Fox

Detroit Free Press -
Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf appeared together in "Transformers." The ungentlemanly LaBeouf told Details magazine that their relationship was physical.

Frank McCourt, Major League Baseball go toe to toe at bankruptcy hearing

Los Angeles Times -
The high level of distrust is apparent, but the path to a solution is mired in conflicting contentions - the Dodgers owner is financially irresponsible, and the league is interested in a power grab.

Best game: Cliff Lee, Phillies blank Red Sox

Detroit Free Press -
Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee (9-5) extended his scoreless-innings streak to 32 in beating Boston on Tuesday. Lee is 5-0 in June.

Tiger Woods says he won't return until he's 100% healthy

Los Angeles Times -
Woods may not play in next month's British Open, saying he 'wouldn't go over there just to show up.' Tiger Woods is no longer using crutches, a walking boot or a razor.

Avastin Pits Breast Cancer Patients Against FDA Experts

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The FDA holds hearings to decide the fate of Avastin in the treatment of breast cancer. (Jb Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Priscilla Howard, who has metastatic breast cancer, has been taking the drug Avastin for a ...

Here's to You: Early breast cancer screenings still best for most women

Bemidji Pioneer -
More women may be putting off much needed breast exams than in past years. Although mammograms can spot breast tumors, many women are confused of when to begin breast exams, stemming from unclear guidelines.

Spinal fusion bone morphogenetic protein doubted

San Francisco Chronicle -
An unusual study led by a Stanford scientist found that a bone growth protein widely used in spinal fusion surgeries - and repeatedly declared safe by industry-sponsored research - in fact may cause a variety of complications, some permanent or even ...

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