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For Mexico's President-Elect, a Strategic Journey

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MEXICO CITY - He carried a briefcase in high school while his classmates were slinging backpacks. He rose up from a low-level functionary to become a powerful governor through the same attention to strategy he applies while playing chess.
Apparent winner of Mexican presidential race faces struggle for support
Political tensions flare after Mexican presidential vote
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Will scientists announce discovery of Higgs boson? Buzz is building. (+video)

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Chatter suggesting that the Higgs boson - the theoretical source of all mass - has been found is mounting. But if that's true, the 'God particle' will raise questions of its own.
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Team to hunt for Amelia Earhart's plane off remote Pacific islet

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By Malia Mattoch McManus | HONOLULU (Reuters) - Seeking to chronicle Amelia Earhart's fate 75 years after she disappeared over the Pacific, researchers prepared on Monday to look for wreckage of her airplane near a remote island where they believe the ...
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Power, telecoms outages leave Americans vulnerable

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By Mark Hosenball | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brief, violent storm that brought the US capital to its knees in the midst of a heat wave dramatically highlighted that millions of Americans remain vulnerable to extended power blackouts because of a ...
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With Eye on Williams, Nets to Acquire Johnson

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A dizzying and expensive campaign to revitalize the Nets' identity moved into overdrive Monday, when the franchise secured a trade for Joe Johnson, the Atlanta Hawks' six-time All-Star.
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Nokia claims Nexus 7 tablet infringes on its patents

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Finnish handset maker says neither Asus nor Google has approached it to license wireless-standard patents. by Steven Musil Only announced last week, the Nexus 7 is already attracting patent-infringement claims.
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Diplomacy failing, West faces tough Syria choices

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By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent | LONDON (Reuters) - There are few signs diplomacy can stem Syria's worsening conflict, leaving Western leaders - and even more so their Arab and Turkish allies - pushed ever further towards backing Bashar ...
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Assad forces bomb Damascus suburb as civil war escalates

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Syrian helicopters bombarded a Damascus suburb on Monday and Turkey scrambled warplanes near the border in the north, as the United Nations human-rights chief warned that arms supplies to both the government and rebels were deepening the 16-month ...
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Libya Frees Four From International Court's Team

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PARIS - Libya on Monday released four officials from the International Criminal Court who had been detained for a month on charges that one of them had brought letters that could harm national security while visiting Seif el-Qaddafi, the imprisoned son ...
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Mali Islamists Exert Control, Attacking Door to a Mosque

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DAKAR, Senegal - Islamists who have taken control of one of Africa's most historic cities, Timbuktu, smashed the wooden door of an old mosque on Monday, continuing a campaign of destruction of religious monuments that has drawn condemnation from the ...
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Firefighters gain upper hand on Colorado wildfires, gird for long season

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By Keith Coffman | DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters grappling with the two most destructive wildfires on record in Colorado reported progress on Monday, but were steeling themselves for a long season in what has already been a dangerously active fire ...
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Ex-Philadelphia Archdiocese CFO pleads guilty in $900000 theft

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The former CFO of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia admitted on Friday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to stealing more than $906000 from the Archdiocese beginning in 2004 until the summer of 2011.
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California ski resort town to file for bankruptcy

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| SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The leaders of Mammoth Lakes, California, voted on Monday to approve a bankruptcy filing for the ski resort town, just days after Stockton, California, became the most populous US city to turn to bankruptcy court for ...
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Glaxo in $3 Billion Settlement

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By JEANNE WHALEN, DEVLIN BARRETT and PETER LOFTUS Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges of illegally marketing drugs and withholding safety data from US regulators, and to pay $3 billion to the government in what the ...
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US Manufacturing Slips, Weighing on Stocks

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Manufacturing activity in the United States declined in June, making it the first monthly contraction since 2009, partly because of a slowdown in orders from Asia and Europe, according to a national survey released on Monday.
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Barclays chairman resigns over interest rate manipulation scandal

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NEW YORK - British authorities turned up the heat on Barclays as its chairman, Marcus Agius, became the first big casualty of a scandal involving attempts to manipulate key interest rates.
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Penalty vs. tax: What did a Romney advisor mean?

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Romney Senior Advisor Eric Fehrnstrom told The Daily Rundown's Chuck Todd that Mitt Romney thinks the health care law is not a tax.
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Most Americans want critics of health care law to move on, poll finds

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By Tracy Jan WASHINGTON - Most Americans now say they would like to see the critics of the health care law stop trying to block its implementation and move onto other national problems, a poll released by the Kaiser Family Foundation on Monday found ...
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Romney takes summer break before big campaign push

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By KASIE HUNT, AP - 1 minute ago WOLFEBORO, NH (AP) - It's a family tradition that spans a decade, as Mitt Romney's clan - all 30 of them - gathers at his New England lakeside compound for a week of home-cooked meals, sporting events and ice cream ...
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Microsoft Takes Write-Down in Failed Digital Ad Foray

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By QUENTIN HARDY and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED Microsoft owned up on Monday to the collapse of its biggest push into digital advertising, announcing that it would take a $6.2 billion accounting charge in its online services division for a failed ...
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Chinese iPad Case Takes Only a Small Bite Out of Apple

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Apple Inc. took in nearly $8 billion in greater China during the first three months of 2012. The price of continuing to sell its tablet in China under the iPad name: a mere $60 million.
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Windows 8 Pro upgrade set for $39.99, Media Center too

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Upgrading to the next version of Windows just got cheaper: Microsoft knocked down the upgrade price to $39.99, and throws in Media Center, too.
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Twitter releases first report on gov't requests for user information

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By Cameron Scott IDG News Service - Twitter released a report on Monday about the user information requests it has received from governments this year and how it responded to them.
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Why Anderson Cooper Coming Out Matters

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By John Mitchell Anderson Cooper came out of the closet publicly Monday (July 2), and the news was greeted not by surprise or bewilderment, but with an amused smile.
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'Amazing Spider-Man' Expected To Rule Box Office -- For Now

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Analysts predict Andrew Garfield's reboot will dominate theaters until 'The Dark Knight Rises' on July 20. By Ryan J. Downey There's no question "The Amazing Spider-Man" will dominate the 4th of July holiday box-office.
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Dara Torres, 45, falls short in bid to make Olympic team

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OMAHA - When it was over, when Dara Torres at last let go of her Olympic dream, she dashed into the stands and embraced her daughter Tessa - and wouldn't let go.
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Sharapova's Run as No. 1 Is Cut Short At Wimbledon

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WIMBLEDON, England - The shot that doomed Maria Sharapova on what was a manic middle Monday whizzed past at 108 miles per hour, a first-rate second serve that crowned her third Round of 16 exit at Wimbledon in six years.
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Tarmoh gives up Olympic spot in 100 to Felix

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Allyson Felix, left, and Jeneba Tarmoh speak after the finish of the women's 200 meters at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Eugene, Ore.
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Beyond Trials, US Will Find Triumphs Harder to Come By

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Omaha Comparisons are funny; they can be blueprints or booby traps. After qualifying for the 2012 Olympics in eight events, the same number as in 2008, Michael Phelps decided he did not want to be shadowed by his former self every time he stepped on ...
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Hardly a Speck of a Fly, but Able to Decapitate

New York Times -
Scientists have discovered the world's smallest known fly: a tiny, parasitic native of Thailand that appears to decapitate its host ants.
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Five millionth 'test tube baby'

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By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News, Istanbul Five million "test tube babies" have now been born around the world, according to research presented at a conference of fertility experts.
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Early life violence tied to mental disorders-study

Reuters -
| July 3 (Reuters) - People who remember being pushed, slapped and hit as children are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety and personality disorders later in life, according to an international study covering thousands of people.

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