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Visa, MasterCard in $6B credit card settlement

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Visa, MasterCard and several major banks agreed to pay $6 billion Friday to settle a lawsuit with 7 million merchants that accept Visa and MasterCard.
Visa and MasterCard in $7.25bn settlement over credit card fee fixing
Visa, MasterCard, banks in $7.25 bln retail settlement
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Romney Defends Bain Capital Tenure

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Mitt Romney went on a full-throated media offensive Friday evening to dispute allegations that he was dishonest about his tenure at the helm of Bain Capital.
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UN blames regime forces for Syria massacre

Hindustan Times -
The UN singled out government forces on Friday for blame in the latest massacre in Syria, a frenzy of killing that raises new questions about whether diplomacy has any chance to end the crisis more than 16 months into the bloodiest revolt of the Arab ...
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Are solar storms hazardous? It depends on how fast they move.

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Studying the speed of particles in solar storms may help predict dangerous impacts: the slower the particles' speed, the higher the risk, say NASA scientists.
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Keep up reforms, Clinton urges Myanmar

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By Arshad Mohammed SIEM REAP, Cambodia - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Myanmar's president on Friday to stick with economic and political reforms as his resource-rich country emerges from nearly half a century of reclusive military rule.
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Sea Dispute Upends Asian Summit

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China's efforts to assert its claims to the disputed South China Sea got a boost as regional talks to resolve the issue broke down despite US support, even as Beijing made fresh moves that underscore its increasing presence in the region.

3 men get 5 years in videotaped beating of gay man

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ATLANTA - Three young men have been sentenced to five years in prison for the videotaped beating of a gay man on an Atlanta street corner that was captured in a widely viewed video.
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Church bus crashes in Ga., minor injuries reported

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ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say 18 Florida schoolchildren were sent to the hospital after a church bus crashed northwest of Atlanta.
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Same-sex couple fights to stop deportation, gay marriage ban

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Greg Kimball and Brian O'Connor shout outside the Massachusetts State House on June 14, 2007 in Boston, Mass. On May 31, 2012, the US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutionally denies married ...
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Mississippi's only abortion clinic can remain open, judge rules

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JACKSON, Miss. - A federal judge upheld Mississippi's anti-abortion law Friday but said the state's only clinic can stay open and will not face any penalties as it tries to comply with the new mandate.
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JPM's Botched Trades May Generate $7.5B Loss

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By Dawn Kopecki and Michael J. Moore on July 13, 2012 Botched trades by a JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) (JPM) unit that Jamie Dimon had pushed to boost profit were masked by weak internal controls and may ultimately saddle the bank with a $7.5 billion ...
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Facing a Slowing Economy, China Turns to American Exports

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WASHINGTON - A weakening Chinese economy, underlined by a further slowdown disclosed on Friday in Beijing, is starting to pose a headache for United States officials and the two presidential campaigns, as Chinese companies shift toward a greater ...
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Barclays flagged Libor problems to Fed in 2007

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By David Milliken and Jonathan Spicer | LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barclays alerted US regulators as far back as 2007 to concerns that banks were rigging benchmark interest rates, according to documents released on Friday, but policymakers on both ...
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GOP hits snooze on 'dream' VP candidate Rice

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Nation Newsday > News Print Aa GOP hits snooze on 'dream' VP candidate Rice Published: July 13, 2012 9:42 PM By ALEXANDER BURNS.
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Obama campaign aide dies after collapsing at headquarters

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By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY A 29-year-old campaign operative working on President Obama's re-election effort died today after falling ill at campaign headquarters in Chicago, according to the Obama campaign.
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Governors meeting focused on Medicaid debate

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WILLIAMSBURG - The annual meeting of the National Governors Association kicked off here on Friday inside the Old Virginia Capitol, a towering brick building constructed in 1705.
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Apple Returns to Green Registry After 'Mistake'

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By Adam Satariano and Kathleen Chaykowski on July 13, 2012 Apple Inc. (AAPL) (AAPL) said it's rejoining an environmental rating system after its exit from the group threatened to halt sales to governments and universities that use the registry when ...
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Thumbs Up: Digg Wasn't A Failure, It Was A Beginning

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“Don't let him climb a wall. We haven't finalized his life insurance plan.” That was one of the first directions I was given at Digg when I started in early 2008.
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'Game Of Thrones' Comic-Con Panel: Five Things We Learned

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By Kara Warner (@karawarner) San Diego Comic-Con continues to provide eager fans with newsworthy tidbits about their favorite films, TV shows and comic book properties.
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Richard Zanuck, Producer of Blockbusters, Dies at 77

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Richard D. Zanuck, the once-spurned son of the legendary Hollywood producer Darryl F. Zanuck who carved out his own career as a frequently honored producer, running up more than $2 billion in grosses and, by producing “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1989, ...
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'Elysium' Comic-Con panel: Matt Damon talks about the time he was covered in ...

Entertainment Weekly -
by Adam B. Vary Footage Screened: Blomkamp prefaced the screening admitting that the only time he's comfortable with the “salesmanship” aspect of his job is when he is screening footage at Comic-Con for true fans.
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Brees Agrees to Sign, Giving New Orleans Rare Shot in the Arm

New York Times -
After an off-season mired by scandal and suspension, the New Orleans Saints will enter training camp at the end of the month with a needed dose of good news.
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Roundup: Ortiz continues solid season, Red Sox beat Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Ortiz hit his 23rd homer and Pedro Ciriaco had three hits and drove in two runs Friday night, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.
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Take Down The Statue

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The day after Louis Freeh and his investigative team exposed Penn State's ugliest scar, one that never can be concealed, a different side of the school revealed itself.
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Teixeira goes deep twice to power Yankees over Angels

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NEW YORK (AP) - Once Nick Swisher and the New York Yankees kept Mark Trumbo in the park - barely, too - they were ready to rally. Mark Teixeira homered twice and drove in five runs, Russell Martin hit a go-ahead single and the Yankees overcame yet ...
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Penn State to renovate areas where boys abused

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State plans to renovate the building where former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually molested boys, confronting one of the most potent and sinister symbols of a scandal from which it is still trying to ...
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First-ever video of snow leopard moms and cubs in Mongolia

Christian Science Monitor -
By OurAmazingPlanet Staff, OurAmazingPlanet / July 13, 2012 A narrow cleft in a rock wall served as these snow leopard cub's den.
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Who was first? New info on North America's earliest residents

Los Angeles Times -
New evidence from caves in Oregon may finally put to rest the long-held theory that the early people who made Clovis spear points were the first inhabitants of North America.
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Do you keep a food journal?

CBC.ca -
by Community Team Posted: July 13, 2012 8:11 PM Last Updated: July 13, 2012 8:22 PM Keeping a food journal is the No. 1 piece of advice to shed pounds, a new weight loss study suggests.
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Last drugs standing: Key Alzheimer results coming

Boston.com -
We're about to find out if there will be a way anytime soon to slow the course of Alzheimer's disease. Results are due within a month or so from key studies of two drugs that aim to clear the sticky plaque gumming up patients' brains.

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