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Extension of Benefits for the Jobless Clears Senate Hurdle

New York Times - Carl Hulse - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Senate broke a stalemate on Tuesday over extending unemployment benefits for Americans who have been out of work for six months or more, voting to override Republican objections that the bill's costs would add to the ...
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David Cameron faces a history of complexity on US trip

BBC News - Kevin Connolly - ‎1 hour ago‎
In modern politics perception is everything and armies of diplomats and press officers are engaged to make sure that we perceive what we are meant to perceive.
USA Today - AFP - Telegraph.co.uk - Reuters (press release)

Ex-USDA official insists she was told White House wanted her to quit

CNN - Suzanne Malveaux - ‎51 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- While officials say the White House didn't ask for Shirley Sherrod's resignation, the former black Agriculture Department employee insisted Tuesday that the push for her to step down came from the Obama administration.
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Michael Lohan on Lindsay: “I'll Go to the Jail Everyday She's There”

OK! Magazine - Nicole Eggenberger - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Now that his daughter, Lindsay Lohan, is sitting behind bars, Michael Lohan says he plans on visiting her “every day she's there” and if she won't let him he'll write her letters!

Almost all mother-to-infant HIV spread could be prevented

USA Today - Steve Sternberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Approximately 400000 infants still get HIV/AIDS from their mothers each year despite the availability of drugs that can block "nearly all" mother-to-child transmission, researchers reported Tuesday.

Apple Tallies Record Revenue on Mac, IPad, and IPhone Sales

PC World - Philip Michaels - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Record Mac sales and a strong debut for the iPad helped Apple generate $15.7 billion in sales and a profit of $3.25 billion during the company's fiscal third quarter.

Challenges ahead for Afghan security forces

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A major international conference on Afghanistan has backed President Hamid Karzai's timetable for control of security to be transferred from foreign to Afghan forces by 2014.

BP Is Given Another 24 Hours for Testing Capped Oil Well

New York Times - Clifford Krauss, Robbie Brown - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON - Thad W. Allen, the retired Coast Guard admiral who commands the spill response, on Tuesday gave BP another 24 hours for testing its capped oil well, keeping it shut while BP and government officials weigh whether to kill ...

Motorola Droid X Sold Out? Not Necessarily

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
Verizon's Motorola Droid X is a hot commodity these days. Despite what you may have read, though, the phone isn't too hot to get your hands on -- if you know where to look.

Elena Kagan's role on Supreme Court: defender of 'ordinary people'?

Christian Science Monitor - Warren Richey - ‎1 hour ago‎
Elena Kagan moved one step closer Tuesday to becoming the third woman on the US Supreme Court, to the satisfaction of President Obama and women's groups.

Bauman: Rough '10 doesn't mar Lou's career

MLB.com - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Lou Piniella will not, in all likelihood, be going out on top. But he ought to be able to retire with his managerial reputation intact.

Rod Blagojevich may not testify in his own defense

Reuters - Andrew Stern, Vicki Allen - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to the media during a news conference in Chicago, in this December 19, 2008 file photo.

Microsoft's $149.99 Kinect Price: Right For You, Wrong For Me

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft's Kinect has an identity problem. The company won't come right out and say it, but their newfangled "you are the controller" motion-sensing camera for the Xbox 360 probably isn't for gamers like me.

Panel tells FDA to withdraw approval of Avastin for breast cancer

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee Tuesday recommended that the agency withdraw approval of the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin for treating breast cancer.

Jesse James May Take Daughter to Texas - Near Sandra Bullock

People Magazine - Eunice Oh, Elaine Aradillas - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Jesse James scored a victory in his custody battle with ex-wife Janine Lindemulder when a court ruled Tuesday he may take their 6-year-old daughter to Texas to a home near his other ex, Sandra Bullock.

Baby's babbling may help doctors diagnose autism early on: study

New York Daily News - Rosemary Black - ‎1 hour ago‎
A baby's babbling may be more than adorable. It may also help doctors diagnose autism at a very young age, according to research reported on AOL News.

Mel Gibson's Ex Claims He Hit Their Baby On Latest Tape

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Radar Online's slow leak of shocking Mel Gibson tapes continued Tuesday (July 20) with a bombshell recording that the gossip site claimed in a headline "could destroy Mel.

Clapper tells senators he'll bring strength to top Intelligence post

Los Angeles Times - ‎15 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON _ President Obama's nominee to lead the nation's sprawling intelligence apparatus vowed Tuesday to strengthen the "perceived weakness" of the position amid concerns that the 16 intelligence agencies are duplicating effort and failing to ...

Prudhoe Bay not part of deal; Apache to issue $2 billion in stock

MarketWatch - Steve Gelsi - ‎30 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Apache Corp. said Tuesday it agreed to buy a handful of BP's oil and natural-gas fields across North America and Egypt for $7 billion, though the oil giant's Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, operations were not ...

Google updates image search to eliminate clutter, improve results

BetaNews - Ed Oswald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google's image search service will be getting a revamp this week, aimed at making the search function easier to use, and to provide more relevant results.

NCAA violations tarnished the shining successes of Mike Garrett's career at USC

Los Angeles Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
A Heisman Trophy winner as a Trojans running back in 1965, Garrett returned to USC in 1990. As athletic director, he oversaw the rise of the school's football and men's basketball programs, only to see them penalized for violations of NCAA rules.

Bachmann: People get voice in Tea Party caucus

The Associated Press - Martiga Lohn - ‎55 minutes ago‎
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Rep. Michele Bachmann, the head of the Tea Party Caucus in the US House, said Tuesday she hopes the newly formed group will provide a voice in Congress for "real housewives, real farmers, real businessmen, real plumbers.

Packers sign S Burnett

Chicago Tribune - ‎34 minutes ago‎
AP The third-round pick played three seasons at Georgia Tech, appearing in 40 games and making 235 career tackles. He also intercepted 14 passes, tied for second most in school history, and led the Yellow Jackets in interceptions each of his three ...

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