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IOC President says Usain Bolt an 'icon' but needs more Olympics to become ...

Washington Post - ‎25 minutes ago‎
LONDON - Not so fast, Usain. You're not a “living legend” yet. That's the verdict of IOC President Jacques Rogge, who said Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is an “icon” but needs to prove his greatness over more than two Olympics before he can claim ...
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Fox News poll: Obama's lead grows as Romney's support slips

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mitt Romney has had a tough couple of weeks on the campaign trail -- and it shows in the latest Fox News poll. After a barrage of campaign ads, negative news coverage of his overseas trip and ongoing talk about his tax returns, Romney's favorable ...
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Humans on Mars: The Craziest, Weirdest, and Most Plausible Plans in History

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Wired News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Adam Mann Of course, we've been 20 years away from Mars for the last half-century. Between 1950 and 2000, NASA and various independent groups have come up with more than 1000 detailed studies for manned Mars missions.
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Accused Denver shooter sought help for mental illness - lawyer

Reuters - ‎22 minutes ago‎
By Keith Coffman | CENTENNIAL, Colorado (Reuters) - Accused Colorado shooter James Holmes, charged with murder over a shooting rampage last month at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, has a "mental illness" and tried to get help before the shooting, ...
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Olympics Scoop: One Direction, Spice Girls, The Who, George Michael to Perform ...

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
How's this for ending the 2012 London Olympic Games with a bang? The games will come to a rousing finish with performances by One Direction, Spice Girls, The Who, George Michael and Take That at this Sunday's highly anticipated closing ceremony, ...
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Syria crisis: Rebels lose key district of Aleppo

BBC News - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government offensive.
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Israel OKs Egypt attack helicopters in Sinai

Jerusalem Post - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By HERB KEINON, REUTERS Approval necessary due to limits on weaponry in area dictated by Camp David accords; Barak requested to allow helicopters.
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Iran's 'nefarious' role in Syria: US

The Australian - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Video Image Iran calls for talks between Syria government, opposition THE United States has accused Iran of playing a "nefarious" role in the Syria conflict, one that strengthens the case for President Bashar al-Assad to be forced out of office.
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Doc Accused of Waterboarding Daughter

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ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Delaware pediatrician who writes about near-death experiences of children and has appeared on "Oprah" is accused of waterboarding his 11-year-old daughter for two years, according to Delaware State Police.
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George Zimmerman to seek 'stand your ground' self-defense hearing

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Los Angeles Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Lawyers for George Zimmerman, accused in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, will seek a hearing under Florida's “stand your ground” self-defense law that could result in the dismissal of all criminal charges.
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Man Pleads Guilty in Leiby Kletzky Murder Case

New York Times - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Levi Aron pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing Leiby Kletzky, an 8-year-old boy whose disappearance last summer from the insular Hasidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn, transfixed New York City through a search that ended with the discovery of ...
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Foreclosure filings decline 10% in US as states slow process

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) -- US foreclosure filings fell 10 percent in July from a year earlier as court rulings and new legislation slowed the process for seizing homes in some states, according to RealtyTrac Inc. Default, auction and repossession notices ...
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Jobless Claims Fall in Sign US Job Market Mending: Economy

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market may keep improving after hiring picked up in July.
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Marco Rubio the favorite for Romney's VP in new national poll

Los Angeles Times - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Rob who? Ohio Sen. Rob Portman remains the betting favorite to be chosen as Mitt Romney's running mate, but a new poll finds that Marco Rubio is the leading choice of Republican voters nationwide.
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Ad Makes Romney Camp Sees Red, Then Green

Wall Street Journal - ‎22 minutes ago‎
When an opponent smacks you with attack ad you believe is unfair and out of bounds, complain loudly about it, by all means. But don't pass up the chance to raise money off it.
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Tension between Romney and conservative stalwarts resurfaces - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Michael O'Brien Latent conservative trepidation toward Mitt Romney has resurfaced to a degree in recent days as it relates to the presumptive GOP nominee's search for a running mate and renewed defense of health reform in Massachusetts.
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FTC: $22.5 million penalty sends message to Google

Washington Post - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Google agreed to pay a $22.5 million penalty - the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission - to settle charges that it failed to honor the privacy settings of millions of people who use Apple's Safari Web browser, regulators said Thursday.
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Windows 8 tablets are bad business

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Microsoft's Surface Pro has company, with Lenovo revealing its own Windows 8 slate, the ThinkPad Tablet 2, targeting the all-important enterprise segment.
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Ouya Kickstarter drive nets $8.5 million. What's next?

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Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
Android 4.0-based gaming console company Ouya has raised $8.5 million on Kickstarter - approximately nine times the original goal of $950000.
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In Exciting 'Legacy,' Renner Is a Bourne Winner

Wall Street Journal - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By JOE MORGENSTERN Aaron Cross, an agent from Operation Outcome played by Jeremy Renner, manages to escape from being executed as the CIA decides to dispose of their black ops programs and terminate their field agents.
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Randy Travis' nude arrest: Most embarrassing celeb DWI?

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
We'd be pretty darn embarrassed to be Randy Travis right now. The 53-year-old Grammy-winning country singer was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after he crashed his Pontiac Trans Am while he was naked, according to ...
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Americans finish 1-2 in London Olympics decathlon

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Los Angeles Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
LONDON —Ashton Eaton became America's newest decathlon champion, winning three events while scoring 8869 points to finish ahead of teammate Trey Hardee.
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Penn State's board of trustees to vote Sunday on NCAA sanctions

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees will hold a special meeting Sunday to ratify the sanctions imposed by the NCAA because of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, a university spokesman said.
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O THE HUMANITY: New fossil finds show a new human species roamed the Paleolithic

New York Daily News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Researchers think they have found a new kid on the Paleolithic 'block' - a third species of humans coexisting with Homo erectus and Homo habilis almost 2 million years ago.
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Unmanned NASA spacecraft explodes spectacularly

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
An experimental, "green" NASA lander crashed during its first free-flight test today (Aug. 9), erupting in a ball of flame when it hit the ground.
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Benefits of cholesterol-cutting drugs outweigh diabetes risk

USA TODAY - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The benefits of taking cholesterol-lowering medications outweigh the increased risk some patients have of developing diabetes from using the drugs, a report out Thursday says.
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CDC: Kids most vulnerable to new swine flu strain from pigs

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
Swine flu is surging as people pick it up from pigs at state and county fairs. Cases of a new flu variety so far this year have soared from 16 last week to 165 now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.


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