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Obama widens lead over Romney in polls

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎19 minutes ago‎
A bumpy overseas trip and a month of pummeling by Democratic ads depicting Mitt Romney as an out-of-touch plutocrat and possible tax evader appear to have taken a toll.
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Clinton arrives in Turkey for key Syria talks

AFP - ‎13 minutes ago‎
By Nicolas Revise (AFP) - 3 hours ago ISTANBUL - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Saturday in Istanbul for talks on the conflict in Syria with Turkish leaders after Washington slapped fresh sanctions on Bashar al-Assad's regime and its ...
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Tiger Woods tied for lead after 71

ESPN - ‎54 minutes ago‎
AP KIAWAH ISLAND, SC -- In the 55 years since the PGA Championship switched over to stroke play, there never has been a tougher round than Friday at Kiawah Island.
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Confirmed: Mars rover Curiosity took photo of craft crash-landing

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Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Engineers said Friday that the Curiosity rover happened to catch a picture of its own ride crash-landing on Mars - a wink-of-an-eye serendipity that some dismissed as a statistical impossibility, but appears to have been confirmed by a thorough review ...
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Apple Executives Were 'Shocked' by Samsung Galaxy, Witness Says

Businessweek - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By Joel Rosenblatt on August 11, 2012 Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) --Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s late co- founder, confronted Samsung (005930) Electronics Co.
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Japan to take islands dispute with Korea to international court

Reuters - ‎53 minutes ago‎
| TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Saturday it will take the long-running islands territorial dispute with South Korea to the International Court of Justice, after South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made a surprise visit to the islands this week.
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Egypt arrests 9 militants linked to Sinai attacks

Haaretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
The surprise weekend attack on soldiers has rattled the Egyptian government, the military council and the country's president.
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Details emerge about Briton's murder in China

Boston Globe - ‎6 minutes ago‎
By Andrew Jacobs and Edward Wong BEIJING - Now that the murder trial of Gu Kailai has ended, far more detailed accounts have emerged from inside the courtroom on the case that prosecutors built against Gu, the wife of one of China's most ambitious ...
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Loughner returned to Missouri until sentencing

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP PHOENIX - The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona mass shooting that wounded former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has returned to the Missouri federal prison where he is being treated for a mental illness.
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Funeral held for 6 victims of Wis. shooting

Boston Globe - ‎6 minutes ago‎
By Dinesh Ramde | AP Mourners embraced during the funeral service Friday for the six victims killed in the mass shooting in Oak Creek, Wis.
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Guilty verdict in Border Patrol smuggling case

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN DIEGO - A federal jury found two former Border Patrol agents guilty of smuggling hundreds of people into the US in Border Patrol vehicles in San Diego federal court on Friday, according to prosecutors.
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Texas: Soldier Who Plotted Attack Gets Life Sentence

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
A soldier who was absent without leave from a fort in Kentucky and plotted to kill other soldiers near Fort Hood remained defiant on Friday as he was sentenced to life in prison, vowing never to end what he considered his holy war.
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Drought crop damage worsens, ethanol waiver urged

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Charles Abbott | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The worst drought in more than 50 years has caused more damage than expected to corn and soybean crops, the government said on Friday, heightening calls for a suspension of ethanol quotas to head off another ...
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China's slowing economy could complicate relationship with US

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Chinese economy on Friday showed worrisome signs of slowing down, a development that not only threatens global economic growth but also may complicate the relationship between China and the United States.
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Five things you didn't know about Paul Ryan

Washington Post - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is from Janesville, Wis,, where in 1884 his great-grandfather started a family construction firm, which is still run by his cousins today.
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President Obama's Remarks At The White House Iftar Dinner

Huffington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama celebrates the Islamic holy month of Ramadan by hosting an iftar dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
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Romney says he's excited about his upcoming bus tour

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
NORFOLK, Va.—On the eve of the kickoff of his four-state bus tour, Mitt Romney made a rare appearance in the back of his campaign plane en route to Virginia—though he didn't say much.
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Kodak Patent Bidding Is Tame

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
By DANA MATTIOLI, MIKE SPECTOR and ASHBY JONES Eastman Kodak Co.'s patent auction has failed to generate the premium bids that the company and creditors had hoped for, with some suitors leaving Manhattan for home in the past few days, people familiar ...
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Letting Companies Settle While Denying Guilt Reconsidered by FTC

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission finished a settlement with Facebook on Friday over allegations that the company had violated its privacy policy, and in the process said it would re-examine its own practice of allowing companies to settle ...
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Blizzard Battle.net breach leaves user data exposed

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Christian Science Monitor - ‎9 hours ago‎
Blizzard Entertainment, the California-based gaming giant behind World of Warcraft and Diablo III, has confirmed that its internal network was attacked by hackers.
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'The Bourne Legacy' Remains Intact

Patch.com - ‎34 minutes ago‎
With Matt Damon's character gone we are introduced to Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner. He's a member of a group of elite agents on high-risk, long-term missions in "The Bourne Legacy.
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Film Review: Predictable 'The Campaign' Hinges on Hilarious Newlyweds Will ...

HollywoodChicago.com - ‎52 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO - Will Ferrell makes five new proclamations loud and clear: he's a comic dream-team duo with Zach Galifianakis in “The Campaign,” punching a baby and then a dog are seriously funny, real-life politics should take a lesson from this over-the-top ...
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A New Celebrity for Los Angeles

New York Times - ‎43 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - No strangers to stars and their issues, the Los Angeles Lakers landed Dwight Howard on Friday, ending his long search for a home, at least for another season.
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In Opener, Jets Unveil Instead Of Unleash

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
CINCINNATI - This was early in their preseason opener Friday night, after the Jets failed to record a first down on their opening offensive series.
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt goes for gold in 4x100 relay at London Olympics

Washington Post - ‎55 minutes ago‎
LONDON - Usain Bolt took a day off and let his teammates do the work. They gave Bolt a chance for another triple sweep. The World's Fastest Man returns to Olympic Stadium on Saturday for the men's 4x100-meter relay final and his shot at taking home ...
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Forget botched handoffs; it's gold for U.S.

Detroit Free Press - ‎34 minutes ago‎
LONDON -- Lauryn Williams finally won her Olympic relay medal. Williams, a former Detroiter, wasn't a member of Friday night's world-record final for the US in the women's 400-meter relay.
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Olympics: Blockbuster deal back home doesn't distract Team USA

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Michael C. Lewis London • LeBron James didn't want to talk about it. Neither did Kevin Durant. Chris Paul said he didn't care, that he's not "losing any sleep" over it, and Kobe Bryant spoke almost in a whisper at times, as if he didn't want any of ...
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Soft autonomous robot inches along like an earthworm

MIT News - ‎Aug 9, 2012‎
New algorithms allow an autonomous robotic plane to dodge obstacles in a subterranean parking garage, without the use of GPS. Earthworms creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching muscles along the length of their bodies, ...
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Scientists: Groundwater reservoirs are at severe risk of depletion

The Petri Dish - ‎39 minutes ago‎
According to a new study conducted by a research team led by Professor Tom Gleeson of McGill University's Department of Civil Engineering, many groundwater reservoirs around the world are at severe risk of depletion.
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Benefits of cholesterol-cutting drugs outweigh diabetes risk

USA TODAY - ‎Aug 9, 2012‎
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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