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Rick Perry to run for 2012 Republican presidential nomination

The Guardian -
Rick Perry, a social and religious conservative, could occupy a position between the Republican establishment's centre and rightwing activists.
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Experts Cite Underlying Causes for UK Riots

Voice of America -
August 10, 2011 Experts Cite Underlying Causes for UK Riots Al Pessin | London London was largely calm Wednesday, but the rioting that engulfed the British capital for the past four nights has spread to other cities, including Manchester and Birmingham ...

Obama takes aim at Congress, and GOP, on economy

Los Angeles Times -
In Michigan, the president says he will outline new initiatives soon. His speech also carries a revamped campaign message: Some Republicans in Congress are blocking efforts to boost the economy.

Stricker shows the way with stellar first round at PGA

USA Today -
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Steve Stricker wasn't expecting much heading into Thursday's opening round of the 93rd PGA Championship, not after playing three less-than-inspiring practice rounds on the long, taxing Highlands Course at ...

Stocks Swing Up in Wild Week

Wall Street Journal -
Global financial markets rebounded sharply Thursday after a drubbing Wednesday, extending one of the most volatile streaks in history for stocks.

Ames straw poll lets Republicans and Iowa show their stuff

Los Angeles Times -
The festive event puts the media spotlight on Iowa, if not on the leading GOP presidential candidate. By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times The news landed with a thud this week.

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Israel ministry OKs 1600 new East Jerusalem housing units

Los Angeles Times -
Interior Minister Eli Yishai suggests that expanding the Ramat Shlomo project on annexed land is aimed at alleviating a housing shortage that helped spark the last month's protests by Israelis.

Libyan Rebels, in Show of Unity, Plan for Transition

Wall Street Journal -
BENGHAZI, Libya—Rebel officials here, amid signs of disarray in their leadership, have ramped up preparations for governing Libya after the fall of Col.

Elizabeth Warren moves closer to Senate bid

CBS News -
Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren reached out to liberal voters on an influential Massachusetts blog today, telling the progressive community she'll spend her immediate future listening to Bay State voters before deciding whether to run for Senate ...

Romney in Iowa: 'Corporations are people' too

Los Angeles Times -
Campaigning in Iowa on Thursday, Mitt Romney told a heckler, “Corporations are people, my friend”—words immediately seized upon by Democrats in what they termed as a possible defining statement by the presidential candidate.

Should Obama go on vacation while markets are so skittish?

Christian Science Monitor -
Some say vacationing now sends the wrong message, while others say that presidents need breathers, too - and note that his Monday speech sent the Dow further downward.

Europe Sells Itself Short

Wall Street Journal -
Late Thursday, European market authorities announced they would initiate or extend bans on "short selling" of certain financial stocks in France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.

Jobless Claims Decline to 4-Month Low

New York Times -
By REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans claiming new jobless benefits fell to a four-month low last week, the Labor Department said in its weekly report, providing a rare ray of hope for the nation's battered economy.

Zynga draws fewer paid players than expected

Reuters -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Video game publisher Zynga may for the first time be less reliant on its top games to make money, but it still depends on under 5 percent of its users for all of it sales.

Google Begins Games on Social Network

Wall Street Journal -
In a much-anticipated move, Google Inc. on Thursday announced the availability of online games on its new Google+ social network, as the Web-search giant heightens its competition with Facebook Inc. Google is currently offering 16 games ...

Tasty Ice Cream Sandwich details drip out of redacted screenshots

Ars Technica -
During a keynote at the Google I/O developer conference in May, Google revealed that the next major version of its Android mobile operating system would offer a unified interface across tablets and ...

DARPA issues statement on failed flight of hypersonic aircraft

Los Angeles Times -
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency released a statement on today's flight of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2. According to the statement, DARPA, as the agency is known, said that everything was going to plan up until the glide ...

'Final Destination 5' gets somewhere

USA Today -
By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY By Doane Gregory,, Warner Bros. Pictures Stayin' alive? Nicholas D'Agosto and Emma Bell try to elude Death in Final Destination 5 .

Fox Strikes Movie Deal With 'Barefoot Bandit'

Reuters -
20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to the story of Colton Harris-Moore, popularly known as the "Barefoot Bandit" due to his penchant for committing crimes sans shoes.

Pop The Throne: Could Britney And Gaga Team Up Too? -
MTV News asks pop-music experts to weigh in on the likelihood of a joint album between pop divas, à la Jay and Kanye. By Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212) With so much talk about the epic matchup of Jay-Z and Kanye West on the just-released Watch the Throne, ...

No "Sesame Street" gay wedding for Bert and Ernie

Los Angeles Times -
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bert and Ernie may be best friends, but that doesn't mean the "Sesame Street" pals are gay. And whatever the puppets may or may not be, one thing is certain, they won't be getting married, producers of the long-running kids TV ...

Chris Johnson: Johnson: Titans never offered new contract -
Chris Johnson insists the Titans have yet to offer him a new contract since the lockout ended. "I am surprised at [GM Mike] Reinfeldt's statement about offering to make me the highest paid running back.

Updates: Patriots vs. Jaguars

Boston Globe -
15:00 1st quarter: Patriots 0, Jaguars 0 -- Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo were today's captains for the Patriots. The Patriots will defend the north goal as the Jaguars won the toss.

McIlroy battles on after injuring wrist at PGA

Austin American-Statesman -
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, grimaces after hitting a drive on the eighth tee during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.

Oh baby! Ancient 'sea monster' was pregnant -
Plesiosaur Polycotylus latippinus giving birth to a single, large young, based on a fossil found in Kansas. Plesiosaurs were apparently unique among marine reptiles living during the age of dinosaurs in that they gave birth to single, large young, ...

Recommended: Make the most of the meteors -
Quantum fluctuations in science, space and society, from quarks to Hubble and Mars. Served up by Alan Boyle, science editor.

Chimp attack victim reveals her new face -
>>> back now at 8:10 with the latest chapter of charla nash 's amazing recovery. in may, she underwent a face transplant .

Smoking harms women more: Study

Times of India -
NEW DELHI: This should come as a serious wake up call for female smokers. The risk of developing coronary heart disease is 25% higher for women smokers compared with men, according to a study published in the British medical journal `The Lancet' on ...


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