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16 Honored With Medal Of Freedom

Washington Post - Ruth McCannAnne E. Kornblut - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama confers Medal of Freedom on Joseph Medicine Crow, the only surviving Plains Indian war chief, as fellow recipient actor Sidney Poitier looks on.

Reactions to Burma rule test ties

BBC News - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Two days after Burma sent opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi into further house arrest, regional governments are fine-tuning their responses.

Gay-Marriage Bid Is Delayed

Wall Street Journal - Geoffrey A. Fowler - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's leading gay-rights group said Wednesday it would wait until 2012 to put a measure on the state ballot to legalize same-sex marriage -- much later than many advocates expected and a sign the national ...
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Harsh weather hampers Taiwan rescues

CNN International - ‎45 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Torrential downpours, dense fog, rugged terrain and raging rivers have made rescue efforts in Taiwan increasingly difficult and dangerous in the wake of Typhoon Morakot.

Under Strict Rules to Protect Civilians, Marines Face More Complex ...

Washington Post - Ann Scott Tyson - ‎2 hours ago‎
These scenes show three separate firefights in southern Afghanistan, where Marines have been clashing regularly with Taliban forces.

Philippines clashes leave 43 dead

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
At least 43 people - including 23 soldiers and 20 militants - have been killed in clashes in the southern Philippines, an army commander says.

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Republican senator hears health care concerns back home

CNN - ‎11 hours ago‎
People protest President Obama's health care plan Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Panora, Iowa. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa held four town meetings in his home state Wednesday, welcoming what he called much larger crowds than such gatherings ...

Warrant issued for former Bill Clinton chief of staff

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was governor of Arkansas is expected to turn herself in after authorities issued a bench warrant for her arrest for allegedly smuggling contraband into a state prison, her attorney told CNN Wednesday.

Practical Traveler New Vigilance Over Traveler IDs

New York Times - Michelle Higgins - ‎49 minutes ago‎
An officer of the Transportation Security Administration recently checked a passenger's identification and travel documents. By MICHELLE HIGGINS AIRLINE passengers are asked to remove their shoes, shrink their toiletries and submit to full-body scans.
What's in a name? Time, money Albany Times Union

TREASURIES-Stabilise in Asia after Fed, await 30-yr auction

Reuters - Joseph Radford - ‎33 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The 30-year US Treasury yield dipped in Asia on Thursday, as Treasuries stabilised after taking a hit the previous day due to a weak 10-year auction and the Federal Reserve's decision to gradually slow its pace of buying ...
Fed Set to Trim Major Lifeline Wall Street Journal

US Foreclosure Filings Set Third Record-High in Five Months

Bloomberg - Dan Levy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Foreclosure filings in the US climbed to a record for the third time in five months in July as falling home prices and the recession left more homeowners unable to keep up payments or refinance.

Cheung Kong H1 net profit up 5 percent

Reuters - Parvathy UllatilDon Durfee - ‎38 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Cheung Kong Holdings (0001.HK), billionaire Li Ka-shing's property flagship, reported a 5 percent increase in first-half net profit on Thursday as the property developer posted increased contributions from its property ...

Microsoft blocked from selling Word

Afterdawn.com - ‎33 minutes ago‎
In a giant decision today, a federal district court judge has ruled against Microsoft, and told the software company it must stop selling the extremely popular Word word processing software in the United States.

Nokia's Linux strategy broadens with upcoming Maemo 5 device

Ars Technica - Ryan Paul - ‎3 hours ago‎
Photos of Nokia's upcoming Maemo 5 device have been leaked, and they reveal that it is likely a smartphone and not just a tablet.

Facebook Soups Up Search

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎2 hours ago‎
Everybody's favorite waste of time is adding a new source of distraction: Facebook is upgrading its search tool to find far more of the content generated by the sprawling social network's 250-million-plus users.

China "regrets" WTO ruling, says may appeal

Reuters - Chris Buckley - ‎24 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, Aug 13 (Reuters) - China, defending its controls on imported films and books, said on Thursday it may appeal a World Trade Organisation ruling against its restrictions, continuing its sparring with Washington over trade access ...

Sharlto Copley moves in front of the camera for 'District 9'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
After years of producing, directing and writing, the 35-year-old ends up in the lead role of Peter Jackson's big-budget science-fiction film.

Jackson Earnings Grow by Millions After Death

New York Times - Tim ArangoBen Sisario - ‎2 hours ago‎
Koji Sasahara/AP Michael Jackson CDs in a music store in Tokyo, shortly after his death in June. By TIM ARANGO It has been 48 days since Michael Jackson died, and while family members of the late pop star are still at war with the executors of his ...
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Curb your enthusiasm over Pedro

SI.com - Tim Marchman - ‎45 minutes ago‎
AP CHICAGO -- Pedro Martinez has now been a spot artist for as long as he was a master with the three best pitches and the most precise command in baseball.

Hazeltine's four par-5s to challenge golfers in PGA Championship

USA Today - Jerry Potter - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jeff Haynes, Reuters By Jerry Potter, USA TODAY CHASKA, Minn. - Hazeltine National, where the PGA Championship begins today, is the longest course in major championship history at 7674 yards.

Red-hot Jason Bay leads way

Boston Herald - Sean McAdam - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Ona team with a handful of critically important players - including, but not limited to Josh Beckett [stats] and Jonathan Papelbon [stats] - a case could be made that if Jason Bay isn't necessarily the Red Sox [team stats] ...

Medicare For All Isn't The Answer

Wall Street Journal - Alan B. Miller - ‎2 hours ago‎
With Congress now in recess, the debate over health-care reform has moved to each member's home district. T he American people have rightly been asking elected officials many probing questions.

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Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Massachusetts health authorities took the unprecedented step yesterday of deputizing dentists, paramedics, and pharmacists to help administer vaccines against both the seasonal flu and the novel swine strain expected to make a return visit in the fall.
Utahns help fight H1N1 flu Salt Lake Tribune

Weight Lifting Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors

U.S. News & World Report - Jennifer Thomas - ‎7 hours ago‎
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12 (healthday News) -- Lifting weights can help prevent flare-ups of lymphedema, a painful swelling of the arm that often occurs after breast cancer surgery, new research shows.

Obama Injects Himself Into Health Talks, Despite Risks

New York Times - David D. Kirkpatrick - ‎3 hours ago‎
Members of the Senate Democratic leadership and their aides leaving the White House last week after meeting with President Obama on health care legislation.

Should Lockerbie bomber be released?

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The BBC has learned that a Libyan man jailed for the Lockerbie airliner bombing in Scotland is expected to be set free on compassionate grounds.

US vows to embrace UN in break with Bush-era policy

Reuters - Louis CharbonneauPaul Simao - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The Obama administration will work with the United Nations to fight terrorism and other major world challenges, US envoy Susan Rice said on Wednesday, marking a clear shift from the Bush ...