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Make or break? Iowa Straw Poll to test GOP rivals -
>>> and chief white house continue chuck todd is in des moines , iowa tonight. chuck, where does the gop stand now going into this crucial but again very early weekend?
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US Development Worker Abducted From His Home in Pakistani City of Lahore

Bloomberg -
A US citizen has been abducted from his home in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, US Embassy and police officials said today. The US is working with local authorities to secure the man's release, ...

Court strikes health insurance requirement

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum -
AP ATLANTA -- A federal appeals panel struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul Friday, moving the argument over whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a step closer to the US Supreme Court ...

Syrian army sweeps into coastal city, shooting heard

Reuters -
1 of 16. EDITOR'S NOTE: PICTURE TAKEN ON A GUIDED GOVERNMENT TOUR. Locals look at journalists visiting Hama August 11, 2011. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian armored vehicles swept into the coastal city of Latakia on Saturday and gunfire was heard after ...

Perry 'Best In Country' at Fundraising

Daily Beast -
Republicans competing in today's Ames Straw Poll in Iowa will be fighting for attention with Rick Perry, who plans to announce his candidacy in South Carolina.

Brandel Chamblee won't have Tiger Woods to kick around any more

Waggle Room -
With Tiger Woods missing his first-ever cut in a PGA Championship after hacking his way around Atlanta Athletic Club Thursday and Friday, there was precious little that was positive for No.

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VIDEO: Germans mark 50 years of Berlin Wall

BBC News -
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is attending ceremonies to mark 50 years since the building of the Berlin Wall. The event will take place on Bernauer Strasse - a street which was split down the middle by the wall which separated the east and west ...

UK to tackle social problems after riots

Reuters -
LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Britain needs to tackle deep-seated social problems following riots and looting in English cities this week, the centre-right government said on Saturday, and a US street crime expert it has brought in said ...

Romney worth between $190m and $250m, campaign says

Boston Globe -
A disclosure by Mitt Romney's campaign yesterday showed he may be the wealthiest person in the 2012 presidential race, far and away eclipsing President Obama's net worth.

Casey Anthony told to return to Florida for probation

Reuters -
Casey Anthony and her lawyer Jose Baez (L) leave the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida July 17, 2011. By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Friday ordered Casey Anthony, the young mother acquitted of murdering her toddler, ...

Tackle the reasons for flash mobs | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-08-13

Philadelphia Inquirer -
Our mayor, speaking from the pulpit of his home church, called the youths involved "ignorant," "stupid," "butthead," pants-sagging byproducts of "sperm donors" and "human ATMs" wreaking havoc on innocent people in Center City.

Obama: Our politics is broken

Politico -
President Barack Obama today said Congress needs to do more to address unemployment and the country's economic problems when lawmakers return next month from the annual August recess.

Is Obama reconsidering vacation plans?

Los Angeles Times -
It would be hard to imagine a more inopportune moment for President Obama to pack up and leave for a nine-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

Bargain Days

Barron's -
They've taken a beating lately, but quality stocks, helped by historically low interest rates, are appealing. Stocks went on an extraordinary ride last week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average swung more than ...

ConAgra's latest bid for Ralcorp rejected

BusinessWeek -
ConAgra Foods Inc. has made another bid for Ralcorp Holdings Inc. that has been rejected. Ralcorp said Friday that it received a roughly $5.17 billion offer this week and that it is not in the company's best interest.

No relief for gas prices in San Francisco

San Francisco Examiner -
It's not a gas: San Francisco's high cost of living and an expensive seasonal refinement process contributed to a rise in gas prices in the region.

Sprint cancels WiMax version of BlackBerry PlayBook

Computerworld -
IDG News Service - Sprint has decided not to offer a WiMax version of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the company said Friday. "We apologize for any inconvenience but the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Tablet that was announced in January for summer ...

Report: Apple iPod, iPhone Event Scheduled for September 7

PCWorld -
A Japanese website reports that Apple has a media event planned for Wednesday, September 7 th to announce the company's new line of iPods.

Bing Beats Google On Search Effectiveness

InformationWeek -
Microsoft's "decision engine" more likely to lead users to a Web page than searches through rival Google, study finds.

Late Jani Lane Recalls 'Cherry Pie' Criticism In Vintage Video -
'We thought it was a pop-art video,' singer said of sexy clip featuring model Bobbie Brown. By Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212) In 2011, Warrant's video for "Cherry Pie" hardly seems very controversial.

Tina Fey and Jeffrey Richmond welcome daughter: Find out her name!

Baltimore Sun -
By Carina Adly MacKenzie Zap2it Tina Fey, "30 Rock" star and all-around personification of awesomeness, has welcomed her second daughter with husband, composer Jeffrey Richmond.

Johnny Depp Denied?! Lone Ranger Movie Scrapped

E! Online -
Disney will not be moving forward with a big-screen version of The Lone Ranger that was to have starred the Oscar nominee as a retooled-for-modern-times Tonto alongside up-and-comer Armie Hammer as the titular Western hero, according to the Hollywood ...

Tearful Rodman Enters the Hall of Fame

New York Times -
By AP SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Thanking his coaches and apologizing to his family for his shortcomings, Dennis Rodman was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night.

Skins see off Steelers

SkySports -
The Pittsburgh Steelers' pre-season campaign got off to a sluggish start as they suffered a 16-7 defeat to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.

He can't be serious ... can he?

CHICAGO -- Of all the idiotic things Carlos Zambrano has done in his career, walking out on the nearly $24 million remaining on his contract would definitely top them all.

Rays homer five times to spank Sabathia

New York Post -
CC Sabathia had a record-setting night -- but not the kind anyone would want to talk about. The Rays rocked the Yankees' ace for five solo home runs by five different players in a 5-1 win last night at Yankee Stadium.

Live Stream: Annual Perseid Meteor Showers Light Up The Skies -
The Perseid meteor shower, which is considered by many astrologists to be the most well-known meteor showers, peaked Friday night and into the early Saturday morning.

Arctic Sea Ice Could Make Comeback Tour

Discovery News -
The Arctic's summer ice coverage could hold its ground or even bounce back slightly, even as global average temperatures rise.

What Face Transplants Can, Can't Do

WebMD -
The question is being asked anew with the release of dramatic before-and-after images of Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee and the latest person to receive a face transplant.

Cholera Outbreaks Spread Across Somalia, UN Says

New York Times -
Refugees at Dolo Ado, near the Somalia-Ethiopia border, buried an 18-month-old girl who died of malnutrition and dehydration. By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN NAIROBI, Kenya - A cholera epidemic is sweeping across Somalia, the United Nations said on Friday, ...

Federal grants awarded for health insurance exchanges

Los Angeles Times -
Over $185 million goes to 13 states and the District of Columbia to establish 'marketplaces' as part of the healthcare overhaul.


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