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Debate joined on Medicare; Romney, Obama go at it

Businessweek - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By By David Espo on August 14, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama in person and in TV advertising Tuesday of cutting Medicare "to pay for Obamacare," launching a strong counterattack to Democratic charges that he and ...
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Saudi king urges talks to curb inter-Muslim rifts

The Daily Star - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Daily Star Staff MECCA, Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia warned Tuesday against “strife and division” afflicting the world's 1.5 billion Muslims and called for establishing a process of dialogue to resolve the tension and ...
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Syrian rebels seek new leverage with abductions

The Associated Press - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By By BRIAN MURPHY - 1 minute ago BEIRUT (AP) - With gunmen standing in the background, a Syrian rebel video purported Tuesday to show their latest captive: a lone Lebanese Shiite suspected of links to pro-regime Hezbollah whose abduction appears part ...
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Chad Johnson: I still love Evelyn - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Chad Johnson says he still loves Evelyn Lozada - even though the reality star has filed to end their 41-day-old marriage. Lozada filed for divorce Tuesday after Johnson was arrested for allegedly head-butting her during an argument Saturday.
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Mars rover's test drive set for next week

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USA TODAY - ‎13 minutes ago‎
NASA plans a first test-drive of its Mars rover Curiosity for next Tuesday, the start of a year-long trek to the foothills of a nearby Martian mountain.
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Sprint sweetens the deal for iPhone 4S

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CNET - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Just a week after slashing the smartphone's price, the carrier is upping the ante with a $100 gift card on all smartphones purchased over the Internet.
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Israeli demands from Obama

Ynetnews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel may rule out a unilateral attack in Iran should the US toughen its stance with regards to the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, a senior official in Jerusalem claimed.
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Bombs kill 46 across Afghanistan

Businessweek - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By By Deb Riechmann And Amir Shah on August 14, 2012 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Suicide bombers launched multiple attacks in a remote corner of southwestern Afghanistan near the Iranian border Tuesday, killing dozens of people including shoppers buying ...
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Egypt's New Defense Chief 'Unwavering' Ally, Panetta Says

Businessweek - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By Tarek El-Tablawy and David Lerman on August 14, 2012 Egypt's new defense minister has pledged his “unwavering commitment” to the American-Egyptian military alliance, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
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Wildfires blaze across West, burning homes

USA TODAY - ‎14 minutes ago‎
CLE ELUM, Wash. - As firefighters across the West responded to blazes, efforts in Washington state were made especially difficult Tuesday as wind gusts pushed fast-moving flames through a small town, destroying dozens of houses.
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Family: Texas Shootout Gunman Had Mental Illness

ABC News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
In the months leading up to Monday's shootout near Texas A&M University that killed three, gunman Thomas Alton Caffall III had cut off contact with his family, even though his mother was seriously ill.
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Young immigrants can get a break from deportation

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thousands of young illegal immigrants hoping for a reprieve from deportation are scrambling to gather required paperwork, standing in long lines at consulates and seeking legal help in anticipation of the application process opening Wednesday.
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Stocks Lose Steam After Confusing Economic Reports

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shoppers are starting to spend, but business owners aren't so sure their customers will keep coming back. These conflicting signals confused investors, who first bought stocks and then sold them as the day progressed Tuesday.
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Wall Street fades in late trade; bonds fall

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Richard Leong | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks ended little changed on Tuesday after early gains supported by stronger-than-expected US retail sales numbers faded, while oil prices rose on tepid growth data in Europe that underpinned hopes ...
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To Reignite a Trail to the White House, Obama Tours Iowa

New York Times - ‎31 minutes ago‎
OSKALOOSA, Iowa - This is the place that birthed his unlikely bid for the presidency. But now, it is 2012, and the big question for President Obama is whether, four years after that historic run, this prairie state can do for him what it did in 2008.
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Death of the high-minded campaign

Politico - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The elevated presidential campaign of ideas, fleetingly achieved after months of mudslinging, died Tuesday. It was three days old.
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Samsung Focuses on Alleged Apple Infringement, Defends Own Actions

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Wall Street Journal - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By Ian Sherr SAN JOSE, Calif.--Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNHY, 005930.SE) on Tuesday defended against Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) arguments that it had copied the iPhone, while accusing Apple of violating three Samsung patents as the high-stakes patent trial ...
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Killzone: Mercenary announced as Vita exclusive at Gamescom

SlashGear - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified isn't the only console spin-off that will be exclusive to the PS Vita, as Sony's Gamescom press conference also treated us to the announcement of Killzone: Mercenary.
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Burglar hit Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' house -prosecutor

Reuters - ‎10 minutes ago‎
* Suspect said he targeted home because it was under renovation * Jobs' wallet found in suspect's storage locker By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A thief burglarized Steve Jobs' house in the high-tech hub of Palo Alto, California, ...
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'Sweathog' Ron Palillo dead at 63

Washington Post - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Ron Palillo, best known as mouthy classroom goofball Arnold Horshack on the 1970s TV series “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died Aug. 14 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
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Miley Cyrus Loves Her New Hair!

E! Online - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Draco Malfoy Miley Cyrus mania has officially ensued. And whether you think the gal's new 'do is totally fab or a hideous mistake, Miley is entirely unwilling to let any of the backlash bring her down.
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Robert Pattinson: Anatomy of a rebound (and ice cream etiquette)

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Los Angeles Times - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Monday was the first day of the rest of Robert Pattinson's life. Or, at least, his promotional duties. Forced into hiding by girlfriend and "Twilight Saga" costar Kristen Stewart's well-documented fling with director Rupert Sanders, Pattinson finally ...
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Taylor Swift's new song would go great with Jon Stewart's ice cream

CNN (blog) - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Taylor Swift, the country-pop princess of confessional lyrics, has started a new round of speculation with her latest single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
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Report: Sox complained to owners about Valentine - ‎30 minutes ago‎
BALTIMORE (AP) Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine expressed surprise over a report that several Boston players met with team owner John Henry and team president Larry Lucchino last month to complain about the manager's handling of the team.
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Former QB Chad Pennington says Jets can succeed with Tim Tebow and the wildcat ...

Washington Post - ‎28 minutes ago‎
CORTLAND, NY - Chad Pennington thinks the New York Jets, Tim Tebow and the wildcat are a perfect fit. The former NFL quarterback would certainly know.
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NHLPA makes first proposal in labor talks

USA TODAY - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Unhappy with the league's proposal, the NHL Players' Association countered with a plan that reduces players' share of revenue for three years if owners agree to share more revenue with financially distressed teams.
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Bears: Brian Urlacher's surgery termed 'minor' by Lovie Smith (blog) - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Gene Chamberlain | Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith believes the questions about Brian Urlacher's knee should end now that he has undergone an arthroscopic debridement procedure on his left knee following an entire off-season of what ...
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17-foot-long Burmese python caught in Everglades

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎58 minutes ago‎
By MATT SEDENSKY AP WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. • The biggest Burmese python ever caught in Florida - 17 feet, 7 inches long and 164 1/2 pounds - was found in Everglades National Park, the University of Florida announced Monday.
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After Fukushima, residents spared of nuclear contamination (blog) - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience Residents near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan may have been spared the brunt of the deadly radiation that spewed from the failed reactors in March 2011, according to a study appearing tomorrow (Aug ...
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Long-lost Egyptian pyramids found on Google Earth?

Fox News - ‎7 hours ago‎
A self-described "satellite archaeology researcher" has garnered widespread media attention with claims that she has found two possible pyramid complexes in Egypt using Google Earth.
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West Nile virus outbreak in Texas worst in nation with 16 deaths

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON—Dallas County officials have declared a state of emergency after the West Nile virus infected at least 190 people, killing 10, as the nation's worst outbreak hits Texas.
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Mayo Clinic: Jackson has bipolar disorder

Businessweek - ‎Aug 13, 2012‎
By Sophia Tareen on August 13, 2012 CHICAGO (AP) - US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday.


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