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Romney: I never paid less than 13 percent in taxes

CBS News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Play CBS News Video Updated at 1:40 pm ET (CBS News) After weeks of speculation about his tax returns, Mitt Romney on Thursday said he paid at least 13 percent in income taxes for each of the past 10 years.
Romney: I've paid at least 13 percent tax rate in each of past 10 years
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Unasur Calls Crisis Summit Over UK 'Threats' to Seize Assange

Businessweek - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Nathan Gill on August 16, 2012 Ecuador said the Union of South American Nations called an emergency meeting to discuss UK “threats” to seize WikiLeak's founder Julian Assange from inside its embassy in London.
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South Africa police open fire on striking miners

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 minutes ago‎
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Police opened fire Thursday on striking workers at a South African platinum mine, leaving as many as 18 dead, according to authorities and news reports.
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Gun, ammunition, Chick-fil-A? A shooting suspect's unusual profile.

Christian Science Monitor - ‎45 minutes ago‎
While the FBI says it's investigating the shooting in the lobby of a national conservative organization in Washington Wednesday as a potential hate crime, experts say the shooting suspect does not fit the typical profile of someone involved in such ...
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Apple envisions new cloud DVR, social space in new set-top box

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CNET - ‎10 minutes ago‎
New device may have the ability to start any show at any time and start shows just minutes after they have begun, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.
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Ryan is the future of the GOP

New York Daily News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Vice presidential picks are always judged by their effect on the coming election. They rarely have any. This time could be different.
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UN monitors quit, saying Syrians choose "path of war"

Reuters - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By Dominic Evans and Hadeel Al Shalchi | BEIRUT/ALEPPO (Reuters) - Syria's government and rebels have "chosen the path of war", a UN peacekeeping chief said as the world body ended its doomed monitoring mission to Damascus and deadlock persists among ...
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UN Observer Mission in Syria to End

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United Nations Security Council decided on Thursday to terminate the United Nations observer mission in Syria, where the increasingly violent rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad's government has left diplomatic peacemaking efforts paralyzed ...
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Taliban attack Pakistani air base ahead of reported military operation

Christian Science Monitor - ‎2 hours ago‎
Militants targeted a major military air base some 30 miles northwest of Islamabad early Thursday morning, giving momentum within Pakistan to the prospect of a long-controversial military mission against elements in restive North Waziristan.
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Wildfires menace towns in Idaho, California

Reuters - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By Laura Zuckerman | SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A wildfire roaring through mountainous terrain in Idaho's Boise National Forest headed toward a resort town on Thursday, as voluntary evacuations began and firefighters scrambled to make a last stand ...
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Kennedy: Rep. Jackson in 'deep' depression

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO - US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a "deep" depression and has a "lot of work" ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island US Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat.
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Facebook plumbs new lows as sales curbs start to expire

Reuters - ‎11 minutes ago‎
By Alexei Oreskovic and Ryan Vlastelica | SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc shares sank 6.3 percent to a record closing low after early investors got the greenlight to sell for the first time since the No.
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Global shares firm on Merkel remarks

Reuters - ‎22 minutes ago‎
By Chikako Mogi | TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares firmed on Friday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced support for the European Central Bank's efforts to contain the euro zone's debt crisis, soothing investor nerves and prompting them to scale back ...
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S&P 500 Creeps Near Four-Year High; Cisco Surges

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Encouraging earnings from Cisco and hopeful signs in a housing report lifted the stock market Thursday. The gains nudged the Standard & Poor's 500 index near the four-year high it reached earlier this year.
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White House: "Yes," Biden is still on the ticket

CBS News - ‎6 hours ago‎
(CBS News) In the wake of controversy surrounding recent comments by Vice President Joe Biden, a couple of prominent Republicans have offered the Obama campaign some unsolicited advice: "The strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a ...
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Campaigns Seek Positives in Negative Tone

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By CAROL E. LEE The presidential race's unusually early negative character has shaped the course of the campaign, raising significant risks but also opportunities for both sides.
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Twitter tightens its stranglehold on apps with new restrictions

Reuters - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By Gerry Shih | SAN FRANCISCO Aug 16 (Reuters) - In a move to regulate how users access its microblogging service, Twitter announced new restrictions that sternly discouraged independent software developers from creating Twitter apps.
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Samsung expert: Apple overstates its damages at trial

Reuters - ‎8 minutes ago‎
By Dan Levine | SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A financial expert said Apple Inc has overstated Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's profit margins for mobile products, an issue that goes to the heart of damages in the high profile patent trial between the ...
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Remembering Elvis, 35 years after his death - ‎1 hour ago‎
At his funeral more than three decades ago, Elvis received a sendoff fit for a King and his reign has never ended. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
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'Cosmopolis' Exclusive Clip: Robert Pattinson Needs A Haircut - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Pattinson risks life and limb to lose some hair in an exclusive clip from the David Cronenberg thriller. By Josh Wigler (@RoundHoward) When you have billions upon billions of dollars at your disposal, you can do virtually anything.
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Rihanna cries over Chris Brown: 'I lost my best friend'

Los Angeles Times - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Rihanna still has a soft spot for Chris Brown -- or at least gets a little weepy over the hole he left in her life after he beat her in the face the night before the Grammys in February 2009.
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Whitney Houston Lived 'Parallel' 'Sparkle' Story Line - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Jordin Sparks and the film's cast talk to MTV News about the hardships outlined in the 2012 remake. By Tiffany Taylor, with reporting by Kara Warner (@karawarner) While its title alludes to a shimmery, light-hearted film, "Sparkle", the 2012 remake of ...
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Video: Dodgers' Blanton, Kemp, Mattingly tossed

USA TODAY (blog) - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By Heather Tucker, USA TODAY A four-game series with the Dodgers and Pirates got chippy as it winded down. First, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp got tossed for arguing from the dugout -- during Andre Ethier's at-bat.
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Murray out, Federer cruises at Cincinnati

Reuters - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Simon Evans | MASON, Ohio (Reuters) - Olympic champion Andy Murray suffered a second pre-US Open setback in as many weeks when he was knocked out of the Cincinnati Open in the third round on Thursday, losing 6-4 6-4 to France's Jeremy Chardy.
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Sabean: Melky suspension 'deflating' - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Chris Haft / | 08/16/12 7:25 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants general manager Brian Sabean gave no indication on Thursday that the team would acquire a proven hitter to replace suspended left fielder Melky Cabrera.
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Researchers Build Squishy Robots With Camouflage Abilities

New York Times - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Researchers have built soft-bodied robots that can either blend in or stand out in their environment by changing their color. The rubbery, four-legged robots mimic the behavior of soft-bodied creatures like starfish and squid.
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CDC: Baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Deena Beasley All baby boomers should be tested for the hepatitis C virus, US health officials said on Thursday, citing studies suggesting more than 2 million Americans born between 1945 and 1965 may be infected with the liver-destroying virus.
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Largest-ever tobacco study finds 'urgent need' for policy change

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- About half the men in numerous developing nations use tobacco, and women in those regions are taking up smoking at an earlier age than they used to, according to what is being called the largest-ever international study on tobacco use.
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Dallas Steps Up West Nile War

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By BETSY MCKAY and ANA CAMPOY DALLAS—A warm winter and recent rains have helped prompt a surge in cases of West Nile virus nationwide, and the toll is so severe here that officials planned to conduct aerial spraying Thursday night for the first time in ...


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