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Joel Page/AP By BRAD STONE SAN FRANCISCO - The man who prosecutors said had masterminded some of the most brazen thefts of credit and debit card numbers in history was charged on Monday with an even larger set of digital break-ins.
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By backing away from a public option, he increases the chances for his reform proposal overall. By Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook Reporting from Washington - By dropping his insistence on a public insurance option, President Obama angered some of his ...
Some Democrats Push for Keeping Public Insurance Option New York Times
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The Taliban leadership has redeployed some of its most hardline foot soldiers into areas of Afghanistan where local insurgents are reluctant to disrupt the country's elections on Thursday.
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Kim Dae-jung, the former president of South Korea, has died at the age of 83, hospital sources say. Kim, who was being treated for pneumonia, was reported to have died after suffering heart failure.
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Pakistani officials say the army has arrested a man they believe to be chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban. Maulvi Omar, spokesman for the Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP), is said to have been a key aide to Baitullah Mehsud, thought to have been ...
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President Obama greeted VFW conventioneers yesterday in Phoenix. He vowed that no veterans' medical benefits would be cut. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republican via Ap) By Liz Sidoti Associated Press / August 18, 2009 PHOENIX - President Obama chastised ...
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WASHINGTON -- Immigration officials said Monday they discovered records of 10 previously unreported deaths of detainees in government custody, prompting a review by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency "to ensure the integrity ...
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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal trial court in Georgia to consider the case of Troy Davis, who is on death row in state prison there for the 1989 murder of an off-duty police officer.
Death Row Prisoner Wins Hearing Washington Post
Supreme Court orders new hearing for Georgia death row inmate Los Angeles Times
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Have recent gains made stock investors overconfident? Here are five factors that could show the equity rally is losing steam—or gaining strength By Ben Steverman Others, however, insist the sell-off was not the end of the bull, but a sign the market ...
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HONG KONG, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Asian stocks retreated on Tuesday, following Shanghai shares into the red and keeping nerves frayed about whether further profit taking will end the bull market that emerged from the financial crisis.
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Reader's Digest -- the publication that grandmas everywhere used to love -- was the original aggregator, the first blog, the pioneer of short-attention-span reading.
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Last week, we saw a whiff of speculation winds brought information about Dell's Chinese smartphone dubbed Mini 3i. Now, Dell's Chinese handset Mini 3i has seen the bright light but with lower specifications and images captured by Chinese site NetEase.
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Draconian. Monopolistic. Hypocritical. Call the company and its policies what you will, but I'm sticking with Apple. by Wendy Sheehan Donnell It's been a rough summer for Apple.
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Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart did not have sex with Kari Ann Peniche -- but according to Peniche, they had plenty of fun. Kari Ann tells TMZ the video featuring the whacked-out naked trio was shot more than two years ago in her apartment.
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Michael Jackson would have turned 51 on Aug. 29. To celebrate Jackson's life, Spike Lee is throwing a Brooklyn block party on that day.
Judge approves Michael Jackson merchandising deal Los Angeles Times
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With or without Stephen Strasburg, when midnight arrived on Tuesday the Washington Nationals would still be in last place in the NL East, still own the worst record in baseball and still have more question marks than any organization in baseball.
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OAKLAND, Calif. - Brett Tomko somberly shook hands with his teammates last month, cut loose by the Yankees after 15 undistinguished relief appearances.
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The first hurricane of this year's Atlantic season gathered force far out to sea late Monday, while weaker storm systems drenched the northeastern Caribbean and the Florida Panhandle.
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A prominent judge in Texas has gone on trial accused of refusing to let lawyers for a convicted murderer on death row lodge a last-minute appeal.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak visits Washington this week for the first time in six years for talks with US President Barack Obama, who hopes to restart the Middle East peace process.
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