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Perry Says Vaccine Order Was Mistake

Wall Street Journal -
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, under questioning from voters in recent days, has switched positions on a 2007 executive order he issued mandating the vaccination of all young girls before they enter sixth grade to ward off cervical cancer.
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Perry, Romney offer contrasting approaches to job creation in GOP race

Washington Post -
Each candidate pitches himself as the one with the skills and experience necessary to create jobs, the issue that voters consider paramount.

Tampa police thwart planned school attack

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Tampa, Florida (CNN) -- A teen apprehended by police in Tampa, Florida, planned to set off explosives and kill dozens of students on the first day of classes at his former high school, authorities said Wednesday.

Samsung seeks to strengthen Bada in wake of Google's Motorola deal

Apple Insider -
Samsung's chairman has instructed the company's top management to "strengthen Bada and focus on differentiating the quality of Samsung's smartphones" in order to compete with Apple's iOS and survive Google's acquisition of ...

Refugees Flee Libya Oil City as Qaddafi's Forces Dig In

New York Times -
A rebel was carried into a clinic near Zawiyah, where government forces are fighting for control. By KAREEM FAHIM ZAWIYAH, Libya - Escaping sniper fire and a steady rain of artillery shells, hundreds of refugees fled from Zawiyah on Wednesday as Col.

Nevin Shapiro on what went on at Miami

Culture is recyclable. What goes out almost inevitably comes back. Thus the suspicion that we're in 1980s recycle mode is now confirmed via fashion and football.

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Syrian troops hold hundreds in sports stadium

ABC Online -
Syrian troops herded hundreds of people into a sports stadium in the port of Latakia after arresting during raids on homes in the city's Sunni district.

India activist "allowed to fast for 15 days"

Reuters -
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's leading anti-graft campaigner whose jailing sparked protests across the country has accepted a police offer to fast in a New Delhi park for 15 days, a senior adviser said on Thursday.

Hariri slaying inquiry says calls pointed to Hezbollah

Los Angeles Times -
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's slaying was the result of a plot by the Shiite militia, according to a 47-page indictment.

Roundup: Don't count out Ron Paul

USA Today -
Forget the fact that it is still 15 months to the next presidential race, but how can the news media contend it is a three-person race for the GOP nomination - among Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney— based on the sparse sample of the Iowa ...

Obama at town hall meetings: Do voters blame him for the economy?

Christian Science Monitor -
Obama winds up his jobs tour with a pair of town hall meetings in a Republican county in Illinois. Among attendees, even voters who opposed him in 2008 say he's not to blame for the country's economic woes.

Obama's approval rating on economy hits new low, according to Gallup poll -
Carolyn Kaster / AP President Barack Obama holds a soft serve ice cream cone and shakes hands during his visit to DeWitt Dairy Treats, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in DeWitt, Iowa, during his three-day economic bus tour.

On the Call: Dell Exec Brian Gladden

ABC News -
Dell Inc.'s decision to lower its full-year revenue forecast rattled investors, sending its shares down more than 7 percent in extended trading Tuesday.

Swiss Swap Rates Turn Negative Amid SNB's Franc Fight: Chart of the Day

Bloomberg -
The rate to exchange fixed- for floating interest rate payments denominated in francs turned negative for the first time while the Swiss National Bank loses ground in its fight to halt a surge in the ...

Exclusive: SEC says no plans to force delay of country ratings

Reuters -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US securities regulators do not plan to follow a European proposal that would force credit rating agencies to give countries a three-day notice about a rating change because the regulators ...

Venezuela Officials Confirm Desire To Transfer Reserves

Wall Street Journal -
CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan officials confirmed Wednesday that they are looking to repatriate billions in gold reserves held abroad to "diversify" their portfolio in light of debt problems plaguing the US and other advanced economies around the ...

Hackers Expose San Francisco Subway Police Data

Wired News -
No one is claiming immediate responsibility for Wednesday's hacking of the BART Police Officers Association's website and publicizing personal information of union members who patrol the San Francisco region's subway.

BlackBerry redux: RIM polishes up the familiar with three new phones

Washington Post -
It can't be easy to be Research in Motion right now. The smartphone company's numbers have been on a steady decline, its two CEOs are under pressure to explain their strategies and justify their positions, and its last two major ...

2 British men sentenced for encouraging rioting on Facebook

Los Angeles Times -
Two men have been sentenced to four years in jail for using Facebook to incite riots and civil unrest in England. The men, 20-year-old Jordan Blackshaw from Marston and 22-year-old Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan from Warrington, were arrested last week after ...

Take That, Abercrombie! Jersey Shore Star Lands Endorsement Deal

E! Online -
Abercrombie & Fitch may be offering The Situation money not to wear its clothing, but who cares? Shore star Vinny Guadagnino has landed a gig as the celeb face of Philips Norelco's new back-to-school campaign.

Militant makes death threat against David Letterman

Reuters -
Late night television host David Letterman waves to the crowd as he accepts The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at ''The Comedy Awards'' in New York City March 26, 2011.

Lady Gaga Strips Down, Plays Piano In VMA Promos -
Gaga will appear live on MTV to make a VMA announcement Thursday at 7:49 pm ET/PT. By Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212) It's a big week for Lady Gaga.

Eagles' Maclin: Cancer scare was reason for absence from camp

NFL News -
By Wire Reports After weeks of speculation, Jeremy Maclin finally revealed the reason for his extended absence from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Messi fires Barca to dramatic Super Cup win

Los Angeles Times -
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Majestic Lionel Messi volleyed a late winner as Barcelona beat arch-rivals Real Madrid 3-2 in a fiery Spanish Super Cup second leg Wednesday to secure a 5-4 aggregate victory after the match ended with a mass brawl that saw three ...

Couples hopes to give Tiger a spot in Presidents Cup

USA Today -
Even though Tiger Woods had a disastrous PGA Championship there's still a berth on the Presidents Cup team waiting for him. Maybe.

Danica Patrick to NASCAR a win-win

Next week, it becomes official: Danica Patrick will make NASCAR her full-time gig in 2012. No surprise, of course. We've been saying this for three months, but ESPN's Marty Smith reported Wednesday that Patrick finally is ready to tell ...

Moon may be younger than thought, study says

Los Angeles Times -
An analysis of a lunar rock raises questions about when and how the moon was formed. It may be 200 million years younger than widely believed.

NASA Calls Comet Elenin "Wimpy"

International Business Times -
K. Cameron Lau | Aug 17, 2011 | 2min:04sec Comet Elenin has been the subject of some serious internet chatter for quite some time now and has instigated a world of doomsday machinations pointing to everything from the second coming of Christ to the ...

Tobacco companies sue FDA over graphic warnings

Los Angeles Times -
If the FDA gets its way, by Oct. 22, 2012, every pack of cigarettes sold in the United States will carry one of nine graphic, full-color, gross warnings reminding people of just how horrible smoking is for their health.

Brain-eating amoeba kills little boy, teen girl

Naegleria fowleri has three stages, cysts , trophozoites , and flagellated forms , in its life cycle. The trophozoites replicate by promitosis (nuclear membrane remains intact) .

Malpractice: Many Claims but Few Big Paydays

MedPage Today -
Explain that over the course of a career, most physicians will face at least one malpractice claim, but the likelihood of litigation is much greater for neurosurgeons than it is for psychiatrists.


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