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Newspaper review: Pussy Riot sentencing criticised

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Punk band Pussy Riot, sentenced to two years in prison for hooliganism after their protest in a Moscow cathedral, appear on the front of the Guardian.
Activists get 2 years for anti-Putin church stunt
US, Europe condemn two-year sentences for Pussy Riot
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Political Hotsheet Paul Ryan releases two years of tax returns 1 of 9

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Play CBS News Video (CBS News) ARLINGTON, Va. - Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, and his wife Janna paid an effective tax rate of 20 percent in 2011 and 15.9 percent in 2010, according to returns released by Romney's campaign on ...
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South African President Zuma vows probe into killing of 34 miners

Times of India - ‎40 minutes ago‎
MARIKANA, SOUTH AFRICA: President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit on Friday and announced an official inquiry into a police shooting of striking miners that left 34 dead and 78 wounded, an incident that police claimed was self-defense ...
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Fire Evacuees in Wash. and California Return...

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hundreds of people in Washington and California who fled encroaching flames from wildfires were allowed to return to their homes Friday, and in Washington many were to find out whether their property was spared by a huge blaze that burned out of ...
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Facebook Awaits Index 'Like'

Wall Street Journal - ‎7 hours ago‎
By TELIS DEMOS Investors hoping that index funds will give Facebook Inc.'s battered shares a lift could be in for a long wait.
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'Sparkle': What the Critics Are Saying

Hollywood Reporter - ‎3 hours ago‎
The final acting performance by the late singer Whitney Houston is drawing mixed, but mostly positive, reviews. Salim Akil's remake of the 1976 film Sparkle features the final screen appearance from the late and beloved Whitney Houston, ...
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Tropical storm heads for landfall on Mexican coast

Houston Chronicle - ‎59 minutes ago‎
VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - After forming close to shore, Tropical Storm Helene headed north along Mexico's Gulf coast early Saturday posing a threat to areas where thousands of people were still recovering from flooding spawned last week by Hurricane ...
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Correa Says Assange May Stay in Ecuador Embassy Indefinitely

Businessweek - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Nathan Gill and Randy Woods on August 17, 2012 Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he doesn't expect the UK to allow WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange to leave Ecuador's embassy in London after the South American nation granted him asylum ...
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UN Chief Condemn's Iran's Anti-Israel Rhetoric

Voice of America (blog) - ‎53 minutes ago‎
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sharply rebuked Iran's supreme leader and president Friday, describing their latest anti-Israel rhetoric as “offensive and inflammatory.
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UN appoints new Syria envoy amid diplomatic wrestling

Xinhua - ‎55 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi, a veteran Algerian diplomat, as the new joint special envoy of the UN and the Arab League (AL) for Syria.
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US plans to beef up rural police forces in Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration plans to double the size of a rural police force in Afghanistan and arm it with heavier weapons to fight insurgents as US troops withdraw, despite Pentagon and Afghan government concern about the village ...

Police Release Video In Ark. Patrol Car Shooting

NPR - ‎1 hour ago‎
by AP LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police video recorded the night a young man was fatally shot in a northeast Arkansas patrol car while his hands were cuffed behind his back hasn't resolved questions about whether he shot himself in the head as officers ...
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White House, Pump Haus meet

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - ‎Aug 16, 2012‎
As part of a three-day bus tour in Iowa, President Barack Obama stopped at the new RiverLoop Amphitheatre in downtown Waterloo to speak about his campaign battle against Gov.
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State unemployment rates rise in 44 states

CNN - ‎11 hours ago‎
By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney August 17, 2012: 3:33 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The state unemployment picture worsened last month, with jobless rates creeping higher in 44 states, according to a government report released Friday.
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Hall of Famer Eddie Murray Settles Inside Trading Case With SEC

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray agreed to pay $358151 to resolve US claims that he profited from an insider-trading tip provided by former Baltimore Orioles teammate Doug DeCinces.
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Deutsche Bank's Business With Sanctioned Nations Under Scrutiny

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Federal and state prosecutors are investigating Deutsche Bank and several other global banks over accusations that they funneled billions of dollars through their American branches for Iran, Sudan and other sanctioned nations, according to law ...
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Treasuries Drop Fastest Since 2010 as Economy Blocks Fed

Businessweek - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Daniel Kruger on August 18, 2012 Treasuries posted their biggest four-week decline since December 2010 as signs economic growth is accelerating dimmed the likelihood the Federal Reserve will initiate another round of asset purchases.
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Both Sides Focus on the Republican Ticket's New Face

New York Times - ‎Aug 12, 2012‎
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Democrats moved aggressively on Sunday to wrap Mitt Romney in the politically charged details of budget-cutting proposals championed by his new running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan, as Mr. Romney sought to capitalize on ...
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Back-and-forth on Biden's remarks - ‎4 hours ago‎
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts talks with colleague Melissa Harris-Perry about the politics of hate and race following Vice President Joe Biden's “chains” remarks from earlier this week.
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OnLive Averts Shutdown With Sale of Assets to New Backer

Businessweek - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Michael White on August 18, 2012 OnLive Inc., the online video-game company founded by Web pioneer Steve Perlman, sold its assets to a newly formed parent that will provide funding to keep the struggling service running.
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Twitter Changes Lead to Online Protests

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New York Times (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
By NICOLE PERLROTH and NICK BILTON After the company imposed stricter rules for its application programming interface, or API, on Thursday, engineers and developers picked up their virtual pitchforks and took to Twitter and blogs to decry what some ...
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CBS Drops Glass House Suit Against ABC

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
CBS has stopped throwing stones at ABC's Glass House. The network dropped its lawsuit Friday against ABC that claimed the Walt Disney Company subsidiary's reality show was a rip off of CBS's concept for Big Brother.
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Rage Against the Machine Rages Against Paul Ryan

E! Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Paul Ryan may be a fan of Rage Against the Machine, but the feeling is far from mutual. The band's guitarist, Tom Morello, sounded off about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate in an op-ed for Rolling Stone Thursday, ...
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Shia LaBeouf To Have Real Sex In 'Nymphomaniac'

earsucker - ‎51 minutes ago‎
by Megan Lindsey on August 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment If you really have been aching to see “Transformers” actor Shia LaBeouf in the buff, you can always watch the Sigur Ros video for “Fjogur Piano”.
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Patriots ink rookie RB Demps - ‎5 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network The New England Patriots signed free agent running back Jeff Demps on Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Yankees' Phil Hughes picks up fourth win after almost tossing game away ...

New York Daily News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Phil Hughes' numbers, where the Red Sox are concerned, have never been anything to boast about. Heading into Friday night's series opener with floundering Boston, Hughes owned a 3-6 record (.333) with a 6.17 ERA and had allowed an Ollie Perez-like 40 ...
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Roundup: Upton, Rays rough up Weaver, Angels

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
ANAHEIM, Calif. - BJ Upton went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, Ben Zobrist and Jose Molina also homered and the Tampa Bay Rays battered Jered Weaver for a career-worst nine earned runs in a 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday ...
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Cardinals improve, perhaps find starting QB against Raiders

USA TODAY - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Comments GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Few people will remember the outcome of the Cardinals preseason game against the Raiders on Friday night, but that doesn't mean the Cardinals didn't get anything out of the game.
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Scientists Discover New Cave Spider Species… with Claws!

Scientific American - ‎11 hours ago‎
Meet Trogloraptor, fearsomeness incarnate. The creature more than lives up to its name—it is, in fact, an eight-legged showcase for scientific novelty.
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NASA rover Curiosity prepares to use laser on Martian rock

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Ready, set, fire. The NASA Mars rover Curiosity is preparing for its first laser target practice -- zapping a Martian rock 10 feet on Saturday.
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DARPA invents shape-shifting, camouflage robot

The Petri Dish - ‎1 hour ago‎
Scientists in the United States on Thursday said they had devised a soft-bodied robot, inspired by the squid and octopus, which can crawl, camouflage itself and hide from infrared cameras.
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West Nile virus outbreak: How to protect yourself

CBS News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Play CBS News Video (CBS News) Dallas planes took to the skies Friday to spray insecticides to combat the worst West Nile virus outbreak the United States has seen this year.

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