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GOP hits back on Medicare

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
The region's Republicans in Congress needed to answer the attacks. Mitt Romney's naming of a running mate had barely been announced when Democrats began reminding suburban voters that their congressmen had backed Paul Ryan's call for overhauling ...
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Syria's Assad Makes Rare Public Appearance

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Syria's state-run TV aired footage of President Bashar Assad performing Eid prayers in a mosque in Damascus on Sunday, his first appearance in public after a bombing in the Syrian capital last month that killed the country's defense minister and three ...
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Ecuador rallies Latin America in Assange battle with UK

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Eduardo Garcia | QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador cast its dispute with Britain over asylum for WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange as a struggle against colonialism on Saturday, drawing growing support from its neighbors in the international diplomatic saga ...
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Body of missing Southern Calif. diver found

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - Los Angeles County authorities have recovered the body of a missing 50-year-old diver off the rocky coastline near where her belongings were found a week ago.
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Shia LaBeouf: Sex Scenes in Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Will Be Real

Hollywood Reporter - ‎10 hours ago‎
Shia LaBeouf says the sex scenes in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac will be the real deal. As THR exclusively reported, the 26-year-old actor signed on to star in the controversial Danish director's latest project, an erotic two-part drama that begins ...
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Wildfires strain outdoor tourism business in western US

Chicago Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Wildfires sweeping across the western United States are straining communities that depend upon the summer tourism season, as recreation sites catch fire, campgrounds close and outdoor activities such as river rafting are ...
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Japan, China islands disputes deepen with landings, protests

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
* Island row frays ties long plagued by history, rivalry * Chinese protest in Guangzhou after Japanese land on isles * South Koreans unveil monument on other disputed islands * Japan-China feud coincides with South China Sea disputes (Adds video link) ...
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Marking the end of Ramadan, Ramallah shoppers spend themselves out of depression

Haaretz - ‎26 minutes ago‎
After the Eid al-Fitr festivities at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the residents of Ramallah seem to be benefiting from the relatively calm security situation.
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Libya blasts: Two killed in Tripoli car bombings

BBC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
At least two people have been killed in a twin car bomb attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, security officials say. One blast took place near the former military academy for women, while the other struck close to the interior ministry.
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Syria welcomes UN envoy, denies another defection

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Bassem Mroue | AP Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Sharaa has expressed support for a new UN appointee seeking to halt civil war.
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Militants attack intelligence HQ in Yemen; 20 die - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By AP SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The death toll of an al-Qaida suspected attack on a Yemeni intelligence headquarters rose to 20 on Saturday, in the worst such attack in a year that highlights the challenges faced by the country's new leadership as it ...

Judge won't dismiss suit against Utah bigamy law

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎1 hour ago‎
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a polygamous family made famous by the reality TV show "Sister Wives.
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Michelle Obama to meet families of Sikh temple shooting victims

Reuters - ‎15 hours ago‎
| WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday will meet with families of victims of the shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin earlier this month, a White House aide said on Saturday.
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Many increasingly questioning life sentences for juveniles; some convicted may ...

Washington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Sara Kruzan was 17 when she was sentenced to die in prison for killing and robbing a pimp in a Riverside motel. Now, at 32, Kruzan has a chance at being freed, along with thousands of other juveniles convicted of murder who were ...
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Off-duty officer shot to death

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Sundays, Officer Moses Walker Jr. would take his place in the pews at Deliverance Evangelistic Church in North Philadelphia. The 19-year police veteran was committed to the congregation where he was known to attend midweek services and meetings and ...
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15-year-old accused of setting house on fire in attempt to kill family

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
CLAYTON, NJ - A 15-year-old New Jersey girl was arrested after allegedly setting her family's home on fire in an attempt to kill them.
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Unemployment rates rise in US election swing states

Reuters - ‎Aug 17, 2012‎
By Lisa Lambert | Washington (Reuters) - Unemployment rates rose in July from June in almost all states, including those where the presidential election fight is expected to be fiercest, according to data released on Friday by the Labor Department.
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U.S. stocks edge higher ahead of data

MarketWatch - ‎Aug 18, 2012‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - US stocks rose slightly Friday on another low-volume, low-volatility trading day, extending their summer winning streak after economic data showed a rise in consumer sentiment in August.
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Obama: Republican approach to education funding is backward

Chicago Tribune - ‎8 hours ago‎
* New White House report says 300000 education jobs lost * Obama says Republican budget plan would cut thousands more * He wants voters to identify Romney with this austerity plan WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama accused ...
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Fund homecoming for Mitt Romney

Boston Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
By John Zaremba and Richard Weir Mitt Romney raised big bucks in a hobnobbing, island-hopping campaign cash grab on the Cape and Islands yesterday, capping what his staff called a blockbuster $7 million fundraising stretch in the Bay State and New York ...
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Is Joe Biden a liability for Obama?

Daily Herald - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The White House made it clear Thursday: No matter what the blogosphere says, Joe Biden will remain President Obama's running mate.
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President tells Rochester: 'We're going forward'

Foster's Daily Democrat - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By SAMANTHA ALLEN ROCHESTER @ With all eyes on him, President Barack Obama told the crowd assembled on Rochester Common Saturday he will need New Hampshire's help to get re-elected.
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Behind the Mitt Romney paradox - ‎14 hours ago‎
By Alex Leary, Times Staff Writer Mitt Romney asked it hundreds of times: "Are you honest in your dealings with your fellow men?
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Google's Motorola Files New Patent Case Against Apple at ITC

Bloomberg - ‎Aug 17, 2012‎
Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Motorola Mobility unit said it filed a new patent-infringement case against Apple Inc. (AAPL) claiming that features on some Apple devices, including the Siri voice-recognition program, infringe its patents.
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Nicki Minaj Cancels Performance At UK's V Festival Due To Strained Vocal Cords - ‎51 minutes ago‎
By Allen Starbury ⋅ Published 08/19/12 Nicki Minaj has been working overtime as of late, touring in support of her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reload.
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'Tonight Show' and Jay Leno get hit with budget cuts

Los Angeles Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is taking a significant reduction in pay and roughly two dozen staffers are being let go as part of a major budget restructuring at the late-night talk show.
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Brandon Jacobs talks Giants-Jets

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Matt Ehalt | Special to Brandon Jacobs is not with the New York Giants any longer, but he has no problem reminding the New York Jets that they're the little brother in town.
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They're out: Houston Astros fire manager Brad Mills and two coaches

Yahoo! Sports (blog) - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Mark Townsend By Mark Townsend | Big League Stew - 34 minutes ago (AP)With new ownership in place and Jeff Luhnow taking over the general manager duties last winter, Brad Mills' days as manager of the Houston Astros have seemingly been numbered ...
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Scientists Discover New Cave Spider Species… with Claws!

Scientific American - ‎Aug 17, 2012‎
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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Sending a software update through space to the Curiosity Rover on Mars

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VentureBeat - ‎1 hour ago‎
How's this for a remote operation? NASA's Mars Science Laboratory team had to send a software update to the Curiosity Rover on Mars, more than 160 million miles away.
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Walnuts 'improve sperm health'

BBC News - ‎Aug 16, 2012‎
By Anna-Marie Lever Health reporter, BBC News Eating around two handfuls of walnuts a day improves sperm health in young men, a study in the journal Biology of Reproduction suggests.


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