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China Defers Death Penalty for Disgraced Official's Wife

New York Times - ‎38 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - A Chinese court on Monday handed Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced Communist Party leader, a suspended death sentence for killing a British business associate who she reportedly feared was plotting to harm her son.
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Gu Kailai given suspended death sentence in China murder case
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RIP, Tony Scott: Celebs Mourn the Filmmaker's Death on Twitter

E! Online - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The sudden death of filmmaker Tony Scott has hit Hollywood hard. After hearing of his apparant suicide, celebs have gone to Twitter to offer their condolensces for the late director.
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Candidate says 'legitimate rape' rarely causes pregnancy

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Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Republican nominee for a US Senateseat in Missouri on Sunday advanced the theory that the female reproductive system can shut down during what he described as a "legitimate rape," thus preventing conception in most cases.
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Red Sox not bailing on rotation

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Gordon Edes | ESPN's Andrew Marchand and Gordon Edes on what to expect from the Yankees and Red Sox for the rest of the season.
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Thousands flee ahead of Northern Calif. wildfire

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
(AP) SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of people were told to leave their homes Sunday as a growing wildfire burning out of control in thick forest threatened rural communities in far Northern California.
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Top advisers try to redefine race as candidates prep to return to campaign trail

Fox News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Mitt Romney and President Obama each attended church Sunday with their families, breaking from the campaign trail before the homestretch of the election cycle while their top election advisers attempted to redefine which issues they think should decide ...
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Chinese, Japanese activists up stakes in escalating regional dispute over ...

Washington Post - ‎23 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - When Tokyo's nationalist governor suggested buying uninhabited islands at the center of a long-simmering dispute with China, Beijing immediately denounced him and even Japan's government played down the plan, fearing an international firestorm.
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Relentless violence taints Eid celebrations in Syria

CNN International - ‎29 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- As Muslims around the world celebrate the second day of Eid al-Fitr, residents across Syria endured another day of perpetual bloodshed Monday, opposition activists said.
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Julian Assange takes aim at US as diplomatic row deepens

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The diplomatic standoff between Britain and Ecuador deepened on Sunday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used an extraordinary appearance on the first-floor balcony of Ecuador's London embassy to berate the United States.
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Myanmar Government Ends Censorship of Local Media

ABC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Myanmar's government said Monday it would no longer censor local media outlets, the most dramatic move yet toward allowing freedom of expression in the long-repressed nation.
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The Priest Who Beat Pussy Riot: The Orthodox Point Man with the Kremlin

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Simon Shuster / Moscow | @shustry | August 20, 2012 | + Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin speaks during a rally in support of Russian Orthodox Church and Patriarch Kirill in Moscow on July 22, 2012.
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Sightseeing vessel runs aground in Alaskan bay, 76 rescued

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Yereth Rosen | ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Seventy-six people were rescued on Sunday from a sightseeing vessel that ran aground in Alaska's Glacier Bay and began filling with water, the US Coast Guard said.
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20 years after deadly Ruby Ridge standoff, there is forgiveness for federal agents

Washington Post - ‎36 minutes ago‎
KALISPELL, Mont. - When Sara Weaver saw her father Randy struck in the shoulder by a government sniper's bullet in the Idaho wilderness in August 1992, she began to sprint back to the family's cabin on a mountaintop called Ruby Ridge.
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Sword-Wielding Robber Killed at Vegas Dairy Queen

ABC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Police say a clerk at a Las Vegas Dairy Queen shot and killed a sword-wielding, masked man who tried to rob the restaurant. Detectives say the suspect was shot twice and was lying just outside the doors when officers arrived around 12:15 pm Sunday.
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European shares ease, euro helped by ECB story

Reuters - ‎33 minutes ago‎
| LONDON (Reuters) - European shares eased after last week's strong performance on Monday while a report that the European Central Bank could set an interest rate threshold for purchases of euro zone bonds helped nudge up the euro and temper demand for ...
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Flight Attendants Accept AMR Contract

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
By SUSAN CAREY American Airlines flight attendants ratified a contract offer from the airline, sparing them from the more drastic terms American had wanted to impose in bankruptcy court in the absence of a consensual agreement.

Most Japanese Stocks Decline on China Easing Concern

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Most Japanese stocks declined amid signs rising home prices in China may prompt the government to refrain from easing policy. Declines were limited after the yen fell as consumer confidence in the US topped estimates.
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Obama: Education data justify jobs plan

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Aug 18, 2012‎
Washington -- Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.
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Rochester winds down after President Obama's visit

Foster's Daily Democrat - ‎1 hour ago‎
By SAMANTHA ALLEN A small amount of people walked the streets of the downtown area. Some children played on the Rochester Common, and all that remained to indicate anything out of the ordinary was a brightly-colored snow fence around the green.
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Apple claims Samsung abused its power

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The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Samsung abused its "monopoly power" over certain wireless patents and demanded an unreasonable royalty from Apple for their use in the iPhone, hurting the device's commercial prospects, Apple experts testified on Friday as the two sides presented their ...
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HTC Takes Hit on Games Acquisition

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By ARIES POON TAIPEI–HTC Corp. on Monday disclosed it expects to book an investment loss of $40 million, casting doubt on the Taiwanese smartphone maker's more than $700 million buying spree over the past two years and raising speculation that more ...
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Apple Warns Customers to be Cautious of SMS After 'Flaw' Cited

PCWorld - ‎16 hours ago‎
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Aug 19, 2012 8:22 AM The consumer electronics heavyweight has advised iPhone users concerned about secure messaging to use the company's iMessage service instead of their carrier's SMS network.
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'Expendables 2' brawls to No. 1 with $28.8M - ‎15 minutes ago‎
By AP LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sylvester Stallone and his beefy buddies have muscled their way to the top of the weekend box office. Stallone's action hero roundup "The Expendables 2" debuted at No.
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Wynonna Judd postpones concerts after husband Michael Scott 'Cactus' Moser ...

New York Daily News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Wynonna Judd knows what love is. The country singer immediately pulled the plug on her concert in Canada next week after her husband, Michael Scott "Cactus" Moser, got into a messy motorcycle accident Saturday.
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Ryan Lochte Celebrates Birthday in Las Vegas, Looks for Perfect Girl to Settle ...

AceShowbiz - ‎5 hours ago‎
In his belated birthday celebration in the Sin City, the Olympic gold medalist says he is looking for a perfect girl who can make him smile and laugh to 'settle down a bit.

Luck leads rally but Colts fall to Steelers 26-24

Houston Chronicle - ‎8 minutes ago‎
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew Luck doesn't expect this whole NFL thing to be easy. Still, there have been times during the rookie quarterback's first two games for the Indianapolis Colts that he certainly made it look that way.
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Trouble follows Cabrera - ‎1 hour ago‎
An associate of San Francisco Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera purchased a website and attempted to create evidence to support a claim that the outfielder inadvertently took the substance that caused a positive drug test, Major League Baseball said.
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Alvarez HR in 19th inning sends Pirates over Cards

Yahoo! Sports - ‎56 minutes ago‎
AP - 2 hours 24 minutes ago ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Even Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez was starting to lose focus in the later stages of the Pirates' 6-3, 19-inning win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
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Carl Crawford likely to have season-ending elbow surgery

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
Buy Red Sox Tickets Boston Red Sox Team report Schedule Salaries Roster Depth chart Player notes Injuries Transactions Statistics Individual stats Sortable Stats Day / night Grass / turf Home / Road Runners on / bases empty Lefty / righty Late inning ...
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Biffle Regains Points Lead After Win at Michigan

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Greg Biffle insisted last week that he was perfectly happy staying out of the spotlight. That's going to be a little harder now that he's back atop the Sprint Cup points standings, so Biffle began talking up his title chances after his win at Michigan ...
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Mars rover Curiosity fires laser at Martian rock - ‎2 hours ago‎
The robotic science lab took aim at the fist-sized stone with its laser beam and shot the rock with 30 pulses over a 10-second period, NASA said in a statement issued from mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles.
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Boston Globe - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Harvard scientists say they have found shifts in the Massachusetts butterfly populations tied to climate change, according to a new study published Sunday in the scholarly journal Nature Climate Change.
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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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West Nile virus outbreak: How to protect yourself

CBS News - ‎Aug 17, 2012‎
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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