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Akin's agenda wins loyalty of Christian groups

Washington Post - ‎31 minutes ago‎
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. - Rep. Todd Akin - now famous as the candidate who couldn't take a hint - has spent his 11-year career as a legislative hero to Christian groups, but a minor force on Capitol Hill.
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Recession imminent if 'fiscal cliff' of tax hikes, budget cuts not averted ...

Washington Post - ‎38 minutes ago‎
The US economy is hurtling toward a recession if Congress fails to avert a series of tax hikes and budget cuts due in January, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, warning that a fiscal impasse would have consequences even more dire than ...
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Children of older fathers prone to certain disorders, study says

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Los Angeles Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Scientists have pinpointed a likely source for many cases of autism and schizophrenia: Men who become fathers later in life pass on more brand-new genetic mutations to their offspring.
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US has plans in place to secure Syria chemical arms

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has made contingency plans to send small teams of special operations troops into Syria if the White House decides it needs to secure chemical weapons depots now controlled by security forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, ...
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Prince Harry's Naked Photos: Palace Imposes Media Blackout

E! Online - ‎16 minutes ago‎
If anyone doubts that the royal family still rules in the United Kingdom...just ask the newspaper editors who have been asked not to go to press with photos of naked Prince Harry in their pages.
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In Ohio, Obama hits Romney over education costs

Reuters - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Jeff Mason | BEXLEY, Ohio (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought again on Tuesday to paint rival Mitt Romney as out of touch with ordinary Americans, telling students in Ohio he was more committed than the Republican to making college affordable.
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Heavy shelling reported in Syria's capital

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIRUT - Syrian opposition activists reported heavy shelling Wednesday in Damascus, the capital, as authorities in neighboring Lebanon said a cease-fire had taken hold in a city in that country that has become a center for spillover violence.
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Samaras: Greece Needs 'Air to Breathe'

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Greece's prime minister struck a conciliatory tone Wednesday before a closely watched visit to Germany, insisting in interviews with two influential German newspapers that his country doesn't want more money, just more time to deliver on promised ...
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Storm Isaac threatens Caribbean, US Republican Convention

Reuters - ‎24 minutes ago‎
* Isaac forecast to become hurricane on Thursday * Tampa mayor plays down threat to Republican convention * Storm cancels Guantanamo hearings in 9/11 case By Tom Brown MIAMI, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Isaac swirled over the Caribbean on ...
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NJ police: Drug user who recently got custody of toddler son decapitates him ...

Washington Post - ‎17 minutes ago‎
CAMDEN, NJ - The 911 call from Chevonne Thomas was rambling and incoherent, but authorities said she made one thing clear: Her 2-year-old son had been stabbed, and “I did it.
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US says surprised by Navy SEAL's book on bin Laden raid

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US government was surprised by the news that a Navy SEAL who participated in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has written a book about the operation in which the al ...
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Bay Area Top 10s, according to California High School Exit Exam categories

San Jose Mercury News - ‎19 minutes ago‎
A Bay Area News Group analysis of all California High School Exit Exam tests taken in 2011-12 found the schools listed below to have some of the highest passing rates in the Bay Area.
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Korean Won Rises as Fed Minutes Show Stimulus Support

Businessweek - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By Jiyeun Lee on August 22, 2012 South Korea's won rose toward a one- week high as minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed some policy makers favored further monetary stimulus that may bolster demand for emerging-market assets.
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Rise in Home Resales Points to Stronger Market

Wall Street Journal - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By KELSEY GEE Sales of previously owned homes notched another rise in July, and prices showed annual gains for the fifth consecutive month, the latest evidence that Americans are starting to wade back into the housing market.
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Oil Trades Near Three-Month High on US Stockpiles, Fed Minutes

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oil traded near the highest level in more than three months after US stockpiles declined more than analysts forecast and minutes from the Federal Reserve showed many policy makers backed more monetary easing.
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Obama to campaign in Iowa, Colo., Va., while Republicans meet in Florida to ...

Washington Post - ‎42 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Trying to steal some of the spotlight, President Barack Obama plans to campaign in three battleground states next week as Republicans gather in Florida to nominate presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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In Swing States, Romney Focuses on Economy, and Obama on Education

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New York Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
BETTENDORF, Iowa - With the unwanted distractions of Representative Todd Akin's “legitimate rape” comments still swirling in the background on Wednesday, Mitt Romney returned to his main political theme during a campaign stop at the LeClaire ...
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Weak Sales and a Large Write-Down Give HP a Loss

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New York Times - ‎43 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - The pressure is building for Meg Whitman to make a miracle happen. Ms. Whitman is trying to transform Hewlett-Packard, the company she runs, for a world where its historical dominance in personal computers and printers matters less.
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Apple v Samsung: Jurors begin deliberations

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
Technology Newsday New York > Business Print Aa Apple v Samsung: Jurors begin deliberations in iPad, iPhone dispute Originally published: August 22, 2012 7:57 PM Updated: August 22, 2012 8:07 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JOSE, Calif.
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Samsung Galaxy SII 4G (Boost Mobile)

CNET - ‎1 hour ago‎
The $369.99 Samsung Galaxy S II 4G for Boost Mobile may not look like a new device, but appearances are often deceiving. That's especially true of this smartphone, which on the surface seems to be identical to Samsung's legendary Galaxy S II from a ...
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LL Cool J Foils real-life bad guy

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 44-year-old rapper struggled with and subdued a suspected burglar early Wednesday at his home in the Studio City area, police said.
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Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy: Wedding crashers?

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Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Quelle horreur, Kennedys -- did Taylor Swift and her boyfriend crash a family wedding? So says one mother of the bride, who reportedly asked the superstar and beau Conor Kennedy to avoid a family wedding in Boston this weekend as not to detract from ...
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Another Surprise Star Barred for Drug Test

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
For the second time in a week, Major League Baseball has suspended a prominent major leaguer for testing positive for testosterone, a clear indication that illegal performance enhancers continue to exist as a stubborn element of the sport despite ...
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Mets' Johan Santana not expected to pitch again in 2012

SI.com - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Johan Santana was placed on the disabled list and is not expected to pitch again this season. NEW YORK (AP) -- Johan Santana is done for the year, and to say he had an up-and-down season would be an understatement of Cy Young proportions.
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Freeh's Findings a Myth, Spanier's Lawyers Say

New York Times - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Lawyers for the former Penn State president Graham B. Spanier issued a searing rebuttal Wednesday to findings by the former FBI director Louis J. Freeh that Spanier and other top university officials had helped conceal allegations of child abuse ...
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Boston Celtics re-sign forward Jeff Green

USA TODAY - ‎17 minutes ago‎
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Celtics have re-signed forward Jeff Green. Green missed all of last season after a physical exam revealed an aortic aneurysm, swelling in the body's main artery.
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Curiosity rover wheels around Mars in first short test drive on red planet

Washington Post - ‎46 minutes ago‎
PASADENA, Calif. - Curiosity took its first test drive around the gravel-strewn Martian terrain Wednesday, preparation for the ultimate road trip to find out if the red planet's environment could have supported life.
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Arctic ice cap set for record-breaking summer melt session

Ars Technica - ‎2 hours ago‎
by Liat Clark, wired.co.uk - Aug 22, 2012 11:00 pm UTC "The numbers are coming in and we are looking at them with a sense of amazement," the center's director Mark Serrez said.
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Worst Year For West Nile Is Expected, Officials Say

New York Times - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The nation is heading toward the worst outbreak of West Nile disease in the 13 years that the virus has been on this continent, federal health authorities said Wednesday.

Medtronic Sees Revenue Growth Despite Unaddressed Quality Concerns

Forbes - ‎3 hours ago‎
Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker, this week reported first-quarter financial results for fiscal year 2013: $4 billion in global revenue - a 5% increase over the same period last year - driven by rising sales of stents and a ...
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'Superbug' stalked NIH hospital last year, killing six

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
As a deadly infection, untreatable by nearly every antibiotic, spread through the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center last year, the staff resorted to extreme measures.

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