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McCaskill Relishes Akin Flap

Wall Street Journal - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By DOUGLAS BELKIN And NAFTALI BENDAVID ST. ROBERT, Mo.—Claire McCaskill began a sparsely attended campaign event here Thursday with this quip: "I don't know if you noticed, but my campaign has been really boring lately.
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Political Scene: Does Romney's Money Advantage Matter?

New Yorker (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mitt Romney's personal wealth has been a point of interest throughout the campaign season. Much of the interest is a byproduct of his own opaqueness.
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Colorado theater shooting: New details emerge on James E. Holmes

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The first glimpse of a once-promising career beginning to unravel emerged Thursday during a hearing in the case against James E. Holmes, accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 in a packed movie theater last month.
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Naked Prince Harry photos published by UK's Sun newspaper

Reuters - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By Stephen Mangan | LONDON (Reuters) - The Sun tabloid on Friday published photographs of Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas, becoming the first British publication to defy a request from the royal family's lawyers.
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Despite Isaac, GOP vows show must go on

USA TODAY - ‎45 minutes ago‎
As Tropical Storm Isaac approaches hurricane strength and threatens to dampen their party, Republicans say their national convention will go on in Tampa next week anyway to formally nominate Mitt Romney for president.
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LA County reports five West Nile virus cases so far this year

Los Angeles Times - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Los Angeles County has five reported cases of the West Nile virus, officials said, down from last year. On Thursday, officials issued a warning to Santa Monica residents after discovering two dead birds that tested positive for West Nile virus.
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Assad's Aleppo backers abandon him, some shift support, cash to rebels in ...

CBS News - ‎6 hours ago‎
(CBS News) LONDON - Eighteen months after anti-Assad street protests spiraled into all-out civil war, sources inside Aleppo tell CBS News that many of the business leaders, scholars and other prominent figures in Syria's largest city, who have backed ...
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Massacre is end result of growing inequality

Independent Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Lonmin deaths are a result of the economics we subscribe to. If you were the president and could choose between two policies - one that would increase the wealth of both rich and poor but increase the divide between the two, or another that would ...
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Police: Rodney King death ruled accidental

KMPH Fox 26 - ‎5 hours ago‎
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A coroner's report says Rodney King had been drinking and was on drugs when he plunged into a swimming pool and accidentally drowned in June.
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Oil Prices Fall Near $96, Reversing Morning Gains

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The price of oil sagged after the promise of more economic stimulus faded Thursday. Benchmark crude fell 99 cents to finish at $96.27 per barrel in New York.
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S.Africa's bond yields retreat on stimulus hopes

Reuters Africa - ‎7 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG Aug 23 (Reuters) - South African government bonds rallied and yields fell on Thursday on expectations the central banks of China and the US could loosen policy further to help their flagging economies, boosting demand for higher yielding ...
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Candidates Duel Over Energy Plans

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By SARA MURRAY HOBBS, NM—Mitt Romney's energy plan, which he outlined Thursday at an oil-field supply shop here, would reverse efforts by President Barack Obama's Interior Department to tighten rules on companies extracting oil and natural gas on ...
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Headed To Tampa

WTAP-TV - ‎2 hours ago‎
Five Wood County residents are headed to Tampa, Florida for next week's Republican National Convention. One is Gladys Lemley of Vienna, who in addition to going to the convention for the first time, is President of the West Virginia Federation of ...
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Facebook Reorients Itself for a Small-Screen World

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
MENLO PARK, Calif. - At Facebook's headquarters here, mobile devices are everywhere. The first thing visitors do is sign in on iPads at the front desk.
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Kodak to Sell Film Business That Made It a Blue Chip

Wall Street Journal - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By MIKE SPECTOR And DANA MATTIOLI Eastman Kodak Co. is putting the camera-film business that helped make it a blue-chip company on the block as the company struggles to adapt to changing times and reorganize under bankruptcy protection.
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Microsoft unveils a new logo

USA TODAY (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY Microsoft unveiled a new logo Thursday-- after using the same one for 25 years. With the Windows 8 upgrade and others coming out later this year, Microsoft said it was a good time for an update.
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Verizon, T-Mobile, Cable Consortium Spectrum Deals Win FCC Approval

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eWeek - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Verizon's purchase of LTE spectrum from a cable consortium along with the sale of Advanced Wireless Service spectrum to T-Mobile is approved, but with two Federal Communications Commissioners expressing doubt about portions of the order.
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'Premium Rush' review: bike messenger vs. cop

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Premium Rush POLITE APPLAUSE Action thriller. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon. Directed by David Koepp. (PG-13. 91 minutes.
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ABC Family green-lights Jennifer Lopez-produced TV pilot about lesbian couple ...

Fox News - ‎19 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - ABC Family says it green-lighted a series pilot from Jennifer Lopez's production company about a lesbian couple and their diverse family.
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Kathie Lee confirms: Taylor Swift crashed that wedding (cringe)

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Los Angeles Times - ‎53 minutes ago‎
It's not uncommon for daytime hosts like Kathie Lee Gifford to discuss the latest in celeb news, say, Taylor Swift allegedly crashing a Boston wedding on Saturday.
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Report: Emily Maynard of 'Bachelorette' cheats on Jef

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
A month after America watched Emily Maynard pledge her eternal love to Jef Holm on “The Bachelorette,” the couple reportedly is squabbling.
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Q&A: New 2013 Academy Awards producers hint at next year's show: Music! Emotion!

Entertainment Weekly - ‎49 minutes ago‎
by Solvej Schou Powerhouse Chicago and Smash producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron knew for years they wanted to produce the Academy Awards.
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UFC 151 Cancellation: Dana White Blasts Greg Jackson for Advising Jon Jones ...

Yahoo! Sports - ‎34 minutes ago‎
UFC president Dana White on Thursday had to do something he never thought he'd ever have to do. Following a knee injury to UFC 151 main event title challenger Dan Henderson - who was slated to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones –White had ...
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Live updates: Angels vs. Red Sox

Boston.com - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Bottom of 2d: Red Sox 6, Angels 0: The Sox erupted for five runs on five hits, the biggest of which was a 3-run homer by Dustin Pedroia, who was halfway to the cycle after doubling in his first at-bat of the game off CJ Wilson.
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Harrington leads field at The Barclays

Fox News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Farmingdale, NY - Padraig Harrington fired a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at The Barclays, the first event of the PGA Tour Playoffs.
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Federer and Murray Face Earlier Rematch

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New York Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Before the United States Open draw on Thursday, Brad Gilbert, a coach and commentator, asked the same question as everyone else in tennis.
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Helium-breathing apes display operatic vocal skills, say researchers

Christian Science Monitor - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gibbons effortlessly use the same techniques as professional opera singers when calling out to other animals, scientists found by listening to the squeaky songs of one of the apes on helium.
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Antarctica warmth 'unusual, but not unique'

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
By Jonathan Ball BBC News The recent Antarctic Peninsula temperature rise and associated ice loss is unusual but not unprecedented, according to research.
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Study links autism to older dads—for once, women are off the hook!

San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Aunts, moms, and friends are known for shouting out irritating lines like, “Do it while you can—before you go gray!” and “Isn't it time you start thinking about babies?
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FDA still warns consumers to discard SW Ind. cantaloupes because of salmonella ...

Washington Post - ‎33 minutes ago‎
OWENSVILLE, Ind. - Health officials say a farm in southwestern Indiana was the source of at least some of the salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe that has made at least 178 people in 21 states ill, but they are still trying to determine whether there ...
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FDA and CDC warn that tattoo ink can be hazardous to your health

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Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
If you're among the the 21% of American adults who have tattoos, you might be surprised to learn that there's no law or regulation that requires tattoo inks to be sterile.
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Most US kindergartners getting vaccines, risks remain: report

NBCNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Most US kindergartners received the recommended vaccines for measles and other preventable diseases during the 2011-12 school year, but local clusters of unvaccinated children still pose a health risk, federal health officials said ...

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