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Ryan promises he and Romney will lead America back

Reuters - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By John Whitesides and Matt Spetalnick | TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan promised on Wednesday that he and running mate Mitt Romney would lead America out of the economic doldrums by making tough choices that ...
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Paul Ryan to promise an American 'turnaround'

Washington Post - ‎8 minutes ago‎
TAMPA - Paul Ryan on Wednesday night was poised to accept the Republican vice-presidential nomination here with a message of urgency for his party: Now is the time to tackle America's most pressing challenges, including the country's mounting debt and ...
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US revises second-quarter GDP growth rate slightly upward

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The government said US economic growth in the second quarter was a little better than previously thought, but it didn't change the overall picture: The recovery remains sluggish.
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Samsung shows off Galaxy Camera - is it a camera or a phone?

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
What a nifty idea: a camera with full mobile connectivity which runs a mobile OS. Or is it? Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Camera at a photogenic event ahead of IFA in Berlin on Wednesday.
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Clijsters loses at US Open in last match of career - ‎48 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Clijsters' singles career ended where she wanted it to, just not the way she hoped. The four-time Grand Slam champion lost 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday, ...
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Syria's Assad Acknowledges Struggles in Civil War

ABC News - ‎46 minutes ago‎
In a striking admission, President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Wednesday that his armed forces will need time to defeat the rebels and addressed the string of defections from his authoritarian regime.
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Mexican police attacked CIA officers, ambush likely-sources

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
* Dozen police officers to be held for 40 days * Gunmen dressed in plainclothes * CIA officers were on training mission By Ioan Grillo TRES MARIAS, Mexico, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Mexican federal police shot and wounded two CIA operatives last week, ...
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Paralympics-Hawking says "look to stars" as Paralympics opens

Reuters - ‎22 minutes ago‎
(Adds quotes, details) * Paralympics biggest in event's history * "Look up at the stars," Hawking says * 164 nations represented, 4280 athletes participate * "Nothing to be ashamed about" says Pistorius By Tom Pilcher LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) ...
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Jordan says it will deport some Syrian refugees who rioted

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordanian Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh said Wednesday that Syrian refugees responsible for violence in a camp near the border will be deported.

Jury in Baby's Bridge Death Hears From Child's Mom

ABC News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Jurors in the murder trial of a man accused of throwing his 3-month-old daughter off a bridge heard testimony Wednesday from the baby's mother, who described their troubled relationship and discussed an emotional phone call she had with him a few ...
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What Mitt would like to tell the Republican convention

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Remember “The Manchurian Candidate,” the 1960s political thriller in which an American soldier captured and brainwashed during the Korean War becomes a sleeper agent under Chinese control as he rises to the top of US politics?
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100-year-old man drives onto sidewalk, hits 11 people, including 9 children ...

Washington Post - ‎15 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Authorities say a 100-year-old man drove onto a sidewalk and hit 11 people, including nine children, across from an elementary school in South Los Angeles.
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U.S. stocks little changed after home-sales report

MarketWatch - ‎10 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - US stocks were near unchanged after a trade group reported pending home sales rose 2.4% in July. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.55 points to 13100.4.
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US regional highlights from the Fed's Beige Book economic survey in July and ...

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the economy grew moderately in July and early August, and hiring was more robust than in the previous six-week period.
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Mortgagees See Benefits In Bank Plan

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
More than 130000 homeowners have received $10.5 billion in relief under the national settlement over foreclosure abuses, according to a preliminary report issued Wednesday by the settlement monitor.
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Rand Paul says health care act is unconstitutional; Paul Ryan set to give speech

Newsday - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Elections Newsday Print Aa Rand Paul says health care act is unconstitutional; Paul Ryan set to give speech Originally published: August 29, 2012 8:51 AM Updated: August 29, 2012 8:14 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla.
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Romney's 'Consigliere' Knows How He Thinks

National Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Mike Magner This time around, Beth Myers is in exactly the right position for Mitt Romney's presidential run, say colleagues of the senior adviser to the former Massachusetts governor.
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IAmA President: Obama Stumps for Viral Votes on Reddit

Wired - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Marcus Wohlsen SAN FRANCISCO - The mood in Reddit's San Francisco office, right next to Wired, was tense and quiet as a handful of engineers clacked at their keyboards trying to keep the site from buckling under the crush of traffic.
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Hands On With Samsung's Ativ SmartPC, Tab

PC Magazine - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By Chloe Albanesius BERLIN - Windows 8 got a big push tonight during Samsung's Unpacked event, with the company showing off a new "Ativ" series of Windows 8-based gadgets, including a smartphone, tablet, and laptop/tablet hybrid.
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Google Now Displaying Birthday Reminders on Search Page

PC Magazine - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Angela Moscaritolo As if Facebook's reminders weren't enough, now you really just have no excuse to forget someone's big day—Google has joined the birthday nagging game.
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Lady Gaga Pokes Fun at Lindsay Lohan—and Did She Really Diss Madonna?

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lady Gaga has expressed herself. But did she do it at the expense of two fellow stars in the process? Today, Gaga playfully took aim at her Chateau Marmont sleepover pal Lindsay Lohan, a day after LiLo was pronounced in the clear with regards to an ...
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Las Vegas burlesque star Holly Madison to have a baby

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
LAS VEGAS - Holly Madison, the blonde burlesque performer who worked at Playboy and on reality TV before starring in a Las Vegas Strip show, says she'll be adding a new title to the resume -- mom.
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NFL to use replacement officials for opening week of season

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - The NFL will open the regular season next week with replacement officials and said it was prepared to use them “as much ... as necessary” afterward. Replacements will be on the field beginning Wednesday night when the Dallas Cowboys visit ...
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No. 3 LSU waits out Isaac, hopes to play Saturday

Lompoc Record - ‎4 hours ago‎
2012-08-29T11:40:18Z 2012-08-29T13:09:43Z No. 3 LSU waits out Isaac, hopes to play SaturdayThe Associated Press The Associated Press 1 hour ago • Associated Press LSU coach Les Miles rode out Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday at the Tigers' football ...
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Curiosity leaves landing site, begins first long Mars road trip - ‎1 hour ago‎
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has left its landing site, embarking upon a weeks-long Martian road trip toward its first major science target, mission officials announced Wednesday.
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Sugar Found In Space: A Sign of Life?

National Geographic - ‎3 hours ago‎
Carbon (gray), oxygen (red), and hydrogen (white) sugar molecules are seen in an artist's impression. The simple sugar molecules were found in the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region.
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Last Meal Found in Stomach of Fuzzy Dinosaur - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dinosaur fossils found with the bones of birds and small dinosaurs in their stomachs reveal the beasts may have been adept hunters capable of downing prey more than a third their own size, researchers say.
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Planet has two parent stars and a sibling, NASA telescope finds

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Irene Klotz | CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - In a dazzling and previously undetected display of orbital dynamics, two planets beyond the solar system have been found circling a pair of stars, scientists using NASA's Kepler space telescope said ...
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Big Calorie Cuts Don't Equal Longer Life, Study Suggests

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By GAUTAM NAIK Calorie restriction confers health benefits to monkeys but doesn't increase their life span, a new study suggests, undermining some people's belief that a sharply restricted diet could help them live longer.
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Can Chocolate Decrease Your Risk Of Stroke?

Forbes - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Maybe life in Sweden is a bit sweeter–and tastes better too. In a recently published study in the journal, Neurology, a cohort of Swedish men (ages 49-75) eating higher amounts of chocolate had a significantly decreased risk of having a stroke, ...
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Mango brand pulled from shelves in salmonella scare

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Eleven US grocery chains have pulled Daniella-brand mangoes from Mexico off store shelves as federal officials investigate 103 cases of salmonella that may be linked to the tropical fruit.
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