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Did Clint Eastwood bomb at Romney's convention?

Reuters - ‎54 minutes ago‎
* "Dirty Harry" star brings star power to convention * Rambling discourse is widely panned * Eastwood berates invisible Obama By Matt Spetalnick and Claudia Parsons TAMPA, Fla.
Eastwood's 'Invisible Obama' skit amuses some, confuses others
Eastwood goes off-script in Romney endorsement
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Romney praises Obama for giving the order on bin Laden, quickly pivots to ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
TAMPA, Fla. - GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is praising President Barack Obama for giving the order to take out Osama bin Laden, but is also saying the country is less secure because the president has not slowed Iran's nuclear threat.
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Reporter finds Southern kindness while covering Hurricane Isaac - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Brittany Alana Davis, Times Staff Writer As Hurricane Isaac swept through coastal Mississippi Wednesday night, I sat at Rhonda Gamble's dining room table trying hard to ignore the smell of spicy shrimp Creole.
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Samsung wins over Apple in Japan patent case

Reuters - ‎32 minutes ago‎
| TOKYO (Reuters) - A Tokyo court ruled on Friday that Samsung Electronics' mobile devices did not violate an Apple Inc patent, awarding the South Korean firm a victory a week after it lost a landmark patent case in the United States.
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Romney Promises to 'Restore' US

Wall Street Journal - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON And SARA MURRAY TAMPA, Fla.—Mitt Romney, whose business success has become his defining credential in a year of economic anxiety, accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday and took aim at President Barack Obama ...
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Asian Markets Mixed Before Bernanke Speaks

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DANIEL INMAN Asian markets were mixed on Friday ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech at Jackson Hole later in the global day, while Japanese stocks softened after the release of weak industrial output data.
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Egypt's Leader Denounces Syrian Regime During Iran Visit

Voice of America - ‎10 hours ago‎
CAIRO - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told Thursday's session of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran that Egypt supports the struggle of the Syrian people against what he called "an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy.
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UN all talk on Syria aid as West mulls military action

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
* France, Britain: contingency plans for range of options * Turkey says UN has nothing new for Syrian people * UN says experience shows safe havens not always effective * Paris, London boost humanitarian assistance for Syria By John Irish and Michelle ...
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White House: US closely studying UN report on Iran's nuclear program

Haaretz - ‎9 hours ago‎
IAEA issues report showing Iran has doubled number of uranium enrichment machines it has in an underground bunker; US: Diplomatic window offered by West won't remain open 'indefinitely'.
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Ex-Navy SEAL who wrote Bin Laden book gets warning from Pentagon

Los Angeles Times - ‎51 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon formally warned a former Navy SEAL who has written a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year, saying he has violated his signed agreement not to divulge classified information, and it threatened ...
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Romney: I Wish Obama Succeeded

Daily Beast - ‎2 hours ago‎
“I accept your nomination for president of the United States,” Mitt Romney yelled above wild cheers before starting his speech on Thursday night.
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Federal court rules against Texas voter ID law

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - A federal court has ruled for the first time that a strict photo identification law discriminates against poor and minority voters in violation of the Voting Rights Act, barring Texas from enforcing its new requirement at polling places ...
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Delegates don't see Romney's Mormon faith as an issue anymore

The Seattle Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
As Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president Thursday, any old tensions over his Morman faith were nowhere to be seen.
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Psychiatrist Questioned in Colorado Shootings

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - James E. Holmes, the neuroscience student charged with killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater, might have called a university hospital switchboard minutes before the July 20 shooting in an apparent attempt to reach out to his ...
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Brisk Sales of Items for School Buoy Stores

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Most of the nation's retailers posted better-than-expected sales gains in August as parents and students wrapped up back-to-school purchases, setting the stage for a strong third quarter.
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Unemployment: Extended claims fall slightly

Christian Science Monitor (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Today's jobless claims report indicated that initial unemployment claims went flat and continued unemployment claims declined slightly while seasonally adjusted initial claims remained below the closely watched 400K level.
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Sharp Shares Tumble After Foxconn Chairman Leaves Japan

Businessweek - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Mariko Yasu and Masatsugu Horie on August 30, 2012 Sharp Corp. fell the most in two weeks in Tokyo trading as Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou ended a visit to Japan without announcing the conclusion of a deal to invest in the Osaka-based ...
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Japan's Industrial Output Resumes Slide - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AP 08/30/12 - 10:32 PM EDT A short-lived selloff could follow the event on Friday and extend into early next week. Seize on what everyone else is missing, and start with these two glaring red flags.
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Highlights from Mitt Romney's RNC speech

Washington Post - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Highlights from Mitt Romney's acceptance speech on Thursday to the Republican National Convention: ECONOMY and JOBS: Romney said he will create 12 million new jobs by expanding domestic energy production, improving education and training, ...
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iOS 6 App Store Updated To Look More like Chomp + Genius Recommendations

YouTube - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the last few hours Apple updated some features seen in the app store. Details:
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Leaked images tease new 'Kindle Paperwhite'

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CNET - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ahead of the expected unveiling of new Kindles next week, The Verge obtains images of what appear to depict the new e-reader. by Steven Musil Amazon is widely expected to unveil new Kindles next week, and it looks like we have been treated to an early ...
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It's a Boy for Tori Spelling

People Magazine - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The actress, 39, announced the arrival of her fourth child with husband Dean McDermott, writing on her website, “We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family!
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Sylvester Stallone's son died of heart attack: coroner

Reuters - ‎50 minutes ago‎
| LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sage Stallone, the son of actor Sylvester Stallone, died of a heart attack and a toxicology report showed no signs of excessive drug use, an official with the Los Angeles County Coroner said on Thursday.
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On Day Roddick Says He'll Retire, V.Williams Loses

ABC News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
At a US Open that will be remembered for goodbyes by Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters, another former No. 1 and Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams, left with a spirited second-round loss that felt nothing like a farewell.
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Vanderbilt scores 13 straight before offense shuts down in 17-13 loss to No. 9 ...

Washington Post - ‎23 minutes ago‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A missed call by officials at a crucial moment, a turnover ending a scoring opportunity and a field-goal attempt that fell well short.
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The preseason is a lousy way to gauge a football team, and especially Gang Green

ESPN - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By Rich Cimini | Greg McElroy connects for the first Jets' touchdown of the preseason in 28-10 loss to Eagles.
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Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft makes key maneuver

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
PASADENA, Calif. - A Jupiter-bound spacecraft successfully fired its engine Thursday in the first of two crucial maneuvers intended to bring it toward Earth for a momentum-gathering fly-by.
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Mars Rover Curiosity Begins 1st Long Martian Drive - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Staff 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 today (Aug. 29).
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Genome of ancient Denisovans may help clarify human evolution

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Our ancestors didn't walk alone: Neanderthals and other ancient peoples shared Earth with them tens of thousands of years ago.
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Two more Yosemite visitors stricken with deadly virus

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ronnie Cohen | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two more visitors to Yosemite National Park have been diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne virus, raising the total number of people infected in the unusual outbreak to six, California public health officials ...
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Tiny Batteries a Rising Risk for Children

WebMD - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Matt McMillen Aug. 30, 2012 -- Children and batteries are a dangerous and increasingly common combination, according to a new CDC report.

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