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Some Mitt Romney aides perplexed by Clint Eastwood's routine

Boston Globe - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Actor Clint Eastwood spoke on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Thursday. TAMPA - Clint Eastwood's off-color endorsement of Mitt Romney on Thursday seemed to startle and unsettle the candidate's own top aides, ...
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Isaac drifts north of Gulf, heat returns to area

Fox News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
BELLE CHASE, La. - Isaac's drenching rains and cooling winds drifted north of the Gulf Coast and heat and humidity moved back in -- along with frustration, exhaustion and uncertainty -- as thousands of people displaced by floodwaters had no idea where ...
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US ends criminal probe of controversial Arizona sheriff

Reuters - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Tim Gaynor | PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two tough-on-immigration Arizona sheriffs with national profiles in the Republican Party were cleared of criminal wrongdoing on Friday in unrelated probes, though one remains accused of racial profiling and other ...
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Bernanke Defends Bond Purchases in Signal of More Fed Easing

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, with a little more than a year left in his second term, defended the effectiveness of unconventional monetary policies such as bond purchases and signaled he would soon deploy them again to attack unemployment.
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PRI declared legitimate winner of Mexico's presidential vote

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's highest electoral authority declared Friday that Enrique Pena Nieto was the legitimate winner of the July 1 presidential election, formally opening the transition to a new government despite continuing claims of fraud by the ...
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Apple asks court to ban Samsung's Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III from US

Ars Technica - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Megan Geuss - Sep 1, 2012 5:30 am UTC On Friday, Apple expanded a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, including the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S III, and the Galaxy note 10.1 tablet to a list of other devices it sought an injunction against on ...
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McClatchy contributor Austin Tice may be held by Syrians - ‎Aug 30, 2012‎
Austin Tice, a freelance journalist for McClatchy and other news outlets, has vanished in Syria. Tice was last heard from in mid-August.
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Mine Charges Spur Dispute in Africa

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
By DEVON MAYLIE JOHANNESBURG—South Africa's decision to level murder charges against 270 platinum miners—even though the shots that left 34 of their protesting colleagues dead were fired by police—has opened a sharp debate between state prosecutors and ...
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Congo asks UN to sanction Rwanda officials for rebel support

Chicago Tribune - ‎6 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Friday it has asked the UN Security Council to place sanctions on Rwanda's defense minister and two top military officials for backing an army mutiny in the country's east.
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Five LAPD officers under investigation in death of woman

Los Angeles Times - ‎Aug 30, 2012‎
At least five Los Angeles police officers are under investigation in the death of a woman who stopped breathing during a struggle that included an officer stomping on her genital area and the use of additional force by others to take her into custody, ...
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Consumer Sentiment in US Rose to Three-Month High

Businessweek - ‎13 hours ago‎
By Shobhana Chandra on August 31, 2012 Consumer confidence improved more than projected in August as merchant discounts and record-low interest rates help US households bolster finances.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: End of summer to bring volume; all eyes on ECB

Reuters - ‎10 hours ago‎
By Angela Moon | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marking the end of the summer doldrums, Wall Street is likely to kick off September with heavy trading volume while it hopes that the European Central Bank will hint at further stimulus measures to boost the global ...
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What an American-US Airways combo may mean for you

Wall Street Journal - ‎36 minutes ago‎
AP NEW YORK - While American Airlines and US Airways have started merger discussions, it would be several months - if not years - before passengers see any real impact.
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Obama to Visit Louisiana Monday in the Wake of Isaac

KOLO - ‎6 hours ago‎
Reporter: AP Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 at 03:48 PM Romney is keeping the Golfer In Chief on his heels; hope this doesn`t mess up Obama`s golf game.
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New iPhone 'facing screen delays'

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The new Apple iPhone has not even being announced but already unnamed sources are predicting that stocks will be affected by manufacturing delays.
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Kindle Fire won't go big to take on iPad

CNET - ‎10 hours ago‎
Amazon next week will announce two 7-inch Kindle Fire models, one with new hardware and the other an updated version of the original, CNET has learned.
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Facebook puts fraudulent "Likes" on notice

Ars Technica - ‎14 hours ago‎
by Dan Goodin - Aug 31, 2012 4:45 pm UTC Facebook engineers have rolled out new technology that automatically removes fraudulent Likes that are mass-produced to exaggerate the popularity of a webpage or brand.
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Apple's iPhone chip salvation is close at hand

ZDNet - ‎15 hours ago‎
Summary: Apple's dominance in mobile and the anticipation surrounding the rumoured iPhone 5 can't guarantee it supplies of essential chips.
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Second Hobbit Film Title and Third Film's Release Date Announced

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Just a month after Peter Jackson announced that The Hobbit would be turned into a trilogy, Warner Bros. released the name of the flick's second installment and the release date for the third film Friday.
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Randy off Idol bench

New York Post - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By EMILY SMITH After a decade of criticizing the nation's best - and worst - singers, Randy Jackson has been voted off the “American Idol” judges table, sources said yesterday.
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New Spike Lee documentary pays tribute to Michael Jackson's genius

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
VENICE, Italy - Michael Jackson is bathed in light, his arms outstretched and head back, as if crucified, at the end of Spike Lee's documentary "Bad 25" -- a fitting image for the late pop legend who to some extent basked in fame, but was also clearly ...
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At Cat Video Film Festival, Stars Purr for Close-Ups

New York Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS - You could hear the meows nearly a block away, and also the “awwws.” The laughter too. On Thursday evening the Walker Art Center, one of the nation's most prominent institutions of contemporary art, hosted the inaugural Internet Cat Video ...
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Shia LaBeouf makes a promise of 'unsimulated' sex

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Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Let's call this "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex and Shia LaBeouf (*but were afraid to ask)." The passionate young actor has been making the rounds to promote his Prohibition-era shoot 'em up, "Lawless," but it's his next project that ...
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Saying Goodbye on His Own Terms

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
There was no general manager to summon Andy Roddick into his office to say solemnly, “Son, I'm afraid we're not going to pick up your option.
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Boston Red Sox hit bottom in 20-2 loss to Oakland Athletics

USA TODAY - ‎20 minutes ago‎
OAKLAND, Calif. - At one point late in Friday night's game, Josh Reddick hustled up to the clubhouse for a quick protein bar when he saw that Coco Crisp was hitting again.
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Diamondbacks beat Dodgers 4-3 in 11 innings

Yahoo! Sports - ‎15 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jason Kubel homered to lead off the 11th inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 after they blew a three-run lead on Friday night for their eighth consecutive win over their NL West rival.
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Blue Moon appears Friday night

Central Stockton News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
SACRAMENTO, CA - Friday night will bring the second full moon of the month. This is popularly referred to as a blue moon, but this definition has only recently come about.
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Reuters Science News Summary

Chicago Tribune - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Hundreds pay tribute to Neil Armstrong at Kennedy Space Center CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - As family and friends of Neil Armstrong gathered in Ohio on Friday for a private memorial service, ...
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Two Pages That Sparked Higgs Boson Hunt

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Discovery News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Via the In the Dark blog, we are reminded that today (Aug. 31) is the 48th anniversary of the seminal paper in Physical Review Letters by physicist Peter Higgs ("Broken Symmetries and the Masses of Gauge Bosons"), in which he first mentioned the ...
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Hantavirus worries hang over Yosemite visitors

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Los Angeles Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
- - YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARKThe brass padlocks on the signature tent cabins at Curry Village are the first sign that something is amiss as one of the park's last busy weekends of the year gets underway.
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German Drug Firm Makes 1st Apology for Thalidomide

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday - 50 years after pulling the drug off the market.
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Ohio woman, 61, becomes first person in US to die of new swine flu strain ...

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP The death of a 61-year-old Ohio woman is the first in the nation associated with a new swine flu strain, the state Department of Health said Friday.


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