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Democrats open convention with attacks on Mitt Romney

Los Angeles Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
CHARLOTTE, NC - Wasting no time, Democrats opened their national convention Tuesday with attacks on the policies and personal integrity of Mitt Romney, leaving First Lady Michelle Obama to make the positive case for granting her husband a second term.
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Gays, lesbians comprise record-high 8 percent of delegates at Democratic ...
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Booker rallies Democrats to kick off convention, saying platform will move ...

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHARLOTTE, NC - Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, NJ, rallied Democrats on Tuesday night to kick off the party's national convention -- urging delegates and others in the crowd to back the party platform, which he said will move America forward with ...
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Navy SEAL wrote 'No Easy Day' after being pushed out of SEAL Team 6 (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - ‎44 minutes ago‎
As retired Navy SEAL Mark Owens's (aka Matt Bissonnette) “No Easy Day” hits shelves today, a new e-book on Special Operations offers fresh insight into why Bissonnette broke his code of silence with his tell-all account of the raid that killed Osama ...
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Michael Clarke Duncan death won't receive coroner review

Los Angeles Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The LA County coroner's office does not plan to examine Michael Clarke Duncan's death, officials said. Craig Harvey of the coroner's office said Tuesday that there was nothing to suggest officials need to review the case.
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Claim of iPhone hacking raises questions about FBI data

Los Angeles Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - A hacker group's claim that it obtained from an FBI laptop a file with more than 12 million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and other devices has set off widespread speculation about why a federal agency would possess such ...
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Leading with 59 seats, Marois' PQ pulls away from Charest's Liberals

Globe and Mail - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The Parti Québécois was pulling away from the Liberals in what began as a very tight provincial election. The PQ was elected or leading in 59 ridings and the Liberals 44, with the upstart Coalition Avenir Québec behind with 18, results from the Quebec ...
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United Nations Says 100000 Refugees Fled Syria in August

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon - More than 100000 Syrians fled their country last month, a sharp acceleration of the exodus prompted by 18 months of conflict, the United Nations said Tuesday, adding renewed urgency to the mission of a new peace envoy given dim ...
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Griselda's grisly end: 'Godmother of cocaine' shot dead in Colombia

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎38 minutes ago‎
She lived as the "godmother of cocaine", ruthlessly ordering scores of bloody murders and violent revenge attacks as she plotted the course of Miami's infamous drug wars.
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Ex-CIA chief Michael Hayden: "Only the US" can strike Iran nuclear sites ...

CBS News - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CBS News) LONDON - Former CIA director Michael Hayden has told an Israeli newspaper that the Jewish state is not capable of carrying out and sustaining military action against Iran's nuclear sites without US support, and that there is still time ...
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Michelle Obama: 'We all know who my husband is'

Christian Science Monitor - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Michelle Obama rarely mentions Mitt Romney by name. But everything she says during this presidential campaign is meant to draw a contrast between her husband and his Republican challenger.
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Calif. wildfire stays in forest, away from cities

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 3600-acre fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains is one key ingredient short of potential calamity: Santa Ana winds.
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Manufacturing index, construction spending weaken

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
Manufacturing activity fell for the third straight month in August, providing more evidence of a weakening economy that could push the Federal Reserve to launch further stimulus at next week's meeting.
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McDonald's to open first vegetarian outlet

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎48 minutes ago‎
US fast food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, says it will open its first ever vegetarian-only restaurant in the world in India next year.
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Euro Remains Lower Against Most Peers Before ECB Meets

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
The euro fell for second day before the European Central Bank meets tomorrow to discuss measures to tackle the debt crisis. ECB President Mario Draghi told lawmakers in a closed-door session in Brussels this week the bank's primary mandate compels it ...
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Dems move to counter GOP messages on reform, Medicare - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Rich Daly Democrats are focusing on countering certain Republican healthcare messages, including some that they have found have garnered strong popular support.
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iPhone 5. Because Of Reasons.

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TechCrunch - ‎37 minutes ago‎
It turns out we may have been over-thinking it. If the invite sent out this morning by Apple is any indication, the next iPhone is likely to be called the “iPhone 5″.
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In a Parallels World, Mac and Windows Coexist App-ily

Wall Street Journal - ‎44 minutes ago‎
By WALTER S. MOSSBERG I am writing these words in a preview version of the new edition of Microsoft Word, which is running in a pre-release version of a radically redesigned edition of Windows, called Windows 8. But I'm not doing any of this on a ...
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VMA Host Kevin Hart's Predictions: 'Unexpected' Mouth Kisses, Naughty ... - ‎1 hour ago‎
'This year will be a big deal. Why? Because I say it's gonna be a big deal,' Hart says of Thursday night's show. By Gil Kaufman LOS ANGELES - Comedian Kevin Hart has hung with rap royalty, but when the action cranks up at Thursday's 2012 MTV Video ...
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Nazanin Boniadi: The woman who would not be Tom Cruise's wife

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nazanin Boniadi was reportedly "auditioned" for the part of Tom Cruise's real-life significant other. (Genaro Molina / June 3, 2011) Ever since word leaked about an upcoming Vanity Fair cover story that alleges that the Church of Scientology vetted ...
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Billie Joe Armstrong back in LA after health problems in Italy

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rock 'n' roll bad boy Billie Joe Armstrong, the frontman of the popular skate-punk band Green Day, was back in Los Angeles on Tuesday after being hopitalized in Italy.
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Ellen DeGeneres Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
All those laughs have definitely paid off. Fans—including Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Kimmel—cheered as funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres was honored with the 2477th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.
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A New First for No. 1-Ranked Azarenka

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
During the one extended dry spot of an otherwise soggy Tuesday afternoon, top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and the defending United States Open champion, Samantha Stosur, packed in a quarterfinal match worth all the waiting.
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Stricker selection for Ryder Cup makes sense

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎29 minutes ago‎
AP It would have been a shocking development had Davis Love III not named Steve Stricker to the US Ryder Cup team Tuesday. Love, the US captain, pointed out recently that Tiger Woods played well with Stricker in team formats, a cat-out-of-the-bag ...
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The Brain Behind the Giants' Brawn

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JOSHUA ROBINSON EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Backup quarterback David Carr was standing next to Eli Manning's empty locker when he was asked what, if anything, might be new about his teammate.
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Preview: 49ers at Packers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎57 minutes ago‎
AP After a year off from the NFL, wide receiver Randy Moss returned and signed with the San Francisco 49ers. Television: Fox. Radio: AM-620 in Milwaukee.
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Curiosity Mars rover shoots spectacular full-circle panorama

Christian Science Monitor - ‎3 hours ago‎
A new full-circle photo from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the robotic explorer's fresh tracks on Mars as it continues trekking east toward its first science destination.
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Obama, Romney field questions on NASA, 'Net neutrality, climate change

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Ars Technica - ‎1 hour ago‎
by John Timmer - Sep 5, 2012 12:00 am UTC Prior to the 2008 presidential election, a group of people thought it would be a good idea to hear the candidates' views on a series of science issues.
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LA axing 400 trees for shuttle Endeavour's final trip

USA TODAY - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By Michael Winter, USA TODAY Los Angeles is cutting down about 400 mature trees to accommodate the space shuttle Endeavour as it travels 12 miles of streets to its final home next month, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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NASA captures mind-bogglingly gorgeous solar video

Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
Video Last Friday the Sun put on a magnificent display, ejecting a massive solar filament that was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in all its glory.
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Organic food advocates speak out

WTHI - ‎3 hours ago‎
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A study reveals organic food may not have the nutritional advantage originally thought. According to the research, organic products offer little to no major advantage when it comes to nutrients.
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FDA approves Pfizer leukemia drug

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
| WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health regulators on Tuesday approved a Pfizer Inc pill for a rare type of leukemia, another step in the company's effort to expand its oncology business.

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