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Diplomats' Bodies Return to US, and Libyan Guards Recount Deadly Riot

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As four flag-draped coffins bearing the bodies of the Americans killed in Libya arrived in the United States on Friday, new details emerged of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens's final hours, alone, locked in a smoke-filled room in a ...
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In wake of attacks in Mideast, GOP ticket ups criticism of President Barack ...

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Republican presidential ticket expanded its attack on President Barack Obama's foreign policy as the US political debate sharpened on a topic largely absent from the campaign trail until this week.
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White House warns of budget cuts' damage

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Automatic spending cuts set to hit Jan. 2 would be "deeply destructive to national security, domestic investments, and core government functions," the White House said Friday in a report that offers agency-by-agency details of the budgetary damage.
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Kate Middleton's Topless Photo Taker: Jail Time, Huge Fine a Possibility

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Did the paparazzo who zoomed in on Kate Middleton and her naked chest commit a crime? Sacre bleu—quite possibly! A French attorney tells E! News that the Duchess of Cambridge—who, with the weight of the royal family behind her, has already sued the ...
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Injured Cespedes hits home run as Athletics top Orioles

USA TODAY - ‎19 minutes ago‎
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics hardly needed any additional motivation for this key September series with playoff implications.
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Fed Responds to a Grim Reality

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - When the Federal Reserve's vice chairman said in a 1994 speech that the central bank “had a role in reducing unemployment,” colleagues were publicly dismissive.
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At least two US marines killed in attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
At least two American marines were killed in an attack on a Nato base in Afghanistan in the early hours of Saturday morning. Taliban attackers are believed to have breached the perimeter of Camp Bastion and damaged buildings, hangers and aircraft.
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West calls for end to anti-Islam film clashes

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Western countries have appealed for an end to violent protests targeting their embassies, sparked by a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad.
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Anti-Japan protests erupt in China over islands row

Reuters - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By Sui-Lee Wee and Maxim Duncan | BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters besieged the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Saturday, hurling rocks and bottles at the building as police struggled to keep control, amid growing tensions between Asia's two ...
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Hundreds evacuated after Indiana chemical fire

Sacramento Bee - ‎45 minutes ago‎
AP MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A fire official says hundreds of people in northern Indiana have been evacuated following a fire at a factory that left a chemical cloud in the air.
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Wis. judge strikes down law crippling public unions

USA TODAY - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Michael Winter, USA TODAY A Wisconsin judge has struck down the politically divisive state law pushed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that repealed most collective bargaining rights for public workers.
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'Framework' Reached to End Chicago Strike

ABC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The city's nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a "framework" that could end the walkout in time for students to return to class Monday.
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Classes canceled at UT but campus reopens after threat

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎43 minutes ago‎
By Bill Hanna and Diane Smith dianesmith@star-telegram.com After a bogus bomb threat forced the evacuation of the University of Texas at Austin campus Friday morning, school officials faced questions about whether they should have waited more than an ...
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Occupy movement turns 1 year old, its effect still hard to define

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - They linked arms, sat and waited for arrest at Zuccotti Park. As police - well, activists playing the role - yanked them into custody one by one, they began chanting: "The whole world is watching!
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US Stocks Rally to Highest Since 2007 Amid Fed Stimulus

Businessweek - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Rita Nazareth on September 15, 2012 US stocks advanced for a second straight week, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to the highest level since 2007, as the Federal Reserve's plan to buy mortgage securities fueled demand for riskier assets.
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Egan-Jones cuts US debt rating to AA- from AA

USA TODAY - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) -- Egan-Jones, an independent credit research firm, downgraded its rating on US government debt to AA- from AA on Friday, citing the Federal Reserve's new plans to try to stimulate the economy.
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Crude Oil Closes In On $100

Personal Liberty Digest - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK, (UPI) - Crude oil prices topped $99 per barrel Friday as equities headed higher with a boost from the US Federal Reserve's third round of bond buying.
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UnitedHealth to replace Kraft on Dow

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
STOCK EXCHANGES UnitedHealth to replace Kraft on Dow UnitedHealth Group Inc. will replace Kraft Foods Inc. in the Dow Jones industrial average, the first change to the 116-year-old stock benchmark since 2009.
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Right-Wing Islam Obsession at the Values Voter Summit

Daily Beast - ‎2 hours ago‎
At the conservative Values Voter Summit, speakers invoked the recent violence in Libya to inflame a holy war. Michelle Goldberg on why it would have made the fallen Americans sick.
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House votes to end energy loan guarantee program

The Associated Press - ‎13 hours ago‎
By JIM ABRAMS, AP - 10 hours ago WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans on Friday pushed a bill through the House shining a campaign-season light on the most conspicuous failure of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package.
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Votes Aren't All Tallied, but Conclusions Are Drawn

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Senator Stephen M. Saland, a lawyer from Poughkeepsie, has served in the New York State Legislature for 32 years. In 2010, he won re-election by 19 percentage points.
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NEW YORK — Who would Mitt Romney like to see play him in a movie? (Gene Hackman.)

Boston Globe - ‎58 minutes ago‎
''Really? Really?'' Romney said during an interview Friday on ABC's ''Live! With Kelly and Michael.'' “I think the best answer is as little as possible.
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AT&T, Verizon now out of iPhone 5, too

Computerworld
9 hours ago
Written by
Gregg Keizer
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - AT&T and Verizon today emptied their iPhone 5 pre-order inventories, and now show delivery dates as far out as three weeks.
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The Acer Smartphone That Never Was

Businessweek - ‎Sep 13, 2012‎
By Bruce Einhorn on September 13, 2012 It was going to be the big mobile-phone breakthrough Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba needed.
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Hollywood responds to ouster of Fox's Rothman

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Following the unexpected news Friday that Tom Rothman was forced out of his post as co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, several directors, producers and agents provided reactions to The Times.
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'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' Gets Google Makeover

Hollywood Reporter - ‎Sep 12, 2012‎
The game goes high tech with the search giant's new built-in Bacon number calculator. Google has given "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" a high-tech makeover.
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David Price keeps Rays close in AL East race

ESPN - ‎17 minutes ago‎
AP CC Sabathia blows a lead in his fifth straight start as Yankees fall to Rays 6-4. Can the Yankees make playoffs with Sabathia struggling?
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Shane Doan re-signs with the Coyotes

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHOENIX -- The lure of security, a lucrative contract and a bonafide chance at a Stanley Cup was available to Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan.
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NHL lockout looms as deadline approaches

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎27 minutes ago‎
This lockout would follow the one in 2004-05, when the season was canceled, and would be the third since Gary Bettman was named the commissioner in 1993.
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Nava saves day in field, at bat

Boston.com - ‎37 minutes ago‎
TORONTO - In a game full of spectacular, plays, Sox manager Bobby Valentine knew where to begin his summation of Friday night's 8-5 victory over the Blue Jays.
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Will we be the first Martians?

USA TODAY
Sep 13, 2012
Written by
Dan Vergano
From ancients who worshiped the Red Planet as a fierce war god in the sky, to scientists like Percival Lowell and fantasists like Ray Bradbury, Mars has taunted Earth's adventurers with the ultimate challenge.
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A New Kind of Monkey, With Colors That Set It Apart

New York Times - ‎Sep 13, 2012‎
Scientists have identified a new species of African monkey whose coloring “is unlike anything I've ever seen,” as one of them put it.
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At least we don't live in New York City

Mount Airy News - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Tom Joyce When I first heard about what happened in New York City Thursday, I didn't believe it - as a co-worker wearing a big grin told me that officials there were banning sales of soft drinks larger than 16 ounces, I thought it was a joke.
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Pre-marriage doubts signal unhappy unions, divorce

USA TODAY - ‎6 hours ago‎
Those wedding cold feet are a real signal of trouble ahead, according to a study that shows premarital jitters can predict splitsville later.

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