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Politics Digest: Jimmy Carter Says Racism Is Behind Animosity to Obama

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama speaks at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, one of two appearances in Philadelphia to help raise funds for Sen. Arlen Specter's campaign.
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Apartment raided in probe of slaying at Yale lab

USA Today - Christina Crapanzano, Donna Leinwand - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - More than a dozen police and FBI agents stormed an apartment building where a Yale animal research technician lived, describing the man as a "person of interest" in the slaying of ...

Hatoyama Chosen Premier, Must Lift Japan From 'Dumps'

Bloomberg - John Brinsley, Sachiko Sakamaki - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Yukio Hatoyama became prime minister of Japan, tasked with reversing two decades of financial and social malaise that has undermined the country's position as the world's second-biggest ...

Mitchell, Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post - Herb Keinon - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with US special envoy George in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, for the second time in two days, in a last-minute effort to reach an agreement over the settlements issue.

Climate change 'catastrophic' for health: doctors

AFP - ‎22 minutes ago‎
PARIS - Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be "catastrophic" for health, the heads of 18 doctors' associations warned on Wednesday.

Somali rebels call for foreign reinforcements

Reuters - Mohamed Ahmed - ‎52 minutes ago‎
MOGADISHU, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents called on Wednesday for more foreign militants to join them in the failed Horn of Africa state after US forces killed one of the region's most wanted al Qaeda suspects.

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School test results bring confusion

San Francisco Chronicle - Jill Tucker - ‎1 hour ago‎
(09-15) 20:44 PDT -- After six long years being tagged as a failure by federal standards, Malcolm X Academy was recast Tuesday as an unmitigated success story.

No Republican support for Senate health plan

Los Angeles Times - Janet Hook, Peter Nicholas - ‎4 hours ago‎
Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) pushes on with hope but no guarantee of bipartisan support down the line. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusÂ' version of the healthcare bill does not include a public option.

Outside Obama-Specter event, a vocal joust

Philadelphia Inquirer - Robert Moran, Olivia Biaggi - ‎1 hour ago‎
Outside the Convention Center yesterday afternoon, critics and defenders of President Obama's health-care initiative took the opportunity to express their views on the president's plan, and taunt one another.

Bernanke Comments Help Lift Shares

Wall Street Journal - Ishaq Siddiqi - ‎1 hour ago‎
European stock markets opened modestly higher Wednesday, benefiting from healthy US and Asian markets overnight, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke further boosted investor confidence by calling an end to the recession.

Facebook Cites Rapid Growth in Users, Cash Flow

Wall Street Journal - Jessica E. Vascellaro - ‎4 hours ago‎
Facebook released new proof of its rapid growth Tuesday, saying it reached the 300-million-user mark and that the company became cash-flow positive last quarter.

Adobe to Buy Omniture for $1.8 Billion, Expanding Beyond Design

Bloomberg - Rochelle Garner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Adobe Systems Inc., the world's biggest maker of graphic-design software, agreed to buy Omniture Inc. for $1.8 billion, expanding into programs that track the performance of Web sites and online advertising ...

Zune HD: You call that a browser?

CNET News - Matt Rosoff - ‎1 hour ago‎
After a few hours on Tuesday of playing with the Zune HD that Microsoft sent me, I found a lot of things I like about it--the slim size, the Quickplay user interface feature that gives you immediate access to recently added and favorite ...

Google Fast Flip Bridges Digital and Print Media

PC World - ‎9 hours ago‎
Google Labs unveiled an innovative new tool called Fast Flip. At first glance it appears similar to Bing Visual Search which was also unleashed yesterday.

$400, 250GB Modern Warfare 2 360 bundle announced

GamePro.com - Dave Rudden - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Microsoft and Activision are bundling the Xbox 360 with the biggest game of the year, an extra controller and double the hard drive space!

President Barack Obama's remark about Kanye West

Chicago Tribune - Mark Silva - ‎1 hour ago‎
Officially, rapper Kanye West is not a "jackass" -- at least not as far as the White House is concerned. President Barack Obama apparently was speaking off the record Monday when he used that term to characterize the ...

He's Like the Wind: 10 notable Patrick Swayze dance moves

Entertainment Weekly - Annie Barrett - ‎6 hours ago‎
I spent the better part of the afternoon watching Patrick Swayze, a fine specimen who looked like a hotter version of the Brawny man and moved like a better version of the Rum Tum Tugger, a curious cat, dance on the Internet.

'The Jay Leno Show' draws 18.4 million viewers

Los Angeles Times - Scott Collins - ‎1 hour ago‎
The total is surprisingly high for the controversial 10 pm comedy program. Viewers seem to like the show more than reviewers like it.

Matsuzaka shows off top form in his return

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin - ‎1 hour ago‎
There was a weight on Daisuke Matsuzaka. He knew how he had pitched, knew how little he had helped his team over the first five months of the season.

Giants pummel Colorado again

San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman - ‎2 hours ago‎
(09-15) 22:41 PDT -- Have the Giants really scored 26 runs in their last three games? Are they actually teaching cats a thing or two about multiple lives?
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Andre Ethier's walk-off homer wins it for Dodgers in 13th

Los Angeles Times - Jim Peltz - ‎17 minutes ago‎
His home run beats Pirates, 5-4, after his double sets up Matt Kemp's tying single in ninth. Andre Ethier celebrates after his 30th homer and sixth walk-off hit of the season, best in the major leagues.
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3rd Chinese producer of swine flu shot approved

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP , 09.16.09, 03:11 AM EDT SHANGHAI -- The government has licensed a science institute in Shanghai to begin producing a single-dose swine flu vaccine, raising the number of such manufacturers in China to three, an official said Wednesday.

Young Adults Likely to Pay Big Share of Reform's Cost

Washington Post - Shailagh Murray - ‎4 hours ago‎
As health-care legislation advances through Congress, the young adults who were so vital to President Obama's election are emerging as a significant beneficiary of his top domestic priority, but they are also likely to play a major ...

Health premiums up 131% in last 10 years

San Francisco Chronicle - Victoria Colliver - ‎2 hours ago‎
The average family premium for health insurance offered through an employer surpassed the $13000 mark this year, and the cost of coverage continues to outpace increases in wages and inflation, according to a report released Tuesday.


New York Times - Alexandra Horowitz - ‎Sep 8, 2009‎
By 353 pp. Scribner. $27 Her work draws on that of an early-20th-century German biologist, Jakob von Uexküll, who proposed that “anyone who wants to understand the life of an animal must begin by considering what he called their ...

GOP 'cranks' dominating debate

Politico - Andie Coller - ‎Sep 10, 2009‎
Republicans worry they're becoming known less for their ideals and more for the pettiness of their vitriol. Illustration by Matt Wuerker Joe Wilson's outburst Wednesday night earned more than a personal rebuke from ...

Jordan Goes From Classy to Clown

FanHouse - Terence Moore - ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- When it's your party, you can cry if you want to, and you also can embarrass yourself if you want to. Just ask Michael Jordan, who spent his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night doing his ...

Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering

New York Times - Charles Duhigg - ‎Sep 12, 2009‎
Ryan Massey, 7, shows his caps. Dentists near Charleston, W.Va., say pollutants in drinking water have damaged residents' teeth.

Up in Smoke: Forgetting Your Troubles the Santa Fe Way

Wall Street Journal - Stephanie Simon - ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
SANTA FE, NM -- Happily remarried, in a new city, with a new job, Carolyn Bourassa felt the time was finally right to get rid of her 10-year-old divorce papers.