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Folk singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72

New York Daily News - David Hinckley - ‎5 hours ago‎
Mary Travers, the female partner in the famed folk trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, with her singing cohorts Peter Yarrow (l.) and Noel Paul Stookey.

Senate health care plan a 'building block'

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
(09-17) 04:00 PDT Washington - -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus stood alone Wednesday, delivering his long-awaited health care plan without one Republican at his side and a chilly welcome from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Obama phones Czech PM on missile defense decision

The Associated Press - Karel Janicek, William J. Kole - ‎22 minutes ago‎
PRAGUE - President Barack Obama phoned the Czech prime minister to discuss a controversial missile defense system, a government spokesman said Thursday, and Czech media reported that Obama told the premier he will shelve the plan.

Karzai Insists on 'Integrity' of Vote

New York Times - Richard A. Oppel, Sangar Rahimi - ‎1 hour ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai was quoted on Thursday as dismissing widespread criticism of the elections in which he is the front-running candidate, saying he believed in the integrity of the vote ...

White House holds off on decisions on Afghanistan

The Associated Press - Lara Jakes - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is holding off on a decision to send more US troops to Afghanistan, exasperating lawmakers who say his administration's latest road map for winning the war skimps on details and amounts to too little, too late.
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Israel Defence Chief: Iran Not An Existential Threat

New York Times - Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Charles Dick - ‎1 hour ago‎
By REUTERS JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak was quoted Thursday as saying he does not view Iran as a threat to the existence of the Jewish state, a view that would seem to depart from Israeli statements of the recent past.

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Hofstra student recants gang rape allegations

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Charges have been dropped against four men accused of raping an 18-year-old student at Hofstra University after the woman recanted her allegations, prosecutors said.

RNC Chairman Steele: Carter 'Wrongheaded' With Obama Racism ...

FOXNews - ‎39 minutes ago‎
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," September 16, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

Report: Police nearing arrest; DNA links Raymond Clark to Annie Le ...

New York Daily News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Raymond Clark has been considered a 'person of interest' in the death of Yale student, Annie Le. Police were gearing up to arrest Yale lab technician Raymond Clark 3rd early Thursday after his DNA was linked to the murder of grad student Annie Le, ...

Bank of Japan Sees `Downside' Risks to Economy, Keeps Rate Target ...

Bloomberg - Mayumi Otsuma - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's central bank signaled it remains concerned about the strength of a recovery even after raising its assessment of the nation's economy.

Oracle's Earnings: Summer Doldrums Set In

BusinessWeek - Aaron Ricadela - ‎2 hours ago‎
Oracle's (ORCL) Sept. 16 report of weaker-than-expected fiscal first-quarter sales signals that companies aren't rushing to spend on technology, even as the US begins to emerge from the recession.

Skype founders sue eBay, investors

Reuters - Gabriel Madway - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The founders of Skype have sued owner eBay Inc (EBAY.O) and an investor group that has agreed to buy the Webphone service, accusing them of copyright violation and potentially disrupting the $1.9 ...

Google acquires small academic company reCAPTCHA

TopNews United States - Justin Sorkin - ‎20 minutes ago‎
According to a recent announcement on the Official Google Blog, the Internet search giant has acquired reCAPTCHA - a small academic company, which essentially provides identity verification services as well as improved digitization.

State of the Art Tuning In a Zippier Zune

New York Times - David Pogue - ‎6 hours ago‎
Over the years, mention of the word “Microsoft” has set off a variety of emotions. Some consider how Microsoft achieved its success, and feel anger.

kidspost: Today's News - Faraway Planet Too Hot to Handle Life

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
-- Is there life beyond our planet? To answer this question, scientists say they first must find a planet that looks like it could sustain life.

Twitter Traffic Triples During Video Music Awards

MTV.com - Kyle Anderson - ‎10 hours ago‎
Because the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards were the first of the Twitter era, MTV had to take a unique approach to the micro-blogging service during the broadcast.
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Patrick Swayze Made Peace With Death, Memoir Shows

ABC News - Alex Dobuzinskis, Jill Serjeant - ‎12 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Patrick Swayze made peace with the notion of dying from pancreatic cancer after initially finding his diagnosis a "cruel joke," according to a memoir to be published later this month.

Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol' breaks first-day records

Entertainment Weekly - Keith Staskiewicz - ‎13 hours ago‎
Dan Brown's latest historical/conspiratorial/symbological mystery had a stellar first day, selling more than one million copies in the US, Canada, and the UK Amazon and Barnes & Noble reported that The Lost Symbol broke their ...

Prayers answered

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin - ‎1 hour ago‎
There was little Nick Green could do, having kept quiet for three days about his injured right leg. And so, after he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and the Red Sox down by one run in the ninth inning last night, ...

De La Rosa shines as Rockies pad lead

MLB.com - Thomas Harding - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa stood ready to correct the assessment that his dominant eight-inning performance against the Giants on Wednesday night was the best of his career.

Yankees rally, sink Blue Jays

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Francisco Cervelli celebrates after his ninth-inning single drives in the winning run in the Yankees' comeback victory over the Blue Jays in New York.

Offices unlikely to offer H1N1 shots

Boston Globe - ‎4 hours ago‎
While vaccine for the regular flu is now available, the H1N1 vaccine is not expected until October. (Keith Srakocic/ Associated Press) Associated Press / September 17, 2009 TRENTON, NJ - Plan on getting your swine flu shot at work?
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Health Care Proposal to Tax Insurers May Affect Blue-Collar Workers

FOXNews - Jim Angle - ‎7 hours ago‎
The union of public employees criticized the latest health care plan Wednesday and pointed specifically to the fee on insurance plans, saying it "taxes health plans that provide benefits for many middle class families.

Proposed Tax on Sugary Beverages Debated

New York Times - William Neuman - ‎7 hours ago‎
The debate over a tax on sugary soft drinks - billed as a way to fight obesity and provide billions for health care reform - is starting to fizz over.

Op-Ed Columnist Boy, Oh, Boy

New York Times - Maureen Dowd - ‎Sep 12, 2009‎
Surrounded by middle-aged white guys - a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men's club - Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!

Ex-Race Horse Makes Recovery After Equine Hell

FOXNews - ‎Sep 13, 2009‎
MIAMI - When rescuers found the horse, he was tied to a palm tree on a Northwest Miami-Dade County farm where animals die for meat: a skinny, diseased wreck with rotting hooves and hide.

'Thanks, you little f*****': Family horrified after restaurant ...

Daily Mail - ‎Sep 10, 2009‎
By Daily Mail Reporter Most parents have experienced their young children getting restless when waiting for a meal in a restaurant.

The New Israel Lobby

New York Times - James Traub - ‎Sep 9, 2009‎
OUT OF THE MAINSTREAM At work in J Street's offices in Washington, from left: Isaac Luria, campaigns director; Rachel Lerner; Daniel Kohl; Jeremy Ben-Ami.

Why capitalism fails

Boston Globe - Stephen Mihm - ‎Sep 12, 2009‎
Since the global financial system started unraveling in dramatic fashion two years ago, distinguished economists have suffered a crisis of their own.