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What was 'Fast and Furious,' and what went wrong?

CNN International - ‎22 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- The long-awaited report on the controversial gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious was issued by the Justice Department inspector general Wednesday.
'Fast and Furious' Probe Clears Holder, Faults ATF and Justice
Fast and Furious: Justice Department report faults 14 officials
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Romney doubles down on '47%' amid conservative jitters - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Mother Jones' David Corn, MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe, and Democratic strategist Bob Shrum debate why Mitt Romney is choosing to own his “47%” remarks, and why many Republicans are distancing themselves from Romney.
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New French cartoons inflame prophet film tensions

CBS News - ‎24 minutes ago‎
PARIS - France stepped up security Wednesday at its embassies across the Muslim world after a French satirical weekly revived a formula that it has already used to capture attention: Publishing crude, lewd caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
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Analysis: Options limited to finance Chicago teachers contract

Reuters - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Karen Pierog | CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago public school teachers returned to their classrooms on Wednesday but thorny questions remained over how Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the cash-strapped school system will pay for the tentative contract that ended ...
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Apple iOS 6 review: A worthwhile upgrade

Computerworld - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Michael deAgonia Computerworld - Today, Apple officially released iOS 6, the latest update to the mobile OS that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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NHL Cancels September Slate of Preseason Games

ABC News - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The NHL canceled its entire September preseason game schedule, the first on-ice casualty of the four-day lockout of the players' association.
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi receives Congress' highest honor, meets Obama on landmark US ...

Washington Post - ‎36 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers united by their respect of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday presented her with Congress' highest civilian honor in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama.
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Syrian rebels seize border crossing

ABC Online - ‎43 minutes ago‎
By Middle East correspondent Matt Brown, wires Syrian rebels have seized a border crossing with Turkey as a senior defector warns that the government in Damascus has considered using chemical weapons.
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More Kate Middleton Topless Photos Reportedly Published

ABC News
1 hour ago
Written by
Katie Kindelan
A Swedish magazine reportedly today became the fourth outlet to publish topless photos of Kate Middleton's sunbathing while on vacation and it appears a fifth publication will follow suit by week's end.
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Beijing links Bo to criminal cover-up

The Australian - ‎41 minutes ago‎
FALLEN top politician Bo Xilai knew his wife was suspected of murdering a British businessman, Chinese state media has implied, linking him to a criminal act for the first time.
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Moreno relents, will allow Chick-fil-A

Chicago Tribune - ‎18 hours ago‎
A Chicago alderman who made national headlines during the summer for opposing a Chick-fil-A in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward has reversed course, saying he will let the fast-food chain open a store in Logan Square.
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Arizona immigrants concerned about "show me your papers"

Fox News - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The entry into force of Arizona's "show me your papers" regulation could spur more immigrant families to leave the state even as activists and organizations prepare to fight the measure.
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Verizon, unions representing 43000 workers reach tentative contracts after ...

Washington Post - ‎48 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Verizon and unions representing 43000 employees reached tentative, three-year agreements on Wednesday, covering job security, retirement and other issues.
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Existing home sales, housing starts jump in August

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
The housing market's rebound is gaining strength as foreclosure sales slow and more people who are not in financial trouble put their homes on the market.
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As Facebook slumps, Mark Zuckerberg drops to 36th-richest American

Los Angeles Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
It isn't easy being the founder of a company that sorely disappoints Wall Street. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has seen his personal fortune plunge along with Facebook's in the difficult aftermath of the initial public stock offering that did not live up ...
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Australia Dollar Rises Versus US Peer on Renewed Risk Appetite

Businessweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Joseph Ciolli on September 19, 2012 The Australian dollar advanced versus its US peer as the Bank of Japan (8301)'s unexpected monetary stimulus expansion boosted demand for higher-yielding assets.
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Harry Reid slams Romney's "47 percent" remark, again demands tax returns

CBS News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
(CBS News) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Wednesday spent nearly seven minutes on the Senate floor attacking Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remarks and once again demanding the GOP nominee release more of his tax returns.
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We got our hands on the HTC 8X and 8S!

Digital Trends
17 minutes ago
Written by
Andrew Couts
HTC joins forces with Microsoft in the new Windows Phone 8X and 8S. So, how do these handsets holdup against the competition. HTC and Microsoft joined hands once again today with the launch of the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S, ...
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Fans Already Lined Up at NY Apple Store for iPhone 5

PC Magazine - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Stephanie Mlot Like an outdoor art installation, the fans lining the marble barrier outside of the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue are gawked at and photographed.
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Sony PlayStation Super Slim Uncharted 3 Limted Edition Bundle

1 hour ago
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Jeff Bakalar
Sony has confirmed rumors that an even slimmer and lighter PlayStation 3 was in the works with the announcement of what we're calling the Super Slim PlayStation 3. Debuting at the Tokyo Game Show, the latest PS3 incarnation resembles the original ...
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AT&T 4G LTE arrives in eight new cities

SlashGear - ‎1 hour ago‎
AT&T has added eight new US cities to its 4G LTE network, just in time for the launch of the iPhone 5. Of course, the iPhone 5 isn't the only phone to feature LTE, and phones supporting LTE are hitting shelves faster than ever, so it seems that the ...
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Latest Samsung attack ad mocks crowds waiting for iPhone 5

2 hours ago
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Matt Hamblen
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Samsung's battle with Apple has gone to the courts, and now to the streets. A new attack ad by Samsung pokes fun at Apple customers who wait in line outside stores for the iPhone 5. A new attack ad from Samsung pokes fun ...
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Shakira pregnant with first child

Fox News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Shakira is pregnant with her first child. The 35-year-old pop superstar posted on her website Wednesday that she and 25-year-old boyfriend Gerard Pique "are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby.
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'Real Housewives' Star -- Could Be Liable in Lindsay Lohan 'Accident' - ‎1 hour ago‎
2:10 PM PT -- Dr. Sierra's rep has released a statement saying the reality star was "completely unaware of anyone (other than the new owner) driving the vehicle.
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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson back together after 'dramatic makeup'? (blog)
34 minutes ago
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Jen Harper
By Jen Harper "Twilight" co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will be reuniting on the big screen in November when "Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" hits theaters, but the couple have reportedly reunited in real life too.
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Yankees 4, Blue Jays 2 - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer AP Sports NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte was a little unsettled by an uncharacteristically thin crowd at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday afternoon compared to the raucous environment found at many of his big September and ...
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Giants rule Bradshaw, Diehl, Nicks out for Thursday night

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
UPDATE, 5 pm ET: Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) did not travel with the team to Charlotte and won't play against the Panthers Thursday night, either.
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Fred Couples elected to golf Hall of Fame

USA TODAY - ‎53 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA (AP) -- Fred Couples, a former Masters champion and one of the most popular figures in the game, was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
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Brennan: Where is the hate in sports anymore?

USA TODAY - ‎54 minutes ago‎
In other years, in other situations, what a reporter asked Tiger Woods on Wednesday at the Tour Championship in Atlanta might have caused a blown gasket on the part of the interviewee.
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Arctic sea ice reaches new low, shattering record set just 3 weeks ago (blog) - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Miguel Llanos, NBC News New sea ice is finally starting to form again in the Arctic, scientists reported Wednesday, but not before reaching another record low last Sunday.
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Scientists discover ancient, distant galaxy that helped form universe

Alaska Dispatch - ‎33 minutes ago‎
A hunt for galaxies that brought the toddler universe out of its dark ages has bagged what may be the most distant specimen yet discovered, a galaxy seen as it was more than 13 billion years ago when it was just 200 million years old.
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Space Shuttle Endeavour: NASA to Fly It Over Tucson to Honor Gabby Giffords

ABC News (blog) - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Endeavour leaves the Kennedy Space Center on the way to its new home at a Los Angeles museum. John Raoux/AP Photo By Gina Sunseri HOUSTON (updated) - The space shuttle Endeavour is on a 2700 mile cross-country trip - so you had to wonder if it couldn't ...
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Study: Childhood obesity linked to food packaging chemical

Catholic Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) The food packaging chemical, called BPA may be tied to childhood obesity. That discovery is according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Mother-to-daughter womb transplant 'success' in Sweden

BBC News - ‎Sep 18, 2012‎
Two Swedish women could be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried, doctors say, hailing the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.
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