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COPENHAGEN - Barely a year after his election, he was campaigning not for himself but for his adopted hometown. Yet as President Obama pitched Chicago's bid to host the Summer Games of 2016 on Friday, he put his own credibility on the ...
Video: Raw Video: President Continues Push for Chicago The Associated Press
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NEW YORK (CNN) -- "Late Show" host David Letterman acknowledged on his show Thursday night that he'd had sexual relations with members of his staff and that he revealed those liaisons during grand jury testimony for a case involving an attempted ...
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Reuters - - 22 minutes ago
LALOMANU, Samoa, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Grieving Samoans buried their dead in unmarked beachside graves on Thursday as the gruesome task of recovering bodies from villages destroyed by four tsunamis continued and an aftershock shook the ...
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The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
GENTHOD, Switzerland - Iran and six world powers put nuclear talks back on track at a landmark session that included the highest-level bilateral contact with the US in years.
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WASHINGTON - After a marathon session that ran well past midnight, the Senate Finance Committee on Friday passed a major milestone in its work on legislation to remake the health care system and provide coverage to ...
Finance Committee Stays Late to Wrap Up Health Care Debate Washington Post
Boston Globe - - 37 minutes ago
The percentage of Americans who support abortion rights has slipped since last year, and opinion on the issue is now evenly divided, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
Support for abortion rights has fallen, poll indicates Fort Worth Star Telegram
Los Angeles Times - - 2 hours ago
Obama signs an executive order preventing government workers from text messaging while driving on the job or in a government-owned vehicle.
Don't text while driving, Obama orders US workers Baltimore Sun
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Bloomberg - - 30 minutes ago
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Comcast Corp.'s talks to gain a piece of NBC Universal spotlight Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts's effort to grab cable channels without sacrificing the cash payouts his ...
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TIME - - 37 minutes ago
The beard should have given him away. When Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis returned from vacation in Aspen, Colo., last month, the clean-cut southerner was sporting scruff for the first time ...
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Bloomberg - - 1 hour ago
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- CIT Group Inc., the 101-year-old commercial lender, is seeking to cut at least $5.7 billion of debt to help it avoid collapse and return to profitability after nine quarters of losses.
CIT Launches Debt - Swap Plan, Warns About Bankruptcy New York Times
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Wall Street Journal - - 8 hours ago
After 15 years of rumors, researchers made public fossils from a 4.4 million-year-old human forebear they say reveals that our ancestors were more modern than scholars had assumed, widening the evolutionary gulf separating humankind ...
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We've finally had a chance to get to know the PSP Go in detail, and here are our thoughts: this isn't aimed at a clear market, it's more expensive in every way, and it takes away the choice of gamers.
New York Daily News - - 10 minutes ago
A worldwide plague turns almost every human into a flesh-eating ghoul, a few stragglers wander the postapocalyptic landscape looking for food, safety and zombie-free living.
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Los Angeles Times - 7 hours ago
Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley says director Roman Polanski must be brought to justice and that his decades-old guilty plea to sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl should not be taken lightly.
Chicago Sun-Times - 21 minutes ago
Chicago hip-hop superstar Kanye West has canceled his "Fame Kills" tour with pop phenom Lady Gaga, concert promoter Live Nation announced Thursday.
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Boston Globe - 2 hours ago
It was only one game. And as coach Claude Julien promised, you can throw down a fistful of bucks in Las Vegas that Games 2 through 82 will be far better showings than last night's 4-1 season-opening thud.
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Boston Globe - - 2 hours ago
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BBC Sport - 13 minutes ago
Jelena Jankovic will meet Maria Sharapova in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The Serb overcame China's Li Na in straight sets, despite needing courtside treatment on her right arm during the semi-final.
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The Associated Press - - 21 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - The long-awaited first vaccinations against swine flu - the squirt-in-the-nose kind - begin early next week in parts of the country, and states are urging people to be patient until more arrives.
Video: H1N1 vaccine on the way KXAN.com
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Bizjournals.com - - 9 hours ago
The University of California and its five statewide medical centers, led by UC San Francisco Medical Center, is using $10.1 million in new grants to launch a statewide program to revamp the study and care of breast cancer.
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Reuters - - 9 hours ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - High-risk patients who took a combination of three older heart drugs -- a generic statin, a generic blood pressure pill and a low-dose aspirin -- cut their risk of a heart attack or stroke by as much as 80 ...
New York Times - - Sep 28, 2009
The other day I looked out the window and saw a strange black cat sauntering through our yard. It was a beautiful animal, with bright penny eyes and fur that gleamed like a newly polished shoe, but still the sight turned me ghoulish.
Lew Rockwell - - Sep 27, 2009
by Gary North Ken Burns is at it again. This time, it is a PBS series on the national parks. He subtitles it "America's Greatest Idea.
Ha'aretz - - Sep 27, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - His office in the embassy - with the picture of Israel's president hanging above the desk, a statuette of appreciation from the Nahal Brigade behind it and a long row of books - is probably ...
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) - - Sep 27, 2009
What happens when the gods of high finance dump a gigantic pile of gold on the richest university in the world? It sounds like the kind of hypothetical one might pose in a smoke-addled dorm room at 2 am But it is, of course, ...
Huffington Post (blog) - Sep 28, 2009
Over 730 people had taken the poll, which was later removed from Facebook. The poll is now being probed by the Secret Service, reports the Associated Press.