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Candidates hit campaign trail after Romney's strong debate

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney return to the campaign trail in battleground states on Thursday after going toe-to-toe on dominant campaign issues of taxes, healthcare and the economy in a debate that analysts and a snap poll agreed the ...
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Turkey strikes back at Syria after mortar kills five

Reuters - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By Seyhmus Cakan and Kadir Celikcan | AKCAKALE, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish artillery hit targets inside Syria on Wednesday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists, after a mortar bomb fired from Syria killed five Turkish civilians and ...
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Tigers' Cabrera wins 1st Triple Crown in 45 years

The Associated Press - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer - 1 minute ago KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had just achieved baseball immortality, and everyone around him knew it.
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A's grab division title from Rangers

CBS News - ‎52 minutes ago‎
OAKLAND Same chaotic, champagne dance-party scene in the clubhouse -- just two days later. New T-shirt: AL West champions. The Oakland Athletics won the division title with another improbable rally in a season full of them, coming back from four runs ...
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House panel: State Dept. confirmed Libya threats

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON A House committee says a State Department officer told panel members there were 13 threats made against the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya during the six months before the Sept.
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China landslide buries primary school

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
A landslide in south-western China has toppled a primary school building and buried 19 people, 18 of them children. The Chinese government said the landslide struck a village in Yiliang county in Yunnan province on Thursday morning.
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UK universities face collapse into mediocrity, says rankings compiler

The Guardian - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Elite British universities face a "collapse into global mediocrity" within a generation, say the compilers of a new league table of the world's best universities.
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Induction of SF Archbishop Brings Cheers,...

ABC News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
San Francisco is getting a new Roman Catholic archbishop, and a lot of eyes will be on the 56-year-old priest who will assume the stone ceremonial seat at St. Mary's Cathedral during a three-hour installation mass.
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Debate impressions: Big Bird and body language

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer - 30 minutes ago The "Sesame Street" character, its bright yellow fluffiness suddenly evoked by Mitt Romney during Wednesday's debate, was certainly a star of the evening, garnering a wave of support on social ...
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Bitter-Sweet Anniversary for Man in Mass. Slayings

ABC News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
A Massachusetts man who stabbed and beat his wife and mother-in-law to death in their home and then turned on his two young children has begun serving a sentence of life in prison without parole.
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Biden: I hope you saw what I saw

Politico - ‎4 hours ago‎
By DONOVAN SLACK | AP Photo Vice President Joe Biden, in post-debate comments streamed to campaign watch parties across the nation, reiterated some of President Obama's points and urged supporters to "press even harder" in the weeks ahead.
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Draghi Stares at Spain as Brinkmanship Keeps ECB Waiting

Bloomberg - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Mario Draghi is waiting for Spain to get back to him on whether his plan to save the euro is needed. One month after the European Central Bank president unveiled an unprecedented bond purchase program to rescue Europe's embattled southern fringe, ...
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HP Shares Fall as Chief Sees Trouble

New York Times (blog)
4 hours ago
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Quentin Hardy
By QUENTIN HARDY Peter DaSilva for The New York Times Hewlett-Packard needs four more years “to have confidence in itself,” says Meg Whitman, the company's chief executive.
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Smart grid in limbo: ComEd threatens to pull plug as ICC balks

Chicago Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
A dispute over how Commonwealth Edison Co. will be paid for its $2.6 billion plan to modernize its electrical grid has thrown the project into limbo along with potentially hundreds of jobs related to that work.
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Awful night for a snippy, weak Obama

Boston Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Margery Eagan Romney, when Obama spoke, looked straight at the president - mostly with his trademark, beatific, nothing-ruffles-me smile.
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Climate-change denial getting harder to defend

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
It was a long hot summer. The United States experienced the warmest July in its history, with more than 3000 heat records broken across the country.
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Facebook will charge to 'promote' user posts

USA TODAY - ‎10 hours ago‎
USA Today X News Sports Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Weather Settings Enter City, State or Zip Cancel Set Cancel Full Forecast Media Cover View Login with Facebook to comment and share content.
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FTC slaps scareware distributor with $163 million fine

SlashGear - ‎8 hours ago‎
We've all had it happen to us before: we're browsing the web when we're greeted with a pop-up alert claiming that our computer is infected and that our immediate action is required.
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Deutsche Telekom combining MetroPCS, T-Mobile

MarketWatch - ‎42 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Deutsche Telekom (DE:dte)(US:dtegy) said Wednesday it agreed to combine T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS (US:pcs) to create a company with 42.5 million subscribers and $24.8 billion in revenue.
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First Middle England, now Rowling's novel upsets Sikhs as well - ‎Oct 1, 2012‎
The Casual Vacancy is facing protests in India over its portrayal of a Sikh girl as “mustachioed yet large-mammaried”. Sikh leaders said they were investigating complaints about the “provocative” language and would demand a nationwide ban on the book ...
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From Tim Burton, Another Signature Lovable Loner

88.9 KETR - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Mandalit del Barco After his best friend and beloved dog dies, Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) decides to harness the power of mad science to bring Sparky back to life - albeit a little the worse for wear.
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Yankees win AL East title - ‎3 hours ago‎
Covered in bubbly and wearing his new AL East champions hat, Derek Jeter sounded almost relieved after the New York Yankees ended a thrilling pennant race at the top of the league.
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New rule cracks down on flopping in NBA

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
The NBA will penalize floppers this season, fining players for repeated violations of an act a league official said Wednesday has “no place in our game.
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Ben Cherington plays blame game - ‎53 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - You can see in his eyes and in his demeanor and in his body language how badly Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington feels about this season.
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A's Neshek, wife mourn death of newborn son - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AJ Cassavell / | 10/04/12 1:30 AM ET The newborn son of A's reliever Pat Neshek died of unknown causes Wednesday just 23 hours after he was born.
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Emotional Upton prepares to leave Rays - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Greg Zeck / | 10/04/12 1:54 AM ET ST. PETERSBURG -- Though BJ Upton was 0-for-3 when he approached the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning on Wednesday, the crowd at Tropicana Field gave him a standing ovation.
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Bizarre Species of Miniature Dinosaur Identified

New York Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Not every dinosaur grew up to be a mighty predator like Tyrannosaurus rex or a hulking vegan like Apatosaurus. A few stayed small, and some of the smallest dinosaurs that ever lived - tiny enough to nip at your heels - were among the first to spread ...
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Boffins get black hole double-vision

Register - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Richard Chirgwin • Get more from this author The Messier 22 globular star cluster has yielded a messier-than-expected observation: instead of the black hole astronomers expected to find in its centre, there are two.
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International Space Station may move to avoid space junk

BBC News - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The International Space Station is planning to change its orbit after narrowly avoiding two pieces of space junk. A broken Russian satellite and the remains of an Indian rocket passed within miles of the ISS last week.
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Romans, Han Dynasty, kick-started climate change

Register - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor • Get more from this author Anthropogenic climate change may not be a recent phenomenon, with researchers reporting ice cores from the first two centuries AD show big spikes in methane prevalence.
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Vitamin C may shorten cold, not stop it

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Oct 2, 2012‎
Myth: Vitamin C prevents the common cold. Fact: After decades and dozens of studies, it appears the idea that vitamin C prevents colds is just an old wives' tale.
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In A First, An Experimental Drug May Help Boys With Muscular Dystrophy

17 hours ago
Written by
Matthew Herper
A new experimental drug appears to improve the muscle function of boys with muscular dystrophy, increasing the distance the boys can walk in six minutes compared to when they began taking it a year before.