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Commentary: It's wrong to call Rick Perry a racist

Kansas City Star -
It would not be in either of our best interest -- certain to cause some of his supporters on the right to question further his conservative credentials, and most assuredly making my liberal friends wonder about my sanity.
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Coptic Christians, Egyptian Security Forces Clash in Cairo

Bloomberg -
Egyptian Coptic Christians clash with soldiers and anti-riot police during a protest against the attack on a church, in southern Egypt, in Cairo.

Elderly woman dies, girl among 4 rescued after boat sinks off Florida Keys

By the CNN Wire Staff US Coast Guard personnel assist one of the four boaters who were rescued Sunday near Marathon, Florida. (CNN) -- After treading water for about 20 hours, a 4-year-old girl and three others were rescued Sunday by Coast Guard crews ...

'Real Steel' is the weekend box office champ

Los Angeles Times -
The Hugh Jackman film collects $27.3 million, easily besting the competition - George Clooney's 'Ides of March' and two holdover family films.

Libya Forces Seize Key Sites in Sirte After Intense Battles

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Libyan forces are combing homes in Sirte for Muammar Qaddafi supporters, after seizing key buildings in the former leader's hometown in clashes that left scores dead and wounded.

California bans use of sunbeds for under 18-year-olds

BBC News -
California has become the first US state to ban the use of sunbeds for anyone under the age of 18. The bill was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday and will come into effect on 1 January.

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Syria's Foreign Minister Warns Against Recognizing Opposition

Voice of America -
October 09, 2011 Syrian Foreign Minister Warns Against Recognizing Opposition VOA News Syria's foreign minister on Sunday threatened "tough measures" against any country that recognizes a newly formed opposition council.

Beijing cautious on republic centenary

BBC News -
As China marks the centenary of the 1911 Revolution, which ended 2000 years of imperial rule and led to the founding of modern China, the subject is being treated carefully by the authorities.

Optimism, candor boost Cain in polls

Boston Globe -
WASHINGTON - He's more than Mr. Congeniality, popular for his straight-shooting sense of humor and powerful gospel-singing voice.

Illegals in Alabama rush to make plans for kids

San Francisco Chronicle -
Terrified by Alabama's strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago - asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their ...

Herman Cain steps up Occupy Wall Street criticism

San Francisco Chronicle -
Cliff Owen / AP An unidentified protestor looks for a personal item amidst a pile of sleeping bags as Occupy DC demonstrators fill Freedom Plaza, in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.

Connecticut's Oystermen Seek Help After Irene

ABC News -
The damaged docks and scattered oysters left after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Long Island Sound this summer reveal only some of the problems Connecticut oystermen face in trying to rebuild their industry along the Mystic ...

Merkel, Sarkozy Pledge Bank Recapitalization

Bloomberg -
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Hugh Young, group head of equities at Aberdeen Asset Management, talks about Europe's debt problems, Dexia SA's breakup outlook and his investment strategy.

Sharpton to broadcast from Occupy Wall Street protests

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Washington (CNN) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton will bring his nationally syndicated radio show to Lower Manhattan Monday as the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations enter their 24th day.

Belgium Nationalizes Dexia Subsidiary for $5.4B

ABC News -
Embattled bank Dexia said Monday the Belgian state will buy its Belgian subsidiary for euro4 billion ($5.4 billion) as part of a restructuring of the lender amid a severe liquidity squeeze.

Apple's Steve Jobs dies at 56

CMU The Tartan Online -
Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc., passed away this past Wednesday in his family home in Palo Alto, Calif., seven years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

T-Mobile Unveils Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US, Braving Apple Lawsuit

PCWorld -
T-Mobile didn't say how much the tablet will cost, nor when it will go on sale, but did say the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and another tablet, the 7-inch T-Mobile Springboard with Google, will be available "in time for the holidays" at ...

Microsoft readying dual-core, LTE phones, report says

In the face of disappointing sales of Windows smartphones, Microsoft plans to release dual-core and LTE phones. Windows Phone President Andy Lees told AllThingsD that the dual-core ...

McCartney embarks on third marriage

The Press Association -
Sir Paul McCartney is waking up to the start of his third marriage after tying the knot with American heiress Nancy Shevell in London.

Pierce: It's Rosie to the rescue for Oprah's network

Salt Lake Tribune -
The Oprah Winfrey Network is struggling to find its identity. And find some viewers. Ratings have not been good to date. But Winfrey may have found the show that can get her cable network some buzz.

Laura Dern Threatens Boss; Nobel Winner Aids War-Torn Women: TV

BusinessWeek -
Amy, a walking, chattering nervous breakdown played to the frazzled hilt by Laura Dern, is the vortex of need and bitterness in “Enlightened,” an irresistible new dramedy on HBO.

Ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh dies at 40 after Twitter death prediction

Daily Mail -
Mikey Welsh, the former bassist of Weezer, has passed away from a suspected drug overdose at the age of 40. The father-of-two was found in a hotel room in Chicago yesterday; he was in the city to watch his old band headline the Riot ...

'Kim's Fairytale Wedding': Was it worth the wait?

Entertainment Weekly -
Tonight's E! special Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event was an outrageously elongated affair - and I refer not just to the fact that merely saying its full title would occupy slow-talkers until ...

Dog day for Tiger | Philadelphia Daily News | 2011-10-10

Philadelphia Daily News -
TIGER WOODS unintentionally stole the spotlight in the final round of the Open in San Martin, Calif., yesterday. Woods finished 10 shots behind Bryce Molder, who outlasted Briny Baird in a six-hole playoff after the pair finished regulation at ...

Brewers' sluggers have field day

Boston Globe -
MILWAUKEE - Ryan Braun hit a mammoth 463-foot two-run home run in the first inning of the Brewers' 9-6 win over the Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series yesterday, and all he could talk about was how hard ...

No NBA deal headed into deadline day

NEW YORK -- NBA players and owners still have no deal headed into the deadline day for starting the season on time. Negotiators for the sides agreed to meet Sunday and then huddled for more than five hours before breaking for the night.

Raiders 'just win' for late owner

Boston Globe -
AP / October 10, 2011 HOUSTON - Coach Hue Jackson sank to his knees, buried his face in his hands, and finally released the emotions he'd been holding back.

Rodgers, Packers pour it on after poor start

Boston Globe -
AP / October 10, 2011 ATLANTA - After a sluggish start for Aaron Rodgers and the Super Bowl champs, the result was the same. Another win in Atlanta for the Green Bay Packers.

Want to Find the Higgs Boson? There's an App For That.

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Is your food safe? A rundown of deadly food-borne bacteria -
Listeria, E. coli and salmonella are some of the dangerous bacteria responsible for infecting food and ultimately killing and sickening tens of thousands of Americans BY SONYA COLBERG scolberg@opubco.

Gallup Poll: 'Normal weight' outnumber 'overweight' in US

Los Angeles Times -
Americans every day and in every way seem to be enlisting in the battle of the bulge, and for the first time in three years, they appear to be winning, according to a Gallup Poll released Friday.

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