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Voters Give Romney Better Grades for Leadership, Polls in 3 States Find

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is seen by more voters in three battleground states as a strong leader after his dominant debate performance last week, but perceptions that the economy is improving remain a buttress for President Obama as the 2012 campaign ...
Poll: Romney edges Obama in Colo., narrows gap in Wis.
Despite debate loss, Obama still has a majority of N.J. votes, says poll
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Biden, Ryan cram for big debate - ‎43 minutes ago‎
With Thursday's Vice Presidential debate looming, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are busy preparing for their big moments. VP debates aren't likely to tip the course of the election, but many of them remain memorable.
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Syrian passenger plane flying from Moscow forced to land in Ankara

The Guardian - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Turkey scrambled fighter planes to force a Syrian passenger jet to land and seized what it suspected was military equipment being ferried from Russia to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
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Orioles suddenly failing in all phases - ‎32 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK Coming into Wednesday night's ALDS Game 3 at Yankee Stadium, the Baltimore Orioles were 16-2 in extra-inning games on the year - a blemish-free 16-0 against everyone but the New York Yankees, and 0-2 against the one team standing between them ...
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Spanish Treasury Official Says Cut by S&P Unexpected, Negative

Bloomberg - ‎53 minutes ago‎
The decision by Standard & Poor's to cut Spain's credit rating was unexpected and negative for the country, Ignacio Fernandez-Palomero Morales, deputy head of the nation's Treasury, said at a conference in Tokyo today.
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House Republicans Go After the Obama Administration over Benghazi Attack

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jay Newton-Small | @JNSmall | October 10, 2012 | + Fire damage in the main compound villa at the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Oct. 3, 2012 House Republicans held a hearing Wednesday on what, exactly, happened in Benghazi on Sept.
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Pakistan offers $100000 reward for capture of gunman who shot teenage activist - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The Pakistan Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attempted assassination on Tuesday. Provincial officials have announced a 10m-rupee (about £70000) reward for information leading to the capture of the gunmen involved in the attack.
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Justices Clash on Affirmative Action

Wall Street Journal - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By JESS BRAVIN WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to curb racial preferences in university admissions, after 80 minutes of intense argument revealed deep fissures among justices' views on the pursuit of diversity in higher ...
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Trapped worker freed in deadly Fla. garage collapse

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
Firefighters look over the rubble after a section of a parking garage under construction at the Miami-Dade College campus collapsed in Doral, Fla.
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Toyota recall involves record number of cars. Is yours included?

Christian Science Monitor (blog)
57 minutes ago
Written by
Laurent Belsie
Just as Toyota was putting its quality woes in its rearview mirror, the Japanese automaker hit another mechanical snafu forcing its biggest worldwide recall yet.
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BAE and EADS Merger Talks Disintegrate

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
By MARK SCOTT and NICOLA CLARK An effort to create a European behemoth in aerospace and military manufacturing to rival Boeing of the United States has collapsed amid political divisions involving Britain, France and Germany.
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Foreclosures fall to 5-year low

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Les Christie @CNNMoney October 11, 2012: 2:21 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The wave of foreclosures hitting the nation's housing market has been much less severe than anticipated, with foreclosure filings at their lowest level in five years last ...
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China to 'lose out' by Tokyo IMF no-shows: Lagarde

AFP - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By Kyoko Hasegawa (AFP) - 6 minutes ago TOKYO - China will "lose out" by not sending its top two finance officials to global economic talks in Japan this week, the IMF's chief said Thursday, weighing into a bitter dispute between the Asian giants.
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For Lenovo, Global PC Crown Is No Longer Enough

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Juro Osawa Lenovo Group Ltd. has been crowned the world's largest PC maker by shipments for the first time according to one research data, but the Chinese company isn't celebrating just yet.
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At MobileCon 2012, LG surges where others hang back

32 minutes ago
Written by
Jessica Dolcourt
LG makes a play for the top-tier market with a couple of new devices and a review unit of its LG Optimus G flagship phone. by Jessica Dolcourt LG didn't just show off the Optimus G superphone; it kicked off the review process with a surprise handout.
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Tattle: Lindsay to mom: I want my 40G back

Philadelphia Daily News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
THERE'S trouble once more in Lohan-dia. Cops were called to the Lohan family home in Mineola, NY, Wednesday morning after Lindsay and her mom, Dina, got into a verbal spat, apparently over money.
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'Seven Psychopaths': Crime comedy is a little too bloody clever

The Seattle Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
A review of "Seven Psychopaths,' a movie about the making of a movie with the same name as the actual movie. It's so self-referential and self-impressed with its own cleverness, as it comments archly on movie clichés and then indulges in them, ...
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National Book Award finalists announced

Washington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
Stories about the Iraq war hold a prominent place in this year's National Book Award nominations. “The Yellow Birds,” a debut novel by Iraq vet Kevin Powers, and “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,” the first novel by Ben Fountain, are among the five ...
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Jose Valverde plans to shake off Game 4, be ready for Tigers tonight

Detroit Free Press - ‎31 minutes ago‎
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jose Valverde's booming baritone is the voice that often fills the Tigers' clubhouse. Yet it was hard to hear Wednesday night in the bowels of Colisuem.
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Lance Armstrong was at center of sophisticated doping program, agency says

Dallas Morning News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Details of the case against Lance Armstrong, who spoke in August at the World Cancer Congress in Montreal, Quebec, fill a 202-page account.
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Sanchez Is the Starter for the Jets, Until He Isn't

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Mark Sanchez, who seems to be everyone's favorite target, took a spot in front of his locker, as he usually does on Wednesdays.
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Giants force a decisive Game 5 with Reds

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎50 minutes ago‎
CINCINNATI - So many unusual things moved San Francisco to the verge of an unprecedented comeback Wednesday in its National League division series with Cincinnati.
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Mice learn songs in similar way to humans and birds

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC World Service US researchers say that mice may have the ability to learn songs based on the sounds they hear.
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Strange star spiral offers clues to sun's fate

Fox News - ‎14 hours ago‎
An intriguing spiral structure surrounding a pulsing red giant star may be offering a preview of how the sun will behave at the end of its life.
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Stroke sufferers are getting younger due to poor diet: researchers - ‎1 hour ago‎
The average of someone suffering a stroke has fallen from 71 years in 1993/4 to 69 years in 2005 and study published in the journal Neurology found.
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Roche, Lilly drugs set for Alzheimer's prevention trial

Reuters - ‎14 hours ago‎
By Ransdell Pierson | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Experimental Alzheimer's drugs from Roche Holding AG and Eli Lilly & Co have been selected for a high-profile clinical trial to test whether it is possible to prevent the brain-wasting disease from developing ...
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Does HPV Vaccination Lead To An Increase In Sex? No

Medical News Today - ‎48 minutes ago‎
One of the concerns regarding vaccinating adolescent girls against HPV infection was whether they might become more sexually active.
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Wood-Ridge football program will don pink socks for breast cancer awareness - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY SUSAN JOY CLARK The Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Junior Football & Cheering Program will change the town colors from blue and white to blue and pink for one game in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Citing privacy concerns, US panel urges end to secret DNA testing

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Sharon Begley | NEW YORK (Reuters) - They're called discreet DNA samples, and the Elk Grove, California, genetic-testing company easyDNA says it can handle many kinds, from toothpicks to tampons.