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Obama talks Libya and Biden's swimsuit on "Daily Show"

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama joked that his vice president looked good in a swimsuit and said screw-ups can happen in government as he discussed the Libya controversy, mixing comedy and serious issues in an appearance on "The ...
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US Marriage Act Is Unfair to Gays, Court Panel Says

New York Times
59 minutes ago
Written by
John Schwartz
The 2-to-1 ruling, by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, came as the panel struck down the federal law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
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Boy Scouts child abuse files: Can the organization withstand their release?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Boy Scouts child abuse files: Can the organization withstand their release? In recent years, the Boy Scouts of America has implemented many new guidelines to protect against new abuse.
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Romney romping in key poll

New York Daily News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Mitt Romney opens a stunning 7-point lead over President Obama in latest Gallup poll. Daily tracking poll reveals Romney widens to a 52%-45% advantage nationally among likely voters.
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FDA finds fungus in steroid shots, meningitis toll rises

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. health officials made their first confirmation of the presence of a deadly fungus in one of three lots of steroids tied to a national meningitis outbreak as the death toll rose to 20 on Thursday.
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On the Call: Google CEO Larry Page

ABC News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Google Inc.'s online advertising growth decelerated in the third quarter, renewing concerns about whether the Internet search leader might be getting hurt as more people surf the Web on smartphones and tablet computers instead of desktop and laptop ...
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Airstrikes Syria kill at least 43, activists say

CTV News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
BEIRUT -- Government airstrikes on rebel areas in northern Syria killed at least 43 people and levelled buildings, forcing residents to search mounds of rubble for bodies trapped underneath, anti-regime activists said Thursday.
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Australia wins seat on UN Security Council

Herald Sun - ‎23 minutes ago‎
The Prime Minister, speaking at a gathering of department staff and officials of foreign missions in Canberra, has ranked her predecessor Kevin Rudd first among all those deserving thanks in what she called a long and difficult process to win the seat.
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Terror arrest highlights New York's spot on target list

USA TODAY - ‎3 hours ago‎
Police stand in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Wednesday n New York City after a Bangladeshi national was arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up the bank.
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Top bankers urge Washington to avoid fiscal cliff

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top financial industry executives urged the Obama administration and Congress on Thursday to stop automatic fiscal austerity measures from kicking in at year-end, but did not propose fresh ideas for replacing those harsh budget ...
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Ariz. woman guilty of imprisonment in baby case

Houston Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona woman has been convicted of unlawful imprisonment in the disappearance nearly three years ago of her infant son.
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At Newsweek, Ending Print and a Blend of Two Styles

New York Times (blog) - ‎30 minutes ago‎
9:27 p.m. | Updated. From the start, it was an unwieldy melding of two newsrooms: a legacy print magazine, Newsweek, combined with an irreverent digital news site, The Daily Beast.
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Softbank CEO won't rule out bid for MetroPCS: WSJ

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Reuters) - Japan's Softbank Corp (9984.T), which is set to buy a 70 percent stake in U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp (S.
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Morgan Stanley Revamp Tests Investors' Patience

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
By AARON LUCCHETTI · Morgan Stanley posted a $1 billion third-quarter loss thanks to an accounting charge, and the company's shares tumbled after modest growth in its retail brokerage failed to quell concerns that the firm's turnaround is moving too ...
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Paul Ryan Uses Bill Clinton's Words Against His Democratic Opponents

ABC News (blog) - ‎34 minutes ago‎
FT. MYERS, Fla. - Paul Ryan responded to comments President Bill Clinton made Thursday while stumping for President Barack Obama, using them as ammunition aimed right back at his Democratic opponents.
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Ann Romney discusses abortion views on 'The View'

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
One week after conquering an overtly hostile kitchen on ABC's “Good Morning America,” Ann Romney bravely rushed in again where her husband apparently feared to tread, sitting with the sharp-tongued, non-conservative Ladies of ABC's daytime talker, ...
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Poll: Obama Leads in Wisconsin, Iowa

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
MILWAUKEE—President Barack Obama retains steady leads over Mitt Romney in Wisconsin and Iowa, two battlegrounds drawing increased attention in the final sprint to Election Day, according to new polls conducted just before and after Tuesday's ...
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'Meh' earnings a sideshow to the real Microsoft story

1 hour ago
Written by
Charles Cooper
'Meh' earnings a sideshow to the real Microsoft story. The ongoing decline in the PC biz led to a forgettable quarter, but Microsoft's real test starts next week with what its CEO accurately describes as a "new era.
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$249 Samsung Chromebook Unveiled by Google; Expect Competition from ...

Latinos Post - ‎55 minutes ago‎
(Photo : Google Chromebook Blog) USA Today says Chromebooks are virus-free machines that start up within a matter of seconds—10 seconds to be exact.
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'Paranormal 4' is no more than a ghost of first films

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
Comments. Franchise's latest adds webcams and night vision, but no new scares. Review: 'Paranormal Activity 4'. Don't look for anything new, aside from the recording technology, in found footage fright film 'Paranormal Activity 4,' starring Kathryn Newton.
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Britney Spears Drug Allegation Bombshell Kicks Off Defamation Trial

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The battle between Britney Spears' parents and her ex-manager has already gotten ugly. An attorney for Sam Lutfi, who is suing Jamie and Lynne Spears for libel, described in court his client as a concerned friend who "worked very hard to keep Britney ...
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John Hawkes faced challenges playing man in iron lung in 'The Sessions'

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
When you play a man who can only move his face 90 degrees, it requires nothing more than using your head. “He is a human being. That's where it starts,” says John Hawkes, who stars in “The Sessions” (opening Friday).
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Rolling Stones rehearsing 70 songs for upcoming gigs

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Mick Jagger said the Rolling Stones had rehearsed around 70 songs for a series of 50th anniversary concerts later this year, and guitarist Keith Richards assured fans the veteran British rockers would "deliver".
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Taylor Swift paints love "Red" in new album

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift has won over a legion of devoted fans in the past six years with her raw, honest lyrics of romance and heartbreak.
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Tigers rout Yankees 8-1 for 4-game ALCS sweep - ‎4 minutes ago‎
DETROIT (AP) -- One win from the World Series. Rainy or not, the Detroit Tigers will have to wait. Game 4 of the AL championship series between the Tigers and New York Yankees was postponed because of a stormy forecast Wednesday night - although ...
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Seahawks Lead 49ers 6-3 at Half

ABC News - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Steven Hauschka kicked two field goals and the Seattle Seahawks took a 6-3 halftime lead over the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night with first place in the NFC West at stake.
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Bettman rejects NHLPA's offers, returns to New York

USA TODAY - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Bettman rejects NHLPA's offers, returns to New York. Kevin M AllenShare. Comments. 2012-10-18-bettman-gary. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will return to New York after the league rejected the players' counterproposals.
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New Carbon-Dating Metric Discovered at the Bottom of a Japanese Lake

Latinos Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ancient organic material such as leaves and twigs found at the bottom of Lake Suigetsu in Japan show promise in providing scientists with more accurate metrics for carbon dating.
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For Mars rover Curiosity, at last, it's dinnertime. On the menu: dirt.

Christian Science Monitor
2 hours ago
Written by
Peter Spotts
For Mars rover Curiosity, at last, it's dinnertime. On the menu: dirt. It's period of painstaking preparations over, the Mars rover Curiosity has at long last ingested a sample of soil for analysis by its on-board chemistry lab.
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Too hot to handle: Triassic temps may have killed tropical species

Ars Technica
3 hours ago
Written by
John Timmer
When ecologists talk about climate change, they tend to recognize there will be winners and losers. While it could drive some species to extinction, others will migrate readily to follow their shifting habitats or adapt to the changing conditions.
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AACR: Hay Fever, Asthma Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer Death

Doctors Lounge - ‎2 hours ago‎
People with both hay fever and asthma have a modestly reduced risk of dying from colorectal cancer, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, ...