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Obama and Romney, neck and neck, hit campaign trail for final push

Washington Post - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Video: While campaigning in Delray Beach, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama said the most serious issue in the White House race is who voters can trust.
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Apple Unveils iPad Mini

Wall Street Journal
15 minutes ago
Written by
Ian Sherr
Apple officially unveiled the new iPad Mini among a slew of other new products in time for the holiday season. Apple says it has sold 100 million iPads to date, and 94% of Fortune 500 companies use the device.
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Facebook Posts Loss, But Emphasizes Mobile Growth

Wall Street Journal - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By JOHN LETZING And BEN FOX RUBIN · Facebook Inc. posted a quarterly loss Tuesday as costs mounted, but the social site also issued some encouraging data on its progress in making money from mobile phone use.
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Did Justin Timberlake Invite 'NSYNC To His Wedding?

MTV.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
We're going to assume that when a curly topped Justin Timberlake sang the words "This I Promise You" as 'NSYNC's frontman, he wasn't talking about his fellow bandmates' invitations to his future wedding.
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Syrian warplanes strike rebel-held town in north

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Free Syrian Army fighter shoots his machine gun towards Syrian Army positions in the Amriya district of Aleppo. (Photo: Manu Brabo, AP).
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IAF strikes Gaza Strip following volley of rockets

Jerusalem Post - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Two Hamas gunmen killed, another wounded in IAF strike; seven rockets hit open field in Eshkol region; IDF officer critically injured in a roadside bomb earlier in the day, PM vows "very hard" response.
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Wary Jamaica braces for Tropical Storm Sandy, forecast to hit island as hurricane

Fox News - ‎19 minutes ago‎
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaicans on Tuesday stocked up on supplies and reinforced roofs ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy, which is expected to hit the island of posh resorts and sprawling shantytowns as a hurricane with lashing rain and wind.
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5 Italian officials quit in protest over convictions tied to quake warning

Los Angeles Times - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Earthquake ROME -- A government official and four experts from an agency that advises Italian authorities in emergencies resigned Tuesday in protest after a court convicted seven experts for failing to give sufficient warning before a devastating earthquake ...
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Teenage brothers charged in NJ girl's death

Houston Chronicle - ‎32 minutes ago‎
CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) - Two teenage brothers were charged Tuesday with murdering a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the weekend, prompting a frantic search by her small hometown until her body was found stuffed into a home recycling bin.
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California surfer killed in shark attack off Vandenberg Air Force Base beach

Fox News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Authorities say a California surfer has been killed by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says in a statement that the attack Tuesday morning was witnessed by a friend of the victim who ...
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Dow Skids Over 200, Led by DD; Apple Falls 3%

CNBC.com - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Stocks closed sharply lower across the board Tuesday, with the Dow logging its worst one-day drop since June, pressured by several disappointing quarterly results and amid renewed fears over Spain's weak economy.
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Netflix's third-quarter earnings tumble amid global expansion

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Netflix Inc. on Tuesday reported a dramatic 88% drop in its third-quarter earnings, as the movie subscription service continues to invest in global expansion.
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Romney, Ryan start final sprint in Nevada

USA TODAY - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Paul Ryan, left, and Mitt Romney campaigned in Nevada after the final presidential debate. (Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images).
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Obama, Romney bolt to the battlegrounds for final campaign blitz

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The closing chapter of the 2012 presidential race will be written in just a handful of states, as the candidates launch a feverish blitz of the battlegrounds that will determine who takes the oath of office come Inauguration Day.
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Ann Romney wears de la Renta for debate

USA TODAY
2 hours ago
Written by
Arienne Thompson
Barack Obama greets his wife Michelle at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22 at Lynn University. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN AFP/Getty Images).
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13-Inch Apple MacBook Pros Compared: Is Retina Display Worth It?

PC Magazine
31 minutes ago
Written by
Brian Westover
MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13"). We expected a lot of things from Apple's event today, but we didn't expect everything.
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Apple slims down iMac, eliminates DVD drive

The Associated Press - ‎8 minutes ago‎
(AP) - 1 minute ago. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Apple unveiled a new version of its iMac desktop computer that's one-fifth the thickness of the old model around the edges.
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Report: Layoffs, Office Closures at Zynga

PC Magazine - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Game maker Zynga has allegedly laid off more than 100 employees from its Austin office, allowing them only two hours to pack their things and leave the building.
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Windows RT OEMs unveil pricing for Surface wannabes

Register - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Analysis With the ARM-based version of Microsoft's Surface tablets due to launch in less than three days, rival PC makers are only now beginning to unveil details of their own Windows RT devices.
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Britney Spears' self-styled manager testifies in defamation lawsuit

Fox News - ‎54 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears' self-styled manager took the stand in his defamation lawsuit against her parents on Tuesday, claiming he acted to protect her from paparazzi and others during a critical period in her life.
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James Cameron to Direct 'The Informationist' (Exclusive)

Hollywood Reporter - ‎2 hours ago‎
The filmmaker, known for his tough female protagonists in movies ranging from Aliens to Terminator 2 to Dark Angel, has taken a shine to The Informationist, a novel by Taylor Stevens, whose main character has been compared to Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth ...
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Marlins Fire Guillen After Only One Season

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Guillen's fate was about the only open question left after the Marlins finished 69-93, last in the National League East, after having gone on a spending spree last off-season that included signing Guillen to a four-year, $10 million contract and Jose Reyes, the ...
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San Francisco Giants fans go to great lengths to get World Series tickets

San Jose Mercury News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
San Francisco Giants fans are going to some pretty crazy lengths to get their hands on World Series tickets. They're willing to go on hunger strikes, drive across the state or even paint your house to get into AT&T Park.
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When pressed, John Farrell has answers

Boston.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
farrellfinnjd1023.jpg. By Chad Finn, Boston.com Columnist. If you're a Red Sox fan, Tuesday was about fresh starts and finding those long-lost reasons for optimism.
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IOC president Jacques Rogge says Lance Armstrong doping scandal is 'shocking'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎15 minutes ago‎
IOC president Jacques Rogge says Lance Armstrong doping scandal is 'shocking'. The most senior official in world sport, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has condemned Lance Armstrong's systemised doping as ”a real ...
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Mars Methane Mystery: Curiosity Rover May Find New Clues

Space.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
There's growing buzz about data gleaned by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, specifically over the issue of methane detection on the Red Planet.
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Sun unleashes intense X-class flare; active sunspot region rotating towards Earth

Washington Post (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Via NASA: “A solar flare on Oct. 22, 2012, as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)”The sun belted out the most powerful type of solar flare Monday night, known as an X-class flare (the weaker flare classes are M-class, medium-sized, and ...
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Soyuz spacecraft launches 32 fish, hippo to space station

Fox News - ‎9 hours ago‎
A Russian Soyuz rocket launches the Soyuz TMA-06M space capsule into orbit carrying three new members of the International Space Station's Expedition 33 crew on Oct. 23, 2012.
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When caffeine kills: energy drinks under the spotlight

NBCNews.com (blog) - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By Maggie Fox and Linda Carroll. Does this sound like you? Two cups of coffee in the morning, a coffee break at 11 or so, another cup in the afternoon and a cup after dinner?
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Busy safety net clinics eye possible Medicaid expansion

Tonganoxie Mirror - ‎52 minutes ago‎
On a recent Thursday, Matt Willis sat in the lobby of Health Care Access in Lawrence waiting for treatment for an upper respiratory illness.

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