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On healthcare reform, House lawmakers get past the abortion hurdle

Christian Science Monitor - Gail Russell Chaddock - ‎21 minutes ago‎
To pass a healthcare reform bill, addressing abortion is necessary in order to get the support of conservative Democrats. Lobbyists for Catholic bishops were part of the negotiation.

Ford Hood massacre raises question: What is the cost of war?

Salt Lake Tribune - Peg Mcentee - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Just a glimpse of that thin face, those intense blue eyes, is heart-rending: another man, barely out of childhood, dead in the war.

With the Berlin Wall Just a Memory, German Divisions Fade

New York Times - Nicholas Kulish - ‎7 hours ago‎
BERLIN - “The Quiz of the Germans,” a lighthearted entry amid a crush of serious examinations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, pitted three West German celebrities seated behind the sloping hood of an old ...

Afghanistan government accuses foreign officials of interfering

Los Angeles Times - Karim Sharifi - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Afghan Foreign Ministry says a UN envoy's demands 'violated respect for Afghanistan's national sovereignty.' A NATO airstrike that killed Afghan soldiers and police threatens to worsen tensions.

World leaders hope for climate deal

Aljazeera.net - ‎18 hours ago‎
by 25 to 40 per cent [GALLO/GETTY] At least 40 world leaders have said they will attend climate change talks in Denmark next month, but there are still fears that there will be few tangible results after preparatory meetings ended with scant progress.

Nato commander wants UK troops 'out of harm's way' for general election

guardian.co.uk - ‎33 minutes ago‎
America's top general in Afghanistan believes Britain's 9000 troops should be removed out of "harm's way" because the Taliban will target them in the run- up to next year's general election, it was reported last night.

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On Health Care, Democrats Play Down Election Results

New York Times - Adam Nagourney - ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
WASHINGTON - When Democrats lost races for governor in New Jersey and Virginia this week, officials in both parties suggested that the outcome could undermine President Obama's push for a health care bill, scaring off politically ...
Obama cedes the center Washington Post

Lawyer Cites Mental Illness in Shooting

New York Times - Shaila Dewan, Amy Green - ‎2 hours ago‎
ORLANDO, Fla. - The lawyer for the man accused of shooting six people, one fatally, at an Orlando office building on Friday told reporters after a court appearance on Saturday that his client was “very, very mentally ill.

Seattle police update on Brenton homicide investigation

Seattle Times - John de Leon - ‎39 minutes ago‎
On the afternoon of November 6th , 2009, Seattle Police Homicide detectives received a tip about a Datsun 210 matching the description of a possible suspect vehicle used in the slaying of Officer Tim Brenton.
Shooting suspect condition upgraded Seattle Post Intelligencer

Mixed response to transaction tax idea

BBC News - Andrew Walker - ‎42 minutes ago‎
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown certainly caused a stir at the G20 finance ministers meeting in St Andrews when he suggested a tax on financial transactions, sometimes called a Tobin tax after the Nobel Prize winning economist ...

US Jobless Rate At 26 Year Record

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
By REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US jobless rate unexpectedly jumped to 10.2 percent last month, a 26-1/2-year high, adding to pressure on the Obama administration to do more to tackle unemployment even as signs of recovery mount.

Treasury Blocks Fannie Tax Credit Sale

Wall Street Journal - Nick Timiraos - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US Treasury blocked Fannie Mae's proposed sale of nearly $3 billion in low-income housing tax credits to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Friday after concluding that the deal was too costly for taxpayers.

Apple Readies 'World Mode' iPhone, Report Says

PC World - Paul Suarez - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new report from OTR Global says Apple plans to release a UMTS/CDMA hybrid iPhone in the third quarter of 2010. If true, the new iPhone will play nice with Verizon's network and spell an end to AT&T's exclusivity contract in the US -- which is already ...

Beatles Albums Removed From Download Site BlueBeat

eWeek - Nathan Eddy - ‎8 hours ago‎
Get back to where you once belonged: Judge approves a temporary restraining order for digital music site BlueBeat.com over sale of Beatles songs.

War Game Aims for Record Sales

Los Angeles Business Journal - Charles Proctor - ‎1 hour ago‎
Activision Blizzard Inc. will soon take the wraps off of what's predicted to be the biggest video game of the year - and maybe even the best-seller of all time.

Rihanna describes night of attack by Chris Brown

Reuters - Jill Serjeant, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎20 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Rihanna broke her silence on Friday about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her, saying he had bitten her, put her in a headlock and left her bleeding and swollen.

'Disney's A Christmas Carol Sings To The Top Of The Saturday Box Office

MTV.com - Adam Rosenberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
Welcome to the MTV Movies Blog, updated throughout the day with exclusive movie news, trailers, interviews and more. Our team of film experts joins with celebrity contributors - from Eli Roth to Judd Apatow - to ensure that when it comes to the hottest ...

Kristen Stewart surprises revealing secrets of 'New Moon' and 'Eclipse'

HitFix - ‎2 hours ago‎
What a difference a year makes. During the press train for "Twilight" 12 months ago, Kristen Stewart looked increasingly ill at ease whether she was doing a one on one interview, appearing on a TV talk show or making a public appearance to promote what ...

Zenyatta captures Breeders' Cup Classic

Sports Network - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Champion mare Zenyatta came from last to win the 26th running of the Breeders' Cup Classic to conclude the two-day $25.5 million Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

Haye takes heavyweight title from Valuev

MiamiHerald.com - ‎18 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network Briton David Haye scored a 12-round majority decision over 7-foot Russian giant Nikolai Valuev to capture the WBA heavyweight championship.

Final: Alabama 24, LSU 15

ESPN - ‎15 minutes ago‎
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 3 Alabama remained unbeaten Saturday with a come-from behind 24-15 victory over No. 9 LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Residents line up for flu vaccine

Shelby Star - Rebecca Clark - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Many Cleveland County residents rolled up their sleeves and bared their arms Saturday to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine. The Cleveland County Health Department held a drive-thru to administer the vaccine to the public this weekend after receiving a large ...

What they're saying in Colorado about health-care reform

Denver Business Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Here's a roundup of comments from Coloradans this week on the health-care reform proposal before the US House of Representatives.

Sick kitty was nothing to sneeze at

Chicago Tribune - William Mullen - ‎7 hours ago‎
A 16-pound orange tabby in Ames, Iowa, did something last month that will now and forevermore have a lot of cat lovers taking care to sneeze into their sleeves.

Casino Denies Man Jackpot: Hey Bill Seebeck, Give Us Our $166M Back

CBS News - Carlin DeGuerin Miller - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
TAMPA (CBS) Florida gambler Bill Seebeck was sure he'd hit the jackpot -- literally. He says the slot machine he was playing flashed a winning sum of more than $166 million.

California cities act to ban cat declawing

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
LA is among those rushing to prohibit the practice before a state law backed by a group of vets says they can't. By Maria L. La Ganga and Anne Colby Reporting from San Francisco and Beverly Hills - The law of unintended consequences has seldom been ...

36 Hours in Nashville

New York Times - Keith Mulvihill - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
NASHVILLE isn't nicknamed Music City for nothing. Singers, songwriters and pickers - not to mention their toe-tapping admirers - have been pouring into the Tennessee capital for decades.

Russia's Conquering Zeros

Wall Street Journal - Masha Gessen - ‎22 hours ago‎
It may be no accident that, while some of the best American mathematical minds worked to solve one of the century's hardest problems—the Poincaré Conjecture—it was a Russian mathematician working in Russia who, early in this decade, ...

Babies are found to cry in their mother tongue

Los Angeles Times - Karen Kaplan - ‎22 hours ago‎
Just days after birth, German and French infants' wails mimicked the patterns of their native languages. Researchers believe they started to pick up on the melodies in the third trimester.