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Republicans Differ on Why Party Fell Short

Wall Street Journal - ‎44 minutes ago‎
"We have a period of reflection and recalibration ahead," Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the architect of the party's failed effort to take control of the Senate, said in the early hours of Wednesday.
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Hu Sets China Income Target for Xi as Communists Gather

Bloomberg - ‎9 minutes ago‎
President Hu Jintao said China must double per-capita income by 2020, setting a target for the incoming generation of leaders to be unveiled at the close of a Communist Party Congress that started today.
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Senate, House display growing electoral power of women and minorities

Los Angeles Times
37 minutes ago
Written by
Kim Geiger
Senate, House display growing electoral power of women and minorities. Women will hold 20 seats in the Senate, a record high. In the House Democratic caucus, it's projected that white men will no longer be a majority.
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Verizon won't charge Sandy victims for voice and text usage

CNET - ‎1 hour ago‎
Verizon won't charge Sandy victims for voice and text usage. As New York and New Jersey residents struggle to get back on their feet after last week's superstorm, the carrier announces it will waive voice and text charges for a two-week period.
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Syria rebels appear to be shifting strategy in Damascus

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIRUT - Syria's armed opposition, driven back from Damascus in a fierce government counteroffensive last summer, appears to be responding with a revamped strategy that runs through some of the capital's most explosive sectarian and ethnic fault lines.
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Iran to China Threaten Obama's Second-Term Promises

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
After a presidential campaign waged on the domestic terrain of jobs and economic growth, President Barack Obama is confronted by a volatile international environment that will help determine whether he can keep his promise to restore America's prosperity.
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Guatemala Suffers a Major Quake

Wall Street Journal - ‎48 minutes ago‎
MEXICO CITY—A powerful earthquake rocked the coast of Guatemala and southern Mexico on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people and toppling buildings in poor neighborhoods.
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Greece lawmakers back austerity cuts amid protests

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Lawmakers in Greece have narrowly backed a fresh round of austerity measures, despite violent protests across the country. The austerity package aimed at securing the next round of bailout funds was passed with 153 MPs in favour - a majority of just three.
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Karachi truck bomb targets government security force

The Guardian - ‎29 minutes ago‎
A suicide bomber has smashed a truck packed with explosives into housing for a paramilitary force protecting Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, killing at least one person in the resulting blast, according to officials.
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Shore Towns Evacuate as Snow Falls in Areas Hit by Sandy

Businessweek - ‎43 minutes ago‎
New York Flights to Halt, N.J. Towns Evacuate as New Storm Nears. Trisha McAvoy carries bedding to her car while evacuating from her home due to an approaching storm on November 6, 2012 in Brick Township, New Jersey.
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Californians OK $6 billion tax increase

The Seattle Times - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Californians OK $6 billion tax increase. Without the revenue from the tax measure, Gov. Jerry Brown said California would need to cut $6 billion a year in spending, mostly from the state's education system.
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Stocks plunge: Dow's worst day of the year

53 minutes ago
Written by
Hibah Yousuf
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A sell-off on Wall Street gained momentum Wednesday, with the Dow closing below 13,000 for the first time in three months, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election ...
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Wal-Mart unveils Black Friday deals

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Wal-Mart wants you to forget Black Friday this year. Instead, the store is kicking off some of its hottest "Black Friday" deals on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 8 p.m.. The retailer says its best deals will be on electronics, ...
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Lenovo Q2 net profit rises 13% on solid PC sales

MarketWatch - ‎12 minutes ago‎
By Juro Osawa. --Lenovo Group's net profit for the second quarter rises 13% from a year earlier, beating analysts' forecasts.
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US and China: Worlds apart but much in common

CNN - ‎50 minutes ago‎
In space of one week, world's two great powers decide their immediate futures; Beijing has cautioned U.S. politicians to treat China with respect; U.S.
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For Sasha and Malia Obama, four more years as the first daughters

Washington Post
7 hours ago
Written by
Krissah Thompson
When her father's second term as president is up, Malia Obama will be 18 years old and entering into adulthood. She and her younger sister, Sasha, will have spent their formative years in the White House, a place that their parents have attempted to shape ...
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Judge rejects request to block Dish AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime

SlashGear - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ah, commercials. They're convenient for those times you want to grab more snacks without missing any of your show, and maddening when you just want to watch TV without seemingly endless commercials.
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Microsoft Office for iOS and Android: Too little, too late

CITEworld - ‎11 hours ago‎
Microsoft will release Office for Android and iOS devices early next year, The Verge is reporting, lending more weight to rumors that have been circulating since early this year.
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Box Office Report: 'Skyfall' Tracking for Huge Weekend in North American Debut

Hollywood Reporter - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Sam Mendes' Skyfall -- returning Daniel Craig to the role of 007 for a third time -- should cross $70 million in its domestic debut this weekend, besting the $67.5 million debut of Quantum of Solace in mid-November 2008.
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Jermaine Jackson Petitions to Change His Last Name to Something a Little ...

E! Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Why would Jermaine Jackson ever want to get rid of his famous surname? He wouldn't. Michael Jackson's older brother filed a name change petition on Tuesday in Los Angeles, E! News confirms, but he's not exactly changing his last name—just giving the ...
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Three-pointers: LeBron James, Heat make light work of Nets in romp

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ben Golliver. The Miami Heat blew out the Brooklyn Nets 103-73 [RECAP | BOX] at the American Airlines Arena on Wednesday night in the first meeting between the two teams this season.
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Pistons battle Kings, but fall short

Detroit Free Press - ‎16 minutes ago‎
SACRAMENTO -- A Marcus Thornton triple with 1:13 left was the key basket Wednesday night as the Pistons fell to 0-5 on the season with a 105-103 loss to the Kings.
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NHL lockout: Negotiations provide hope, but no reason to stay home - ‎36 minutes ago‎
As the NHL and NHLPA spent Wednesday at a secret location in New York for a second straight day of marathon talks, there once again was little that hockey fans could do except watch, wait, hope and look for any signs of progress—or lack thereof.
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Blake Griffin plays against Spurs despite injured elbow

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Coach Vinny Del Negro said that the Clippers were concerned about Blake Griffin's burst bursa sac in his right elbow, but that his All-Star power forward was feeling well enough to play against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
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Celts avoid Wash.-out

Boston Herald - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The path to .500 was so belabored last night, the Celtics [team stats] came off the floor suffering from altitude sickness. You would never know they had just struggled to beat the Washington Wizards for the second straight game, this time 100-94 in overtime.
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When did humans get smart? Maybe a lot earlier than some thought.

Christian Science Monitor
6 hours ago
Written by
Peter Spotts
Christian Science Monitor. Advertisements. When did humans get smart? Maybe a lot earlier than some thought. A find in South Africa suggests that humans had mastered the skill of producing small stone blades - and could pass on the know-how - as early ...
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Super-Earth Discovered in Star's Habitable Zone

Discovery News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The family of planets circling a relatively close dwarf star has grown to six, including a potential rocky world at least seven times more massive than Earth that is properly located for liquid water to exist on its surface, a condition believed to be necessary for life.
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Obama finally talks climate change; green industry wants more

Los Angeles Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Jacquie Ayala, left, and Amanda Lawrence stand in a flooded street in Miami Beach. After skirting the issue for much of the election, President Obama discussed global warming in his acceptance speech.
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Statins may lower risk of cancer death

Los Angeles Times
5 hours ago
Written by
Monte Morin
If you take statins to lower your cholesterol, you may also be lowering your risk of death from cancer, new research suggests. A report published in Thursday's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine is one of a number of recent papers suggesting that ...
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Probe rolls, as pharmacy board boss axed

Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
After firing the state's pharmacy board director for failing to act on complaints, state health officials said yesterday they are still combing through thousands of documents for any signs of poor judgment at the board that oversaw a Framingham compounding ...