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Obama Warns North Korea in Speech

New York Times - Martin Fackler - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mr. Obama called North Korea a starving nation whose economic failures were made evident by the darkness of the country when viewed from space.
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CNN - Emanuella Grinberg, Jim Spellman - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- An e-book that was for sale on that appeared to defend pedophilia has sparked hundreds of angry user comments and threats to boycott the online retailer unless it pulled the title.
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Panel weighs deep federal budget cuts to trim deficit

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas, Lisa Mascaro - ‎2 hours ago‎
Some lawmakers say the draft plan, which would revamp the tax code, wouldn't survive Congress. Erskine Bowles, left, and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson are co-chairmen of the president's bipartisan fiscal commission.
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For Nashville's Royalty, the Shake-Up Goes On

New York Times - Jon Caramanica - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn and Miranda Lambert performed “Coal Miner's Daughter” at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night.

What we know about Cecil Newton and the Holy Zion Center of Deliverance - Ben Kercheval - ‎2 hours ago‎
There are a lot of layers in the Cam Newton controversy - probably more than we realize and some of them, I'm sure, will be revealed with time.

Cigarette Packs to Show Corpses, Cancer Patients (PICTURES)

CBS News - Joshua Norman - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CBS/AP) Can the federal government scare cigarette smokers into stopping with a new campaign of horrific images to be placed on cigarette packages?

Alaska May Offer a View to Future Elections

New York Times - Matt Bai - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - It's tempting to write off anything that happens in Alaska politics as just plain weird, the result of irregular sunlight or too many low-altitude flights.

Iraq parliament 'breaks deadlock'

BBC News - Jim Muir - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The Iraqi parliament is due to meet after a reported breakthrough in negotiations to form a new government. Negotiations have been in deadlock since elections in March.

Gwyneth Paltrow sings her brains out at the CMA Awards

Entertainment Weekly - Ken Tucker - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gwyneth Paltrow was at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night enduring Coldplay jokes from Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley because she has a movie to plug, the upcoming Country Strong.

FCC Investigates Google Street View

New York Times - Edward Wyatt - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it was investigating whether Google had violated laws when it collected Wi-Fi data as part of its Street View photo project.

Randy Moss sorry about Vikes stint

Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Herald wire services Randy Moss says he's sorry things didn't work out in Minnesota and that he isn't upset with the Vikings or coach Brad Childress for waiving him.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab Is iPad's First Real Rival

Wall Street Journal - Walter S. Mossberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
After seven months of unchallenged prominence, Apple's hot-selling iPad now has its first credible competitor in the nascent market for multitouch consumer tablet computers: the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Fighting despair in Haiti - ‎28 minutes ago‎
It seems uncommonly cruel and unjust that a nation as devastated as Haiti is facing the threat of a cholera epidemic even as it struggles to cope with the aftermath of a tropical storm.

"Conan" loses one-third of TV audience on 2nd night

Reuters - Jill Serjeant, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎4 hours ago‎
Comedian Conan O'Brien is shown on stage during the premiere of his new late night talk show on TBS 'Conan'at the Warner Bros.

Home Seizures in U.S. Decline 9% as States Probe Foreclosures

Bloomberg - Dan Levy - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Home seizures in the US fell 9 percent in October from the previous month, the biggest decline in a year, as attorneys general began a nationwide probe into lender foreclosure practices, according to ...

Oakland elects first female mayor after close race

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jean Quan has been elected Oakland's next mayor, becoming the city's first female mayor and the first Asian American woman to lead a major US city, in what's being considered an upset win over a heavily favored opponent.

US, South Korea fail to reach free-trade deal

Washington Post - Howard Schneider, Scott Wilson - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The Group of 20 meets to discuss a strategy for stabilizing and bolstering the global economy. By Howard Schneider and Scott Wilson SEOUL - Negotiations over a US-Korea free-trade agreement broke down on Thursday after four days of discussions, ...

APEC Trade, Foreign Ministers Agree To Curb Trade Barriers

Wall Street Journal - Enda Curran - ‎30 minutes ago‎
YOKOHAMA (Dow Jones)--Trade and foreign ministers from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation nations agreed Thursday that no new trade barriers should be established for at least three years, as the fragile ...

Chinese inflation surges to 25-mth high

Financial Times - Geoff Dyer - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chinese inflation surged to 4.4 per cent in October, well above the government's target of 3 per cent and increasing pressure on the authorities to introduce new tightening measures.

Corrected: "Barefoot bandit" suspect indicted on new charges

Reuters - Greg McCune - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEATTLE (Reuters) - "Barefoot bandit" suspect Colton Harris-Moore, the teen accused in a two-year spree of sometimes-shoeless burglaries and thefts, was indicted on Wednesday on charges of interstate transportation of a stolen plane, a stolen boat and ...

Second State Bans Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks

New York Times - Abby Goodnough - ‎1 hour ago‎
Washington on Wednesday became the second state to ban energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine amid rising concern that the beverages are dangerous.

Communities Embrace Veterans of Vietnam War

New York Times - Ken Maguire - ‎3 hours ago‎
Elaine Young, who works at a veterans center, and Dave Cathcart, a veteran, visiting the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. By KEN MAGUIRE MANASSAS, Va.

Iran nuclear right is non-negotiable: Ahmadinejad

Reuters - Parisa Hafezi, Ramin Mostafavi - ‎6 hours ago‎
TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that Iran's right to nuclear capabilities was non-negotiable, ahead of proposed talks with major world powers on its controversial atomic program.


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