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Petraeus affair: Obama stands by Allen as scandal throws Washington off course

The Guardian - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Both Barack Obama and the Pentagon insisted on Tuesday that they were standing by the top US commander in Afghanistan, John Allen, after he became the latest general to find himself entangled in the widening Petraeus emails scandal.
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Expecting a win, Mitt Romney was 'shellshocked' after defeat

New York Daily News - ‎Nov 9, 2012‎
Expecting a win, Mitt Romney was 'shellshocked' after defeat. 'There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't,' a Romney adviser told CBS News.
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China's president clears way for VP to take helm

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Updated 2:50 a.m. ET. BEIJING President Hu Jintao stepped aside as ruling party leader Wednesday to clear the way for Vice President Xi Jinping to take China's helm as part of only the second orderly transfer of power in 63 years of communist rule.
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Ex-Windows Chief Seen as Smart but Abrasive

New York Times
6 hours ago
Written by
Nick Wingfield
On a warm night in late October, Steven Sinofsky stood on a platform in New York's Times Square, smiling as a huge crowd roared at the unveiling of a Microsoft retail store, where Windows 8 and the company's new Surface tablet were about to go on sale.
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Marlins: Three fire sales and you're out

The Seattle Times - ‎52 minutes ago‎
My first thought when I heard news of the mindblowing Marlins-Blue Jays trade was that there had to be another shoe about to drop.
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US welcomes Syria opposition, pledges more aid

Reuters - ‎38 minutes ago‎
PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called the formation of a new opposition coalition in Syria an important step that would help Washington better target its help, but she stopped sort of offering full recognition or ...
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Spain, Portugal, Greece Hold Anti-Austerity Strikes

Wall Street Journal - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By ILAN BRAT and DAVID ROMÁN in Madrid,and PATRICIA KOWSMANN in Lisbon. Unions in Spain, Portugal and Greece went on strike Wednesday to protest government austerity plans amid a wide economic contraction across Europe's periphery, but ...
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France 'Biggest Problem' in Euro Crisis, Say German Officials

TIME - ‎2 hours ago‎
GEORGES GOBET / AFP / Getty Images. French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (R) and his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble hold a press conference prior to an Economic and Financial Affairs Council on November 13, 2012 at the EU ...
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Aung San Suu Kyi meets PM Mammohan Singh

Hindustan Times - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence on a landmark visit to New Delhi today.
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LA police search for girl who was dragged away

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sketches provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows a suspect in the possible abduction of a teenage girl or woman after witnesses reported seeing a man drag her away by the hair.
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Home Depot sees start of housing market's healing

MarketWatch - ‎58 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - Providing a positive signal for the housing market, the world's largest home-improvement retailer, Home Depot Inc., reported a better-than-expected fiscal-third-quarter profit Tuesday and raised its outlook for the year.
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Facebook stock price faces new pressure

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Facebook's beleaguered stock price will come under further pressure on Wednesday as 800m shares held by employees and early investors become eligible for sale on the Nasdaq exchange.
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OIL FUTURES: Crude Recovers Slightly After Bearish IEA Forecast

Wall Street Journal - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen. Crude-oil futures were largely steady in Asian trade Wednesday, edging upward after starting the day off in negative territory due to renewed demand concerns sparked by an International Energy Agency forecast.
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Goldman Sachs cuts back on new partners - ‎2 hours ago‎
Goldman Sachs cuts back on new partners. Goldman Sachs is expected to promote just eight or nine partners in Europe as the bank radically trims the number of promotions to its most senior ranks.
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Uncertainty trumps optimism in small business survey - ‎2 hours ago‎
An index of small business indicators ticked up three-tenths of a point in October, but remained in recessionary territory at 93.1, The Business Journals reported.
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Obama calls world leaders who hailed his re-election

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke with world leaders on Tuesday, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, thanking them for sending congratulations on his re-election, the White House said.
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Philadelphia's Waters likely to win House Democratic leadership post

Philadelphia Inquirer (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Philadelphia's Waters likely to win House Democratic leadership post. Ok. So it maybe it's just a lower level leadership post in the minority party, but Philly is poised to represent again in the state House, yo.
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Google report reveals sharp increase in government requests for users' data

The Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
Government surveillance of citizens' online lives is rising sharply around the world, according to Google's latest report on requests to remove content and hand over user data to official agencies.
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Apple, HTC Patent Feud Ends; Verizon Teases HTC Droid DNA; Gmail Exposes ...

PC Magazine
Nov 12, 2012
Written by
Angela Moscaritolo
Get Organized: Best Practices for Gmail. Didn't have a chance to check out the tech headlines over the weekend? Here's what you missed.
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Sesame Street Accuser -- RECANTS Underage Sex Allegations - ‎4 hours ago‎
The man who claims he had a sexual relationship with Kevin Clash -- the voice of Elmo -- is RECANTING his story ... claiming he WAS an adult during their relationship after all.
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'Dancing With the Stars': Kirstie's luck runs out, Gilles also eliminated

San Jose Mercury News - ‎2 hours ago‎
We all knew that this point in "Dancing With the Stars" All-Star Season 15 was coming -- the point where the last of the would-be dancers were cut, and now the better dancers would be eliminated in the thinning of the herd in time for the finals.
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'The Voice' Results: Christina And Cee Lo Perform As Two Go Home - ‎6 hours ago‎
Teams Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera suffered a loss on Tuesday night's (November 13) "The Voice" results show when Michaela Paige and Adriana Louise were eliminated from the NBC singing competition.
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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, review - ‎2 hours ago‎
“And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever.” Stephenie Meyer's series of Twilight novels closes with that tenderly mangled sentiment, and it also flashes on screen at the end of Breaking Dawn Part 2, the second dose of a ...
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Wrapping Up The Champions Classic

ESPN - ‎17 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA -- This is usually the avert your eyes and hide the children part of the season, the time of year when even the most dedicated hoops fan has to admit that many of the games aren't beautiful in the eyes of the most rose-colored beholder.
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Lakers need D'Antoni to act as caretaker, not as some sort of genius coach
37 minutes ago
Written by
Gregg Doyel
LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers don't need a coach. They need a sports psychologist. That's what they had when Phil Jackson was here, figuring out how to manage Shaquille O'Neal's ego with Kobe Bryant's sense of entitlement.
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NFL roundup: Ben Roethlisberger may be out awhile for Steelers

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
The injuries Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered to his throwing shoulder and ribs in Monday night's 13-10 overtime win over Kansas City might be significant -- ones that could take awhile to heal, ESPN reported Tuesday.
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Anthony gets 25; Knicks remain undefeated - ‎17 minutes ago‎
FEATURED STORIES. McClellan: Time for a crime czar? In the first three decades of the last century, St. Louis had a terrible smog problem, but the word smog had not yet been coined.
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Nation & world: Was Hope Solo assaulted by her fiance?

Detroit Free Press - ‎46 minutes ago‎
NFL: A municipal court judge in Kirkland, Wash., ordered former Seahawk Jerramy Stevens released from custody pending an investigation into whether he assaulted his fiancee -- two-time Olympic gold medal soccer player Hope Solo -- at her Kirkland home ...
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Australia solar eclipse delights thousands

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tens of thousands of tourists and astronomers gathered in northern Australia to glimpse a rare total solar eclipse. The eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, plunged parts of Queensland into darkness for just over two ...
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Artificial Eye Lenses Made to Reproduce Optical Qualities of Natural Ones (VIDEO) - ‎14 hours ago‎
These light-gathering polymer lenses are 3.5 times more powerful than glass, and are the first commercial nanolayered product to come out of many years of R&D at Case Western Reserve University.
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State was lax on drug maker - ‎5 hours ago‎
State pharmacy regulators on at least two occasions in the past decade displayed indifference in their oversight of a troubled Framingham specialty pharmacy that has now been blamed for a national fungal meningitis outbreak, according to documents ...
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Over 50 million Indians suffer from diabetes

Hindu Business Line - ‎1 hour ago‎
There are now more people living with diabetes in Asia than elsewhere and India is among the list of top five countries with the most diabetes sufferers in 2009, organisers of World Diabetes Day have said quoting World Health Organisation (WHO) figures.
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CDC, Others Look at Antibiotic Resistance

MedPage Today - ‎11 hours ago‎
The CDC and 25 other organizations concerned with public health and patient care issued a consensus statement Tuesday highlighting the issue of antibiotic resistance as part of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.

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