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Fort Hood deaths bring new scrutiny to Army

Houston Chronicle - Stewart M. Powell, Gary Martin - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - At a time when US Army troops are fighting two wars halfway around the globe, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan possessed all the qualifications the military so desperately needs: He is an Arabic-speaking Muslim ...

APEC Summit Ends with Pledge to Conclude Doha Round of Trade Talks

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
By VOA News Asia-Pacific leaders ended their summit in Singapore Sunday with a final statement that pledged a conclusion of the Doha Round of global trade talks in 2010, but removed targets for carbon emissions cuts.

Some Fear Bush Administration Could Become Target in 9/11 Trial

FOXNews - Stephen Clark, Joseph Abrams - ‎5 hours ago‎
Some critics say a civilian trial -- instead of a military tribunal -- for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his accomplices could end up targeting the Bush administration and its anti-terror policies.

China's Role as US Lender Alters Dynamics for Obama

New York Times - Helene Cooper, Michael Wines - ‎13 hours ago‎
A Beijing store is selling notebooks with an image of President Obama, who arrives in China for a three-day visit on Sunday. People demonstrated Friday for the release of political prisoners in China ...

Police return to former Taliban haven

BBC News - Haroon Rashid - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Police are once again visible on the streets of Mingora, the main town in Pakistan's Swat valley. Just months ago many had been driven out of their jobs by Taliban militants.

FAO leader calls for fight against world hunger by hunger strike

Xinhua - Lin Zhi - ‎9 hours ago‎
ROME, Nov.14 (Xinhua) -- Jacques Diouf, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization director-general, Friday launched a 24-hour hunger strike ahead of the World Summit on Food Security to call for an end to hunger.

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Sarah Palin, the GOP's blessing and curse

Los Angeles Times - Max Blumenthal - ‎1 hour ago‎
The self-described 'rogue' is anathema to the party establishment but manna from heaven to the grass roots. By Max Blumenthal In a Republican Party hoping to rebound in 2010 on the strength of a newly energized and ideologically aroused conservative ...

Illinois prison eyed for Guantanamo inmates

Detroit Free Press - Tammy Webber - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP CHICAGO -- The Obama administration may buy a near-empty prison outside Chicago to house detainees from Guantánamo Bay along with federal inmates, a White House official said Saturday.

Pro-abortion rights protesters now decidedly anti-Stupak

Detroit Free Press - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The health care debate has pitted Republicans against Democrats. But the bill passed by the US House has caused a nasty rift between Democratic US Rep. Bart Stupak of Menominee and many other Democrats.

China's Liu Says US Rates Cause Dollar Speculation

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Bloomberg News Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The decline of the dollar and decisions in the US not to raise interest rates have caused “huge” speculation in foreign exchange trading and seriously affected global asset prices, said Liu Mingkang, ...

Citi to sell Bellsystem stake to Bain for $1 bln

Reuters - ‎13 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said on Sunday it has agreed to sell its stake in Japanese telemarketer Bellsystem24 to US private equity firm Bain Capital for 93.5 billion yen ($1 billion).
Bain to Buy Bellsystem24 Wall Street Journal

Google Books: Scan First, Ask Questions Later

BusinessWeek - Douglas MacMillan - ‎13 hours ago‎
In a revision to the Google Books Settlement filed in federal court late Friday night, Google and the Authors Guild made concessions to industry groups, regulators and others who have vocally opposed the plan.

NASA spacecraft confirms water ice deposits on moon

CNET News - William Harwood - ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Making a bigger splash than expected, the crash of an empty rocket stage in a permanently shadowed crater near the moon's south pole last month kicked up a surprising amount of water ice and vapor, confirming the presence of a ...

Apple outflanks Psystar in crushing legal victory

TG Daily - Aharon Etengoff - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple has finally managed to outflank Psystar after fighting a bloody and protracted legal battle against the infamous Mac clone manufacturer.

NASA on track for Monday space shuttle launch

The Associated Press - Marcia Dunn - ‎15 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA has cleared space shuttle Atlantis for liftoff Monday on a trip to stock up the International Space Station with several years' worth of spare parts.
NASA: Shuttle Atlantis ready to go United Press International

Review | 'The Prisoner' is cruel and unusual punishment

MiamiHerald.com - Glenn Garvin - ‎3 hours ago‎
The list of Stuff From The 1960s That Doesn't Need To Be Relived just keeps getting longer: Beehive hairdos. Frankie and Annette movies.

Our turn for Palin book excerpts; From Iran hostage crisis to creationism

msnbc.com - Chuck Todd - ‎1 hour ago‎
NBC News has obtained an advanced copy of Sarah Palin's new book, "Going Rogue: An American Life" Below are some of the fascinating excerpts, thanks to the tireless efforts of the fine folks working the late shift.

Hollywood Gets Honest at Governors Awards

New York Times - Michael Cieply - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The first annual Governors Awards banquet, created to bestow career-oriented Oscars on the worthy without taking up time on the annual awards broadcast, was loving, lustrous and long.

Pacquiao topples Cotto in 12th round

MiamiHerald.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Sports Network LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao added another chapter to a burgeoning legend on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, stopping Miguel Cotto in the 12th and final round of their WBO welterweight championship fight.

Manning effect

Boston Globe - Adam Kilgore - ‎57 minutes ago‎
FOXBOROUGH - While watching the NBA as a child, Darius Butler's imagination meandered to a different place than most kids'.
Back pains Dallas Morning News

Irish, Weis suffer another defeat

ESPN - Mark Schlabach - ‎50 minutes ago‎
PITTSBURGH -- When a replay official ruled quarterback Jimmy Clausen's right arm wasn't moving forward on a controversial fumble with 2:10 to play, Notre Dame's fourth loss of the season was sealed.

dc area congressional votes

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Here's how some major bills fared recently in Congress and how local congressional members voted, as provided by Thomas Voting Reports.

Mixed messages on cancer

Kingston Daily Freeman - Ann Gibbons - ‎1 hour ago‎
A recent study on breast cancer screening and the disappointing correlation between early diagnosis and mortality rates in the past 20 years sends a somewhat mixed message that could leave women confused about the choices ...

Health departments hold second H1N1 vaccination clinic

Journal Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Scott Anderson Kathryn Turke, right, gets a needle stuck in her arm by Andrea Jaeger, a public health nurse, left, on Saturday, November 14, 2009 to receive a free H1N1 Influenza vaccine.

Obama media bible for Americans: Thou shalt not name thine enemy

RenewAmerica - Wes Vernon - ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Once more, an act of supreme violence occurs on our soil and the self-censoring media - led by the man in the White House - go wandering around Mr.

Herenton found extra pay as personal woes mounted

Memphis Commercial Appeal - Marc Perrusquia - ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Earning $160000 a year as Memphis mayor, he was seeking - and finding - ever new sources of income. He began cashing in unused vacation days.

Mike McCarthy Press Conference Transcript - Nov. 9

Packers.com - ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
AP Game Summary: Packers Fall To Buccaneers 38-28 OK, I'll start with the injuries. Mark Tauscher had a knee sprain to the same knee that he had surgery on.

Rasmussen and Schoen: Obama Is Losing Independent Voters

Wall Street Journal - Scott Rasmussen, Douglas E. Schoen - ‎16 hours ago‎
The announcement a week ago of 10.2% unemployment is a significant political event for President Barack Obama. It could well usher in a particularly serious crisis for his political standing, influence and ...

Beyond Tuesday's Results, Republicans Facing Long-Term decline

Huffington Post (blog) - Mark Green - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
As commentators seem ready to over-interpret tomorrow's election results in three jurisdictions, they should instead consider how four long-term trends show the GOP engaged in political slow-motion suicide.