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GOP candidates won't say 'T-word' in discussing waterboarding

Los Angeles Times -
It's always gratifying to hear the voice of experience dress down a callow youth. Except for the fact that the callow ones were adults, that's a good description of Sen. John McCain's rebuke of several GOP presidential candidates who said waterboarding ...

US top court to take on Obama healthcare law

Reuters -
WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide the fate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with an election-year ruling due by July on the US healthcare system's biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years.

Occupy Oakland Live Blog: More campers settle in at Snow Park, despite police ...

San Jose Mercury News -
Hundreds of police officers raided the Occupy Oakland tent city at about 5 am Monday. There were no reports of injuries or skirmishes and 33 were arrested for failing to disperse.

Italy's Mario Monti 'aims to stay until 2013 polls'

BBC News -
Italy's prime minister designate Mario Monti says he hopes to form a government that will be in office until 2013 when the next elections are due.

Italy seen clearing bond sale but challenges ahead

Reuters -
MILAN, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Italy should manage to push through a closely watched bond sale on Monday, albeit at a record yield of around 6 percent, as the appointment of an emergency government brings some respite from market pressures ...

NBA players reject offer, season in jeopardy

Reuters -
1 of 6. Members of the NBA players association look on as Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association Billy Hunter (C) speaks during a news conference announcing the players rejection of the league's latest offer on Monday and the ...

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Jordan's king on Syria's president: 'I would step down'

Jordan's King Abdullah, right, welcomes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad upon his arrival for a visit to Amman in 2009. (CNN) -- Jordan's King Abdullah said Monday that he would step down if he were Bashar al-Assad, ...

Judge Turns Down Norway Killer's Request to Address Survivors, Victims' Relatives

Fox News -
This photograph of Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing at least 77 people, is broadcast by Norwegian television. OSLO, Norway - A Norwegian court has decided to extend by 12 weeks the custody of the anti-Muslim extremist who confessed to ...

German intelligence criticized for overlooking neo-Nazi group

Los Angeles Times -
The National Socialist Underground's existence and alleged killings of at least 10 people are brought to German authorities' attention after the apparent suicides, surrender and arrest of members.

Gingrich tops Republican field in poll

Reuters -
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives, speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Presidential Forum at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa October 22, 2011.

Charity linked to Penn State abuse case cleans house

Reuters -
1 of 4. Penn State football fans look on after their loss in an NCAA football game against Nebraska in State College, Pennsylvania November 12, 2011.

Reporting for NBC News, here's Chelsea Clinton

USA Today -
Chelsea Clinton is the latest political offspring to join the ranks of TV journalists, providing competitive news divisions with another familiar face - and a friendly connection to more-famous parents.

Foreign students storm the US: Five facts about who they are

Christian Science Monitor -
International students flocked to US colleges and universities in record numbers in the 2010-11 academic year. The number surged nearly 5 percent over the previous year, reaching 723277, according to the latest annual "Open Doors" report by the ...

Berkshire Hathaway Makes Foray Into Tech

Fox Business -
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSA: BRKA) holding company has taken stakes in computer chip manufacturer Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and consumer stalwarts CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVX) and DirectTV (NYSE: DTV).

Starbucks drops surcharge on smaller bags of coffee after Massachusetts ...

Washington Post -
BOSTON - Starbucks has stopped tacking on a fee for bags of coffee beans that weigh less than a pound. The Seattle coffee company eliminated the fee at its stores nationwide this month after a Massachusetts consumer-protection agency fined the company ...

Anadarko Discloses Major Oil Find in Colorado

Wall Street Journal -
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said that land it controls in northern Colorado may hold more than a billion barrels of recoverable oil and natural gas, the latest sign that US energy production is set to surge.

JC Penney New CEO Johnson Reviews Products, Pricing Strategies

BusinessWeek -
Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- JC Penney Co. Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson, who took over this month after running Apple Inc.'s retail operations, is reviewing products, pricing and promotional strategies to help revive sales.

Apple launches iTunes Match a couple weeks late

USA Today -
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple has turned on its iTunes Match service - although it's two weeks late. Matt York, AP Customers in front of an Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Secret lab hides Google's boldest future projects

Sydney Morning Herald -
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - In a top-secret lab in an undisclosed San Francisco Bay Area location where robots run free, the future is being imagined.

Kindle Fire ships a day early

Computerworld -
Computerworld - Amazon shipped its $199 Kindle Fire a day early, the company said in a statement released late Monday, and some reviews have already started piling up.

'Hunger Games' Trailer: The Experts Enter The Arena -
The first full-length "Hunger Games" trailer set the internet ablaze this morning, and you better believe we'll be talking about it for days to come.

Nikki Reed's 'Breaking Dawn' Wedding Scene Secret

People Magazine -
She may be busy settling into married life and promoting the next Twilight film, Breaking Dawn Part I, but Nikki Reed has her mind on some fashionable future plans, too.

'Immortals' ascends to No. 1 weekend with $32.2M

The Associated Press -
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The action adventure "Immortals" claimed the top spot at the weekend box office with $32,2 million, debuting ahead of Adam Sandler's comedy "Jack and Jill," which opened at No.

Kat Von D: Jesse James Cheated On Me with 19 Women

People Magazine -
When she started dating Jesse James, Kat Von D was eager to "prove the world wrong" about him. Now, she says, she deserves "a big fat 'I told you so,' from everyone.

Texans QB Schaub injures foot; will miss at least one game

USA Today -
Texans QB Matt Schaub has a "significant foot injury" and will miss at least the AFC South leader's game at Jacksonville in two weeks, Houston coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday at his weekly press conference.

Funeral held in Philadelphia for boxing great Joe Frazier

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Boxing great Joe Frazier was laid to rest Monday in Philadelphia, one week after dying of liver cancer and four decades after capturing the world's attention in an epic showdown with Muhammad Ali.

Sources: Kemp, Dodgers agree on deal -
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Ancient bronze buckle from Asia unearthed in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch -
A bronze buckle cast in Asia at least 1400 years ago was discovered last August in an archaeological dig on the shore of the Seward Peninsula, marking the first time such technology has been unearthed in Alaska.

Global surge predicted for diabetes

Deseret News -
The number of people with diabetes worldwide is expected to increase by about 10 million each year, to a whopping 552 million by 2030, according to an estimate provided Monday by the International Diabetes Federation, ...

Heart attack repair: Cardiac stem cells show promise in trials

Los Angeles Times -
It's long been an article of faith that human heart muscle, once damaged, cannot regenerate. But findings from two clinical trials, presented Monday at the American Heart Assn.

New Anticlotting Drug May Extend Heart Patients' Lives

WebMD -
Nov. 14, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- People recently hospitalized for heart attack or the severe chest pain of angina may live longer if they take the new anticlotting pill Xarelto in addition to standard therapy, a large study shows.


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