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Hamas targets Jerusalem in major escalation

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Palestinian militants took aim at Jerusalem for the first time Friday, launching a rocket attack on the holy city in a major escalation of hostilities as Israel pressed forward with a relentless campaign of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.
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Congressional leaders optimistic after meeting Obama

Reuters - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Lisa Lambert and Patricia Zengerle. WASHINGTON | Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:15pm EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday pledging to find common ...
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Missouri: Man Is Accused in Theater Shooting Plot

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A southwest Missouri man accused of plotting to shoot up a theater during the new movie “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2” was charged on Friday after his mother contacted the police, telling them she was worried because her son had bought weapons ...
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Texas Parade Honoring War Heroes Ends in...

ABC News - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Cheered on by a flag-waving crowd, a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses was inching across a railroad track when the crossing gates began to lower and a freight train that seemed to come out of nowhere was suddenly bearing down ...
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Letters: Mitt Romney's gift of gab

Los Angeles Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Re “Romney blames loss on Obama 'gifts,' ” Nov. 15. Will somebody please let Mitt Romney know that the election is over and he lost?
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Box Office Report: 'Breaking Dawn 2' Lagging Behind Previous 'Twilight' Pic ...

Hollywood Reporter - ‎49 minutes ago‎
But the final film in the blockbuster vampire series is overperforming overseas, where it's already earned $38.8 million; elsewhere, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is generating strong interest as it expands nationwide.
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Iran has increased nuclear enrichment capacity, IAEA report says

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Iran has finished installing centrifuges at a fortified underground facility and can sharply increase production of enriched uranium to a purity that can be quickly improved to weapons grade, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said ...
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China's commerce minister voted out in rare congress snub: sources

Reuters - ‎15 hours ago‎
By Benjamin Kang Lim and Michael Martina. BEIJING | Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:07am EST. BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce minister was surprisingly blocked from a spot on the ruling Communist Party's elite body during a conclave this week, sources said, ...
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White House says Obama again talks with Netanyahu on Gaza attacks, calls for ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama spoke separately to Israeli and Egyptian leaders Friday night as violence escalated in Gaza, and Israel signaled a possible ground invasion.
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Hague Court Overturns Convictions of 2 Croatian Generals Over a 1995 Offensive

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A United Nations appeals court in The Hague on Friday unexpectedly overturned the war crimes convictions of two Croatian generals who led a 1995 campaign that helped end the wars involving Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia but also left several hundred ...
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Daily Report: Cybersecurity Bill Stalls

New York Times (blog) - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
A bill that is intended to shore up the nation's electronic defenses failed to advance in the Senate on Wednesday. That could lead President Obama to sign an executive order on the issue.
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Teen Charged in Long Island Crash That Killed 4

NBC New York - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Queens teen Joseph Beer pleaded not guilty to charges in the crash that killed four of his childhood friends on Columbus Day. His parents are also facing charges for allowing him to drive with just a learner's permit.
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As Labor Talks Collapse, Hostess Turns Out Lights

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
What might be the last Twinkie in America - at least for a while - rolled off a factory line Friday morning. It was just like the millions that had come before it, golden, cream-filled empty calories, a monument to classic American junk food.
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Tribune to Name Liguori CEO

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tribune Co. is expected to name television veteran Peter Liguori as its next CEO, having cleared its last major hurdle to emerging from bankruptcy on Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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SEC Drops Bond Lawsuit

Wall Street Journal - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its civil lawsuit against the only person accused of misleading investors in a J.P.
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GOP Rep. Bilbray loses re-election bid in Calif

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Democrat Scott Peters completed his party's landslide in California by defeating U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray on Friday in the race to represent a redrawn San Diego-area congressional district.
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Bera prepares to settle into new role as Lungren concedes

Sacramento Bee - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Ami Bera came to the nation's capital this week for freshman orientation in the House of Representatives not yet knowing whether he'd actually won his seat.
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Google fined $22.5 million over Safari privacy issue

SlashGear - ‎23 minutes ago‎
A judge has given the go-ahead on a $22.5 million fine against Google over privacy issues regarding Safari browser users. It is alleged that Google made contradictory statements, tracking users' web browsing with cookies while assuring them that no such ...
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Exclusive: John McAfee says he fears 'execution' - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 67-year-old, who has been on the run since the weekend and denies anything to do with the killing, said he believed he would face "summary execution" if he gave himself up to Belize police.
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Samsung Seeks Copy of Apple's HTC Settlement Over Patents

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) asked a court to force Apple Inc. (AAPL) to turn over a copy of its settlement with HTC Corp. (2498), arguing it is “highly relevant” to Apple's request for an order blocking sales of Samsung smartphones.
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ABC Cancels 'Last Resort,' '666 Park Avenue'

Hollywood Reporter - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Unlike full-season pickups "Nashville" and "The Neighbors," the two freshman dramas will not continue beyond their initial 13-episode order.
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Kim Kardashian: A Message To You Guys

2 hours ago
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Kim Kardashian
I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I decided to take down the tweets because I realized that some people were offended and ...
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Rihanna 777 Tour Diary: Los Angeles To Mexico City To Toronto - ‎4 hours ago‎
Dude. So this 777 Tour is nuts. I mean, nothing about an international Rihanna tour that happens on a private jumbo jet across seven countries didn't already sound bananas but there was zero way anyone could prepare for this.
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When the Great Plains Dried Up and Blew Away

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Given how long it takes Ken Burns to finance, assemble and promote his documentaries, the timing of “The Dust Bowl” is eerily appropriate.
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Blue Jays Are Said to Add Cabrera to Haul

New York Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Just days after acquiring a group of stars from the Miami Marlins, the Toronto Blue Jays made another striking move Friday, signing the All-Star Melky Cabrera, whose 2012 season was cut short by a 50-game suspension for a failed drug test.
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Avery Johnson is pretty sick of Kevin Garnett knowing all of the NBA's play calls

Yahoo! Sports (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
When you enter the NBA in 1995, making your debut on a court featuring three eventual NBA coaches and future St. Anthony's sage Bobby Hurley, and still manage to keep a career as continual franchise player some 17 years later?
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Jeff Gordon deserves better

ESPN (blog) - ‎26 minutes ago‎
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Fliers are floating around the Sprint Cup garage at Homestead-Miami Speedway that aren't very complimentary to Jeff Gordon.
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With Cutler out, Bears count on Campbell

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Brandon Marshall never has struggled to put up big numbers with journeymen quarterbacks. So, the hope for the Bears is the play-making wide receiver continues to deliver as a primary threat against the 49ers in San Francisco on Monday night without ...
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Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: Watch with NASA online

Los Angeles Times
45 minutes ago
Written by
Deborah Netburn
Stargazers, get psyched: The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Friday night and continue through the weekend. If you can find a clear, dark spot where the starry night sky is visible, you can expect to see as many as 15 to 20 shooting stars per ...
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Stone me! Spears show early human species was sharper than we thought

The Guardian - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
The ancestors of humans were hunting with stone-tipped spears 500,000 years ago, according to a new study - around 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.
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Deaths shine critical light on caffeinated energy drinks

Deseret News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Marketed mainly as pick-me-ups, energy drinks have now come under fire for possibly causing the deaths of nearly two dozen individuals nationwide.
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Would you eat caffeinated Cracker Jacks? - ‎Nov 15, 2012‎
Coming soon to a store near you: Cracker Jack'D, a new twist on the popcorn candy that offers Power Bites with as much caffeine in every serving as a cup of coffee.


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