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Expert: Study on extremism might have prevented Fort Hood shootings

CNN - Ashley Hayes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shannen Rossmiller says she's angry that a study she worked on with the Pentagon is now classified. (CNN) -- A security expert who contributed to a now-classified 2008 study aimed at helping military officials recognize the signs ...

Brown welcomes Labour peer as EU foreign representative

BBC News - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Gordon Brown has welcomed the decision to appoint Labour peer Baroness Ashton as the EU's high representative on foreign affairs and security.
A Surprising Foreign Choice Wall Street Journal

Louisiana's Landrieu Wins US Aid as Senate Health Vote Looms

Bloomberg - James Rowley, Kristin Jensen - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, one of three lawmakers being wooed by Senate Democratic leaders to back health-care legislation, won the inclusion of an extra $100 million in federal aid for ...

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Clinton Emerges as Key Link to Afghan Leader

New York Times - Mark Landler - ‎3 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - It is far from clear that President Obama can depend on President Hamid Karzai to bring order to this violent country, but it is becoming clear that he will depend on Hillary Rodham Clinton to be his go-between in ...

US Talks Tougher on Dealing With Iran

Wall Street Journal - Jay Solomon - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The international spokesman for Iran's main opposition movement called for President Barack Obama to increase his public support for Iranian democrats and significantly intensify financial pressure on Tehran's elite ...

UN marks 20 years of Convention on Rights of the Child

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ceremonies are taking place around the world to mark the 20th anniversary of a landmark agreement protecting children. The UN says the Convention on the Rights of the Child has transformed the way children are treated.

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GOP advisers: Giuliani leans toward a Senate race

The Associated Press - Michael Gormley - ‎21 minutes ago‎
ALBANY, NY - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is leaning toward running for the US Senate rather than making a bid for governor, two Republican advisers said Thursday.

Man faces murder charge in NC girl's disappearance

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - A man already accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old North Carolina girl faces new charges that he raped and asphyxiated her, police said Thursday.
Asphyxiation and rape is how Shaniya Davis died. Los Angeles Public Relations News

University of California students protest 32 percent tuition increase

CNN - Alan Duke - ‎2 hours ago‎
Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Angry students at the Davis, California, branch of the University of California refused to vacate the school's administration building Thursday evening in a show of defiance and protest over a ...

Japan's central bank keeps interest rate unchanged

The Associated Press - Shino Yuasa - ‎12 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - Japan's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 0.1 percent Friday and upgraded its assessment of the world's second largest economy because of an improvement in exports.

FAA Computer Problem Snarls Flights

New York Times - Matthew L. Wald, Micheline Maynard - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Flights over much of the eastern United States were delayed Thursday by a pre-dawn failure in a fairly new communications system, which led to the shutdown of a computer that accepts flight plans from the airlines and ...

Dell Stock Gains May Slacken

BusinessWeek - Aaron Ricadela - ‎1 hour ago‎
An eight-month climb in Dell's stock price may slacken after the computer maker tempered a previously upbeat forecast of business demand for pcs.

Google gives public a peek at Chrome OS

Los Angeles Times - David Colker - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Google Inc.'s new Chrome operating system, which is designed to bypass computer hard drives and work totally by way of an Internet connection, got its first public preview Thursday.

Security in Windows 7: Windows Filtering Platform

PC Magazine - Neil J. Rubenking - ‎1 hour ago‎
Firewall utilities have to hook into Windows 7 at a very low level, and Microsoft's programmers absolutely hate that. Certain Microsoft technologies like patchguard, found in 64-bit editions of Windows (64-bit Windows 7 has some ...

Modern Warfare 2 writer: "the airport level was a risk we had to take"

GamePro.com - John Gaudiosi - ‎4 hours ago‎
We talk to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's scriptwriter to find out what he hoped to achieve with the airport mission, how they considered putting aliens in the game, and why the game should be adapted into a movie.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Michael O'Sullivan The success of the second film adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer's wildly popular supernatural romance series, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" has less to do with vampires and werewolves than with zombies.

Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show in September 2011

ABC News - Jill Serjeant - ‎36 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential and highly paid women on television, will announce on Friday she is ending her popular daytime talk show in 2011.

Movie review: 'The Blind Side,' a football drama starring Sandra Bullock

Washington Post - Ann Hornaday - ‎58 minutes ago‎
There's been something off-putting about the ad campaign for "The Blind Side," a drama about a white woman who adopts an African American high school student, from trailers trafficking in nearly every troubling African American ...
'The Blind Side' Los Angeles Times

Porter, Starks prove to be pain to Panthers

MiamiHerald.com - David J. Neal - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Joey Porter, who was held out of Sunday's victory against Tampa Bay, and Randy Starks were defensive stalwarts for the Dolphins.

Chicago Blackhawks off to fast start with 7-1 victory

Chicago Tribune - Chris Kuc - ‎19 minutes ago‎
CALGARY, Alberta -- Once their lead hit five goals, the Blackhawks didn't figure to get complacent. And they didn't in a 7-1 hammering of the Flames Thursday night at Pengrowth Saddledome that kicked off their six-game ...
Off to a sizzling start Chicago Sun-Times

Childress extending his purple reign

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Judd Zulgad - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A new deal will keep the Vikings coach here through the 2013 season, reportedly with a substantial raise. By JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune The Vikings do not have a GM.

Fisher: No mammograms? Then what?

San Jose Mercury News - Patty Fisher - ‎2 hours ago‎
Oh, how women hate mammograms. How we detest stripping down in front of a perfect stranger in a freezing cold room and holding still while our tender flesh is pinched, squashed and flattened like a pie crust.

California flu-related deaths, hospitalizations slowing

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Health officials warn, however, the swine flu strain is still a major concern, and hundreds of Californians are still being hospitalized.

Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests

Los Angeles Times - Shari Roan - ‎29 minutes ago‎
The cervical cancer screening advice follows another panel's controversial mammogram report, but experts say it's a much different situation.

Fox News: Fair And Balanced?

Forbes - ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Fox News has become embroiled in a nasty controversy over its ill treatment of President Obama. But are the charges true? What if I told you that Fox gave Obama his worst press and John McCain his best press of any network during last year's ...

No Time to Read This? Read This

Wall Street Journal - Sue Shellenbarger - ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Sue Shellenbarger reviews three systems that claim to help users get organized and increase their productivity. Are things you need to get done falling between the cracks?

Is the Spirit of Competition in the Soul of Yoga?

New York Times - Sara Eckel - ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
THE competitors stood nervously on stage, awaiting the judges' decisions. As each name was called the crowd cheered, and the winner stepped forward to claim a prize, bowing his or her head to accept a medal.

Payback Time: Why Right-Wing Men Rush to Palin's Defense

Newsweek - Eleanor Clift - ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
It's nothing new when liberal women complain about sexism, but when conservative men take up the banner, calling NEWSWEEK sexist for portraying Sarah Palin on the cover in her jogging clothes, that catches my attention.

Many libraries go quiet as local budget cuts deepen

Los Angeles Times - David Kelly, Steve Chawkins - ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Branches in Ventura, Colton and elsewhere face closure, reduced hours and layoffs even as public demand for their free Internet access and resume assistance swells.