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A shattered Gaza celebrates cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

Washington Post - ‎31 minutes ago‎
GAZA CITY - Celebratory gunfire crackled across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night as Palestinians hailed what they called a victory by Hamas in forcing an end to Israeli attacks.
Will Israel-Hamas cease-fire hold? - by Oren Dorell
Gaza rockets hit Israel after ceasefire: police
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Jesse Jackson Jr. quits, ending a once promising political career

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) resigned from Congress on Wednesday amid ongoing federal investigations into his campaign finances, ending a more than six-month absence from office that has included multiple stints at the Mayo Clinic to battle what his ...
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Life of Life of Pi: 5 Reasons the Movie Was Deemed Unfilmable

E! Online - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Yann Martel's 2001 novel Life of Pi has sold more than seven million copies and spent years on the bestseller lists. Bringing any beloved book to the big screen can be a daunting undertaking, but this particular story—about a young shipwreck survivor who ...
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UN defends failed attempt to halt capture of Congo's Goma

Reuters - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By David Lewis and Michelle Nichols. KINSHASA/UNITED NATIONS | Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:13pm EST. KINSHASA/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations defended its failed effort to prevent rebels from seizing the Congolese city of Goma, saying ...
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Hostess Bankruptcy Judge Approves Motion for Wind-Down

Bloomberg - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Hostess Brands Inc. won interim approval from a bankruptcy judge to shut down and take steps to sell the Twinkie maker's assets after mediation with its bakers' union failed to resolve a contract dispute, leaving more than 18,000 jobs at risk.
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Kasab execution: Mostly 'thumbs-up' on foreign sites

Times of India - ‎36 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI: A foreign news agency story headlined 'Mumbai attacks gunman Ajmal Kasab hanged' drew over 150 comments by 7pm on Wednesday on the web site of prominent Pakistan daily Dawn.
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Justice delayed by vote against female bishops

The Guardian - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Andrew Brown says (A systematic refusal to admit reality, 21 November) that the Church of England has committed suicide. Maybe it has, although resurrection is a possibility.
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Turkey asks NATO to deploy Patriot missiles, citing threats from Syria crisis

CNN (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a potential escalation of the Syrian conflict, Turkey asked NATO on Wednesday for Patriot missiles to bolster its air defenses against its southern neighbor.
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Report says Wis. temple shooter had no drugs in system

WNCT - ‎53 minutes ago‎
This undated photo provided by the FBI on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 shows Wade Michael Page, a suspect in the Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 Sikh temple shootings in Oak Creek, Wis.
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Pentagon vs. Al Qaeda: Panetta hints at shifting US tactics

Christian Science Monitor - ‎25 minutes ago‎
In a little-noticed policy speech this week, America's top defense official signaled a new direction for the Pentagon's efforts in battling terrorism.
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Lynch stands by Autonomy methods

Financial Times - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Mike Lynch, the British software entrepreneur at the centre of the accounting scandal that has rocked Hewlett-Packard, has admitted to having used some of the practices that led the US company to level charges of accounting irregularities.
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Debt should be at heart of Greece's deal

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Eurozone finance ministers failed on Tuesday to agree how to tackle Greece's debt. Extended deficit targets and delayed privatisation receipts mean Greece needs additional funding in the short term.
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MSNBC chief — Fox cheerled; we didn't

Washington Post (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Marc Serota - GETTY IMAGES) MSNBC President Phil Griffin is tired of sitting on the opposite end of equations with Fox News. It happened this week, again.
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Terry Branstad: We should end the Iowa straw poll (+video) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is not a fan of the Iowa straw poll, according to The Wall Street Journal. “I think the straw poll has outlived its usefulness,” Governor Branstad told the newspaper.
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Mitt Romney loses election, but still goes to Disneyland

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Where would you go after losing a presidential election? Mitt Romney chose the Happiest Place on Earth. The former Republican presidential candidate and governor of Massachusetts was spotted at Disneyland on Tuesday, according to several ...
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Facebook Drops User Voting on Policy Changes

PC Magazine
1 hour ago
Written by
Chloe Albanesius
Back in 2009, Facebook started letting users vote on proposed changes to the site's terms of service. Now, the social network is doing away with this voting system in favor of more direct feedback.
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Making Sense of All the New Laptop Flavors

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 hours ago‎
Walt Mossberg presents his annual fall laptop buyers' guide for the 2012 holidays. He gives three major tips for dealing with the confusion that consumers may face since the release of Windows 8 and Windows RT.
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Elmo's Kevin Clash Accusers: How Hush Money Works (and Doesn't) in Sex ...

E! Online - ‎36 minutes ago‎
I'm interested in how confidentiality agreements, like the alleged settlement money that Kevin Clash's first accuser supposedly got for his silence, work.
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Hicks: Jon Bon Jovi talks about daughter's overdose

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jon Bon Jovi has opened up about his daughter's drug overdose and arrest, calling the situation a "tragedy" and saying his family will get through it together.
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William Joyce Talks About 'Rise of the Guardians'

New York Times (blog) - ‎57 minutes ago‎
From picture books to novels to apps to feature films, the illustrator and animator William Joyce has told stories about talking robots, a certain astronaut named Buzz, a solitary bibliophile named Mr. Morris Lessmore and, most recently, the icons that have ...
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Hector Camacho Shot In Puerto Rico

ESPN - ‎5 hours ago‎
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hector "Macho" Camacho was clinging to life Wednesday after being shot in the face while in a car, with doctors and his family expected to decide whether to remove the former boxing champion from life support.
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NHLPA offer: What it means

ESPN (blog) - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The players made a significant proposal to the NHL on Wednesday and despite the league's issues with it, it's a solid step in my opinion, one that hopefully leads to more talks and negotiation.
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Losing coach, team has no issue with Grinnell's Jack Taylor jacking up the score (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
If there was ever going to be a person to set the NCAA -- and what has to be an all-levels-of-the-universe -- record for points in a game, it would have to be a man named "Jack.
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Boston, Jonny Gomes close on deal

ESPN - ‎38 minutes ago‎
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox are close to finalizing a two-year contract with free-agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, pending a physical, according to an industry source.
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Texans playing Lions for a spot in the playoffs

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎31 minutes ago‎
DETROIT (AP) - The Houston Texans have put themselves in a position to be the NFL's first team to seal a spot in the playoffs and to move a step closer toward earning home-field advantage in the AFC.
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Dwarf planet Makemake an airless world of ice and rock

Ars Technica
1 hour ago
Written by
Matthew Francis
The outer reaches of the Solar System are home to many small bodies, of which Pluto is the most famous. Due to their distance from Earth and relatively small sizes, these trans-Neptunian objects are somewhat difficult to study: even our most powerful ...
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Birdlike Dinos Had Tough Time Flying - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Some of the first birdlike creatures to emerge during the age of the dinosaurs probably couldn't get their heavy wings to take them off the ground and likely opted for gliding over flying, new research shows.
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Natural Valium Eyed in Sleep Disorder

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
For Anna Sumner, sleep was like a drug. In 2007, Sumner -- then 32 -- had already battled chronic drowsiness for nearly a decade. What had manifested as bouts of sleepiness beginning in 1998 had gradually worsened over the years.
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CDC reports increase in non-meningitis infections tied to outbreak

CBS News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A 19-state outbreak tied to contaminated steroid injections is growing in cases of those who have been infected, however the new increase appears to more pronounced in non-meningitis infections.
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An end to AIDS? United Nations says it's feasible

Catholic Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
AIDS/HIV was at one time a certain death sentence. Usually sexually transmitted, AIDS guaranteed a slow, painful death for all those who contracted it.
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Employer-Provided Health Insurance and the Market

New York Times (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
The future of employer-provided health insurance is better considered together with the future of total employee compensation, both cash and fringe benefits like health insurance.