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Republicans bash Obama policy on Pakistan

Reuters -
1 of 10. US Republican presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain (R) listen to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during the CNN GOP National Security debate in Washington, November 22, 2011.

Egypt questions 3 detained US students

CBS News -
INDIANAPOLIS - The spokeswoman for the American University in Cairo says three students arrested during protests in the city have been questioned by a prosecutor.

Republicans blast Pentagon cuts in GOP debate

Los Angeles Times -
Rick Perry called it "reprehensible" that the US defense budget faces major cuts because of the failure of the congressional "super committee," slamming President Obama for his hands-off approach to the deficit-cutting panel.

Dancing with the Stars Down to Two Couples

People Magazine -
After a competitive finale on Dancing with the Stars, ultimately only two couples were left to battle it out for the mirror-ball trophy on Tuesday night.

Democrats Cry Foul Over New Romney Ad

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Democrats reacted ferociously on Tuesday to Mitt Romney's first campaign commercial, which they said distorted comments by Barack Obama to make it look as if he was running away from his record on the economy.

Broncos release quarterback Kyle Orton

Los Angeles Times -
Orton, benched in favor of Tim Tebow after Denver's 1-4 start, could sign with any team if he isn't claimed. Chicago, Houston and Kansas City are among those that could be interested in the 29-year-old.

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Syria crisis needs negotiated solution

Xinhua -
BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The UN General Assembly Third Committee adopted a resolution Tuesday condemning Syria for human rights violations, but the move spearheaded by France, Germany and Britain is not conducive to solving the crisis in Syria.

Obama Aide Says Iran's Leaders Are Feeling the Strain of Sanctions

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - A day after the United States imposed fresh sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, President Obama's national security adviser argued Tuesday that the administration's pressure campaign had left Iran's leaders ...

Pakistan's US ambassador resigns over 'memogate'

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's US envoy has been forced to step down as the government launches an investigation into claims that he sought US help, allegedly at the president's behest, to forestall a feared military coup.

Obama challenges GOP to keep anti-tax pledges -
AP / November 22, 2011 MANCHESTER, NH—President Barack Obama dashed into politically important New Hampshire Tuesday, seeking to steal the spotlight from Republican presidential candidates and challenging GOP lawmakers back in Washington ...

20 Students Now Accused in LI Case on Cheating

New York Times -
MINEOLA, NY - Schools do not write the SAT or administer it. But when school officials at Great Neck North High School suspected that students were cheating on the exam, their investigation led prosecutors down a trail ...

Court restores federal protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

Los Angeles Times -
A federal appeals court, citing the effect of climate change on the Yellowstone grizzly bears' white-bark food source, finds that the Fish and Wildlife Service erred when it delisted the bears.

Black Friday: Record crowds expected (ie brace yourselves)

Los Angeles Times -
Retailers nationwide expect about 152 million people to stream through their doors before the holiday weekend is over. That's the highest estimate the National Retail Federation has seen in the roughly 10 years it's been polling potential holiday ...

Fed's 2012 Stress Test Recipe: Half Of 2008 Plus A European Blowup

Forbes -
Major US banks are required to submit detailed capital plans to Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve on an annual basis, and the 2012 model requires a gut-check on just how much pain a firm can take if we get a repeat of the 2008 crisis with a European ...

Global shares slide on China flash PMI, US growth fears

Reuters -
A man looks at an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 10, 2011. By Alex Richardson SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares, US futures and oil fell on Wednesday as a weak Chinese manufacturing survey renewed fears ...

After 'supercommittee' fail, scrambling begins

USA Today -
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is using Congress' own leverage against it, signaling it will go through with $55 billion a year in defense cuts if Congress can't find at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction before ...

FCC Seeks Review of AT&T Merger With T-Mobile

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission took steps Tuesday to block the proposed $39 billion merger of the mobile phone companies AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

Six degrees of separation? Facebook says try five

Los Angeles Times -
Sometime in high school or college, your mind was probably blown away when you first heard of the concept of six degrees of separation -- that everyone on Earth is connected on average via no more than six intermediate connections.

Facebook phone: Who would buy this thing?

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Remember the HTC Status? That was supposed to be a Facebook phone too--and it was a complete bust. commentary OK, so Facebook is reportedly working on a smartphone with HTC.

Turns Out HP Sold Some TouchPads Before Killing its Tablet

PC Magazine -
At some point, somebody other than Apple is going to produce a tablet that really captures the public imagination. It could be Amazon, if early signs of strong demand for the new Kindle Fire hold up, but for now, the second-most popular ...

What to watch: 'Dancing with the Stars' finale

Carmi Times -
By Anonymous Tonight is the grand finale of "Dancing with the Stars." The results will be revealed from last week's final performance show, and the season's celebrities will all return to watch the mirrorball trophy be awarded to the winning couple.

Black Eyed Peas taking a break, deny breaking up

Reuters -
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Black Eyed Peas have denied rumors that they are breaking up but say they are taking a break from making music together for a while.

This year's Thanksgiving NFL slate best in decades -
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (12) and Jordy Nelson celebrate a Nelson touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Green Bay, Wis.

Writers strike out not choosing Matt Kemp as MVP

Los Angeles Times -
Dodgers outfielder should have been the National League winner instead of Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, whom voters apparently favored because the Brewers won the Central Division.

No. 6 Duke tops No. 15 Michigan

USA Today -
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Austin Rivers had 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and No. 6 Duke shot its way into another Maui Invitational championship game with an 82-75 win over No.

What's new in baseball's new labor deal

USA Today -
The negotiating path to baseball's new labor deal might have been the smoothest ever between the once-contentious sides. But it's full of significant changes for fans.

NY Senator Malcolm A. Smith launches own Occupy NBA movement to get lockout ...

New York Daily News -
WITH LOCAL businesses losing money and neither side in the NBA lockout willing to negotiate, one city official is planning to follow the philosophy of the downtown protesters and occupy the NBA.

Curiosity Rover Bound for Mars

Voice of America -
November 22, 2011 Curiosity Rover Bound for Mars Suzanne Presto | Washington The newest of NASA's Mars rovers is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday, November 26 and reach the Red Planet in August 2012.

Life and death in the galaxy next door (blog) -
A picture from Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, captured in 2006, shows the globular cluster NGC 1846. The inset photo focuses in on the planetary nebula at the edge of the picture.

Merck to pay $950 million to settle Vioxx case

Minneapolis Star Tribune -
Merck has agreed to pay $950 million and has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge over the marketing and sales of the painkiller Vioxx, the company and the Justice Department said.

Coffee drinkers show lower uterine cancer risk:study

Reuters -
Nov 23 (Reuters) - Women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day may have a reduced risk of developing cancer in the lining of their uterus, according to a US study.

Heart Risk Higher at Highest, Lowest Salt Intake Levels

MedPage Today -
Explain that among patients with increased cardiovascular risk, sodium intake that is too high or too low appears to be associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular events.

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