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Morsi's Assumption of Sweeping Powers in Egypt Concerns US

Voice of America - ‎52 minutes ago‎
STATE DEPARTMENT - The United States is concerned about Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi taking on broader powers, saying it does not want to see too much authority resting in too few hands.
Clinton speaks to Egypt's FM as Cairo brokers deal
Morsy adviser defends edicts as only choice - by Samuel Burke
Voice of America
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No follow-up White House meeting scheduled yet in fiscal cliff talks

CNN (blog) - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Washington (CNN) - Talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff are expected to pick up this week as Congress returns to work. But a promised second White House meeting on the crisis between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders still has not ...
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Norquist's Tax Pledge: What It Is and How It Started

ABC News (blog) - ‎31 minutes ago‎
As Congress wrangles over the fiscal cliff, one tiny document will loom large over the negotiations. Known in Republican circles simply as “The Pledge,” the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) Taxpayer Protection Pledge has steered GOP tax policy for decades, ...
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Record $425M Powerball jackpot could get even fatter

USA TODAY - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The $425 million Powerball lottery will probably grow even bigger. Lottery officials will decide whether to boost the pot, based on growing ticket sales in 42 states and District of Columbia.
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Palestinians Submit Resolution on UN Status

Wall Street Journal - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The Palestinian Authority submitted a draft resolution to the U.N. General Assembly that would recognize the Palestinians as a nonmember state of the U.N.
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Carney Leaves for England; but His Legacy Still A Question Mark

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Outgoing Bank of Canada Gov. Mark Carney crosses the pond armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of economic history, a successful career as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs , eclectic music tastes that range from classic rockers AC/DC to ...
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Pentagon weighs Afghanistan troop options after 2014

CNN (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pentagon officials are considering a preliminary assessment by Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, on "what he needs going forward" in the country as the U.S.
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Wal-Mart distances itself from fire in Bangladesh

Anchorage Daily News - ‎33 minutes ago‎
A man takes photographs inside a garment-factory where a fire killed more than 110 people Saturday on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
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Ehud Barak to retire from Israeli party politics

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Israel's defence minister, Ehud Barak, has announced he will retire from party politics at the next election in January. But the former prime minister kept open the possibility of retaining the defence portfolio if the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, ...
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Could Catalonia's vote boost Basque independence?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
The results of Sunday's local elections in Catalonia will likely have most immediate impact in the independence-minded region and in the halls of Madrid's central government.
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Springfield, Mass. Police release new video of downtown explosion

NECN - ‎32 minutes ago‎
(NECN: John Monahan, Springfield, Mass.) - We have a new view into NECN of Friday's downtown Springfield, Mass. gas explosion.
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DISD named a finalist in federal “Race to the Top” competition

Dallas Morning News (blog) - ‎43 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The US Department of Education today named the Dallas Independent School District as a finalist in the federal “Race to the Top” competition, putting it in line for a four-year award worth up to $40 million.
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News Summary: Obama picks SEC official Elisse Walter to lead agency after ...

Washington Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
NEW SEC CHAIRMAN: President Barack Obama chose Elisse Walter, one of five members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to head the agency.
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Going Mobile for Cyber Monday Deals

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Early estimates of Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, showed sales may reach $2 billion and a growing portion of that may come from the pockets of a record number of mobile shoppers.
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EU-IMF agree on measures to cut Greek debt-to-GDP

Reuters - ‎14 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS | Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:30pm EST. BRUSSELS Nov 26 (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Monday to lower the interest rate charged on loans made to Greece and to return profits made on Greek bonds by the European Central ...
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Archstone Dance Finally Ends As Lehman Cuts Deal With Equity Residential ...

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
More than four years after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy the great unwind of the investment bank continues. The bankruptcy estate of Lehman announced Monday that it will sell its largest remaining asset, commercial property outfit Archstone ...
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Nintendo Moves 400000 Wii U Consoles

PC Magazine - ‎43 minutes ago‎
A pre-Thanksgiving launch of the Nintendo Wii U pushed the console's initial sales to 400,000. The Wii U with touch-screen GamePad is the first major Nintendo console release since 2006, and, unsurprisingly, it sold out just days after it initially went on sale.
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Facebook privacy chain letter resurfaces

Washington Post
2 hours ago
Written by
Hayley Tsukayama
Hoaxes are hard things to put down - particularly when they seem to offer something that people want. to hear. Such is the case with the latest Facebook hoax, actually a rehash of one that cropped up in June, that claims users can change their copyright ...
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Is Windows 8 a Replay of the 1980s?

PC Magazine
2 hours ago
Written by
Michael Miller
Windows 8 has now been out for about a month now and I've been hearing too many comparisons to Windows Vista. Many people considered Vista a failure because corporations largely didn't upgrade to that version and Apple and others made fun of it.
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Angus T. Jones of 'Two and a Half Men': My show is 'filth'

CNN (blog) - ‎37 minutes ago‎
For a comedy, "Two and a Half Men" on CBS brings a lot of drama. Angus T. Jones, the 19-year-old actor who has played the "Half" man, Jake Harper, since 2003, calls the sitcom "filth" in a taped interview that recounts his religious experience.
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Can Lindsay Lohan Bounce Back From 'Liz & Dick' Blunder? - ‎1 hour ago‎
In aftermath of her flick's disparaging reviews, MTV News asks industry experts how the troubled starlet can get her career on track.
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Gabriel Aubry -- My Bloody, Battered Face -- Olivier Threatened to KILL ME - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Gabriel Aubry has obtained a restraining order against Halle Berry's fiance Olivier Martinez, who busted Gabriel's face during a brutal brawl on Thanksgiving ... and Gabriel's declaration (which includes graphic photos of his injuries) paints a radically different ...
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Nick Saban laments about the loser of the SEC title game being knocked out of ...

Yahoo! Sports (blog) - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Alabama coach Nick Saban was a little upset during his Sunday teleconference when he was asked about Florida playing in the Sugar Bowl instead of the loser of the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia.
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Longoria's deal a sensible one for Rays - ‎3 hours ago‎
Evan Longoria is the first player in Rays history to receive a nine-figure contract. (Kim Klement/US Presswire). When the wisdom of locking up young players with long-term deals years before they even hit arbitration is discussed, Evan Longoria is often Exhibit ...
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League, Union turn to mediators in CBA negotiations - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association have jointly agreed to meet with federal mediators to aid the sides in negotiations toward establishing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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No suspension for Ndamukong Suh

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will not be suspended by the NFL for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin.
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Antarctic microbes thrive under lake ice

21 minutes ago
Written by
Dan Vergano
Antarctica's Lake Vida and its microbes that thrive without sunlight offer a model for life on icy worlds elsewhere, biologists suggest in a new report.
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Hold Everything: Saturn Has Another Pac-Man Moon

Geekosystem - ‎34 minutes ago‎
In 2010, which is about three millennia ago on the Internet, NASA's Cassini Probe found perhaps the most important and relevant scientific discovery in the history of humanity: The heat signature of one of Saturn's moons, Mimas, looked just like Pac-Man.
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FDA halts company's peanut butter operations

USA TODAY - ‎56 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration halted operations of the country's largest organic peanut butter processor Monday, cracking down on salmonella poisoning for the first time with the new enforcement authority the agency gained in a ...