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Bomb Causes Derailment of Russian Train, Killing 25

New York Times - Clifford J. Levy, Ellen Barry - ‎1 hour ago‎
MOSCOW - A luxury express train carrying hundreds of passengers from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed on Friday night after a bomb detonated on the tracks in a rural area, killing more than 25 people and injuring ...

Questions linger over checkpoint breakdowns at White House dinner

Washington Post - Jason Horowitz, Roxanne Roberts - ‎8 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Michaele Salahi, as her husband and Tareq looks on at right, at the State Dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.

World leaders spruik climate deal chances

ABC Online - Hayden Cooper, Dan Karpenchuk - ‎3 hours ago‎
Hopes for a new global climate pact have risen after rich nations at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Trinidad and Tobago offered to help poorer countries bear the costs of implementing any deal.

Iranian lawmaker: Iran could leave nuclear treaty

The Associated Press - Ali Akbar Dareini - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran - A hardline Iranian lawmaker warned Saturday his country could withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in response to a UN nuclear watchdog resolution censuring Tehran over its nuclear program.

Plane crash in China kills US crew

Aljazeera.net - ‎45 minutes ago‎
At least three Americans have been killed after a Zimbabwean-registered cargo aeroplane crashed in China. The aircraft was taking off from Shanhai's main international airport of Pudong on Saturday when it left the runway and ploughed into a storage ...

Region Finds US Lacking on Honduras

New York Times - Ginger Thompson - ‎12 hours ago‎
Scrawl outside a military base where ballots for Sunday's presidential election are stored tells Hondurans not to vote. By GINGER THOMPSON WASHINGTON - Drug cartels are running amok in Mexico, Raúl Castro is tightening his grip on Cuba and Hugo Chávez ...

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Mayor Bloomberg spent $102M on campaign to win third term - or $175 per vote

New York Daily News - Celeste Katz - ‎6 hours ago‎
Mayor Bloomberg's third campaign for mayor has become the most expensive political campaign in American history. Did Mayor Bloomberg win his third term because was the better candidate, or simply the richer?

Muslims Mark Eid al-Adha Festival on 4th Day of Hajj

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival, including more than two million pilgrims taking part in annual Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia.

Today at the White House: Leftovers and a Christmas tree

USA Today - ‎18 hours ago‎
Call it the calm before the storm: Next week, President Obama must unveil his Afghanistan policy in a speech that, our friends at Politico note this morning, risks alienating his party's liberal wing.

Markets Hang In After Dubai

Wall Street Journal - Mark Gongloff - ‎1 hour ago‎
On their own, Dubai World's credit problems amount to a relatively minor event. But they are a reminder of the credit risks that still lurk in the global financial system, posing threats to assets that have soared in price this year.

Black Friday Crowds Snap Up Discounted Flat-Panel tvs, Laptops

Bloomberg - Cotten Timberlake, Chris Burritt - ‎10 hours ago‎
Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Retailers reported “strong” shopper traffic on Black Friday as discounts on televisions, toys and computers drew budget-conscious crowds across the US, the National Retail Federation said.

Early Black Friday Numbers Report Good News

Central Florida News 13 - ‎14 minutes ago‎
ORLANDO -- Early reports from shopping centers indicated the crowds for this year's Black Friday sales were bigger than on the day after Thanksgiving last year.

Shuttle Atlantis glides home after station visit

CNET News - William Harwood - ‎21 hours ago‎
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--The shuttle Atlantis dropped out of a crystal clear Florida sky and glided to a "picture-perfect" landing at the Kennedy Space Center Friday to close out a successful 11-day space station mission, ...

Rigging a Climate 'Consensus'

Wall Street Journal - ‎15 hours ago‎

iPhone launches in South Korea amid great fanfare

NECN - ‎23 minutes ago‎
(NECN/APTV) - Gadget-hungry South Koreans got their first and much sought after iPhones on Saturday, amid great fanfare and expectations that the communication and entertainment device will shake up a local mobile phone market dominated by domestic ...

Swiss ready Polanski's chalet for house arrest

The Associated Press - Michel Euler - ‎3 hours ago‎
GSTAAD, Switzerland - Security experts on Saturday started preparing Roman Polanski's Alpine chalet for the movie director's house arrest while Swiss authorities consider whether to extradite him to the United States.

Lambert? Elvis did that too

Los Angeles Times - Alan Cantwell - ‎7 hours ago‎
Re "Adam Lambert Causes a Fuss," Quick Takes, Nov. 24: When Elvis Presley first performed a bump and grind on national television, millions of older Americans were apoplectic in their response.

IRS says Schwarzenegger owes $79000

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎7 hours ago‎
(11-27) 17:32 PST SACRAMENTO -- As if a projected $20.7 billion state budget deficit wasn't bad enough, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has another financial headache to deal with: clearing up paperwork related to his 2004 and 2005 federal taxes.

Woods accident draws attention from the world

Orlando Sentinel - Hal Boedeker - ‎1 hour ago‎
CBS and Fox News called for details. NPR and the BBC asked the Orlando Sentinel for interviews. NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp. wanted the accident report.

Alabama survives Auburn's upset bid

Boston Globe - ‎7 hours ago‎
AP / November 28, 2009 Pushed to the limit and outplayed most of the game, second-ranked Alabama found its championship form in the nick of time.

Game Day: Senators vs. Bruins

NHL.com - John Bishop - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Case in point: Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien after yesterday's shootout setback to New Jersey. "I think they know that [the team played well] for the most part.
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Experts Say Swine Flu Mutations Do Not Warrant New Alarm

New York Times - Donald G. McNeil Jr - ‎13 hours ago‎
The World Health Organization tried this week to dampen fears about mutations seen in the swine flu virus in several countries, noting that both mutations had been found in very few people.

AIDS continues to take its toll on the South

Access North Georgia - Judd Hickinbotham - ‎1 hour ago‎
GAINESVILLE - World AIDS Day will be observed Tuesday to help raise awareness about the worldwide impact of HIV and AIDS. The local numbers for the disease remain high.

Health overhaul: Understanding the pros and cons

The Associated Press - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Maybe you've been reading the health care bill in your spare time. Then perhaps you can answer this question: If Congress makes history and puts a bill on President Barack Obama's desk by Christmas, how long before the uninsured get ...

My Encounters With Two Accused Nazi War Criminals

Newsweek - Tom Teicholz - ‎Nov 27, 2009‎
On the eve of what may be the last Nazi trial, the son of Holocaust survivors recalls encounters with two accused war criminals. By Tom Teicholz | Newsweek Web Exclusive Please fill in the following information and we'll email this link.

Learning His Body, Learning to Dance

New York Times - Neil Genzlinger - ‎Nov 24, 2009‎
Gregg Mozgala, a 31-year-old actor with cerebral palsy, had 12 years of physical therapy while he was growing up. But in the last eight months, a determined choreographer with an unconventional résumé has done what all those ...

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

FOXNews - Rowan Scarborough - ‎Nov 24, 2009‎
AP March 31, 2004: Iraqis chant anti-American slogans as the charred and mutilated bodies of US contractors hang from a bridge over the Euphrates River in Fallujah, Iraq.

A Palestinian peace plan Israelis can live with

Ha'aretz - Bradley Burston - ‎Nov 24, 2009‎
Ray Hanania is a compassionate and, in fact, delightful person, with rare insight into the aspirations and failings of Palestinians and Israelis.

Arizona struggles with budget crisis

Los Angeles Times - Nicholas Riccardi - ‎Nov 27, 2009‎
The Legislature faces a nearly $2-billion deficit, which rises to $3 billion next year. It's one of 35 states with ongoing budget problems, and experts say its plight is second only to California's.