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Senate Rejects Rival Payroll Tax Cut Plans as Vote Exposes Split Among GOP

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AP In remarks on the Senate floor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, shown here Nov. 29, said the issue reflected poorly on both Obama and his allies in Congress.
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FAMU president postpones work of hazing task force -
Robert Champion Sr., left, and his wife, Pam lead a procession into the funeral service for their son, Florida A&M University band member Robert Champion, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in Decatur, Ga.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi praises US engagement

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1 of 9. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi tour the grounds after their meeting at Suu Kyi's house in Yangon December 2, 2011.

'X Factor': Astro And Drew Sent Home -
'I don't think she deserves to go home,' a visibly upset Simon Cowell told the audience of his mentee's elimination.

Seattle and Lynch Send Eagles to 4-8

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By AP Marshawn Lynch ran for 148 yards and two first-half touchdowns and David Hawthorne returned Vince Young's third interception 77 yards for a clinching score with 4 minutes 24 seconds remaining as the Seattle Seahawks beat the visiting Philadelphia ...

FAQ: Behind the Carrier IQ rookit controversy

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Computerworld - The recent disclosure that top mobile phone providers are using software from Carrier IQ that critics say can gather and track all sorts of personal data from a user's smartphone has sparked a firestorm of ...

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Criticized at home, Pakistan army defends its lack of air response during ...

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says confusion and a communication breakdown prevented its airforce from scrambling to defend troops on the ground during the deadly NATO bombing last weekend at two border outposts.

Al Qaeda claims kidnapping of American Warren Weinstein

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Al Qaeda sees him as an American operative, but ordinary Pakistanis saw his helping hand. By Ben Arnoldy, Staff Writer / December 1, 2011 A Pakistani police officer stands guard at the house of kidnapped American development expert Warren Weinstein in ...

Loyalty to Assad could spread Syria's chaos throughout the Middle East

Detroit Free Press -
Syrians wave the national flag in support of the regime at a rally in the Damascus district of Daraya. Months of daily violence have cost more than 4000 people their lives, including 22 killed Thursday.

Senate Takes Action Against Iran

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WASHINGTON—Acting on concerns Iran aims to develop a nuclear weapon, the US Senate Thursday voted to impede that country's ability to process oil revenue by making it harder for it to access the world financial system.

Santa Ana wind damage stuns Southland residents

Los Angeles Times -
The onslaught leaves rooftops shredded and yards littered with downed trees in many communities, especially the foothill cities of the San Gabriel Valley.

Cain: Wife didn't know about friendship

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Presidential hopeful Herman Cain told a newspaper Thursday that he never told his wife about another woman he befriended 13 years ago and helped out financially.

Senate approves $662 billion defense bill

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Afghan detainees are through mesh wire fence inside the Parwan detention facility near Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, March 23, 2011.

Learning Too Late of Perils in Gas Well Leases

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Jared Ely near gas wells leased on his family's land near Dimock, Pa. His father, Scott, says the leases should have been clearer.

Franco-German Push for Budget Policing Meets Resistance

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Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- James Shugg, a senior economist at Westpac Banking Corp., discusses the performance of the US economy and the outlook for "catastrophe" in Europe.

Sales at Chrysler, Nissan signal best auto industry month of 2011

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Vehicle sales at Chrysler and Nissan in November exceeded analysts' estimates, leading automakers in US gains last month as the industry heads for its best sales pace this year.

Asia Stocks Set for Biggest Weekly Advance Since 2009 on Europe, US Data

Bloomberg -
Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Hao Hong, global equity strategist at China International Capital Corp., talks about China stocks and central bank monetary policy.

Apple Blames Glitch for Siri's Anti-Abortion Bias

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Siri appears to have trouble correctly completing searches related to terms like Plan B and abortion. Images: The Atlantic Wire With a calming voice and no dearth of sassy responses, voice-controlled digital assistant Siri ...

AT&T, T-Mobile Mull Plan B

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AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG, the parent of T-Mobile USA, have discussed an alternative transaction—forming a joint venture that would pool network assets from the two US wireless carriers—if their ...

Adele gets clean sweep in Grammy nominations

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Leading up to Wednesday night's announcement of major nominations for the upcoming 54th Grammy Awards, one thing seemed certain: Adele would be unstoppable.

Shame, Tyrannosaur, America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments & Elite ...

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There isn't a whole lot opening this week, but a lot of what is opening is pretty good stuff. However, I did want to direct your attention to a particularly fun event happening at the famed Music Box Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2pm.

Mindy McCready Defies Judge's Orders to Return 5-Year-Old Son

Hollywood Reporter -
The country singer, who was reported missing after she and her child disappeared, claims she cannot travel since she's nearly seven months pregnant with twins.

Lady Gaga releases 14-minute-long video for 'Marry the Night': Watch here!

Entertainment Weekly -
One of the beautiful things about most music videos, typically, is that you can watch them in just a few - or maybe four or five - minutes max.

5-on-5: Most intriguing player? Biggest need? We break things down in New York

Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony begin their first full season together on Christmas Day. John Hollinger broke down each player on the Knicks' roster.

Mike Sherman era comes to an end at A&M

Houston Chronicle -
Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman greets his players after the Aggies scored against Texas during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Kyle Field Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in College Station.

Feds search locker at Syracuse basketball office

San Francisco Chronicle -
NY - Federal authorities searched a locker in the Syracuse basketball center in their investigation of former assistant coach Bernie Fine, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the case.

Kings defeat the Panthers for second win in a row

Los Angeles Times -
Beware the seemingly ordinary, almost harmless-looking game against an Eastern Conference foe in early December. The Kings and the Florida Panthers are not exactly associated with bad blood, bile and belligerence.

Drop in CO2 triggered polar ice sheet formation

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Washington: A drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels seems to have triggered Antarctic ice sheet formation. Scientists from Yale and Purdue Universities stumbled on the discovery while examining molecules from ancient algae found in deep-sea core samples.

A potential washing machine design uses a combination of air, vapor and ...

DailyTech -
Astronauts may have a laundry list of duties while working at the International Space Station (ISS), but laundry certainly isn't one of them.

Obama raises US goal on fighting AIDS

Reuters -
President Obama delivers remarks at a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University in Washington, December 1, 2011. By Caren Bohan and Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed to boost US efforts to fight AIDS with a ...

Teva May Get 'Free Money' Sharing Profit on Ranbaxy Sales of Lipitor Copy

Bloomberg -
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA), the world's biggest maker of generic drugs, may profit on sales of versions of Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor without being involved in the medicine's production or ...
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