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At least three dead after Japan tunnel collapse: TV

Reuters - ‎6 minutes ago‎
TOKYO | Sun Dec 2, 2012 4:13am EST. TOKYO (Reuters) - A tunnel on a major highway in central Japan collapsed on Sunday, killing at least three people and starting a blaze, Japanese media reported.
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Afghanistan Taliban attack US base in Jalalabad

BBC News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Taliban suicide bombers have killed four Afghan soldiers and wounded Nato troops in an attack on a joint US-Afghan airbase in eastern Afghanistan.
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Egypt's top court postpones key ruling on Assembly

The Hindu - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Officials say Egypt's top court has postponed its ruling on the legitimacy of the nation's Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly, citing “administrative” reasons.
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Act early to prevent AIDS

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
AIDS is a deadly disease caused by an infectious HIV virus that has killed millions of people all over the globe. HIV and AIDS strikes people from all backgrounds, gender and age.
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Protests flare in Bahrain for Kim Kardashian visit

USA TODAY - ‎9 hours ago‎
TV star Kim Kardashian, speaks to fans in Riffa, Bahrain, on Saturday. (Photo: Hasan Jamali, AP). 6:55PM EST December 1. 2012 - MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Just hours after reality TV star Kim Kardashian gushed about her impressions of Bahrain, riot police ...
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As he takes office, Mexico's president pledges to expand prosperity

Dallas Morning News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon (left) presented a flag to President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto during the official transfer-of-command ceremony early Saturday at the National Palace in Mexico City.
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North Korea prepares missile launch

Financial Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
North Korea plans to launch a ballistic missile this month, dealing another blow to hopes that Kim Jong-eun might improve relations with the US and South Korea.
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Symbolic blusters or the onset of confrontation?

Jerusalem Post (blog) - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Scarcely a day after the UN General Assembly voted to name Palestine a state, and Israeli officials said they would not mete out a punishment for their neighbor's chutzpah, the punishment came.
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Kuwait elects new parliament on low turnout

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
KUWAIT: Kuwaitis have elected a parliament including several newcomers which may prove more government-friendly than its predecessor but could lack legitimacy in the eyes of some due to a low voter turnout and an opposition boycott.
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Bus crash at Florida airport kills two

The Tennessean - ‎1 hour ago‎
Law enforcement officers watch as a bus that hit a concrete overpass at Miami International Airport is hauled away Saturday. / Wilfredo Lee/AP.
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Man tweets, broadcasts police standoff from basement in Baltimore

Baltimore Sun (blog)
4 hours ago
Written by
David Zurawik
Twitter and web radio carried a new kind of prime-time crime drama in Baltimore Saturday when a Waverly man refused to allow police to serve a warrant and then broadcast the ensuing standoff after a S.W.
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Dec. 2: The fiscal cliff and Fireman Ed

New York Daily News - ‎47 minutes ago‎
GOP is pushing us off the cliff. Coral Springs, Fla.: In his column “Cliff-jumping with Barack” (Nov. 30), Charles Krauthammer writes that going off the fiscal cliff will cause another recession and the Republicans will be blamed, but it is President Obama's legacy ...
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USS Enterprise carrier taken out of active service

Watertown Daily Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Navy officer salutes during the inactivation ceremony for the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise at Naval Station Norfolk Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Norfolk, Va.
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Dozens in Chino Hills protest 'maternity hotel' for mothers from China

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dozens of people protested Saturday in Chino Hills against a neighborhood home that they claim has been illegally operating as a birthing center where pregnant Chinese women fly in to give birth so their babies will be American citizens.
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Sandy Impact Is Blowing Around Consumer Outlook

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Nov 30, 2012‎
After she blew in, Sandy took some wind out of consumers' sails. But the impact should be temporary. The Commerce Department reported Friday that personal income was flat in October versus the previous month and nominal spending fell 0.2%.
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China's Manufacturing PMI Expands for a Second Month

Bloomberg - ‎13 hours ago‎
China's official manufacturing index rose to the highest level in seven months as new orders and export demand climbed, underscoring optimism the economy is recovering after a seven-quarter slowdown.
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A first take on iTunes 11

Nov 29, 2012
Written by
Edward Baig
5:18PM EST November 29. 2012 - Whatever you think of Apple's venerable iTunes software - and even folks who don't always love it certainly spent a lot of the time in the joint - you probably agree it was due for a refresh.
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Ford recalls 89000 Escapes, Fusions for fire risk

Christian Science Monitor (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Enlarge. Ford is recalling 89,000 Escape SUVs and Fusions because of a 1.6-liter engine that keeps posing a fire risk. Skip to next paragraph.
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Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas almost chose Chick-fil-A over gymnastics - ‎3 hours ago‎
“I can get a job at Chick-Fil-A in Virginia Beach and live off the 14-grand I just won at World Championships,” Ms. Douglas writes in her new memoir, “Grace, Gold & Glory,” according to the New York Daily News.
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'Bachelorette' lovebirds Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum marry in Pasedena ...

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
“Bachelorette” lovebirds Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum tied the knot in a California ceremony Saturday that was filmed for an ABC special, “The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.
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What Do You Think Of Lindsay Lohan's Decision To Hire A PI?

Cinema Blend
51 minutes ago
Written by
Mack Rawden
Say what you will about Lindsay Lohan, but she's proving to be a fighter. Just hours after the fortune teller she allegedly assaulted hired super attorney Gloria Allred for a potential lawsuit, the Mean Girls star fired her own right hand by shelling out for a private ...
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Producer Katzenberg picks up honorary Oscar for charity work

Reuters - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By Nichola Groom. LOS ANGELES | Sun Dec 2, 2012 3:42am EST. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg received an honorary Oscar for his charitable work on Saturday at a star-studded gala that kicked off the movie awards ...
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Chiefs Linebacker Commits Suicide at Stadium

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
With his coach looking on, a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot and killed himself outside the team's practice facility Saturday morning, less than an hour after he killed his girlfriend, according to the police.
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Galaxy defeat Dynamo to win MLS Cup

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
Carson, Los Angeles County -- David Beckham stood on the podium with his three sons, an oversize Union Jack knotted around his Los Angeles Galaxy jersey.
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Well-rested Spurs beat Grizzlies in OT

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
So that's what $250,000 worth of rest looks like. Tony Parker scored 30 points, and Tim Duncan had 27 points and 15 rebounds - giving the San Antonio Spurs their money's worth for the unprecedented fine from the NBA they absorbed for putting rest over the ...
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Rick Majerus' final press conference was funny, sad, perfect, everything (blog)
35 minutes ago
Written by
Gary Parrish
I wasn't surprised when I heard the news because I knew Rick Majerus wasn't well. Folks in basketball circles had said as much.
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New study on rising sea levels likely confirms existence of global warming

Science Recorder - ‎Nov 30, 2012‎
A newly released study finds that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are disappearing three times faster than they were two decades ago, the latest evidence supporting the existence of global warming.
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NASA experts dispel 2012 myths

Foster's Daily Democrat - ‎1 hour ago‎
DOVER - With dozens of doomsday stories circulating in popular culture about the year 2012, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently called on a panel of experts to help debunk some of the most widespread apocalyptic myths.
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India's Ranbaxy probes 'possible' glass in drug

AFP - ‎20 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI - Indian drug giant Ranbaxy has ceased production of its generic version of cholesterol-busting drug Lipitor until it probes the issue of "possible" glass particles in some lots, a statement said on Saturday.
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Report: Grand Jury Investigating Pharmacy In Meningitis Outbreak

WBUR - ‎13 hours ago‎
BOSTON - A federal grand jury in Boston has been seated to investigate the Framingham compounding pharmacy that manufactured tainted steroid injections blamed for at least 36 deaths.
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Recall: Trader's Joe's Butter Chicken - ‎4 hours ago‎
OTTAWA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian officials say 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice bound for Trader Joe's stores were recalled for possible Listeria contamination.