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White House to GOP: It's your move (registration) - ‎9 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Republicans are playing a game of political chicken as the end-of-year deadline approaches for averting the "fiscal cliff," a combination of expiring tax reductions and across-the-board spending cuts.
'Fiscal cliff' talks at a stalemate over tax hikes
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North Korea gears up to launch long-range rocket

Businessweek - ‎Dec 1, 2012‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.
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Alaska Murder Suspect Linked to 7 Other...

ABC News - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Investigators say a man found dead of an apparent suicide in an Alaska jail was not only suspected of killing an Anchorage barista but may be linked to seven other possible slayings around the country.
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HIV/Aids treatment has come a long way - in the West - ‎1 hour ago‎
It has been hailed as one of the most memorable public health campaigns ever created. For anyone over the age of 30, the “iceberg and tombstone” television advertisements with a menacing voiceover by John Hurt still bring back a sense of crushing dread: ...
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Seven performers receive Kennedy Center Honors

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Dustin Hoffman was praised for his perfectionism as an actor and David Letterman was applauded for "original and crazy" television comedy as they and five other artists were celebrated Sunday at the annual Kennedy Center Honors gala ...
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dangerous climate change now almost certain

The Guardian - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Carbon dioxide emissions from industry rose an estimated 2.6% this year, according to a study of global carbon emissions. The research by the Global Carbon Project, an annual report card on mankind's CO2 pollution, also says emissions grew 3.1% in 2011, ...
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Egypt's highest court joins judicial strike

The Daily Star - ‎28 minutes ago‎
CAIRO: Egypt's highest court has joined a judicial rebellion against President Mohammed Mursi by declaring an open-ended strike on the day it was supposed to rule on the legitimacy of two key assemblies controlled by allies of the Islamist leader.
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Highway tunnel ceiling slabs fall in Japan, kill 9

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Police officers and firefighters gather at the exit of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Otsuki, Japan, on Sunday. (Photo: Kyodo News via AP).
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'UK considers recalling Israel envoy over settlement plan'

Jerusalem Post - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel reportedly calls PM's actions "unfathomable"; France downplays report is is also considering withdrawing ambassador after Israel authorizes 3,000 settlement homes, E1 development.
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Syria army pounds rebels around Damascus

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
BEIRUT - Fierce clashes and heavy government bombardment were reported Sunday on the outskirts of Damascus as the Syrian military pressed an offensive aimed at securing the capital and its vulnerable international airport.
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For Israel, missile defence system is a breakthrough

The Independent - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The newest battery of Israel's stunningly effective Iron Dome missile defence system had been in place in Tel Aviv for just a few hours when militants in the Gaza Strip launched the first long-range rocket that threatened to slam into the densely populated ...
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Gacy's blood may solve old murders

USA TODAY - ‎29 minutes ago‎
4:09AM EST December 3. 2012 - CHICAGO (AP) - Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed - mostly whether they had other unknown victims.
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5 states to increase class time in some schools

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer.
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Third strong storm in week drenches N. Calif.

Houston Chronicle - ‎18 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The third powerful storm in a week drenched an already saturated Northern California, but concerns of serious flooding eased as the system moved through faster than expected.
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Euro, shares rise on signs of Chinese growth

Reuters - ‎22 minutes ago‎
LONDON | Mon Dec 3, 2012 3:49am EST. LONDON (Reuters) - The euro hit a six-week high and shares rose on Monday as signs of quicker Chinese growth boosted investors' risk appetite although gains were capped by U.S.
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Greece to buy back bonds via Dutch auction

Reuters - ‎10 minutes ago‎
By George Georgiopoulos and Deepa Babington. ATHENS | Mon Dec 3, 2012 4:03am EST. ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Monday it would buy back bonds through a Dutch auction as part of efforts to cut its ballooning debt, allowing it to assess the level ...
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Delta Said in Talks to Buy Virgin Stake From Singapore Airlines

57 minutes ago
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Mary Jane Credeur
Play. Singapore Air Discusses Virgin Sale. Singapore Airlines Ltd. (SIA) said it is in talks about selling its 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic after people familiar with the matter said that Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) is discussing buying shares.
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UBS Said to Be Close to Reaching a Settlement Over Libor-Rigging

Bloomberg - ‎14 minutes ago‎
UBS AG (UBSN), Switzerland's biggest lender, is close to agreements with regulators to pay more than 290 million pounds ($465 million) to settle allegations traders tried to rig global interest rates, a person with knowledge of the talks said.
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Talks to end LA, Long Beach port strike heat up

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Talks to end the six-day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach intensified over the weekend, but with no resolution, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote a terse note to both sides.

Code hints Microsoft may add direct music playback to SkyDrive

1 hour ago
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Jon Fingas
Microsoft has been busy streamlining SkyDrive to make the most of our time in the cloud, but it hasn't yet cut out the middleman for audio playback; if a song wasn't obtained through a channel like Xbox Music, it won't play online in Microsoft's universe.
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UN internet regulation treaty talks begin in Dubai

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
A UN agency is trying to calm fears that the internet could be damaged by a conference it is hosting. Government regulators from 193 countries are in Dubai to revise a wide-ranging communications treaty.
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Crystal and Hef Tying the Knot (Again)

E! Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Is Crystal Harris finally ready to actually say the words "I do" to Hugh Hefner?! That seems to be the case! The former runaway bride is officially ready to celebrate a New Year's Eve wedding with Hef, a Playboy source confirms to E! News.
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No sunset yet for Twilight Saga

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
In studio estimates through Sunday, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 kept its slim lead over the rest of the pack, says Box Office Mojo.
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Eagles vs. Cowboys: Rising Dez is difference-maker in Dallas' comeback win - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The Dallas Cowboys, who are 6-6 after Sunday night's wild 38-33 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, are heading into the stretch run of a typical roller-coaster season for them—a season that is unlikely to end with a playoff berth.
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Magic defeat Lakers in first game vs. Dwight Howard

ESPN - ‎54 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard wasn't his usually playful self in the Los Angeles Lakers' locker room. He refused to answer certain questions and shared few personal thoughts about his ugly reunion with the Orlando Magic.
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In Panicky Russia, It's Official: End of World Is Not Near

New York Times - ‎Dec 1, 2012‎
MOSCOW - There are scattered reports of unusual behavior from across Russia's nine time zones. World Twitter Logo. Connect With Us on Twitter.
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NASA Responds To "Dec 21st End Of World" Scare

RTT News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as some have claimed. However, NASA says that "it will be another winter solstice".
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Glass in Generic Lipitor Halts Production

ABC News - ‎Nov 30, 2012‎
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., the company that makes a generic version of the cholesterol-controlling medicine Lipitor, has agreed to stop producing the drug because it is unable to explain why some of the tablets are laced with tiny pieces of glass.
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Fifth coronavirus death reported

BBC News - ‎Nov 30, 2012‎
A fifth person has died from a new respiratory illness similar to the Sars virus, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO said the two latest deaths were in Jordan.