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GOP, Dems fight for upper hand on fiscal cliff

Politico - ‎1 hour ago‎
The fiscal cliff negotiations are at such a standstill that not even aides to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) talked Tuesday.
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Suspect confesses in pushing death of Queens dad in Times Square subway ...

New York Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ki Suk Han, 58, of Queens frantically tries to climb to safety yesterday as a train bears down on him in Midtown. He was fatally struck seconds later.
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Facebook revises mobile messaging app

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Facebook on Tuesday released a new version of its mobile messaging app, a move that shows the Menlo Park company is trying to extend its reach beyond its already massive social network.
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Mars redux: NASA to launch Curiosity-like rover

San Jose Mercury News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES—If you thought NASA's latest Mars landing was a nail-biter, get ready for a sequel. The space agency on Tuesday announced plans to launch another mega-rover to the red planet in 2020 that will be modeled after the wildly popular Curiosity.
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No evidence Syria mixing chemical agents, Pentagon official says

NBCNews.com - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Russia and China both joined the U.S. in warning Syria that the use of weapons of mass destruction would have grave consequences, raising the question as to what will become of the chemical weapons if Assad's regime falls.
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NATO Backs Defense Plan for Turkey

New York Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS - NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday endorsed a decision to send Patriot missile batteries to Turkey, and expressed “grave” concerns about reports of heightened activity at Syria's chemical weapons sites.
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Typhoon Bopha strikes the Philippines

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Typhoon Bopha made landfall in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, unleashing a deadly flash flood and high winds. Residents watch as a river rises near their homes because of heavy rains brought by Typhoon.
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US Denies That Iran 'Caught' Drone

ABC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
The United States has denied reports that Iran "caught" and landed a small U.S. drone flying over the Persian Gulf. The unarmed drone, called a ScanEagle, was flying in Iranian airspace when it was brought down by the Revolutionary Guard Corps, the ...
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Ryan, Rubio Seek Party Rebranding

Wall Street Journal - ‎18 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—Two of the Republican Party's most prominent voices, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, laid out their visions for broadening the GOP's economic message in dual speeches Tuesday, as conservatives seek new ...
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Justices Broaden the Basis for Damages Over Floods

New York Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that people whose property was damaged by intermittent flooding caused by the government may seek compensation.
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10 Reasons GM's Profit Is About To Explode

Forbes
5 hours ago
Written by
Joann Muller
General Motors has pocketed $5 billion in net profit so far this year, $1 billion more than crosstown rival Ford Motor, no surprise since GM is a larger company.
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United 787 Loses Power and Lands Early

New York Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
United 787 Loses Power and Lands Early. By CHRISTOPHER DREW and JAD MOUAWAD. Published: December 4, 2012. A new Boeing 787 Dreamliner flown by United Airlines was diverted in midflight to New Orleans on Tuesday because of concern about ...
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Clerks Bring LA Port to a Halt

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES—The past week has been hectic for B.J. Patterson, chief executive of a local warehousing company, who has been scrambling to help customers hurt by a strike at the country's biggest port complex.
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Australian Economic Growth Slows as Government Cuts Spending

Bloomberg - ‎2 minutes ago‎
Play. Australian Growth Slows as Government Cuts Spending. Australia's economy slowed last quarter on tighter government spending and the weakest consumer demand in 2 1/2 years, validating the central bank's decision to cut interest rates.
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Yahoo acquires tiny mobile video-chat startup OnTheAir

CNET
39 minutes ago
Written by
Steven Musil
Buyout of five-person company appears to be geared toward beefing up the Web pioneer's engineering ranks rather than getting a hold of the startup's technology.
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YouTube Releases iPad App, Filling Last Device Gap in Split from Apple

Wired
1 hour ago
Written by
Alexandra Chang
YouTube finally releases its app for the iPad and iPhone 5, getting one step closer to filling all the Google-less iOS 6 gaps. Image: Alex Washburn/Wired.
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John McAfee says he plans to seek asylum in Guatemala

San Jose Mercury News - ‎58 minutes ago‎
GUATEMALA CITY -- Software company founder John McAfee has surfaced in public for the first time in weeks, saying Tuesday that he plans to ask for asylum in Guatemala because he fears persecution in Belize.
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Apple sacks two-per-customer rule for iPhone 5

CNET - ‎47 minutes ago‎
As supply chain issues come under control and unlocked models of the device are available, the tech giant lets customers buy more than just two iPhone 5 smartphones at a time.
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Barbara Palvin: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show model spotted with Justin Bieber ...

Zap2it.com (blog)
1 hour ago
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Molly Chance
barbara-palvin-victorias-secret-fashion-show-2012-gi. Barbara Palvin may have been a brand new name to those who read up on Justin Bieber's post-fashion show exploits with the Hungarian born Victoria's Secret model -- exploits that reportedly led Selena ...
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Elizabeth? Charles? Diana? Suri? Here's How Kate Middleton and Prince ...

E! Online - ‎11 minutes ago‎
What's in a name? Well, if we're talking about what name expectant parents Kate Middleton and Prince William are going to bestow on their firstborn child, then... Everything! First of all, there's a bevy of perfectly good family names to choose from: Philip, ...
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Netflix signs blockbuster deal to stream Disney movies

San Jose Mercury News
7 minutes ago
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Troy Wolverton
twolverton@mercurynews.com. In a move to put its streaming video service on par with the likes of premium cable services such as HBO and Showtime, Netflix (NFLX) on Tuesday announced an exclusive deal with Disney.
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Arkansas announces hiring of Bielema

Chicago Tribune - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The University of Arkansas has hired Wisconsin's Bret Bielema to be its football coach, the school announced Tuesday night. Bielema had a 68-24 record in seven years coaching Wisconsin and has led the Badgers to three consecutive Rose Bowl ...
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New Orleans Hornets say reported name change not up to them

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Orleans Hornets say reported name change not up to them. Game On! USA TODAY SportsShare. Comments. 120412 hornets logo. The Hornets have been the name of the New Orleaans NBA team since George Shinn moved them in 2002.
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Lakers at Rockets: Live updates

Los Angeles Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Lakers 30 - Rockets 22 (end of first quarter) Kobe Bryant scored 14 first-quarter points to give the Lakers an early lead in Houston.
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New contender for oldest dinosaur

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Palaeontologists have found what is likely to be the oldest known dinosaur, filling in a yawning evolutionary gap. A study in Biology Letters describes Nyasasaurus parringtoni, a new species from 10-15 million years before the previous earliest dinosaur ...
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French sperm count 'falls by a third'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The sperm count of French men fell by a third between 1989 and 2005, a study suggests. The semen of more than 26,600 French men was tested in the study, reported in the journal Human Reproduction.
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Healthcare law will have new California Legislature scrambling

Los Angeles Times - ‎Dec 2, 2012‎
SACRAMENTO - When state lawmakers are sworn in Monday for the new legislative session, they will have little time to enjoy the pomp and circumstance.

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