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mcconnell leads GOP opposition to health bill

MiamiHerald.com - Halimah Abdullah - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -- For weeks, Democratic leaders gritted their teeth whenever Senate Minority Leader Mitch mcconnell airily dismissed suggestions that Republicans would work to slow the health care debate.

Philippine troops arrest dozens under martial law

The Associated Press - Pat Roque - ‎23 minutes ago‎
SHARIFF AGUAK, Philippines - Philippine troops arrested 62 people and discovered another major weapons cache Sunday after martial law was imposed in a southern province following the country's worst political massacre.

Russia's Perm Mourns, Anger Voiced After Club Fire

New York Times - Natalia Shurmina, Alfred Kueppers - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS PERM (Reuters) - Perm residents gathered at the central morgue on a bitter cold Siberian Sunday to identify the dead after Friday's nightclub fire and express outrage over safety standards they blame for causing 110 deaths.

IRAN: Outrage, and a warning, over Swiss vote to ban minarets

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
An East-West clash over a Swiss referendum last week banning the construction of mosque minarets heated up today as Iran's foreign minister warned of unspecified "consequences" if the ban were enforced.

Vietnam to Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Obama is expanding the war in Afghanistan, but that doesn't mean it will become another Vietnam War. There is a perennial danger in imagining that one war will replicate the history of another.

Egyptian Rescuers End Search for Victims of Ferry Collision

Voice of America - ‎8 hours ago‎
Egyptian rescue workers have ended a search for possible victims of a collision between two ferries on the Nile River. Local officials say they have found no bodies and have accounted for everyone, after initial reports suggested dozens of passengers ...

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Sarah Palin in the belly of the beast: Washington

Washington Post - Steve Holland, Vicki Allen - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican firebrand Sarah Palin invaded the city she loves to hate on Saturday and rubbed shoulders with the herd of journalists she usually holds in disdain.

Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for Post

Wall Street Journal - Greg Hitt - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—Sen. Max Baucus, one of the most powerful members of Congress and a key figure in the health overhaul debate, recommended his girlfriend to serve as the US attorney for his home state of Montana, a Baucus spokesman said Saturday ...

New jobs plan may be more of old one

The Free Lance-Star - Eamon Javers - ‎1 hour ago‎
To hear the talk at the White House jobs summit, President Barack Obama has dozens of job-creating ideas to pick from when he sketches out his plan in a speech Tuesday.

Comcast and NBC: Stay tuned for answers

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎6 hours ago‎
Will this be a sequel to the dot-com disaster flick that was AOL Time Warner, a "Citizen Kane"-esque tragedy of hubris and overreach, or a creative remake of the TV business as we've known it?

Can't find Zhu Zhu Pets? Try these ideas for Christmas

NewsOK.com - Carla Hinton - ‎3 hours ago‎
Faux fuzzy hamsters have wriggled their way into the hearts of children this holiday season. By now many parents have found that out judging from the reports of people searching frantically for the Zhu Zhu Pets - one of this ...

Regulators Pull Plug on Bank

Wall Street Journal - David Enrich - ‎13 hours ago‎
Federal regulators on Friday seized AmTrust Bank, a battered Cleveland thrift kept alive this year after local politicians pleaded with the government for a second chance.

World Concerns About Climate Change Dwindle - Survey

New York Times - Matthew Jones - ‎1 hour ago‎
By REUTERS COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - World concern about climate change has fallen in the past two years, according to an opinion poll on Sunday, the eve of 190-nation talks in Copenhagen meant to agree a UN deal to fight global warming.

The Truth About 'Climategate'

Newsweek - Sharon Begley - ‎15 hours ago‎
Few of us would escape with reputations intact if our e-mail were made public, and the scientists ensnared in "climategate" are no exception.

What Apple's LaLa Acquisition May Mean for iTunes

PC World - Paul Suarez - ‎12 hours ago‎
Apple has struck a deal to buy the streaming and downloading music Web site LaLa.com, according to reports from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Apple Acquires Lala Media Wall Street Journal

Cori Rist, two more women claim affair with Tiger Woods; tryst count hits six

New York Daily News - George Rush, Mike Jaccarino - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Tiger Woods is watching his reputation - and marriage - crumble before his very eyes, as three new women claimed on Saturday that they've had an affair with the golden golfer.

Billy Joel Says Daughter Will Be Fine

People Magazine - Kevin Mazur - ‎4 hours ago‎
Billy Joel has spoken out about his daughter Alexa Ray Joel's condition following her hospitalization Saturday afternoon. "She is going to be fine," Joel told Newsday late Saturday evening.

Adam Lambert to appear on 'The View' on Dec. 10

Entertainment Weekly - Nicole Sperling - ‎Dec 4, 2009‎
Adam Lambert may be unsafe for Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live show, but the ladies of The View can handle him. At least that was the message ABC seemed to be sending when they announced Friday that the American Idol ...

Texas likely to play for BCS title

Detroit Free Press - ‎43 minutes ago‎
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colt McCoy and No. 3 Texas are likely headed for the BCS championship game. Hunter Lawrence nailed a 46-yard field goal as time expired, giving McCoy and the Longhorns a 13-12 victory over No.

Florida's goals, dreams went out with the Tide

Tampa Tribune - Martin Fennelly - ‎16 minutes ago‎
AP Tim Tebow, defensive end Carl Johnson (57), and offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey look on late in the fourth quarter Saturday.

Media should be ashamed of Tiger Woods 'coverage'

Kansas City Star - Jason Whitlock - ‎3 hours ago‎
The media has been quick to make a buck off the story about Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren. Has the changing media landscape affected the coverage of Tiger Woods' tumble?
Woods couldn't live up to image San Francisco Chronicle

Flu vaccine clinic turnout lower than expected

Boston Globe - Meghan E. Irons - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kyle Kelley of West Roxbury put on a brave face as a public health nurse wiped a spot on his arm and gave him a quick shot of the H1N1 vaccine.
Residents fight flu The Daily Advertiser

Put down the Slim-Fast can -- regardless of flavor, sell-by date, etc.

Los Angeles Times - ‎Dec 4, 2009‎
The maker of Slim-Fast has recalled all of its ready-to-drink canned beverages. All of them. Turns out, the stuff might be contaminated with the bacterium Bacillus cereus.

Sorry legislation on mammograms

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
One of the ostensible reasons for reforming our health insurance system is the need to halt the growth of spending on medical treatment.

Another woman emerges in Woods scandal

msnbc.com - Courtney Hazlett - ‎Dec 1, 2009‎
The Tiger Woods case might be closed in the opinion of the Florida Highway Patrol, but not according to some of the women who reportedly have had relationships with the pro golfer.

Edward Miller: Health Reform Could Harm Medicaid Patients

Wall Street Journal - Edward Miller - ‎14 hours ago‎
Both the House and Senate health-care reform bills call for a large increase in Medicaid—about 18 million more people will begin enrolling in Medicaid under the House bill starting in 2013, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...

Loneliness spreads in social networks

CNN - Elizabeth Landau - ‎Dec 4, 2009‎
Loneliness is defined as perceived social isolation, and it's not based on the number of people around you. (CNN) -- Have you ever felt cut off from other people, even if there are plenty around you?

The Talented Mr. Obama

FOXNews - Glenn Beck - ‎Dec 1, 2009‎
No matter what he says, he's guaranteed to hack off a ton of people within the first five seconds of the speech. That's because he's pre-empting "Charlie Brown's Christmas.


New York Times - Clarence Clemons, Don Reo - ‎Dec 1, 2009‎
A handful of decent Bruce stories get told. Robert De Niro admits to Mr. Clemons that he stole his “You talking to me?” shtick in “Taxi Driver” from Mr.