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Obama, Boehner talk; Geithner prepared to go off "cliff"

Reuters - ‎51 minutes ago‎
By Thomas Ferraro and Mark Felsenthal. WASHINGTON | Wed Dec 5, 2012 7:13pm EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama consumed much of Wednesday talking up their positions on the "fiscal cliff" and ...
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Elizabeth Collins, Lyric Cook-Morrissey Update: Hunters find bodies believed to ...

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
(AP) EVANSDALE, Iowa - Hunters found two bodies Wednesday believed to be those of young Iowa cousins who vanished five months Ago while riding their bikes, authorities said.
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Bloodshed as Islamists and Secular Protesters Battle in Cairo

New York Times
1 hour ago
Written by
David Kirkpatrick
CAIRO - Angry mobs of Islamists battled secular protesters with fists, rocks and Molotov cocktails in the streets around the presidential palace for hours Wednesday night in the first major outbreak of violence between political factions here since the revolt ...
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Suspect arrested in fatal push of man onto New York subway track

Reuters - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By Chris Francescani. NEW YORK | Wed Dec 5, 2012 7:21pm EST. NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man was charged with murder on Wednesday for pushing a subway rider onto the tracks ahead of an oncoming train in a tragedy that has traumatized ...
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Recommended listening: Brubeck goes beyond 'Time Out'

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
The jazz pianist left a deep musical legacy. Here are a few recommendations from his early work to his commercial peak and late career gems.
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NASA Releases Stunning Animation of Earth at Night

Scientific American - ‎48 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO—This incredibly detailed 360-degree view of Earth at night was unveiled during a December 5 presentation at the American Geophysical Union conference.
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Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order

NBCNews.com
45 minutes ago
Written by
Alex Johnson
So far, intelligence sources say, bombs loaded with the components of sarin haven't yet been loaded onto planes. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.
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Typhoon in Philippines leaves nearly 300 dead, hundreds missing

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
As Typhoon Bopha veered west from the Philippines on Wednesday, disaster officials continued their grim tally in its wake, counting nearly 300 deaths from the overpowering storm.
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University of Colorado emails on theater shooting reveal suspect's romance, fear ...

NBCNews.com (blog) - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Kari Huus, NBC News. Aurora shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes was briefly in a romantic relationship with a fellow graduate student, but she was out of the country when the theater massacre took place, according to records released Wednesday by ...
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Karl Rove benched at FOX News

NBCNews.com - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Martin Bashir offers “Bush's Brain”, Karl Rove and pollster Dick Morris the opportunity to come on his show now that FOX News has benched both after they got “the yips” on Election Night.
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Citi's New Chief Launches First Cost-Cutting Salvo

Wall Street Journal - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Citigroup, under increasing pressure, said it will eliminate 11,000 jobs, about 4% of its work force, and take a related $1 billion fourth-quarter charge.
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Freeport Deals Questioned by BlackRock's Hambro Over No Vote

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Evy Hambro, manager of BlackRock Inc. (BLK)'s $12 billion World Mining Fund, questioned Freeport- McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.'s rationale for buying two oil and gas companies and said investors should get to vote on the deals.
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US study says the more liquefied natural gas exported the better

Reuters - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Ayesha Rascoe. WASHINGTON | Wed Dec 5, 2012 7:35pm EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government-sponsored report offered a full-throated endorsement on Wednesday for expanding liquefied natural gas exports, saying that shipping the ...
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IDC lifts tablet forecast, sees Windows at 10% share in 2016

ZDNet
6 hours ago
Written by
Larry Dignan
Summary: IDC said that new Android tablets and Apple's iPad mini are boosting demand for 2012. Larry Dignan. By Larry Dignan for Between the Lines | December 5, 2012 -- 18:21 GMT (10:21 PST).
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Instagram cuts more ties with Twitter

ZDNet - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Summary: In the next phase of Instagram's shift away from Twitter, the company has cut off integration with Twitter cards. Josh Taylor.
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Jay-Z's subway chat with artist Ellen Grossman goes viral

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a clip from Jay-Z's Life and Times: Where I'm From documentary, the rapper decides to eschew the chauffeur driven limousine more commonly associated with megastars and to ride to his concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on the New York subway.
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Rihanna to star in own US fashion reality show

Reuters - ‎53 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES | Wed Dec 5, 2012 6:54pm EST. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chart-topping R&B star Rihanna is delving into the world of fashion, starring in a reality television show competition that will challenge designers to make outfits for a handful of ...
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Grammy Nominations Concert: Taylor Swift leads country theme in Nashville

Zap2it.com (blog)
1 hour ago
Written by
Molly Chance
For the first time, the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live" will be broadcast from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. With six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift as co-host, the noms have a decidedly country theme.
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Angels, veteran left-hander Sean Burnett agree to two-year deal

Los Angeles Times
1 hour ago
Written by
Mike DiGiovanna
NASHVILLE -- The Angels fortified their bullpen Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a two-year deal at about $8 million with veteran left-hander Sean Burnett, said Jim Munsey, Burnett's agent.
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Sanchez On Short Leash

ESPN - ‎21 minutes ago‎
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Some might call it a reprieve. New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez sees it as a turning point. "It was probably the worst and best experience of my life," Sanchez said Wednesday, reflecting on last Sunday's benching.
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Suddenly, Signs of Optimism Abound in NHL Talks

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Amid growing optimism that a settlement to save the N.H.L. season was within reach, the owners and the players union exchanged proposals as negotiations accelerated Wednesday night.
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Brennan: NFL can take the lead vs. domestic violence

USA TODAY - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Brennan: NFL can take the lead vs. domestic violence. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY SportsShare. Comments. Lost in the issue of gun control after Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide is domestic violence.
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Grail satellites show Moon's violent history

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Grail's view of the Moon's gravity field Grail's Moon view: Reds correspond to mass excesses which create areas of higher local gravity, and blues correspond to mass deficits which create areas of lower local gravity.
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Bigger Role Seen for Breast Cancer Drug

New York Times - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The widely prescribed drug tamoxifen already plays a major role in reducing the risk of death from breast cancer. But a new study suggests that women should be taking the drug for twice as long as is now customary, a finding that could upend the standard ...
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Advanced Genetic Tests Spot More Defects Before Birth

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
Advanced genetic tests performed before birth on a fetus can spot potential defects better than current prenatal tests and may help pinpoint abnormalities that cause stillbirths, researchers said.

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