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Egypt's president offers nothing to defuse crisis

CBS News - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Updated 8:13 PM ET. CAIRO An angry Mohammed Morsi refused Thursday to call off a referendum on a disputed constitution that has sparked Egypt's worst political crisis in two years, drawing chants of "topple the regime!
Dialogue a solution to Egypt's problems
As Egypt's Morsi remains defiant, a former top Brother speaks out (+video)
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Syria's Assad regime has fight left despite rebels' advances

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- While Syrian rebel forces have made significant military advances on the ground against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad in recent days, the U.S.
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Tea Party Hero Is Leaving the Senate for a New Pulpit

New York Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - With a disappointing election in his rear view mirror and a budget compromise he could never swallow on the horizon, Senator Jim DeMint, the conservative Republican from South Carolina who helped ignite the Tea Party movement, ...
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Participants in Talks on a Budget Deal Shrink to Two: Obama and Boehner

New York Times
40 minutes ago
Written by
Jon Weisman
WASHINGTON - At House Speaker John A. Boehner's request, Senate leaders and Representative Nancy Pelosi have been excluded from talks to avert a fiscal crisis, leaving it to Mr. Boehner and President Obama alone to find a deal, Congressional aides ...
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Emboldened Hamas leader to visit Gaza for first time in 45 years

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Nidal al-Mughrabi. GAZA | Thu Dec 6, 2012 7:06pm EST. GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas's exiled leader will step onto Palestinian land for the first time in 45 years on Friday for a "victory rally" in the Gaza Strip, displaying his newfound confidence after last ...
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Death toll from typhoon in Philippines rises to 420

USA TODAY - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Relatives cross a river to bury their loved one, who died in a flash flood caused by Typhoon Bopha in the southern Philippines. (Photo: Bullit Marquez, AP).
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US 'trying to start new Cold War', says Russia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Moscow furiously claimed that the new law, which also bars blacklisted Russians from owning US land and using the banking system, was evidence of a "vindictive desire" to damage Russia's world standing.
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Obama family presides over lighting of national Christmas tree

Chicago Tribune - ‎53 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his family presided over the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Thursday and used the holiday setting to celebrate the "heroism" of people who persevered through Superstorm Sandy earlier this ...
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Administration Weighs Legal Action Against States That Legalized Marijuana Use

New York Times
23 minutes ago
Written by
Charlie Savage
WASHINGTON - Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-approved initiatives to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in those states, ...
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Michigan Legislature OKs separate "right-to-work' bills to curb unions

Reuters - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Andrea King Collier. LANSING, Michigan | Thu Dec 6, 2012 8:51pm EST. LANSING, Michigan (Reuters) - Michigan's Republican-controlled Legislature passed separate bills on Thursday aimed at making the home of the U.S.
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UPDATE 2-Netflix says CEO's Facebook post triggered SEC action

Reuters - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Thu Dec 6, 2012 9:07pm EST. By Ronald Grover and Sue Zeidler. SAN FRANCISCO Dec 6 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said the SEC sent it a "Wells Notice" warning it the agency may bring a civil action against the company and Chief Executive Reed Hastings ...
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Europe Bank Cuts 2013 GDP Forecast

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank slashed its economic forecasts for 2013, offering little hope to the euro zone's weaker members as they struggle to emerge from the region's debt crisis.
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Foxconn Plans Expansion as Clients Seek Made in USA

Businessweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
Foxconn Technology Group, the major supplier to Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ), seeks to expand its operations in North America as customers request more of their products be Made in U.S.
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Judge may trim Apple's $1 billion patent verdict

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎18 minutes ago‎
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday appeared ready to trim millions from a $1.05 billion jury verdict Apple Inc. won over Samsung Electronics this summer as she urged the top two smartphone companies to settle their myriad legal actions ...
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Review: Bill Murray shines as FDR in 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
When Ronald Reagan was asked, as he periodically was, whether his experience as an actor had helped him to be an effective president, he'd genially respond that he didn't know how anybody could do the job without having been an actor.
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'X Factor' 2012 elimination recap: Top 4 advance to semifinals as 2 more acts ...

The Star-Ledger - - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Diamonds aren't forever. Diamond White, the bubbly 13-year-old with the great smile who lived to sing Whitney Houston was eliminated on "X Factor" tonight, outdone by girl group Fifth Harmony in her second sing-off.
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No Grammy love for Justin Bieber, One Direction

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Piya Sinha-Roy. LOS ANGELES | Thu Dec 6, 2012 7:55pm EST. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Irate fans of Justin Bieber and boy band One Direction took to social media on Thursday to voice their outrage after being snubbed by the Grammys for a chance to ...
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Patriots' Vince Wilfork says the Texans are 'the best team in the NFL' (blog)
1 hour ago
Written by
Nick Underhill
The New England Patriots have been a different team during the second half of the season, with the offense showing heart late in games and the defense displaying signs of competence.
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Carmelo Anthony sits for Knicks after getting stitches

USA TODAY - ‎31 minutes ago‎
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) warms up before a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. (Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports).
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Winter Meetings End Without Fireworks

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
On Baseball. Winter Meetings End Without Fireworks. By TYLER KEPNER. Published: December 6, 2012. Nashville. Related. On Baseball: Conflicting Views on How to Navigate a River of Cash (December 6, 2012).
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New Human Lunar Expedition Company announced

Ars Technica - ‎1 hour ago‎
Space exploration aficionados, already a bit worn after all the activity this year, have just been delivered another piece of news.
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Snapshots From Doha and Elsewhere

New York Times (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton recalling her Copenhagen summit experience. She is not at this year's The Foreign Policy Group Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton recalling her Copenhagen summit experience.
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Dawn probe spies possible water-cut gullies on Vesta

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Scientists say they have seen features on Asteroid Vesta that look as though they could have been cut by some sort of fluid flow - possibly liquid water.
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Some baby products violate California's toxic materials warning law ...

San Jose Mercury News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Significant levels of a potentially cancer-causing flame retardant Tris phosphate have been found in products used by babies and young children, according to the Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health.


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