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Tax deal and spending plan face a hectic finish for Congress

Washington Post - Paul Kane - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Barack Obama says a deal he has struck with congressional Republicans on renewing Bush era tax cuts keeps his 2008 promise to protect the American middle class from an increase in tax rates.
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Julian Assange's celebrity supporters stake reputations on case

The Guardian - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The already curious case of Julian Assange took another bizarre twist yesterday when the court learned that a raggle-taggle of "household names" were prepared to stake their reputation in his case, offering sureties to the court with a total value of ...
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Elizabeth Edwards: Resilience Remembered

NPR - Adam Hochberg - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Elizabeth Edwards, who catapulted into the public eye in 2004 when her husband, Sen. John Edwards, ran for president on the Democratic ticket, is being remembered for her fortitude and grace.
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Google Chrome OS Samsung, Acer Netbooks Coming in 2011

eWeek - Clint Boulton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google is delaying launch of Chrome OS on netbooks to consumers until mid-2011, when Samsung and Acer will offer machines. For now, Google is offering Cr-48, a pilot device.

Washington suspends Albert Haynesworth for four games without pay

Kansas City Star - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Simmering all year, the antagonism between Albert Haynesworth and Mike Shanahan reached the boiling point Tuesday when the All-Pro defensive lineman was suspended by the Washington coach without pay for the rest of the year.

Source: Emmer to concede Wednesday morning

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Bob Von Sternberg - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Republican Tom Emmer is expected to concede the Minnesota governor's race to DFLer Mark Dayton Wednesday, a Republican source confirmed late Tuesday.

Facing prison, Snipes pins hope on 'prayers,' Supreme Court

CNN - Michael Martinez - ‎1 hour ago‎
Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Actor Wesley Snipes said he was nervous about going to jail on Thursday, but was hopeful that his prayers would be answered.

Internet Explorer 9 gets new anti-tracking privacy feature

Ars Technica - Peter Bright - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft has revealed a new feature that will ship with Internet Explorer 9 to help users avoid the online tracking that is now widespread on the Web and is used to power behavioral advertising.

Glee Season 2 Episode 10 - A Very Glee Christmas - ‎37 minutes ago‎
You probably have a lot of reason to watch the latest episode of Glee Season 2, the last Tuesday, December 7, 2010 series of the show to witness and experience the ambiance of the upcoming holiday season.

TREASURIES-Soft in Asia, 10-year yield at 50 pct retracement

Reuters - Hideyuki Sano, Joseph Radford - ‎2 hours ago‎
TOKYO Dec 8 (Reuters) - US Treasury prices eased in Asia on Wednesday, with the 10-year yield floating near a 5-½ month high and threatening to break a key retracement level, after a proposed extension of tax cuts boosted optimism on the US economy.

Scola scores 35 as Rockets top T-Mac, Pistons 97-83

Houston Chronicle - Jonathan Feigen - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Pistons guard Tracy McGrady goes up for a shot as Rockets power forward Luis Scola defends during Tuesday night's game at Toyota Center.

Citigroup shares rise after bank escapes US fetters

Reuters - Maria Aspan, Doris Frankel - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Citigroup Inc (CN) rose 4 percent on Tuesday, a day after the US government sold off its remaining stake in the bailed-out banking giant.

US, Israel, PA fail to reach settlement freeze deal

Jerusalem Post - Herb Keinon - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Washington looks for new direction in peace process after concluding 90 day freeze won't lead to breakthrough in talks. The US-led diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is going back to the drawing board, ...

Google Books spanked by Amazon Kindle

Register - ‎23 minutes ago‎
First Look On Monday, Google announced its semi-eponymous Google eBooks offering - its effort to challenge competitor Apple and chip away at the ebook dominance of Amazon.

SA murder husband detained in UK

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon has been arrested in the UK at the request of the South African authorities, police said.

Derek Jeter admits he was angry with Yankees

FanHouse - ‎13 minutes ago‎
12/07/2010 07:29 PM ET By AP TAMPA, Fla. -Derek Jeter can admit it now: He was definitely getting steamed at the New York Yankees.

US ramps up pressure on China to act on North Korea

CNN International - Elise Labott - ‎3 hours ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- China should take a leading role in diffusing tensions on the Korean peninsula by warning North Korea there are consequences for its actions, the deputy secretary of state said Tuesday.

Bank of America settles allegations of kickbacks, collusion

Los Angeles Times - Nathaniel Popper, Scott Reckard - ‎2 hours ago‎
In a deal with 20 states and three federal agencies, the bank will pay $137 million for its part in a scheme to pay states, cities and school districts artificially low interest rates on investments.

Church-goers tend to be happier people - Stephanie Pappas - ‎3 hours ago‎
Religious people are more satisfied with their lives than nonbelievers, but a new study finds it's not a relationship with God that makes the devout happy.

Dollar presses higher on yield gain, euro sags

Reuters - Charlotte Cooper, Masayuki Kitano - ‎30 minutes ago‎
TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar firmed and looked set to climb further on Wednesday, having powered up across the board the day before on the back of a spike in US bond yields, while the euro slipped ...

Orexigen's Diet Pill Victory Shows Benefit of Being Last at FDA

BusinessWeek - Catherine Larkin - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.'s success in winning the first US panel recommendation for a long-sought prescription diet pill shows the company benefitted from the earlier difficulties of its rivals.

South Carolina veterans recall Pearl Harbor

Myrtle Beach Sun News - Schuyler Kropf - ‎16 minutes ago‎
CHARLESTON -- On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Russell Meyne never got to have his breakfast. But he did get in a morning run. Moments after the Japanese bombs began falling on Pearl Harbor, Meyne, ...

In hot seat at climate talks, China softening

USA Today - Dan Vergano - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Eduardo Verdugo, AP By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY China, the world's largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, said it's willing to slow the growth of such greenhouse gases as environment ministers began arriving Tuesday in Cancun, Mexico, ...

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