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Boehner, Obama talk 'fiscal cliff' at White House

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- After days of theatrics and threats from both sides, President Obama met privately with House Speaker John A. Boehner at the White House on Sunday afternoon as the two principal negotiators stepped up discussions aimed at crafting an ...
Boehner, Obama Meet Face-to-Face in Fiscal Cliff Talks
President Obama and John Boehner Meet to Discuss Fiscal Cliff Negotiations as ...
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Jenni Rivera, Mexican American music star, feared dead in plane crash

Los Angeles Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera, a popular recording artist and reality television star, is feared dead after a small plane crashed early Sunday in northern Mexico.
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Egyptian Opposition Rejects Planned Referendum

Voice of America - ‎28 minutes ago‎
CAIRO - Egypt's opposition National Salvation Front has announced that it will not participate in a December 15 referendum over a disputed draft constitution.
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Obama attending Psy performance despite 'Dear American' flak

Los Angeles Times
12 minutes ago
Written by
Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON - President Obama and his family were scheduled to see “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy perform at a charity concert Sunday night, days after the South Korean pop star and Internet sensation apologized for a song in 2004 that called for killing ...
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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, facing a 4th cancer surgery, anoints successor in ...

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was set to fly to Cuba on Sunday for his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, and for the first time he has designated a successor in case his illness forces him to step down after 14 years.
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Romanian Voters Support Left-Leaning Coalition

Wall Street Journal - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Romanian voters threw their support behind a left-leaning coalition led by the country's prime minister in parliamentary elections Sunday, as a bitter partisan feud among the young democracy's top leaders threatens the Eastern European nation's economic ...
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Hamas leader to Gaza residents: May you bring down Netanyahu as you did Barak

Haaretz - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Speaking at the Islamic University of Gaza, Khaled Meshal emphasizes unity of Palestinian people in its resistance to Israel's occupation; Netanyahu: Hamas exposes nature of Israel's enemies.
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Police: Suspect in shooting at Indian reservation dies after killing 3, wounding 4

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
California authorities say a man suspected of killing three people and wounding four others -- including his own daughters -- has died from his injuries a shooting Saturday night at an Indian reservation.
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Joyful same-sex couples wed in Washington state

Los Angeles Times
48 minutes ago
Written by
Matt Pearce
Some had waited decades for this. So early Sunday, the first day they could legally wed, same-sex couples in Washington state held marriage ceremonies immediately after midnight and made plans to get hitched en masse.

Private College Presidents Pay Was up...

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Compensation for private college presidents has continued to drift upward, while the number crossing the $1 million barrier - a signal of prestige, and a magnet for criticism - held steady at 36, according to a new survey.
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Both Parties Divided Over GOP 'Cliff' Idea

Wall Street Journal - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Republican leaders are pushing what looks like a relatively painless method of slowing federal spending, one that alters how the government calculates annual cost-of-living increases for an array of programs.
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Fed Is Likely to Sustain Its Stimulus Program

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce on Wednesday that it will continue buying Treasury securities to stimulate growth in the new year.
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A123 confirms Wanxiang wins bid for bankrupt battery maker

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's largest maker of auto parts won an auction for A123 Systems Inc , a bankrupt maker of batteries for electric cars that was funded partly with U.S.
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China's Economic Recovery Hopes Get a Huge Boost - ‎2 hours ago‎
A pick up in China's factory output and retail sales growth to eight-month highs suggested a revival in the world's second-biggest economy is deepening and boosted the chances for stronger-than-expected exports figures on Monday.
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Chinese Investors Buy 80% of AIG Plane Unit for $4.23 Billion

Bloomberg - ‎37 minutes ago‎
A group of Chinese investors agreed to buy an 80.1 percent stake in the plane-leasing unit of American International Group Inc. (AIG) for $4.23 billion, the largest ever Chinese acquisition in the U.S.. The investors in International Lease Finance Corp. include ...
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Instagram photos disappear from Twitter feeds

1 hour ago
Written by
Steven Musil
Instagram photos have vanished from Twitter as the photo-sharing app turned off all support for the microblogging site. Facebook ended all support today for Twitter cards, meaning Twitter users won't be able to view Instagram photos from within their Twitter ...
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Iran Launches 'Mehr,' Its Own YouTube-Like Video Hub

PC Magazine
4 hours ago
Written by
David Murphy
No, it's not called IranTube, but the country's latest Web offering - designed for Iranians only and, perhaps more importantly, government-approved videos - is akin to Iran's own version of the popular online video hub.
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Gabe Newell Foresees A Slew Of Living Room Gaming PCs (Including One ...

TechCrunch - ‎1 hour ago‎
I don't normally expect much to come out of Spike TV's annual Video Game Awards, but Kotaku managed to score a gem of an interview with Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell earlier this weekend.
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Aussie DJ Bragged About Royal Prank ... BEFORE Nurse Suicide - ‎3 hours ago‎
1209-royal-mel-greig-tmz The Australian DJ who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II in a prank phone call ... BRAGGED about her accomplishment on Facebook ... right before the nurse who answered the call committed suicide. TMZ obtained a screen-shot ...
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Half a century on, Rolling Stones rock Brooklyn

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Edith Honan. NEW YORK | Sun Dec 9, 2012 2:22pm EST. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifty years since their first London jam sessions, the Rolling Stones kicked off the U.S.
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"Amour," "The Master" top LA film critics' awards

CBS News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Last Updated 7:31 p.m. ET. LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named Michael Haneke's French-language drama "Amour," about an octogenarian couple struggling to cope with a debilitating health crisis, as the Best Picture of 2012.
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Juan Manuel Marquez's big hit against Manny Pacquiao brings redemption (registration) - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, right, lands a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their WBO world welterweight fight on Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas.
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With a Breakout Game From Wilson, Giants Topple Saints

New York Times - ‎8 minutes ago‎
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - David Wilson's trademark is the backflip and once, on a particularly energetic afternoon in college, the Giants backup running back ripped off 21 backflips in a row in a YouTube classic.
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Ryu Hyun-jin signs with Dodgers

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin has signed with the Dodgers, who expect him to be part of the rotation next season. [Update: The deal is worth $36 million over six years.
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Cowboys player out on bail after arrest in crash that killed teammate

CNN - ‎47 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was released from jail on $500,000 bond Sunday -- around the time his team pulled off an emotional, last-second win -- after his arrest in the fiery weekend car crash that killed his teammate.
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Doha climate conference closes on 'weak deal' unlikely to stem emissions

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
After marathon negotiations at the weekend, the UN's 18th conference on climate change in Doha, Qatar, finally produced an agreement that would see the Kyoto Protocol continuing for a further seven years.
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Alaska's very own pieces of the moon, missing 3 decades, back on display

Alaska Dispatch - ‎Dec 8, 2012‎
On Thursday, the Alaska State Museum in Juneau started displaying Alaska's long-lost moon rocks - some of the rarest rocks on planet Earth - for the first time since 1973, when they vanished following a museum fire.
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Health workers march in Spain's capital against cuts, reforms

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
MADRID | Sun Dec 9, 2012 1:05pm EST. MADRID (Reuters) - Thousands of health workers, on strike since last month, marched on Sunday in Madrid to protest against budget cuts and plans from the Spanish capital's regional government to privatize the ...
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When antidepressants don't work, give counseling a try - ‎19 hours ago‎
The drug Avastin (bevacizumab), when added to chemotherapy, does not improve disease-free survival in patients with triple-negative breast cancer any better than chemo alone, new research finds.

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