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Democrats and White House Close In on Auto Deal
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats and the Bush administration inched closer to a deal Wednesday morning on a taxpayer rescue of the American automobile industry.
House OKs bailout for auto industry Houston Chronicle
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Illinois Scandal an Early Test for Obama Team
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By PETER BAKER and JEFF ZELENY WASHINGTON - When Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat, began exploring whether she might fill Barack Obama’s seat in the United States Senate, she called Rahm Emanuel.
Governor refuses to resign Atlanta Journal Constitution
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ABC News
Sit-In at Factory Ends With 2 Loan Agreements
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By MICHAEL LUO CHICAGO - The occupation of a window-manufacturing plant here by employees who were laid off last week ended Wednesday after a six-day standoff that brought them to national attention amid growing anxiety about the plight of workers in ...
Settlement reached in Chicago factory sit-in Reuters
Agreement reached to end sit-in BBC News
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US Transition Hampers Talks on Climate Change
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL POZNAN, Poland - As ministers from 189 countries gather here in the coal mining regions of Poland to hammer out a new climate treaty, progress is being sorely hampered by the transition under way in American politics, ...
Call for no delay on climate deal BBC News
UN chief hails China as example in fighting climate change Xinhua
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The Associated Press
India unveils security overhaul after Mumbai siege
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
NEW DELHI (AP) - India announced a massive overhaul of its security and intelligence agencies Thursday in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks that left 171 dead and provoked a public outcry over the government's response.
India Boosts Security, Intelligence Agency After Mumbai Attack Bloomberg
South Asia in 'eye of the storm of terror': Indian minister AFP
Times of India - Pittsburg Morning Sun - Economic Times - New York Times
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Sixty Years On, ‘Inalienable Human Rights’ Still out of Reach for Many
The Epoch Times - 1 hour ago
By Cindy Chan and Helena Zhu A man signs a petition at an Amnesty International booth in Vancouver during a Human Rights Day rally on Wednesday.
Abuses persist as UN rights declaration turns 60 AFP
You Are Powerful: the promise of the Universal Declaration of ... Telegraph.co.uk
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Seeking bailout while battling emissions curbs
Boston Globe - 53 minutes ago
By Scott Helman The top executives of the Big Three automakers drove to Capitol Hill last week and pleaded with lawmakers to bail out their beleaguered industry with billions of dollars in taxpayer money.
House passes auto bailout Reuters
GM, Chrysler Running Out of Time as Congress Debates Rescue Bloomberg
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China Daily
Obama to name Nobel winner as Energy secretary
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Mimi Hall and Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY CHICAGO - President-elect Barack Obama plans to tap a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and three former Clinton administration officials to lead his environment-and-energy policy team, the Associated Press ...
Obama is set to nominate new energy and EPA chiefs Boston Globe
Nobel Physicist Chosen To Be Energy Secretary Washington Post
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The Associated Press
Death sentences, executions drop in 2008
CNN - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The number of executions in US prisons hit a 14-year-low in 2008, continuing a downward trend and coinciding with a drop in juries handing out death sentences, according to a year-end report.
Executions at 14-year low as costs rise Reuters
Death row executions drop to 14-year low USA Today
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A Plan For Yahoo!'s Future
Forbes - 1 hour ago
Who do you think will get the top job? Intrade and Forbes.com want to hear from you. Here's the "to-do" list for Yahoo!
Activity in Oracle, Microsoft Appears to Be Risk Reversal Wall Street Journal
Firms Push for a More Searchable Federal Web Washington Post
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Treasury Criticized on Hill Over TARP
Wall Street Journal - 2 hours ago
By MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers criticized the Treasury Department's handling of its $700 billion financial-industry rescue program, saying the effort had been mismanaged, and warned that no additional money would be forthcoming ...
House Questions Spending of Bailout Money New York Times
Lawmakers rap Treasury on bailout plan Reuters
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Washington Post
Foreclosure Storm Will Hit US in 2009 as Loan Changes Fail
Bloomberg - 2 hours ago
By Dan Levy Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- US foreclosure filings climbed 28 percent in November from a year earlier and a brewing “storm” of new defaults and job losses may force 1 million homeowners from their properties next year, RealtyTrac Inc. said.
US Nov foreclosure dip is false promise-RealtyTrac Forbes
RealtyTrac: Nov. foreclosures down, but 'storm' is coming MarketWatch
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Globe and Mail
Sony Set To Launch Online Virtual World
InformationWeek - 9 hours ago
By Antone Gonsalves Sony on Wednesday said it would launch its online 3-D social networking service, Home, Dec. 11, ending months of delay in the long-awaited service for users of the company's PlayStation 3 video-game console.
Confirmed: PlayStation Home Open Beta Launches Thursday PC World
Sony Launches PlayStation Home (Finally!) BusinessWeek
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Carbon Dioxide (No SUV’s) Detected on Distant Planet
New York Times - 5 hours ago
By KENNETH CHANG Astronomers testing techniques to search for extraterrestrial life have detected carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet 63 light-years away.
Water found in hot planet's orbit BBC News
Orbiter finds evidence of far-off water vapor San Francisco Chronicle
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US Students Make Math Gains
InformationWeek - 12 hours ago
By KC Jones American children had a better handle on math last year than they did in 2003 and they rank well in global comparisons, according to a survey released Tuesday.
US students showing an increase in mathematic aptitude TG Daily
Math Gains Reported for US Students New York Times
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E! Online
NBC's Leno move has biz talking
Variety - 6 hours ago
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER The sour economy, mass industry layoffs, threat of a SAG strike and fall ratings implosion already had producers, agents and execs in a funk.
NBC Affiliates To Help Build Leno Show Broadcasting & Cable
Is Leno Ready for Prime Time LA Weekly
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New Zealand Herald
Sci-fi fan Keanu Reeves jumped at alien role
Reuters - 6 hours ago
By Iain Blair LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Keanu Reeves admits to being a big science fiction fan, so when offered the chance to play an alien for new movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still," Reeves said he jumped at it.
Science Students Get a Real-Life Lesson, in Science Fiction New York Times
A Report from the Set of ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ RopeofSilicon.com
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BBC News
Britneys Back at No. 1
New York Times - 1 hour ago
The comeback is officially complete: Britney Spears’s new album, “Circus” (Jive), hit the No. 1 slot on the sales chart in its first week of release, Billboard reported.
New fame, new fans and No. 1 for Britney USA Today
Britney Spears is ringmaster with 'Circus' album Reuters
MTV.com - Los Angeles Times - People Magazine - Billboard
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Texas Tech's Harrell odd man out
Dallas Morning News - 1 hour ago
By KATE HAIROPOULOS / The Dallas Morning News ORLANDO, Fla. - Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford will represent the Big 12 as Heisman Trophy finalists at Saturday night's announcement in New York, along with Tim Tebow, ...
Ryan Finley : Oklahoma's Bradford should be a no-brainer to snag ... Arizona Daily Star
Tebow vs. Big 12 for top honor Fort Worth Star Telegram
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Three-team blockbuster gets Mets Putz
MLB.com - 2 hours ago
By Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com JJ Putz saved 101 games while pitching parts of the last six seasons in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP) LAS VEGAS -- The Mets are on the verge of acquiring a setup man for Francisco Rodriguez, and it took some creativity ...
Mets get Putz from Seattle in three-team deal Sports Network
JJ Putz: Traded to the Mets Rotowire
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The Associated Press
Big pitcher, big money: Yanks land Sabathia
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) - There is no recession for the New York Yankees. Flexing the economic muscle of their new billion-dollar ballpark and ignoring industrywide nervousness over big-money deals, the Yankees landed the top free-agent pitcher when they agreed ...
Yankees agree to framework of deal with Sabathia Kansas City Star
Yankees give Sabathia $161M for 7 years -- tops for pitcher Chicago Sun-Times
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National Post
Just a third of US adults got flu shots
Reuters - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fewer than a third of US adults have received a flu vaccine so far this year and only about half said they intended to get one, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
Drop the Excuses; Get a Flu Shot Wall Street Journal
3 Reasons You Should Get the Flu Shot FOXNews
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38% of Adults Use Alternative Medicine
Washington Post - 4 hours ago
By Rob Stein More than one-third of adults and nearly 12 percent of children in the United States use alternatives to traditional medicine, according to a large federal survey released today that documents how entrenched acupuncture, herbal remedies ...
12% of Kids Use Complementary/Alternative Medicine WebMD
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Washington Post
Obama to nominate Daschle for healthcare post
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Deborah Charles CHICAGO (Reuters) - US President-elect Barack Obama turns his focus on Thursday to healthcare -- a key element of his election campaign -- when he nominates former Senate leader Tom Daschle as secretary of Health and Human Services.
Source: Daschle to get Health and Human Services nod Thursday CNN
Daschle's Formal HHS Nomination Expected Tomorrow in Chicago Washington Post
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ABC News
Supreme Court wary in case against Ashcroft, Mueller
USA Today - 2 hours ago
By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices appeared reluctant Wednesday to subject FBI Director Robert Mueller and former attorney general John Ashcroft to a lawsuit alleging abuse of Muslim men arrested in New York after the Sept.
Justices Hear a Case Weighted by 9/11 New York Times
Court hears 9/11 abuse case versus top aides Reuters
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The Southern Ledger
Effort to Relax Pollution Limits Is Dropped
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By FELICITY BARRINGER The Bush administration said Wednesday that it was abandoning its pursuit of two proposed regulations relaxing air-pollution standards for power plants, surprising both industry and environmentalists by ending its pursuit of one ...
EPA Abruptly Backs Away From Proposals to Alter Air-Pollution Rules Washington Post
EPA ends years-long effort to relax rules on power-plant emissions Fort Worth Star Telegram
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Mumbai attacks raise concerns about terrorism
Hindu - 44 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP): The commando-style siege blamed on Lashkar-e-Taiba in Mumbai last month is raising new concerns in the US intelligence community, both about the tactics used and the unsettling possibility the operation was conducted independent of ...
India unveils security overhaul after Mumbai siege The Associated Press
Officials Worry Attacks in Mumbai Could Spur Copycats in the West Wall Street Journal
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