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Aides: Chavez in tough fight, may miss swearing-in

Houston Chronicle - ‎30 minutes ago‎
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Somber confidants of President Hugo Chavez say he is going through a difficult recovery after cancer surgery in Cuba, and one close ally is warning Venezuelans that their leader may not make it back for his swearing-in next ...
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Syrian Rebels on Terror List Show U.S. Unease on Factions

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Obama administration's designation of a Syrian rebel group as a terrorist organization reflects unease about the factions receiving support from U.S.
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The right-to-work coup in Michigan | The Great Debate

Reuters Blogs (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's decision to sign a right-to-work law is just the latest battle in Midwestern Republican legislators' convulsive campaign to eviscerate union political clout.
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Celtics outlast Mavs

Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
But they needed a bigger picture, something that exemplified their improvement. There's certainly nothing like a 58-minute game to build that self-belief.
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Rocket Success Shows North Korea's Advance -

Wall Street Journal
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WASHINGTON—North Korea appears to have turned a corner in its goal of achieving mastery of ballistic missiles, U.S. officials and weapons experts said following its successful rocket launch early Wednesday, adding to pressure on the Obama ...
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Japan Scrambles F-15s After Chinese Plane Enters Disputed Territory « VOA ...

Voice of America (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Japanese media reports say Tokyo has scrambled F-15 fighter jets after a Chinese plane entered disputed airspace near contested islands in the East China Sea.
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Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, December 13, 2012 | What ... - RIA Novosti

RIA Novosti - ‎1 hour ago‎
Russian President Vladimir Putin's first state-of-the-nation address after returning to the Kremlin earlier this year, delivered Wednesday, outlined a broad strategy for domestic development, offering no major policy changes and avoiding foreign policy issues ...
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California campus locked down as police search for robbery suspects

Fox News - ‎31 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Students at Cal State Fullerton who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and dorm rooms Wednesday afternoon prepared to stay put into the night as police searched for two suspects in a jewelry store robbery, while another suspect ...
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LGBT admissions made more friendly at University of Iowa - ‎8 hours ago‎
The University of Iowa has made two changes to a portion of its undergraduate admissions application designed to make the process more inclusive to prospective students who are members of the LGBT population, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.
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Defense secretary turns down Medal of Honor request -

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The secretary of Defense has decided not to overrule his predecessor and posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) announced Wednesday.
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Getting past grudges to fiscal cliff deal

Politico - ‎2 hours ago‎
Between the hit movie and President Barack Obama's second Inauguration, Lincoln is in the air in Washington. But maybe it's time to also remember Grant, who knew war firsthand and had the good sense in victory to let the defeated take home their horses ...
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Fed Ties Rates to Joblessness

Wall Street Journal - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The Federal Reserve, clarifying its intentions for an economy hobbled by uncertainties, for the first time spelled out the unemployment level it would like to see before it raises short-term interest rates.
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European Ministers Ink Deal on Bank Oversight - ABC News

ABC News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The European Union on Thursday took a major step towards one of the most important transfers of financial authority away from national capitals when its member states agreed to create a single supervisor for their banks.
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Exporters Lift Nikkei 225 to 8-Month High as Yen Weakens

Bloomberg - ‎7 hours ago‎
Japanese equities rose, with the Nikkei 225 (NKY) Stock Average extending an eight-month high, led by exporters after the yen touched its weakest level since March.
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Google Maps app shows up in the Apple Store

Ars Technica - ‎1 hour ago‎
UPDATE: As of this posting, many users have been able to successfully download Google Maps, but some are given a notice that the app is temporarily unavailable.
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Deported from Guatemala, antivirus software mogul John McAfee arrives in U.S. - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Antivirus software founder John McAfee arrived in Miami on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize.
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Movie review: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' - NY Daily News

New York Daily News - ‎20 hours ago‎
Over the last year, fans have expressed increasingly vocal concerns about Peter Jackson's decision to shoot his “Hobbit” trilogy at 48 frames per second - a speed twice as fast as any of us are used to.
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Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People: Chris Christie

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
We're back. When hurricane sandy ruined so many lives this past october, we got a glimpse of our elected officials in action. In the eye of the stormwas new jersey governor... Who became the faceof... See More. We're back. When hurricane sandy ruined so ...
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Draymond Green layup gives Warriors stunning win at Heat

USA TODAY - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Warriors forward David Lee drives past Heat forward Chris Bosh during Wednesday's 97-95 win. (Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports).
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Roger Goodell's authority takes a hit

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
IRVING, Texas -- National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell -- with bodyguard in tow during the owners' meetings here -- had his cloak of invincibility yanked off this week.
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Andrew Aragon, for - ‎15 minutes ago‎
THE FACTS: All Mo Williams needed was a shot at redemption. At the buzzer against San Antonio, he got it and delivered. Williams sank a 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Utah Jazz to a 99-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
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Griffin, Paul Help Clippers To Eighth Straight Win

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul each scored 19 points to power the Clippers to a 100-94 victory.Tags: NBA, Clippers, Bobcats, highlight, CP3.
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Nile-Like River Spotted on Saturn Moon Titan - ‎12 hours ago‎
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a crisp image of a long river cutting across Saturn's huge moon Titan. The hydrocarbon-filled river stretches more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) from its source to a large sea near frigid Titan's north pole.
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Hubble gazes at distant history

Florida Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope this year peered back further in time than ever before, uncovering seven embryonic galaxies that formed not long after the theoretical “Big Bang” created the universe, scientists said Wednesday.
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Lilly to conduct another trial of Alzheimer's drug before seeking government ...

Indianapolis Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
Eli Lilly and Co. will likely complete its new Alzheimer's trial in 2015 and may. Purchase Image. Eli Lilly and Co. will likely complete its new Alzheimer's trial in 2015 and may seek to launch the drug in 2017.
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Massachusetts ranks 4th in nation for overall health - ‎Dec 11, 2012‎
Massachusetts moved up three places in an annual state health ranking that came out on Tuesday, grabbing the No. 4 spot for healthiest state overall in a measure of 24 parameters including rates for smoking, alcohol abuse, exercise, violent crime, diabetes, ...