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Bush visits Afghanistan, Iraq unannounced
CNN International - 52 minutes ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- US President George W. Bush headed back to Washington on Monday after a farewell visit to Iraq and Afghanistan, where American troops are still fighting the wars that dominated his presidency.
In photos: 'President Bush visits Afghanistan' Monsters and Critics.com
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Former Opposition Leader in Thailand Elected PM
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Tim Johnston Bangkok, Dec. 15 -- Thailand got its third prime minister in four months Monday, after former opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was voted into power in a deal that many hope will end six months of political paralysis.
New Thai prime minister elected BBC News
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Washington Post
Illinois lawmakers to sort out Gov. Rod Blagojevich scandal
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Ray Long and John Chase | Tribune reporters SPRINGFIELD—Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with plans to disarm and dislodge Democratic Gov.
Illinois lawmakers to focus on ousting governor The Associated Press
Even before arrest, Blagojevich had few allies left USA Today
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US: India prepared for strike on Pakistan
CNN International - 47 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States believes that India's air force began preliminary preparations for a possible attack against Pakistan in the immediate aftermath of the recent massacre in Mumbai, CNN has learned.
PM offers pact to stop Pakistan exporting terror guardian.co.uk
Pakistani President Zardari lets slide incursion by 2 Indian ... Chicago Tribune
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Israel warned against halting cash flow to Gaza
The Associated Press - 57 minutes ago
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Israeli restrictions on cash shipments to Gaza banks, meant to weaken the territory's Hamas rulers, are largely counterproductive and ultimately harm Palestinian moderates, top international aid officials warned in a letter ...
Israel set to free some prisoners Aljazeera.net
Israel to free Palestinian prisoners International Herald Tribune
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BBC News
China, Taiwan ties grow with direct trade links
Reuters - 44 minutes ago
By Ralph Jennings TAIPEI, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Taiwan and China launched daily direct passenger flights, new shipping routes and postal links on Monday for the first time since 1949 in a further thaw of once icy relations between the two political rivals ...
Backgrounder: Chronicle of developments in direct cross-Straits links Xinhua
Taiwan, China Start Direct Links as Relations Improve Bloomberg
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Ice Storm Cuts Off Power in Northeast
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
ROCHESTER, NH -- More than 570000 utility customers still lacked power Sunday afternoon after a devastating ice storm in the Northeast.
Outages remain widespread Foster's Daily Democrat
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Staten Island Advance - SILive.com
Gov. Paterson to Propose $4 Billion in Taxes and Fees to Close Deficit
New York Times - 5 hours ago
By DANNY HAKIM and JEREMY W. PETERS ALBANY - Gov. David A. Paterson will propose a $4 billion package of taxes and fees on a range of items, from sugary soft drinks made by Coca-Cola and Pepsi to luxury items like furs and boats, when he unveils his ...
Plenty of pain to go around Newsday
Pain, gain in budget figures Albany Times Union
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Calls for justice after Ecuadorean's beating death
Newsday - 1 hour ago
Elected officials and community activists yesterday decried the second highly charged killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant in six weeks, calling for unity and justice.
Hundreds protest New York immigrant's fatal beating CNN
Brooklyn Man Dies From Beating New York Times
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Japan’s Manufacturing Numbers Drop Sharply
New York Times - 5 hours ago
By BETTINA WASSENER HONG KONG - A key measure of business sentiment released on Monday foreshadowed more bad news ahead for the Japanese economy, which is already in recession and struggling to maintain competitiveness in the face of a ...
REFILE-UPDATE 2-Japan business mood in biggest dive since 70s Forbes
Fed's Rate Cuts Threaten to Chill Japanese Investment Wall Street Journal
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Man Group Has $360 Million Linked to Madoff Funds
Bloomberg - 34 minutes ago
By Kevin Crowley Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Man Group Plc, the largest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, has about $360 million invested in two funds linked to Bernard Madoff, the investment advisor who was arrested last week in a potential $50 billion ...
Madoff case to rock already shaky hedge funds Reuters
Madoff Is Thorn In HSBC, Nomura's Side Forbes
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Boston Globe
Fannie Mae to End Tenant Evictions in Foreclosures
Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago
By KELLY EVANS Fannie Mae is finalizing a national policy that will allow tenants to remain in their homes even if their landlord goes into foreclosure -- a landmark decision for tenants.
Fannie to Let Renters Remain in Foreclosures Washington Post
Fannie Mae to stop evictions in foreclosures: report Reuters
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Google accused of backtracking on support for Net neutrality
CNET News - 1 hour ago
The problem with defining Net neutrality so the government can regulate it is a little like the problem of defining obscenity so the government can ban it: You know it when you see it.
Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web Wall Street Journal
paidContent.org - Google Quietly Tries Brokering Deals With ISPs ... Washington Post
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Microsoft releases first iPhone app
CNET News - 16 hours ago
Is it possible some at Microsoft find the iPhone a more attractive platform than the software giant's own Windows Mobile? Engineers in the company's Live Labs on has released the company's first application for Apple's popular smartphone--even before ...
Microsoft iPhone app ships broken and proprietary. Expectations met. Computerworld
Microsoft Dips Its Toe Into The iPhone With Seadragon Mobile Washington Post
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Delta to offer in-flight Internet on East Coast shuttle flights
USA Today - 4 hours ago
By Roger Yu, USA TODAY Delta Air Lines will be the latest domestic airline to offer in-flight Internet for passengers, launching paid Wi-Fi service on Tuesday on its East Coast shuttle flights.
Delta to roll out Wi-Fi on some flights CNET News
Delta to Introduce WiFi on Some Shuttle Flights Washington Post
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The Belching Green Ogre Has a Song in His Heart
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By BEN BRANTLEY ’Tis love, the fairy tales tell us, that turns dross into gold and clods into gods. So it seems appropriate that about halfway through the leaden fairy-tale-theme costume party called “Shrek the Musical,” which opened Sunday night at ...
'Shrek the Musical': Tough times for ogres Chicago Tribune
"Shrek the Musical" short on inspiration, but lovable Newsday
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Financial Post
'The Day the Earth Stood Still' launches to the top
Los Angeles Times - 4 hours ago
Jennifer Connelly and Keanu Reeves star in the film that warns about the consequences of humanity's destructive nature. The sci-fi remake takes in $31 million to lead the weekend box office.
‘Earth Stood Still’ Lands at Top of Box Office New York Times
The days the Earth stood still, in 1951 and 2008 USA Today
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Paterson’s Office Is Not Amused by ‘Saturday Night Live’ Skit
New York Times - 4 hours ago
By JEREMY W. PETERS Gov. David A. Paterson’s office criticized a skit on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” in which Mr.
SNL's Seth Meyers: The Power of Fun New York Post
Gov. Paterson not amused by 'Saturday Night Live' parody New York Daily News
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Giants linemen now sad sacks
New York Daily News - 40 minutes ago
BY OHM YOUNGMISUK IRVING, Tex. - The Giants' locker room resembled a morgue late Sunday night as players dressed and packed quietly after their 20-8 loss to the Cowboys.
Cresting Cowboys riding high Boston Globe
Cowboys put on dominant defensive display in win over Giants Sports Network
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Patriots 49, Raiders 26
Boston Globe - 2 hours ago
By Christopher L. Gasper OAKLAND, Calif. - It's debatable whether the team the Patriots played yesterday qualifies as an NFL-caliber opponent, but regardless of the sad and embarrassing state of the Oakland Raiders, a win over them counts the same as ...
Raiders blown out by Patriots San Francisco Chronicle
Best and Worst of the Patriots/ Raiders game Boston Herald
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Upon further review, Steelers prevail over Ravens
Philadelphia Daily News - 1 hour ago
By MARCUS HAYES BALTIMORE - For a team that lost its biggest game in 2 years on a pair of disputable replay calls, the Ravens sure weren't interested in replaying the events of the evening.
Flacco hits bottom against Steelers Baltimore Sun
After further review, Steelers clinch Boston Herald
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US blacks lag whites in colorectal cancer progress
Reuters - 3 hours ago
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths have fallen in the United States this decade, but the gap in progress between whites and blacks is widening, the American Cancer Society said on Monday.
Racial gap in colon cancer deaths is widening The Associated Press
Racial Gap Widens as Colorectal Cancer Death Rate Drops ACS News Center
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I Really Should Study
New study firmly ties hormone use to breast cancer
The Associated Press - Dec 13, 2008
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Taking menopause hormones for five years doubles the risk for breast cancer, according to a new analysis of a big federal study that reveals the most dramatic evidence yet of the dangers of these still-popular pills.
Breast changes tell whether treatment works: study Reuters
Study of Tumor Recurrence May Change Drug Guidelines New York Times
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Wyeth’s Use of Medical Ghostwriters Questioned
New York Times - Dec 12, 2008
By DUFF WILSON Wyeth, the pharmaceutical company, paid ghostwriters to produce medical journal articles favorable to its hormone replacement therapy Prempro, according to Congressional letters seeking more information about the company’s involvement in ...
Wyeth Pressed About Drug Reviews Wall Street Journal
Wyeth Paid for Favorable Drug Reports, Senator Says Bloomberg
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Suspect arrested in Oregon bank bombing
The Associated Press - 37 minutes ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Many questions remain in a bombing that killed two officers and critically injured a police chief at an Oregon bank.
Oregon police seek tips on bomb suspect Los Angeles Times
After Deadly Bomb Blast at Bank, an Oregon City Mourns the Victims New York Times
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New York Times
Obama to name energy, environment team picks
Boston Globe - 2 hours ago
President-elect Barack Obama, who has vowed to adopt an aggressive approach to global warming and the environment, will hold a news conference today to announce his choices to lead the effort.
Obama's green team Los Angeles Times
Spousal Ties to Lobbying Test a Vow From Obama New York Times
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BBC News
Australia Unveils Targets to Cut Pollution
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By MERAIAH FOLEY SYDNEY, Australia - Australia announced plans Monday to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by between 5 and 15 percent by 2020, angering environmental groups that had lobbied for much deeper cuts.
Australia pledges emission cuts Aljazeera.net
Q+A: What are Australia's carbon trading plans? Reuters
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