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The House on Wednesday approved a short-term $290 billion extension in the nation's debt ceiling, delaying a decision until February about a larger increase in the borrowing cap.
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The Democrats' self-imposed deadline to pass health care legislation by Christmas is just around the corner, but delays abound and there are no guarantees that Senate leaders will have enough votes to pass the bill.
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JERUSALEM - The Palestine Liberation Organization indefinitely extended the term of President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, a move designed to avoid a constitutional crisis in the Palestinian territories when his official tenure ...
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Times Online - - 1 hour ago
Silvio Berlusconi was ordered by his doctors to remain in hospital last night for the fourth successive night, raising alarm over the long-term physical and psychological damage caused by the attack on him in Milan.
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By AP SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he knew ahead of time that his Corrections Department planned to begin releasing some prisoners after just a few days behind bars.
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Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina may have lost his marriage after his tearful confession that he had traveled to Argentina to conduct an extramarital affair, but he almost certainly will not lose his office.
SC lawmakers approve formal rebuke for governor The Associated Press
Wall Street Journal - - 54 minutes ago
DEARBORN, Mich. (Dow Jones)???-The United Auto Workers' top leaders anointed Bob King to succeed Ron Gettelfinger as president, and asked for the rank-and-file to confirm his nomination at the union's convention ...
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MiamiHerald.com - - 30 minutes ago
STAFFORD, Va. -- First lady Michelle Obama is asking Americans who plan to donate to the Marines' Toys for Tots program but haven't yet to choose gifts for 11- to 14-year-olds, an age group for whom she said there was a dearth of ...
Elmwood inmates create 300 wooden toys for Marines' drive San Jose Mercury News
Michelle Obama donates to Toys for Tots The Associated Press
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THE EVENT: The Federal Reserve's rate-setting committee left interest rates near zero Wednesday and repeated its expectation that rates will remain so low for "an extended period.
Video: Fed Holds Rates at Record Low to Fuel Recovery The Associated Press
New York Times - - 1 hour ago
Two days after Citigroup moved to untangle itself from Washington, the Treasury reversed course Wednesday and backed away from plans to immediately sell a portion of its stake in the banking giant, according to a person briefed on the ...
US Treasury Reverses on Citi Sale Wall Street Journal
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Bloomberg - - 1 hour ago
Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- US Senator Bernard Sanders vowed to block Ben S. Bernanke from a second four-year term to lead the Federal Reserve, as the Senate Banking Committee chairman said his panel tomorrow will clear the nomination.
Video: Bernanke: Time's Man of the Year Fox Business
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Wired News - - 1 hour ago
Astronomers have spotted the most Earth-like planet to date, a massive ocean world that probably has an atmosphere and - though it's highly unlikely - may support life.
Sultry World Is Found Circling a Distant Star New York Times
CNET News - - 40 minutes ago
Nvidia CEO Jen Hsun Huang issued an internal memo today to employees, calling the legal action by the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday an event that could potentially "transform the computer industry.
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By AP AP - December: Sun Microsystems Inc. complains to EU regulators that Microsoft is refusing to supply it with the interoperability information it needs for its server software to communicate with Microsoft's Windows desktop operating system.
People Magazine - - 1 hour ago
Escaping the media glare, Elin Nordegren is taking the kids and traveling to her homeland for the holidays, a source tells PEOPLE.
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Roy Disney, nephew of the most famous name in animation history and a key figure in the Walt Disney Company's existence over the past several decades, died Wednesday (December 16) in Newport Beach, California, according to Variety.
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Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was seriously injured in a car accident in North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple published reports.
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Nathan Denette/National Post Roy Halladay, arguably the greatest pitcher in Toronto Blue Jays history, has been traded to Philadelphia, as has been speculated for much of the week.
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Now there's enough swine flu vaccine for everyone in 24 states, but will they get it? By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer The Associated Press After weeks of shortages, swine flu vaccine is plentiful enough that nearly half the states now say everyone can ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 20 percent of the US population -- or almost 60 million people -- went without health insurance at some point since January 2008, according to government estimates released Wednesday.
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Here's some friendly year-end advice: Read those disclosure letters that banks and credit-card companies are sending you in coming months—or at least try really hard.
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(CNN) -- The remains of an Oregon teenager missing for more than 25 years were recently identified by authorities, and police are looking into whether she might have been a victim of Gary Ridgway, known as the "Green River Killer.
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As two scholars with different political orientations but common concerns, we have each worked to challenge conventional wisdom that has undermined public understanding of the climate change problem.
Engadget (blog) - - Dec 13, 2009
There's been an immense amount of crosstalk, speculation, and just plain noise over the past 48 hours about a device allegedly called the Nexus One, or as it's more commonly known: the Google Phone.
SI.com - Dec 13, 2009
1. Baltimore (7-6): 50 percent shot of qualifying -- All in all, it was a great Week 13 for the Ravens. The Steelers lost, the Jaguars lost, the Broncos lost, and John Harbaugh's club took out its recent frustrations by beating the Lions senseless, ...