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In historic vote, Senate moves to end 'don't ask, don't tell'

Christian Science Monitor - Gail Russell Chaddock - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Eight Republicans joined Democrats to vote for an end to the 1993 'don't ask, don't tell' law banning gay troops from serving openly.
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Senate votes down McCain amendment to the START treaty

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Washington (CNN) -- Members of the US Senate voted down an amendment Saturday that would have taken out language that recognizes a relationship between offensive and defensive weapons from the preamble of the New START treaty, ...
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No Obama, Arenas, Wall for Wizards-Heat game

USA Today - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The Washington Wizards were short-handed in many ways for Saturday night's game against the Miami Heat. First, Obama canceled plans to attend the game, with Secret Service agents abruptly leaving the arena hours before tipoff.
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Tony Romo & Candice Crawford: The Proposal Pic - ‎11 minutes ago‎
TMZ has obtained a photo of Tony Romo, down on one knee, at the moment he proposed to his now fiancée, Candice Crawford. Romo popped the question during Candice's 24th birthday party on Thursday night.

Disclosure likely to feed mistrust between US, Pakistan intelligence agents

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Suspicion that Pakistan had a hand in the public naming of a CIA agent is expected to breed further mistrust between intelligence communities at a time when Washington is urging greater anti-terrorism efforts by Islamabad.

Demi Lovato's Rep: Sex Tape Rumors 'Disgusting' - DeeDee Russel - ‎3 hours ago‎
In a vitriolic response to rumors of a Demi Lovato sex tape, Demi's reps blasts the media outlets that have suggested a sex video exists.

In His Debut, a Freshman Helps Kansas Edge USC

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By AP Josh Selby made his long-awaited collegiate debut one to remember with a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left, leading No.

Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds Reunite for 'Friendly Meal'

People Magazine - Julie Jordan - ‎1 hour ago‎
When they announced their split, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds said they wanted to continue to show love and kindness toward each other.

Heaps tosses 4 TDs as BYU takes care of UTEP

ESPN - ‎37 minutes ago‎
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FDA Okays Cryoablation Device for Afib

MedPage Today - Crystal Phend - ‎5 hours ago‎
The FDA has granted approval to the first cryoablation balloon catheter for treatment of refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

Knicks-Cavaliers Preview

ESPN - ‎39 minutes ago‎
AccuScore has powered more than 10000 simulations for every NBA game for, each simulated one play at a time and minimum of 10000 times.

Mini Paceman Concept Revealed, Sport Crosser Heading to 2011 Detroit Show

MotorTrend Magazine - ‎36 minutes ago‎
With every new model, Mini's cars keep getting further and further away from their given name. In an effort to justify larger cars, the company known for packing 50 gallons of fun in a five gallon bucket is looking at markets that expect bigger buckets ...

China says situation on Korean Peninsula precarious, calling for talks

Xinhua - Xiong Tong - ‎11 hours ago‎
BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun said Saturday that China is deeply worried about the situation on the Korean Peninsula, which is extremely precarious, highly complicated and sensitive.

Madoff investor's widow to return money

Washington Post - Zachary A. Goldfarb - ‎16 hours ago‎
Before his death, Jeffry M. Picower had benefited more than anyone from Bernard Madoff's fraud. A longtime investor with the disgraced money manager, he had withdrawn more than $7 billion in other people's money before the Ponzi ...

Amanda Knox case: DNA evidence to be reviewed following appeal

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Amanda Knox's appeal against her 26-year sentence for the murder of Meredith Kercher received a massive boost on Saturday when a judge granted her request for a comprehensive review of key DNA evidence that was used to convict her and her former ...

Merkel, Sarkozy, Cameron Tell EU's Barroso to Rein In Spending

Bloomberg - ‎10 hours ago‎
By Francois de Beaupuy - Sat Dec 18 13:12:27 GMT 2010 German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and UK Prime Minister David Cameron told the European Commission to rein in spending as debt-laden member states face market ...

UN Spokesman: Gbagbo Not Ivory Coast President

Voice of America - Nico Colombant - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP The United Nations says a request by incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo for all foreign peacekeepers to leave the divided country immediately is irrelevant.

Bank of America Suspends Payments Made to WikiLeaks

New York Times - Nelson D. Schwartz - ‎3 hours ago‎
In a sign of the increasing tensions between WikiLeaks and the corporate world, Bank of America has said it will no longer help process payments for the organization, which released a huge cache of secret State Department cables ...

Pilot walks away from small plane crash in Iowa

Chicago Tribune - ‎47 minutes ago‎
AP A single-engine plane has crashed at the Des Moines airport, but no major injuries were reported. KCCI-TV reports that the plane crashed Saturday afternoon into a fence short of the runway during a landing attempt.

Walgreens, US join to offer flu shot vouchers to uninsured

Los Angeles Times - Bruce Japsen - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Obama administration and Walgreens on Friday announced a partnership to provide free flu shot vouchers to 350000 uninsured Americans and others with inadequate health benefits.

Napolitano: Slain agent was after gang of bandits

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP PHOENIX -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona was on a team pursuing a gang of bandits when he was killed.

Neil Patrick Harris Regrets Blasting Soap Star On Twitter - Mawuse Ziegbe - ‎3 hours ago‎
Actor calls Eric Braeden a 'D-bag' after soap star drops out of 'How I Met Your Mother' cameo. By Mawuse Ziegbe (@mawuseziegbe) "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris recently stirred up some offscreen drama related to the show, ...

Rangers narrowly miss a dream sweep - Jim Cerny - ‎1 hour ago‎
Recently, the Rangers have owned the third periods of games they have played in and, as a result, have strung together an impressive series of victories.


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