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National Rifle Association vows 'meaningful contributions' in aftermath of ... - ‎56 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association broke its silence Tuesday on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting massacre in which a young man killed 27 people, 20 of them children slaughtered in their classrooms.
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Republicans put squeeze on Obama in "fiscal cliff" talks

Reuters - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan. WASHINGTON | Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:12pm EST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans tried to wring more tax-rate concessions out of the White House on Tuesday as political maneuvering intensified over an ...
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Obama has little to show for anti-gun pledges

Washington Times
48 minutes ago
Written by
Susan Crabtree
At several critical moments over his first term, President Obama pledged to use the power of his office to curb shooting rampages in this country, as well as gun-related cross-border violence, but exerted little to no muscle to follow through on his promises.
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Instagram denies having right to sell users' photos

BBC News - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram has moved to deny that it has changed its privacy policy to give it the right to sell users' photos to advertisers without notification.
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Lisa Loeb on the 'Gossip Girl' finale and '90s nostalgia

Washington Post (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Last night, we said farewell to our favorite (and not-so-favorite) scheming, scandalous Upper East Siders and the kids from Dumbo who love and cyberstalk them.
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N. Korea displays Kim Jong Il a year after death

Houston Chronicle - ‎Dec 17, 2012‎
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea unveiled the embalmed body of Kim Jong Il, still in his trademark khaki jumpsuit, on the anniversary of his death Monday as mourning mixed with pride over a recent satellite launch that was a long-held goal of ...
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Polls open in tight South Korean presidential election

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Polls opened early Wednesday morning in South Korea's closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a military strongman against a former human rights lawyer once jailed for protesting his rule.
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4 dead in Longmont: Aunt says 2 women killed were her nieces

Denver Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
A Weld County Sheriff Officer comforts a woman, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, outside a home where four people were found dead in Longmont.
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US Attorney won't seek cyber-stalking case against Paula Broadwell - ‎1 hour ago‎
TAMPA - The Justice Department will not pursue a federal case of cyber-stalking against the mistress of former CIA director David Petraeus, who is accused of sending inappropriate emails to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley.
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Investors Turn Against Gun Makers After...

ABC News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Investors shunned some of the nation's largest gun makers Tuesday in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting, including making plans to sell the company that manufactures the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle used in the bloody attack.
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Homebuilder Confidence Rises for 8th Straight Month

DailyFinance - ‎1 hour ago‎
Homebuilders continue to feed the bulls this month, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.
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Oracle delivers holiday earnings surprise

MarketWatch - ‎13 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Oracle Inc.'s better-than-expected results for its second fiscal quarter on Tuesday were a nice holiday surprise for investors, along with a forecast that its hardware business will “turn the corner” next quarter.
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Apple-Samsung Damages Still in Play After Sales Ban Rejected

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Updates with lawyer's comment in seventh paragraph.) Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.'s request for additional damages against Samsung Electronics Co.
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Google Music gets iTunes-like 'match' function - but free (blog)
12 minutes ago
Written by
Devin Coldewey
Google has updated its music storage and streaming service with a handy new song-matching feature pioneered by Amazon and Apple - but unlike those companies' services, Google's is free.
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Much-needed Apple Maps help could come from Foursquare

TechRadar UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rumor has it Apple is in talks with location-based social network Foursquare to boost its lackluster iOS 6 Maps offerings. According a Wall Street Journal report published Monday, Apple is looking to share in Foursquare's map data, which could be used to ...
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Review: 'Django Unchained' entertaining, exploitative and daring

San Jose Mercury News
14 minutes ago
Written by
Randy Myers
"Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino's big smooch to exploitation movies, spaghetti Westerns and classic revenge flicks, will divide and outrage audiences.
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REVIEW: Peter Jackson returns to the shire in ‘The Hobbit’

Niagara Gazette - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Niagara Gazette - After watching director Peter Jackson's visually engaging, but meandering “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” I wondered why a motion picture version of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel had not been made before, especially during the ...
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Oklahoma football: Cotton Bowl is a no-win situation for Sooners - ‎1 hour ago‎
COMMENTARY - If OU beats SEC newcomer Texas A&M, it won't get as much credit as would for beating one of the league's traditional powers.
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Jovan Belcher sent text about wanting to shoot his girlfriend

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher sent a text message to a friend saying he "would shoot" the mother of his child if she didn't leave him alone, according to official case files.
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Nash explains the Lakers' struggles in D'Antoni's system

ESPN (blog) - ‎31 minutes ago‎
For weeks everybody but Steve Nash has had a say on how he will change things for the Los Angeles Lakers once he finally returns from a broken left leg.
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Court Vision: Lin beats the Knicks and TBJ wins the holidays - ‎1 hour ago‎
... Golliver. • The Basketball Jones wins the holiday season with a collection of basketball-themed Christmas carols in a mock television advertisement format.
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NASA crashes twin probes into moon

Fox News - ‎Dec 17, 2012‎
PASADENA, California - A pair of NASA spacecraft tumbled out of orbit around the moon and crashed back-to-back into the surface on Monday, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior.
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Brain-Powered Robot Helps Paralyzed Woman Take Control

1 hour ago
Written by
Zoe Fox
Jan Scheuermann is paralyzed from the neck down, but with the help of a robotic arm controlled by her brain, she's now able to pour herself a glass of water to drink.
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Science explains Rudolph's red reindeer nose

43 minutes ago
Written by
Amanda Kooser
Leave it to a bunch of scientists to figure out one of the holiday season's greatest mysteries: why Rudolph is a red-nosed reindeer.
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9/11 Cancer Study Won't Settle Debate Over Risks

ABC News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.
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Our Sons Are Not Future Killers

New York Times (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Asperger's stereotype before the shootings in Newtown, Conn., was relatively harmless if inaccurate - that of a quirky, brilliant male unable to read subtle social cues or navigate the world of non-autistic people.