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Q & A: The compromise on abortion

Los Angeles Times - Noam N. Levey - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The issue nearly derailed Democrats' efforts to overhaul healthcare. What are the new rules in the Senate's version of the healthcare bill?

Copenhagen: The key players and how they rated

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
European leaders negotiate with President Obama while aides listen in during the final night of the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen.

Winter storm disrupts East Coast sports schedule

The Associated Press - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Sporting events from NFL games to harness races were rescheduled Saturday as a winter storm swept across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, dumping more than a foot of snow in some areas.

Eurostar train stuck between Paris and London

BBC News - ‎44 minutes ago‎
A special Eurostar service from Paris which became stranded near Ebbsfleet in Kent on Saturday night has finally arrived at London's St Pancras station.

In Iran, nuclear issue is also a medical one

Washington Post - Thomas Erdbrink, William Branigin - ‎35 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN -- Ruhollah Solook, a retired electrician living in Santa Monica, Calif., was in a desperate bind. He urgently needed a kidney transplant, as well as a series of radiation therapy diagnoses and treatments.

Afghan Cabinet Nominations Show Little Change

New York Times - Alissa J. Rubin, Mark Landler - ‎6 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai opted for continuity over change in the list of cabinet nominees he presented to Parliament on Saturday, retaining some leaders supported by the West but also several viewed as incompetent ...

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Democratic leaders secure crucial 60th Senate vote for Obama's health care ...

Lethbridge Herald - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Andrew Taylor - ‎10 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Jubilant Senate Democrats locked in the 60th and decisive vote for historic health care reform legislation Saturday, putting President Barack Obama's top domestic policy issue firmly on a path for Christmas Eve passage.

For Franken, No More Mr. Funny Guy

FOXNews - Stephen Clark - ‎Dec 18, 2009‎
In the past month, Al Franken, the junior Democratic senator from Minnesota has publicly slugged it out with a GOP senator, privately rebuked another one and on Thursday took the unusual step of shutting down on the Senate floor a ...
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Ambitious Plan for Jobs Creation Is Offered by the Economic Policy Institute

SocialFunds.com - Robert Kropp - ‎10 hours ago‎
According to its report, a plan to create at least 4.6 million jobs in the first year could be repaid by the implementation of a financial transactions tax.

US prosecution links drugs to terrorism

Los Angeles Times - Sebastian Rotella - ‎17 hours ago‎
The case -- the first of its kind -- portrays northwest Africa as a new danger zone. Three men are accused of being Al Qaeda associates and conspiring to smuggle cocaine.

Snowstorm Threatens 'Super Saturday' Sales

Wall Street Journal - Rachel Dodes, Ann Zimmerman - ‎41 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- A massive snowstorm slammed the eastern US, hitting Washington, Philadelphia and parts of Virginia and the Carolinas before winding its way north.

First Federal Bank of California and Imperial Capital Bank of La Jolla closed

Los Angeles Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Both are sold immediately to other Southern California institutions. Regulators have closed 140 US banks this year, 16 in California.

Swedish PM says winding down of Saab no surprise

Reuters - Mike Peacock - ‎9 hours ago‎
STOCKHOLM, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Sweden's prime minister said on Saturday he was unsurprised by the collapse of GM's [GM.UL] efforts to sell Saab because the US auto giant had failed to make the loss-making Swedish carmaker into a successful brand.

Obama's politics of hope inform healthcare, climate change efforts

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
President Obama today praised progress on two fronts, healthcare reform and climate change, using similar language to argue that important, even historic, steps had been taken, but that there was still significant work to be done.

Open house? Google has also been eying Trulia

CNET News - Kara Swisher - ‎5 hours ago‎
According to sources close to the situation, along with its pending bid for Yelp, Google has been in on-again, off-again acquisition talks with Trulia, the real-estate search engine.

Amazon Cheers Record Kindle Sales for December

PC World - Jared Newman - ‎Dec 18, 2009‎
Amazon's boasting that its Kindle e-reader is having a record December for sales. Should we be surprised? The company is making it very easy to order a Kindle this holiday season, while Barnes & Noble's Nook and Sony's top-shelf Reader Daily Edition ...

'Avatar' lands $27 million at box office on Friday

Entertainment Weekly - Adam B. Vary - ‎8 hours ago‎
Looks like Avatar is well on its way to an eye-popping opening weekend, banking an estimated $27 million at the box-office on Friday, according to Hollywood.

Kevin Jonas Marries in Fairytale Setting

People Magazine - Sharon Cotliar - ‎3 hours ago‎
In a setting fit for a Disney prince and his princess, Kevin Jonas married Danielle Deleasa Saturday night at Oheka Castle, a turn-of-the-century French-style chateau, on a sprawling estate in Long Island.
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Was That You, Santa?

New York Times - Kathryn Harrison - ‎22 hours ago‎
BEFORE the lie, a confession: My involvement with Christmas stockings approaches a fetish. As a child I was fixed on my own, filled always by my mother.

Cowboys LB Ware active, Saints TE Shockey out

The Associated Press - ‎26 minutes ago‎
NEW ORLEANS - Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware is suiting up for the game against unbeaten New Orleans. The Cowboys decided to let Ware dress for Saturday night's matchup at the Superdome.
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Wisconsin Whitewater caps perfect season with title win

Sports Network - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Salem, VA (Sports Network) - Levell Coppage scored three times, including the game-winner late in the fourth quarter as Wisconsin-Whitewater finished a perfect season and captured its second Division III championship with a 38-28 victory over Mount ...

USC Men's Basketball: Trojans upset No. 9 Tennessee, 77-55

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
In his first college basketball game in nearly two years, journeyman Mike Gerrity scored 12 points, had 10 assists and led USC to a 77-55 upset of No.

H1N1 vaccine clinic for kids on Monday

Yuma Sun - Stephanie A. Wilken - ‎1 hour ago‎
Yuma County will host another H1N1 vaccination clinic, but this time it's just for the littlest residents. Health care workers with the Yuma County Public Health Services District will host a special H1N1 ...

Study: 1 in 110 US children had autism in 2006

CNN - Miriam Falco - ‎Dec 18, 2009‎
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that one in 110 children in the United States had autism in 2006.

Hangover hurts performance

Food Consumer - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Jimmy Downs Your performance gets impaired the next morning after you drink and get sufficient alcohol in your vein or 0.11g% breath alcohol level.

Can Anybody Make a Movie for Women?

New York Times - Daphne Merkin - ‎Dec 16, 2009‎
Nancy Meyers may have become the most powerful female director in Hollywood by making, as one critic said, ''sweet little middle-class romances.

The Adam Lambert Problem

Wall Street Journal - Peggy Noonan - ‎Dec 18, 2009‎
The news came in numbers and the numbers were fairly grim, all the grimmer for being unsurprising. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll reported this week that more than half of Americans, 55%, think America is on the wrong track, ...

US planning to restart Israel-PA talks based on '67 borders

Ha'aretz - Akiva Eldar - ‎Dec 15, 2009‎
The United States and Egypt, along with France, are planning a joint move to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks on the basis of the June 4, 1967, borders, territorial exchanges and a complete freeze of construction beyond the Green Line, ...

That Hobby Looks Like a Lot of Work

New York Times - Alex Williams - ‎Dec 16, 2009‎
PRODUCTION MEETING Angie Davis and her dog Gertrude in their studio, formerly a schoolbus depot. To some craft enthusiasts that is just the name of a popular blog on Etsy, the fast-growing Web site that serves as a marketplace for ...

Corporate Raiding: The Danger of Doing Business in Russia

TIME - Carl Schreck - ‎46 minutes ago‎
On Oct. 13, Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, imprisoned on tax evasion charges, told Russian Interior Ministry investigators that he was being denied medical care and subjected to "inhumane and ...