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Obama: Proposals to address gun violence due by January

CNN - ‎53 minutes ago‎
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White House readies gun-control plan as more children laid to rest

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Edward Krudy and Peter Rudegeair. NEWTOWN, Connecticut | Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:18pm EST. NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) - President Barack Obama assigned Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday to find ways to curtail gun violence in ...
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Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAS VEGAS - A 20-year-old beauty queen from Rhode Island was crowned the new Miss Universe on Wednesday, beating out 88 other women during a televised competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
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South Korea's new female president could renew talks with North Korea

Christian Science Monitor - ‎3 hours ago‎
Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea's authoritarian era, has been elected the country's first female president, a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks with rival North Korea.
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UN, EU, Russia Condemn Israeli Settlements

Voice of America - ‎6 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - All members of the U.N. Security Council, with the lone exception of the United States, have publicly condemned Israel's recent settlement expansion activities and called for them to end.
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Budget Talks Falter as Republicans Set Tax Increase Vote

Bloomberg - ‎30 minutes ago‎
House Republicans are planning a vote today on a measure that would have been hard to imagine before the Nov. 6 election -- a tax increase for top earners, which they previously labeled as job-killing class warfare.
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Cops: 1 dead, at least 33 injured in fiery LIE crash

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
A tractor trailer hauling debris from superstorm Sandy slammed into multiple vehicles on the Long Island Expressway Wednesday afternoon, causing a fiery, 35-vehicle wreck that killed one driver and injured at least 33 people.
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Senate Republicans Plan Smaller Storm-Aid Bill

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Republicans in the Senate, seeking to substantially trim a Hurricane Sandy aid package being sought by Democrats, are planning to unveil a $23.8 billion emergency spending plan to finance the recovery efforts of states devastated by the ...
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Asian shares slip as US budget talks sour, BOJ eases

Reuters - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Chikako Mogi. TOKYO | Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:16am EST. TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares retreated from near 17-month highs on Thursday and commodities fell as negotiations to avert a U.S.
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Upstart In Talks To Buy NYSE

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
NYSE Euronext is in talks to sell itself to rival IntercontinentalExchange Inc. for about $8 billion, in a deal that would end more than two centuries of independence for the New York Stock Exchange, one of Wall Street's most enduring symbols of American ...
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Don't blame Instagram users -- blame Instagram

7 hours ago
Written by
Casey Newton
The tech press says users are at fault for this week's terms-of-service debacle. Ignore them. Casey Newton. by Casey Newton. December 19, 2012 2:14 PM PST Follow @CaseyNewton.
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IIHS: Family cars safer than luxury cars in new crash test

USA TODAY - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The Honda Accord undergoing the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new 20% front offset crash test. Only the Accord and Suzuki Kizashi scored "good" among mid-size family sedans in the test.
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Jessica Chastain's Hair-Raising Photo: Check It Out!

E! Online - ‎26 minutes ago‎
There's something about Jessica Chastain. The Zero Dark Thirty and The Help star was spotted rocking a similar hairstyle to the one that was made famous by the 1998 Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz flick, however, all she needed for that high-rise hairdo was ...
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New Great Gatsby Trailer: 5 Things to Know

E! Online - ‎26 minutes ago‎
As he did with Romeo and Juliet, Baz Luhrmann has made an old high school syllabus standby into the sexiest thing since...Moulin Rouge!
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It's a boy for Danes, husband

Newsday - ‎56 minutes ago‎
It's a boy for Danes, husband. Emmy Award-winning "Homeland" star Claire Danes and her actor husband Hugh Dancy (Broadway's "Venus in Fur," Showtime's "The Big C") have welcomed their first child.
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Disappointed Tebow Says He's Not Sure About NFL Future With Jets

Bloomberg - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Tim Tebow is “a little disappointed” he won't start at quarterback for the New York Jets and said he'll decide at the end of this season whether he wants to return in 2013.
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Mariners acquire power-hitting Kendrys Morales from Angels for pitcher Jason ...

The Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Mariners traded left-hander Jason Vargas to the Angels for Kendrys Morales, a first baseman/designated hitter. Morales, a switch-hitter, hit 34 home runs in 2009.
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In return from injury, Carmelo Anthony scores 31 points as NY Knicks defeat ...

New York Daily News - ‎2 hours ago‎
KNICKS 100, NETS 86. The Brooklyn Nets may be the new hip thing on Atlantic Avenue, but in this town, first place in the Atlantic Division still belongs to the Knicks.
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Hawks give up 41 points to Durant, lose to Thunder

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The Thunder star scored a game-high 41 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, as the Hawks failed to overcome a 17-point deficit in a 100-92 loss Wednesday at Philips Arena.
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Paul Pierce sharper than ever

ESPN - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Paul Pierce, unconscious in the third quarter of the Boston Celtics' 103-91 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at TD Garden, had connected on back-to-back 3-pointers, making him 6-for-6 from beyond the arc on the night.
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Potentially habitable planet just 12 light-years away

Fox News - ‎16 hours ago‎
A sun-like star in our solar system's backyard may host five planets, including one perhaps capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.
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Human Hands Evolved for Punching

Discovery News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Human hands evolved so that men could make fists and fight, and not just for manual dexterity, new research finds. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, adds to a growing body of evidence that humans are among the most aggressive ...
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Fearful 'end of world' calls, emails flood NASA as Dec. 21 nears

Los Angeles Times
1 hour ago
Written by
Kate Mather
If there's one government agency really looking forward to Dec. 22, it's NASA. The space agency said it has been flooded with calls and emails from people asking about the purported end of the world - which, as the doomsday myth goes, is apparently set to ...
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US fungal meningitis outbreak could have been much worse: CDC

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Julie Steenhuysen. CHICAGO | Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:48pm EST. CHICAGO (Reuters) - As bad as the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak has been, so far infecting 620 people in 19 states and killing 39 of them, it could have been a lot worse, U.S.
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Compounding Pharmacies Focus of All Day Hearing

MedPage Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The FDA and health officials from all 50 states came together Wednesday for a one-day workshop to help identify and close the gaps in overseeing compounding pharmacies including the ones like the Massachusetts one linked to 39 deaths ...
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CDC: Number of new HIV infections stable

USA TODAY - ‎6 hours ago‎
A woman uses an oral test for HIV. New HIV infections have remained at a stable level, according to CDC data. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP).