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Concessions lawmakers won in the health bill

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
Here's a look at some of the concessions lawmakers and interest groups won in the latest version of the Senate's health care overhaul bill: ___ LAWMAKERS: SEN.

Time for a Climate Change Plan B

Wall Street Journal - Nigel Lawson - ‎1 hour ago‎
The world's political leaders, not least President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, are in a state of severe, almost clinical, denial.

Eurostar resumes service between Paris and London

The Associated Press - Jenny Barchfield - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS - Eurostar resumed its high-speed rail service linking Britain, France and Belgium on Tuesday after a three-day suspension that stranded tens of thousands of holiday travelers and left French President Nicolas Sarkozy indignant.

Israel response to Shalit deal reaches Gaza

Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid, Jonathan Lis - ‎30 minutes ago‎
A German mediator arrived in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday with Israel's response abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.

Iranians mourn Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, and protest

Washington Post - Thomas Erdbrink - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tens of thousands marched in a funeral for a dissident cleric in Iran. Amateur video posted on the web shows mourners for Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri chanting slogans against the government.
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Ahmadinejad Denies Nuclear Trigger Report

Voice of America - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dismissed a British newspaper report that says Iran is working on a trigger for a nuclear bomb.

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Fight to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes reaches Supreme Court

Los Angeles Times - Joel Hood, James Janega - ‎2 hours ago‎
Michigan's attorney general files a lawsuit that seeks to close two shipping locks near Chicago, sealing off the fish's most direct route to the Great Lakes.

White House picks new cyber coordinator

The Associated Press - Lolita C. Baldor - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The White House has tapped a corporate cyber security expert and former Bush administration official to lead the effort to shore up the country's computer networks and better coordinate with companies that operate 80 percent of those ...

Deal saves jobs at Muskegon prison

Detroit Free Press - Dawson Bell - ‎2 hours ago‎
A state prison in Muskegon that was slated to close in January got a reprieve Monday when corrections officials announced an agreement to house 1000 Pennsylvania prisoners there for up to four years.

Greek Stock, Bond Markets Rally After Moody's Downgrade

Wall Street Journal - ‎36 minutes ago‎
ATHENS (Dow Jones)--Greek stock and bond markets rallied early Tuesday after ratings agency Moody's cut its rating on Greece's sovereign debt by a less-than-expected single notch to A2 from A1.

Stocks ready to rise at open

CNNMoney.com - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By CNNMoney.com staff December 22, 2009: 5:21 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Stocks were poised to open higher Tuesday as investors await reports on the overall economy and the housing sector.

UK Economy Shrinks Less Than Previously Estimated

Bloomberg - Jennifer Ryan - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) -- The UK economy shrank less than previously estimated in the third quarter as a jump in construction and fixed investment brought the longest recession on record closer to ending.

Pine Trail gets launched and tested

Inquirer - Paul Taylor - ‎2 hours ago‎
PINE TRAIL has arrived, and with it, Intel's optimisations for the second generation of the Atom platform. A simpler chipset - with memory controller, graphics and CPU all in the same package - has resulted in a slightly less sloth-like ...

IPhone apps: A launch point for a new wave of tech giants?

Los Angeles Times - Todd Woody - ‎7 hours ago‎
Scott Lahman was sure he had a hit when his Marina del Rey company developed cellphone software that let people have a text messaging conversation with multiple participants at the same time, like a written conference call on the go.

Turkey-sized dino packed venom in its fangs

msnbc.com - Charles Q. Choi - ‎13 hours ago‎
Using snake-like fangs, saber-toothed dinosaur relatives of velociraptors likely subdued their prey with venom, scientists now suggest.

Brittany Murphy husband says she had been unwell

BBC News - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The husband of US actress Brittany Murphy has told a US TV show his wife was suffering from laryngitis in the days before she died.

Big Sunday raises `Avatar' weekend to $77M

The Associated Press - ‎12 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - James Cameron's "Avatar" jumped out to a faster start than projected, taking in $77 million domestically over opening weekend.

'Piggy' roasted by Astor judge

New York Post - Laura Italiano - ‎55 minutes ago‎
A judge yesterday sentenced Anthony Marshall to one to three years in prison for trying to swindle more than $60 million from his mother, beloved philanthropist and New York icon Brooke Astor.

Giants Overwhelm Redskins

New York Times - Joe Lapointe - ‎5 hours ago‎
LANDOVER, Md. - The game began with a snowball landing a few yards behind Giants quarterback Eli Manning just before the first snap from the line of scrimmage.

Kings rally from 35 points down to stun Bulls

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tyreke Evans and Ime Udoka lead Sacramento from a 79-44 third-quarter deficit to a 102-98 victory, the biggest NBA comeback in 13 years.

Consistent Devils surge to the top in latest power rankings vote

USA Today - Mike Brehm - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Christopher Pasatieri, Getty Images By Mike Brehm, USA TODAY Every year, the New Jersey Devils seem to lose players and find ways to succeed.

WORLD: Study: 1 dose of H1N1 vaccine effective for kids

Chicago Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Australian researchers have shown that a single dose of vaccine against pandemic H1N1 influenza can provide effective immunity against the virus in infants and children -- a finding that, if corroborated, could help damp the spread of the virus by ...

Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning

The Associated Press - Glenn Adams - ‎Dec 20, 2009‎
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do and industry leaders dispute the claim.

In wake of mammography guidelines, US health task force faces new scrutiny

Washington Post - Rob Stein - ‎Dec 19, 2009‎
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), right, fears the task force's greater role under health-care reform proposals would lead to rationing of care, while Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.

Former NFL star Dave Pear is sorry he ever played football

SI.com - ‎Dec 18, 2009‎
It is an odd thing, hearing these sort of words from a man like David Louis Pear, University of Washington standout, Pro Bowl defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Super Bowl champion with the Oakland Raiders.

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.

A long history of sexism in politics

Los Angeles Times - Sally Denton - ‎9 hours ago‎
In 1950, Helen Gahagan Douglas lost a vicious Senate battle to Richard Nixon, a contest that was the breeding ground for today's campaign trench warfare.

Midwest braces for its turn with winter storm

CNN - Sean Morris, Khadijah Rentas - ‎11 hours ago‎
As the East Coast digs out of a record-breaking storm, another storm approaches the Midwest. (CNN) -- While East Coast travelers recovered Monday from a nor'easter that stranded thousands, a winter storm taking aim at the Midwest threatened to give ...

The Adam Lambert Problem

Wall Street Journal - Peggy Noonan - ‎Dec 17, 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, ...