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Obama lands in Hawaii after urging Congress to 'cool off' on fiscal cliff

The Guardian - ‎25 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii on Saturday, having issued a demand that squabbling congressional leaders "cool off" over the holidays and adopt stopgap measures to avert the year-end fiscal cliff.
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Is the NRA push for guns in schools crazy? It depends on where you live.

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
Breaking its silence in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre, the National Rifle Association has added to the emotional national debate on gun control by calling for armed guards at schools.
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Pope visits jailed butler to grant pre-Christmas pardon

Reuters - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By Philip Pullella. VATICAN CITY | Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:16am EST. VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict made a surprise pre-Christmas visit to the jail holding his former butler on Saturday and pardoned him for stealing and leaking documents that ...
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Knicks links: Fight night ends with second loss to the Bulls

The Star-Ledger - - ‎33 minutes ago‎
A Who's Who of New York basketball was ejected in Friday night's Bulls-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. Brooklyn-born Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Knicks coach Mike Woodson were ejected with two technical fouls apiece, while Knicks ...
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Demi Moore -- I Wanted a Divorce From The Day I Left Ashton Kutcher - ‎7 hours ago‎
1221_demi_moore_article_getty Demi Moore planned to divorce Ashton Kutcher from the day she left him in November, 2011 ... sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ.
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Pak minister killed in suicide attack

The Hindu - ‎25 minutes ago‎
A provincial minister of the Awami National Party (ANP), Bashir Ahmed Bilour, was killed in a suicide blast in Peshawar on Saturday evening along with seven others.
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Italy president dissolves parliament after Monti's resignation

Reuters - ‎23 minutes ago‎
ROME | Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:13am EST. ROME Dec 22 (Reuters) - Italy's head of state dissolved parliament on Saturday following the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Monti, paving the way for a national election in February.
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Delhi Rape: sustained protests in capital, protesters defiant

The Hindu - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sustained protests over the gangrape of a young girl erupted in Raisina Hill, the seat of power, as thousands of youth clashed with police undeterred by the repeated use of water cannons, teargas shells and baton charge.
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Syrian civil war at stalemate, Assad won't go: Russia

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Dominic Evans. BEIRUT | Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:09am EST. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's civil war has reached stalemate and international efforts to persuade President Bashar al-Assad to quit will fail, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
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Crowd-Funding Draws Donations for Sandy...

ABC News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, some who lost their homes or businesses have turned to crowd-funding websites to elicit a faster and more direct response than they could expect from the government or traditional charities.
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California ban on gay conversion therapy put on hold

Los Angeles Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
A new state law intended to prevent therapists from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation was put on hold Friday by a federal appeals court panel.
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Yes, Apple's Appealing The Samsung Patents Case!

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Of course it wasn't going to be over just in one round. Not only do we have Apple and Samsung suing each other in half the major legal jurisdictions around the world, they're also not taking defeat in one or other case lying down.
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Raw: Obama family departs for holiday in Hawaii

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Friday night, President Barack Obama and his family left from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, headed to Hawaii for the holidays.
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Gov. Rick Scott to Obama: Ports strike could impede our war efforts - ‎1 hour ago‎
Florida Governor Rick Scott has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, urging to the president to help prevent a ports strike that, in his words, “will affect everyone, including ports on the West Coast.
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2013 Is Bernanke's Year: Unlimited QE And Total Control Of The Fed

Forbes - ‎Dec 20, 2012‎
Barack Obama's decisive victory over Mitt Romney in the presidential elections has cemented the future path of monetary policy under Ben Bernanke.
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Instagram Reversal Doesn't Appease Everyone

New York Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook may have quelled a full-scale rebellion by quickly dumping the contentious new terms of use for Instagram, its photo-sharing service.
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A Whisper Is A Stronger Social Signal Than A Public Shout

TechCrunch - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Yesterday was a surprisingly interesting news day, given how close we are to celebrating the holidays. Facebook struck while the iron was hot and released a brand new standalone iOS app called “Poke”, leveraging a feature that has been around since the ...
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Steve Jobs' Gigantic Yacht Reportedly Stuck In Harbor Due To Payment Disputes

Macgasm - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Jobs' family yacht, commissioned by Steve Jobs before his death, is reportedly stuck in a Dutch harbor due to a payment dispute with French product designer Philippe Starck.
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It's Becoming Abundantly Clear That Google Doesn't Want To Share Android ...

Business Insider
42 minutes ago
Written by
Steve Kovach
When Google bought Motorola for $12.5 billion last year, tech pundits had a ton of theories for what the move was really about. "Google is going to use Motorola's cable box business to force Google TV on people," they said.
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Last-Minute Tablet Shopping Tips

2 hours ago
Written by
Eric Zeman
Need to score a tablet for someone on your shopping list before Tuesday? Here's advice on what you might be able to find in the nick of time.
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Lee Dorman, Iron Butterfly bassist, dies at 70

Fox News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Lee Dorman, the bassist for psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, has died at age 70. Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Gail Krause says Dorman was found dead in a vehicle Friday morning.
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Players overwhelmingly authorize disclaimer move

USA TODAY - ‎20 hours ago‎
Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sports6:18p.m. EST December 21, 2012. CommentsShare. 2012-12-21-nhl-players. NHL players, shown at a September meeting, overwhelmingly voted to allow the union to dissolve itself.
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Navasota routs Gilmer for 3A Division II state title

Houston Chronicle - ‎10 hours ago‎
ARLINGTON - Navasota lived up to its big-play reputation on Texas' biggest stage. And now the Rattlers own the biggest prize of all - a state championship trophy.
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Concussions, Knees And Thighs: All Covered In This Week's Injury Report

CBS Local - ‎27 minutes ago‎
This Christmas edition of the injury report brings tidings of good joy as starting quarterback Robert Griffin III was given a status of “Probable” to play against the Eagles.
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Clips win franchise-best 12th in row - ‎8 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP). After the Los Angeles Clippers set a record for the longest winning streak in franchise history, Chris Paul was thinking about Ron Harper, Corey Maggette and other former players who endured all that losing.
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Hawaiian Island Oahu Getting Depleted

French Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
A group of researchers from Brigham Young University has discovered that mountains in the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu are getting weak within.
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How the black piranha has the most powerful bite of any animal in history - even ...

Daily Mail
Dec 21, 2012
Written by
Mark Prigg
Outsized jaw muscles allow the black piranha to exert bite force equivalent to 30 times its bodyweight, a feat unmatched in the natural world, according to results of a finger-risking study.

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