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BBC News
Gunman in Santa suit kills 6 at party
Boston Globe - 1 hour ago
Hector Mata/Associated PressFirefighters, a bomb squad, and Los Angeles County sheriff officials worked at the scene of the killings in Covina, Calif.
Man in Santa suit kills at least eight at Covina party, police say Newsday
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Eartha Kitt Had a Taste For the Best Things in Life
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
Eartha Kitt, the singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become a symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died from colon cancer.
Eartha Kitt, sultry `Santa Baby' singer, dies The Associated Press
Versatile, legendary performer Eartha Kitt dead at 81 New York Daily News
Reuters - People Magazine - MusiqQueen.com - Bloomberg
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Times Online
Obama greets military troops, families on Christmas
CNN - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama visited military personnel and their families enjoying Christmas dinner at a Marine Corps base in Hawaii Thursday during his holiday vacation.
Secluded Obamas miss out on Christmas services Houston Chronicle
Obama, family spend Christmas at vacation home, forgo church services Los Angeles Times
The Associated Press - Washington Post - AFP - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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IDF prepared for limited Gaza operation
Jerusalem Post - 2 hours ago
By HERB KEINON AND YAAKOV KATZ With Hamas continuing to pepper the South with rocket and mortar fire Thursday and Israel stepping up its threatening rhetoric, the IDF is likely to respond with small-scale operations, but no outright invasion of the ...
Iran aid ship to break Israeli siege? PRESS TV
Israel set for Gaza invasion after rocket barrage The Associated Press
RTT News - Ha'aretz - Reuters - Voice of America
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BBC News
Guinea junta seeks to allay fears
BBC News - 4 hours ago
Guinea's military coup leaders have invited foreign diplomats to a meeting to "reassure the international community" about their intentions.
Guinea’s Junta Endorsed by Ousted Government, Condemned by US Bloomberg
Leader of coup: Guinea to hold funeral for dictator Lansana Conte Jerusalem Post
Times Online - AFP - CNN International - Reuters
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Japan's industrial output plunges
BBC News - 1 hour ago
Industrial output in Japan dropped just over 8% in November compared with the previous month, the biggest fall on record, government figures show.
Japan's Industrial Output Drops Wall Street Journal
Japan output logs record fall, deflation looms guardian.co.uk
The Associated Press - AFP - CNN International - Reuters
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ABC News
A Father, a Son, and a Short-Lived Presidential Pardon
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By KEN BELSON and ERIC LICHTBLAU The ties that bind fathers and sons come in all shapes and sizes, including 10-foot-high chain-link fences.
Bush defends Suffolk real-estate swindler pardon Newsday
Pardoned exec gave money to Bush campaign USA Today
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South Dakota city's downtown area builds on its rich past
USA Today - 49 minutes ago
By Dave Eggen/Inertia, for USA TODAY By Jeff Martin, USA TODAY SIOUX FALLS, SD - The national recession is hitting right during a resurgence of interest in the downtown of South Dakota's largest city.
List of the state's top 10 stories for 2008 | KXNet.com North ... KXMC
Sour economy hits RV sales | KXNet.com North Dakota News Reiten Television KXMB Bismarck
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - KXMC
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Boston Globe
Holiday accident in New Jersey kills Arlington man, his mother
Boston Globe - 46 minutes ago
By Erin Ailworth Arlington resident Jo??l Baudouin pestered his brother and sister-in-law to unwrap his Christmas gift several days early - his own painting of snowy mountains overlooking a slate-colored lake.
Two die when tree crushes Volvo Boston Herald
Father, Grandmother Die in Christmas Morning Car Crash in New Jersey FOXNews
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Holiday Sales Tumble as US Consumers Reduce Luxury Purchases
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Heather Burke Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Cutbacks on clothing, electronics and jewelry led US retail sales to drop as much as 4 percent this holiday season as consumers limited purchases to necessities, according to SpendingPulse data.
US retailers' holiday sales plummet: Spending Pulse Reuters
Retail Sales Plummet Wall Street Journal
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Boston Globe
Asian Stocks Climb on Takeover Speculation; AU Optronics Rises
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Patrick Rial Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks gained for a second day, led by technology companies, on speculation takeovers in the industry will rise and the glut in memory-chip supply will ease.
Asian Stocks Rise on Bargain Hunting New York Times
Yen Reverses Recent Losses Against Majors RTT News
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Madoff Scam Will Hit the Feds Too
Wall Street Journal - 2 hours ago
Regarding your editorial "To Catch a Thief" (Dec 18): One of the biggest losers overlooked in Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme will be the US government.
Could SEC Have Stopped Madoff Scam In 1992? Forbes
Madoff pulls off the biggest scam in US history Florida Courier
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Voice of America
Winter storm blankets West with snow, heading east
The Associated Press - 3 hours ago
RENO, Nev. (AP) - As much of the country awoke to a welcome reprieve from heavy snowfall and ice-slickened roads, a new winter storm in the West snarled holiday traffic and darkened lights on Christmas trees in thousands of homes Thursday.
US West faces winter storm United Press International
Snow Turns to Slush, Flash Flood Threat in Western Washington Centralia Chronicle
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Nintendo to Deliver Video on Wii
New York Times - 1 hour ago
Japan’s largest advertising agency, Dentsu, is working with Nintendo to offer a video-distribution service on Nintendo’s immensely popular Wii console, Reuters reported.
Video coming to the Wii CNET News
Nintendo, Dentsu to distribute video on Wii: Nikkei Reuters
News Virginian - EndSights - Gizmodo.com - AFP
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Apple: iPhone farts ok, boobs not
TG Daily - 43 minutes ago
By Christian Zibreg Chicago (IL) - Apple is relaxing some App Store rules to make room for a broader range of official applications for the iPhone.
My ten favorite iPhone games of 2008 VentureBeat
The Only 10 Games Your iPhone Needs Gizmodo
Computerworld - Henderson Gleaner - Macworld - CNET News
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BBC News
Stars mourning playwright Pinter
BBC News - 1 hour ago
Stars have been paying tribute to Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, following his death from cancer. Former actress Glenda Jackson said his death was "a great loss not only to the theatre but... also a great loss to people who fight for ...
Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter Dies at 78 Washington Post
Harold Pinter, dramatist of life's menace, dies Boston Globe
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Fresh News
Christmas celebrations in some Indonesian cities run peacefully
Antara - 3 hours ago
by Eliswan Azly Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Christians celebrated Christmas throughout the country, which has the world`s largest Muslim population.
Christmas story inspires hope The News Journal
News Commentary: The essesnce of Christmas Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Washington Post - Xinhua - The Chattanoogan - Hürriyet
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New York Times
'Button' Is All About Appearances
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
There's no denying the sheer ambition and technical prowess of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." What's less clear is whether it entirely earns its own inflated sense of self-importance.
'Button' redefines movie magic Baltimore Examiner
The Curious Case of Cate Blanchett's Chewed Gum MSNBC
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Lakers rediscover their defense in beating Celtics
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and forward Pau Gasol force Celtics forward Kevin Garnett to pass after making a move in the lane Thursday.
Streak ends vs. Lakers Boston Herald
Lakers end Celtics’ streak Kansas City Star
San Jose Mercury News - Long Beach Press-Telegram - Press-Enterprise - Comcast SportsNet New England
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San Francisco Chronicle
Singletary on board, so go get Turner
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
(12-25) 20:57 PST -- The most important decision of the 49ers' future should have been made already. The York family can't help but be smitten with Mike Singletary's work in relief of Mike Nolan, and determined to lock him in as full-time head coach as ...
Kawakami: Singletary has earned job San Jose Mercury News
Redskins Gameday Things Are Looking Up Washington Post
Kansas City Star - FOXSports.com - Chicago Sun-Times - Sports Network
all 277 news articles »

One Call Can Make an NFL Referee Infamous
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By BILLY WITZ SAN DIEGO - It has been 15 weeks, which can seem like a lifetime in the NFL, and San Diego Chargers Coach Norv Turner has moved on.
Week 17: Chargers in revenge mode for Broncos Los Angeles Times
Both teams trying to forget game in September Colorado Springs Gazette
Rocky Mountain News - NFL News - SportingNews.com - The Spread
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ABC News
Is Sleeping Good for the Heart?
ABC News - 17 hours ago
Just one extra hour of sleep a day appears to lower the risk of developing calcium deposits in the arteries, a precursor to heart disease.
Expecting a Late Night? Sleep Deprivation Boosts Heart Risk Bloomberg
A Mysterious Link Between Sleeplessness and Heart Disease New York Times
Washington Post - MSNBC - NDTV.com - NPR
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A Parting Shot at Women’s Rights
New York Times - 3 hours ago
Undermining women’s reproductive rights and access to health care has been a pervasive theme of the outgoing administration. On his first full day in office, President Bush imposed the “global gag rule,” which prohibits taxpayer dollars from going to ...
New rule for health providers stirs objections Wyoming News
'Right of conscience,' doctors make for unhealthy mix Boston Globe
Hartford Courant - Capital Times - Salt Lake Tribune
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I Really Should Study
FDA Urges a New Diet Coke Label
Wall Street Journal - Dec 23, 2008
By BETSY MCKAY The Food and Drug Administration called on Coca-Cola Co. to revise the label on a version of its Diet Coke brand containing vitamins and minerals, warning the beverage giant that it makes inappropriate nutritional claims, according to a ...
FDA: Diet Coke Plus Is A Minus Forbes
FDA objects to Diet Coke Plus nutritional claims Los Angeles Times
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Poll: Obama is man Americans admire most
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Susan Page, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - A month before his inauguration, Americans choose Barack Obama as the man they admire most in the world, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.
Barack Obama just added you as a friend on Facebook Indian Express
Say no to 'war crimes' probe Washington Times
Hürriyet - CNN Political Ticker - Capitol Hill Blue - NDTV.com
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Boston Globe
Bourne couple perishes in a Christmas Eve fire
Boston Globe - 46 minutes ago
Police tape was draped over the door of the Bourne home of Leo and Marion Gagnon, who died in a fire that horrified neighbors and relatives.
Beloved grandparents perish in Christmas Eve blaze Boston Herald
Christmas Eve fire in Bourne claims two Cape Cod Times
Boston Channel.com - WBZ - Cape Cod Today
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Improvements seen four years after the Indian Ocean tsunami
CNN International - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- Four years since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake spawned massive walls of water that swept across the Indian Ocean, leaving more than 230000 dead according to a United Nations estimate, improvements can be seen in many of the devastated areas, ...
Indonesia marks four years since Indian Ocean tsunami AFP
Shared meals, prayers to commemorate tsunami The Associated Press
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