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Federal authorities say a Nigerian passenger on an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight tried to blow up the airliner, which landed safely.
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The Press Association - 50 minutes ago
The Vatican will review its security procedures after a woman jumped a barrier and rushed at Pope Benedict XVI for the second time in two years.
Woman knocks down pope at Mass; Christmas celebrations begin CNN International
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Senate passage of the health-care bill gives all sides a last opportunity to change the far-reaching overhaul, and it looks to be a messy legislative bazaar.
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Times Online - - 5 hours ago
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Wall Street Journal - - 9 hours ago
A winter storm that gave Dallas a rare white Christmas continued its march across the center of the US Friday, bringing a blanket of snow and ice that stalled last-minute holiday travel by road and air.
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USA Today - 5 minutes ago
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - The body of a Maryland girl who authorities say was abducted by a registered sex offender was found Friday in a wooded area near the Delaware state line after thousands of volunteers spent Christmas searching for her.
Body of missing Salisbury girl found Baltimore Sun
ABC News - - 12 hours ago
It may be a winter wonderland in Washington, DC, but the Obamas are keeping their tradition of a sunny Christmas alive. President Obama relaxes with his family in Hawaii.
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Wall Street Journal - - 26 minutes ago
TOKYO -- Consumer prices in Japan fell in November for the ninth month in a row, the government said Friday, a worsening trend that is shifting consumer spending and imperiling a nascent recovery ...
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New York Daily News - - 2 hours ago
AP The tug Pathfinder is surrounded by a spill containment boom Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The Pathfinder, a 136-foot tug scouting for ice along Prince William Sound's oil shipping lanes near Valdez, Alaska, ...
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Washington Post - 3 hours ago
In 2007, just prior to its launch, I was absolutely positive I wasn't going to buy an iPhone. My rationale was that I didn't even like using a cellphone, so why would I want a $600 one?
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eFitnessNow - 7 hours ago
Last night a crew of volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) successfully tracked Santa over the span of 31 hours as he crossed the globe at speeds up to 2326413 miles per hour.
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ABC News - - 41 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Charlie Sheen, star of the hit comedy television series "Two and a Half Men," was arrested and jailed on Friday on domestic violence charges in the Colorado ski resort city of Aspen, police there said.
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Los Angeles Times - - 7 hours ago
Determined to track down the old chap? You won't be alone. The cobblestones teem with fans seeking their hero. Some actually think he was real.
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Los Angeles Times - 6 hours ago
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Atlanta Journal Constitution - - 24 minutes ago
AP NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes, and LaDainian Tomlinson added another score to help the San Diego Chargers take a 21-10 halftime lead over the mistake-prone Tennessee Titans on Friday night.
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New York Times - - 20 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES - In the days leading up to their marquee matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, most members of the Los Angeles Lakers did not seem in the mood.
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USA Today - - 4 hours ago
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Los Angeles Times - - Dec 24, 2009
Many believe a third wave is likely. State public health department urges all residents to get the H1N1 vaccine. With help from assistant Veronica Monterroso, Dr.
Swine Flu Tops List of 2009 Health Issues Voice of America
Reuters - Dec 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several flu-like viruses are more common than usual this flu season in the United States, adding to the misery and confusion caused by H1N1 swine flu, one lab company said on Tuesday.
ABC News - - Dec 23, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with Alzheimer's disease may be less apt to get cancer and people with cancer may be less apt to get Alzheimer's disease, new research hints.
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New York Times - - Dec 22, 2009
John McCain is no longer the media's delight and his party's burr, bucking convention with infectious relish. The man used to be such a constructive independent that some of his Republican Senate colleagues called him a traitor.
Huffington Post (blog) - Dec 22, 2009
PHOENIX, AZ -- Talk-radio host, Tea Partier, and former House member JD Hayworth (R-AZ) hasn't even filed to run against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in the Republican senate primary, but both sides have already gone on the offensive.
Los Angeles Times - - 22 hours ago
A film will honor the efforts of sponsors helping families settle in the United States after a divisive war. Outside their church are the children of two families: David McGlynn, left, Hong Pham-Brown, Thao Pham Danz, Tam Pham, Tommy McGlynn and Tuong ...
New York Times - - 21 hours ago
WITH its breezy blue skies and baroque architecture, San Miguel de Allende has been a tropical haven for expatriates and retirees since the 1930s.
CNN - - Dec 23, 2009
US Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama announced that he is leaving the Democratic Party and joining the GOP. Editor's note: Every weekday, CNN focuses on a handful of people in the news.