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Many holiday travelers face nasty, dangerous weather

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW ORLEANS Christmas Day along the Gulf Coast was filled with severe thunderstorms that brought drenching rains, high winds and damaging tornadoes while the nation's midsection dealt with freezing rain, sleet and snow that made for a sloppy and ...
Nasty Storms Blamed for 1 Death, Make Travel...
Christmas tornadoes past
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Body found in burned home of killer of 2 firemen

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
One of the weapons recovered was a .233-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle with flash suppression, the same make and caliber gun used in the Newtown, Conn.
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Egypt Voters Approve Constitution

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAIRO—Egyptian voters on Tuesday decisively approved a new constitution, handing a major victory to Islamists, even as the poll exposed their declining popularity ahead of important legislative elections.
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Bryant earns all-time Christmas scoring crown

Chicago Tribune - ‎28 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Oscar Robertson, move over. Christmas has a new king. Kobe Bryant scored 34 points to become the NBA's career Christmas Day scoring leader, and he lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to their fifth straight win, a 100-94 victory over the New ...
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Yen Falls to 85 a Dollar, Asian Stocks Rise Before Abe Sworn in

Businessweek - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The Japanese yen weakened to the lowest since April 2011 and Asian stocks climbed before Shinzo Abe takes over as prime minister amid expectations he will push for further stimulus.
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Jessica Simpson expecting second child

Fox News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Jessica Simpson's daughter has the news all spelled out: "Big Sis." Simpson on Tuesday tweeted a photo of her baby daughter Maxwell playing in the sand, the words "Big Sis" spelled out.
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Army defends old citadel in Syria's Daraa, rebels storm northern town

Xinhua - ‎2 hours ago‎
DAMASCUS, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Syrian troops repelled Tuesday an attack by armed rebels against an ancient citadel in the southern province of Daraa, state media said, as activists claimed that rebels stormed a pro-government town near the Turkish ...
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Chinese And Syrians Are in Prayers Of the Pope

New York Times - ‎46 minutes ago‎
ROME - Speaking from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI called on Tuesday for religious freedom in China and peace for the “defenseless” in Syria in his Christmas message.
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Two-state solution looking less likely as Israelis keep building

Scotsman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel has advanced plans to build nearly 1,000 more homes for settlers in occupied territory in East Jerusalem, brushing aside international objections, as polls showed far-right elements gaining strength ahead of next month's elections.
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US drone strategy in Yemen is fraught with peril

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
AL SARRAIN, Yemen - The U.S. drone flew over a cluster of mud houses on a ridge and, according to Yemeni officials, locked onto Adnan Qadhi, a mercurial man of many guises, including radical militant, peace mediator, preacher of violence and army ...
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Japan's Abe set for second term, to tap allies for cabinet

Reuters - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By Linda Sieg. TOKYO | Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:52pm EST. TOKYO (Reuters) - Shinzo Abe will be voted in as prime minister by parliament's lower house on Wednesday, giving the hawkish lawmaker a second chance at Japan's top job as the country battles ...
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Newtown Celebrates Christmas and Remembers Victims

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Newtown celebrated Christmas amid piles of snow-covered teddy bears, long lines of stockings and heaps of flowers as volunteers manned a 24-hour candlelight vigil in memory of the 20 children and six educators gunned down at an elementary school just ...
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The gun debate, from all sides

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchinmade a number of interesting and reasonable suggestions in his Dec. 23 commentary [“Tipping Point?
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Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Avalanche Victim Dies

ABC News - ‎42 minutes ago‎
A member of a Sierra ski resort's patrol team who was injured after being caught in an avalanche has died - the second death connected to avalanches that occurred in the area on Monday.
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In 2013, Millions Of Americans Face Obamacare Tax Hikes

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
As part of the negotiations over the fiscal cliff, Congress and President Obama are battling over whether to raise marginal tax rates at the very top of the income ladder.
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US Holiday Retail Sales Growth Weakest Since...

ABC News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
U.S. holiday retail sales this year grew at the weakest pace since 2008, when the nation was in a deep recession. In 2012, the shopping season was disrupted by bad weather and consumers' rising uncertainty about the economy.
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Netflix Hit by Outage, Blames Amazon

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Netflix Inc. said Tuesday it restored streaming video services a day after an outage triggered by technical problems at Web service provider Amazon.
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Google Apps Challenging Microsoft in Business

New York Times
30 minutes ago
Written by
Quentin Hardy
Published: December 25, 2012. SAN FRANCISCO - It has taken years, but Google seems to be cutting into Microsoft's stronghold - businesses.
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Instagram furore triggers first class-action lawsuit

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Still not happy, Instagram. Facebook's Instagram photo sharing service has been hit with what appears to be the first civil lawsuit to result from changed service terms that prompted howls of protest last week.
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Best of 2012: Top apps for smartphones and tablets

USA TODAY - ‎14 hours ago‎
What the smartest of smartphones and tablets are wearing this year. Check the list to see which useful and fun apps you're missing.
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Charles Durning, Prolific Character Actor, Dies at 89

New York Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Charles Durning, who overcame poverty, battlefield trauma and nagging self-doubt to become an acclaimed character actor, whether on stage as Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” or in film as the lonely widower smitten with a cross-dressing Dustin ...
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Rihanna, Chris Brown sit courtside at Knicks, Lakers game

New York Daily News - ‎52 minutes ago‎
It looks like Rihanna and Chris Brown are fully on the rebound. The one-time couple whose relationship exploded when Brown brutally beat the pop princess in 2009 appeared together Tuesday at the Knicks-Lakers game.
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Video: Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics get into another tech fest

CBSSports.com (blog) - ‎29 minutes ago‎
The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics just can't seem to keep their hands off of each other. After Gerald Wallace was fouled on a putback attempt, he grabbed Kevin Garnett's shorts to avoid losing his balance.
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LeBron, Kobe, Melo and Griffin the Best Ranking of NBA Christmas Games

Politic365 - ‎7 hours ago‎
It's Christmas morning and no matter who you are, or what your financial or familial status, you have some Christmas traditions buried in your DNA.
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MLB All-Star Andruw Jones arrested on battery charge

USA TODAY - ‎39 minutes ago‎
MLB All-Star Andruw Jones arrested on battery charge. 7:28p.m. EST December 25, 2012. CommentsShare. 12-25-12-andruw-jones. Outfielder Andruw Jones, who played for the Yankees in 2012, 434 career home runs and 10 Gold Glove awards over 17 ...
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Science toys safer, more fun, but do kids learn?

Boston Globe - ‎19 hours ago‎
Ask scientists of a certain age about their childhood memories, and odds are they'll start yarning about the stink bombs and gunpowder they concocted with their chemistry sets.
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SpaceX successfully tests reusable rocket dubbed 'grasshopper' [VIDEO]

Science Recorder - ‎43 minutes ago‎
SpaceX, the Southern California-based space company, has reportedly successfully tested a reusable rocket that it hopes will reduce the cost of traveling to space.
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Hero Dog Missing Snout Beats Cancer

ABC News (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Kabang, the hero dog from the Philippines who lost her snout and upper jaw while protecting two children, has beaten cancer and is one step closer to getting cosmetic surgery.
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Food Allergies Inflame Children and Teen Bullying Rates

Latinos Post - ‎12 minutes ago‎
While the rise of social media has enabled cyber-bullying and changed the way in which children interact with one another, the factors that incite verbal and physical harassment remain constant, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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