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Financial Times
Oil jumps, but Israel-Hamas little cause for alarm
guardian.co.uk - 36 minutes ago
By Jonathan Leff SINGAPORE, Dec 29 (Reuters) - A 6 percent jump in oil prices on Monday after one of the worst days of Israeli-Palestinian violence in decades underscored the market's sensitivity to conflict in a region that produces a third of global ...
Papers fear Israeli ground attack BBC News
New York Times - Wall Street Journal - AFP - International Herald Tribune
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ABC News
Two dead in Afghan car bombing, US soldiers hurt
AFP - 40 minutes ago
KABUL (AFP) - A car bomb in northern Afghanistan on Monday killed two Afghan civilians and wounded about 20 other people including two US soldiers, Afghan and US military officials said.
Suicide blast wounds 12 north of Kabul Reuters
Xinhua - RIA Novosti - Los Angeles Times - New York Times
all 1,966 news articles »

Boston Globe
Blagojevich on the Way Out, Says Illinois' No. 2
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
CHICAGO -- The lieutenant governor of Illinois said he is certain that scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) will be out of office in less than two months.
Illinois's No. 2 Predicts Blagojevich Impeachment Wall Street Journal
Blagojevich lawyer to submit Obama report to panel The Associated Press
MSNBC - CNN International - FOXNews - New York Times
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Sydney Morning Herald
Bangladesh goes to the polls
CNN - 33 minutes ago
By Saeed Ahmed CNN DHAKA, Bangladesh (CNN) -- Bangladesh went to the polls Monday in an election that civil rights groups hailed as a return to democracy after almost two years of an army-backed government, but one many citizens viewed with a tinge of ...
Bangladeshis vote for 1st time in 7 years The Associated Press
Bangladesh votes under heavy security AFP
United Press International - Xinhua - Reuters India - BBC News
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Times Online
Thailand’s Premier Delays State Address Amid Protests
Bloomberg - 47 minutes ago
By Rattaphol Onsanit and Anuchit Nguyen Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Thailand’s new government was forced to delay Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s maiden parliamentary address today after as many as 9000 protesters blocked entrances to the building, ...
Thousands of protesters surround Thai Parliament International Herald Tribune
Protesters force new Thai PM to delay maiden speech Times Online
BBC News - The Associated Press - Reuters - Aljazeera.net
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BBC News
Coalition govt. seen after Kashmir poll
United Press International - 2 hours ago
SRINAGAR , India, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- State assembly elections in Indian-administered Kashmir produced no clear winner and the two leading parties were expected to form a coalition.
Omar Abdullah set to be J&K chief minister Times of India
Farooq Abdullah ready to become J&K chief minister Hindu
Washington Post - CNN - BBC News - Wall Street Journal
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Murders by Black Teenagers Rise, Bucking a Trend
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By ERIK ECKHOLM The murder rate among black teenagers has climbed since 2000 even as murders by young whites have scarcely grown or declined in some places, according to a new report.
Murders of Black Teens Are Up 39% Since 2000-01 Wall Street Journal
Study: Murders among black youths on rise The Associated Press
Austin American-Statesman - Worcester Telegram - Tampa Tribune - The Press Association
all 129 news articles »

Voice of America
Obama's Tax Cuts Likely Soon
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Philip Rucker HONOLULU, Dec. 28 -- President-elect Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan will include an immediate tax cut for middle-class families, and the incoming administration hopes to enact permanent tax cuts soon thereafter, a senior adviser ...
Obama will stick to tax promise, his aides say Los Angeles Times
Aide: Obama "Committed To" Mideast Peace CBS News
Reuters - AFP - The Associated Press
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Houston Chronicle
Valley still barrier to border fence
San Antonio Express - 2 hours ago
Officials with US Customs and Border Protection say they will complete 90 percent of their 670-mile border fence before President George W. Bush leaves office.
Homeland Security: Respect civil rights Seattle Post Intelligencer
Goal of adding Border Patrol agents reached Yuma Sun
Houston Chronicle
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Post Chronicle
Kuwait Scuttles Venture With Dow Chemical
New York Times - 6 hours ago
By DAVID JOLLY PARIS - A multibillion-dollar joint venture between Dow Chemical and a state-owned Kuwaiti company fell victim to the financial crisis and the collapse of oil prices after the Kuwaiti government said Sunday that it would back out of the ...
Kuwait cancels $17 bln deal with Dow Chemical Reuters
Dow Chemical’s $9 Billion Kuwait Venture Canceled by Government Bloomberg
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The Money Times
Downturn hits even S.Korea's 'sacred' education budgets
guardian.co.uk - 18 minutes ago
By Yoo Choonsik and Kim Yeon-hee SEOUL, Dec 29 (Reuters) - South Koreans plan to spend less on education for the first time since the Asian financial crisis a decade ago, underscoring a collapse in consumer sentiment in the learning-obsessed nation, ...
FACTBOX-South Korea's faltering economic reforms Reuters
South Korean Consumer Confidence Falls to 10-Year Low Bloomberg
Straits Times - BusinessWeek - Voice of America - AFP
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China Daily
Mitsui Sumitomo, Aioi, Nissay Said to Discuss Merger
Bloomberg - 35 minutes ago
By Finbarr Flynn and Komaki Ito Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings Inc., Aioi Insurance Co. and Nissay Dowa General Insurance Co.
Nikkei edges higher as insurers, oil gain Reuters
Japanese insurance companies in merger talks Financial Times
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Slippery Brick
Wal-Mart to start selling iPhones on Sunday
Reuters - 3 hours ago
By Jessica Wohl CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it will start selling Apple Inc's iPhone on Sunday, but the popular cell phones that can surf the Web will not be priced as low as some anticipated.
32GB iPhone coming at Macworld? Slippery Brick
Wal-Mart iPhone Sales: Where's the Discount? PC World
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Websites could get cinema-style ratings
Reuters - 3 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The kind of ratings used for films could be applied to websites in a bid to better police the Internet and protect children from harmful and offensive material, Britain's minister for culture has said.
Britain Aims to Restrict Access to Web Sites New York Times
UK seeks to rein in Internet Variety
MSNBC - Washington Post - BBC News - United Press International
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Facebook bans breast-feeding photographs
AsiaOne - 23 minutes ago
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA - FACEBOOK, the popular social-networking website, has banned its members from posting photos of mothers breast-feeding their children.
Protestors contest Facebook breast policy San Jose Mercury News
“PrudeBook” Says No To Breastfeeding Images I Really Should Study
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False Memoir of Holocaust Is Canceled
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By MOTOKO RICH and JOSEPH BERGER A man whose memoir about his experience during the Holocaust was to have been published in February has admitted that his story was embellished, and on Saturday evening his publisher canceled the release of the book.
US publisher cancels disputed Holocaust love story Reuters
Holocaust Memoir Halted Washington Post
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E! Online
'Marley & Me' and a big Christmas audience
Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
The dog tale is No. 1 at the box office, though 'Bedtime Stories,' 'Benjamin Button' and 'Valkyrie' all open strong.
CORRECTED - UPDATE 1-'Marley & Me' top dog at busy Christmas box ... Reuters
'Marley' leads pack on Christmas weekend Hollywood Reporter
New York Times - Variety - Entertainment Weekly - San Francisco Chronicle
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The Fabulous Eartha Kitt
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
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Remembering Eartha Kitt Entertainment Weekly
Legendary Singer, Actress And Dancer Kitt Dead At The Age of 81 LA Canyon News
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Chargers Take Division From Stunned Broncos
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By BILLY WITZ SAN DIEGO - When Chargers tailback LaDainian Tomlinson banged into his rookie fullback, Jacob Hester, and shed the tackles of Broncos linebackers Nate Webster and Jamie Winborn to reach the ball over the goal line, it was not the most ...
Chargers complete Broncos' collapse San Jose Mercury News
Chargers blow out Broncos, pull off unlikely division crown Seattle Post Intelligencer
Rocky Mountain News - Rotoworld.com - Colorado Springs Gazette - SI.com
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The Money Times
Texans knock off Bears to finish season at .500
Houston Chronicle - 32 minutes ago
By JOHN MCCLAIN Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Texans receiver Andre Johnson hauled in two touchdown passes, including a 3-yarder in the second quarter.
Bears have no one to blame but themselves after loss Chicago Sun-Times
Matt Forte's bothersome toe limits Bears' offensive options Chicago Tribune
Chicago Daily Herald - WNDU-TV - Northwest Herald - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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Washington Post
Reports: Romo collapses in shower after game
FOXSports.com - 38 minutes ago
by FOXSports.com Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had a rough day on the field Sunday and a tough time in the locker room as he fainted after a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to reports.
Philadelphia Defeats Dallas and Earns a Wild-Card Berth New York Times
Another Cowboys season goes by the wayside Fort Worth Star Telegram
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Health-care opportunity
The Christian Century - 56 minutes ago
Shortly before Christmas, while defending his plan to give federal aid to the collapsing US automakers, President Bush remarked, "I have abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system.
Health Care With a Few Bucks Left Over New York Times
Meetings to sift health care reform views The Huntsville Times - al.com
Huntington Herald Dispatch - Corvallis Gazette Times - Brattleboro Reformer - HemOncToday
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ABC News
FDA approves first eyelash-lengthening drug
Xinhua - 4 hours ago
BEIJING, Dec. 29 (Xinhuanet) -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first drug that will help with producing longer eyelashes, according to media reports Monday.
Allergan Wins Approval for Latisse Women's Wear Daily
FDA OKs 1st Eyelash Drug Latisse WebMD
Reuters - Wall Street Journal - Boston Herald
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Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Healthcare Tightens Its Belt
Supply & Demand Chain Executive - 2 hours ago
By Gamble Heffernan Healthcare organizations are under assault. According to Modern Healthcare, 61 percent of hospitals are either losing money or just breaking even.
Demand for health care help booming Detroit Free Press
Bill would give tax break as incentive for doctors Kansas City Star
Orange County Business Journal - The Guardian - Nigeria - Albany Times Union - Nashua Telegraph
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Shoe tosser lucky Saddam is outta power, says First Lady Laura Bush
New York Daily News - 2 hours ago
BY Kenneth R. Bazinet WASHINGTON - First Lady Laura Bush "wasn't amused" by the Iraqi who hurled two shoes at her husband - and said Sunday the jailed man is lucky Saddam Hussein is no longer in power.
Mrs. Bush, Rice: Bush Presidency Not a Failure ABC News
Laura Bush, Rice, defend Bush era AFP
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Samuel Huntington, author, Harvard political scientist; at 81
Boston Globe - Dec 27, 2008
Samuel Huntington was the author of ''The Soldier and the State: the Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations.'' By Adam JV Sell Dr.
"Clash of Civilizations" author Samuel Huntington dies Reuters
The Clash Of Huntingtons Forbes
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8 snowmobilers feared dead after BC avalanche
CTV.ca - 1 hour ago
While details of the incident remained vague, RCMP Cpl. Andy Veltmeyer said that eight people were still buried late Sunday, and BC's Interior Health Authority confirmed there had been casualties.
Deaths reported in southeast BC avalanches Seattle Times
BC snowmobilers killed in avalanche Globe and Mail
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