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Senators trade proposals into night to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Senate negotiators labored late into Saturday over a last-ditch plan to avert the “fiscal cliff,” struggling to resolve key differences over how many wealthy households should face higher income taxes in the new year and how to tax inherited estates.
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Woman charged with murder in NY subway shove

CBS News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Last Updated 9:37 p.m. ET. NEW YORK A woman who told police she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform into the path of a train because she has hated Muslims since Sept.
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Widespread outcry, demand for justice, as India rape victim's body arrives in ...

Fox News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - Indian police have charged six men with murder, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country.
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Katt Williams -- Quentin Tarantino Has No Business Using the N-Word - ‎3 hours ago‎
1229_katt_williams_QT_video In between getting out of jail and getting in the middle of a parking lot brawl, Katt Williams took the time to talk to TMZ about "Django Unchained" ... and threatened to beat the crap out of Quentin Tarantino if he gets the chance.
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Windows 8 wrestles with PC's legacy

CNET - ‎3 hours ago‎
But let me back up for a second. Before the release of Windows 8 on October 26, I tested Windows 8 on tablets only, such as the Intel-based Samsung slate that Microsoft sold in its stores.
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Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Celebrate Birth Of Son Livingston

Access Hollywood - ‎54 minutes ago‎
AUSTIN, Texas -- Matthew McConaughey and Camila McConaughey step out at the premiere of 'Magic Mike' during Caption Matthew McConaughey and Camila McConaughey step out at the premiere of 'Magic Mike' during the 2012 Los Angeles Film ...
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Taliban kill 21 security personnel kidnapped by them

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
.... • The dead bodies of the killed have been found in the Hassan Khel area near Peshawar. • Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility for the killing of the 21 kidnapped security personnel.
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Syria's 21-month conflict

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Diplomatic efforts to end the fighting in Syria reach an impasse as battles continue unabated and refugees outside the country wait to return home.
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Egypt's presidents warns against unrest

USA TODAY - ‎6 hours ago‎
An Egyptian police officer laughs with protesters as he secures a road leading to the Shura Council during a speech by President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday.
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Missing Ga. boys located in Texas, father held (registration) - ‎1 hour ago‎
ATLANTA -- Police said two young boys from Georgia who were reported missing this week have been located in Texas and their father is in custody and facing charges.
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5 children, 1 adult die in Mississippi wreck

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
JACKSON, Miss. Five young siblings and one adult died early Saturday when a sport utility vehicle went off an eastern Mississippi road and plunged into a rain-swollen creek, authorities said.
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Thousands line up to honor slain NY firefighters

USA TODAY - ‎3 hours ago‎
Hundreds of fellow firefighters were among those who waited in the cold and snow to pay their respects. firefighters shot. Mounted police and fire trucks stand by the entrance during the calling hours for Lt.
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Strike at ports in Boston, elsewhere averted

Boston Globe
20 hours ago
Written by
Hiawatha Bray
A threatened strike by dock workers that would have closed much of the Port of Boston and other East Coast ports has been put off for at least 30 days, after shippers and longshoremen came to terms on a major sticking point in their contract talks.
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Tax prep uncertain as fiscal cliff looms

Jacksonville Daily News - ‎14 hours ago‎
With the “fiscal cliff” looming and debt reduction talks ongoing in Congress, the 2012 tax code is still up for discussion, and while some local tax preparers are suggesting putting the brakes on starting your tax returns, others say the more prepared you are, the ...
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Post-'fiscal cliff,' four themes to shape markets in the new year

Los Angeles Times - ‎Dec 28, 2012‎
As many investors had feared, the "fiscal cliff" drama in Washington is keeping Wall Street on edge as the year ends. Word that no deal appeared imminent knocked the Dow Jones industrial average down 158.20 points, or 1.2%, to a one-month low of ...
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Zuckerberg Photo Flap: 4 Lessons

InformationWeek - ‎Dec 28, 2012‎
What Randi Zuckerberg's 'private' Facebook photo -- and subsequent Twitter fuming -- can teach the rest of us about social business.
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Google Apps Challenging Microsoft in Business

New York Times
Dec 25, 2012
Written by
Quentin Hardy
SAN FRANCISCO - It has taken years, but Google seems to be cutting into Microsoft's stronghold - businesses. Enlarge This Image.
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Beyonce invites fans to join her on stage at Super Bowl XLVII - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you don't already have plans for this year's Super Bowl, you may want to consider this: Beyonce is searching for some fans to join her before her half-time performance.
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Katt Williams arrested again on child endangerment, gun charges (blog)
29 minutes ago
Written by
Dru Moorhouse
katt-williams-arrest-child-endangerment.jpg Troubled comedian Katt Williams was arrested Friday (Dec. 28) at his home near Los Angeles on suspicion of felony child endangerment and possession of a stolen firearm.
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UFC 155 FX Prelims Recap: Wineland takes split, Perez rolls, Varner gets past ...

MMATorch - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The FX preliminary card for Saturday's UFC 155 event provided some solid action in three fights that went the distance, along with another highly impressive showing from a rising prospect in the UFC.
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UFC 155: Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez live coverage

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
UFC 155 takes place Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Title bout between champion Junior Dos Santos and challenger Cain Velasquez.
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Behanan's game speaks for itself

ESPN - ‎38 minutes ago‎
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The sight of a 6-foot-6, 250-pound man elevating as he attempts to rip a rim off its foundation is stunning. The size-to-glide ratio is uneven.
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Napier leads UConn to 61-53 win over Washington hours after UConn signs ...

Greenfield Daily Reporter - ‎19 minutes ago‎
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Shabazz Napier scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Connecticut over Washington 61-53 on Saturday in the final nonconference game of the year for both teams.
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A Record Worth Wilting For: Death Valley Is Hotter Than ...

New York Times - ‎Dec 28, 2012‎
FURNACE CREEK, Calif. - For Death Valley, a place that embraces its extremes, this has long been an affront: As furnace-hot as it gets here, it could not lay claim to being the hottest place on earth.
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Beached Whale Buried in Queens Sand Dunes

New York Magazine - ‎6 hours ago‎
Biologists with the National Marine Fisheries Service completed their necropsy of the finback whale that washed up on the shore in Breezy Point on Wednesday.
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Road trip on tap for NASA's Mars rover in the new year - ‎1 hour ago‎
PASADENA, Calif. - Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt.
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San Jose bird watchers join thousands around the country for annual count

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN JOSE -- It was a day truly for the birds. Thousands of volunteers Saturday headed into the wilds around San Jose and other communities nationwide to tally the numbers of California towhee, acorn woodpeckers and scores of other fowl in what has been ...
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FDA clears anti-clotting drug Eliquis

USA TODAY - ‎Dec 28, 2012‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it approved an anti-clotting drug called Eliquis, developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
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Graphic anti-smoking ad launched

BBC News - ‎Dec 27, 2012‎
A series of hard-hitting government adverts featuring people smoking cigarettes with a tumour growing from the end is being launched in England.

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