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Times Online
Drama Stars 3 Faces From Obama's Past
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
In August 2001, Rod Blagojevich, right, and Roland Burris were Democratic gubernatorial candidates campaigning at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.
Defiant Ill. Governor Fills Obama's Senate Seat ABC News
USA Today - CNN - Wall Street Journal - New York Times
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Times Online
Amid a Buildup of Its Forces, Israel Ponders a Cease-Fire
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By ETHAN BRONNER and TAGHREED EL-KHODARY JERUSALEM - With its punishing air attacks on Gaza about to enter a fifth day, its gunboats gathering near the Gaza port and its ground forces poised for imminent action, Israel said Tuesday that it was ...
Gaza continues to dominate papers BBC News
Washington Post - Jerusalem Post - Aljazeera.net - The Associated Press
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Bangladesh's election winner to address media
Reuters - 21 minutes ago
By Anis Ahmed DHAKA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was set to talk to the media on Wednesday for the first time since winning Bangladesh's parliamentary election, but her major opponent rejected the result, raising fears of ...
Ex-Premier’s Party Wins in Bangladesh New York Times
Defeated Zia says Bangladesh vote result 'not acceptable' AFP
Wall Street Journal - Aljazeera.net - Bloomberg - Xinhua
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Thai protests 'will continue in 09'
Aljazeera.net - 24 minutes ago
Anti-government protesters in Thailand have vowed to continue their demonstrations in the new year to press home their demand for fresh national elections.
Pro-Thaksin camp vows more Thai protests in 2009 Reuters
AFP - Washington Post - Straits Times - Voice of America
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China dairy boss on trial amid new melamine scare
Reuters - 28 minutes ago
By Ian Ransom Tian Wenhua, 66-year-old former general manager of the now bankrupt Sanlu Group, appeared with three other company executives at a court in Shijiazhuang, capital of northern Hebei province, charged with producing and selling milk ...
Milk scandal executives on trial BBC News
China dairy manager on trial for milk scandal The Associated Press
AFP - CNN International - China Digital Times - Xinhua
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Voice of America
Forever Mumbai
PakTribune.com - 42 minutes ago
On both sides of the border there are men who think that a solitary major crisis, a single lucky break of violence will be sufficient to usurp all the hopes, all the dreams of the subcontinent’s citizenry of ever coming together as one people, ...
Pakistan Asks India To Relocate Troops From Border, Deactivate Air ... AHN
Mumbai attacks undo progress in Indo-Pak relations Hindu
The Associated Press - Pakistan Dawn - AFP - Daily Times
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ABC News
NASA report details last moments of Columbia crew
Los Angeles Times - 3 hours ago
The seven shuttle astronauts who died were in an 'unsurvivable' situation. But the space agency cites several equipment flaws in the 2003 disaster.
NASA says Columbia crew had no chance to survive Reuters
CNN - New York Times - The Associated Press - Voice of America
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Jakarta Post
Home Sweet Hotel Suite for Obamas in the Capital
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By PETER BAKER WASHINGTON - Even in a town where the hotels are swamped for the inauguration, it turns out to be easy to get a room if you’re the one being inaugurated.
Obamas to make move to Washington immediately after Hawaiian vacation New York Daily News
How normal will life be for Obama’s tweens? Jakarta Post
FOXNews - Washington Post - Washington Times - Chicago Sun-Times
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Malaysia Star
Lobbyist Sues NY Times, Saying It Falsely Alleged Affair With McCain
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Jerry Markon A Washington lobbyist filed a $27 million defamation lawsuit against the New York Times yesterday, accusing the newspaper of falsely intimating that she had a romantic relationship with Sen. John McCain and used it to benefit her ...
Lobbyist Sues Times, Citing Report of McCain Ties New York Times
Lobbyist sues New York Times over McCain article Reuters
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Financial Post
Bailout Trims Cerberus's GMAC Stake
Wall Street Journal - 1 hour ago
By PETER LATTMAN The government bailouts of GMAC LLC and Chrysler LLC represent a dramatic, and perhaps ironic, turn of events for Cerberus Capital Management.
GM Aims To Drive Sales With Incentives Washington Post
GMAC Adds Loans as US Injects $6 Billion to Aid GM Bloomberg
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Hong Kong, Sydney Rise on Year's Final Trading Day
Wall Street Journal - 1 hour ago
By V. PHANI KUMAR | MarketWatch HONG KONG -- Most Asian markets advanced Wednesday on the last trading day of the year, with Hong Kong stocks gaining on Chinese companies such as Ping An Insurance (Group) Co.
Rogers Says He’s Buying China Shares in Hong Kong Bloomberg
Asia, Pacific markets mostly higher CNN
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China Daily
China Eastern to Get $580 Million More in Aid
Wall Street Journal - 1 hour ago
SHANGHAI -- China Eastern Airlines Corp. said Tuesday it will get an additional four billion yuan, or about US$580 million, capital injection from the government, on top of the three billion yuan in aid Beijing had already earmarked for the airline.
China A-shares end morning flat; airlines weaker on fuel hedging ... Forbes
China's Stock Index Little Changed, Set for First Annual Drop Bloomberg
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FCC chair nixes MPAA bid for selectable output control
Ars Technica - 1 hour ago
By Matthew Lasar | Published: December 30, 2008 - 10:49PM CT The holidays have been good for Hollywood, Reuters news reports, with sentimental pooch stories like Marley & Me boosting box office Christmas day receipts up $10 million from last year.
Comcast, FCC's Chief Battle One Last Time Wall Street Journal
FCC's Martin Drops Porn Filtering Idea BusinessWeek
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Apple's 5 biggest moments in 2008
Computerworld - 47 minutes ago
By Ryan Faas December 31, 2008 (Computerworld) Apple was a busy company in 2008. Over the past twelve months, the number of Apple-branded products on the street has become so broad and ubiquitous that it's hard to go a day without seeing evidence of it ...
Local yogurt store tells Scoble that Steve Jobs is “in great health” VentureBeat
Apple shares drop as Jobs health rumors resurface Los Angeles Times
InformationWeek - OS News - FOXBusiness - Contra Costa Times
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De Koopman
Cracks Emerge in a Web Security Scheme
BusinessWeek - 2 hours ago
Like many computer security threats, a new weakness in Web commerce emerged today from the grass roots. Researchers said Dec. 30 they’d used 200 PlayStation 3 video game consoles to defeat a Web security mechanism in three days of computing time.
Researchers' Web Certificate Hack Highlights Big Internet Flaw CRN
Researchers hack VeriSign's SSL scheme for securing Web sites Computerworld
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Washington Post
Kevin Bacon, economist latest hurt in Madoff scheme-reports
Reuters - 28 minutes ago
Dec 31 (Reuters) - A prominent Wall Street economist, Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon and his wife are the latest people to have lost money on investments connected to accused swindler Bernard Madoff, according to media reports.
More Madoff scandal details emerge Boston Globe
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The Inquisitr
Viacom, Warner Cable face midnight deadline
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
If Time Warner Cable can't iron out issues with Viacom, subscribers could lose such programs as the popular "Dora the Explorer" cartoon series, which debuts "Dora Saves Three Kings Day" on Jan. 6. A dispute over programming fees could leave millions of ...
'Colbert,' 'SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner The Associated Press
Fee Dispute Threatens Some Cable Shows New York Times
Reuters - Hollywood Reporter - Variety - Multichannel News
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New York Times
Craig Fights Nazis in Forest; Viggo’s Good German: Rick Warner
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- When I heard that blond, blue-eyed Daniel Craig was co-starring in “Defiance,” a prosaic drama about three Jewish brothers who waged a guerrilla campaign against the Nazis in World War II, I assumed he would be playing an SS ...
Review: 'Defiance' Los Angeles Times
War drama 'Defiance' meets with resistance USA Today
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Washington Post
Broncos fire Shanahan
San Jose Mercury News - 37 minutes ago
Coach Mike Shanahan was fired by the Denver Broncos on Tuesday after a late-season collapse knocked the team out of the playoff picture for the third straight year.
Broncos fire Shanahan as coach Kansas City Star
Shanahan kicked out by Broncos St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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NHL Ties Its Brand To Great Outdoors
New York Times - 1 hour ago
M. Spencer Green/AP By RICHARD SANDOMIR The NHL gleaned two simple lessons from the rousing debut of its Winter Classic game last New Year’s Day.
Surging Blackhawks living up to preseason expectations USA Today
Detroit ends Chicago’s win streak at nine Kansas City Star
MLive.com - Chicago Sun-Times - The Associated Press - Chicago Tribune
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New Year's Eve, New Year's Day bowl game capsules
USA Today - 52 minutes ago
Points: Air Force hopes to win this bowl for the first time after coming up short 42-36 against California a year ago. Houston hopes to snap an eight-bowl losing streak that dates to a 1980 Garden State Bowl shutout of Navy.
Oregon State went 'all-in' against Missouri El Paso Times
2008 Sun Bowl Preview - Oregon St vs. Pitt BeaverFootball.com
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Current World News
Vitamins Fail to Prevent Cancer: Study
Washington Post - 8 hours ago
By Randy Dotinga TUESDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- In another blow to the supposed cancer-fighting powers of vitamins C and E, new research suggests that supplement forms of the vitamins don't prevent the disease in women.
Antioxidants fail again in cancer prevention study Reuters
Supplements May Not Cut Cancer Risk WebMD
Medscape - Hindu - Telegraph.co.uk - MedPage Today
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That Happened!
Virginity pledges don't mean much, study says
CNN - 13 hours ago
By Theresa Tamkins As many as one in eight teens in the United States may take a virginity pledge at some point, vowing to wait until they're married before having sex.
Virginity Pledges Don't Stop Teen Sex CBS News
Premarital Abstinence Pledges Ineffective, Study Finds Washington Post
U.S. News & World Report - WebMD - FOXNews - Bloomberg
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The Associated Press
Obama team solicits suggestions for health care reform
Austin American-Statesman - 1 hour ago
By Kevin Freking AP WASHINGTON - Two dozen senior citizens had a message Tuesday for the incoming Obama administration: Health reform doesn't have to be all about expanding health insurance.
Seniors give Daschle health reform ideas The Associated Press
Health execs, advocates brainstorm reform ideas for Obama Bizjournals.com
Atlanta Journal Constitution - New York Times - Wall Street Journal - Politico
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ABC News
More grim details of Christmas Eve shooting rampage in Covina emerge
Los Angeles Times - 46 minutes ago
Accounts by relatives in the US and Mexico reveal what happened after the elder Ortegas and 25 to 30 guests were confronted by gunman Bruce Jeffrey Pardo.
Ex-wife's friend: Gunman distant after marriage The Associated Press
MSNBC - San Gabriel Valley Tribune - CBS News - WQAD
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After Unofficial Tally, Senator Trails Rival in Minnesota Race
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By MICHAEL FALCONE Al Franken’s narrow lead in the race for a Senate seat from Minnesota grew slightly on Tuesday, as the State Canvassing Board completed its tally of challenged ballots.
Canvassing Board nudges Franken's lead up to 50 Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Minnesota Recount Folly: We've Been Down That Road Wall Street Journal
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Chip Saltsman's 'Magic Negro' mistake
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
A parody of Obama could make the ambitions of the would-be GOP national chair magically disappear. » Discuss Article Given the current state of affairs, the Republican Party's next national chairman probably will need a sense of humor.
A Little Less Than 'Magic' Washington Post
Who Is Worried About Reelection Chances in 2010? FOXNews
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