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3 Things To Say At A Super Bowl Party 3 Things To Say At A Super Bowl Party
Enlarge image i San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (right) and his brother, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, with the Vince Lombardi trophy ahead of the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Jim Young /Reuters /Landov San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (right) and his brother, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, with the Vince Lombardi trophy ahead of the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Jim Young /Reuters /Landov If you're invited to a Super Bowl party...
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Artists' Spat Over Putin Joins A Russian Tradition Artists' Spat Over Putin Joins A Russian Tradition
MOSCOW (AP) — When famed viola player Yuri Bashmet declared that he "adored" President Vladimir Putin, he stirred little controversy in a country where classical musicians have often curried favor with the political elite. But political drama spilled into the orchestra pit last month when Bashmet refused to condemn a new law prohibiting Americans from adopting Russian children, and in response the beloved singer Sergei Nikitin canceled his appearance at a concert celebrating the violist's 60th...
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Proposed Agreement Squashes US, Mexico Tomato War Proposed Agreement Squashes US, Mexico Tomato War
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department has announced a proposed agreement on fresh tomatoes imported from Mexico that would strengthen anti-dumping enforcement and reset minimum wholesale prices. The agreement with Mexico's tomato industry would suspend an investigation initiated after Florida tomato growers complained that Mexican producers were selling fresh tomatoes for less than the production cost. The proposal would replace a pact that's been in place for 16 years. The Commerce Department has...
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KERRY PROFILE KERRY PROFILE
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is a familiar face to world leaders, an elder statesman of the Democratic Party and former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.The son of a foreign service officer, Kerry graduated from Yale University in 1966 and served an abbreviated tour of duty in Vietnam, where he was awarded two combat medals and three Purple Hearts. After returning home, he became a nationally recognized anti-war spokesman.Kerry, who received a law degree from Boston College in...
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Broader Justification Emerges Of When U.S. Can Kill Americans Who Join Al-Qaida Broader Justification Emerges Of When U.S. Can Kill Americans Who Join Al-Qaida
Enlarge image i October 2011: Men stand on the rubble of a building destroyed by a U.S. drone strike in southeastern Yemen. Among those killed was U.S. citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, the son of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki — who himself was killed by a drone strike the month before. Khaled Abdullah /Reuters /Landov October 2011: Men stand on the rubble of a building destroyed by a U.S. drone strike in southeastern Yemen. Among those killed was U.S. citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, the son of...
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Andy Pettitte Says He May Have Misunderstood HGH Conversation With Clemens Andy Pettitte Says He May Have Misunderstood HGH Conversation With Clemens
Enlarge Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Former Major League baseball pitcher Andy Pettitte leaves a Federal Court in Washington on Wednesday. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Former Major League baseball pitcher Andy Pettitte leaves a Federal Court in Washington on Wednesday. During a second day of testimony in the perjury trial against All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens, his old teammate Andy Pettitte walked back some of his previous testimony. Yesterday, Pettitte said that he remembered having a conversation with Clemens...
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New Setbacks for the Beleaguered California Bullet Train New Setbacks for the Beleaguered California Bullet Train
A proposal by Senator Michael Rubio (SB 317) to loosen California's landmark environmental protection law commonly known as CEQA, has been shelved. The proposed legislation was intended to exempt the Central Valley rail construction project from CEQA requirements, thereby removing the threat of environmental litigation against the project. The bill, if approved,  would have likely led to the dismissal of currently pending lawsuits against the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), and...
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The Creative Destruction of Creative Class-ification The Creative Destruction of Creative Class-ification
Bits and pieces of ideal cities have been incorporated into real ones; traffic projects and housing schemes are habitually introduced by their sponsors as at least preliminary steps to paradise. The ideal city gives us the authority to castigate the real one; while the sore itch of real cities goads us into creating ideal ones. Jonathan Raban, from Soft City There’s a spot in Cleveland that is becoming what many had hoped for: a bit vibrant, a bit hip, with breweries, local retail, and farm-to-table...
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Shh! 400-Foot-Long Trailer Carrying Radioactive Material Is On Secret Mission Shh! 400-Foot-Long Trailer Carrying Radioactive Material Is On Secret Mission
Enlarge image A screen image from a Mack Trucks video about one of the earlier hauls. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1TBWJw4q50&feature=plcp A screen image from a Mack Trucks video about one of the earlier hauls. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1TBWJw4q50&feature=plcp How do you hide a 400-foot-long, 192-wheel trailer as it's slowly being hauled on a three-week-long secret mission over highways in Southern California, Nevada and Utah? Well, you can't completely. So you just do most of...
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165 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/5/2012 2:41:00 PM

Anonymous Launches Attacks on Israeli Websites Anonymous Launches Attacks on Israeli Websites
The hacker group Anonymous announced early Thursday that it would begin attacking Israeli government and military websites in retaliation, it said, for Israel’s recent strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip.The announcement was made on Twitter. The group is calling the attacks #opIsrael, and within several hours they were claiming to have successfully taken down over 40 Israeli military and government websites. Anonymous also issued a press release, saying, “To the people of Gaza and the “Occupied...
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