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Apr 29, 2012

LATEST World News, Apr 29, 2012

Today in History: April 29th
Washington Post
Apr. 29, 2012 - On this day in history:Rioting hits Los Angeles after four white officers are acquitted of most charges in beating of Rodney King; Dachau concentration camp liberated; Jerry Seinfeld born. (/Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: ...
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Apartment Blocks May Host Missiles for Olympics
Washington Post
Apr. 29, 2012 - Surface-to-air missiles could be stationed on the rooftops of an apartment block in east London as part of Britain's air defenses for the Olympics, the country's military confirmed Sunday. (/Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: ...
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UNITED KINGDOM News, Apr 29, 2012

AP source: UK Olympic doping ban declared illegal
San Francisco Chronicle
(04-29) 11:21 PDT LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- Britain's last attempt to keep former doping offenders off its Olympic teams has failed, with sports' top court declaring the country's lifetime bans for drug cheats unlawful. A person familiar with the ...
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In UK survey, doctors support denying treatment to smokers, the obese
msnbc.com
By msnbc.com staff A majority of doctors in a United Kingdom survey supported measures to deny non-emergency medical services to smokers and the obese, The Observer newspaper reported Sunday. Although the survey by the networking website doctors.net.uk ...
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TECHNOLOGY News, Apr 29, 2012

United Technologies is latest business to scale back space presence with end ...
Washington Post
United Technologies Corp. is the most recent company to announce it will sharply scale back its role in space exploration. It's selling Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a manufacturer of rocket engines and liquid-propulsion systems that it's owned for seven ...
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Innovative Technology Products for Aspiring Artists and Children
Houston Chronicle
Technology expert Scott Steinberg recently spoke with NewsWatch about some of the most innovative technology products of 2012. One product that really caught his eye came from a company that's been in the professional world for quite some time now.
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SCIENCE News, Studies, Research, Technology, Apr 29, 2012

Wind farms may have warming effect: research
Reuters
MORE RESEARCH NEEDED But the researchers said more studies were needed, at different locations and for longer periods, before any firm conclusions could be drawn. Scientists say the world's average temperature has warmed by about 0.8 degrees Celsius ...
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Scientists Find Night-Warming Effect Over Large Wind Farms in Texas
National Science Foundation (press release)
"This study indicates that land surface temperatures have warmed in the vicinity of large wind farms in west-central Texas, especially at night," says Anjuli Bamzai, program director in the NationalScience Foundation's (NSF) Division of Atmospheric ...
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RUSSIA News, Apr 29, 2012

Russia's willful ignorance
New York Daily News
Most surprising of all, the middle classes in large, cosmopolitan cities like St. Petersburg and Moscow, which were praised for the recent democratic protests, actually share many of the Kremlin's prejudices about America. The 2010 scandal overRussian ...
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New York Daily News
Ten-man Zenit beat Dynamo to win Russian title
Malaysia Star
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ten-man Zenit St Petersburg beat Dynamo Moscow 2-1 on Saturday to claim a second consecutiveRussian Premier League title with three games to spare. Luciano Spalletti's team, backed by Russian energy giant Gazprom, only needed a draw ...
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RECREATION, Leisure News, Apr 29, 2012


Cedar Falls' human, leisure services director retiring after 39 years
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Ward Stubbs, Director of Human and Leisure Services, is retiring after 39 year on the job with the city of Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is pictured at the Cedar Falls RecreationCenter on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (RICK CHASE / Courier Staff Photographer) ...
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Washington City Leisure Services Department receives recognition
St. George Daily Spectrum
WASHINGTON CITY - The Utah Recreation and Parks Association recently selected the Washington City Leisure Services Department as the recipient of the Best in State Award within a division that included departments from cities with similar populations.
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PHILOSOPHY News, Apr 29, 2012


Philosophy
Political notebook: EPA official takes heat from Inhofe on comments
Tulsa World
By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer US Sen. Jim Inhofe renewed his attack on the chief administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency region that includes Oklahoma. In a speech Wednesday on the Senate floor, Inhofe took the EPA's Al Armendariz ...
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Is Faith the Rejection of Reality?
Huffington Post
There seems to be a belief that "faith" is the rejection of the world as it is; a retreat in to fantasy and wishful thinking. As Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Faith means not wanting to know what is true." Although it has become common to think of ...
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OCEANIA News, Apr 29, 2012

Progress for humankind
Joplin Independent
There have also been cases of cannibalism among some tribes in South America, Africa and Oceania. Today this practice is opposed by all civilized peoples. Another type of outrage is the practice in the city of Sparta, where those who were born with ...
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Team USA to play American Samoa in under-19 football tournament
Austin American-Statesman
American Samoa qualified for the eight-team tournament by defeating Australia 93-7 in February in the Junior Oceania Bowl. Team USA, which won the inaugural under-19 world championship in 2009, was awarded the top seed Saturday.
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LIFESTYLE News, Apr 29, 2012

Packaged food industry to touch $30 bn by 2015
New York Daily News
The main categories of packaged food are bakery products, canned processed food, frozen processed food, meal replacement products and condiments. Some emerging new categories in this segment are processed dairy products, frozen ready-to-eat foods, ...
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What's in a Whole Grain?
Fox News
“We must educate consumers on how to find whole-grain foods that provide at least a good source of fiber. Likewise, adding fiber to foods typically eaten – with the addition of bran, germ, and other concentrated sources of fibers – may be an option to ...
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LATIN AMERICA News, Apr 29, 2012


Secret Service investigating another overseas trip
Houston Chronicle
... on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Secret Service prostitution scandal that embarrassed the White House and overshadowed the president's visit to aLatin American summit.
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3 Predictions for This Week
DailyFinance
Even though Netflix wound up delivering a solid financial performance during its first quarter -- posting a substantially narrower deficit than what the market was expecting -- soft revenue guidance and problems in Latin America crushed the stock.
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INVENTIONS News, Aug 29, 2012

George Dempster is elected Knoxville mayor on Nov. 16, 1951. 
 (Knoxville News Sentinel Archive)
George Roby Dempster: Inventor, politician, civic leader
Knoxville News Sentinel
Within 20 years, Dempster could boast of his invention's use in every country in the world. He filed 75 patents during his business career — for suchinventions as the Dempster Balester and the Dempster Diggster — but none brought him more fame than ...
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Students Showcase Their Inventions at UConn
Patch.com
On Friday, the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut hosted the 28th annual Connecticut Invention Convention, which showcased hundreds of elementary and middle school students from across the state. The students developed inventions ...
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INDIA Cinema News, Aug 29, 2011

Emraan Hashmi promotes crime thriller film 'Jannat 2' in Ahmedabad
Zee News
Bollywood film director and producer Mahesh Bhatt and debutant director Kunal Deshmukh were also present on the occasion. The film`s plot revolves around the illegal arms trade in northern parts of India. Speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, ...
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You'll have to wait for a sexy me: Esha Gupta
Times of India
Like most others, Esha admits that she initially resisted the charms of Indian cinema but found herself irresistibly drawn to it after a short stint at law college. "Now that I'm here, I'm going to make it,'' says the Delhi girl.
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HOLLYWOOD News, Apr 29, 2012

SUPER GROUP
Boston.com
You don't hear “universe” much in the film industry. Here in the real world — orHollywood, at any rate — the prospect of mingling franchise characters is dauntingly complicated. Sure, we get a novelty such as “Alien vs. Predator” here and there, ...
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'Avengers' hurtles to $178.4M overseas debut
Boston.com
7 with $7.3 million. "I think going to the movies will be the No. 1 priority next weekend but clearly was not the No. 1 priority this weekend," said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office trackerHollywood.com. "There's so much anticipation for ...
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FINANCIAL TIMES News, Apr 29, 2012

Facebook IPO puts bankers on back foot
CNN
By April Dembosky and Telis Demos, FT.com Facebook files for its first initial public offering today seeking to raise at least $5 billion. (Financial Times) -- As Wall Street makes final preparations for the largest technology debut by value in history ...
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Hedge funds bet against eurozone
CNN
By Sam Jones, FT.com Hedge funds are betting that financial troubles aren't over for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy. (Financial Times) -- Hedge fund managers make for unlikely supporters of Fran├žois Hollande ...
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FASHION News, Apr 29, 2012


UNLV fashion history students learning about clothes, time
Las Vegas Review - Journal
Deirdre Clemente, right, shows her University of Nevada, Las Vegas fashionhistory class a handmade dress from after World War II at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve. Eleven students are in the class. » Buy this photo UNLV student Julia ...
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At least for this day, Team USA rules world
ESPN (blog)
But that did nothing to dim the smiles on the faces of American athletes at Saturday's Penn Relays, where the United States opened the London Olympics lead-up outdoor season in dominant fashion. Led by meet-record efforts on the part of its female ...
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FASHION Models News, Apr 29, 2012


Watertown Residents Model for Mount Auburn Hospital Auxiliary's Fashion Show
Patch.com
By Charlie Breitrose Watertown's Kara Flynn walks the runway during the Mount Auburn Hospital Auxiliary's Spring Fashion Show Benefit. Contributed Watertown residents strutted their stuff in the latest spring fashions during the Mount Auburn Hospital ...
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Fashion show to benefit mansion
Hometownlife.com
Models will include some of our own local officials and mansion volunteers. Hair and make-up for the models will be provided by Salon Legato. In addition to the fashion show, local businesses and vendors will provide a shopping opportunity throughout ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, Apr 29, 2012

Southern California quake rattles nerves, but creates no damage
Los Angeles Times
The 3.8. magnitude earthquake that rattled Southern California on Saturday shook some nerves but caused no damage. The quake, centered near the San Andreas Fault about 60 miles from downtown LA in Devore, was felt over a large swath of the region, ...
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Magnitude 3.8 earthquake shakes Southern California, no damage reported
Washington Post
The magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck at 8:07 am The US Geological Survey said it was centered about two miles northwest of Devore, in San Bernardino County. The quake was downgraded from an initial magnitude of 4.1. “It felt like a sonic boom,” said ...
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BEST Anything, Apr 29, 2012


BEST


White House Correspondents Dinner: Top 10 Best Jokes from President Obama and ...
ABC News (blog)
Here are some of the best one-liners of the night: - Kimmel: “If you told me when I was a kid I would be standing on a dais with President Barack Obama, I would have said, 'The president's name is Barack Obama?' - Obama: “Four years ago, ...
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ABC News (blog)
Jo-Ann Barnas: Jake Herbert's best move is back to Ann Arbor
Detroit Free Press
After splitting the first two matches in the best-of-three championship series, Herbert took the deciding third match (3-0, 2-1). "I feel like this is the best place in the world to achieve my goal," Herbert said. Herbert was referring to his move ...
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BAN KI-MOON News, Apr 29, 2012

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Myanmar on mission to encourage ...
Washington Post
YANGON, Myanmar — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Sunday inMyanmar to see how the world body can help promote the country's tentative steps toward democratic reform. Ban will meet President Thein Sein and visit aUN drug control project ...
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Burma visit
BBC News
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is making a landmark visit to Burma to meet Aung San Suu Kyi and press the government for more democratic reforms. Mr Ban has said that Burma's transition has reached "a critical moment".
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ASIA Sports, Athletics News, Apr 29, 2012


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FIFA Vice President of Asia Prince Ali says hijab not a obstacle for women
NDTV
Football is a sport for all." IFAB will meet in July to ratify its decision to lift the ban on the hijab. "We held a meeting in FIFA with designers of a safe headscarf as well as independent technical testing institutes in order to discuss the new...
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Flooding disperses invasive plant, fish species
WRIC
AP Sports News Video Entertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP By The Associated Press The tallest completed buildings in the United States, as measured from the lowest public entrance to the highest architectural element, not including ...
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