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Jul 4, 2012

USA TODAY News, Jul 04, 2012

Google's Nexus 7 is the budget tablet to beat
Tucson Citizen
Google's Nexus 7 is the budget tablet to beat. by Edward C. Baig on Jul. 03, 2012, under USA TODAY News. Source: USA TODAY. Google's brand new Nexus 7 represents a clean slate for Android tablets. It also may be the answer for consumers asking, ...
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LATEST World News, Jul 04, 2012

July 4, 2012: Mitt Romney participates in the Fourth of July Parade in ...
Fox News
Mitt Romney celebrated the Fourth of July by participating in a small-town parade in New Hampshire, telling residents they must work together to build strong families and a strong economy to keep America alive.
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USA July 4th Celebration, Jul 04, 2012

US power outages put damper on July 4th celebrations
CBC.ca
Hundreds of thousands of people from the U.S. Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic were preparing to spend the Fourth of July like America's founders did in 1776, without the conveniences of electricity and air conditioning.
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SOCCER News, Jul 04, 2012

Man United New York float could free up cash for players
MSN Money
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United plans to cut its debt with a New York flotation that should free up cash for top players after a barren season in which it was replaced at the top of English soccer by rich rivals Manchester City. The American ...
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BLOOMBERG News, Jul 04, 2012

Vestas Falls on Report of Debt Restructuring TalksBloombergVestas Wind Systems A/S fell the most in four weeks after a report that the turbine maker is in talks with two banks about restructuring debts after drawing a 300 million-euro ($379 million) credit line.
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CARACAS (Venezuela) Basketball Qualifying Tournament, Jul 04, 2012

Venezuela beat Nigeria 71-69 in basketball qualifier
The Punch
... described by courtside analysts as the most intense game of the day but it Venezuela that won the Group B match 71-69 in Caracas. The loss has dampened Nigeria's chances to make a last minute slip through to the basketball event of the 2012 Olympics.
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NEW ZEALAND HERALD News, Jul 04, 2012

New Zealand politicians, media riled up over Pearl Harbor berthing denial
Stars and Stripes
"Petty, petulant and pathetic," the New Zealand Herald's chief political commentator opined. "What other conclusion is it possible to draw from the absurd, vindictive and ultimately short-sighted refusal by the United States to allow two New Zealand ...
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OPINIONS, Jul 04, 2012

OPINIONS
Mildura library hosts multimedia studio for thoughts and opinions
ABC Online
The Mildura library will be hosting a portable multimedia studio throughout July and is encouraging people to become involved with the virtual conversation.
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DISCOVERIES News, Jul 04, 2012

Discoveries
Physicists make historic discovery, theyre just not sure what it is
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Physicists make historic discovery, they're just not sure what it is. ... But as is often the case with new discoveries in particle physics, the scientists only know they've discovered something really, really interesting. It will now require more hard...
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NASA News, Jul 04, 2012

Alan Poindexter dies: Space community mourns NASAastronaut
Christian Science Monitor
By Tariq Malik, Space.com / July 3, 2012. Space shuttle Discovery ... NASA officials and astronauts around the world are mourning the death of retired space shuttle commander Alan Poindexter, a two-time space shuttle flier who died Sunday (July 1) in a ...
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SOUTH AFRICA Ski News, Jul 04, 2012

South Africa's only Ski Resort goes up for sale!
World Snowboard Guide
South Africa's only Ski Resort goes up for sale! South Africa's only Ski Resort goes up for sale! WSG. Fri 29 June 12. Tiffindell the only ski resort is South Africa will shortly up for auction on July the 12th 2012. Bidders are invited to a 'no ...
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NEW ZEALAND Ski News, Jul 04, 2012

Ski instructor is from the highest city in Germany
Otago Daily Times
[image]What makes the city of Oberwiesenthal famous is a question few in Otago besides Snow Farm cross-country skiinstructor Ronny Fudel are likely to know the answer to, without consulting the internet.
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CHILE SKI News, Jul 04, 2012

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Ex-astronaut Alan Poindexter dies in jet ski accident
msnbc.com
"The NASA family was sad to learn of the passing of our former friend, and colleague Alan Poindexter who was killed today during a jet ski accident in Florida," NASA wrote on Facebook late Sunday. "Our thought and hearts are with his family." According ...
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AUSTRALIA Ski News, Jul 04, 2012


Alan Poindexter made two space flights during his career with NASA.Astronaut killed in jet ski accident
Radio Australia
Two-time space shuttle astronaut Alan Poindexter has died after a jet ski accident in the United States, NASA says.
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LONDON OLYMPICS News, Jul 04, 2012

Double amputee Pistorius set to run in Olympics By The Associated Press...
Laramie Boomerang
Double amputee Pistorius set to run in Olympics By The Associated Press • Wednesday, July 04, 2012. Print · E-mail; No comments posted. Share ..."To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London2012 Olympic Games in the individual ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, Jul 04, 2012

EARTHQUAKE
Obama helps swear in 25 new U.S. citizens
Tucson Citizen
by USA TODAY feed on Jul. 04, 2012, under USA TODAY News. Source: USA TODAY ... Alla Victorovna Ausheva, born in Russia in March 2011, Alla joined the New York Army National Guard in July 2011 and serves as a maintenance technician in Company G of the ...
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DIED, Jul 04, 2012

Andy Griffith, creator of Mayberry, dies at 86 By The Associated Press ...
Laramie Boomerang
Andy Griffith, creator of Mayberry, dies at 86 By The Associated Press • Wednesday, July 04, 2012. Print · E-mail ... Don Knotts, who died in 2006, was the goofy Deputy Barney Fife, while Jim Nabors joined the show as Gomer Pyle, the cornpone gas pumper.
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CNBC World News, Jul 04, 2012

July 4th Feature: George Washington Could Have Held This Stock
CNBC.com (blog)
RSS FEED. » Help. Current DateTime: 01:23:18 03 Jul 2012 ... Posted byCNBC's Lee Brodie. Read More from Fast Money: > Simple Strategies Behind Supersized Successes · > 10 Top Stocks for the Long-Term Investor · > Top Apple Related Stocks for 2012 ...
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CBC World News, Jul 04, 2012

CBC readers react to Bev Oda's resignation from Parliament
CBC.ca
Several took issue with Oda's pension, which CBC News detailed in accompaniment to the story. The CanadianTaxpayers Federation calculates Oda will receive a pension of $52183 per year, indexed to inflation, or $701464 by the time she is 80 years old.
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BEST Anything, Jul 04, 2012

BEST
Dolph Ziggler or Cody Rhodes: Who Would Make the Best World Heavyweight ...
Bleacher Report
He's recently been given world title shots and delivered exceptional matches each time. His matches are often one of the best of the pay-per-view and with the world title around his waist, he'd have more opportunities to shine against top talent. He is ...
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BARACK OBAMA News, Jul 04, 2012

Obama salutes new service-member American citizens
San Francisco Chronicle
President Barack Obama gestures during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Washington. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP. President Barack Obama gestures during a ...
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AL JAZEERA News, Jul 04, 2012

Tests suggest Yasser Arafat was poisoned, Al Jazeera reports
Detroit Free Press
Al-Jazeera says its nine-month investigation found that Arafat was in good health until he fell suddenly ill Oct. 12, 2004, at his compound in Ramallah on the West Bank. He was flown to a French miitary hospital in Paris, where he died several days later.
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ABC World News, Jul 04, 2012

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Selected for London Olympics
ABC News (blog)
Chris McGrath/Getty Images South African world champion sprinter Oscar Pistorius, nicknamed the “Blade Runner” for the carbon fiber blades on which he runs, will be the first amputee track athlete to participate in the Olympics after he was selected to ...
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TIME Magazine News, Jul 04, 2012

What Does It Mean To Be An American?
Huffington Post (blog)
Last month, TIME magazine featured an unprecedented photograph of 36 undocumented young people, myself included, on the cover of its U.S. and international editions. "We are Americans," the headline declared. "Just not legally." Shortly after ...
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TORONTO STAR News, Jul 04, 2012

Raptors eye Knicks G Fields
The Olympian
Raptors eye Knicks G Fields. By Sports Network | The Sports Network • Published July 03, 2012 Modified July 03, 2012. By Sports Network ... The Toronto Star reports the Raptors would offer Fields a three-year contract worth about $20 million. The deal ...
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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN News, Jul 04, 2012

If You Want More Higgs Hype, Don't Read This Column
Scientific American (blog)
So it's finally, probably, maybe, happened. Although they are still hedging a bit, physicists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced this morning that ...
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TAIWAN News, Jul 04, 2012


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Taiwan's Big Brand Problem
Businessweek
HTC (2498:TT), the Taiwanese company that is one of the leading makers of Android-powered smartphones, is the controlling shareholder in Beats Electronics, the Santa Monica (Calif.)-based producer of high-end headphones founded by rap producer Dr.
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DISCOVERY CHANNEL News, Jul 04, 2012

Discovery Channel & Georgia Aquarium Celebrate 25th Anniversary of "Shark ...
The Futon Critic
Discovery Channel & Georgia Aquarium Celebrate 25th Anniversary of.
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MACAU News, Jul 04, 2012


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In Wynn's Macau Deal, a Web of Political Ties
Wall Street Journal
The history and connections behind the Macau government's decision to grant Wynn Resorts land rights for a $4 billion casino-resort open a window on business dealings in the booming Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.
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THAILAND News, Jul 04, 2012


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Thailand Bangchak declares force majeure after refinery fire
Reuters
Bangchak shuts 120000 bpd refinery after a fire* Plans to restart 40000 bpd crude unit after one week* Bangchak may import 15000 bpd of light fuels* Shares down as much as 3.8 percent (Recasts,
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SOUTH KOREA News, Jul 04, 2012


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S.Korea Inflation Moderated to Slowest Pace in 32 Months
Bloomberg
South Korea's inflation moderated in June on falling oil prices and the government expanding free school lunch and child care programs, giving the central bank more leeway to forgo raising borrowing costs.
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INDIA News, Jul 04, 2012


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India, Pakistan Hold Peace Talks After Arrest
ABC News
The top diplomats from India and Pakistan began peace talks Wednesday being held under the shadow of recent revelations implicating Pakistan's intelligence agency in the 2008 terror attacks on India's financial capital. Talks between Indian Foreign ...
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HONG KONG News, Jul 04, 2012


Hong Kong holds big protest as new leader sworn in
Fox News
A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in ofHong Kong's new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule...
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