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Jan 25, 2014

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Pope: Women should play expanded role in Church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday lauded women for their sensitivity toward the society's weak and "gifts" like intuition, insisting they take on greater responsibilities in the Catholic church, as well as in professional and public spheres.
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Beatles business: Still making money, 50 years on

A half century after appearing on Ed Sullivan, the Beatles continue to have a financial impact as the business of Beatlemania grows.
CNBC
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Family promise gave life to man in 31-year coma

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — As his 7-year-old son Mikey lay in a hospital bed on life support, the victim of a drunk driver who had smashed into his family's car, Paul Cortez took the boy's hand and made a solemn promise to God: If his son survived, no matter in what condition, he and his family would…
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Detective Hired to Investigate Oscar Snub

Most victims of Oscar snubbings tend to the take the high road. Like Robert Redford, who last Thursday waved off the fact that his performance in All Is Lost did not score a nod from the Academy even though he went partially deaf for the role. So hats off to the snubbed songwriter whose publicity…
Fashion
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The Hollywood Reporter
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10 States With the Highest Property Taxes in America

Homeowners in these 10 states pay the highest property taxes in America. Find out how you can use your property taxes to help put more money back in your pocket.
Motley Fool
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5 of the World's Best-Selling Motorcycle Brands. Do You Know Who's No. 1?

Americans aren't the only ones who love to ride. Find out what company sells the most motorcycles in the world.
Motley Fool
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Lewandowski denies assault charges

The Poland international has insisted that he did not use violence during a confrontation in front of his home.
Goal.com
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Mata flies in for Man United medical

Spanish attacking midfielder Juan Mata flew in to Manchester by helicopter on Saturday to complete his transfer to Manchester United, the Premier League champions announced. United confirmed on Friday that they have agreed a deal to sign the 25-year-old from Chelsea for a "club-record fee", with…
AFP
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Kim Kardashian Dishes on Paris Wedding: Kanye Is ‘Passionate' About Planning

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star revealed that after she and Kanye West tie the knot, she will be taking his surname.
Yahoo Celebrity
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Obama to outline new plan to help long-term unemployed: adviser

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce a new plan next week to help Americans who continue to struggle to find jobs even as the economy recovers from recession, his senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer, said on Saturday. Obama's efforts to help the long-term…
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3 country legends gather ahead of Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Kristofferson is being given a lifetime achievement award during the Grammy Awards celebration, but he doesn't think that will be the highlight of the weekend.
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Parents Slap Daughter's Cyberbullies With Rare Lawsuit

In response to the relentless cyberbullying that has left their 16-year-old daughter feeling humiliated and unable to sleep, a pair of fed-up parents are striking back at the offending classmates in a unique and public way: by suing all seven of them for libel, and all of their parents for…
Parenting
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Ronaldo shows off Ballon d'Or before firing Madrid to La Liga summit

The Portuguese presented the individual award to a packed Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday and then helped his side leapfrog Barca and Atletico.
Goal.com
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Selena Gomez Steps Out With Demi Lovato Post-Bieber DUI

Selena Gomez grabbed dinner with BFF Demi Lovato on Thursday night at trendy eatery Craig's in West Hollywood, California.
Yahoo Celebrity
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Invasive Lionfish, the Kings of the Caribbean, May Have Met Their Match

It probably started in the 1980s, with a few tropical fish hobbyists thinking they were doing the humane thing by dumping unwanted pets in the coastal waters of Florida. But introducing the lionfish, which is native to the Indo-Pacific, to the Atlantic Ocean has turned out to be one of the…
Takepart.com
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Mangled metal, victims' screams mark Ind. pileup

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Cars were mangled, and some were burned despite the blowing snow. Other vehicles were crushed between jackknifed semi-tractors, so entwined that it was difficult to tell them apart.
Associated Press
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'The Ark Before Noah' - curator Irving Finkel decodes the story of the Flood (6 photos)

It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood. But forget all those images of a long vessel with a pointy bow — the original Noah's Ark, new research suggests, was round. A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia —…
Yahoo News
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A look at Superstorm Sandy aid in New Jersey

Following is a breakdown of aid by the numbers from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey, where Democratic Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has said state officials threatened to hold back funding if she did not support a development deal. The administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie has denied the…
Associated Press
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Microsoft’s bold plan to beat the NSA

Microsoft is tired of waiting for the United States government to rein in the National Security Agency so it’s taking matters into its own hands. The Financial Times reports that Microsoft “will allow foreign customers to have their personal data stored on servers outside the U.S.,” a move that…
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Welker reacts to Belichick's "dirty" charge

Bill Belichick made it clear that he thought Wes Welker's hit on Aqib Talib in the AFC Championship was dirty. The league disagreed and will not fine Welker for the play that knocked Talib out of the game. "I was never really worried about [getting fined]," said Welker. What about Belichick's…
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Want Ford's New 2015 F-150? Its Aluminum Gamble Could Cost You in 2 Ways

Ford Motor Company's 2015 F-150 is a big gamble when it comes to producing and marketing a truck with more aluminum. Here are two ways it could cost you more in insurance and repair costs.
Motley Fool
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Israel's Netanyahu draws line in the sand on Jordan Valley settlements

A few weeks ago the dismissive comments of Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon that Secretary of State John Kerry's zealous pursuit of a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians amounted to an "incomprehensible obsession" and "messianic feeling" caused a bit of a kerfuffle. Yes, many senior…
Christian Science Monitor
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Peyton Manning eyes Super Bowl title with 2nd team

For all the NFL records Peyton Manning owns - and there are plenty - he is one victory away from the one accomplishment that eventually might define his legacy more than any other. If Manning's Denver Broncos beat the Seattle Seahawks next weekend, he would become the first starting quarterback to…
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Text Announcing Pregnancy Is No Cause For Celebration

DEAR ABBY: My daughter, who recently turned 21, sent me a two-word text message, "I'm pregnant." She has been dating a marijuana-smoking young man for less than a year, and I'm disappointed by this outcome. Her sister, who is a year older, already has two children by two men. No, they weren't…
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Brilliant Mind Behind: Thebian Concepts

The one thing we love about concept cars, is the amount of beautiful idealism that goes into each and every project. With no restrictions, artists often find themselves the subject of acclaim, showing off their wild and outrageous rides to millions of curious onlookers. One of these artists is…
Boldride
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5 NBA Teams That Weren’t Supposed to Be This Bad

Halfway through the National Basketball Association season, we take stock in some teams that had much higher aspirations than where they currently sit.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
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Philly readies for unconfirmed pope visit in 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Plans for a major Catholic gathering in Philadelphia next year are proceeding with the assumption Pope Francis will attend, though that hasn't been officially confirmed, church officials said Saturday.
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States with no income tax

No one likes to pay income taxes. That's not a problem, at least at the state level, for residents of seven states that have no state income tax. Two others don't tax wage income.
Bankrate.com
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America’s best winter drives (10 photos)

Ever dreamed of driving through a traffic-free Yosemite National Park ? It’s possible when you step outside the typical summer season. In fact, winter’s embrace means a slackened tourist pace in many popular warm-weather destinations, so this is an ideal time to explore America’s open roads. Just…
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DGA winner could get edge in tight Oscar race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the tightest three-way Oscar race in years, the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards could give "Gravity," ''American Hustle" or "12 Years a Slave" the edge in the home stretch to the Oscars.
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North Korea warns U.S., South Korea military drills could spark disaster

North Korea took its demand for the United States and South Korea to halt joint military drills to the United Nations, holding a rare news conference on Friday to warn that the exercises could get "out of control and plunge into unimaginable disaster." North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Sin Son Ho said…
Reuters
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Maryland mall shooting (30 photos)

Someone armed with a gun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County…
Yahoo News
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Germany Tax on Own Use of Renewables Is First in Europe

Germany is set to become the first nation in Europe to charge owners of renewable energy plants for their own use of electricity, part of Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s effort to contain rising power bills. Merkel’s Cabinet backed proposals to charge operators of new clean-energy plants 70 percent of…
Bloomberg
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8 things to know about 'Octomom' Nadya Suleman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much has transpired since Nadya Suleman became "Octomom" by giving birth to eight premature but otherwise healthy children on Jan. 26, 2009. She's gone from medical marvel — hers are the only known full set of octuplets to live past their first week — to national punch line for…
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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent—Who's Planning the Wedding?

Interior design guru Nate Berkus and his fiancé and fellow designer Jeremiah Brent are finding that out! "I always joke that I'm the boss of his whole life now that we're engaged, but the truth is I'm the boss of nothing at home," Berkus told People at NBC's Television Critics Association event on…
Love + Sex
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CHART: London's Housing Market Has Gotten Ridiculously Unaffordable

Home price growth is typically more pronounced...
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Swastika on Austrian tombstone defies official ban

GRAZ, Austria (AP) — The marble tombstone looks like others dotting the main cemetery of Graz, Austria's second city — but only at first glance. Carved into it are a swastika and the inscription: "He died in the struggle for a Great Germany."
Associated Press
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5 MLB Free Agents Who Were Worth the Big Money

Some MLB players exceed their sky-high expectations and deliver huge returns on teams' investments. Here are 5 prime examples.
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An iPad Blowout May Be on the Way

Wall Street analysts may be underestimating Apple's iPad... big time!
Motley Fool
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Israelis pessimistic over peace process

An overwhelming majority of Israelis think current peace talks with the Palestinians will not lead to an agreement, according to a poll published on Saturday. Only seven percent said "yes", according to the survey conducted by Shiluv Millward Brown and broadcast on the privately owned Channel 2…
AFP
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2014 Ford Fiesta gets a 3-cylinder engine with big mpg promises

The Ford Fiesta has always been small, but the new-for-2014 EcoBoost 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine looks to make it a fuel economy champion. What kind of numbers are we talking about? Ford pegs...
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Flashback to 1994! 10 Pop Culture Moments that Will Make You Feel Old! (10 photos)

A lady never divulges her age, but let's just say that I remember almost all of these cultural moments that happened twenty, yes TWENTY, years ago. Here's the thing, if something happened 17 years, 18 years or 19 years ago, then it really doesn't seem that long ago. But once it hits that 20-year…
Work + Money
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These are the 5 games that could win the console war for the PS4 BGR News
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Well here ya go. The first game where you can actually play as "me" & apparently i'm a "deadbeat". Thx @YahooGames !games.yahoo.com/news/5-games-c… 17 hrs ago
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Stargazer Snaps Stunning View of Andromeda Galaxy (Photo)

The Andromeda Galaxy takes center stage in this spectacular image captured by an amateur astronomer during a holiday stargazing session.
SPACE.com
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AP says Zimmerman painting is copy of AP photo

The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo. Zimmerman's painting depicts Jacksonville-based ...
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Newtown gunman's father meets with Conn. official

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting has agreed to help an investigatory commission obtain his son's school and medical records, the commission's chairman said Friday.
Associated Press
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'Bachelor' Couples Who Found Love After the Show

Meet the 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' Contestants Who Fell In Love After the Final Rose
Good Morning America
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Colder Weather Heads for U.S. as Ice Set to Coat Texas

Parts of southern Texas may get a rare coating of ice as temperatures plunging across the U.S. portend an even sharper cold snap to come. Temperatures across the eastern U.S. and parts of Ontario and Quebec will be at least 8 degrees below normal through Jan. 27, said Matt Rogers , president of…
Bloomberg
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Trend-starting Texas drops algebra II mandate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Policy pop quiz: Does Texas - algebra II = success?
Associated Press
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The 2014 Oscar Nominations

The full nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Tune into the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2nd to see who will take home the Oscar.
Yahoo Awards Show Coverage
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The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Make Cooking Soup

Chilly winter months call for the quintessential cozy dinner: soup. Make sure you're simmering up your best pot by avoiding these common mistakes.
Healthy Living
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10 Airlines With the Best Business Class Amenities

What can you expect from a top-notch business class airline?
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
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Lingenfelter announces Raptor-fighting Chevy Reaper

For the past several years, if you wanted a vehicle capable of rocketing across the desert at freeway speeds, the process was fairly simple - drive to the local Ford dealership and plop down $44,000 for an F-150 SVT Raptor. What if the Ford isn't enough for you, though? Or maybe you're so partisan…
Autoblog
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Academy Award President Cheryl Boone Issacs Talks Oscar Nominations

After the 2014 Oscar Nominations, Academy President Cheryl Boone Issacs stopped by Yahoo to talk nomimations and the 2014 Academy Awards Race. Tune into the Osacrs on March 2, 2014.
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Cate Blanchett Was "A Couple of Sheets to the Wind" at 2014 Golden Globes: "I Can't Remember a Lot"

Cate Blanchett says she "can't remember a lot" about her Golden Globes 2014 acceptance speech (for Blue Jasmine) because she was already "a couple of sheets to the wind" at the time
Us Weekly
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RNC chair calls on Michigan GOP official to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Republican National Committee has called for the resignation of a Michigan GOP official who made anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks.
Associated Press
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ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas: ‘I Am An Alcoholic’

“20/20″ anchor Elizabeth Vargas discussed what she said was an “exhausting” battle with alcoholism on “Good Morning America” Friday. “I am. I am an alcoholic,” Vargas told “GMA” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos in interview that was taped Thursday. Vargas, who sought treatment in rehab last fall,…
The Wrap
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This is Kobe Bryant's life now

Kobe Bryant is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad time on the Lakers bench. Drink it in, Laker haters.
SB Nation
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Burning Question: Did Obamacare Break Up the Captain and Tennille?

Rumors are rampant that the Captain and Tennille getting a divorce because of changes in health care laws.
Yahoo Music
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Vitor Belfort Fully Intends to be on TRT When He Challenges Chris Weidman for UFC Championship

Much has been made about whether or not top middleweight challenger Vitor Belfort would be allowed to remain on his testosterone replacement therapy regimen for his upcoming fight with UFC champion Chris Weidman. Belfort on Wednesday told UFC Tonight that he fully intends to be on TRT when he…
MMA Weekly
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Pot’s Sobering Lessons From Prohibition

President Barack Obama recently took some heat for saying that marijuana is no worse than alcohol, and perhaps less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” The growing disenchantment with the war on drugs parallels the nation’s rejection and repeal of Prohibition 80 years…
Bloomberg
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Soccer-Angry Pellegrini wanted to change whole City team

(Adds quotes) Jan 25 (Reuters) - Manuel Pellegrini wanted to change his entire Manchester City side at halftime after they trailed 2-0 at home to second tier Watford in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday before eventually winning 4-2, the Chilean said. The manager ripped into his players,…
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Raw: Aerials of MD Mall Shooting Scene

Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (Jan. 25)
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Iran gives ex-president's daughter suspended jail term

Iran on Saturday handed a daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani a suspended jail sentence for spreading lies about the authorities, her lawyer told the official IRNA news agency. "The verdict was issued by the court and my client has been sentenced to a six-month suspended jail…
AFP
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Residential Solar Will Shine in 2014

As more Americans install photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, continue to look for SunPower Corporation, SolarCity and SunEdison to shine in 2014.
Motley Fool
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Apple, Inc. Is About to Do Something Brilliant

Apple is working on a product that could give it a big advantage over Samsung and Google.
Motley Fool
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Are America's seniors secretly rich?

That's the implication of an op-ed in Thursday's Wall Street Journal, which says that figures on retiree incomes used by the Social Security Administration systematically misses as much as 60% of the income ...
Los Angeles Times
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Watch this 3D printer make pizza fit for astronauts

Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor won a $125,000 grant last year to build a prototype 3D printer designed to print food for astronauts on long missions. Contractor's goal was to print a pizza with his open-source RepRap Mendel 3D printer — and it looks like he succeeded. In the video from late…
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Which Band Should Break Up Next?

In what's just about the worst-kept secret in rock, Mötley Crüe are going to announce a farewell tour next week. Against all odds, the four original members of the group are still alive[...]
Rolling Stone
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World Economic Forum at the InterContinental Hotel in Davos (27 photos)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hit Friday at criticism that the Obama administration's Middle East policy is in disarray, maintaining that the U.S. is actively engaged in multiple ambitious diplomatic initiatives in the region and elsewhere. Kerry spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos,…
Yahoo News
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States With the Most (and Least) Government Benefits

Politicians Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan recently introduced a plan to fight poverty by transferring more responsibility to the states. While the federal government offers various assistance programs to U.S. ...
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Health Myth: is Sea Salt Healthier Than Table Salt?

But is sea salt any better (or at least less bad) than run-of-the-mill table salt? First off, sea salt is produced by evaporating water from the ocean or saltwater lakes, whereas table salt is usually mined from underground salt deposits. Just about all table salt is put through the refinery…
Healthy Living
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Help! I'm A Victim of Shipping 'Bait-And-Switch'

ABC News Fixer Investigates When One Carrier Hands Your Package to Another
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The Better Deal: Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade (or Chevy Tahoe)?

The Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon and Lincoln Navigator are a set of vehicles that had gotten long in the tooth, while the rest of the auto industry was passing them by. Not so this time, as all of these models have been updated for 2015, though in varying degrees. But which one would you drive?…
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Private Dream Chaser Space Plane to Launch 1st Orbital Flight in 2016

A commercial spaceflight company will launch the first orbital test flight of its private space plane Dream Chaser in 2016, a unmanned debut mission to prove the spaceship is capable of flying astronauts on round-trip flights into space. The Dream Chaser space plane, buit by Sierra Nevada…
SPACE.com
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How to Make an Infinity Scarf in 3 Easy Steps

I vividly remember the first time that I ever saw an infinity scarf. I received one for free from Charlotte Russe since my purchase equaled more than $30, or something like that. I was with my mother-in-law, and when they handed the scarf to me with my receipt, she was convinced they'd actually…
Fashion
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Porsche continues facelift spree with 911 Turbo

If there's ever been automotive case for constant evolution, it is the Porsche 911. It seems like every time a new version of the rear-engined sports car debuts, Porsche is already hard at work on a facelifted version of it that changes some subtle, barely noticeable aspect. Such is the case with…
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John Boehner: Live and Unhinged

The Speaker of the House let rip at Vladimir Putin, Chris Christie and his Republican colleagues in Congress. It was Boehner as we’ve never seen him before.
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Why Electric Cars Are Selling in California: They're Free

Wahlman does the math behind how some Californians get free electric cars and free electricity to boot.
TheStreet.com
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Apple Pie Minus the Crust

This fruity, boozy, subtly spiced dessert will more than satisfy—no rolling pin required.
The Wall Street Journal
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London is most popular destination among US travelers

It seems US travelers would prefer a fish and chip-fueled trip to London over a macaron-scented Paris, after the British capital emerged the top international destination among US travelers in a newly released report. The latest ranking -- albeit only focusing on one market -- comes in the…
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Tim Cook Has Strong Words for NSA

The Apple CEO wishes the NSA were more transparent and believes some of its practices are "incorrect"
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India, US start discussions on diplomatic immunity

WASHINGTON (AP) — India's new envoy to the United States says he wants to raise the "morale" of the India-U.S. relationship as the two nations look to mending ties damaged by the row over American treatment of an Indian diplomat who was arrested and strip-searched in New York.
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Dow Correction? We're Not Even Close Yet

Investors are talking about how a correction is imminent, but you have to put the recent declines in the proper perspective.
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5 Must Have Apps For The iPhone

There are literally a million apps available in the App Store for iPhones. As of October, 2013, Apple was proud to announce they had grown from their initial offering of 800 apps in July of 2008, to a total of 1,000,000 (475,000 native to the iPad). Obviously, it will take quite a while to get...
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Photos: Condo at Tahoe property where 'Godfather's' Fredo died is Wall St. Journal's House of the Year (41 photos)

The Wall Street Journal named this condo its House of the Year for 2013. It's in a compound on Lake Tahoe, Calif., that served as Michael Corleone's base of Western mafia operations in "The Godfather: Part II," and it's where family traitor Fredo met his demise while saying a Hail Mary prayer to…
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Patti LaBelle Slams Today's Divas as "Little Heifers Who Can't Sing"

Patti LaBelle says she doesn't want to be called a diva anymore because the word is now used to describe "little heifers who can't sing"
Us Weekly
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Hospital told to take pregnant woman off support

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For two months, Erick Munoz has sat inside a North Texas hospital room next to his pregnant, brain-dead wife, with what would be their second child together growing inside her.
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Accused North Dakota 'white supremacist' makes plea bargain

A man charged with threatening residents of a small North Dakota town pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser offenses and agreed to testify against a white supremacist who had been working to establish an all-white enclave there, his attorney said. Kynan Dutton, 29, pleaded guilty to seven…
Reuters
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The stock market correction is finally here

Scott Nations of NationsShares weighs in on the market that finally looks ready to correct.
Breakout
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With a Winter Hat, Bangs in or Out? You Might Change Your Mind when You See These Two Shots of Jessica Alba

To tuck your bangs or not to tuck your bangs? For winter hats, that is the question.
Fashion
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Marijuana Tourists Face Cannabis Controls

Tourists and business travelers in Denver are not completely free.
TheStreet.com
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Hagerty 2014 Hot List Names Future Collectibles

Hagerty has published its 2014 Hot List, naming the 10 new-car models that are currently on sale that are likely to be collectible within the next 25 years.
J.D. Power and Associates
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Iran could 'reorder' Middle East: Malloch-Brown

Lifting oil sanctions against Iran could "reorder" the Middle East, says the former deputy secretary-general of the UN.
CNBC
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Tigers downplay interest in Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz is still looking for a home in free agency and the Tigers have surprised us with some late offseason additions before, so some have speculated that they could make sense as a possible match, but general manager Dave Dombrowski downplayed the possibility when asked by reporters at the…
NBC Sports
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Case of brain-dead pregnant Texas woman takes complicating turn

The case of the Texas woman who has been declared brain-dead, but who is being kept on life-support systems against her husband's wishes because she is pregnant, has become more complicated, with attorneys for the husband saying the fetus shows abnormalities. Hospital officials say a Texas law…
Christian Science Monitor
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High School Student Impersonates Every U.S. President. Elect This Kid. (10 photos)

Chaz Rorick of Rochester, NY, definitively proved to his teachers that he was paying attention in history class. The high school student was inspired to impersonate all 44 United States Presidents (even the ones that are usually skimmed over in textbooks) on Instagram after he spotted President…

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Is It Ever Wise to Make Early Withdrawals From Your 401(k)?

It is only natural to worry about the financial pressures brought on by our retirement years.
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Milky Way's Huge Black Hole to Gobble Gas Cloud Soon

A giant gas cloud is set to spiral into the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's core in the next few months, and scientists should get a great view of the dramatic celestial action. NASA's Swift satellite will have a front-row seat for the enormous gas cloud collision, and astronomers can…
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How to Layer Colors and Get This Dreamy Wedding Manicure (As Seen on Jennifer Lawrence at the SAG Awards)

I think the perfect wedding manicure strikes a delicate balance--much like a wedding dress, it should reflect the bride's personality and accentuate her natural beauty without taking on a life of its own/being too over-the-top.
Fashion
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The Republicans' new primary calendar is rigged

The Republican Party has over-learned the lessons of the outrageously damaging 2012 presidential nomination calendar, and today, it passed a raft of new rules designed to, as Zeke Miller writes, tighten control over the process.
The Week (RSS)
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3 Weight-Loss Facts You Always Get Wrong

In my decades of writing about weight loss and healthy eating, I’ve seen firsthand that just when you think you know everything about losing weight, new thinking in nutrition science turns out to prove you wrong.
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Winter Classic will not set attendance record, per report

It looks like the weather is going to keep the NHL from setting a world record for largest attendance at a hockey game. It seemed that the NHL was on its way to setting a world record for the largest attendance at a hockey game during the 2014 Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and…
SB Nation
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What to Expect From 2014 Mortgage Rates

With the calendar turning to a new year, The Motley Fool looks to 2014 mortgage rates and where they are likely to go.
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5 Unexpected Moments in Your Baby’s First Six Months(5 photos)

Just about every new parent knows to be on the lookout for those big, well-known milestone moments in their baby's first six months, but there are many less obvious moments that parents often overlook. These moments may not have pre-made pages in the baby books, but they're just as precious. Here…
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Photos: Mia Farrow's Son Buys New Home With New TV Gig

Ronan Farrow, seen in this Nov. 2013 inset, is buying a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan for $1.49 million. Mia Farrow reported last year that her son's father is the late crooner Frank Sinatra. The 26-year old lawyer/activist will live within walking distance of his new job at MSNBC.
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NASCAR's Rolex contingent endorses new qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There was plenty of buzz in the Daytona International Speedway garage Friday morning, and it wasn't limited to the huge turnout and high expectations for the Rolex 24 At Daytona or the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Even as the three-driver NASCAR Sprint Cup Series…
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Which Workout Burns the Most Calories? We Put Some Popular Classes to the Test

All of us here at Glamour.com are into fitness, but sometimes we wonder just how many calories we're really burning during the various workouts we try.
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What Would a Vamped-Up Kate Middleton Look Like? Donatella Versace Has Some Ideas

Last fall, rumour rumor had it that Kate Middleton's style was about to get quirkier.
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Video: iPhone 6 parts purportedly shown in new leak [updated]

Now that the larger iPhone is all but confirmed, it shouldn’t be long before we start seeing our first glimpses of the iPhone 6. Earlier this month C Technology posted what appeared to be the backside of the chassis for the iPhone 6, and now a video on YouTube from user ConceptsPhone claims to show…
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14 Fashion-Forward Color Schemes to Try in Your Home(15 photos)

Are your home's interiors looking a little drab? Shake things up with one of these unexpected -- but oh-so-chic -- color palettes . -By Brian Patrick Flynn for HGTV.com MORE FROM HGTV FAMILY OF SITES Who Else Wants to Win HGTV's Dream Home? 17 Delicious Soups to Eat All Winter Long …
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Al-Qaida leader opposes fighting Christians

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida's leader said Egypt's majority Muslims should not fight their Christian compatriots, and instead focus their efforts on opposing the military-backed authorities who ousted the Islamist president last summer.
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What Carnival Is Doing to Attract More Cruisers and Why It Won't Work

Carnival is doing its best to attract more travelers, but this initiative isn’t likely to have much of an impact. Here’s why.
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WWE Royal Rumble 2014: Why you should care

Here's everything you need to know (more or less) about Sunday's Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View. If you watch pro wrestling, you already know that it's the most important time of the year, the best possible time to be a wrestling fan. Because on Sunday, the WWE will air the 2014 Royal Rumble on…
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Trent Reznor on Why Beats Is Worth Your Money and NIN's Next Plans

In addition to screaming his lungs out as frontman for Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor has a corporate job – he's chief creative officer for Beats Music, the new streaming-music service that launc[...]
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Derby family fire deaths 'could not have been prevented'

The family was known to authorities for their "unorthodox" living arrangements but there was no cause for intervention and no way of knowing what the parents were planning, the report said. Mick and Mairead Philpott were jailed in April last year, along with their friend Paul Mosley, after being…
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Lingonberries could prevent obesity and diabetes: study

Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels, Swedish scientists said Thursday of a new study. In the study, which was conducted by researchers at Lund University using mice with a tendency to store fat as a…
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Heading into UFC on Fox 10, Benson Henderson Says He Made “Mistake” in Loss to Anthony Pettis

Benson Henderson will enter the Octagon without the lightweight title around his waist for the first time in nearly two years at Saturday's UFC on Fox 10. His loss to now-champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 164 made sure of that. Succumbing to Pettis' armbar that summer night was a mistake the Royce…
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Why Only Fools Will Applaud General Motors Company's Recent Decision

Many analysts and media folk watching the auto industry are scratching their heads at General Motors' decision to end monthly sales calls. But we at The Motley Fool understand the long-term approach.
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'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series' Season 1 (4 photos)

Based on the thrill-ride film, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko, who are wanted by the FBI after a bank heist left several people dead. Seth and Richie escape to…
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Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Show Off Their 'Crazy' Wedding Cake

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are getting married in their dream wedding on Sunday, but unfortunately, their dogs won't be able to be a part of the ceremony.
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Former Florida State QB Coker visits Alabama

Former Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker was in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday as he considers transferring to Alabama. Coker, who is from Mobile, Ala., backed up Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston this past season. Shortly after Florida State won the national title, the school released him…
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Huckabee 'libido' speech: Did he call tea party Nazis, too?

And that’s not all – some tea party Republicans aren’t too pleased with what Mr. Huckabee said about them, too. On the left it’s all about “libido." As we noted Thursday, Huckabee at one point said the GOP should fight harder for women’s votes. The party shouldn’t just sit back and take…
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Victim critical after Camden bar shooting

A man is in critical condition after a shooting inside a bar in Camden, New Jersey.
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Rick Cosnett & Danielle Panabaker To Co-Star In CW Pilot ‘The Flash’

EXCLUSIVE: The Vampire Diaries‘ Rick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker (Shark) are set to co-star opposite Grant Gustin and Jesse L. Martin in the CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. The project, from Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions, is an origin story about Barry Allen aka The Flash…
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Watch the Cast of 'Modern Family' Prank Sofia Vergara

There's no question about it - Sofia Vergara is gorgeous. And now we all know she doesn't ever miss a chance to get her beauty sleep. A couple days ago, Vergara's "Modern Family" co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson posted a picture of the Columbian actress napping with a napkin over her face. She is…
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California Couple Gets Bear of a Surprise

New surveillance video shows exactly what happens when someone gets up close and personal with a bear, and doesn’t even realize it. Bob and Irene McKeown, of Scotland, were leaving the Pasadena, Calif., home of their relatives Tuesday morning when they got the surprise of...
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Goodbye, Gym: 5 Exercises to Do At Home

With the cold weather plaguing many different cities across the nation, exercising outside has become out of the question.
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Ferrari, 'fed up' being second, unveil 2014 Formula One car

Former world champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen on Saturday helped unveil Ferrari's new F14-T car that the Italian team hopes to power to Formula One glory this year. Ferrari's 2014 model, unveiled at the Scuderia's Maranello headquarters, features a number of modifications to fall in…
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Ukraine president offers PM post to opposition

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's embattled president on Saturday offered to make a top opposition leader the prime minister, but it was unclear if the overture would mollify the radical faction of protesters who have clashed with police for much of the last week.
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China warns foreign planes entering defense zone

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions with its neighbors, especially Japan.
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Greg Oden wasn't sure he'd ever return to NBA

Greg Oden is back on the court with the Heat and hopes to contribute to a championship run.
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Drab to Fab: 10 Fantastic Furniture Makeovers (12 photos)

Whether they involve repainting, resizing, or retrofitting, furniture makeovers are very popular in the DIY world. While original finishes and old-world style certainly have merit, there's a special thrill in giving new life and purpose to tired, old pieces. Design bloggers and style seekers alike,…
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Five Biggest Workout Myths

Can you walk your way to a slimmer frame? Think again. Celebrity trainer Michelle Bridges busts five major fitness myths.
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Spieth steals the show at Torrey Pines

The crowd was by far the largest at Torrey Pines, with eight-time champion Tiger Woods in the middle of the action. In his group was Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old Texan who is full of talent, not bluster. Spieth had a 9-under 63, giving him a one-shot lead over Stewart Cink going into the…
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Jay Leno on Leaving ‘Tonight Show’ Gig: ‘It’s Not My Decision’

Jay Leno is handing over "The Tonight Show" torch to Jimmy Fallon on February 17th, something he has come to terms with but is acknowledging for the first time that it was not his decision to exit. The 63-year-old is … Continue reading →
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Valentine's Day election test for Nigeria's ruling party

Nigeria's ruling party, never out of power since the nation returned to civilian rule, faces a Valentine's Day test of voters' affections next year, after a date was set for elections. Voters in Africa's most populous nation will go to the polls on February 14, 2015 to choose a new president and…
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Dana White on Chris Weidman: “How is He Not No. 1 Pound-for-Pound if He Beats Vitor Belfort?”

It’s no secret that UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s next title defense will be against Vitor Belfort. It’s also no secret that UFC officials plan for the bout to be in Las Vegas in late spring or mid-summer. UFC president Dana White, in a scrum with reporters on Thursday, reiterated…
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Two Childbirth-Related Deaths at Mass. Hospital Spark State Investigation

The Two Women Died Within Weeks of One Another
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ABC News: This Computer Didn't Have Internet (But It Was All the Rage) (12 photos)

This Computer Didn't Have Internet (But It Was All the Rage)
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Drops Nearly 2 Million Viewers From Premiere

Last week’s depressed ratings for the season premiere of “Duck Dynasty” might not have been a fluke.
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Apple's Tim Cook: 'There is no backdoor. The government doesn't have access to our servers'

Apple isn't colluding with the NSA to hand over user data and CEO Tim Cook wants you to know that. In fact, Cook feels so strongly about this issue of security that he's gone on record saying the government would need "to cart [Apple's employees] out in a box" to get access to its servers. That…
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Klinsmann makes cuts to USMNT roster for January camp, Korea friendly

Klinsi culls his squad, but youngster Yedlin and Gil both stay on after impressing:
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Chuck Schumer’s Plan to Deprogram the Tea Party

Is the Tea Party really a cult, whose benighted members are manipulated by smooth-talking pitchmen into acting, and voting, against their own best interests? In a speech delivered at the left-leaning Center for American Progress on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer described the movement in similar…
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Ferrari's New Car Features a Red-and-Black Design

Ferrari unveils its new F14 T car online, featuring a thin nose curving down to the front wing
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Watch a slimmed-down Pablo Sandoval make a fantastic play in Venezuelan Winter League

Pablo Sandoval's winter transformation has had a lot of San Francisco Giants fans talking. The Panda has been working hard in his native Venezuela as he heads into a contract season, and one report has him down in weight as … Continue reading →
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Will Agent Carter Be More Marvelous Than Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD?

Disney recently announced the development of a new series, Agent Carter, as the next Marvel TV spin-off following the release of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD last fall. Will it fare better or worse than its ...
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Afghan-US deal falters as Karzai demands Taliban talks

President Hamid Karzai on Saturday signalled that a deal to allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan was close to collapse as the NATO combat mission withdraws after a decade of fighting the Taliban. Late last year, Karzai made a surprise decision not to promptly sign the bilateral security…
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Five players the Redskins could have had in the 2008 draft

The Redskins had a chance to transform the franchise with three second-round picks in the 2008 draft. Instead, the team was set back. Here are five players they could have had.
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Hottest Olympians to watch in Sochi (23 photos)

We clued you in on the sweethearts of Sochi and introduced you to the sweetest Americans heading to Russia. Now we bring you the most crushable athletes from around the world who are sure to melt the ice this February.
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Kim: Khloe Wasn't Trying To Get Pregnant

While many tuning in to Keeping Up With the Kardashians over the years may have thought Khloe Kardashian and her now estranged husband Lamar Odom were trying to have a baby, her sister Kim says that was not the case. "For so long, everyone in our family was feeling really sad for Khloe [and]…
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Danica “bulks up” for new GoDaddy Super Bowl ad (VIDEO)

Website hosting company GoDaddy may be going in a new direction with their advertisements, but one of their mainstays, Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick, still has a major presence in their marketing. Case in point: The company’s new ad for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII, in which a horde of male…
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Quote of the Day: Phil Hughes is adjusting to leaving New York behind

This quote is actually from Thursday night, but it’s too good to ignore. Phil Hughes, who signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Twins in December, was in town for the team’s annual awards banquet at Target Field and was asked for his thoughts on leaving New York behind. Per Pat Borzi…
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Yahoo apologizes to Google for Gmail outage tweet

Yahoo apologized Friday to Google for what it called "a tweet that reflected bad judgment" about its rival's email service outage.
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‘Hunger Games’ Star Josh Hutcherson Exits ICM Partners (Exclusive)

“The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson has parted ways with ICM Partners and his longtime agent Carter Cohn, TheWrap has learned.
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Florida school fires coach for participating in her team’s girls’ soccer games

Well, it sounds like the "Ladybugs" franchise just wrote itself another gem. It can't be much worse than "She's the Man." Or can it? Two high school girls' soccer coaches are out of a job after head coach Narce Hinojos allowed assistant Juany Gonzalez to participate in the regular-season finales…
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Barcelona reveal Neymar deal, deny lies

Barcelona's new boss declared Friday the club had "never lied" as he revealed for the first time financial details of a disputed 57.1-million-euro ($78 million) signing of Brazilian star Neymar, a deal that helped to topple his predecessor. "We never lied," 50-year-old club president, Josep Maria…
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The Yankees and Stephen Drew? Not so fast

Yesterday Jon Heyman reported that the Yankees are considering going after Stephen Drew. Ken Rosenthal hears differently: Drew would fit well with #Yankees, but sources say team essentially has reached spending limit. That could change, but more likely move… — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January…
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US marijuana policy edges toward acceptance

Uncle Sam isn’t ready to light up just yet, but the Obama administration and at least some Republican governors seem to be edging toward a more accepting attitude toward marijuana use. Or at least they’re falling in line with that majority of Americans – 58 percent, according to Gallup – who favor…
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Melissa Gilbert Says She Wants to Punch Shannen Doherty "in the Nose"

Melissa Gilbert revealed during an appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live that she dated Tom Cruise before he became famous, and wants to punch former Little House on the Prairie costar Shannen Doherty in the nose -- find out more revelations
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NFL Draft: Three Trades that Could Ruin the Tennessee Titans' Draft

COMMENTARY | The Tennessee Titans are heading into a crucial point in the Ken Whisenhunt regime: the first draft. The Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars swap picks and Houston picks up a third round pick from the Jags. Jacksonville moves up to finally get their franchise QB, Teddy…
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Charlie Sheen Gets Busted

Charlie Sheen had a party last night that was intended to be a small get together, but being Charlie, it got out of hand pretty quickly. The party went from four people to an all around rager which resulted in the cops being called on the Anger Management actor by his neighbors! All's good in the…
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How To See All The Companies That Are Tracking You On Facebook — And Block Them

If you're using Facebook, you're giving the company a ton of information about yourself which it is selling to advertisers in one form or another.
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