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The Electoral Map - Presidential Race Ratings and Swing States - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com

The Electoral Map - Presidential Race Ratings and Swing States - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com | My Interests | Scoop.it
A look at the battleground states in the 2012 presidential race.
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China says only it has right to monitor air pollution

China says only it has right to monitor air pollution | My Interests | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official demanded on Tuesday that foreign embassies stop issuing air pollution readings, saying it was against the law and diplomatic conventions, in pointed criticism...
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Germany Is Open to Pooling Debt, With Conditions

Germany Is Open to Pooling Debt, With Conditions | My Interests | Scoop.it
Pressed by a banking crisis and turmoil in the markets, Germany has indicated that it is prepared to accept a grand bargain that would provide greater support for its most indebted euro zone partners in exchange for more centralized control over...
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Big powers jockey in the Pacific

Big powers jockey in the Pacific | My Interests | Scoop.it
The US and China are trying to develop forces to counter each other in the Asia-Paficic region, the BBC's Jonathan Marcus says.
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Nigeria's President Jonathan 'must act over fuel scam'

Nigeria's President Jonathan 'must act over fuel scam' | My Interests | Scoop.it
Pressure is growing on President Goodluck Jonathan to take decisive action over a report revealing millions of dollars have been scammed out of Nigeria's fuel subsidy. The BBC's Nigeria correspondent Will Ross reports.
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Iran talks to extend to extra day

Iran talks to extend to extra day | My Interests | Scoop.it
Talks in Baghdad concerning Iran's controversial nuclear programme will go into a second day after diplomats fail to reach agreement.
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Foreign aid bill being considered by Senate - David Rogers

Foreign aid bill being considered by Senate - David Rogers | My Interests | Scoop.it
A $52.1 billion State Department and foreign aid budget began moving through the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, carrying with it new conditions on assistance to Pakistan and making deep cuts from post-war police training funds for Iraq.
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Greeks embrace some new myths about life with the euro

Greeks embrace some new myths about life with the euro | My Interests | Scoop.it
ATHENS (Reuters) - In a land of ancient myths, modern Greeks have created some of their own about their near-bankrupt country's future as an integral part of a Europe that will never kick them out.Solemn...
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Daily Active Users Worldwide (in millions) - Facebook's IPO filing tracks growth, features (charts)

Daily Active Users Worldwide (in millions) - Facebook's IPO filing tracks growth, features (charts) | My Interests | Scoop.it
View images and photos in CNET's Facebook's IPO filing tracks growth, features (charts) - In this chart, we see worldwide daily active users (in millions) between March 31, 2009, and December 31, 2011...
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Fights brewing over massive coal-export plans for the Northwest

Fights brewing over massive coal-export plans for the Northwest | My Interests | Scoop.it
The Northwest is poised to become the country's leading coal-exporting region, but critics worry about one of the biggest impacts: increased greenhouse-gas emissions from burning U.S. coal in China.
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Public 'back wind farm subsidies'

Public 'back wind farm subsidies' | My Interests | Scoop.it
More Britons than not regard subsidies for wind power as a good deal, an opinion poll suggests on the eve of a major clean energy conference.
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'Hard days ahead' in Afghanistan

'Hard days ahead' in Afghanistan | My Interests | Scoop.it
President Obama tells a Nato summit there are "hard days ahead" in Afghanistan as the alliance prepares to withdraw troops at the end of 2014.
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Timeline: The unfolding eurozone crisis

Timeline: The unfolding eurozone crisis | My Interests | Scoop.it
A timeline of the debt crisis of the eurozone, from the creation of the currency in 1999 to the current Greek woes.
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Health Care Ruling and Obama’s Place in History

Health Care Ruling and Obama’s Place in History | My Interests | Scoop.it
With the central pillar of his agenda left intact, President Obama may yet join the ranks of presidents who fundamentally altered the course of the country.
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Unchanged tax, health policies to explode U.S. debt: CBO

Unchanged tax, health policies to explode U.S. debt: CBO | My Interests | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.public debt would balloon to twice the size of the nation's economy in 25 years if current tax and spending policies are extended, Congress' budget referee said on Tuesday,...
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Europe mulls major step towards fiscal union

Europe mulls major step towards fiscal union | My Interests | Scoop.it
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - When Jean-Claude Trichet called last June for the creation of a European finance ministry with power over national budgets, the idea seemed fanciful, a distant dream that would...
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Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream?

Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream? | My Interests | Scoop.it
Vacuum trains promise to speed between Europe and the US faster than a plane. But will they ever make it off the drawing board?
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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Massive cyber-attack discovered | My Interests | Scoop.it
A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.
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Bristol Palin's gay marriage rant: Obama girls watch too much 'Glee'

Bristol Palin's gay marriage rant: Obama girls watch too much 'Glee' | My Interests | Scoop.it
Bristol Palin thinks it’s laughable that President Barack Obama’s children influenced his decision to support same-sex marriage.
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Hollande set for EU summit showdown with Merkel

Hollande set for EU summit showdown with Merkel | My Interests | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders will explore ways of breathing life into their stricken economies at a summit on Wednesday, but the issue of euro-zone bonds and whether they can help alleviate two...
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New era of space flight - SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches Dragon to orbit (photos)

New era of space flight - SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches Dragon to orbit (photos) | My Interests | Scoop.it
View images and photos in CNET's SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches Dragon to orbit (photos) - A new era of space flight roared to life today at 3:44:38 a.m.
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China's Wanda to buy U.S. cinema chain AMC for $2.6 billion

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group agreed to buy AMC Entertainment for $2.6 billion, including debt, making it the biggest theater operator in the United States.The...
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Pakistan restores Twitter access

Pakistan restores Twitter access | My Interests | Scoop.it
Pakistani authorities restore access to the social media website Twitter after a brief ban for what officials called "offensive" content".
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Greens' concern for energy bill

Greens' concern for energy bill | My Interests | Scoop.it
Environmentalists fear the UK government's draft energy bill to be published on Tuesday will end in a new "dash for gas".
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What really caused the eurozone crisis?

What really caused the eurozone crisis? | My Interests | Scoop.it
As eurozone governments hammer out new rules to limit their borrowing, are they missing the point of the crisis?
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