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Report: 4 busted on suspicion of giving Hoffman heroin – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFour people have been arrested in Manhattan and are being questioned in connection to potentially selling drugs to late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, CBS News and the New York Daily News are reporting. Police raided a Chinatown apartment at about 7 …Four Arrested in Connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Apparent Drug …People MagazineFour People […]

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Detroit 4, Washington 3 (SO): Red Wings pepper Capitals, but need seven shoot … – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressWhat a way to finish your 3,000th home game in front of a wildly cheering crowd. The Red Wings, who played their first home game in the 1926-27 season at Windsor Arena while Olympia Stadium was being finished, rose to the occasion against the …Red Wings 4, Capitals 3: Neuvirth’s heroics, Ovechkin’s late […]

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Controversial monk at vanguard of Thai street protests – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostA saffron-robed monk takes to the stage in the Thai capital and urges cheering protesters to fight a “black-hearted” government — testing a taboo in the devout kingdom about clerics getting involved in politics. Luang Pu Buddha Issara joins Suthep …Thailand’s rice subsidy scheme comes under scrutinyChannel News AsiaThailand to deploy 10000 policemen for […]

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Iconic folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAmerican folk singing legend and activist Pete Seeger performs in a concert in then East Berlin, East Germany, in 1967. Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who performed for migrant workers and presidents, died on Monday.American folk music pioneer Pete Seeger dies at 94ReutersPete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at Age 94People […]

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EU Warns Against Ukraine Violence as Talks Fail to Ease Tensions – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaLONDON — Ukrainian opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told their supporters on the streets to prepare for a police offensive.Protesters Fight for Ukraine’s Future in StreetsNBCNews.comUkraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashesThe News […]

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Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff would translate to the major leagues. On Wednesday, before Tanaka has thrown …Angels eye Matt Garza, but Masahiro Tanaka deal could drive up priceLos Angeles […]

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Two feared dead as police clash with protesters in Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – New clashes broke out on Wednesday between Ukrainian police and protesters demanding the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich and two demonstrator were reported to have been killed. Protesters shouted “Murderers!” and “Glory …Ukraine police storm Kiev protest barricadesBBC NewsUkraine Police Move Against Protesters as Street Violence EruptsBusinessweekUkraine PM Warns of Use of […]

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New evidence on Syrian regime’s ‘atrocities’ comes to light – The Hindu

The HinduA cache of photographic evidence, which if independently authenticated, will establish grave human rights violations amounting to “crimes against humanity” by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime has come to light. Coming as it does on the eve of the Syria peace …Syrian defector’s photographs may prove torture by the Assad regimeeuronewsSyria accused of torture and […]

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NHL roundup: Blackhawks cool off Ducks with 4-2 victory – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldChicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-2. 1. Friday, January …NHL: Chicago Blackhawks halt Anaheim Ducks’ winning streak at eightSkySportsNHL results and news, Jan. 17San […]

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Egyptian Voters Support New Constitution – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaEgyptian officials say initial results indicate voters have overwhelmingly approved a referendum on a new constitution. The outcome is seen as nudging army chief General Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi closer to a bid for the presidency. Officials and state media said …Egyptians back constitution, opening way to Sisi presidential runReutersEgypt said to approve new […]

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Bangkok residents warned to stockpile food as Thai crisis continues – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: More than 20,000 security forces will be deployed across the Thai capital on Monday as anti-government protesters implement “operation shutdown” aimed at toppling the elected government of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. As the United …Tourists in Bangkok are warned as Thai protest violence intensifiesThe AustralianSeven injured in Thai protest shootingOman Daily ObserverSeven […]

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Almost 500 reported killed in Syria – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes among different rebel factions in northern Syria have killed nearly 500 people and may determine the future of al-Qaeda-linked regiments fighting in the country. The al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and a-Sham (ISIS) has …Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists sayLos Angeles TimesAl Qaeda group fights back […]

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Indian Diplomat Leaves US After Indictment in Maid Case – TIME

TIMEIndian diplomat Devyani Khobragade left the United States after being indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury on counts of visa fraud and making false statements. After weeks of escalating tensions between India and the U.S. over Khobragade’s Dec.Indian diplomat indicted in United States on her way homeCNNIndian reaction to diplomat’s arrest: Mix of […]

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First Thoughts: Two differing views on Gates’ memoir – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comHow you view Gates’ memoir might depend on your point of view … Tell-alls can shape a legacy, and legacy-watching/lame-duck status is something the White House wants to avoid … Don’t overlook the 2016 impact – with Biden, it’s personal, and for Clinton …WH grants photo access to Obama-Biden lunchUSA TODAYMcCain: Gates Criticism of Obama […]

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Former pro soccer player makes his ‘Bachelor’ debut – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhile former contestant Jesse Palmer was taking part in ESPN2’s “BCS Title Talk” program, ABC’s reality-show dynamo The Bachelor returned for its 18th season Monday night with another former athlete in the title role. Venezuelan ex-soccer player Juan …‘The Bachelor’ premiere highest in 3 years: Juan Pablo boost?Entertainment WeeklyThe Bachelor Watch: Hola, Juan PabloTIMEJuan […]

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Nvidia Launches a Triple Threat – PC Magazine

PC MagazineLAS VEGAS–Nvidia has stirred things up in Las Vegas before the International CES has even officially begun with a new announcement that encompasses everything from gaming to cars. Not content to lead the PC graphics space, Nvidia announced three …Tegra K1 will be a tough sell for NvidiaZDNetNvidia claims new Tegra K1 mobile chip […]

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Padres Radio Voice, Hall Of Famer Jerry Coleman Dies – All Access Music Group

All Access Music GroupJERRY COLEMAN, the former NEW YORK YANKEES second baseman who later became the longtime Hall of Fame radio broadcaster (and, briefly, manager) of the SAN DIEGO PADRES, died SUNDAY (1/5) at 89, the PADRES announced. COLEMAN, who …Legendary broadcaster Jerry Coleman diesSan Francisco ChronicleColeman proved to be a humble American heroMLB.comPASSINGS: Jerry […]

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Nvidia unveils Tegra K1 graphics chip – CNET

CNETNvidia hopes its chips are so advanced you’ll think extraterrestrial life was behind them. The company on Sunday unveiled the latest in its line of “impossibly advanced” mobile chips, the 192-core Tegra K1. Earlier in the day, the chipmaker confirmed that it …UNREAL, dude: Nvidia uncloaks Tegra K1 graphics monster for your mobile …RegisterCES 2014: […]

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Alex Smith’s stellar performance made the wrong kind of history – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for four touchdowns, no interceptions and more than 350 yards in Saturday’s 45-44 wild-card loss to the Indianapolis Colts. It was a historic performance for all the wrong reasons. Alex Smith is the first QB in …Colts show mettle, maturity in victoryABC NewsThe Chiefs’ playoff curse is […]

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Phil Everly, voice of a generation, dies aged 74 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPhil Everly, who with his brother Don formed the duo that influenced generations of rock ‘n’ roll singers, including the Beatles and Bob Dylan, had died at the age of 74. The singer, who was a lifelong smoker, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a …Pioneering rock ‘n’ roller Phil Everly diesUSA TODAYPhil Everly, […]

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Will stranded ship affect Antarctica cruise tourism? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCruise lines that carry tourists to Antarctica say that the research ship stranded in ice since Christmas Eve did not indicate any increased risk for Antarctic tourism. All 52 passengers on the Russian-flagged research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy were …After Antarctic Drama, Chinese Rescue Ship Is Threatened by IceNew York TimesAntarctica Rescue Boat Now Trapped […]

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Iraq Fights to Recapture Towns From Al-Qaeda as Violence Spirals – Businessweek

BusinessweekA police vehicle burns during a clash between Iraqi tribesmen and Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, Iraq on Jan. 2, 2014. Source: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. Iraqi forces backed by aircraft and Sunni tribal militias have launched assaults to expel …Al-Qaeda launches attacks in western IraqUSA TODAYAl-Qaeda militants make gains in Iraq city: policeThe […]

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Before the CBJ Puck Drops: Phoenix – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comGAME 40. PHOENIX COYOTES. 20-10-9. (4-2-4 in last 10 games). _____. CURRENT NHL RANKINGS. GOALS FOR. COLORADO RANK: 6. COLORADO GOALS/GAME: 2.97. COLUMBUS RANK: 13. COLUMBUS GOALS/GAME: 2.68. GOALS AGAINST.Nathan Horton healty, will make Blue Jackets debut Thursday nightCBSSports.comBlue Jackets activate Nathan Horton, Sergei BobrovskyDetroit Free PressColumbus Blue Jackets regain Nathan Horton, Sergei Bobrovsky and […]