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Obama strikes back at Death Star plea

January 12, 2013
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Obama strikes back at Death Star plea

Imperial stormtroopers from the movie Star Wars take up positions at the Panasonic booth the Blu-ray release of …Build this Death Star, we will not. That’s the message from the White House in an official response to a petition urging President Barack Obama to build the moon-sized planet-killing space station from Star Wars.
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Tech world saddened by death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz

January 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead.
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Gadgets that made a splash at CES

January 12, 2013
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An estimated 150,000 attendees flocked to Las Vegas for the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. And over the course of the week, they traversed nearly 2 million square feet and more than 3,000 exhibition booths– all at the Las Vegas Convention Center and at several nearby hotels.
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3 hurt in blast that levels North Texas house

January 12, 2013
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LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) — An explosion Friday in a North Texas neighborhood leveled a home that is part of a nonprofit group‘s affordable housing program, injuring three men and scattering debris.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Attention turns to financial earnings

January 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – After over a month of watching Capitol Hill and Pennsylvania Avenue, Wall Street can get back to what it knows best: Wall Street.
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Wall Street ends flat as rally slows, earnings eyed

January 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks ended little changed on Friday as investors took a step back from buying ahead of next week’s busy corporate earnings calendar.
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Where the blind see, deaf hear, mute can be heard

January 12, 2013
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By Virginia Heffernan We often think of technology as something that makes us more than human. Marshall McLuhan, the freaky philosopher of television and other 20th-century developments, called media the “extensions of man.” The suggestion is that tech accelerates our pace, furthers our reach, amplifies our voice.
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U.S. speeding up Afghan withdrawal plan

January 12, 2013
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U.S. speeding up Afghan withdrawal plan

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrive for a joint news conference in the East Room of …President Barack Obama and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan agreed after talks at the White House on Friday to slightly speed up the process that calls for American and other NATO forces to leave that war-torn...
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