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Tuesday, December 6,2011

Senate GOP blocks Obama’s pick for D.C. appeals court

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Republicans blocked a vote on President Barack Obama’s pick for a seat on the critical federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday, dealing the White House a setback as it continues to struggle to fill judicial vacancies across the nation.
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Tuesday, December 6,2011

NASA announces discovery of ‘earth-sized’ planet

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Our world felt a little less special on Monday, as NASA’s Kepler mission announced the discovery of an “earth-sized” planet orbiting a “sun-like” star. Yes, another one.
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Monday, December 5,2011

Facebook acquires location-based service Gowalla’s talent, but not the app

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Facebook announced Monday that it has hired the team behind the location-sharing service Gowalla, but will not acquire nor integrate the current service offered by the Austin, Texas-based company.
Monday, December 5,2011

Cain suspends campaign, effectively dropping out of competition

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Herman Cain’s unlikely and ill-fated presidential campaign proved that one rule is immutable even in this rambunctious campaign year: Political outsiders may be an attractive alternative to career politicians, but all the fresh approaches and folksy charm in the world can’t make up for inexperience and untenable baggage.
Monday, December 5,2011

Iran claims it shot down U.S. drone

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Iran’s military shot down an unmanned American drone over its eastern territory, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Sunday.
Monday, December 5,2011

Republicans split on payroll-tax break

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
When President Barack Obama called for extending the payroll-tax cut for workers during a joint address to Congress three months ago, only a few Republicans stood to applaud.
Friday, December 2,2011

Herman Cain says wife was unaware of payments to Ginger White

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Herman Cain said in an interview with New Hampshire’s largest newspaper Thursday that his wife did not know about the financial assistance he says he had offered to Ginger White, the Atlanta woman who has said she and the Republican presidential hopeful had engaged in a 13-year affair.
Friday, December 2,2011

New Grammy rules set off more grumbling

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Grousing about the Grammy nominations is a time-honored practice in the music industry, but those who felt overlooked, snubbed or robbed this year had new ammunition to bolster their complaints: a change in the rules that eliminated 31 award categories, assuring far fewer nominees than in recent years.
Friday, December 2,2011

U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.6 percent in November

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
U.S. employers, continuing a pattern of modest hiring, added 120,000 new jobs in November, the Labor Department said Friday.
Friday, December 2,2011

Rash of ‘Twilight’-induced seizures prompts warning

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Shaking, sweating and swooning are par for the course among the passionate young fans of the “Twilight” series. But reports that a scene in “Breaking Dawn” has been sparking seizures in theaters nationwide has epilepsy experts on the alert and parents thinking twice about letting their kids see the movie.
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