Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Plan for NHS hospitals abroad - WalesOnline :: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/2012/08/21/morning-news-headlines-for-august-21-2012-100252-31665538/

Facebook director dumps stake - gulfnews.com :: http://gulfnews.com/business/technology/facebook-director-dumps-stake-1.1064096

Greece Readies More Cuts :: Details of Greece's €11.5 billion austerity plan are emerging as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras moves to demonstrate his government is serious about cost-cutting.

Earthlings Look for Signs in Photos of Mars :: For millennia, human beings have looked to the heavens with questions. Now with the rover on Mars, some believe they are closer than ever to solving the mystery of what has been seen in the skies.

Apple Now Biggest-Ever U.S. Company :: Apple surpassed Microsoft as the largest U.S. company ever, measured by stock-market value.

Crucial Senate Race in Uproar :: Republicans urged Akin to quit the key Missouri Senate race after he said women's bodies can avert pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."

Delayed Development: Blame the 20-Something Brain :: Recent research into how the brain develops suggests that people are better equipped to make major life decisions in their late 20s than earlier in the decade.

Obama warns Assad U.S. could act :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pJXYJKCm8rM/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120821

Best of the Web Today: Randier Than Thou :: The left's weirdest attack on Paul Ryan.

Rosie O'Donnell: 'I had a heart attack' - Ninemsn :: http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid%3D1036713%26showcomments%3Dtrue

Gender Barrier Falls at Augusta :: The famous golf club that has long faced criticism because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets.

Are Airport Security Lines Full of Germs? :: An infectious-disease specialist on the chance of picking up germs while going through security.

The $6,400 Myth :: Breaking down a false Obama Medicare claim.

Todd Akin's Sinking Ship :: The Missouri Republican tries to lose a Senate seat.

Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real :: As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.

Groupon Investors Give Up :: Some of Groupon's early backers, including Marc Andreessen, are heading for the exits, joining investors who have lost faith in companies that had been expected to drive a new Internet boom.

Aetna to Buy Coventry :: Aetna has struck a deal to buy Coventry Health Care for $5.7 billion in cash and stock, a move that will make Aetna one of the largest providers of government-financed health care.

Teen Sexually Assaulted, Faced Jail Time for Speaking Out :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�8e1274c9710af43b1528c197f4e0b6

James Webb: The South China Sea's Gathering Storm :: All of East Asia is waiting to see how the U.S. will respond to China's aggression.

Princeton Review's Top 20 Party, Sober Schools :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�7810b3401c88526b3bbe250431a442

J.P. Morgan Picks 'Whale' Probe Leader :: J.P. Morgan tapped former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond to head the board investigation of the "London Whale" trading fiasco and James Dimon's role in the trading blunder.

Toby Young: After the Olympics, BoJo Has Britain's Mojo :: Waking up next to Elvis on Mars? London's mayor said that's more likely than his vying for the Tory leadership.

The Zombie Red Sox Trudge On :: There is a month of meaningful baseball to be played, but barring a miraculous revival, none of it will involve Boston.

Hopes for Chestnut Revival Growing :: Scientists are on the brink of engineering a blight-resistant American chestnut tree, renewing hope for a comeback of the long-celebrated species.

Arsenal Opens to Familiar Script :: Arsenal opened its Premier League campaign with a familiar script: lots of possession and neat passing, but not enough cutting edge in the final third.

Harvey Silverglate: Gibson Is Off the Feds' Hook. Who's Next? :: The guitar company settlement reveals a disturbing effort by federal prosecutors to silence their corporate targets.

The Panic Over Fukushima :: Japan's nuclear accident was a great human tragedy, but its long-term health effects have been exaggerated—and the virtues of nuclear power remain, writes Richard Muller.

To Battle Iguanas, Puerto Rico Will Put Them on Menu :: Iguanas have proliferated in Puerto Rico, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes. Authorities have a new solution: eat them—or at least export them to other countries that find the reptiles appetizing.

Eid al-Fitr Around the World :: Muslims around the world marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday with Eid al-Fitr.


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