Nike's LeBron Sneakers to Test $300 Limit :: Nike is kicking up the prices of its sneakers, counting on the cachet of its trendy footwear to keep customers coming even as many shoppers scrounge for discounts.
Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pJXYJKCm8rM/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120821
Falling Net Hits Best Buy Turnaround :: Best Buy may be running out of time to turn around its troubled electronics business after posting a 91% plunge in profit and suspending its annual earnings forecast amid new uncertainty.
Porn film production on hold after Los Angeles syphilis case - Chicago Tribune :: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-usa-porn-moratoriumbre87k12q-20120821,0,5160010.story
Crucial Senate Race in Uproar :: Republicans urged Rep. Todd Akin to quit the key Missouri Senate race after he said women's bodies can avert pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."
Russia not alone in Pussy Riot-style justice - New Zealand Herald :: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D2%26objectid%3D10828493
The genius of Tony Scott - New Zealand Herald :: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D466%26objectid%3D10828618
Fred Barnes: How Ryan Recasts the Race :: With his big ideas, the GOP's vice presidential candidate makes the incumbent president seem smaller.
Everton stun United in league opener - Oman Daily Observer :: http://main.omanobserver.om/node/106993
Buffett's Move Raises Red Flag :: The Berkshire Hathaway chairman recently terminated credit-default swaps insuring $8.25 billion of municipal debt, a sign some investors say may indicate he has doubts about the state of municipal finances.
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.
Facing Lifesaving Heart Surgery, Twice :: The first generation of patients to have historic, lifesaving heart surgery as newborns or children is presenting doctors with a puzzle: What some thought were cures are breaking down.
Dutch House Prices Tumble :: The slump in the Dutch housing market deepened in July as prices posted the steepest drop on record, highlighting the challenges facing the Netherlands ahead of next month's general elections.
Apple Now Biggest-Ever U.S. Company :: Apple surpassed Microsoft as the largest U.S. company ever, measured by stock-market value.
PC Makers' Hopes for Windows 8 Ebb :: Hopes are fading that Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system will help personal-computer makers boost sales and regain ground on Apple.
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.
Obesity May Hasten Cognitive Decline :: People who are obese in middle age and who have high blood pressure and other metabolic risk factors have a speedier cognitive decline as they get older, according to a large study.
Swiss Bankers Fume Over Privacy :: Swiss banks have provided U.S. officials with the names of thousands of their employees, a handover that has morphed into a controversy over their employees' personal privacy.
Teen Sexually Assaulted, Faced Jail Time for Speaking Out :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�8e1274c9710af43b1528c197f4e0b6
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.
Princeton Review's Top 20 Party, Sober Schools :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�7810b3401c88526b3bbe250431a442
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.
McGurn: Social Justice and Ryan the Heretic :: Church liberals launch an odd line of attack against a free-market champion.
The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.
Discreet Luxury House :: This newly built five-bedroom, seven-story house in central London includes a swimming pool with dance floor, two panic rooms, a gun safe, walk-in wine and cigar room, and a 75-foot garden.
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.
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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