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  • Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with regional leaders of public offices of United Russia party in Moscow, December 6, 2011

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin responded to an election setback and protests by promising on Tuesday to reshuffle the government next year but his spokesman warned the opposition that any unsanctioned rallies would be stopped.

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    06 Dec 11
  • "We've got a standstill here," said Fiorillo of the deadlock between the government and banks.

    Vincent Fiorillo, a prominent mortgage investor, on Monday put at least a $100 billion price tag on cleaning up America’s mortgage crisis.

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    06 Dec 11
  • An artist's illustration of Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star, is seen in this undated handout picture released by NASA, December 5, 2011

    The most Earth-like planet ever discovered is circling a star 600 light years away, a key finding in an ongoing quest to learn if life exists beyond Earth, scientists said on Monday.

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    06 Dec 11
  • App helps viewers shop while watching TV

    Looking for the dress you saw on a hit television show or the jerseys worn during a football game or soccer match? An iPad app aims to help viewers shop while watching TV.

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    06 Dec 11
  • Protester shaves year-old beard with new Belgian government

    A Belgian radio presenter who grew a beard for almost a year in protest at protracted talks to form a government finally shaved Monday with new coalition about to take office.

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    06 Dec 11
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    DALLAS (AP) — Matt Capps and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a $4.75 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity …

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    06 Dec 11
  • The Latest – December 6, 2011

    Here is the latest sports news: Christian Ponder is dealing with a hip injury. The Twins are bringing back Matt Capps. The Sharks host the Wild. The NBA schedule will be released tonight. Ponder Dealing …

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    06 Dec 11
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    TE Visanthe Shiancoe showed up Monday with a swollen hand. The Vikings aren’t sure how he hurt the hand. They sent him for X-rays, which turned out negative. He should be fine in time for …

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    06 Dec 11