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House Passes Bill to Address Threat of Climate Change

a shared story    399 weeks 6 days 9 hours 8 minutes ago
Overcoming deep divisions within its Democratic majority, the House passed legislation on Friday intended to address the threat of global warming and transform the way the United States produces and uses energy. 



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Mumbai terrorist: I was ordered to kill 'until the last breath'

a shared story    429 weeks 3 days 23 hours 53 minutes ago
The sole Mumbai gunman captured alive has told police he was trained in Pakistan and ordered to “kill until the last breath”, according to a leaked account of his interrogation. Azam Amir Kasab, 21, a Pakistani national, claimed the terror strikes, which left nearly 200 dead, were...(more) 



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Organic slum

a shared story    419 weeks 5 days 13 hours 12 minutes ago
Sound and images as poor Kenyans eye green riches 

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Bush ignores reality. Fact Check: Bush on Al Qaida, Iraqis

a shared story    466 weeks 1 day 9 hours 46 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush brought up al-Qaida 14 times Wednesday in a 26-minute speech marking the anniversary of the Iraq war. He wasn't coy about his point: If America stops fighting in Iraq, there could well be new attacks at home by Osama bin Laden's...(more) 



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Car jumps curb in Mission District, badly injuring pedestrian

a shared story    438 weeks 3 days 15 hours 16 minutes ago
A driver was arrested after his car jumped a curb today in San Francisco's Mission District and seriously injured a pedestrian, police said.  




Tour of California: Where Pedal And Mettle Meet / Stage 2 map and full race schedule

a shared story    418 weeks 6 days 2 minutes ago
On Saturday, the world's top cyclists converge for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, a 750-mile race from Sacramento to Escondido. Among them will be seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong. He races for the first time in the U.S. since emerging from retirement. Floyd...(more) 




Retailing Chains Caught in a Wave of Bankruptcies

a shared story    462 weeks 3 days 32 minutes ago
The consumer spending slump and tightening credit markets are unleashing a widening wave of bankruptcies in American retailing, prompting thousands of store closings that are expected to remake suburban malls and downtown shopping districts across the country. Since last fall, eight mostly midsize chains — as diverse...(more) 




Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years

a shared story    462 weeks 3 days 36 minutes ago
Maybe the candidates should consider talking about an issue for a change instead of dragging everyone down. Here's a suggestion, from the story: "Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20...(more) 



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UC Berkeley research finds dinosaurs had sex early and died young

a shared story    475 weeks 2 days 23 hours 21 minutes ago
UC Berkeley researchers analyzing fossil bones of the big beasts have found that they matured early, grew fast and were ready for sex before their teen years. But the dinosaurs also had a heavy price to pay: After an early grow spurt, they died young, the scientists...(more) 



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The GOP: divorced from reality

a shared story    408 weeks 5 days 13 hours 14 minutes ago
If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. It's been a week now, and I still don't know what those "tea...(more) 




SF Mayor's security bill under lock and key

a shared story    399 weeks 6 days 15 hours 42 minutes ago
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is on a mission to find out whether the mayor is using city police officers to provide him security even when he's on the campaign trail or on vacation, and how much that security costs. Mirkarimi says he's been trying to get...  



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Penn wins best-actor Oscar

a shared story    417 weeks 4 days 2 hours 31 minutes ago
His name is Sean Penn, and he is here to recruit you. Penn won his second Academy Award for best actor Sunday night for his moving portrayal of slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk in "Milk." The win follows his first best-actor award for 2003's "Mystic River." He...(more) 



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