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Mendes: Bond and Bard 'similar'

BBC - News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:14
There are "strong similarities" between the work of William Shakespeare and Ian Fleming's James Bond, Skyfall director Sam Mendes tells Radio 4's Front Row.
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Senate defeats bid to block EPA power plant rule

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:09
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bid to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants....
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Last-ditch plea over NHS action

BBC - News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:07
Ministers and NHS leaders make last-ditch pleas to get doctors to persuade doctors to call off a day of industrial action.
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Sandusky doesn't testify; defense rests

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:03
The child sex abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky will resume Wednesday with attention focused on whether the former Penn State defensive coordinator will take the stand.
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Assange faces arrest, say police

BBC - News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:02
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is seeking asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, faces arrest for breaching his bail, police say.
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Conservative sworn in as 4th Greek PM in 8 months

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:59
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek conservative party head Antonis Samaras was sworn in as prime minister Wednesday at the helm of a three-party coalition that will uphold the country's international bailout commitments....

Women's group airs ad criticizing health care law

AP - Politics - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:58
NEW YORK (AP) -- A conservative women's group on Wednesday launched a $6 million ad campaign in presidential battleground states criticizing President Barack Obama's health care reform law....

Mubarak in hospital: Voices from Cairo

BBC - News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:58
Egyptians' muted response to 'ailing' Mubarak
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Turkey hits Kurdish rebels across Iraqi border

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:58
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish warplanes and attack helicopters have struck Kurdish rebel targets inside Iraq after a rebel attack killed eight Turkish soldiers, Turkey's military said Wednesday - the latest attempt by Turkey to fight off a persistent threat from Kurdish insurgents seeking regional autonomy....

Opinion: Leak 'scandal' overblown

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:43
Opinion: There have been calls by Mitt Romney and others to investigate a series of recent security leaks in the Obama administration. But Peter Bergen says the leaks haven't put American interests or people at risk.
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Aung San Suu Kyi finally gets honorary doctorate

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:31
OXFORD, England (AP) -- It was a long wait, but Aung San Suu Kyi has finally received her honorary degree from Oxford University....

Clinton to visit Russia, Syria one likely focus

AP - Politics - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:29
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning to travel to Russia next week, a visit that follows recent talks between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Mexico....

Alonso & Vettel ‘could co-exist’

BBC - News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:29
Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali believes Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel could drive for the same team without problems.
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Future of daytime? More talk, less drama

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:19
Let's address the soap opera fans upfront: The past year has been tough for you. Yet industry analysts say it's probably going to get tougher in coming years -- only perhaps less so if you also happen to be a huge fan of talk TV.
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Two arrests in missing mum search

BBC - News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:10
Police investigating the disappearance of a Coventry mother last seen 21 years ago arrest two men.
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Toulouse gunman captured, hostages released

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:10
TOULOUSE, France (AP) -- A French police official says that a gunman who had taken four people hostage in a bank in Toulouse has been captured, and the hostages released....
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