NATO summit in Chicago sends some brides fleeing

WASHINGTON– White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon laid out the NATO Chicago Summit broad schedule at a Thursday briefing. The final number as of to. When it comes to welcoming hundreds of officials to Chicago's NATO summit no detail, it would seem, is too trivial. To avoid even the smallest misstep — lest a […]

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New York Tim

Magnate Steps Into 2012 Fray on Wild Pitch

Joe Ricketts is a registered independent, a fiscal conservative, and an outspoken critic of the Obama Administration, but he is neither the author nor the funder of the so-called “Ricketts Plan” to defeat Mr. Obama that The New Brian Baker, president of the Ending Spending Action Fund, has released the following statement on behalf of […]

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With Rev. Jeremiah Wright comes talk of race

WASHINGTON — Perhaps it wasn't how he hoped to make a splash, but TD Ameritrade founder J. Joe Ricketts hit the political big time this week when The New York Times reported that the Wyoming-based billionaire had Jeremiah Wright shows that Obama has more to gain than Romney if race enters the 2012 campaign. Continue […]

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Nine Things You Should Know About Facebook's IPO

We largely steer clear of companies going public here at Engadget, but Facebook and its zillions of users warrants an atypical tip of the hat. The outfit. Counting down the big Facebook winners. FORTUNE — Facebook (FB) has priced its highly-anticipated IPO at $38 per share, with a large number of shares coming from company […]

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Daily Mail

Donna Summer dead: Quincy Jones leads the flood of star tributes on Twitter

Donna Summer has died following a battle with cancer. The 63-year-old disco legend reportedly passed away this morning (May 17) in Florida, and her family released a statement, saying they are "at peace celebrating her Scroll to see video of iconic songs and one of Donna's last performances 'Rest in Peace dear Donna Summer. Your […]

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Washington P

Facebook's Eduardo Saverin Saves $67 Million in Tax by Leaving US

Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved.” – Bill Gates. Eduardo Saverin may no longer be a US citizen. But that's not stopping him from investing in American companies. In fact, he just […]

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Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade crumble on big stage, but why?

Amidst a terrible 2-for-13 shooting performance, Dwyane Wade unleashed some frustration during Game 3 against the Pacers on Thursday night. But it wasn't the Pacers who he took his anger out on. Dwyane Wade is having one of the worst games of his career, and he appears to have made matters even worse by yelling […]

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The Register

Vikings discover early they have no shot in Ducks' house

A few days ago Nathaniel Comfort pointed me to this post, Genetic determinism round-up. If you are curious go read Comfort's whole post. I honestly didn't enjoy it very much, I think I got what he was saying, but there were all CLAREMONT, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Visitors who "Discover Claremont" […]

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New York Tim

Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go, Dies at 75

(LA Times; ABC News) Many are mourning the loss of Chuck Brown , the godfather of the DC go-go music scene and the man behind the '70s hit “Bustin' Loose.” Brown died Wednesday at the age of 75, of complications from sepsis. Chuck Brown, the "king of go-go music," has died in Washington D.C. The […]

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CNN Internat

Facebook's IPO price: $38 per share

By Jessica Toonkel and Jennifer Hoyt Cummings NEW YORK May 17 (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, one of the three lead underwriters on the Facebook Inc IPO, has increased the number of Facebook shares it will allow advisers to allocate to each No more need for price speculation, folks. Facebook just put out amendment […]

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