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Comcast to buy Time
Warner Cable for $45 billion

Associated Press, by Ryan Nakashima

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/13/2014 3:23:44 AM

Los Angeles - Comcast Corp. has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion in stock, or $158.82 per share, two people familiar with the matter said late Wednesday. The deal will combine the nation’s top two cable TV companies and make Comcast, which also owns NBCUniversal, a dominant force in both creating and delivering entertainment to U.S. homes. The deal was approved by the boards of both companies and, pending regulatory approval, is expected to close by the end of the year, the people said. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced formally. An announcement is set for

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Just where do these cable companies come up with this amount of money in this economy? That NBC Universal is involved prior to the midterm elections is suspect. I suspect that Fox will continue to be the dominant force in cable news.

      


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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 4:27:58 AM     Post Reply
New York - A new study has added to growing evidence that yearly mammogram screenings do not reduce the chance that a woman will die of breast cancer and confirms earlier findings that many abnormalities detected by these X-rays would never have proved fatal, even if untreated. The research, published on Wednesday in the British Medical Journal, is the latest salvo in a decades-long debate over the benefit of mammograms. The 25-year study of 89,835 women in Canada, aged 40 to 59, randomly assigned the volunteers to receive either annual mammograms plus physical breast exams or physical exams alone.

   

 

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 4:00:05 AM     Post Reply
Karachi — Eleven Pakistani policemen were killed Thursday when a suicide car bomber struck their bus, the latest in a series of near-daily attacks since the government called for peace talks with militants. The bombing in the commercial hub of Karachi, which wounded 47 others, came as Pakistan has been negotiating with the Taliban to end a seven-year insurgency. Munir Sheikh, a senior police official, told reporters the bomber struck in the early morning. "Apparently it was a suicide car attack as an explosive-laden car hit the police bus transporting officials. So far 11 policemen have died." Another official, Farooq Awan who heads a special

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Fox Sports, by Jon Paul Morosi    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:49:39 AM     Post Reply
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Reuters, by Hamid Shalizi & Missy Ryan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:34:39 AM     Post Reply
Kabul - The Afghan government released 65 detainees on Thursday who the United States has warned pose a serious security threat, a move that further strains already tense U.S.-Afghan ties as the international mission in Afghanistan winds down. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said the prisoners had been released from a detention facility near the Afghan capital, Kabul, and would be sent back to their respective home areas throughout Afghanistan. The U.S. embassy in Kabul called it a "deeply regrettable" move that ran counter to a 2012 agreement on detainees. "The Afghan government bears responsibility for the results

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:23:44 AM     Post Reply
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Reports that the United States may target another U.S. citizen for death because of his alleged involvement in terrorism are troubling, especially in light of unanswered questions about the drone attack in Yemen in 2011 that killed the U.S.-born Anwar Awlaki. This time, the potential target is said to be in Pakistan. If the United States is again to deliberately take the life of one of its citizens without due process of law, leaders from the president on down must, at the very least, offer specific and credible proof that such action was absolutely necessary to prevent imminent attacks on Americans and that capturing the suspected terrorist was impossible.

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/10/2014 10:46:18 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/10/2014 10:36:04 PM     Post Reply
Of course it´s too early to talk about 2016. Now that we´ve gotten that out of the way... The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa. Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry Goldwater, Republicans have nominated the guy next in line. Thomas Dewey almost beat Wendell Willkie for the nomination in 1940, so in 1944 — and 1948 — it was his turn. Dwight Eisenhower, whom both parties wanted as their nominee, was a special case, given that whole invading-Europe-and-defeating-Hitler thing. Richard Nixon was Ike's vice president in 1960, and in 1968

   

 

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