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  • Manager Benitez handed FA charge
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    Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.

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  • Sony To Put Chrome On Laptops
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    consonant writes “FT is reporting that Google has reached a deal with Sony to ship Chrome on the Vaio line of PCs. Google confirmed that Sony PCs carrying Chrome had started to go on sale and said it was in talks for similar deals with other computer makers. It said the arrangement was ‘experimental’ and part of wider efforts to boost distribution, including a deal to make Chrome available to internet users who download the RealPlayer software and (more…)

  • British Company Takes Lead To Stop Asteroids
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    An anonymous reader writes to tell us that following the news of NASA’s budget cuts impacting their ability to do things like watch the sky for asteroids, a British company has decided to create a “gravity tractor” ship that could divert asteroids away from Earth if the need should arise. Of course, a gravity tractor certainly isn’t a new idea. “Dr. Cordey said the company had worked with a number of space authorities on other methods of protecting (more…)

  • George Will calls for US troop pull-out from Afganistan
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    George Will, the conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing sources. “Forces should be substantially reduced to serve a comprehensively revised policy: America should do only what can be done from offshore,” Will writes in the column.

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  • Grand Theft Auto game coming to iPhone
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    Rockstar Games says its Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars title will be making its way to Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch this fall. Pricing is undisclosed.

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  • California beats Taiwan for Little League World Series crown
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    California came up big late to win the Little League World Series.

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  • The 5 Best Console Wars in Video Game History
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    Feature – The 5 Best Console Wars – PlayStation vs. Xbox, Nintendo vs. Sega, Game Boy vs. Everyone — Console Wars are a historical tradition among gamers, and GamePro is looking back at the five most important battles in the history of the gaming industry!

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  • Terry signs five-year Chelsea deal
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    Chelsea captain John Terry signs a new five-year contract with the club.

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  • Dad Builds 700 Pound Cannon for Son’s Birthday
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    Hugh Pickens writes “The Charleston Daily Mail reports that machinist Mike Daugherty built his son a working cannon for his birthday — not a model — a real working cannon. ‘It looks like something right out of the battle at Gettysburg,’ says Daugherty. The 700 pound cast iron and steel howitzer, designed to use comparatively small explosive charges to propel projectiles at relatively high trajectories with a steep angle of descent, has (more…)

  • The 10 Most Shocking Olympic Gender Scandals
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    Gender scandals happen way more often than you’d think. Like that one time the fastest “woman” in the world was killed in a bank robbery and found to have a penis.

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