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Noontime News Roundup – October 18th, 2012

October 18, 2012

Noontime & Nighttime News

Noontime News Roundup – October 18th, 2012

Noontime News is a snapshot of the news from the past 24 hours.  (More)


Romney-Cited Researcher Disputes Romney’s Jobs Math

On Tuesday, one of Mitt Romney’s boldest claims — that his new jobs plan will create 12 million jobs — fell apart.

Why A Romney Presidency Would Be  A Grave Threat To … Romneycare

Months after the GOP primary came to an end, Mitt Romney finally grew comfortable touting his Massachusetts health care law, even though he couldn’t really use it effectively as an asset on the campaign trail.

Earth Gave Violent Birth To The Moon, New Harvard Theory Says

The Earth and the Moon have always been close in astronomical terms, but now a newly proposed theory from Harvard planetary scientists suggets that they may be more like family.

Climate Politics: It’s Laugh Lines Vs. ‘Not A Joke’

Scientists view climate change as one of the world’s most pressing long-term problems. But the issue has barely surfaced in the U.S. presidential race. President Obama has taken steps to address climate change during his time in office. Republican challenger Mitt Romney would not make it a priority in his administration.

Up to 28,000 Syrians have ‘disappeared’ since uprising began

Up to 28,000 Syrians have disappeared over the past 19 months, with civilians snatched from the streets or forcibly abducted by government troops or security forces, human rights groups say.

Newsweek to axe print edition

Newsweek is to axe its print edition after 80 years and move to digital-only from the new year.

Clashes erupt at Greek anti-austerity protest

(Reuters) – Greek police clashed with anti-austerity protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs on the day of a general strike that brought much of the near-bankrupt country to a standstill.

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