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Syrian leader Assad's planes pound vital prize of Aleppo
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ALEPPO, Syria - President Bashar al-Assad's forces used artillery, planes and a helicopter gunship to pound rebel positions in Syria's biggest city, witnesses said, in a battle that could determine the outcome of the 17-month uprising. | Video
Loughner to plead guilty in Arizona shooting spree
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PHOENIX - Jared Loughner, the man accused of killing six people and wounding then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, is set to plead guilty in a Tucson court on Tuesday, a person familiar with the case said.
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Ireland finds sweet spot in euro zone turmoil
By Conor Humphries and Lorraine Turner
Anaemic growth and slow progress towards stabilizing its debt have been enough to turn Ireland into the poster child for the periphery, the subject of a stream of praise from euro zone leaders scrambling for a good news story.  Full Article 
Germany alone in euro zone to issue bonds
Off-grid power shines in India solar village
By Jo Winterbottom
MEERWADA, India - Life in the remote Indian village of Meerwada used to grind to a halt as darkness descended. Kids strained to see books under aged kerosene lamps, and adults struggled with basic chores. The arrival of solar power changed all that.   Full Article | Slideshow 
Greenland ice more resistant to climate change than feared: study
Goldman "Rikers bond" to help city jails program
By Chris Francescani
Goldman Sachs will invest nearly $10 million in a New York City jails program using a financial instrument in which private investments fund social services, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.  Full Article 
Social impact investing catches on in U.S.
Women pushing to close gender gap
By Kate Kelland
There's plenty of evidence to show the gender gap exists, and has done ever since women have competed alongside men in international sporting events. Yet the gap has been narrowing over the decades. So will women one day catch the men?  Full Article 
Trampoline: Spotters say when you tumble, I'll be there
Rover to probe whether Mars was life-friendly
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PASADENA, California - NASA plans to follow up a decade-long search for Mars' lost water with a mission to learn whether the Red Planet once harbored other ingredients necessary for life.  Full Article | Related Story 
Three firms share $1.1 billion of NASA space taxi work
Bhutan's Olympics team tour Olympic park
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Tale of the tape: Best seven-month Dow start since gas was $1.60 a gallon
The Dow finished the year's first seven months up just over 6 percent, its best finish in that time period since 2003. The last time it did that well Facebook didn't exist and Apple had just launched something called iTunes.   Video 

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Three athletics golds crowned host nation Britain's best Olympic day for over a century after the greatest swimmer of all time won again in the pool.
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