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WATCH: Meet the New Real Housewife of ‘Orange County’

Tina Fey once joked that she can’t watch The Real Housewives of Orange County because she "literally can’t tell the women apart." Maybe she should give it another shot — because finally, there’s a cast member who’s not a bleached blonde! Bravo has officially announced that its newest OC housewife will be Heather Dubrow, a […]

Perry ends presidential run, backs Gingrich (Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) ? Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on Thursday after a series of gaffes and controversies undercut the campaign of the one-time frontrunner. He endorsed former rival Newt Gingrich. “I’ve always believed the mission is greater than the man. As I have contemplated the […]

New law in Malaysia to regulate demonstrations (AP)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ? Malaysia’s government is introducing a new law to regulate public demonstrations amid rising pressure to improve civil liberties ahead of national elections expected next year. The Peaceful Assembly Bill nevertheless falls short of demands by opposition and human rights groups for authorities to allow street demonstrations. Malaysia’s de facto law minister […]

CA-CANADA Summary (Reuters)

U.S. punts tricky pipeline decision past 2012 election WASHINGTON (Reuters) ? The U.S. government on Thursday delayed approval of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline until after the 2012 U.S. election, bowing to pressure from environmentalists and sparing President Barack Obama a damaging split with liberal voters he may need to win reelection. The decision to explore […]

ECB’s Makuch sees some recession risks: report (Reuters)

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) ? The euro zone could fall back into recession this year, an ECB Governing Council member said on Monday, adding the bank’s non-standard measures were a significant funding and confidence boost. A surprise upturn in the euro zone’s service sector this month raised hopes the region may escape recession in 2012, even though […]