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It’s black, it’s white: It’s a dog, it’s a cat: It’s up, no, it’s down...

This morning Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke returns to the Joint Economic Committee to deliver the economic outlook. The inevitable backdrop for the Next Big Thing on the Hill: financial regulatory reform. To recap, just before the recess, Senator Chris Dodd got his bill through the Banking Committee not because any Republicans supported it, but because they decided to hold their fire until the floor fight. Which is now likely to happen very soon. The timing is up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

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Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma

Researchers at the university built a furnace that can melt rock, then had a cookout. Chefs placed a ribeye on a grill over the 2,100-degree magma. Seconds later, a very charred, medium rare steak.
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Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

After relinquishing his majority leader post, Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he wants to make room for his successor to take over his Virginia seat in November.
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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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