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    Google's Stock Drops After Premature Release; 'PendingLarry' Goes Viral

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    Google's stock fell like an Austrian skydiver this afternoon after the Securities and Exchange Commission posted the company's third-quarter earnings news several hours before it was supposed to be on the Web. Somebody apparently screwed up and hit publish even though the news was supposed to be held until after the stock markets close in New York at 4 p.m. ET.

    The search engine giant's shares were trading around $687 each — down about 9 percent — before trading was temporarily halted just before 1:30 p.m. ET.

    The news in the release isn't so great. Google's "profit declined 20% as total costs jumped and advertising prices continued to slide," as The Wall Street Journal reports.

    And then there's this embarrassing issue: An ALL CAPS note at the top of the release says "PENDING LARRY QUOTE." Larry, of course, is Google CEO Larry Page. The line about him has already inspired creation of @pendinglarry on Twitter, which is having much fun with what it is Page "might" be meaning to say, including:

    -- "To be fair, we released our earnings yesterday afternoon on Google Plus."

    -- "Wanted to get it out there before Kara Swisher 'scooped' us. How's it feel now, Kara?!"

    -- "Man, our privacy was WAY violated today."

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    Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

    Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.
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    After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

    Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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    Trump Promises Crackdown On Immigrants At Iowa 'Roast And Ride' Event

    At Iowa freshman Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue fundraiser, Trump didn't attend the ride, but addressed participants in a much-needed bid to draw support from influential GOP leaders.
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    Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

    An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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