Mofaz: Netanyahu, Barak ‘afraid of facing’ Diskin – Jerusalem Post


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Mofaz: Netanyahu, Barak 'afraid of facing' Diskin
Jerusalem Post
By JPOST.COM STAFF Opposition leader says Diskin spoke out against Netanyahu, Barak out of "deep concern" for direction the 2 were leading the country; Dichter: Diskin's personal attacks on PM could weaken office of Shin Bet chief.
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Malaysian police free all 471 protesters – AFP


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Malaysian police free all 471 protesters
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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police said all 471 people arrested during a demonstration for free and fair elections, including a senior opposition lawmaker, have been freed. "We have released all of them," national police spokesman Ramli Yoosuf told AFP on ...
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NVIDIA unleashes GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, loads it with dual Kepler GPUs, charges $1k

ImageWould you look at that? NVIDIA hinted it would be coming today, and it looks like the tease is living up to the hype. The company stormed into the weekend at its Shanghai Game Festival by unleashing its latest offering, the GeForce GTX 690 -- and oh yeah, it's packing two 28nm Kepler GPUs! Trumping the recently released GTX 680 as the "worlds fastest graphics card," it's loaded with a whopping 3,072 Cuda cores. The outer frame is made from trivalent chromium-plated aluminum, while you'll find thixomolded magnesium alloy around the fan for vibration reduction and added cooling. Aiding in cooling even further, the unit also sports a dual vapor chamber and center-mounted fan. It'll cost you a spendy $1,000 to pick up one of these puppies come May 3rd, and you'll likely be tempted to double up -- two can run together in SLI as an effective quad-core card. With that said, NVIDIA claims that a single 690 runs 4dB quieter and handles about twice the framerate as a duo of GTX 680s in SLI -- impressive, but we'll reserve judgement until we see it for ourselves. Check out the press release after the break if you'd like more information in the meantime (...and yes, it runs Crysis -- 2 Ultra to be exact -- at 57.8fps, according to NVIDIA).

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Colombia says French journalist missing, 4 killed in conflict with leftist rebels – Fox News


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Colombia says French journalist missing, 4 killed in conflict with leftist rebels
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BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia's military says a French journalist has gone missing during combat with leftist rebels in which four security force members were killed. The Defense Ministry identified the missing journalist as Romeo Langlois.
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Moscoso victim of small ball as Mets top Rockies, 7-5 – Washington Post


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Moscoso victim of small ball as Mets top Rockies, 7-5
Washington Post
DENVER — Guillermo Moscoso's game plan was to make the New York Mets put the ball in play. They were all too happy to oblige. Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the second and had a tie-breaking, two-run single in the fifth to lead the Mets to a 7-5 win ...
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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup has important news for Texans

If you live in the Lone Star State like myself and Joystiq's managing editor JC Fletcher, you have no doubt spent many years enjoying one of our state's most prosperous traits: All Amazon purchases made in Texas are sales-tax free. Well, at least until the first of July.

Amazon and state comptroller Susan Combs have reached an agreement wherein Amazon will create 2,500 jobs, contribute $200 million in capital investment and begin collecting sales tax on all purchases made by Texans effective July 1, according to the Austin-American Statesman. So, if you live in Texas and have been putting off a rather large purchase, maybe think about getting a move on it. Otherwise, check out our favorite webcomics from last week and vote for your favorite after the break.

Peach's Warning (Brawl in the Family)
Horrors of war (VG Cats)
Friendzone (Nerf Now!!)
Lost and Found (Awkward Zombie)
Friendship Is Tragic (Life In Aggro)
BUT I CAN TRY!! (Dinosaur Comics)
Old Dog, New Tricks (Hejibits)

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Durant game-winner lifts Thunder past Mavs, 99-98 – CNN


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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 25 points and hit the game-winning jumper from the foul line with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 99-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their first-round ...

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Romney, Gingrich, GSA: Obama tweaks them all – Arizona Daily Star


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Romney, Gingrich, GSA: Obama tweaks them all
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AP | Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:25 pm | Comments First lady Michelle Obama introduces President Barack Obama at the Fort Stewart Army post, Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Stewart, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman) This year's primaries, ...
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Obama jokes on Romney, Secret Service, Kardashians at dinner – USA TODAY


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Obama jokes on Romney, Secret Service, Kardashians at dinner
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By Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images By Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images Even the entrance to his speech was part of his schtick. The president walked off stage just before he took the podium with an alleged "hot mic," making fun of getting caught last month on ...
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