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3:55 PM ET, November 24, 2011

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Yossi Melman / Haaretz:
Iran says arrests 12 CIA agents amid reports of compromised U.S. ring  —  Comment by top Iranian official comes as Intelligence Online says U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers arrives in Beirut to probe reported exposure of U.S. intel squad in Lebanon.  —  An Iranian official disclosed …
Fox News:
Weapons Cache Found During Zuccotti Park Cleanup, Sources Say  —  A number of weapons were discovered in New York's Zuccotti Park after Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted by the Police Department last week, law enforcement sources tell FoxNews.com.  —  Gardeners employed by the park owners …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
CBS News:
U.S. urges Americans to leave Syria “immediately”  —  Anger In The Arab World  —  BEIRUT - The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart “immediately,” and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.
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Tyler Durden / zerohedge.com/fullrss2.xml:
Aircraft Carrier CVN-77 Parks Next Door To Syria Just As US Urges Americans To Leave Country “Immediately”  —  Yesterday we reported that the Arab League (with European and US support) are preparing to institute a no fly zone over Syria.  Today, we get an escalation which confirms we may be on the edge.
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Vox Popoli
Business Week:
China's Super-Rich Buy a Better Life Abroad  —  Education for the kids, clean air, and rule of law are luring wealthy families to emigrate  —  Alamy(2); Bloomberg(1); iStockphoto(1)  —  Self-made millionaire Li Weijie runs his own ski and golf resort outside Beijing and considers himself a patriot …
Andrew Galvin / The Santa Ana Register:
Occupy flash mob fails to impress Walmart workers  —  The folks from Occupy Orange County might need to work on their delivery if they want to get their message across.  —  A two minute “flash mob” by members of Occupy's Santa Ana contingent left some Walmart employees feeling disrespected and confused.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and L.A. NOW
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
WaPo's Ezra Should Have De-Kleined  —  From JournoList to activist, it appears that WaPo's liberal blogger Ezra Klein is once again blurring the lines between being a journalist and trying to sway politics.  In what appears to be at a minimum a breach of journalism ethics …
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Protests, Events Planned for Black Friday And Thanksgiving  —  Damaged books rescued from NYPD dump.  Oh!  Alexandria!  —  With many encampments still setup around the country, it is to be expected that there will be stories of occupations having Thanksgiving at their camps.
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Associated Press:
Occupy protesters plan Black Friday surprises
Discussion: The Other McCain
The Independent:
Leaked UN report reveals torture, lynchings and abuse in post-Gaddafi Libya  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.  PLEASE READ OUR LEGAL TERMS & POLICIES  —  Thousands of people, including women and children …
Timothy Puko / PittsburghLIVE.com:
Pa. revenue department overestimated tax collections from shale gas income  —  When it comes to money from shale drilling, state tax officials made a $50 million mistake this year.  —  The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue publicly overestimated by more than double what landowners around …
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ThirdandState / Firedoglake:   A $56 Million ‘Oops’: PA Revenue Department Updates Marcellus Shale Tax Estimates
Catherine Rampell / Economix:
Fatalism and the American Dream  —  Two of my colleagues have alluded to a recent Pew Research Center report on American exceptionalism, paying particular attention to the fact that Americans are more likely to say their culture is superior to others than are people in Germany, Spain, Britain or France.
Discussion: Crooked Timber
Josh Glasstetter / Right Wing Watch:
Bryan Fischer Sounds the Alarm on Muslim Turkeys Invading Americans' Dinner Tables  —  Red-blooded Christian Americans, consider yourselves warned.  The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has discovered a plot to secretly infiltrate America's ovens with Muslim turkeys:
New York Times:
Egyptian Generals Apologize for Bloodshed but Reject Calls to Leave Power  —  A protester pointed to an incoming tear-gas canister during clashes with the riot police on Wednesday near Tahrir Square in Cairo.  The violence has prompted growing international concern.  More Photos »
 
 
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Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Turkeynomics  —  Why has the price of turkey been rising?
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Helene C. Cooper / The Caucus:
White House Turkeys Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
Jerry Seper / Washington Times:
Armed illegals stalked Border Patrol
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
Paul West / Los Angeles Times:
Newt Gingrich stands out on immigration at Republican debate
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and In America
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