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10:01pm

Tue January 10, 2012
Your Money

Credit Card Arbitration Trumps Lawsuits, Court Says

Consumers who sign credit card agreements that feature an arbitration clause cannot dispute fees or charges in court, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 8-to-1 decision drew immediate fire from consumer advocates.

To get a credit card, a consumer generally must sign a detailed agreement. In the fine print, almost always, is an arbitration clause that says that if consumers want to dispute fees, they must do so through arbitration, not in court.

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10:01pm

Tue January 10, 2012
Asia

China Targets Entertainment TV In Cultural Purge

TV show Super Girl Voice, a singing contest show, is recorded at Hunan Satellite TV station in 2006 in Changsha city, Hunan province of China. The show was recently banned as part of a recent entertainment industry crackdown.
Guang Niu Getty Images

Tens of millions of people tune in every week to the Chinese dating show Take Me Out. It's pure entertainment: girls in skimpy dresses hoping for a date; sweaty, geeky guys stammering questions; and two effete hosts sporting matching bouffant hairstyles.

But as of last week, the show was bumped from prime time — part of China's latest clampdown against "excessive entertainment," which is itself a manifestation of a larger ideological campaign.

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10:01pm

Tue January 10, 2012
National Security

Guantanamo At 10: U.S. Weighs Future Of Detainees

The 20 detainees who stumbled down the gangway had been put on a nonstop flight from Kandahar, Afghanistan, to Cuba. The men came from all over the Middle East and Africa: Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, Afghanistan. They all wore the same blackened goggles, earmuffs and orange socks as U.S. soldiers guided them from the plane by their elbows.

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9:06pm

Tue January 10, 2012
Election 2012

Romney Enters Danger Zone In Weeks Ahead

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 9:03 pm

Mitt Romney greets supporters in Manchester, N.H., after winning the New Hampshire primary.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Mitt Romney came away from the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday night with a comfortable win, and an uncomfortable reality.

His chief detractor, GOP rival Newt Gingrich, who in recent days has launched a savage campaign to undermine Romney's successful-businessman-makes-best-president narrative, is just getting warmed up.

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8:22pm

Tue January 10, 2012
It's All Politics

In N.H. Primary Victory Speech, Romney Blasts Obama, Largely Ignores GOP Rivals

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 8:08 pm

Mitt Romney greets supporters in Manchester, N.H., after his primary night win.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

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