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WASHINGTON – Tuesday, the heads of the major U.S. intelligence agencies told a Senate committee that another terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the next three to six months is “certain.” Members of the hearing also discussed security issues, such as the Obama administration’s handling of an attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas day. Al-Qaeda is still a primary concern.
-www.cnn.comLOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its picks for Oscar nominations Tuesday. “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar” received the most Oscar nods, with nine apiece. Other movies with numerous nominations included “Inglorious Basterds,” “Precious,” and “Up in the Air.”
-www.newyorktimes.com

ROME – A popular iPhone application called iMussolini, which lets users download speeches delivered by the fascist dictator, has been removed from the App Store after protests from Jewish groups and Holocaust survivors.
-news.bbc.co.uk

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