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Atlantis to Dock at Space Station Sunday

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis is set to dock at the International Space Station Sunday. The astronauts used their first full day in orbit Saturday to inspect the shuttle’s heat shield for any damage from Friday’s launch. NASA says the four-member crew used the shuttle’s robotic arm and an extension with cameras on the end […]

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South Korea to Remove 2 Commanders after Marine Shooting Spree

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s military said Sunday that the Marine Corps will relieve two officers of duty for failing to prevent a shooting rampage by a marine last week. A marine official said a colonel and a lieutenant colonel at the Ganghwa Island base will be removed from their positions in the next few days and may […]

NY Times: US Suspends Millions in Military Aid to Pakistan

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S. newspaper says Washington is “suspending and, in some cases, canceling” hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military. The New York Times cites three unnamed senior U.S. officials who say the move is aimed at chastening Pakistan for expelling American military trainers and to press Pakistan’s army to fight […]

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Australia Unveils Plan for Carbon Tax

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Australia unveiled plans Sunday to force its 500 worst polluters to pay $25 for every metric ton of carbon dioxide they emit. The government said the highly unpopular carbon tax will take effect on July 1 of 2012 and will continue until the country shifts to an emissions trading mechanism, with prices set by the […]

Britain’s Royal Couple Experience Hollywood Glamour

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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( Updates US ROYAL TOUR, 1st UPD from 7/9)) Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, experienced a touch of Hollywood glamour in California Saturday night at an event promoting up-and-coming British film talent. The event drawing U.S. and British movie stars was sponsored by the British Academy of […]

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Boehner to Seek Smaller Debt Reduction Deal

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner says he is abandoning efforts to reach a larger, comprehensive debt reduction deal with the White House. Boehner said Saturday he had reached the conclusion because the “White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes.” Both parties had sought to reach […]

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