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First Openly Homosexual Man Confirmed as US Federal Judge

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nation’s first openly gay male federal judge. By a vote of 80-13, lawmakers confirmed Paul Oetken to fill a judiciary vacancy in the state of New York. Oetken was first nominated to the post in January by President Barack Obama. New York Senator Charles Schumer, who recommended Oetken to […]

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Norway Calls Palestinian Statehood Bid ‘Legitimate’

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Norway has called Palestinian plans to seek statehood at the United Nations “legitimate,” but said negotiations with Israel must continue. Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said Monday his government will “carefully consider” the Palestinian proposal, and would decide how to vote after seeing the full text. He spoke after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud […]

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