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US Senators Reach Compromise on Free Trade Deals

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senate leaders have reached a potential bipartisan compromise on three long-delayed free-trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday they have come to an agreement on unemployment benefits that will likely allow lawmakers to approve the trade deals once Congress returns from […]

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Australian Bomb Girl Reported Sore But in Good Spirits

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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An teen-aged Australian girl is in good spirits but a little bit sore on Thursday after a 10-hour ordeal with what appeared to be a bomb chained around her neck. Sydney police have closed off streets and are searching through bushes in search of clues that might lead to the masked intruder who chained the […]

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Mining Employees Killed in Helicopter Crash in Indonesia

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ten people are dead after a helicopter chartered by an Australian mining company crashed in eastern Indonesia. The helicopter went down Wednesday shortly after taking off from the city of Manado on Sulawesi island. A search and rescue team reached the wreckage Thursday morning. Ten passengers and crew were on board, including two Australians, two […]