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Heavy Rains Pummel US East Coast, 5 Dead

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 1:02 am (UTC-5)
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Heavy rains continue to drench parts of the northeastern United States, forcing evacuation orders for more than 100,000 people and killing at least five others. The National Weather Service warned Friday of flooding from Virginia up the east coast to New York and Connecticut. Forecasters are blaming the rain on the remnants of Tropical Storm […]

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U.S. Accuses Venezuelan Officials of Aiding FARC

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has accused four top Venezuelan officials of supporting the drug trafficking operations of Colombia’s main rebel group. The U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday the four allies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez supplied arms, training and security for Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia , but provided no details. It barred Americans from […]

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UN Secretary General: Palestinian Statehood “Long Overdue”

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S., Britain, France, China and Russia are permanent members of the Council with veto privileges. The talks between Israel and the Palestinians stalled a year ago after expiration of an Israeli moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank. Palestinians oppose Israeli construction on land that they want as part of a future state.

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Libya’s NTC: Battle Not Yet Finished

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Libya’s provisional government says the battle for liberation is not yet finished, and that the country must be unified in order to rebuild after six months of civil war. Speaking in his first major address from the capital Tripoli on Thursday, National Transitional Council leader Mahmoud Jibril said there are still some […]

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US Senator Urges Obama to Limit Imports of Chinese Solar Panels

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A United States senator is urging President Barack Obama to limit surging imports of Chinese-made solar panels, saying it is costing American jobs and could put the U.S. solar industry out of business. In a letter sent to Mr. Obama on Thursday, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon says imports of Chinese-made solar panels grew more […]