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Obama Warns Candidates Against Reinstating Waterboarding

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says Republican presidential hopefuls who say they would be willing to reinstate the interrogation practice known as waterboarding are “wrong” to consider using the technique. During a news conference late Sunday, Mr. Obama reiterated his position that the process of simulating drowning is torture, and said that anyone who understands the […]

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Explosion Kills 4 in Northeastern China

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese media report that at least four people were killed Monday when an explosion ripped through a restaurant in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi’an. The official Xinhua news agency said the blast occurred early Monday at a fast food restaurant on the first floor of Jiatian International Mansion, a commercial building in the city […]

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New Space Station Crew Begins Journey Into Space

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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The new International Space Station crew launched early Monday from a snowy Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. With more than 15 centimeters of snow on the ground at the launch facility, the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft was free of the technical problems that have plagued the Russian space program in recent months. The new three-man crew, including […]

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