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Legendary Soul Train Host Found Dead

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. television host and music promoter Don Cornelius has died. For more than 20 years, his iconic show Soul Train helped introduce African-American music stars to mainstream America. Police say the 75-year-old Cornelius was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his Los Angeles home. Officials say the wound apparently was self-inflicted. […]

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Egypt’s Military Ruler Vows Justice; 74 Dead in Soccer Riot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Egypt’s ruling military council has vowed to track down those responsible for violence at a soccer match that killed at least 74 people and injured hundreds more in the northern city of Port Said, on the Mediterranean coast. Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi spoke early Thursday to a sports television channel owned by […]

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NASA Probe Sends Back Pictures of Lunar South Pole

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. lunar probe has sent back its first images of the far side of the moon, showing a massive crater that is billions of years old. Scientists say the pictures from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, known as GRAIL, should energize students who want to study and explore the moon. The pictures give […]

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Ship Sinks in Turkey; Eight People Missing

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Eight people are missing after a cargo ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast Tuesday evening. Officials say the Cambodian-flagged freighter, Vera, went down in stormy weather near Eregli town in the northern province of Zonguldak. Governor of Zonguldak Province, Erol Ayyildiz, said three of the 11 people on board have been rescued. They have […]

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Suspected Radiation Leak Shuts Down California Reactor

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. nuclear energy agency ordered a reactor at a California power plant shut down Wednesday because of a possible radiation leak. Officials say radiation may have escaped from a pipe Tuesday at the San Onofre plant near San Diego in southern California. Regulators say any leak would have been of a very low level […]

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Tymoshenko’s Daughter: Former Ukrainian PM Ill-Treated In Prison

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says her mother is being ill-treated in prison, but she remains strong in spirit. Eugenia Tymoshenko testified Wednesday in Washington before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on European affairs at a hearing on Ukraine. She said that during visits to her mother in prison she has to […]

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New Leak at Japan Nuclear Plant

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has once again sprung a leak, releasing more than eight tonnes of potentially radioactive water. However, officials at the Tokyo Electric Power Company , which operates the plant, said Wednesday none of the water has flowed outside the nuclear complex. TEPCO says a pipe in the Number 4 reactor […]

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Syrian Death Toll Mounts as Diplomatic War Heats Up

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Syria’s death toll continues to mount as Western and Arab diplomats maintain their push for immediate United Nations action to stop the country’s escalating political crisis. Opposition activists said at least 59 people were killed across the war-torn country on Wednesday. One activist group, the Local Coordination Committees, said the figure includes 36 civilians and […]

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Facebook Files for $5 Billion Initial Public Offering

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook, the enormously successful social networking website, has filed its initial public offering, allowing the public to buy shares for the first time. Facebook is looking to raise $5 billion. It did not announce what the price per share would be or how many shares would be offered for sale. Facebook has hired several well-known […]

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Chrysler Reports First Yearly Profit Since 1997

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chrysler, the third largest U.S. car manufacturer, is reporting its first profitable year since 1997. Chrysler says it netted $183 million in 2011 after losing $652 million the year before. The company says higher sales of its trademark Jeep model along with new products are responsible for its turnaround. Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne says all […]

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