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Obama Begins Re-Election Campaign

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama officially starts his re-election campaign Saturday at two rallies. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will appear at what are being called “Ready to Go” rallies in Ohio and Virginia. Mr. Obama faces a re-election fight in a polarized nation haunted by unemployment and sluggish economic growth. The economic problems he […]

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Thousands Attend the Kentucky Derby

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The bourbon-laced mint juleps are flowing as thousands of people descend Saturday on Churchill Downs for the 138th annual Kentucky Derby. Millions more are watching one of the world’s most famous horse races on television. Spectators at the race in Louisville, Kentucky will likely be decked out in their usual fine regalia – pastel colored […]

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Explosions in Syria Leave Five Dead

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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A series of explosions rocked Syria on Saturday, leaving at least five people dead as U.N. observers continued efforts to monitor a frayed cease-fire between the government and the opposition. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says five people were killed in the northern city of Aleppo after an explosion ripped through a car wash […]

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Opposition Pulls Ahead in Iran’s Elections

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Preliminary results from Iran’s parliamentary elections give a decisive edge to opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a shift that could shape the 2013 presidential election. News agencies said Saturday that the results of Friday’s second round of polling show strong support for the religious leadership, including loyalists to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Sixty-five seats […]

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Sept. 11 Attack Mastermind, Co-Plotters to be Arraigned

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Five men charged with planning and helping to carry out the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 are due to be arraigned Saturday at the U.S. military base in Cuba. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks, and his four co-defendants have been held for years at a U.S. […]

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Clinton Leaves China for Bangladesh

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has left the diplomatic drama in China for Bangladesh, the latest stop on her South Asian tour. Clinton will meet with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her opposition rival, Begum Khaleda Zia on Saturday. The top U.S. diplomat is also set to meet with Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunnus, […]

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France’s Sarkozy Set for Defeat by Socialist

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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France holds its presidential runoff election Sunday, with Socialist challenger Francois Hollande expected to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. The latest opinion polls indicate President Sarkozy has narrowed the gap behind his Socialist rival, but Mr. Hollande is still expected to emerge victorious. In office five years, President Sarkozy has faced criticism for his handling of […]

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8 Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan security officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least eight suspected insurgents. Authorities say missiles hit a compound Saturday in the Shawal area of the North Waziristan tribal district, along the Afghan border. Pakistan has repeatedly called for an end to U.S. drone strikes on suspected Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistani territory. Pakistan […]

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Curfew Imposed in Cairo Following Deadly Clashes

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s military rulers have imposed an overnight curfew around the Defense Ministry in Cairo after clashes between troops and protesters demanding an immediate end to military rule left one person dead and about 300 injured. Troops fired tear gas and water cannons Friday at tens of thousands of demonstrators. More clashes erupted in the city […]

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