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President Obama Awards Medal of Honor

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has awarded the Medal of Honor to former Marine Corps Corporal Dakota Meyer for conspicuous gallantry and exhibiting fearlessness at the risk of his life while in combat. Mr. Obama said at the White House Thursday the ceremony paid tribute to a man who placed himself “in the thick of the […]

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US MEDAL OF HONOR correction 1st UPD

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to award the Medal of Honor to a former Marine Corps corporal for conspicuous gallantry and exhibiting fearlessness at the risk of his life while in combat. Dakota Meyer will receive the award at a White House ceremony Thursday. Meyer was serving in Afghanistan with an embedded Marine training […]

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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 10:37 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to award the Medal of Honor to a former Marine Corps corporal for conspicuous gallantry and exhibiting fearlessness at the risk of his life while in combat. Dakota Meyer will receive the award at a White House ceremony Thursday. Meyer was serving in Afghanistan with an embedded Marine training […]

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Peru Soldiers Killed In Rebel Attack

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 5:42 am (UTC-5)
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Peruvian military officials say two troops have been killed in an helicopter attack by Shining Path rebels. They say the soldiers were patrolling the Apurimac and Ene River valley when they came under fire Wednesday. Authorities say Shining Path rebels have ties to the drug trade in the valley area. The Maoist Shining Path rebels […]

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Scaffolding Accident Disrupts Mexico to U.S. Border Crossing

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 3:23 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say scaffolding collapsed on several cars at a busy border crossing with Mexico, forcing vehicle traffic to be detoured to nearby border crossings. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reopened the San Ysidro crossing to pedestrian traffic late Wednesday, hours after the collapse. The scaffolding collapse injured several people. Eleven people, including four construction […]

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Haitian Protesters Demand UN Withdrawal

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Haiti have clashed with hundreds of protesters demanding United Nations troops leave the country after peacekeepers allegedly sexually assaulted a young man. Police in the capital city of Port-au-Prince fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators Wednesday, while some demonstrators threw rocks at police. The protest was sparked after a video taken on […]

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Chile Rocked by Early Morning Earthquake

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Chile early Wednesday . The earthquake was centered 35 kilometers north of Valparaiso, Chile and 119 kilometers northwest of Santiago, Chile. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred offshore, at a depth of 19 kilometers. The Chilean emergency office ONEMI said there were no early reports of damage. There […]

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Earthquake Shakes Chile

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Chile early Wednesday . The earthquake was centered 35 kilometers north of Valparaiso, Chile and 119 kilometers northwest of Santiago, Chile. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred offshore, at a depth of 19 kilometers. There were no early reports of damage or injuries. There have been several earthquakes […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Expects 1 More Round of Chemotherapy

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 8:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will likely undergo a fourth round of chemotherapy in his battle with cancer, and that it should be his final round. President Chavez made the comment Tuesday in Caracas during an interview with a television station. Mr. Chavez recently completed his third round of treatment in Venezuela. He underwent […]

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11 Dead, More Than 200 Injured in Argentina Train-Bus Accident

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Argentina say a train slammed into a bus and was then struck by another train during the morning rush hour, leaving at least 11 people dead and 200 others injured. Officials say the deadly accident occurred in Buenos Aires Tuesday as thousands of commuters were pouring into the capital’s Flores station to head […]

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