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White House Nears Submission of Trade Legislation to Congress

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he will have an announcement soon on long-delayed free trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. The president told reporters Monday the announcement would come “in the next day or so.” The three deals — negotiated by Mr. Obama’s Republican predecessor, President George W. Bush — could potentially boost […]

New US Supreme Court Session Could Include Health Care, Immigration

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court opened Monday for a new session that could tackle a number of major cases, including President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and a controversial immigration law in Arizona. The nine justices will decide in the coming weeks and months whether to hear the constitutional challenges to President Obama’s signature domestic policy. […]

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US Terror Suspect to Appear in Court in Aerial Bomb Plot on Washington

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. citizen accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled planes carrying explosives is due to appear in a federal court Monday for a bail hearing. Twenty-six year old Rezwan Ferdaus was arrested last Wednesday after undercover federal agents delivered materials that he allegedly requested for use in the plot. […]

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US Supreme Court to Hear Health Care Law in New Session

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s new session opens Monday. It is likely to include a host of controversial cases involving federal powers, including health care, immigration law and affirmative action. The nine justices will decide in the coming weeks and months whether to hear constitutional challenges to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy – health care. […]

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Jamaican PM Explains Resignation

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Jamaica’s outgoing leader said Sunday that public perceptions about his handling of a U.S. extradition request for a notorious drug gang leader contributed to his recent decision to step down. Prime Minister Bruce Golding said in a nationally televised address that questions about the role he played in the extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke had […]

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12 People Killed in Mexico

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Mexico’s Guerrero state say they have found seven bullet-riddled bodies in the resort town of Zihuatenejo. Guerrero state police say the victims were found Sunday. A local newspaper has published a photograph of the bodies, showing messages lying near the half-naked and bloodied victims whose feet were tied to a street pole. The […]

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Anti-Wall Street Group to Continue Protests After Mass Arrests

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters decrying corporate greed and other grievances maintained a presence in New York City’s financial district Sunday, one day after more than 700 of them were arrested as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The group “Occupy Wall Street” has been camped out for two weeks. On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge was shut […]

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Anti-Wall Street Group to Continue Protests After Mass Arrests

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters decrying corporate greed and other grievances maintained a presence in New York City’s financial district Sunday, one day after more than 700 of them were arrested as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The group “Occupy Wall Street” have been camped out for two weeks. On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge was shut […]

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Hurricane Ophelia Heads Towards Newfoundland

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. forecasters have downgraded Hurricane Ophelia to a Category 2 hurricane as it continues moving northward towards Newfoundland. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its latest bulletin Sunday that Ophelia’s winds have decreased to 175 kilometers per hour and it is traveling north-northeast towards Cape Race, Newfoundland in Canada. The eye is expected […]

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Suspicious Package Delivered to Home of Biden’s Brother

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say a suspicious package containing a powdery substance delivered on Saturday to the home of Vice President Joe Biden’s brother appears to be harmless. The envelope was mailed to Francis Biden’s Ocean Ridge home in Florida. No injuries were reported, though the area surrounding Biden’s home was evacuated while the bomb squad investigated. […]

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