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More Suicides Than Combat Deaths in US Military

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon says 349 U.S. servicemen and women killed themselves last year, more than the number of troops killed in combat. The number is up from the 301 military suicides in 2011. Some experts predict the number will be even higher this year. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has called suicides in the armed forces an […]

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Argo Wins Top Awards at Golden Globes

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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The film Argo was the surprise winner Sunday at the Golden Globes Awards Sunday in Hollywood. The film took home the best dramatic picture prize, and its director, Ben Affleck, won the best director award. Those top nods were widely favored to be won by either Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty. However, Daniel Day Lewis […]

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Lincoln, Argo, Life of Pi Major Contenders at Golden Globes

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Steven Spielberg’s popular movie Lincoln, a portrait of the president who steered the United States through its civil war in the 19th century, and the Iranian hostage crisis drama Argo were favorites at Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards in Hollywood. Lincoln was nominated for seven awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor for Daniel Day Lewis, […]

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Lincoln, Argo, Life of Pi Major Contenders at Golden Globes

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Steven Speilberg’s popular movie Lincoln, that portrays the 16th U.S. president, and the Iranian hostage crisis drama Argo are favorites at Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards in Hollywood. Lincoln enters the awards with seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor for Daniel Day Lewis, and Best Director for Spielberg. Argo has five nominations, also including […]

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Miss New York Wins 2013 Miss America Crown

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A 23-year-old New Yorker has won the Miss America crown. Mallory Hagan won the beauty pageant held Saturday at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Hagan captured the pageant’s top prize after tap dancing to James Brown’s Get Up Off of That Thing in the contest’s talent competition. She also […]

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Aaron Swartz, Internet Activist, Dead at 26

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Twenty-six-year-old computer prodigy and Internet activist Aaron Swartz has been found dead in his apartment in New York. The New York medical examiner said Friday Swartz apparently hanged himself. He had publicly discussed on his blog his struggle with depression. Swartz was set to go on trial later this year on federal charges that he […]

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NY Declares Health Emergency as Flu Spreads on Continent

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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New York state declared a public health emergency Saturday, in the latest push against the influenza epidemic gripping the United States and threatening parts of Canada. The executive order allows pharmacists to administer flu shots to individuals under age 18, clearing the way for vaccinations to children as young as six months old. The mayor […]

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Obama: End of Afghan War in Sight

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly address that the core U.S. objective for going to war in Afghanistan is within reach. The president said Saturday the goal of ensuring that al-Qaida will never be able to use Afghanistan again to launch attacks against America will be met and the war in Afghanistan will […]

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Democrats Urge Obama to Consider Unilateral Debt Hike

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Top U.S. Democratic Senate leaders have urged President Barack Obama to consider measures that would bypass congressional approval to make sure the country does not default on it debts. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his leadership team said in a letter to the president that he should use “any lawful steps” under his authority […]

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Democrats Urge Obama to Consider Unilateral Debt Hike

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Top U.S. Democratic Senate leaders have urged President Barack Obama to consider measures that would bypass congressional approval to make sure the country does not default on it debts. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his leadership team said in a letter to the president that he should use “any lawful steps” under his authority […]

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