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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot after a recent concussion. The State Department says Clinton’s doctors found the clot in a follow-up exam Sunday. They said it was connected to the concussion she suffered after a fall several weeks ago. Clinton is being treated with anti-clotting medication at […]

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Former President George H.W. Bush Leaves Intensive Care in Texas Hospital

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been moved out of intensive care and into a regular room at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. The 88-year-old Mr. Bush entered the hospital last month for bronchitis and was moved into intensive care last Sunday after developing a fever. A Bush family spokesman says the former president’s […]

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US Senate Votes to Extend Warrantless Surveillance Act

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved a five-year extension of a law allowing the government to conduct wiretapping on foreign citizens without a warrant. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year, cleared the Senate Friday by a 73-23 margin with broad bipartisan support. The legislation now goes to […]

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Obama ‘Modestly Optimistic’ on Last-Minute Fiscal Deal

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is “modestly optimistic” that a deal can be reached with Congress to avert a looming set of tax hikes and spending cuts that threaten to plunge the U.S. economy back into recession. Mr. Obama told reporters Friday that Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic Senator Harry Reid were working […]

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NY Police Charge Woman in Firefighter Ambush Plot

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in western New York state have arrested and charged a 24-year-old woman in connection with the guns used Monday to ambush and kill two firefighters who had responded to a house fire. Authorities say Dawn Nguyen of Rochester faces charges of falsifying documents, but no details were immediately available. Federal charges against her are […]

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Obama, Congressional Leaders Hold Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama held talks Friday with top congressional leaders, in a bid to avert the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax hikes and federal spending cuts. President Obama met at the White House with the Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate — Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, respectively — and House Speaker John […]

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Obama, Congressional Leaders Meet For Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting at the White House with top congressional leaders, in a bid to avert the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax hikes and federal spending cuts. The president called the meeting with the leadership in the House and Senate days before the changes are set to begin January 1. If there […]

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US Port Strike Averted For Now

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal mediator says an agreement has been reached in a port dispute, averting for now a strike by thousands of longshoremen at major U.S. ports. The director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, George Cohen, says a container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in principle between the United States Maritime […]

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Gulf War Commander Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Retired Army General Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78. Schwarzkopf died Thursday of complications from pneumonia in Tampa, Florida, where he lived in retirement. A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as “Stormin’ Norman” because of […]

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Obama to Hold Fiscal Cliff Talks with Top Four Congressional Leaders

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is holding White House talks Friday with the top four congressional leaders as the deadline for avoiding the “fiscal cliff” fast approaches. Mr. Obama will meet with Democratic and Republican Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. […]

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