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Bieber Wins Artist of the Year at American Music Awards

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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An 18-year-old has won the top prize at the American Music Awards. Canadian Justin Bieber won artist of the year Sunday in Los Angeles at the 40th anniversary show, beating out Rihanna, Maroon 5, Drake, and Katy Perry. The teenager said when he accepted his award that it was “hard growing up with everyone watching […]

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US Citizen Jailed for Insulting Thai King Freed by Royal Pardon

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. man who was sentenced to 30 months in a Thai prison for insulting the king has been freed by a royal pardon. Joe Gordon was convicted in December for translating parts of a locally banned biography about King Bhumibol Adulyadej U.S. Embassy spokesperson Walter Braunohler told VOA he does not know the reason […]

US Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed American Contractor

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department is calling on Cuba to immediately release imprisoned American contractor Alan Gross, saying his health has worsened and that he can no longer walk. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Gross, who was arrested more than two-and-a-half years ago, has lost 45 kilograms in detention and is no longer able to […]

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Obama: Drug Violence in Mexico Could Hurt Relations with US

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says drug-related violence in Mexico could have what he calls a “deteriorating effect” on U.S.-Mexican relations. Mr. Obama spoke Monday after a White House summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Mexico’s war against drug gangs fighting for turf near the U.S. border was a major […]

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Obama: Drug Violence in Mexico Could Hurt Relations with US

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says drug-related violence in Mexico could have what he calls a “deteriorating effect” on U.S.-Mexican relations. Mr. Obama spoke Monday after a White House summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Mexico’s war against drug gangs fighting for turf near the U.S. border was a major […]

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Obama: Drug Violence in Mexico Could Hurt Relations with US

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says drug-related violence in Mexico could have what he calls a “deteriorating effect” on U.S.-Mexican relations. Mr. Obama spoke Monday after a White House summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Mexico’s war against drug gangs fighting for turf near the U.S. border was a major […]

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Economy, Security Lead North American Summit Agenda

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon at the White House Monday for a North American summit that focused on the economy and regional security. In a press conference with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts, Mr. Obama said the United States has accelerated its cooperation with […]

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Economy, Security Lead North American Summit Agenda

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting the leaders of Canada and Mexico for a summit in Washington focusing on economic growth, security and climate change. The White House says Monday’s North American Leaders’ Summit is a chance for the three countries to expand their cooperation in those areas. Mr. Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and […]

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US Breaks Ground on African American Museum

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The National Mall in Washington is getting a new, long-awaited museum dedicated to the experience of African Americans. U.S. President Barack Obama and other dignitaries – including former first lady Laura Bush – helped break ground Wednesday on the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Obama called on the museum to serve […]

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Bankrupt American Airlines to Cut 13,000 Jobs

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Bankrupt American Airlines says it has to cut costs 20 percent as it tries to reorganize and return to profitability. Media reports say the airline plans to eliminate 13,000 jobs, from management all the way down to maintenance workers. The airline’s chief executive, Thomas Horton, says in a letter to employees that American will use […]

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