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Obama Daughters Unfazed by Global Spotlight

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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What may have seemed like the start of an exciting new adventure four years ago for Sasha and Malia Obama has apparently turned into the routine. While her father was delivering his second inaugural address Monday, television cameras caught 11-year-old Sasha yawning. She also complimented her father for, in her words, “not messing up” when […]

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US Recommends Disciplinary Action in Failed Gun Smuggling Operation

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department is recommending disciplinary action against 14 past and current employees, including the former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The probe centered on their roles in a botched effort to infiltrate a gun smuggling operation between the United States and Mexico. The long-awaited inspector general’s report also […]

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US Recommends Disciplinary Action in Failed Gun Smuggling Operation

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department is recommending disciplinary action against 14 past and current employees, including the former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The probe centered on their roles in a botched effort to infiltrate a gun smuggling operation between the United States and Mexico. The long-awaited inspector general’s report also […]

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Prices Fall For Key Commodities

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Prices for oil and gold fell on world markets Wednesday, as some worried investors shunned euros and bought U.S. dollars. Concerns about the European debt crisis were a factor in pushing the value of the euro below $1.30. That brought the dollar to its highest level in 11 months. The stronger dollar means the greenback […]

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Chinese Toddler Victim of Hit and Run Dies

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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A two-year-old Chinese girl who was run over by two separate vehicles and ignored by bystanders as she lay critically injured has died, one week after the incident that sparked outrage and public debate about morality in Chinese culture. The hospital in Guandong province that had been treating the girl, known as Yue Yue, said […]

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Chinese Toddler Victim of Hit and Run Dies

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A two-year-old Chinese girl who was run over by two separate vehicles and ignored by bystanders as she lay critically injured has died, one week after the accident and after days of outrage and introspection across Chinese society. The hospital in Guandong province that had been treating the girl, known as Yue Yue, said she […]

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Televised Hit-and-Run Sparks Outrage Across China

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese media are filled with soul-searching and recriminations over the case of a 2-year-old girl who was run over by a van and left bleeding in the street by bystanders until she was run over again. The child, identified as Wang Yue, is in a coma at a hospital in southern Guangdong province and doctors […]

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