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Novelist Gore Vidal Dies at 86

Posted August 1st, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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(fixes typo graf 4)) American writer Gore Vidal, whose intellectual novels, essays and plays sharply examined politics and culture, has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 86. His literary career began with a novel he wrote while enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. But it was his third book, “The […]

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Burmese Forces Targeting Muslims: Report

Posted August 1st, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says Burmese security forces have committed killings, rape, and mass arrests against Rohingya Muslims in western Burma in the aftermath of deadly sectarian violence in June. The New York-based group said in a report Wednesday that Burmese forces failed to intervene as long simmering tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims erupted into […]

Authorities: Mass Shooting Suspect Sent Package Describing an Attack

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Law enforcement officials say the suspect in last week’s mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater sent a package to a university psychiatrist containing a notebook describing an attack. The package, which reportedly included stick figure drawings of a gunman shooting people, was sent before the shootings. The exact date is unknown. The University of […]

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Romney Begins International Tour

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London Thursday as he begins a three-nation international tour. The presumptive Republican Party nominee arrived in the British capital Wednesday for talks with Mr. Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and former prime minister Tony Blair. Romney will also attend Friday’s opening […]

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Romney Begins Overseas Tour as Obama Pledges to Reduce Gun Violence

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London Thursday as he begins a three-nation tour aimed at boosting his foreign policy credentials. The presumptive Republican Party nominee arrived in the British capital Wednesday for talks with Mr. Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and former prime minister Tony […]

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UN: Women Need More Help in Fight Against AIDS

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A doctor with the United Nations Children’s Fund has called for expanding AIDS prevention and treatment for women beyond their pregnancies. UNICEF’s Chewe Luo told an International AIDS conference Wednesday in Washington that most countries do not automatically continue anti-AIDS drugs for HIV-infected women after their babies are born. She also said girls 10 to […]

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Battles Rage in Syrian Cities of Aleppo, Damascus

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition activists say security forces have used attack helicopters and machine guns to pound targets in Damascus suburbs and Aleppo in an bid to oust rebels. Activists also say anti-government related unrest is occurring in other regions Wednesday, including Hama and Idlib, where there shelling and gunfire are reported. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]

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SOMALI PRESIDENT VOA

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has thanked the Voice of America for its recent poll of Somali opinion about the country’s draft constitution. In a letter received Tuesday by VOA, the president said the poll has allowed Somalis to share their views regarding the document’s most controversial articles. He said the new constitution is […]

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US State Set to Execute Murderer Who Claims Mental Disability

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that it is unconstitutional to execute people who are mentally retarded, saying those defendants “face a special risk of wrongful execution.” The decision left it up to individual states to decide what level of proof defendants must show of their mental capacity. The 52-year-old Hill will also be the […]

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Norway Marks Anniversary of Breivik’s Massacre

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Norway on Sunday marked the first anniversary of a bomb and gun massacre that left 77 people dead, with Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg saying the nation responded to the tragedy by reaffirming its democratic and tolerant values. During a wreath-laying ceremony at the bomb site, Mr. Stoltenberg said the bomb and the bullets were meant […]

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