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Changes on Jerusalem, God Squeek into Democratic Platform

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Day two of the Democratic National Convention has opened by sparking some controversy, with the delegates barely pushing through a controversial change to the party’s platform. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland told the convention the original platform adopted Tuesday erred by dropping a reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the […]

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Republican Platform Vows Tax Reform, Repeal of Obamacare

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Republicans have approved a party platform at their national convention in Tampa, Florida, that would ban all abortions and gay marriages and reject federal spending as a way to help the nation’s ailing economy and create jobs. The platform says congressional Republicans are committed to repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, adding that […]

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Republican Platform Vows Tax Reform, Repeal of Obamacare

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Republicans have approved a toughly-worded party platform at their national convention in Tampa, Florida that would ban all abortions and gay marriages and reject federal spending as a way to help the nation’s ailing economy and create jobs. The platform says congressional Republicans are committed to repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, adding […]

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Life Raft Found Near Sunken Russian Oil Platform

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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A life raft was spotted Monday in the icy waters near a capsized Russian oil rig. The raft could hold as many as 15 people. Rescue crews could not immediately confirm if there are any survivors on board. At least 16 people are dead while the fate of 37 others remains unknown after the drilling […]

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More than 50 Presumed Dead in Russia Oil Platform Accident

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least four people are dead and 49 others missing and presumed dead after a Russian oil rig capsized and sank early Sunday in the frigid Sea of Okhotsk. The Russian Transportation Ministry said 14 crew were rescued by an icebreaker and a tug boat after the platform was smashed by a giant wave and […]

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4 Dead, 49 Missing in Russia Oil Platform Accident

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say search and rescue efforts have been called off for the night, leaving 49 crew members still missing after an oil drilling rig with 67 crew on board capsized and sank in icy waters off the Far East island of Sakhalin. A regional emergency ministry spokesman told reporters that four crewmen were confirmed […]

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2 Dead, 51 Missing in Russia Oil Platform Accident

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say at least two people are dead and 51 are missing after an oil drilling rig with 67 crew on board capsized and sank in icy waters off the Far East island of Sakhalin. A regional emergency ministry spokesman told reporters that 14 crew members were rescued from the Kolskoye platform. They are […]

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