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Biden, Ryan Squaring Off in Vice Presidential Debate

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called last month’s fatal attack against the U.S. ambassador to Libya “a tragedy,” promising that whatever “mistakes” were made one month ago “will not be made again.” In a nationally televised debate at a small college in Kentucky, the Republican presidential challenger’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, slammed the […]

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Biden, Ryan Squaring Off in Vice Presidential Debate

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and the Republican presidential challenger’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, are trying to persuade voters that their ticket will best handle America’s future, as the only scheduled vice presidential debate before the November election got underway Wednesday night.. The nationally televised event at a small college in Kentucky started up […]

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Biden, Ryan Squaring Off in Vice Presidential Debate

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is about to square off against the Republican presidential challenger’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, in their only scheduled debate. The nationally televised event at a small college in Kentucky comes as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is gaining momentum in voter opinion polls after his strong performance in last […]

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US Vice Presidential Candidates Squaring Off in Debate

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is about to square off against the Republican presidential challenger’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, in their only scheduled debate. The nationally televised event at a small college in Kentucky comes as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is gaining momentum in voter opinion polls after his strong performance in last […]

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New Somali PM Pledges Competent, Trustworthy Government

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s new prime minister has pledged to form a competent, trustworthy government ready to work toward developing the country, as it emerges from a United Nations-backed transition plan. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdoon Saaid told VOA in his first interview since taking the post that he will base his agenda on Somali President Hassan Sheikh […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Removes Prosecutor General

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s president has removed his prosecutor general from office after a court acquitted loyalists of ousted President Hosni Mubarak of organizing a brutal attack on protesters last year. Egyptian state television announced Thursday that President Mohammed Morsi removed General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud and named him as the country’s ambassador to the Vatican. The announcement follows […]

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US Vice Presidential Candidates to Meet in Pivotal Debate

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The 2012 U.S. presidential campaign reaches another pivotal moment Thursday when Vice President Joe Biden and his Republican challenger, Representative Paul Ryan, meet in their only scheduled debate. The nationally televised event at a small college in Kentucky comes as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is gaining momentum in voter opinion polls after his strong […]

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New Somali PM Pledges Competent, Trustworthy Government

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s new prime minister has pledged to form a competent, trustworthy government ready to work toward developing the country, as it emerges from a U.N.-backed transition plan. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdoon Saaid told VOA in his first interview since taking the post that he will base his agenda on Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s […]

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Romney Campaigns in Ohio as White House Race Tightens

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will spend another day in the crucial swing state of Ohio Wednesday, as he continues to inch closer to President Barack Obama in public opinion polls. Recent nationwide polls show the former Massachusetts governor essentially tied with the president with less than a month remaining before the November 6 […]

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Gillard Defends Passionate Parliamentary Speech on Sexism

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is defending a passionate speech before parliament in which she slammed an opposition leader for having what she said are sexist and misogynist views. Ms. Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, on Tuesday unleashed a blistering, 15-minute attack on Tony Abbott, accusing him of having a “repulsive double standard” on […]

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