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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush To Boost Romney, Defend Ex-President

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be taking the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa – just not in the way many of his supporters envisioned four years ago. At one point, supporters had hoped to see the 59-year-old son of former president George H.W. Bush and younger brother of former president George […]

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Marco Rubio To Speak at RNC in Tampa

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, of Florida, will be addressing the Republican National Convention on its final night. The native Floridian has serve in the Senate since 2010. Though never a Tea party candidate, Rubio is a favorite among Tea Party conservatives. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters in June that Rubio was being vetted […]

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Condoleezza Rice: A Prominent Republican Voice on Foreign Policy

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Condoleezza Rice, a respected foreign-policy voice in the Republican Party, was the first African-American woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. Rice held senior positions in the Republican administrations of former president George H.W. Bush and his son, former president George W. Bush. Her prominent appearance at the Republican convention this year, in support […]

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Determined Gymnast Makes Olympic History

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Gymnast Gabby Douglas has always been determined. That determination pushed Douglas from her East Coast home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to the Midwestern state of Iowa, and then to the London Olympics. The 16-year-old made history this week, becoming the first African American gold medalist in the individual all-around. Douglas’ tenacity helped convince her mother […]

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U.S.-Educated Islamist is Egypt’s New Leader

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Once jailed by former president Hosni Mubarak, Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi will be Egypt’s first freely elected president. The 60-year-old U.S.-educated engineer has promised an inclusive government, despite his affiliation with the powerful Muslim Brotherhood. Born in 1951 in Sharqiya on the Nile delta, Mr. Morsi studied engineering at Cairo University before pursuing a doctorate […]

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Bo Xilai Was Rising Political Star in China Before Scandal

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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The suspension of Bo Xilai from the top ranks of China’s Communist Party has derailed the career of a “princeling” heir to a political dynasty. Bo’s father, Bo Yibo, was one of the founders of the People’s Republic of China, and one of the eight leaders known as the “immortals” who steered Chinese politics away […]

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Malawi’s President – in Power Since 2004

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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President Bingu wa Mutharika has ruled Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa, since 2004. The country was formerly known as Nyasaland. Mr. Mutharika is the head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, which won a landslide victory in 2009 general elections and has the majority in parliament. An economist by education, Mr. Mutharika was […]

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Owner of Capsized Ship Is World’s Largest Cruise Line

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based Carnival Corporation, the owner of the luxury cruise ship sinking off the Italian coast and th world’s largest cruise line, faces millions of dollars in losses from the accident and perhaps years of litigation over damage claims. Carnival is based in the southern city of Miami, Florida and annually attracts about half the world’s […]

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Posted January 13th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rauf Denktash was a Turkish Cypriot politician and leader of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. He was born January 27, 1924, just a year before Cyprus became a British Colony. He was the son of a judge who worked in the British administration. After graduating from the English high school in Nicosia in 1941, […]

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Michele Bachmann: Rose to Popularity in Tea Party Movement

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Before dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann capitalized on support from the conservative Tea Party movement. Bachmann helped found the Tea Party caucus in the House of Representatives. In August, she became the first woman to win the Iowa straw poll, a non-binding early test of popularity […]

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