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Final Four: A Look at the US Republican Presidential Candidates

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Four candidates remain in the race to determine the U.S. Republican Party’s challenger to Democratic President Barack Obama. Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, had a successful career as a businessman before becoming a politician. This is his second time running for the Republican presidential nomination after an unsuccessful bid in 2008. This time, […]

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Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum Hang On in Republican Race

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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In the crowded fight for the Republican presidential nomination, three well-known candidates have loyal followings, but trail far behind in opinion polls. Michele Bachmann , a Republican U.S. Representative for the state of Minnesota, helped found the House Tea Party caucus. In August she became the first woman to win the Iowa straw poll, but […]

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Profiles of Libya’s New Cabinet Ministers

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Libya has named the interim Cabinet of a transitional government whose mission is to govern until next year, when the country plans to hold the first parliamentary elections of the post-Moammar Gadhafi era. Here are profiles of some of the leading Cabinet members appointed Tuesday, November 22. Defense Minister Osama al-Juwali Juwali is a militia […]

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A Look at Palestinian Prisoners Expected To Be Freed

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a list of some key Palestinian inmates slated to be freed in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit: Nael Barghouthi: Believed to be the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner. He received a life sentence in 1978 for his role in the murder of an Israeli during a Palestinian commando operation. He is sometimes referred […]


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