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A Look at US Affirmative Action Cases

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could affect colleges and universities that use race as a factor in determining admissions in order to achieve diversity. At issue is a case brought by a white woman who says she was denied entry to the University of Texas because of a school policy that […]

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Romney Earns Endorsement of Two Major Republican Figures

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is picking up a major endorsement Thursday — that of former U.S. president George H.W. Bush. A spokesman for Romney says Mr. Bush will announce his backing at an event in of Houston . Mr. Bush’s endorsement comes one week after his son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, pledged […]

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Romney Earns Endorsement of Two Major Republican Figures

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is planning to endorse Mitt Romney’s campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. A spokesman for Romney says the former president will throw his support to Romney at an event Thursday in of Houston, Texas. Mr. Bush’s endorsement comes one week after his son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, […]

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Romney Earns Endorsement of Two Major Republican Figures

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is planning to endorse Mitt Romney’s campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. A spokesman for Romney says the former president will throw his support to Romney at an event Thursday in of Houston, Texas. Mr. Bush’s endorsement comes one week after his son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, […]

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Iditarod Dog Sled Race Under Way in Alaska

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The 40th Iditarod dog sled race is under way in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska. Some 60 teams, made up of mushers and their dogs, will spend eight days braving cold temperatures and snow traversing the Alaskan wilderness. Participants took part in a short ceremonial run Saturday, ahead of Sunday’s start of timed […]

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Volvo Race Boats Shipped to Next Leg Over Piracy Concerns

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race are shipping five sailboats through the Indian Ocean on an armed transport vessel due to piracy concerns. The 15-ton yachts with 31-meter masts were loaded onto a ship Wednesday at an undisclosed location before leaving on a journey to Sharjah off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Organizers […]

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US Republican Candidate Cain Denies Sexual Harassment Report

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the U.S. Republican presidential candidates, Herman Cain, is denying a report about sexual harassment allegations in the 1990s. The news website Politico.com is reporting Cain was accused by two women of sexually inappropriate behavior while serving as head of the National Restaurant Association. The report says the women were given five-figure financial settlements […]

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US Republican Candidate Cain Denies Sexual Harassment Report

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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One of the U.S. Republican presidential candidates, Herman Cain, is denying a report about sexual harassment allegations in the 1990s. The news website Politico.com is reporting that Cain was accused by two women of sexually inappropriate behavior while serving as president of the National Restaurant Association. The report says the women were given five-figure financial […]

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Piracy Threat Forces Volvo Ocean Race to be Rerouted

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race say the piracy threat in the Indian Ocean has forced them to reroute two parts of the round-the-world contest. Race chief Knut Frostad says organizers made their decision after consulting with naval and commercial intelligence experts about the security risks. In a statement released Thursday, Frostad says the experts’ […]

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Washington, DC Hosts ‘Race for the Cure’

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Mall in Washington, DC was like a sea of pink t-shirts and hats Saturday, as thousands of people gathered for a high-profile race to collect money for breast cancer research. Organizers of the so-called “Race for the Cure” said they expected 40,000 people to run or walk the 5-kilometer race course that […]

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