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Obama Vows Action on Climate Change

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama said in his inaugural speech that he will make climate change a priority in his second term. The president said failing to address the global warming threat would betray the world’s children, and all future generations. Mr. Obama acknowledged that some people do not believe human activity such as burning fossil fuels is […]

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Election Officials Making Voting Easier

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Election day in the United States has traditionally been characterized by long lines, people coming into the office late or leaving early to avoid the rush. Election officials recognize that lifestyles have changed and have taken steps to make it easier for people to cast their ballots and have their voices heard. Thirty-two states and […]

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Media Use Exit Polls to Help Project Winners

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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One term that will be heard frequently throughout media coverage of the president election is “exit poll.” It is the first tangible taste of how the election may turn out, but should not be mistaken for official results. Professional polltsters stand outside voting stations across the country and immediately ask randomly selected voters for whom […]

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Tense History Between China, Nobel Organization

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature is making big news in China, being hailed on television and the Internet, in a marked departure from the past. Just minutes after the Swedish Academy gave the award to Chinese writer Mo Yan, state-run television broke into its usual programming to relay the news. Millions of Chinese took […]

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Tense History Between China, Nobel Organization

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature is making big news in China, being hailed on television and the Internet, in a marked departure from the past. Just minutes after the Swedish Academy gave the award to Chinese writer Mo Yan, state-run television broke into its usual programming to relay the news. Millions of Chinese took […]

Wife of Powerful Chinese Politician Becomes Suspect in Murder Case

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is being held as a prime suspect in the murder of a British businessman, in one of the most sensational scandals to rock China’s Communist Party in decades. The official Xinhua news agency said late Tuesday that Gu Kailai is being investigated for the murder of Neil […]

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Clinton Promises Continued US Support for Rights Groups

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reminded U.S. diplomats of the need for support of civil society and human-rights organizations that have come under fire by governments in the Middle East and North Africa. Clinton told a group of American ambassadors gathered Tuesday in Washington that support for groups promoting “universal” human rights in […]

6 Chinese Killed, Dozens Injured in Congo Blasts

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s embassy in Brazzaville said Monday that six Chinese were killed and dozens more were injured in Sunday’s ammunition depot explosions in the Republic of Congo capital. The official Xinhua news agency quoted Chinese officials as saying the victims worked for the Beijing Construction Engineering Group. About 140 Chinese employees were at the construction site […]

Apple Founder Steve Jobs’ Widow Among Guests at Obama Speech

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 20 guests are sitting with U.S. first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday as President Barack Obama delivers his third State of the Union address before Congress. Among the invitees are Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of late Apple founder Steve Jobs and founder of her own organization helping underserved communities, and astronaut Mark Kelly, […]

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Snow, Tears Capture Mood As North Korea Mourns Kim

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s harsh winter weather seemed to capture perfectly the somber mood of the nation as it mourned the loss of its late leader Kim Jong Il. The funeral procession began early Wednesday under gray skies. A light snowfall grew heavy as the morning progressed, covering the streets of Pyongyang with a blanket of fresh, […]

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