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Obama to Nominate John Kerry as Secretary of State – Reports

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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News reports say President Barack Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry to be the next U.S. secretary of state. Mr. Obama is expected to announce the selection later Friday. Hillary Clinton has served as the top U.S. diplomat since January 2009, when Mr. Obama took office, but she has said she will astep down early […]

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Former US Football Coach Gets Decades in Prison for Child Sex Abuse

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. college football coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison after being found guilty earlier this year of sexually abusing young boys. The sentence, handed down by a judge in Pennsylvania Tuesday, means the 68-year-old retired Pennsylvania State University assistant coach will likely spend the rest of his […]

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Internal Report: Penn State Officials Concealed Abuse

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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An internal investigation into the Penn State University child abuse scandal found that university leaders, including late head football coach Joe Paterno, “concealed critical facts” about former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys. Former FBI director Louis Freeh was hired by university trustees to look into the scandal after Sandusky was arrested. […]

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Ex-Giiffords Aide Wins Her Congressional Seat

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Democrat Ron Barber has won a special election in Arizona to finish the term of a congresswoman who was wounded in a mass shooting last year. Barber, who was an aide to former Democratic representative Gabrielle Giffords, defeated Republican Jesse Kelly in Tuesday’s election. Giffords resigned her seat in the House of Representatives this past […]

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Arizonans Vote to Replace Representative Gabrielle Giffords

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in several U.S. states go to the polls for congressional primary elections Tuesday, and voters in Arizona will elect a replacement for Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat. Giffords resigned in January, a year after being shot in the head during a public appearance in Tucson, Arizona. Six people died in the shooting and 13 […]

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India’s Most Populous State Votes in Key Election

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Millions of people are heading to the polls in India’s most populous state, in a month-long election that pits a powerful low caste leader against the ruling Congress Party with repercussions that could affect the entire country. Analysts expect the seven-stage election to be a major national test for the ruling party, which has been […]

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Obama Takes New Economic Plan on Tour

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama begins a three-day, five-state trip Wednesday to take to the American people the economic plan he unveiled in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The president, who faces a contentious re-election bid this year, outlined a blueprint that he says will work for everyone, not just the wealthy. Mr. […]

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Obama Unveils Economic “Blueprint” He Says Will Benefit All

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama used his third State of the Union address Tuesday to outline a new economic blueprint that he says will work for everyone, not just the wealthy. The president’s speech on the nation’s progress Tuesday came as he faces a contentious re-election bid this year. Mr. Obama told a joint session of […]

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Obama Promotes Economic Fairness in State of the Union Address

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has used his third State of the Union address to outline a new economic blueprint that he says will work for everyone, not just the wealthy. The president’s speech on the nation’s progress Tuesday came as he faces a contentious re-election bid this year. Mr. Obama told a joint session of […]

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Obama Calls for a Streamlined Government

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says he will not back down from government regulations that ensure oil companies clean up huge spills, protect children from pollution, and make sure American’s food and water supply is safe. In his annual State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday, the president said some government rules are “outdated, unnecessary and too […]

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