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South Korea’ President-elect Pledges to Work For People’s Livelihoods

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s president-elect Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has pledged to keep her campaign promises and work for the livelihood and unity of the nation’s people. The conservative five-term lawmaker held a rally in the capital, Seoul, after her election victory Wednesday. She said the competition was tough, but that her victory belongs to everyone. […]

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South Korea Elects 1st Woman President, Dictator Park’s Daughter

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has been elected to become South Korea’s first female head of state. Ms. Park, a conservative five-term lawmaker, won the election Wednesday with 51.6 percent of the vote to 48 percent for her opponent Moon Jae-in, with more than 90 percent of the votes counted. Moon conceded the race shortly […]

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Obama Backs Assault Weapons Ban; Town Buries More Shooting Victims

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says President Barack Obama is “actively supportive” of planned legislation reinstating a national ban on assault weapons — one of several demands by gun control supporters revived in the wake of last week’s school massacre in Connecticut. White House spokesman Jay Carney spoke Tuesday, as the shattered community of Newtown, Connecticut continued […]

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Schools Reopen in US Town Where Mass Shooting Occurred

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Students returned to school in a small Connecticut town Tuesday, except for those who went to Sandy Hook Elementary, where one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history took place. Schools in Newtown, Connecticut, opened two hours late as parents, educators and police hoped to resume some normalcy, four days after a gunman opened […]

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Officials: Landmine Kills 10 Girls in E. Afghanistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 10 young girls died in an explosion as they were collecting firewood Monday in eastern Afghanistan. Authorities say they believe the blast came from an old landmine, one of many that are hidden in fields and rural areas across the country after decades of war. But the area near Pakistan is in […]

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Officials: Landmine Kills 10 Girls in E. Afghanistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 10 young girls died in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan as they were collecting firewood Monday. Authorities say they believe the blast came from an old landmine, one of many that are still hidden in fields and rural areas across the country after decades of war. General John Allen, the commander of […]

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Taliban Targeted US Company in Kabul Blast

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s Taliban has claimed responsibility for a blast in Kabul at a compound owned by a U.S. military contractor. Authorities say two Afghan workers were killed and at least a dozen other people were wounded in Monday’s blast in the capital. A Taliban spokesman called the attack a suicide bombing targeting an American company that […]

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Obama Joins Mourners in Town Shattered by School Shooting

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to use all his power to make sure that tragedies like Friday’s killing of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school are never repeated. Mr. Obama joined mourners Sunday night in Newtown, Connecticut where a gunman on a rampage killed the 26 at the school after also […]

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Obama Joins Mourners in Town Shattered by School Shooting

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to use all his power to make sure that tragedies like Friday’s killing of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school are never repeated. Mr. Obama joined mourners Sunday night in Newtown, Connecticut where a gunman’s rampage killed the 26 people. He told those gathered for a […]

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Obama Joins Mourners in Town Shattered by School Shooting

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to use all his power to make sure that tragedies like Friday’s killing of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school are never repeated. Mr. Obama Sunday night joined mourners in Newtown, Connecticut where a gunman’s rampage killed the 26. He told people at a nighttime vigil […]

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