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Japan’s Conservative LDP Sweeps Back to Power

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party will return to power after a landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, after being the opposition for three years. Japanese broadcaster NHK says the LDP, led by former prime minister Shinzo Abe, won 293 seats and its coalition partner New Komeito 31 in the 480-member House of Representatives. That would secure […]

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Obama to Visit Town Shattered by School Shooting

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama travels on Sunday to Newtown, Connecticut, in an effort to comfort a shattered town reeling from a school shooting that left 20 young children and six adults dead. A White House statement released Saturday said Mr. Obama will meet with the families of those who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook […]

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Egyptians Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The polls have closed in the first round of voting in a referendum on Egypt’s controversial new constitution. Half of Egypt’s eligible voters cast ballots Saturday for the draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Men and women are voting separately at schools in Cairo and nine other provinces. Egyptian President Mohamed […]

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Police Release names of Dead in School Massacre

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Connecticut state police have released the names of 26 people — including 20 small children — shot dead Friday in a school massacre that sent shock waves across the United States and beyond. A police spokesman released the names Saturday afternoon, pleading with journalists in the shattered community of Newtown to respect the privacy of […]

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Police Release names of Dead in School Massacre

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Connecticut state police have released the names of 26 people — including 18 small children — shot dead Friday in a school massacre that sent shock waves across the United States and beyond. A police spokesman released the names Saturday afternoon, pleading with journalists in the shattered community of Newtown to respect the privacy of […]

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Police Release names of Dead in School Massacre

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Connecticut state police have released the names of 26 people — including 18 small children — shot dead Friday in a school massacre that sent shock waves across the United States and beyond. A police spokesman released the names Saturday afternoon, pleading with journalists in the shattered community of Newtown to respect the privacy of […]

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America Grieves Connecticut School Massacre

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of mourners descended on a church in in Newtown, Connecticut Friday night to grieve the deaths of 20 young children and six adults killed by a lone gunman at a local elementary school. Television footage showed hundreds more mourners outside the packed church, as the community and the nation sought to absorb the scope […]

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Obama: ‘Overwhelming Grief’ Over Deadly Mass School Shooting

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A tearful U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the American public Friday, saying “our hearts are broken” by the school massacre near New York City that left 20 young children and six adults dead. A gunman also died at the scene. Mr. Obama spoke shortly after ordering U.S. flags at the White House and federal facilities […]

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Obama: ‘Overwhelming Grief’ Over Deadly Mass School Shooting

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A tearful U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the American public Friday, saying “our hearts are broken” by the school massacre near New York City that left 20 young children and six adults dead. A gunman also died at the scene. Mr. Obama spoke shortly after ordering U.S. flags at the White House and federal facilities […]

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No Progress in Obama, Boehner Meeting on Fiscal Cliff

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, has met again with President Barack Obama at the White House to talk about the looming fiscal cliff, but no progress was reported. The two spoke for about one hour. Officials from both sides called the talks “frank,” but gave no details. All sides must […]

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