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Sandy Strengthens, Threatens 50 Million People on US East Coast

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Sandy has strengthened as it approaches the U.S. East Coast, putting 50 million people in the path of torrential rain, high winds and dangerous tidal surges from one of the largest storms to hit the region in years. Major U.S. cities from Washington to New York came to a standstill Monday, with public transit […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 40 in Afghan Mosque

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber struck a mosque in northern Afghanistan Friday, killing at least 40 people in one of the deadliest such attacks in recent months. Authorities say the bomber struck the mosque in Maymana, the capital of Faryab province, at the start of the three-day Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. Local officials say the young […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 40 in Afghan Mosque

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber struck a mosque in northern Afghanistan Friday, killing at least 40 people in one of the deadliest such attacks in recent months. Authorities say the bomber struck the mosque in Maymana, the capital of Faryab province, at the start of the three-day Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. Local officials say the young […]

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Bangladeshi Man Arrested On Charges Of Plotting Bomb Attack In US

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi man arrested on suspicion that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Federal Reserve building in New York City has appeared in federal court and has been ordered held without bail. Federal authorities arrested 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis in lower Manhattan Wednesday on suspicion that he planned to detonate a van […]

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Obama, Romney Face Off on Economy, Energy and Foreign Policy

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney squared off on the economy, energy and foreign policy during their second debate of the campaign, taking questions from undecided voters during a town hall-style meeting at New York’s Hofstra University. Mr. Romney attacked the president’s record of the last four years, saying he had “doubled” […]

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Obama, Romney Hold Second of Three Debates

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have held their second debate of the campaign, taking questions from undecided voters during a town-hall style meeting at New York’s Hofstra University. After taking questions about energy, the economy, jobs and equal pay for women, an audience member asked Mr. Romney about immigration. The governor […]

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Obama, Romney Face Off on Taxes, Jobs and Energy

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has told his Republican challenger Mitt Romney that his plan to keep tax cuts for the wealthy will increase the deficit and burden Americans. “If somebody came to you, Governor, with a plan that said, ‘Here I want to spend $7 or $8 trillion, and we’re going to pay for it […]

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Biden, Ryan Square Off on Economy, Middle East

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican vice presidential candidate, Representative Paul Ryan, says Americans are watching the “absolute unraveling” of the Obama administration at a time when “problems are growing abroad but jobs aren’t growing at home.” In a nationally televised debate at a small college in Kentucky, Ryan and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden opposed each other’s policy […]

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Biden, Ryan Square Off on Economy, Libya and Iran

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has asked Republicans in Congress, including the Republican presidential challenger’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, to “get out of the way” and let the Obama administration fix the economy. In a nationally televised debate at a small college in Kentucky, Biden blamed Republicans for the country’s economic recession. “They talk […]

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Biden, Ryan Squaring Off in Vice Presidential Debate

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called last month’s fatal attack against the U.S. ambassador to Libya “a tragedy,” promising that whatever “mistakes” were made one month ago “will not be made again.” In a nationally televised debate at a small college in Kentucky, the Republican presidential challenger’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, slammed the […]

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