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Egyptian Protests Turn Violent After President Grants Himself Sweeping Powers

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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((new info in last 3 opt grafs, eliminating some old opt grafs) Protesters in several Egyptian cities have attacked the offices of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, as rival pro- and anti-government groups demonstrate in Cairo about a new presidential decree. The violence comes a day after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi put himself above oversight and […]

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Obama Proposes $3.8-Trillion Budget

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is proposing higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations, along with cuts in many government programs as he submits his 2013 federal budget to Congress. Mr. Obama spoke at a community college near Washington, highlighting his push to boost funding for the education needed to help students get technical skills needed […]

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Massive Anti-Wade Protest Held in Senegal’s Capital

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Senegal have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters in the capital Dakar who are calling on President Abdoulaye Wade to give up his controversial bid for a third term. Hundreds of thousands of Senegalese, mostly young people, staged what was to be a peaceful demonstration Tuesday. But by night protests […]

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