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North Korean Leader Calls for More Powerful Rockets

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s leader has called for the development of more powerful rockets, following last week’s successful launch of a long-range rocket. Kim Jong Un made the call for the advancement of North Korean rockets while speaking at a banquet for rocket scientists Friday in Pyongyang. “You should develop and launch a variety of working satellites, […]

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Final Voting in Egypt on New Constitution

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptians are voting Saturday in the second and final round of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. About 25 million Egyptians are eligible to cast ballots. Election officials extended the voting to 11 p.m. local time, as they did in the first round of the referendum last […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America, while two Democratic senators called the group’s response to the Newtown tragedy shamefully inadequate. The executive vice president of the powerful National Rifle Association, or NRA, said tragedies like the massacre […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America, in a suggestion swiftly denounced by Democrats. The executive vice president of the powerful National Rifle Association, or NRA, said tragedies like the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week […]

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Putin Calls EU Heads ‘Wrong’ on Energy Policy

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with European Union officials at a summit in Brussels, discussing contentious issues such as energy, trade, human rights and policy on Syria. Afterward, Mr. Putin and the EU leaders held a contentious news conference in which Mr. Putin called European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council […]

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Obama Nominates John Kerry for Top US Diplomatic Post

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry to be the next secretary of state. At the White House Friday, President Obama praised Kerry as the “perfect” choice to guide American diplomacy in the years ahead. He said Kerry has earned the trust and respect of his Senate colleagues and leaders around the world through […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America. The chief executive for the powerful National Rifle Association held a press conference Friday, one week after 26 people were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The […]

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Police Fire Tear Gas at Clashing Egyptian Protesters

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police have fired tear gas at clashing protesters in Egypt’s northern city of Alexandria on the eve of a second day of polling on a controversial constitutional referendum. Anti-constitution protesters and conservative Islamists threw stones at one another on Friday, prompting riot police to fire tear gas to separate them. At least 20 people were […]

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US Remembers Connecticut Shooting Victims

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other Americans paused Friday morning, remembering the children and adults gunned down by a 20-year-old in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago. Church bells rang in Newtown and other U.S. towns and cities as mourners stood in silence. Authorities say Adam Lanza killed his mother, then went to an elementary school, […]

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Obama to Nominate John Kerry for Top Diplomatic Post

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Senior officials say U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry to take over as Secretary as State. Administration officials, requesting anonymity, say Mr. Obama will make the nomination official later Friday. Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts has served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has traveled on behalf of President […]

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