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Obama to Nominate John Kerry as Secretary of State – Reports

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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News reports say President Barack Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry to be the next U.S. secretary of state. Mr. Obama is expected to announce the selection later Friday. Hillary Clinton has served as the top U.S. diplomat since January 2009, when Mr. Obama took office, but she has said she will astep down early […]

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Israel, Palestinains Reach Cease-fire

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt announced Wednesday a cease-fire in Israel-Gaza hostilities to take effect at 9 p.m. local time. (19 UTC)

Clinton: US Will Not Turn its Back on Libya

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Americans serving accross the world are a “force for peace and progress in the world” that believe “these aspirations are worth fighting for.” She said the questions arise, “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate? In a city we helped save from destruction?” She says […]

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Clinton: Libya Attack Should Shock Conscience of All Faiths

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned “in strongest terms” the mob attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other members of the embassy staff. She says “heavily armed militants” set fire to the consulate building, and the attack should “shock the conscience” of all faiths. In an address […]

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Uganda’s Kiprotich Wins Gold in Olympic Marathon

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda has won the 2012 Olympic men’s marathon in London. Kiprotich finished the course Sunday in two hours, eight minutes, and one second, 26 seconds ahead of runner-up Abel Kirui of Kenya. Kiprtoch surged ahead of Kirui and Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich at mile 23 to take a lead he never relinquished. […]

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US Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Obama’s Healthcare Law

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate element of President Barack Obama’s health care plan, with Chief Justice John Roberts ruling with the more liberal justices. The individual mandate requires Americans to purchase heath insurance or face a financial penalty.

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US Supreme Court Strikes Down Much of Strict Arizona Immigration Law

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down much of the state of Arizona’s tough immigration law, which was designed to make it easier for state police officers to arrest illegal immigrants.

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Morsi Wins Egypt’s Presidential Election

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi has been declared the winner of Egypt’s presidential run-off. A huge cheer went up from Tahrir square where supporters of Mr. Morsi gathered. Mr. Morsi defeated former Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq.

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Egypt’s Mubarak Dead at 84

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the man long seen as the symbol of stability in the Middle East but who was ousted in a popular uprising, has died after suffering a stroke in prison. He was 84. Egypt’s state news agency announced his death late Tuesday. Mubarak ruled Egypt for almost 30 years until he […]

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Mali Interim President Beaten, Taken to Hospital

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim president has been rushed to a hospital after being attacked by protesters who entered the presidential palace. VOA correspondent Anne Look in Bamako reports that interim president Dioncounda Traore was taken away in an ambulance after the incident Monday. The extent of Mr. Traore’s injuries was unknown. Look reports the protesters forced their […]

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