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Obama Travels to North Carolina for Jobs Meeting

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama travels to North Carolina Monday to hear private-sector proposals for boosting job creation, as he tries to reassure voters worried about a slow economic recovery. Mr. Obama will meet in the city of Durham with 26 business leaders he appointed in to a Jobs and Competitiveness Council. Council leader Jeffrey Immelt, […]

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Poland Agrees to Permanent Air Force Base

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Poland and the United States have signed an agreement that will allow the U.S. Air Force to station its troops permanently in Poland. The agreement allows for the deployment of U.S. aircraft and troops to begin in 2013. The deal was signed Monday in Warsaw by Poland’s Defense Minister Bogdan Klich and U.S. Ambassador Lee […]

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Republican US Presidential Hopefuls to Debate

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Seven Republicans seeking to unseat U.S. President Barack Obama in the 2012 election will meet in their first major debate later Monday. The nationally televised forum on CNN will be held in New Hampshire, where the candidates already are campaigning, months ahead of the first voting contests early next year. According to a CNN/Opinion Research […]

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US Stops North Korean Ship on Suspected Burma Mission

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says its navy intercepted a North Korean ship suspected of carrying missile technology to Burma, and forced the vessel to return home after a standoff lasting several days. Gary Samore, special assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama, identified the cargo vessel as the M/V Light. He said the ship was suspected of […]

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US Stops North Korean Ship on Suspected Burma Mission

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. Navy intercepted a North Korean ship the Navy suspected of carrying missile technology to Burma, and forced the vessel to return home after a standoff lasting several days. It is not certain where the cargo vessel M/V Light was headed, or what it was carrying, but […]

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The Book of Mormon Dominates US Theater Awards

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. theater industry has handed out its top awards to a musical about Mormons and a play about a boy and his horse. The American Theater Wing gave out its annual Tony awards on Sunday, honoring plays and musicals staged on Broadway in New York – considered the highest level of the U.S. theater […]

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NYT: US Spearheads Creation of ‘Shadow Internet’ to Aid Dissidents

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A published report says the U.S. government is financing a global effort to establish what is described as a “shadow” Internet system that would help enable dissidents seeking to undermine repressive governments. According to a report published Sunday in The New York Times, the State Department is leading the effort with an allocation of $2 […]

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Russia Concerned About US Navy Vessel in Black Sea

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has expressed concern about a U.S. warship just off its shores in the Black Sea. The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey is taking part in annual joint military exercises conducted by NATO and Ukraine. Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement Sunday saying Moscow has repeatedly stressed that any elements of the U.S. strategic infrastructure in […]

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Lunch With Warren Buffett Costs $2.6 Million

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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An anonymous bidder has agreed to some $2.6 million for lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The winning bid at the annual charity auction broke the record set last year by a little more than $100. The proceeds go to the Glide Foundation, which provides social services to the poor and homeless in San Francisco. […]

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US Congressman Seeks Help Amid Calls for Resigination

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner says he will enter a treatment center after House Democratic leaders called on him to resign in the aftermath of an online sex scandal. An aide for the New York lawmaker said Saturday Weiner said he would request a leave of absence from the House and seek treatment, but provided no […]

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