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Crews Battle Ferocious US Wildfire

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Fire crews battled Wednesday to contain a wildfire that has consumed nearly 160,000 hectares in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona, and is showing no signs of letting up. Officials say the blaze has forced more than 5,000 people to evacuate from mountain communities near Arizona’s border with the state of New Mexico. There have […]

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Democrats Urge Embattled US Congressman to Resign

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:16 pm (UTC-5)
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Key Democrats have joined Republicans in urging Democratic U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner to resign as he faces an online sex scandal. Democratic Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz said Wednesday Weiner should step down in light of his “offensive behavior online.” She said having the respect of constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress. Schwartz holds a […]

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White House Defends Obama Meeting with Gabon President

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House has defended President Barack Obama’s decision to meet Gabon’s president despite corruption accusations leveled against him. Mr. Obama meets with Gabon President Ali Bongo at the White House Thursday, after welcoming Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the invitation to Mr. Bongo was appropriate because Gabon […]

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Obama Expresses ‘Sorrow’ over Recent Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed his “sorrow” to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over civilian deaths that U.S.-led airstrikes recently caused in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. White House press secretary Jay Carney says Presidents Obama and Karzai spoke for about an hour via videoconference Wednesday to discuss the state of the war in Afghanistan. Carney said […]

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Crews Battle Ferocious US Wildfire

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Fire crews battled Wednesday to contain a wildfire that has consumed nearly 160,000 hectares in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona, and is showing no signs of letting up. Officials say the blaze has forced some 3,000 people to evacuate their homes in mountain communities near Arizona’s border with the state of New Mexico. There […]

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Credit Agency Warns Washington

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the major global credit rating agencies says it is worried about the direction of political debate in Washington as members of Congress bicker over raising the legal limit on borrowing by the U.S. Government. U.S. officials say Congress must raise the “debt ceiling” by August 2, or the country will be in danger […]

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Obama Expresses Sorrow Over Afghan Civilian Deaths

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is trying to ease tensions over continuing civilian casualties in Afghanistan, even as it prepares to pull some of its troops out of the country. U.S. President Barack Obama “expressed his sorrow” over civilian casualties, most recently in Helmand province. He spoke during a video teleconference Wednesday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. […]

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Obama: Manufacturing Key to US Economic Health

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says America can “win the future” by rebuilding its manufacturing sector. Mr. Obama spoke Wednesday after visiting an automotive training center at a community college in Virginia, outside Washington. Mr. Obama said a slow economic recovery has left too many Americans out of work, and he called on lawmakers and industries […]

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Obama Expresses Sorrow Over Afghan Civilian Deaths

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is trying to ease tensions over continuing civilian casualties in Afghanistan, even as it prepares to pull some of its troops out of the country. U.S. President Barack Obama “expressed his sorrow” over civilians casualties, most recently in Helmand province. He spoke during a video teleconference Wednesday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. […]

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Credit Agency Warns Washington

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the major global credit rating agencies says it is worried about the direction of political debate in Washington as members of Congress bicker over raising the legal limit on borrowing by the U.S. Government. U.S. officials say Congress must raise the “debt ceiling” by August 2, or the country will be in danger […]

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