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Obama Supports Efforts by Bahrain to Ease Crisis

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the strong U.S. commitment to Bahrain, and says he supports efforts by the Gulf nation to ease its political crisis. Mr. Obama made his remarks after meeting Tuesday at the White House with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa. The White House said the president welcomed the […]

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White House Holds Lavish State Dinner for Merkel

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is getting a taste of local cuisine when she dines with U.S. President Barack Obama at a formal reception at the White House. In addition to regionally-sourced ingredients like Maryland crabs, the menu for the state dinner Tuesday evening includes a couldn’t-be-more local salad, grown in First Lady Michelle Obama’s garden […]

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Obama Supports Efforts by Bahrain to Ease Crisis

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the strong U.S. commitment to Bahrain, and says he supports efforts by the Gulf nation to ease its political crisis. Mr. Obama made his remarks after meeting Tuesday at the White House with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa. The White House said the president expressed support […]

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Mumbai Attacls Trial Wraps Up in Chicago

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A jury in Chicago heard closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of a Pakistani-born Canadian national, Tahawwur Rana, who is charged with helping plan the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victoria Peters told jurors it was clear that Rana knew and helped confessed conspirator David Coleman Headley scout targets in […]

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Bernanke: US Economic Recovery Slow, but Progressing

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the U.S. central bank says the nation’s economic recovery has been “slower than expected” but the outlook for the second half of the year is more promising. In a speech Tuesday in Atlanta, Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke said the jobs situation remains “far from normal,” and that the recovery cannot be […]

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Tiger Woods Won’t Play U.S. Open

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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American golf star Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week’s U.S. Open championship because of lingering issues with his left leg. It will be the first time Woods has missed the U.S. Open since 1994, when he had just graduated high school. In making the announcement Tuesday, Woods said he is extremely disappointed but […]

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Obama, Merkel Expect Gadhafi Will Leave Power

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says it is only a “matter of time” before Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives up power. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said he and the German chancellor have been clear that Mr. Gadhafi must step down and hand power to the Libyan […]

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U.S. Soccer Team Opens Gold Cup Campaign Against Canada

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Three days after a 4-0 trouncing by world football champion Spain in a friendly home match, the U.S. soccer team begins its Gold Cup campaign with a game Tuesday night in Detroit against Canada . The only time Canada has beaten the American men on U.S. soil was back in 1957. The Gold Cup is […]

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Obama, Merkel Discuss Libya, Economy, Mideast Peace

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says it is only a “matter of time” before Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives up power. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said he and the German chancellor have been clear that Mr. Gadhafi must step down and hand power to the Libyan […]

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince in Washington to Meet Obama

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to meet the crown prince of Bahrain at the White House Tuesday. Although the visit is not on Mr. Obama’s official schedule, White House officials say the president will join an afternoon meeting between Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. The crown prince […]

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