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Congressman Admits Lying About Lewd Photograph

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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New York Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner has admitted he sent a lewd photograph to a female college student using his Twitter account after previously denying he had done so. Weiner apologized for lying but said he will not resign. During a televised news conference Monday in New York, an emotional Weiner also admitted that he […]

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Clinton Reserved About French Mideast Peace Talks

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given a cool welcome to a French plan to host a Middle East peace conference, as disagreements surface between Washington and Paris over how to get Israel and the Palestinians back to stalled negotiations. Clinton said Monday the U.S. strongly supports the resumption of talks, but does not […]

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Congressman Admits Lying About Lewd Photographs

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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New York Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner has admitted he sent a lewd photograph to a female college student using his Twitter account after previously denying he had done so. Weiner apologized for lying but said he will not resign. During a news conference Monday in New York, an emotional Weiner also admitted that he had […]

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US Official to Discuss Plight of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Eric P. Schwartz will travel to Dhaka Tuesday to discuss the plight of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the region. During his visit, Schwartz is scheduled to meet with government officials and international and non-governmental organizations […]

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Obama to Soon Decide on Troop Pullout in Afghanistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama will soon decide on the scope and pace of U.S. troop withdrawals in Afghanistan. Mr. Obama met with senior advisors and military officials Monday for his monthly meeting on Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, the first since al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed May 2 in a […]

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Santorum Enters 2012 Presidential Race

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum is the latest Republican to formally join the 2012 race for the White House, joining a field of candidates hoping to unseat President Barack Obama. Speaking in his home state of Pennsylvania Monday, Santorum thanked supporters and said he is running because he has the courage to fight for America. […]

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Gates Continues His Farewell Tour in Afghanistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is wrapping up his last official visit to American troops in Afghanistan with a visit to a base in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan. Secretary Gates is retiring at the end of the month. He has used this trip to outline his recommendations for a soon-to-begin U.S. […]

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Nobel Laureate Abandons Quest For US Central Bank Post

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond is giving up his bid to be one of the governors of the U.S. central bank. He was nominated for the U.S. Federal Reserve post by President Barack Obama, but now appears unlikely to win Senate confirmation. The Fed sets interest rates and other economic policies with the goals of […]

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India Approves $4 Billion Boeing Aircraft Deal

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Cabinet has approved a proposed $4 billion deal to purchase military transport aircraft from the U.S. aerospace giant Boeing, the largest defense deal ever made between the two countries. Sources say the deal to buy 10 C-17 aircraft was approved during a recent meeting of the Cabinet’s committee on security affairs. Indian officials say […]

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Gates Continues His Farewell Tour in Afghanistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is wrapping up his final visit to American troops in Afghanistan with a visit to a base in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan. Secretary Gates is retiring at the end of the month. He has used the trip to outline to troops his recommendations for a soon-to-begin […]

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