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Washington, DC Hosts ‘Race for the Cure’

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Mall in Washington, DC was like a sea of pink t-shirts and hats Saturday, as thousands of people gathered for a high-profile race to collect money for breast cancer research. Organizers of the so-called “Race for the Cure” said they expected 40,000 people to run or walk the 5-kilometer race course that […]

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Obama to Host Africa’s Bongo, Jonathan Next Week

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to meet with two African leaders next week, while his wife and daughters prepare to travel to the continent later this month. The White House announced Saturday that Mr. Obama will meet newly sworn-in Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday. The statement said the two leaders will discuss the […]

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US Defense Secretary Arrives in Kabul

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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The outgoing U.S. defense secretary is in Afghanistan on a previously unannounced farewell visit. Robert Gates arrived in Kabul Saturday where he is expected to meet with senior Afghan officials, as well as visit the U.S. troops. Earlier in the day at a security conference in Singapore, Gates said there could be peace talks with […]

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Supporters of US Hiker Held in Iran Fast for His Birthday

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of a U.S. hiker detained in Iran are fasting on his birthday Saturday, in his hometown outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Josh Fattal turns 29 Saturday. He and 28 year old Shane Bauer have been held on spy charges in Iran for almost two years. A third hiker, Bauer’s fiancee Sarah Shourd was arrested with them […]

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Massive Arizona Wildfire Prompts Expanded Evacuation Warning

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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One of the largest wildfires in Arizona’s history grew bigger late Friday, prompting officials to issue a new evacuation warning. Arizona authorities say the Wallow Fire has consumed more than 40,000 hectares since Sunday. They say the blaze is now threatening the community of Greer, where sheriffs issued a pre-evacuation order Friday. The nearby Alpine […]

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Gates: Possibility of Taliban Peace Talks

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. defense secretary says there could be peace talks with the Taliban within a year. Robert Gates said Saturday at a security conference in Singapore that the talks would be a result of NATO’s ground advances in Afghanistan that have put pressure on the insurgents. The defense secretary said if the international coalition can […]

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Former Black Panther Leader in US Dies

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A former leader of the radical Black Panther movement in the United States who was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years has died. Family members of Elmer Pratt say he died Thursday in a small village in Tanzania where he had been living. He was 63. The cause of death is not clear. Pratt, whose nickname […]

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Former US Presidential Candidate Edwards Indicted

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted on charges he violated campaign finance laws by using political donations to hide an extramarital affair. The indictment was filed Friday in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina. He was charged on six counts — one count of conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign […]

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Former US Presidential Candidate Edwards Indicted

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted on charges he violated campaign finance laws by using political donations to hide an extramarital affair. The indictment was filed Friday in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina. He was charged on six counts — one count of conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign […]

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US Lawmakers Call on Obama to Clarify Role in Libya

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is calling on President Barack Obama to clarify the role of the United States in the three-month-old international campaign in Libya. House lawmakers Friday passed a non-binding resolution that presses Mr. Obama to provide a compelling rationale for U.S. military involvement in Libya. It also prohibits the president from committing […]

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