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Former US Presidential Candidate Edwards Indicted

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 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. Edwards was charged on six counts — one count of conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign […]

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US Pushes for Accounting of Tiananmen Victims

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government is urging China to account for all those killed, arrested or still missing from the crackdown on democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square 22 years ago. State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Friday called on China to stop its harassment of the Tiananmen protesters and their families. On June 4, 1989, China’s Communist […]

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Report: US Economy Gains Just 54,000 New Jobs

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. economy had a net gain of only 54,000 jobs in May, the smallest increase since last September. Friday’s report from the Labor Department shows the unemployment rate rose slightly to hit 9.1 percent. The figures surprised many economists who were expecting the jobless rate to decline a little bit and a bigger gain […]

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US Diplomat Prepares for East Asian Swing

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The top U.S. diplomat to East Asia is preparing for a four-nation tour next week. Kurt Campbell, the assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, leaves Sunday for Beijing where he will attend a series of meetings on cooperation in the region. He is also expected to discuss concerns about North Korea […]

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John Edwards Charged over Affair Cover-Up

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A federal grand jury has indicted former U.S. Senator and 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards on charges he violated campaign finance laws by using political donations to hide an extramarital affair and resulting pregnancy. The indictment was filed Friday in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina. Edwards was charged on six counts — one count […]

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Michelle Obama to Travel to Africa

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House has announced that first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa and Botswana for an official visit later this month. The wife of U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Africa on June 21 for a five-day visit focusing on youth leadership, education, health and wellness. Mrs. Obama will visit Johannesburg […]

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John Edwards Charged over Campaign Funds

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A federal grand jury has indicted former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards on charges he violated campaign finance laws by using political donations to keep an extramarital affair secret. The case includes six counts — one count of conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements. It was […]

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Assisted Suicide Advocate Kevorkian Dead at 83

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Jack Kevorkian, the U.S. doctor who was jailed for helping terminally ill people commit suicide, has died at the age of 83. The former pathologist’s attorney and friend says Kevorkian died early Friday at a hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was hospitalized last month with kidney problems. In 2007, Kevorkian was released from prison […]

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Report: US Economy Gains Just 54,000 New Jobs

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. economy had a net gain of just 54,000 jobs in May, the smallest increase since last September. Friday’s report from the Labor Department shows the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percent to hit 9.1 percent. The figures surprised many economists who were expecting a slightly lower jobless rate, and a bigger gain […]

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Report: US Economy Gains Just 54,000 New Jobs

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. economy had a net gain of just 54,000 jobs in May, the smallest increase since last September. Friday’s report from the Labor Department also shows the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percent to hit 9.1 percent. The figures surprised many economists who were expecting a slightly lower jobless rate, and a bigger […]

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