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One Student Critically Wounded in California High School Shooting

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun opened fire in a California classroom Thursday, critically wounding one of his classmates and adding urgency to a national debate over gun violence. Police say a teacher and administrator at the high school in the town of Taft, about 200 kilometers north of Los Angeles, convinced the shooter […]

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Kremlin: Russia – US Adoption Agreement to Remain Valid Until 2014

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it will allow a bilateral adoption agreement with the United States to remain valid for the next year, despite Russia’s recent passage of a law banning the practice. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency that the adoption agreement will remain in force until early January […]

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US: Associate of Russian Arms Dealer Arrested in Australia

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say an associate of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has been arrested in Australia. The Drug Enforcement Administration and a U.S. prosecutor announced that Richard Ammar Chichakli was arrested Wednesday by Australian authorities at the request of the United States. Chichakli has been charged with conspiring with Bout and others to buy […]

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US has Worst Flu Season in 10 Years

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this is the worst flu season in the United States in 10 years, and the epidemic has not hit its peak. Widespread flu is reported in 44 states, and the Centers for Disease Control says the percentage of people going to the hospital for treatment of […]

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US Weekly Oil Production Hits 7 Million Barrels a Day

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Department of Energy says U.S. oil production for the week ending January 4 exceeded 7 million barrels a day for the first time in two decades. The report, released Wednesday, said the weekly average output is a 1.16 million barrel increase from the same week last year. The jump is attributed to improved […]

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US Weekly Oil Production Hits 7 Million Barrels a Day

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Department of Energy says U.S. oil production for the week ending January 4 exceeded 7 million barrels a day for the first time in two decades. The report, released Wednesday, said the weekly average output is a 1.16 million barrel increase from the same week last year. The jump is attributed to improved […]

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Wall Street Bailout Beneficiary Rejects Suit Against Its Rescuer: US Taxpayers

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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One of Wall Street’s biggest beneficiaries of a U.S. taxpayer bailout at the height of the country’s 2008 economic downturn says it will not take part in a lawsuit against the government that claimed terms of the rescue were too tough. The board of giant insurer American International Group decided Wednesday against joining a $25 […]

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For Boeing’s New Dreamliner, Glitches Aplenty

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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For the third day in a row, there are new problems in the operation of the world’s latest long-range jet aircraft, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Japan’s All Nippon Airways canceled a Dreamliner flight Wednesday from the western Yamaguchi prefecture to Tokyo because of a brake problem. The airline said an error message was displayed in the […]

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Wall Street Bailout Beneficiary Weighing Suit Against Its Rescuer: US Taxpayers

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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One of Wall Street’s biggest beneficiaries of a U.S. taxpayer bailout at the height of the country’s 2008 economic downturn is now weighing whether to sue the government on grounds that terms of the rescue were too onerous. Lawmakers in Washington have reacted angrily at the prospect that the giant insurer American International Group might […]

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Washington National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most prominent churches in the United States will begin hosting same-sex marriages. Leaders of the Washington National Cathedral announced the new policy on Wednesday. National Cathedral Reverend Gary Hall said it was an honor to take the next step toward greater equality. The majestic cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Church’s […]

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