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Private American Delegation Visits North Korea

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt have arrived in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, for an unofficial visit. Hours before his arrival Monday, Richardson told reporters in Beijing that the trip is a humanitarian mission, and that his delegation will meet with North Korean political, economic and […]

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Obama Set to Nominate Hagel for Defense Secretary

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is expected Monday to nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be the country’s next defense secretary. Prominent Republicans signaled Sunday that the 66-year-old Hagel would likely face a tough confirmation process, with a focus on questions about his stances on Israel and Iran. Hagel has opposed unilateral sanctions against Iran, […]

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Inside the US Movie Massacre Case: What’s a ‘Preliminary Hearing’?

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. man accused of killing 12 people at a movie theater in Colorado faces a preliminary hearing this week. But what exactly is a “preliminary hearing”? In U.S. criminal cases, a preliminary hearing is a court proceeding used to determine whether a person charged with a felony should stand trial. Prosecutors present their case […]

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Preliminary Hearing Set to Begin for US Theater Shooting Suspect

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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The man charged with carrying out a deadly rampage at a U.S. movie theater in July is due to appear in court Monday for the beginning of preliminary hearings to determine if his case will go to trial. Prosecutors have filed 142 counts against James Holmes for the shooting attack that killed 12 people and […]

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Private American Delegation Visiting North Korea

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt are starting an unofficial visit to North Korea Monday on what is being described as a “humanitarian mission.” Richardson says he plans to talk to officials about the arrest of Korean-American citizen Kenneth Bae, who is being held in North […]

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New Fight Looming Over US Debt

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers are getting ready for another political fight over the country’s budget woes. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday his party will not consider any more tax increases. He told ABC television’s This Week that “the tax issue is finished.” He said President Barack Obama and lawmakers now need to focus on cutting […]

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New Fight Looming Over US Debt

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers are positioning themselves for another political fight over the country’s budget woes. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday his party is done considering any tax increases, telling ABC’s “This Week” that “the tax issue is finished.” He said President Barack Obama and lawmakers now need to focus on cutting spending, calling Washington’s […]

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Afghan President Meets With US Senate Delegation

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with a delegation of U.S. senators in Kabul ahead of his talks with President Barack Obama in Washington. The delegation was headed by Senator Carl Levin, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Afghan president’s office says the meeting Saturday focused on a range of issues, including the […]

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Ohio Police Press Public for Details on Teen Rape

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Police probing rape accusations against two teenage American football players have launched a website aimed at gaining information about an unverified video that purports to show the rape of an adolescent girl. The site, sponsored by city officials in Steubenville, Ohio, was unveiled Saturday, just days after an online video surfaced that purportedly shows a […]

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4 Dead After Police Standoff in US Movie Theater Massacre City

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Four people are dead after a police standoff involving a gunman in the U.S. city of Aurora, Colorado, the site of a deadly mass shooting at a movie theater last year. Police say the suspect in Saturday’s shooting barricaded himself inside a house before he was shot and killed when police entered. It is unclear […]

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