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Obama Nominates John Kerry for Top US Diplomatic Post

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry to be the next secretary of state. At the White House Friday, President Obama praised Kerry as the “perfect” choice to guide American diplomacy in the years ahead. He said Kerry has earned the trust and respect of his Senate colleagues and leaders around the world through […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America. The chief executive for the powerful National Rifle Association held a press conference Friday, one week after 26 people were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The […]

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US Remembers Connecticut Shooting Victims

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other Americans paused Friday morning, remembering the children and adults gunned down by a 20-year-old in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago. Church bells rang in Newtown and other U.S. towns and cities as mourners stood in silence. Authorities say Adam Lanza killed his mother, then went to an elementary school, […]

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Obama to Nominate John Kerry for Top Diplomatic Post

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Senior officials say U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry to take over as Secretary as State. Administration officials, requesting anonymity, say Mr. Obama will make the nomination official later Friday. Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts has served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has traveled on behalf of President […]

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Indian Govt Vows Action Following Brutal Gang Rape

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials are vowing to take measures to better protect women following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in the capital. Police have so far arrested five people in connection with Sunday’s attack and said Friday that they are searching for a sixth assailant. The suspects are accused of rape […]

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Russia, EU Talks Focus on Energy, Rights, Syria

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is in talks with European Union officials at a summit in Brussels, discussing contentious issues such as energy, trade, human rights and policy on Syria. Mr. Putin met Friday with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. Russia supplies a large chunk of Europe’s energy […]

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US Remembers Connecticut Shooting Victims

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other Americans paused Friday morning, remembering the children and adults gunned down by a 20-year-old in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago. Church bells rang in Newtown and other U.S. towns and cities for the victims, while mourners stood in silence. Authorities say Adam Lanza killed his mother, then went to […]

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39 Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say at least 39 people — 30 villagers and nine attackers — have been killed in fresh clashes between two rival ethnic groups in the southeastern Tana River region. A local police official says a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people […]

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Obama to Remember Connecticut Shooting Victims

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other Americans are observing a moment of silence Friday morning for the victims of a mass shooting, a week ago, in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were killed, last Friday, after 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire at an elementary school he is believed to have attended. Twenty of the victims were […]

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More Funerals in Newtown; More Debate on Gun Control

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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More funerals and memorial services were held Thursday in Newtown, Connecticut for victims of the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. The latest victims laid to rest were as young as six years old — some of the 20 children killed in Friday’s mass shooting. Twenty-six people died when a gunman opened fire on students […]

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