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Obama Still Optimistic Financial Deal Will Be Reached

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is willing to do “some very tough things” to compromise with his political opponents in Congress on contentious year-end financial issues and is optimistic an agreement can be reached within days. The president told a White House news conference Wednesday that he has reached a broad framework of government […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Gun Control

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban, five days after a gunman with a military-style weapon killed 20 children and six adults in the second-worst school shooting in the nation’s history. President Obama says he has named Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to come up […]

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Obama Still Optimistic Financial Deal Will Be Reached

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is willing to do “some very tough things” to compromise with his political opponents in Congress on contentious year-end financial issues and is optimistic an agreement can be reached within days. The president told a White House news conference Wednesday that he has reached a broad framework of government […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Gun Control

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to act on reinstating an assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole that allows guns to be purchased from private dealers without background checks. At the White House Wednesday, President Obama said he has named his vice president, Joe Biden, to lead an effort to […]

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South Korea Elects 1st Woman President, Dictator Park’s Daughter

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has been elected to become South Korea’s first female head of state. Ms. Park, a conservative five-term lawmaker, won the election Wednesday with 51.6 percent of the vote to 48 percent for her opponent Moon Jae-in, with more than 90 percent of the votes counted. Moon conceded the race shortly […]

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South Korea Elects 1st Woman President, Dictator Park’s Daughter

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Park Geun-hye [pronounced: park goon-‘HEH] has won Wednesday’s presidential election in South Korea and will become the country’s first female head of state. Her rival, Moon Jae-in, conceded the race shortly after the National Election Commission was quoted as saying the conservative Ms. Park was a certain winner. Ms. Park, 60 years old, is a […]

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S.Korean Media Project Park as Next President

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean media are projecting that conservative candidate Park Geun-hye has won Wednesday’s election, which would make her the first ever female president in the country’s history. With partial returns counted, at least three major South Korean media outlets are projecting a narrow victory for Park, the five-term lawmaker and 60-year-old daughter of South Korean […]

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More Funerals for School Shooting Victims, Obama to Address Gun Violence

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will outline a process for formulating policies addressing gun violence Wednesday, in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Connecticut that killed 26 people. The effort is expected to be led by Vice President Joe Biden. White House aides say the president is not expected to call for specific measures. […]

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S.Korean Exit Polls Suggest Tight Presidential Race

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Exit polls from Wednesday’s presidential election in South Korea give a slight edge to conservative candidate Park Geun-hye, but the race appeared too close to call as voting wrapped up. The polls suggest that Park, who would become South Korea’s first-ever female president, won 50.1 percent of the vote, compared to 48.9 percent for her […]

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S.Korean Poll Stations Open In Presidential Election

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Koreans are voting in a closely contested presidential election, which pits the daughter of a former military ruler against a former human rights lawyer. Despite frigid winter weather, initial turnout was strong as polls opened Wednesday. Voting ends at 6 pm local time and results are expected later in the day. Opinion surveys released […]

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