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Posts Tagged ‘ General news ’

Russian Tycoon Found Dead In UK Home

March 23rd 2013

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, 67, was found dead at his home in England on Saturday. Police are treating his death as unexplained and investigating further. Berezovsky, who at one time held significant political clout, fled Russia after a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. AP
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Power Outages Big Fear As Storm Bears Down On DC

March 6th 2013

After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school systems around Washington...
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Florida Sinkhole Swallows Man

March 1st 2013

A man swallowed by sinkhole under his bedroom in Florida is believed dead, authorities said early Friday, after monitoring equipment found no signs of life. Using radar, engineers determined the sinkhole is about 100 feet in diameter, but it is not visible above ground except from inside the house. CNN
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Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts

March 1st 2013

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts A U.S. Army judge has accepted an offer by Pfc. Bradley Manning to plead guilty to violating military regulations. Prosecutors say they plan to move forward with an additional 12 charges against him. Pfc. Bradley Manning admits to sending hundreds of thousands of Iraq and...
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Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

February 22nd 2013

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were...
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Mother Jones Reporter Wins Polk Award For Romney Story

February 18th 2013

The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remarks that 47 percent of Americans “believe they are victims” is among the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. David Corn, Mother Jones’ Washington bureau chief, received the political reporting prize for his work,...
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Country music star Mindy McCready Dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

February 18th 2013
Country music star Mindy McCready Dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Country music star Mindy McCready was found dead at her home in Arkansas from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, the local sheriff’s office said in a statement. Read more from CNN
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Oil Falls Toward $95 On US, Europe Growth Fears

February 18th 2013

The price of oil fell to near $95 a barrel Monday after U.S. industrial production weakened and Europe remained mired in recession. Benchmark crude for March delivery was down 28 cents to $95.58 per barrel at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.45 to...
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Barack Obama 2013 Presidential Inauguration – Complete VIDEO

January 21st 2013

Watch The 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama Full Video here:
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Complete Inauguration Schedule Listed Here – All Events – Let’s PARTY

January 21st 2013

9.a.m. Former presidents, House of Representatives members, senators, governors and Cabinet designees begin to arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the public, ceremonial inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden. 9:30 a.m. Fifth-grade chorus from Public School 22 in Staten Island, New York performs 10 a.m. U.S. Marine Band performs 11:14 a.m. First...
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Obama Gets Second Swearing-In For Second Term

January 21st 2013

His second term already under way, President Barack Obama aims to set an optimistic tone when he takes the oath again to lead a divided nation seeking solutions to economic woes at home and conflict overseas. Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather on the National Mall to witness Obama’s swearing in and inaugural...
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60 Hostages Dead, Missing In Algeria Standoff

January 18th 2013

About 60 foreign hostages are still unaccounted for three days into a bloody siege with Islamic militants at a gas plant deep in the Sahara, Algeria’s state news service said Friday. The militants, meanwhile, offered to trade two American hostages for terror figures jailed in the United States, according to a statement received by...
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Armstrong Admits Doping: ‘I’m A Flawed Character’

January 18th 2013

Famed cyclist Lance Armstrong broke his silence and confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during an interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast Thursday evening. Armstrong reversed more than a decade of denial and said drugs and blood transfusions were critical to his seven Tour de France wins. “Yes,” Armstrong said when Winfrey asked if he used...
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Watch Lance Armstrong on Oprah Confesses That He Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

January 15th 2013

Watch Lance Armstrong on Oprah Confesses That He Used Performance Enhancing Drugs Thursday A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be...
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Amy Winehouse Inquest: Singer Drank Herself To Death

January 8th 2013

Singer Amy Winehouse died after drinking too much alcohol, a second inquest has confirmed. > Dr Shirley Radcliffe, St Pancras Coroner, recorded a verdict of misadventure, the same as the original inquest in October 2011. The hearing also heard the same evidence as the first inquest. > The hearing was told the star was...
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Sandy Hook Kids Face 1st Classes Since Shooting

January 3rd 2013

Classes resumed Thursday for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School for the first time since last month’s massacre in Newtown, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators. With their original school still being treated as a crime scene, the more than 400 students are attending classes at a refurbished school in...
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Drone Kills Top Pakistani Militant

January 3rd 2013

Two U.S. drone strikes on northwest Pakistan killed a senior Taliban commander who fought American forces in Afghanistan but had a truce with the Pakistani military, intelligence officials said Thursday. The commander, Maulvi Nazir, was among nine people killed in a missile strike on a house in the village of Angoor Adda in the...
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