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Annmarie Fertoli

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Obama Talks Peace, Unity at U.N.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

President Barack Obama delivered remarks before the United Nations General Assembly this week, discussing Middle East peace talks during speech on Wednesday night, and delivering a longer address to the assembly on Thursday morning.

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City Rejects Judge's Alternative Hiring Proposals for FDNY

Friday, September 17, 2010

New York City won't be hiring new firefighters anytime soon, even though city officials say they are needed to keep the city safe. On Friday, the city rejected all five of the hiring plan options laid out by a federal judge. Judge Nicholas Garaufis proposed the alternatives this week to allow the city to hire more than 300 firefighters who took an exam he had ruled was discriminatory.

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Severe Storm Causes Damage in Brooklyn, Queens

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A fast-moving thunderstorm swept across the New York area late this afternoon, pounding the region with heavy rain and gusting winds that caused considerable damage.

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Peace Talks Continue in the Middle East

Thursday, September 16, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. special envoy George Mitchell are wrapping up a visit to the Middle East for a second round of peace talks this week.

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City Allowed to Hire More Than 300 Firefighters

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New York City will be able to hire more than 300 firefighters who took an entrance exam deemed discriminatory by a federal judge last month. Judge Nicholas Garaufis says his new ruling is designed to balance the city's public safety needs with concerns over fair hiring practices by the Fire Department. Garaufis has given the city until Friday to accept one of his hiring plans.

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President Obama Holds News Conference at the White House

Friday, September 10, 2010

President Barack Obama held a news conference at the White House on Friday, fielding questions from the press on topics ranging from the economy to national security to peace talks in the Middle East.

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New Jersey Under Drought Watch

Thursday, September 09, 2010

New Jersey's Department of Environmental Conservation has put the entire state under a drought watch. Spokesman Larry Ragonese says it's not an emergency. But the department is requesting that residents and businesses voluntarily cut their water use.

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DeCamp Bus and Union Resume Negotiations as Strike Contines

Thursday, September 09, 2010

A private New Jersey bus company and union members are back to contract negotiations this week, as their strike enters its seventh day.

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DeCamp Bus Line Workers Continue Strike

Friday, September 03, 2010

About 100 drivers, mechanics and garage personnel who work at a private New Jersey bus company plan to continue their strike. The workers walked out of DeCamp Bus Lines on Thursday over a contract dispute.

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Middle East Leaders Meet at the White House, Agree to Continue Talks

Friday, September 03, 2010

President Barack Obama reinforced U.S. support for achieving peace in the Middle East, as Israeli and Palestinian leaders met directly at the White House for the first time in nearly two years this week.

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Oil Platform Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 13 people following an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning. The oil platform is about 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

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Weather Delays Progress in the Gulf

Monday, August 30, 2010

With waves six to eight feet high, Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says efforts are on "weather hold," as crews prepare final operations on the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Obama Urges Action on Jobs Bill

Monday, August 30, 2010

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to act on a bill he says will benefit small businesses by creating additional tax cuts and making credit more readily available. That, he said, would make it easier for small businesses to invest, expand, and increase hiring.

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Bernanke Gives Economic Update

Friday, August 27, 2010

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the nation's economic recovery has come a long way since the 2008 financial collapse. But, speaking in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Friday, he also acknowledged that there's "still some way to travel."

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U.N. Appeals for Aid to Pakistan

Friday, August 27, 2010

Renewed flooding swelled the Indus River in Pakistan on Friday, forcing thousands more people from their homes, according to The Associated Press.

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Series of Attacks in Iraq Kill More Than 50

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Iraqi authorities say at least 54 people have been killed in the country, following a series of attacks this morning. The Associated Press reports that insurgent militants targeted Iraqi security forces throughout the country, launching suicide and car bomb attacks.

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At Least 32 People Killed in Attack in Somalia

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Authorities say at least 32 people were killed when militants attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu today. Armed gunmen attacked the hotel, and at least one of the militants blew himself up, according to The Associated Press. Authorities believe al-Shabab, a terrorist group linked to al-Qaida, is responsible.

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Flooding, Landslides Wreak Havoc in Asia

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bad weather continues to hamper relief efforts.

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BP Stalls 'Bottom Kill' Due to Storms

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BP is looking toward its final fix to seal the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Defense Sec. Gates Announces Budget Cuts

Monday, August 09, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert Gates unveiled a series of cost-saving measures meant to trim the Pentagon budget by $100 billion over the next five years.

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