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Pakistani Taliban Leader Believed Dead In U.S. Drone Strike

Friday, November 01, 2013

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban is reported to have been killed by a U.S. drone strike. Hakimullah Mehsud's group is believed responsible for attacks across Pakistan. He is also implicated in the attack that killed seven CIA employees at a CIA base in Afghanistan in late 2009. Mehsud has been reported to have been killed before, but sources are confident this time.

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Why The Dearth Of Black Commediennes In 'SNL' Cast?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Scandal star Kerry Washington's turn hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live this Saturday has revived criticism of the show's lack of black female cast members. The issue was raised earlier this year when SNL announced five new cast members — four male, all white. The show's lack of black women — only three have ever been cast in 38 years — forces the show's black males to dress as black women, which echoes historic, demeaning issues for black male comics. It also keeps SNL from featuring black female characters and keeps black women from entering the farm team of America's comedy elite who launch their careers there.

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Prosecutors Press Case In 'News Of The World' Phone-Tapping Trial

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

At the Old Bailey Courthouse in London Wednesday, the prosecution laid out the case against former journalists of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World.

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Here's What You Need To Know About Obamacare And Your Health Plan

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The latest complaints about the health law center around the question of whether you can keep your current health plan if you like it. There actually are rules associated with the law that try to protect that right. Here's a primer on those rules.

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Tienanmen Square Car Crash Leads To Questions And Censorship

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Police in China are reportedly searching for two men from the country's far west region in connection with a car crash in Tiananmen Square that killed five people and injured 38 Monday. The incident has Chinese censors deleting online discussions relating to the crash.

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Boston's 'Big Papi' Shines In World Series

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The World Series moves to Boston for game six, and the Red Sox are one win away from the title. It has been a team effort to get to this point, but the one player in particular stands out: first baseman and designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz.

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Penn State To Pay Nearly $60 Million To Sandusky Abuse Victims

Monday, October 28, 2013

Officials at Pennsylvania State University say the school will pay almost $60 million to 26 men over their claims that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them.

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Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84

Friday, October 18, 2013

Former House Speaker Tom Foley has died. The Washington Democrat spent 30 years in the House until he lost his seat in the 1995 Republican revolution. He went on to serve as ambassador to Japan under Clinton. Foley was 84 years old and died of complications from a stroke.

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U.S. Might Pause Plans To Ramp Up Syrian Rebel Training

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A U.S. government source says small arms from the U.S. are starting to head into Syria, funneled by the CIA, which is involved in covert training of rebel forces in Jordan. But a larger U.S. training effort has yet to be approved by the White House. The Pentagon is coming up with options that ramp up CIA training in Jordan and possibly Turkey. Other Arab countries have also expressed interest in helping out. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has hinted that the larger-scale training would be done by either Green Berets or conventional U.S. troops, and Sen. John McCain is pushing for this effort. But the effort may have been put on hold given the new diplomatic effort between the U.S. and Russia.

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New Head Of Olympic Committee Faces A Number Of Challenges

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The International Olympic committee (IOC) has elected a new president, Thomas Bach of Germany. He assumes leadership of an organization that faces criticism over politics, costs and what some view as its insular approach to which sports are offered during the games. The new president succeeds Jacques Rogge, who lead the IOC for 12 years.

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White House Shifts Syria Proposal From Strike To Weapons Surrender

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on Tuesday night about the situation in Syria and the U.S. role in the face of a chemical attack. So far, he's made little headway persuading the American people and Congress that the U.S. needs to act.

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Bipartisan Senators Support Delaying Vote On Syria Strike

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

President Obama, scheduled to address the nation from the White House on Tuesday evening, trekked to the Capitol in the afternoon to address the Democratic and Republican Senate luncheons.

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Olympic Committee To Select Host City For 2020 Games

Friday, September 06, 2013

The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Buenos Aires this weekend. They'll select a host city for 2020, determine which sports will be included in those games and will choose a new president.

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White House Tries To Rally Support Around A Syria Strike

Friday, August 30, 2013

President Obama says the world cannot accept the use of chemical weapons on a mass scale in Syria, but much of the world seems unwilling to act in response. The president says the U.S. has not made a final decision either.

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More Than 400 Children Among Those Killed In Syrian Attack

Friday, August 30, 2013

The U.S. intelligence community has released its declassified analysis of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria. The analysis concludes that Syria's government is likely responsible for the attack, which, it says, killed some 1,400 people.

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NFL Settles Players' Concussions Dispute For $765 Million

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The NFL has agreed to a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players and families over concussions. The money will fund medical exams and treatment and provide compensation to players and families.

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U.K. Vote Against Syria Strike A Major Setback For Obama

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In a symbolic vote, British lawmakers advised against a military strike in Syria.

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Fort Hood Shooter Sentenced To Death Penalty

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A jury has sentenced Nidal Hasan to the death penalty for a shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and 31 others injured.

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March On Washington, Coinciding Murders Redefined Liberties

Monday, August 26, 2013

On the same day as the March on Washington, two young white women were murdered in their apartment in Manhattan. The Career Girl Murders, as they became known, led to horrific injustice against a 19-year-old black man. His story had in impact on the law, and on the country.

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Fire Near Yosemite Grows To Nearly 150,000 Acres

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thousands of firefighters are battling the massive Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park in California. The fire has already burned more than 149,000 acres.

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