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Salzburg Festival Could See Fewer Performances

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Salzburg Festival's next artistic director has an ear for his singers' and musicians' complaints - he wants to cut down on performances at the prestigious annual event.

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NJ Judge Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

Friday, September 27, 2013

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.

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Kerry Rejects Assad's 30-Day Timetable

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad's suggestion that he begin submitting chemical weapons data one month after signing a chemical weapons ban.

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Video: Zubin Mehta Concert in Kashmir Has Discordant Backdrop

Monday, September 09, 2013

A concert Sunday by conductor Zubin Mehta in Indian-administered Kashmir took place amid tight security and objections from separatist groups who are fighting New Delhi's rule.

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Researcher Appointed to Lead Public Stop-and-Frisk Meetings

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A federal judge appointed the leader of a justice policy research center to organize public meetings to ensure New York City's stop-and-frisk policy is carried out in a constitutional manner.

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Obama: Credibility Of World Community On The Line

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

President Obama says it's not his credibility on the line in the debate over military intervention in Syria, rather that of the international community and Congress.

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Obama Says He'll Continue To Engage Putin

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

President Obama says he will continue to engage Russian President Vladimir Putin, even though they've "hit a wall" in their relationship.

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Obama Confident Congress Will Approve Syria Action

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

President Obama says he's confident Congress will authorize a military strike in Syria, and he won the support of House Speaker John Boehner.

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Diana Nyad 1st To Complete Cuba-To-Florida Swim Without Shark Cage

Monday, September 02, 2013

U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad arrived this afternoon in Key West, where a crowd had gathered on the beach to see her achieve what Nyad called a "lifelong dream."

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Former SF Opera Director Lotfi Mansouri Dies at 84

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Lotfi Mansouri, a former general director of the San Francisco Opera for 13 years, has died. He was 84.

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Obama: U.S. Has Obligation As World Leader To Act

Friday, August 30, 2013

President Obama says he recognizes Americans are war-weary, but the U.S. has an obligation to hold countries accountable if they violate international norms.

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'High Confidence' That Syria Used Chemical Weapons, Kerry Says

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Obama administration says it has "high confidence" that Syria's government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week outside Damascus, the capital - killing 1,429 people. Listen to Secretary Kerry's remarks and read the administration report.

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Spitzer Has Big Lead in Comptroller Race: Poll

Friday, August 30, 2013

A new poll shows that Eliot Spitzer has a substantial lead over rival Scott Stringer in Democratic primary for New York City comptroller. That's a sharp contrast to a recent survey that shows the race tied.

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UK: Legal Case For Action In Syria Clearly Met

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Britain's government says the legal conditions have been clearly met for taking action against Syria for allegedly launching a chemical attack against its people.

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Judge: NFL, Players To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, compensation and research.

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Arab League Accuses Syria Of Chemical Attack, As U.S. Positions War Ships, Planes

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Arab League is blaming the Syrian government for last week's alleged chemical weapons attack. Meantime, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. forces are ready to act.

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Orders For Long-Lasting U.S. Factory Goods Plunge

Monday, August 26, 2013

Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell sharply last month, as demand for commercial aircraft plummeted and businesses spent less on computers and electrical equipment.

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Miley Cyrus Stuns Crowd At VMAs

Monday, August 26, 2013

Miley Cyrus gave an eye-popping performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Cyrus twerked and gyrated, stripped and swayed. She sang, too.

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UN Syria Team Says Vehicle Shot At By Snipers

Monday, August 26, 2013

A U.N. spokesman says a vehicle belonging to a team investigating the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons has been "deliberately shot at multiple times."

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Feds Running Out Of Wildfire Money

Friday, August 23, 2013

Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.

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