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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

In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama says the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over to a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas during ...

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Obama Says He'll Continue To Engage Putin

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

President Barack Obama says he will continue to engage Russian President Vladimir Putin, even though they’ve “hit a wall” in their relationship.

Obama says although Putin is rejecting the idea that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his people, he’s quote, “always hopeful” that he’ll change his position.

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Obama Confident Congress Will Approve Syria Action

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he’s confident Congress will authorize a military strike in Syria, and he won the support of House Speaker John Boehner, who said acting against Syria was something “the United States as a country needs to do.”

Boehner, Congress’ top Republican, emerged from a White House ...

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

Monday, September 02, 2013

Note: Now that Nyad has reached shore, we have removed the live video stream.

Update 2:02 p.m.: She made it. On her fifth try, American swimmer Diana Nyad has become the first to swim to Florida from Cuba without a shark cage. She arrived this afternoon in Key ...

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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

Update 2:50 PM: President Barack Obama says he recognizes the world and the U.S. are war-weary in the face of potential military action against Syria.

But he says the United States has an obligation “as a leader in the world” 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. ...

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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.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s office released two documents Thursday meant to bolster the case that chemical weapons were used by Syria. In addition to the legal ...

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Judge: NFL, Players To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

The plaintiffs include at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including former Dallas ...

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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 has blamed the Syrian government for last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

In an emergency meeting held Tuesday, the Arab League also called on members of the U.N. Security Council to overcome their ...

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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” by unidentified snipers in Damascus.

A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says today’s shooting occurred in the buffer zone area between rebel- and ...

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Miley Cyrus Stuns Crowd At VMAs

Monday, August 26, 2013

Miley Cyrus had the most memorable moment at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The provocative pop singer was the hot topic at Sunday night’s show: Cyrus eclipsed Lady Gaga’s opening performance of her new single, Katy Perry’s closing rendition of her latest hit and Kanye West’s artsy set. The 20-year-old ...

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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.

Manufacturing continues to struggle and could prevent economic growth from picking up in the July-September quarter.

Orders for durable goods plunged 7.3 percent in July, ...

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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.

The nation’s top wildfire-fighting agency was down to $50 million after spending $967 million so far this year, Forest ...

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Jury: Life In Prison For Afghanistan Massacre

Friday, August 23, 2013

A military jury on Friday sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole.

The decision came in the case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 40, who pleaded guilty in June in a deal to avoid the death penalty.

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Fort Hood Gunman Found Guilty On All Counts

Friday, August 23, 2013

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad.

The Army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in ...

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Microsoft Says CEO Ballmer To Retire In 12 Months

Friday, August 23, 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world’s largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next 12 months.

Microsoft Corp. did not name a successor. The company said it is forming a search committee, which will include Gates, and Ballmer will stay ...

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Glitch Halts Trading on Nasdaq

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trading in the Nasdaq, a major stock exchange dominated by the biggest names in technology, was halted shortly after midday Thursday due to a technical glitch. Full trading was set to resume later Thursday.

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