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National Guard Promotion for Driver Killed by NYPD

Friday, October 12, 2012

His commander has announced a posthumous promotion for an Army National Guardsman shot to death by New York City police.

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European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 12, 2012

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe, in the midst of the union's biggest crisis since its creation in the 1950s.

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Fact Check | Slips on Libya, Syria, Auto Bailout and More in Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality. How'd they do Thursday night?

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VP Debate: Biden, Ryan at Each Other on Everything

Thursday, October 11, 2012

At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. "That is a bunch of malarkey," the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration's foreign policy.

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US Targets Violent Street Gang MS-13

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Central American street gang known for using machetes to hack and stab rivals to death became the first street gang to be labeled a transnational criminal organization Thursday.

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NYPD Report: Fewer Police Shootings in 2011

Thursday, October 11, 2012

An NYPD report shows police shot and killed 9 suspects and injured 19 last year — the lowest number in recent years.

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Rights Groups Call for End to Solitary Confinement of Youths

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

State governments should abolish the use of solitary confinement for offenders under 18, whether as a punitive or protective measure, two of America's leading advocates for prisoners' rights said in report Wednesday.

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US Sends Forces to Jordan as Check on Syria

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The United States has sent troops to Jordan to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria's civil war escalates, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday, reflecting U.S. concerns about the conflict spilling over allies' borders and about the security of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

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Nobel Winner Went to Bronx Science HS

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One of the winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science.

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Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 119 Cases, 11 Deaths

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths.

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Judge OKs End to Row Between Ailing Woman, Kin

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A judge has given his blessing to an arrangement that ends a legal dispute between a terminally ill New York woman and her parents.

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New York Times Staffers Walk Out in Labor Dispute

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Staffers at the New York Times are ratcheting up pressure on the paper's management after hundreds walked out Monday in a bid to get the upper hand in negotiations over pay and benefits. 

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High Court Looks at Race in College Admissions

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on ...

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High-Profile Terrorism Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Manhattan Court

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

An Egyptian-born preacher has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired with Seattle men to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

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Christie, Jindal Tapped to Lead GOP Governors

Monday, October 08, 2012

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been tapped to lead the Republican Governors Association.

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Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to at Least 30 Years

Monday, October 08, 2012

Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

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Romney Accuses Obama Of 'Passivity' On World Stage

Monday, October 08, 2012

Republican Mitt Romney said Monday the risk of conflict in the Middle East "is higher now" than it was when President Obama took office. He proposed that the U.S. take a more assertive role in Syria and claimed Obama's withdrawal of troops from Iraq has jeopardized U.S. interests.

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Libyan Parliament Votes to Remove Prime Minister

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Libya's parliament on Sunday ousted the country's newly elected prime minister in a no-confidence vote, the latest blow to hopes that the country's factions could agree on a government charged with restoring stability after last year's civil war.

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Wait Begins After Huge Turnout in Venezuela Vote

Sunday, October 07, 2012

A huge voter turnout swamped polling sites across Venezuela on Sunday as a united, well-organized opposition candidate gave President Hugo Chavez the race of his life.

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Terminally Ill NYC Woman Decides to Stay on Respirator

Sunday, October 07, 2012

A terminally ill New York City woman who was given an OK by a court to go off her respirator has decided she wants to stay on life support.

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