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Fatah Holds Rally in Gaza Fatah Holds Rally in Gaza
Thousands of Palestinians have jammed into main squares of Gaza City for the first rally marking the founding of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah political group since 2007.Fatah supporters chanted and waved yellow and black flags, on Friday, as they marked the party's 48th anniversary. The group was founded by the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 1965.It is the first rally for Fatah in Gaza since the rival Hamas group took control of the region in 2007.Tensions have begun to ease...
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India Rape Suspects Face Charges India Rape Suspects Face Charges
Police in India are set to formally charge six suspects in last month's gang rape of a 23-year-old woman who later died from her injuries.The suspects are facing charges of kidnapping, rape and murder, and authorities say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted.  One of the suspects has undergone testing to determine his age because juveniles in India cannot be charged with murder.The government is expected to appoint attorneys to defend the men after bar association lawyers said...
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Chicago Lottery Winner Died From Cyanide Poisoning Chicago Lottery Winner Died From Cyanide Poisoning
CHICAGO (AP) — Investigators in Chicago have a mystery to solve after new toxicology tests show a Chicago man ingested a lethal dose of cyanide just as he was about to collect nearly $425,000 in lottery winnings. The July death of 46-year-old Urooj (oo-ROOJ') Khan was recently ruled a homicide after a relative asked for an expanded investigation. Chicago police say they've opened a homicide investigation. Khan died July 20, a day after the check for his scratch-off ticket win was issued. He bought the...
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Live Blog: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom' Live Blog: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom'
Enlarge image i President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama outside St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., this morning. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama outside St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., this morning. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images As President Obama takes the oath of office again today and lays out his vision for the next four years, we're live blogging before, during and after the ceremony. Be sure to hit your...
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Authorities: Kansas Man Who Killed 2 Cops Dies Authorities: Kansas Man Who Killed 2 Cops Dies
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas police officers were fatally shot outside a grocery store Sunday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller called the shootings of Cpl. David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly "unspeakable." He said both Gogian, 50, and Atherly, 29, were shot in the head by a gunman who opened fire on them within minutes of their arrival to investigate the vehicle. "It's clearly beyond words. It's unspeakable almost about why...
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183 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/17/2012 10:50:24 PM

Egypt Orders Probe Into Alleged Vote Violations Egypt Orders Probe Into Alleged Vote Violations
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Justice Ministry says it will assign judges to probe allegations of voting violations during the first leg of a referendum on a draft constitution. Ministry spokesmen said Tuesday that the inquiry will include charges that some polling stations were supervised by court employees, not judges. Many judges refused to supervise the voting to protest actions by Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who briefly usurped their authority. Opponents warn the draft could allow imposition of...
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Census To Offer Internet Option In Gov't Surveys Census To Offer Internet Option In Gov't Surveys
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates in a digital age. The new online option will supplement the traditional census mail-out operation. It is a major shift for the agency, which has relied almost exclusively on paper forms since 1970 but is now moving toward a more Internet-based system after spending a record $13 billion on the 2010...
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184 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/17/2012 3:09:25 PM

Salt Lake City Says It's 'Ready, Willing And Able' To Host Another Olympics Salt Lake City Says It's 'Ready, Willing And Able' To Host Another Olympics
Enlarge image Among the stars of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City was Team USA's Apolo Anton Ohno. The city and Utah want another chance to host the games. Jacques DeMarthon /AFP/Getty Images Among the stars of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City was Team USA's Apolo Anton Ohno. The city and Utah want another chance to host the games. Jacques DeMarthon /AFP/Getty Images Ten years after jumpstarting Mitt Romney's political career with a widely-praised Winter Olympics, officials in...
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Fiscal Battle A Senator's Last Challenge Fiscal Battle A Senator's Last Challenge
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET December 9, 2012 Sen. Kent Conrad has chaired the Senate Budget Committee since 2006. The Democratic senator from North Dakota is retiring in January 2013, but before leaving the Senate, he is a key player in the negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Conrad about the challenges to achieving a budget compromise. ...
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184 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/9/2012 6:00:00 AM

Lohan Lawyer Predicts NY Club Case Will Be Dropped Lohan Lawyer Predicts NY Club Case Will Be Dropped
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan's attorney predicts there will be no case against the actress in connection with an alleged fight at a Manhattan nightclub. Attorney Mark Jay Heller spoke after signing paperwork at the courthouse Monday. Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver confirmed that a criminal complaint has not been drawn up at this time. The district attorney's office said only that the investigation is continuing. Lohan was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault in the...
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