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Obama's Historic Burma Speech Mostly Well Received Obama's Historic Burma Speech Mostly Well Received
RANGOON – President Barack Obama's speech at Burma's Rangoon University has been mostly welcomed as inspirational and supportive of political reforms, though some criticized his comments on the country's western Rakhine state as inaccurate. In a speech praised by many of Burma's influential figures for supporting the country's fledgling but dramatic democratic reforms, President Obama congratulated Burma for moving to civilian rule, releasing hundreds of political prisoners and loosening its grip on...
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256 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/19/2012 8:58:54 AM

South China Sea Dispute Flares at ASEAN Summit South China Sea Dispute Flares at ASEAN Summit
PHNOM PENH — Regional leaders at a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have again raised disagreements over the South China Sea.ASEAN leaders have sought to maintain a unified public presence preparing for this summit, following divisive ministerial meetings in July.They had largely avoided bickering publicly through the media, until a statement late Sunday from ASEAN chair, Cambodia.  “The ASEAN leaders decided that they will not internationalize the South China Sea from now on,"...
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San Francisco Supervisors Vote To Expand City's Nudity Ban San Francisco Supervisors Vote To Expand City's Nudity Ban
Enlarge image Hanging out in San Francisco's Castro district; Nov. 3, 2010. Jeremy Brooks/Flickr.com Hanging out in San Francisco's Castro district; Nov. 3, 2010. Jeremy Brooks/Flickr.com Our friend Ian Hill, of NPR member station KQED, brings us this news: "The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 on Tuesday to expand the city's ban on nudity and 10-1 to pass an ordinance allowing 'micro-unit' apartments. "The legislation expanding the nudity ban could force people to keep their clothes...
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Andes Survivors Mark 40th Anniversary Of Crash Andes Survivors Mark 40th Anniversary Of Crash
SANTIAGO, Chile October 14, 2012, 04:03 am ET SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Surviving members of an Uruguayan rugby team have played a match postponed four decades ago when their plane crashed in the Andes, stranding them for 72 days in the cordillera and forcing them to eat human flesh to stay alive. The Old Christians Club squared off Saturday in Santiago against the Old Grangonian Club, the former Chilean rugby team they were supposed to play back when their flight went down. Their terrifying story...
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256 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/14/2012 1:03:01 AM

Civil Nuclear Cooperation Tops Australia-India Talks Civil Nuclear Cooperation Tops Australia-India Talks
NEW DELHI — Australia’s prime minister is expected to begin talks on civil nuclear cooperation with Indian leaders during a three-day visit to New Delhi that began Monday, part of efforts to boost economic and strategic ties between the two countries.   At the top of the agenda for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her Indian counterpart,  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will hold talks Wednesday, will be the formal start of negotiations on an agreement that will allow Australia to sell...
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256 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/15/2012 8:26:25 AM

Citing Food Safety Risks, Kroger Chain Calls It Quits On Sprouts Citing Food Safety Risks, Kroger Chain Calls It Quits On Sprouts
Red clover sprouts are pretty, but they and other sprouts have been linked to too much foodborne illness for major grocers to continue carrying them. Stephanie Phillips/iStockphoto.com i Red clover sprouts are pretty, but they and other sprouts have been linked to too much foodborne illness for major grocers to continue carrying them. Stephanie Phillips/iStockphoto.com Sprouts have taken one step closer to culinary oblivion, with the big grocery chain Kroger saying that as of this week, it's...
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Obama Makes New Appeal In 2-Minute Ad Obama Makes New Appeal In 2-Minute Ad
COLUMBUS, Ohio September 26, 2012, 08:10 am ET COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are pitching to college students and working-class voters in Ohio less than a week before early voting kicks off in this critical Midwestern state. Fresh off a high-stakes address before world leaders at the United Nations, Obama is set to address rallies Wednesday at two state universities, hoping to generate the kind of enthusiasm among young voters that helped fuel his victory...
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Sacre Bleu! French Bees' Taste For M&Ms Makes For Colored Honey Sacre Bleu! French Bees' Taste For M&Ms Makes For Colored Honey
Doug Kanter/Rusty Jarrett/AFP/Getty Images We knew the Honey Nut Cheerios bee liked sweet stuff. But imagine what would happen if he met green M&M? Why were their bees producing honey in shades of blue and green, wondered beekeepers in the Alsace region of France? The answer, according to France 24 and Le Monde, was that the bees apparently like M&M's. "Instead of pollinating flowers in local fields, [the] bees had been tempted over to [a] biogas plant — more than 4km away — for sugary...
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US Supreme Court Hears Racial Preference Case US Supreme Court Hears Racial Preference Case
— The U.S. Supreme Court heard augments Wednesday in a case challenging the extent to which public universities can use race as a factor in considering student applications. Outside the Supreme Court in Washington people gathered to have their opinions heard.  The high court is deciding whether schools can consider race when admitting students.  Some, like University of Texas student Jasmine Kyles, say race matters in building a diverse student body."Once we leave our classrooms we are going to step out...
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China Rejects US Charges Telecoms Pose Security Threat China Rejects US Charges Telecoms Pose Security Threat
BEIJING — China has rejected a U.S. Congressional report accusing two major Chinese telecommunications companies of posing a security threat to the United States.   The draft report from U.S. lawmakers said American companies should avoid doing business with China’s largest phone equipment companies, Huawei and ZTE, out of concern government influence over the companies could pose a security risk to the United States.   Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei rejected that claim, saying Chinese companies...
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