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Secrets From The Sky: Parade Confetti Containing Sensitive Data Still A Mystery Secrets From The Sky: Parade Confetti Containing Sensitive Data Still A Mystery
Enlarge image Garbage and confetti lie on the ground after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Nov. 22. Carlo Allegri/Reuters/Landov Garbage and confetti lie on the ground after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Nov. 22. Carlo Allegri/Reuters/Landov Why were secrets raining from the sky during Macy's Thanksgiving Parade? Police still aren't sure. Inspector Kenneth Lack said Monday the Nassau County Police Department is investigating how confidential records including names...
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291 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 11/27/2012 2:09:00 PM

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds Amid Signs of Normalcy Gaza Cease-Fire Holds Amid Signs of Normalcy
— A cease-fire that ended eight-days of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip is now in its fifth day.Schools in southern Israel reopened Sunday after a 10-day closure brought on by Palestinian rocket attacks from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Parents were relieved.“I’m very glad that my children finally can go back to school and start the routine," said a parent. "Routine is very good and it’s very important for our children.”Israeli students were glad to get...
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291 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 11/25/2012 10:05:53 AM

AU, FAO Agree on New Measures to Fight African Hunger AU, FAO Agree on New Measures to Fight African Hunger
A mother comforts her two-year-old son in the Senegalese village of Goudoude Diobe alafter a neighbor gave him food to appease his hunger, May 1, 2012. ADDIS ABABA — The African Union and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization have agreed on new measures aimed at fighting hunger in Africa.    The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the director-general of the FAO, Graziano da Silva, signed two declarations Wednesday on promoting food security in...
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291 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/21/2012 7:54:22 AM

2012 Presidential Debates Begin 2012 Presidential Debates Begin
— The major US presidential candidates, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, will hold their first campaign debate on Wednesday evening in Denver, Colorado.  One of the first political debates in the U.S. took place in Illinois, in 1858. Senatorial candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas stood on this rock and argued over slavery. Lincoln lost the race but went on to win the presidency two years later. Ten thousand people watched the debate in this park.Fast forward 100 years and...
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291 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/2/2012 5:05:01 PM

'Twilight' Finale Leads Razzies Worst-Of List 'Twilight' Finale Leads Razzies Worst-Of List
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Twilight" finale had better reviews than the franchise's previous four movies, but you'd never know it from the Razzie nominations singling out Hollywood's worst of the year. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" led the Razzies lineup late Tuesday with 11 nominations, including worst picture, lead-acting slots for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and supporting-acting nominations for Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene. Other worst-picture nominees are the naval action...
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Ghana's Mahama Sworn in for New Term Ghana's Mahama Sworn in for New Term
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in for a new term after narrowly winning an election last month.The main opposition New Patriotic Party boycotted the ceremony Monday in the capital, Accra.  They dispute the results of the vote and have challenged the election in the country's Supreme Court. Former New Patriotic Party presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, campaign headquarters, Accra, Ghana, Dec. 6, 2012. x Former New Patriotic Party presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo,...
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Training Under Way For New Nuclear Plant Operators Training Under Way For New Nuclear Plant Operators
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Utility companies are preparing a new wave of workers to run first-of-their-kind nuclear plants, a process certain to influence how workers are trained on the new technology for decades to come. Southern Co. in Georgia and SCANA Corp. in South Carolina are the first to prepare new workers to run a recently approved reactor design never before built in the United States. Training like it will be repeated over the decades-long lifetime of those plants and at other new ones that may...
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291 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 12/19/2012 3:40:11 PM

Official: Family Has Identified Rivera Remains Official: Family Has Identified Rivera Remains
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A state official says Jenni Rivera's family has identified the remains of the Mexican-American music star killed in plane crash. Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said DNA tests are still pending. The singer's remains will be given to the family once the tests are completed in coming days. Officials said earlier that two state police officers had been arrested on suspicion of stealing unspecified items from the scene of the plane crash that killed Rivera. The...
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291 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/13/2012 2:02:14 PM

Time For A 'Black Agenda' In The White House? Time For A 'Black Agenda' In The White House?
Audio for this story from Tell Me More will be available at approx. 3:00 p.m. ET December 4, 2012 President Obama has another four years to pursue his goals. Now, some of the groups who elected him are asking what's in it for them. Host Michel Martin discusses whether the president should pursue a 'black agenda' with The Root's Keli Goff and former Cincinnati Mayor Kenneth Blackwell. ...
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291 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/4/2012 10:00:00 AM

West Point Chapel Hosts Its First Same-Sex Wedding West Point Chapel Hosts Its First Same-Sex Wedding
WEST POINT, N.Y. December 1, 2012, 01:53 pm ET WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Cadet Chapel, the landmark gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was hosting its first same-sex wedding Saturday. Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate, were exchanging vows in the regal church in an afternoon ceremony attended by around 250 guests and conducted by a senior Army chaplain. The two have been together for 17 years. They had a civil...
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