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Iraq Kurd: Deal may be closer to ending political deadlock BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi political leaders took a step closer Friday to unsnarling the nation’s seven-month political gridlock, according to a...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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National security shuffle: Jones out, Donilon in WASHINGTON (AP) – Gen. James Jones, the gruff-talking military man President Barack Obama drafted as his national security adviser, announced Friday...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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72,000 stimulus payments went to dead people WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Israelis, Palestinians may keep talks alive JERUSALEM (AP) – In the clearest sign that a deal may be emerging to keep the troubled U.S. Mideast peace push alive, a top Palestinian official said...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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South Africa Rebels turn in comrade accused in Congo rapes JOHANNESBURG (AP) – U.N. officials on Wednesday celebrated the arrest of a Congolese militia commander accused in gang rapes of more than...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Working-class whites move toward GOP WASHINGTON (AP) – Working-class whites are favoring Republicans in numbers that parallel the GOP tide of 1994 when the party grabbed control of the House after...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Pentagon says 100 Taliban killed WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. and NATO forces have killed more than 100 fighters from a Pakistan-based faction of the Taliban during two weeks of stepped-up military...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Japan Japan endures hottest summer on record TOKYO (AP) – Japan is sweltering through its hottest summer on record, weather officials said Thursday.The Asian country joins a large swath of the...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Vets mark 65th anniversary of World War II’s end PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – World War II veterans, their families and officials marked the 65th anniversary of the end of that war on board the same...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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N.Y. Muslim groups decry hostility NEW YORK (AP) – It is “unethical, insensitive and inhumane” to oppose the planned mosque near ground zero, more than 50 leading Muslim organizations said...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Protesters ask Iran to spare woman PARIS (AP) – About 300 people from human-rights organizations have demonstrated in Paris to urge Iran to lift its death sentence on an Iranian woman convicted of...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Ohio Chief: Military takes aid threats seriously CLEVELAND (AP) – A Taliban threat against aid workers helping flood victims in Pakistan must be taken seriously and shows that insurgents have no...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World