Rains Ease in Australia, As Country Begins Recovery From Floods

Monday, January 03, 2011

WNYC

Military planes are flying food and other supplies toward the areas hit hardest by floods in Australia today and police are increasing patrols in evacuated regions amid reports of looting, reports The Associated Press.

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Californians Begin Clean Up After Massive Rains

Friday, December 24, 2010

WNYC

Californians are beginning to clean up after floods, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong onslaught of rain.

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Mumbai Police Search for Four in Alleged Terror Plot

Friday, December 24, 2010

WNYC

Police in India are searching for four men they say entered the city of Mumbai to carry out a terrorist attack.

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'Lone Ranger' Announcer Fred Foy Dies at 89

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fred Foy, who announced "The Lone Ranger" series, has died at the age of 89.

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Mail Bombs Injure Two in Rome

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Two mail bombs exploded at embassies in Rome on Thursday, injuring two people.

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President Signs Repeal of DADT

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Making good on a campaign promise, President Barack Obama has signed into law a repeal of the military's 17-year policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

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Obama Talks About Achievements, Failures During Lame-Duck Session

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

President Barack Obama praised bipartisan efforts to pass key legislation during the lame-duck session, calling it "the most productive post-election period we've had in decades" during a press conference from the White House on Wednesday.

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British Police Arrest 12 Men on Suspicion of Terrorism

Monday, December 20, 2010

British Police have announced the arrests of twelve people suspected of planning terrorist activity in the United Kingdom.

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South Korea Holds Military Drill, Despite Threats from the North

Monday, December 20, 2010

In spite of making retaliatory threats last week, North Korea did not act after South Korea held a military drill. The North had originally threatened action if the South went forward with planned exercises near a naval border between the two nations.

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Obama Signs Tax Bill Into Law

Friday, December 17, 2010

President Barack Obama has signed tax legislation that will maintain current tax rates for everyone, calling it "a substantial victory for middle-class families across the country," in remarks he made just prior to signing it into law.

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House Approves Bill to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The House has approved a bill to repeal the military's seventeen-year policy banning gays from openly serving in the military. The move comes less than a week after the Senate voted down a larger defense bill that included a provision to repeal the policy.

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Authorities Delay Assange's Release

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Julian Assange's release on bail has been delayed to allow Swedish authorities to contest the ruling.

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Richard Holbrooke Dies at 69

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan, has died at the age of 69, after undergoing heart surgery.

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Federal Judge Rules Against Health Care Law

Monday, December 13, 2010

A federal judge in Virginia has declared part of the nation's new health care law unconstitutional.

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Senate Rejects Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Senate has voted down a repeal of the 17-year ban, in a vote of 57 to 40.

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Lawmakers Consider Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Senate Armed Services Committee held hearing on the Pentagon's study of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

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Clinton Condemns WikiLeaks Release

Monday, November 29, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is condemning the release of millions of documents by the group WikiLeaks. According to The Associated Press, WikiLeaks has begun posting documents online, and ultimately plans to release more than 250,000 documents.

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President Obama Announces Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

Monday, November 29, 2010

President Barack Obama has announced a two-year pay freeze for all civilian federal employees. He made the announcement from the White House on Monday.

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United Nations Pushes For More Cargo Security

Monday, November 29, 2010

The U.N. agency overseeing aviation is pushing for more cargo security to counter al-Qaida's new mail-bomb strategy, but is not calling for 100 percent screening of packages.

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Picasso Treasure Trove Unveiled in France

Monday, November 29, 2010

A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso, estimated to be worth at least $79.35 million.

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