Washington Reacts to Wikileaks Documents

Monday, November 29, 2010

Washington is reeling after the release of a quarter of a million classified cables sent to and from the State Department. The Obama administration has been forced into damage control and politicians are criticizing the release of the documents.

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Tom DeLay Found Guilty of Money Laundering

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

According to The Associated Press, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been found guilty of money laundering.

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Ireland Releases Budget Plan to Reduce Deficit

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ireland has released a new budget plan, designed to save the country billions of dollars over the next four years. Details of the plan come days after the country applied for a multi-billion dollar rescue loan from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

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Tensions Rise Between North and South Korea

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

South Korea is on a high level of alert, after a conflict with North Korea left two South Korean marines and two civilians dead.

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Ethics Panel Recommends Censoring Rangel

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The House ethics committee is recommending that 20-term Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel be censured. They deliberated for about three hours before reaching their decision. The final vote was nine-to-one.

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Guantanamo Detainee Convicted on Conspiracy Charge, Acquitted of Others

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Associated Press reports that Ahmed Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court, has been convicted on one conspiracy charge, and acquitted on all others against him.

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Murkowski Wins Alaska's U.S. Senate Race

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski has been declared the winner of Alaska's U.S. Senate race. But her opponent Joe Miller, who defeated her in the Republican primary, has yet to concede.

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Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

President Barack Obama has awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta.

During a speech at the White House on Tuesday, the president noted that it was the first time in nearly 40 years that a recipient of the award has been able to receive it in person.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Announce Their Engagement

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William has finally popped the question to girlfriend Kate Middleton. As The Associated Press reports, it's a long-awaited announcement in the UK: William is the second-in-line for the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

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Judge Gives 9/11 Workers Until Nov. 16 to Join Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

September 11 first responders and recovery workers made sick by their work at the World Trade Center site have another week to decide whether they want to join a legal settlement.

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New Figures Show Wall Street Rebound

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday that between the spring of 2009 and the spring of 2010, the average weekly wage in Manhattan rose 12 percent. In comparison, across the nation the average weekly wage increased less than one percent. The figures include end-of-year bonuses, which big banks typically pay out in the first part of the calendar year.

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NYC Chancellor Joel Klein Steps Down; Cathie Black Named as Replacement

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The head of New York City's school system, Chancellor Joel Klein, has resigned from his position. Cathie Black, the Chairman of Hearst Magazines will replace him.

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Bloomberg's Choice for NYC Schools: Publisher Cathie Black

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that magazine magnate Cathleen Black will be the next Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. She replaces Joel Klein, who held the position for eight years before announcing his departure for News Corp. on Tuesday afternoon.

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Foley Concedes CT Governor's Race to Malloy

Monday, November 08, 2010

Republican Tom Foley has announced he's conceding to Democrat Dan Malloy in the race to be Connecticut's next governor. Foley made the decision despite the possibility that there were irregularities in the vote, which Malloy won by a razor-thin margin.

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WTC Workers Consider 9/11 Settlement

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thousands of police officers, firefighters and ground zero cleanup workers have until the end of today to join a legal settlement that could pay them as much as $815 million.

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Obama Schedules November Meeting for Democrats, Republicans

Thursday, November 04, 2010

President Barack Obama has scheduled a meeting with Republican and Democratic leaders on November 18.

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Cuomo Wins Governor's Race, Schumer and Gillibrand Returning to Senate

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Andrew Cuomo is elected governor of New York State, taking over the office his father won 28 years ago.

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Incumbents Hold All But One House Seat in New Jersey

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

There were a few close House races in New Jersey, but in the end, 12 of the state’s 13 incumbents held on to their seats.

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Mail Bombs Discovered in Greece

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The BBC reports that two mail bombs exploded in separate incidents on Tuesday, one at the Swiss embassy and another at the Russian embassy in Athens, Greece, and that additional suspicious packages addressed to other embassies in Athens were also intercepted. No injuries were reported.

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Send us a Report from Your Polling Place

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

After months of debate and campaigning, your moment of decision is finally here. Help us capture the mood on election day: Cast your vote, then answer this one simple question: How do you feel?

Record your message with the iPhone app from The Takeaway. And if you want to do some reporting for us, ask the people around you the same question. Get the app and just follow the instructions (they're easy).

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