California Residents Return Home After Pipeline Explosion

Monday, September 13, 2010

Residents in San Bruno, California have been allowed to return home after a natural gas pipeline explosion and subsequent fire on Thursday that killed at least four people, injured 50 and destroyed at least 50 homes. California regulators are telling Pacific Gas and Electric to survey all of its natural gas lines in the state, in hopes of heading off another disaster.

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President Obama Holds News Conference at the White House

Friday, September 10, 2010

President Barack Obama held a news conference at the White House on Friday, fielding questions from the press on topics ranging from the economy to national security to peace talks in the Middle East.

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Trump Makes Offer on Building at Center of Controversy Near WTC

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Donald Trump is stepping into the fray over the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque.

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Kennedy Center Announces Five 2010 Honorees

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Sir Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey are among the recipients.

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Red Tide Spotted in New York Harbor

Monday, September 06, 2010

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A 10-mile-long ribbon of red tide has been spotted in the New York Harbor, according to the Associated Press.

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Israel's Holocaust Museum Gains Access to Polish Archives

Monday, September 06, 2010

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Israel's Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, has signed an agreement with Poland to gain access to the country's World War II-era documents, according to the Associated Press.

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Afghans Protest Church's Plans to Burn Koran

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hundreds of Afghans rallied in Kabul to denounce an American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on Sept. 11.

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New Footage of "The Blitz" Unveiled

Monday, September 06, 2010

Rare color footage of the bomb damage inflicted on London during World War II has surfaced on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

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Brooklyn's West Indian Day Carnival: A Panorama of Steel Drums

Monday, September 06, 2010

It's a holiday twice over for New Yorkers and others with ties to the Caribbean.  Labor Day also is the day for the annual West Indian American Day Parade. The Brooklyn event is one of the largest in the city.


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Obama Proposes New Round of Stimulus Efforts

Monday, September 06, 2010

President Obama will be presenting a new $50 billion proposal for infrastructure investments at a speech in Wisconsin.

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Four Jewish Patrol Members Recovering After Brooklyn Shooting

Friday, September 03, 2010

Four members of an Orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol in Brooklyn are recovering after they were shot last night by a man in a car. The patrol members had confronted the driver, saying he had been acting suspiciously.

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Nation's Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.6 %

Friday, September 03, 2010

While large portions of the East Coast breathed a sigh of relief as Hurricane Earl lost strength overnight, another storm, this one economic, was also less damaging than expected.

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Hurricane Earl Downgraded to Category 1

Friday, September 03, 2010

The East Coast is still on watch for strong winds and rain.

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Middle East Leaders Meet at the White House, Agree to Continue Talks

Friday, September 03, 2010

President Barack Obama reinforced U.S. support for achieving peace in the Middle East, as Israeli and Palestinian leaders met directly at the White House for the first time in nearly two years this week.

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Oil Platform Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 13 people following an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning. The oil platform is about 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

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Obama Addresses U.S. Troops in Texas

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

President Barack Obama met with troops at Fort Bliss, Tex. on Tuesday, hours before his national address on the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq.

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Weather Delays Progress in the Gulf

Monday, August 30, 2010

With waves six to eight feet high, Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says efforts are on "weather hold," as crews prepare final operations on the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Obama Urges Action on Jobs Bill

Monday, August 30, 2010

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to act on a bill he says will benefit small businesses by creating additional tax cuts and making credit more readily available. That, he said, would make it easier for small businesses to invest, expand, and increase hiring.

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Gov. Christie Fires Bret Schundler, NJ's Education Commissioner

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ousted New Jersey Education Commissioner Bret Schundler says it was Gov. Chris Christie who got his facts wrong.

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Bernanke Gives Economic Update

Friday, August 27, 2010

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the nation's economic recovery has come a long way since the 2008 financial collapse. But, speaking in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Friday, he also acknowledged that there's "still some way to travel."

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