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Opera Union Not Optimistic About Upcoming Talks

Saturday, January 07, 2012

The union that represents the New York City Opera chorus says it's not optimistic about contract negotiations this weekend.

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Japan Nuclear Situation Upgraded to 7

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Japan has raised the level of the disaster at its nuclear power plant to a 7. Although that's the same level as the Chernobyl disaster, according to The Associated Press Japanese officials say Fukushima has leaked a tenth of the radiation released at Chernobyl.

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Laurent Gbagbo Arrested in Ivory Coast

Monday, April 11, 2011

Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast, has been arrested, after authorities forced their way into the bunker where he's secluded himself for the past several days and apprehended him on Monday.

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Obama Demands End to Violence in Libya

Friday, March 18, 2011

Speaking from the White House on Friday, President Barack Obama said Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has "launched a military campaign against his own people."

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Military Commissions to Resume at Guantanamo

Monday, March 07, 2011

President Barack Obama — who promised to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — has now signed an executive order to allow military commissions to resume there.

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Obama Signs Funding Bill

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that continues funding for the federal government for the next two weeks, until March 18.

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Clinton Condemns Violence in Libya

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is condemning the actions of Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi and his security forces, as the international community ramps up pressure on his government.

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Bahrain Clamps Down on Protests in Manama

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bahrain has taken its strongest action yet to clamp down on continuing protests in the country.

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Protests Erupt in Libya, Continue in Region

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

As protests continue to spread in the Middle East, new reports from Libya indicate the beginnings of an uprising in that country.

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Demonstrations in Egypt Enter a Third Week

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Thousands of protestors continued to crowd Cairo during the third week of protests in Egypt, refusing to cease their demonstrations until President Hosni Mubarak resigns. Thousands are also striking, ramping up their demonstrations against the government.

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Giffords' Astronaut Husband Heading to Space, Says NASA

Friday, February 04, 2011

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The astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head into space, a decision that came nearly one month after his wife survived a gunshot wound to the head.

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Protesters Flood Tahrir Square on 'Day of Departure'

Friday, February 04, 2011

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More than 100,000 protesters have been pouring into Tahrir Square in Egypt's capital Cairo as pressure to remove President Hosni Mubarak mounts, according to the Associated Press.

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Cyclone Yasi Hits Australia

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Cyclone Yasi roared its way across the coast of Queensland, Australia, Wednesday night, bringing strong winds and rain to an area still recovering from weeks of rain and flooding.

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Obama Urges 'Orderly Transition' in Egypt

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he won't run again in September elections. President Barack Obama, who spoke to Mubarak following his announcement on Tuesday, is urging an "orderly transition."

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Florida Judge Rules Against Health Care Law

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Florida judge has ruled that the nation's new healthcare law is unconstitutional, marking a victory for the 26 states who challenged it. The states challenged a provision of the law that requires Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

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Rahm Emanuel Cleared to Run for Mayor of Chicago

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rahm Emanuel is back on the Chicago mayoral ballot.

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Three People Killed in Protests in Egypt

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thousands of protestors calling for President Hosni Mubarak's resignation took to the streets in Egypt on Tuesday. At least three people — two protestors and one policeman — have been killed, according to The Associated Press.

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Tunisia Tries to Form Temporary Government

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tunisia has formed a temporary government comprised of members of the party of the deposed president and opposition party leaders, until new elections can be held in the country, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

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Congress Increases Security Following Arizona Shooting

Monday, January 10, 2011

Members of Congress are increasing their vigilance at public gatherings following the shooting in Arizona on Saturday. Six people were killed and Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition, after a man opened fire in front of a supermarket in Tucson.

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Rains Ease in Australia, As Country Begins Recovery From Floods

Monday, January 03, 2011

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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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