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Senate fails to pass Obama’s jobs bill

October 21, 2011 Politics

The Senate rejected President Barack Obama's slimmed-down jobs bill on Thursday as Congressional Democrats failed to get the 60 votes needed to break the Republican filibuster. The legislation was part of an effort by Obama to break up his $447 billion jobs proposal into separate acts, a move that apparently has not placated Republicans in […]

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Libyan officials say Gadhafi is dead

October 20, 2011 World Events

Officials in Libya say that longtime leader and target of the recent opposition movement Col. Muammer el-Gadhafi has been killed. Gadhafi had been in hiding for months after uprisings in his nation called for the end of his reign. Video and photographs of what appear to be Gadhafi 's dead body have also been released, […]

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German satellite to fall to Earth over the weekend

October 20, 2011 Tech

Fragments of a falling German satellite are expected to fall to Earth sometime this weekend but scientists say it is still too early to say exactly where or when. The German Aerospace Center knows that it will come crashing down on either Saturday or Sunday but need more time to determine specifics, The Associated Press […]

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Greek riots continue as lawmakers meet

October 20, 2011 World Events

More than 100,000 protesters grounded Greece to a halt on Wednesday in demonstrations across the beleaguered country voicing their unhappiness with proposed austerity measures that will keep the nation from bankruptcy. Police were gearing up for another clash on Thursday as protesters pledged to continue their strike, Reuters reports. There is also turmoil in parliament, […]

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Bears, lions, other exotic creatures escape from Ohio animal farm

October 19, 2011 World Events

Officials in eastern Ohio closed schools on Wednesday after dozens of exotic animals escaped a game preserve after their owner died. At least three school districts canceled class as police hunted down big cats, bears, wolves and other creatures from Muskingum County Animal Farm, NBC reports. Police are still investigating the cause of death for […]

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GOP debate audience turns heads once again

October 19, 2011 Politics

First they cheered Rick Perry's execution record, then they applauded Ron Paul's assertion that a hypothetical man without insurance be left to die, all before booing an openly gay veteran. The audiences at the GOP debates have garnered almost as much attention as the candidates, and on Tuesday night they did it again. Moderator Anderson […]

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Support for legalizing marijuana reaches all time high

October 18, 2011 World Events

Results of a recent Gallup poll show that a surprising amount of Americans are in support of legalizing marijuana. A record high of 50 percent of respondents said they were in favor of smoking for recreational purposes, topping the previous high of 46 percent a year ago, Reuters reports. Despite strong showing, there were stark […]

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Plot thickens in Philadelphia kidnapping case

October 18, 2011 World Events

A missing Florida girl who has been found in Philadelphia is believed to have been yet another victim in the growing case of a scheme to steal Social Security benefits from mentally disabled adults. Three people have been arrested in the case that police believe spanned four states and involved at least 50 people, ABC […]

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Hamas frees kidnapped Israeli soldier

October 18, 2011 World Events

Kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returned home Tuesday morning after spending five years in the custody of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Shalit's release was part of a larger prisoner swap that will see more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners freed from Israeli jails, The Washington Post reports. Shalit had been held in the Gaza Strip […]

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