Posts Tagged 'news'

Obama Polishes His ‘Regular Guy’ Image With Beer

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There’s an old shorthand for likeability in politics: “Which candidate would you rather have a beer with?”

Polls show President Obama has been winning that likeability contest. And he’s been raising a lot of frosty mugs on the campaign trail, hoping to press his advantage over the teetotaling Mitt Romney.

The strategy could come to a head in the swing state of Colorado.

As President Obama was holding an outdoor campaign rally in Golden this ...

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State Dept. Issues Warnings In Sudan, Tunisia

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Children look at a burned bus at the American school adjacent to the U.S. embassy compound in Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday.
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Teen Charged With Trying To Blow Up Chicago Bar

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Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday.

Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be terrorists provided him with a phony car bomb.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, which announced the arrest Saturday, said the device was harmless and the ...

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NYSE Settles Case Over Data Release For $5 Million

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The New York Stock Exchange and its parent NYSE Euronext agreed to hire an independent consultant to review their systems for delivering market data.
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White House: Sequestration Would Be ‘Deeply Destructive’

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The White House provided its first assessment of what would happen if Congress fails to act and allows about $100 billion worth of automatic budget cuts to take effect on Jan. 2.

In its estimation (pdf), the White House’s Office Of Management and Budget says this so-called “sequestration” would have a “devastating impact” on government programs including defense.

Here’s how Bloomberg summarizes the lengthy report issued today:

“The White House Office of Management and Budget said in the report to ...

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How Your Job Could Hurt Your Heart

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NFL’s Ayanbadejo On Offensive For Gay Marriage

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The NFL’s Brendon Ayanbadejo has gone to three Pro Bowls and is a star on the field. But when he recently spoke out in favor of gay marriage, a prominent critic told him to stop talking and focus on football. Ayanbadejo joins host Michel Martin to talk about why he’s committed to defending same-sex marriage.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2012/09/13/161082310/nfls-ayanbadejo-on-offensive-for-gay-marriage?ft=1&f=1001

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Understanding Muslim Anger Over ‘Insulting’ Film

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Protests over a video insulting the Prophet Mohammad have spread throughout the Muslim world. Host Michel Martin discusses reactions and why it has elicited such anger with Al Jazeera’s Abderrahim Foukara and Georgetown University Professor John Esposito. Advisory: This segment may be uncomfortable for some listeners.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2012/09/13/161082308/understanding-muslim-anger-over-insulting-film?ft=1&f=1001

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Beef Products Inc. Sues ABC Over Repeated Attacks On ‘Pink Slime’

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German Court Rejects Calls To Block EU Bailout Fund

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Germany’s high court on Wednesday rejected calls to block Europe’s permanent rescue fund, paving the way in a much-anticipated ruling for its ratification by the country’s president.

Investors breathed a sigh of relief that Germany’s highest court was not putting up a roadblock in a central part of Europe’s efforts to contain its nearly three-year debt crisis. Stocks across Europe rallied strongly, the euro spiked to a four-month high of $1.2897 and the borrowing rates of troubled economies, ...

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EU: Central Bank Should Supervise All Euro Banks

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The European Central Bank should be given the power to supervise all the banks in the 17 countries that use the euro and also be able to fine institutions, the European Union’s executive said Wednesday.

The creation of a single supervisor would be an important step toward a “banking union” — a unified playbook for all of the banks in the eurozone that is a vital part of the plan to solve the region’s crippling financial debt crisis.

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American Killed In Libya Protest Over Film

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Protesters angered over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad fired gunshots and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing one American, witnesses and the State Department said. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, and tore and replaced the American flag with an Islamic banner.

Tuesday’s attacks were the first such assaults on U.S. diplomatic facilities in either country, at a time when both Libya and ...

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