Posts Tagged 'news'

California’s Baking And The Power Grid’s Being Tested

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Will there be too much demand? Power lines near Redondo Beach, Calif.
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Consumer Group Files Suit Against Sweetener For Claiming It’s ‘Essential’

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Do these packets hold the keys to health? A consumer group says no.
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Chinese Media Says Politician’s Wife Admits Murder

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Gu Kailai during her trial this week at the Hefei Intermediate People's Court. (Screen image from Chinese TV.)
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The Building That’s In Two Countries At Once

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Hans Hover has one foot in Germany, and one in the Netherlands.
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Complications, Contradictions In A Fla. Swing County

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Sofia Martinez, 40, is a registered nurse in Plant City, Fla., who supports both the DREAM Act and Republican Mitt Romney, who says he would veto it.
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Olympic Bodies: They Just Don’t Make Them Like They Used To

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The Olympic Games seem to celebrate the extremes of athletic physique — from tiny gymnasts to impossibly huge shot-putters. But why are they shaped that way?

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Romney Attacks President On Welfare; Obama Team Alleges Hypocrisy

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President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform legislation into law on Aug. 22, 1996.
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Making Free Music In Camarillo, Calif.

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Horn players in the Camarillo Community Band.
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U.S. Women’s Water Polo Team Wins In Overtime To Reach Gold Medal Game

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U.S. water polo players on the bench react during their semifinal match between Australia and ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Protests Filed For Two Boxers After Questionable Calls By Referee

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Siarhei Karneyeu of Belarus (in blue) landed most of the punches in the third round ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Republican Convention Speakers Include Old And New Faces

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Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state during the Bush administration, is scheduled to speak from ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Men Convicted In Infamous 1984 D.C. Murder Lose Bid To Overturn Judgments

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A judge in Washington, D.C., has turned back an effort by seven men charged with a notorious 1984 murder to overturn their convictions, ruling the evidence against them remains “overwhelming” and the testimony of witnesses who changed their story are “not worthy of belief.”

“In recent years, particularly since the advent of forensic use of DNA, tragic cases of wrongful convictions of innocent persons have been uncovered,” wrote Judge Frederick H. Weisberg. “This case is not one of them.”

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