High court takes up fight over Obama health law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is front and center at the Supreme Court for three days of hearings to determine the fate of a law aimed at extendin..
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Pope heads to Cuba after Mexico visit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In the second papal visit to the island nation, Pope Benedict heads to Cuba on Monday, the long-awaited leg of a tour he\'s so far proven he intends to use for addressing faith and political issues.
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Syrian opposition groups gather in Turkey, try to unify voice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Disjointed factions of the Syrian opposition are meeting Monday in Istanbul in an effort to form a unified voice ahead of the next week\'s \"Friends of Syria\" conference.
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France charges siege gunman's brother as an accomplice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The brother of a gunman killed in a siege in southwestern France should be charged with complicity in seven murders and two attempted murders, the Paris prosecutor\'s office said Sunday.
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Throngs gather for pope's Mass in Mexico

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By: WINK Administrator

Pope Benedict XVI led an open-air Mass Sunday before throngs of faithful Catholics in central Mexico.
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U.S. pays $860,000 to families of Afghan shooting victims, officials say

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By: WINK Administrator

The United States gave $860,000 to the families of people in Afghanistan killed or wounded in a shooting rampage that is being blamed on U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, two Afghan officials said Sunday.
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Royal guest stuns bride and groom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

John and Frances Canning didn\'t really expect Queen Elizabeth to come to their wedding, but when they learned she was going to be in Manchester, England, on the day of their nuptials, they sent an invitation on a whim.
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New book accuses Vatican of hiding cases of sexual abuse of minors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On the same day Pope Benedict addressed and blessed a group of 1,800 children in Guanajuato, Mexico, three Mexican authors released a book accusing the Vatican of hiding or ignoring cases of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests.
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Obama warns North Korea against 'provocations'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

President Barack Obama used his first visit to the demilitarized zone that splits the Korean peninsula to peer through binoculars into North Korea where flags flew at half-staff to mark the 100-day anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il.
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CNN rejects Syrian claims it collaborated with 'terrorists'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syria, which has long accused Arab and Western satellite news networks for fabricating and falsifying events, now has CNN in its sights.
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U.S., Turkey agree on next steps on Syria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The U.S. and Turkey are in \"full agreement\" on the next steps on Syria, as world leaders continue trying to stop the year-long massacre that has killed thousands.
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Official: Bomb in Afghanistan kills 8, including U.S. soldier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A roadside bomb exploded in southern Afghanistan\'s Kandahar province as a joint NATO-Afghan security patrol arrived to defuse it, killing seven Afghans and one U.S. soldier, a district official said Sunday.
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Senegal's president faces protege in runoff election

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade faced off Sunday against his protégé in a runoff election after he failed to win a majority during last month\'s controversial election.
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Military defectors unite under Free Syrian Army

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A top defector from the Syrian military said Saturday that armed rebel groups have aligned under the leadership of the Free Syrian Army.
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Obama heads to South Korea for nuclear summit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

President Barack Obama travels to South Korea Saturday on a three-day trip centered on an international nuclear security summit in Seoul.
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African Union beefs up forces to hunt Joseph Kony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The African Union plans to deploy 5,000 troops to hunt down Joseph Kony, the notorious leader of the Lord\'s Resistance Army who is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
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Guatemala and drug legalization

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On the campaign trail, Otto Perez Molina vowed to rule his country with an iron fist. The retired general said he would send troops into the streets to fight drug violence. Now -- just two months after taking office -- the 61-year-old Guatemalan president is the driving force behind a controversial proposal that has drawn criticism from U.S. officials and earned praise from people who were once among his staunchest critics. Last year\'s law-and-order candidate wants to legalize drugs. Central American presidents are scheduled to debate the idea in Guatemala Saturday.
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CNN rejects Syrian claims it collaborated with rebels

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syria, which has long accused Arab and Western satellite news networks for fabricating and falsifying events, now has CNN in its sights.
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CNN: We didn't collaborate with rebels

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syria, which has long accused Arab and Western satellite news networks for fabricating and falsifying events, now has CNN in its sights.
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A mayor, a mural, a stereotype

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Julian Castro is not cooperating. The mayor of San Antonio knows full well what I want to talk about, and yet he is determined to change the subject to what he believes is a much more pressing story. Where I want to drag him, my friend refuses to go.
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