Scholarships offered for tweets on 1st Amendment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - First Amendment advocates are preparing to hand out $110,000 in scholarships to students who tweet about their right to free expression.    The "Fr..
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Palm-sized baby, 2nd smallest in US, is growing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces - less than a can of soda - she is among th..
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In their own words: Changed by Iraq war

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Was the Iraq war worth it? iReporters who served in Iraq weigh in as the U.S. military officially leaves the country on Thursday.
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Chinese village stand-off continues after land row

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A stand-off between thousands of villagers and authorities in southern China continued Thursday, amid protests over illegal land seizures.
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Panetta formally shuts down US war in Iraq

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

BAGHDAD (AP) - After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq - a conflict that U.S. Def..
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Syrian defectors tell of orders to kill, torture protesters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

"At one point we killed eight people in 15 minutes. The protesters were unarmed. They didn't even have rocks! That's when I decided to defect. I threw away my gun and ran towards the protesters."
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Should the world intervene in Syria?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Pressure is growing for world leaders to respond to Syria's brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests.
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For thousands of Syrians, Lebanon provides shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A young mother with 6-month-old triplets, a laborer still fearful of reprisals, a preacher whose wife was shot dead at an illegal border crossing, wounded in hospitals, a man living in a converted classroom -- these are among the 5,000 or more Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.
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'Welcome home,' Obama tells troops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

President Barack Obama welcomed home soldiers from Iraq, calling their service an example of what makes America great.
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Rent-a-reindeer a big hit in Britain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

There's a hot new holiday accessory in Britain and they're being invited to all the top parties. Even the prime minister is rounding up a few...we're talking about reindeer! But th..
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Norwegians battle butter shortage in peak season

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSLO, Norway (AP) - High demand for butter used in traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes has caused a big shortage, leading the government to slash import duties on the cherished ..
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Report: Colombia's coca crop a forest killer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A new study says more than 3,000 square miles (800,000 hectares) of Colombia's woodlands have been cleared since 1981 in the planting and destruction of dru..
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Chilean doctors separate conjoined twins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chilean doctors successfully separated conjoined twin girls in a marathon 20-hour surgery, saying Wednesday that the operation went extremely well despite ch..
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Euro under pressure as EU summit optimism fades

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Investors have soured on the latest attempt to resolve the European debt crisis.    Stocks tumbled around the world, the euro slid to an 11..
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Belgian grenade attack casts somber shadow

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Flowers, teddy bears and candles mark the spot Wednesday where a gunman tossed grenades into a crowded Liege market square a day before, claiming several lives and wounding scores more.
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Bear spotted hanging out in a garbage truck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VANCOUVER- A black bear caused quite a stir when it was spotted on top of a garbage truck in downtown Vancouver. The bear was spotted just hanging out up there, eating scraps from ..
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Fallout from FAMU: Ga. high schools suspend bands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta-area school district is suspending all marching band activities over concerns of "inappropriate physical activity" between students.    The..
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Doc: Alleged cyberplot points to Venezuela, Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It's the type of plot that defense hawks in the United States warn about: a potential cyberattack against the U.S. government orchestrated by none other than Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, with the help of a group of Mexican leftists.
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Holy toast! Toaster imprints image of Jesus onto daily bread

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Here's a divine idea: you can now get your daily bread with an image of Jesus Christ toasted into it. A Vermont businessman designed the holy toast maker. Galen Dively said the ide..
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Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of severe violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A U.S. government survey reports that 1 in 4 women say they were hit hard, kicked or otherwise violently attacked by their intimate partners.    The t..
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