President expect to sign executive order today

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By: Melinda Zinni

 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, an escalating problem that has placed pati..
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Syrians set out to draft new constitution amid clashes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syrians aiming to write a new constitution for the strife-torn country will meet for the first time on Monday, the state news agency reported Sunday, after a weekend of intense violence.
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Islamic Jihad announces Gaza cease-fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Palestinian group Islamic Jihad announced an immediate cease-fire with Israel on Sunday following a sharp rise in violence in the past several days.
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Jibril: Chemical weapons sites found in Libya

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two sites containing chemical weapons were found in Libya, National Transitional Council's outgoing prime minister Mahmoud Jibril said Sunday.
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Skeptic finds he now agrees global warming is real

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they..
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Rescue efforts suspended at Kansas grain elevator

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) - Crews have suspended rescue efforts for three people missing since an explosion at a Kansas grain elevator that killed three workers and injured two. &nb..
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Snow smacks Northeast, cuts power to millions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - Heavy, wet snow is putting a damper on leaf-peeping season in the Northeast.    The colorful leaves still on trees only made the branches..
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JetBlue plane stranded on tarmac for 7 hours

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW YORK (AP) - Passengers on a JetBlue plane were stranded on the tarmac in Connecticut for more than seven hours Saturday.    A passenger on a plane diverted to Br..
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9 Americans reportedly among Kabul suicide blast victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nine American, including four U.S. troops, were among those killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital yesterday, a western diplomat told CNN Sunday. The blast also claimed the lives of two British civilians, a Kosovo naitonal and a Canadian soldier.
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Relief agencies fear disease in flooded Thailand

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A humanitarian crisis looms in Thailand after the worst floods in decades left parts of Bangkok and other areas of the country submerged, relief agencies warned Sunday.
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American carried out Somalia suicide bombing, Islamists claim

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A suicide bomber who carried out an attack in Somalia this weekend was an American citizen of Somali descent, a website associated with the Al-Shabaab Islamist movement claimed Sunday.
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Afghanistan bombing kills 17, including Americans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Britain's Foreign Office says two British civilians working for a building contractor were among the victims of a weekend suicide bombing of a NATO convoy..
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Don't call our satellite 'space junk'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

For thousands of astrophysicists around the world, the German Roentgen satellite ("ROSAT") was no mere rubbish; it was an old and important friend.
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Mubarak trial put on hold in Egypt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was put on hold for two months pending a decision on whether to replace the judge, his lawyer told CNN on Sunday.
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South Sudan rebels warn U.N., residents to leave before attacks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A South Sudan rebel group warned the United Nations and residents to leave a remote border state within three days or risk coming under fire as it launches an attack on the local government.
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Syrian forces pound Homs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syrian forces pounded the western city of Homs Saturday with jets and tanks, sustaining fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, activists told CNN.
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1.7 million lose power in East Coast snowstorm

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The unusually early snowstorm bringing heavy, wet snow to the East Coast has knocked out power to more than 1.7 million customers. More than 540,000 people are without power i..
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Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two Islamic Jihad commanders were among seven militants killed Saturday by Israeli strikes targeting a training camp in Rafah, Gaza, according to the militant group and medical sources.
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NATO troops, workers among 17 killed in Kabul attack

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Five troops and eight civilians were killed in central Kabul when a suicide bomber struck a vehicle in a military convoy, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Saturday.
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Former Brazilian president to undergo chemotherapy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will begin chemotherapy in the coming days to treat a tumor in his larynx, a hospital official said Saturday.
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