House rejects GOP-effort to make UN repay funds

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By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Wednesday rejected a Republican-led effort to force the United Nations to give back $179 million in overpayments, falling short in the face of Obama ..
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US says customs officer killed in Afghanistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A U.S. customs employee and two British soldiers have died in insurgent attacks in southern Afghanistan where violence persists despite a winter lull in f..
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US tries to end conflicting messages on Egypt

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON - The White House is working aggressively to erase conflicting messages on Egypt that have frustrated even President Barack Obama. After comments by some State Departmen..
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Calif. governor drops plan to sell state buildings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday he is dropping a plan to sell 24 state government buildings to private investors. The state had been in ne..
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Lawmakers oppose federal bailout for states

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By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-led House is showing no appetite for making federal taxpayers help state and local governments cope with widespread budget problems. Even some ..
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Iranian official warns against opposition rally

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iranian authorities have warned against any attempt by Iran\'s opposition movement to hold a rally in support of the popular uprisings in the Middle East, Iran\'s state news agency reported.
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Philly abortion doctor finds lawyer in murder case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with killing a patient and seven babies born alive is demanding a preliminary evidence hearing despite a lengthy grand ju..
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New passport moves Haiti's Aristide step closer to home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti\'s first democratically president who has been living in exile in South Africa for seven years, has been issued a new passport to return home, his U.S. attorney said Wednesday.
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FARC frees first of 5 hostages in Colombia

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Helicopters early Wednesday were prepared to take off from Villavicencio, Colombia and into the jungle for what would be the first of five hostage releases by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
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Police believe NY hiker's death was accidental

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CONGERS, N.Y.Police have found footprints at the top of a cliff, about 300 feet above the place where a hiker's body was discovered. Clarkstown, N.Y., police Sgt. Harry Baumann say..
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Coroner: Busch's girlfriend overdosed on oxycodone

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. LOUIS- The girlfriend of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV died at his home after accidentally overdosing on the painkiller oxycodone. St. Louis County Medical Examiner..
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Egypt protests: Where are we now?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Despite reports of a return to normalcy on the Egyptian street, the situation on the ground is anything but: Protests continue while statements from leaders have served only to maintain or even stoke the tinderbox status of negotiations. FULL STORY | PROTESTS CONTINUE | iREPORTER PHOTOS | TIMELINE | OPINION
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New national immigration museum urged for DC

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group that wants to build a National Museum of the American People in Washington to tell the history of immigration is calling on Congress to jump-start the eff..
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First Lady to visit Atlanta for health campaign

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ATLANTA (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Atlanta to celebrate the first anniversary of her campaign to reduce childhood obesity. Obama will visit Burgess-Peterson Acad..
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Greek-flagged tanker hijacked

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By: WINK Administrator

A tanker was hijacked on Wednesday in the North Arabian Sea, the European Union Naval Force said.
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Italian prosecutors seek trial of Berlusconi

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By: WINK Administrator

Italian prosecutors Wednesday will formally request a fast-track trial of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for alleged abuse of power, sex with an underage prostitute, or both, they said.
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Southern Sudanese minister, bodyguard shot dead

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By: WINK Administrator

A Southern Sudanese minister and his bodyguard were fatally shot Monday in Juba, authorities said.
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Ex-Liberian leader boycotts war-crimes trial

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By: WINK Administrator

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor boycotted his war crimes trial again Wednesday after judges rejected a delayed summary from his defense team, a court official said.
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Korea talks stall after North walks out

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Talks between North and South Korea collapsed Wednesday after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on securing high-level military discussions during preparatory meetings held in the border area of Panmunjom.
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At least 7 killed in northern Iraq attacks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

At least seven people were killed and 68 others were wounded after three car bomb explosions Wednesday in Iraq\'s oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk, said Jamal Taher, police chief.
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