Brazil enacts racial discrimination law, but some say it's not needed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

With a few quick strokes of a pen this week, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed into law a widely debated measure that aims to end hundreds of years of racial disparity.
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BP boss invited to Lockerbie hearing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has invited BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward to answer questions next week about BP and the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber, a congressional source told CNN Wednesday.
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Flooding fears grow as storm nears coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tropical storm Chanthu has slowed, but it\'s edging ominously closer to an area of southern China that is already deluged with rain and deadly floods.
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IMF forgives Haiti's $268 million debt

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund approved Wednesday the cancellation of Haiti\'s $268 million debt to the fund.
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BP could soon try 'static kill' of Gulf well

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

In the next 48 hours, BP could begin pumping mud into its damaged Gulf of Mexico well to force oil back into the reservoir below, an operation called a \"static kill.\"
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Former Romanian dictator's body exhumed for tests

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A medical team exhumed the body of former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu on Wednesday to try to ensure that the remains are really his, Romanian state media reported.
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Report says police officer deaths up 43% in 2010

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of U.S. police officers who died in the line of duty is up 43 percent so far this year, according to an organization that honors fallen law enforcement..
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Southern China bracing for intensifying storm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A tropical storm is making its way toward Hong Kong Tuesday, adding more weather woes to an already deluged area.
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UN: African nations face food crisis

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By: WINK Administrator

U.N. officials are pleading for immediate economic assistance for four African countries where people are facing malnutrition in the wake of a drought last year.
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Turbulence causes passenger injuries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As many as 30 passengers were injured -- none critically -- after a United Airlines flight experienced severe turbulence and landed in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
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Chavez: Government owns part of opposition broadcaster

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Venezuela will name a government representative to the board of opposition broadcaster Globovision, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in speech Tuesday.
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Oil spill will 'forever change' industry

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By: WINK Administrator

As tests continue Tuesday on BP\'s ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are weighing a new option for permanently sealing it.
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Lesbian teen wins $35K in prom case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A school district in Mississippi has agreed to pay a recent high school graduate $35,000 in damages and adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a statement released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Lindsay Lohan starts prison term

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Actress Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to report to a judge to start serving a 90-day jail sentence, but confusion remained over what lawyer might stand with her in court Tuesday morning.
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Senior official chastises U.N. chief in parting shot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A departing senior U.N. official has released a rare rebuke of her boss\'s performance -- saying the United Nations is \"drifting into irrelevance\" under Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon\'s management.
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Israel readies 'Iron Dome' missile shield

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Israel will have an anti-missile system, known as the Iron Dome, in place by November, the defense ministry said.
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British prime minister meets with Obama

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Prime Minister David Cameron makes his first White House visit as Britain\'s leader Tuesday.
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Death toll rises in China floods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll has risen to 34 as a result of floods and landslides in two provinces in China, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Monday.
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French air traffic controllers to strike

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

French air traffic controllers are scheduled to strike Wednesday, affecting flights out of the two main Paris airports, the French civil aviation authority said.
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U.S.: Cuba dissidents can apply to immigrate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Freed Cuban political prisoners and their families are invited to \"explore their options\" for possible immigration to the United States, a U.S. official told CNN on Tuesday.
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