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Train collision in China kills 35, injures 191

LOUISE WATT Associated Press= BEIJING (AP) — A bullet train crashed into another high-speed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said Sunday. It was the first derailment on China’s high-speed rail ...

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Norway suspect says attacks were ‘necessary’

The man suspected of a bombing and shooting spree in Norway has called his deeds “atrocious but … necessary,” his lawyer has said. In an interview with TV2 news on Saturday, Geir Lippestad, who is representing 32-year-old Anders Breivik, said his client was willing to explain himself in a court hearing on Monday. Lippestad said: “He has said that he believed ...

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A Tale of Two Elections: Cherokee Nation and United States

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. When it was announced that the Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court invalidated the results of a disputed election to determine their Chief, I remembered what Sheldon S. Wolin wrote about the 2000 presidential election and a possible Florida recount. In “Democracy Inc., Managed Democracy And The Specter Of Inverted Totalitarianism.” Wolin believes today the U.S. ...

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Recording Academy Issues Statement on Death of Grammy Winner Amy Winehouse

Just moments ago, the Recording Academy, which operates the Grammy Awards, issued a statement about the surprising news that soulful British singer Amy Winehouse died today. Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow wrote: “Five-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse was a dynamic performer and musician who seamlessly blended rock, jazz, pop, and soul and created a sound all her own. ...

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John Boehner walks out of White House debt-ceiling talks. What now?

An exasperated President Obama virtually declared war on House Republicans in an angry and hastily called press conference Friday night, excoriating them for walking away from a deal to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling, saying the Republicans can't say "yes" to anything. Shortly after, House Speaker John Boehner called his own press conference to say that negotiating ...

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At least 87 dead in Norway shooting, bomb attack

OSLO (Reuters) – A gunman dressed in police uniform opened fire at a youth camp of Norway’s ruling political party on Friday, killing at least 80 people, hours after a bomb killed seven in the government district in the capital Oslo. Rescue workers work at the scene of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo July 22, 2011. A huge ...

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Debt ceiling talks between Obama and Republicans collapse

US on brink of economic crisis after negotiations over outline of $3tn cuts package and tax rises break down Debt ceiling talks between Barack Obama and John Boehner have broken down, throwing the US into economic uncertainty. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The US is on the brink of a major economic crisis after negotiations between Barack Obama and Republican Congressional ...

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Somalia famine worsened by civil war, experts say

Mogadishu, Somalia — Somali soldiers beat back desperate families with gun butts Thursday as they fought for food supplies in front of a weeping diplomat, a day after the United Nations declared parts of the country were suffering from the worst famine in a generation. “I will knock on every door I can to help you,” the African Union envoy ...

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