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Before nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, President Obama did not ask her about abortion rights or any other "specific legal issue," she testified Wednesday as she sidestepped senators' efforts to plumb her views on matters from campaign ...
Sotomayor's stance on business is moderate Los Angeles Times
Reuters - - 1 hour ago
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in India this week against the backdrop of New Delhi's strained relations with neighbor Pakistan, the global slowdown and the war in Afghanistan.
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New York Times - - 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The police shot and killed a driver who they said pulled a gun after a routine traffic stop near the United States Capitol on Wednesday.
Video: Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man Near US Capitol The Associated Press
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A human rights group blamed Chechnya's president for the kidnap and murder of a prominent activist, the latest in a series of slayings of establishment critics in Russia.
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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Two badly damaged black box recorders have been recovered from a Tupolev aircraft that crashed in Iran Wednesday, killing all 168 people on board, official media reported Thursday.
Video: Witness: Airliner in Iran 'Fell Out of the Sky' The Associated Press
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CNN International - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- Provisional Honduran President Roberto Micheletti told reporters Wednesday that he would be willing to step down as long as ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya ceases his claims to the presidency.
One Side Makes Offer in Honduran Impasse New York Times
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 16 (Reuters) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers failed on Wednesday night to agree to balance the state's budget by closing a $26.3 billion deficit, but officials said talks would continue.
Calif. budget talks stall over education funding The Associated Press
California Is Close To New Budget Deal Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times - - 1 hour ago
The agency tried to assemble a team of anti-terrorist assassins. But officials could not solve logistical problems, including how to get close to targets while keeping US involvement secret.
CIA Assassin Program Was Nearing New Phase Washington Post
Los Angeles Times - - 49 minutes ago
The measure won overwhelming support, despite complaints from conservatives within the church and the wider Anglican Communion. Clergy and laity are expected to approve the measure Thursday.
Episcopal Bishops Give Ground on Gay Marriage New York Times
Move to Allow Ordination Of Gay Bishops Stirs Debate Washington Post
Bloomberg - - 2 hours ago
July 16 (Bloomberg) -- The US spurning of CIT Group Inc.'s aid request suggests officials are betting they've fixed the financial system enough to withstand the bankruptcy of a mid-sized lender.
Video: Aid Package For CIT Group? Fox Business
Reuters - - 1 hour ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's annual GDP growth quickened to 7.9 percent in the second quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Thursday.
China's GDP Growth Accelerates on Stimulus Wall Street Journal
China's GDP Rises in Second Quarter New York Times
Wall Street Journal - - 4 hours ago
In the wake of chip giant Intel posting a robust adjusted fiscal second-quarter profit that exceeded Wall Street's projections, a broad spectrum of technology stocks have paced a sharp rally Wednesday.
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msnbc.com - - 4 hours ago
Every five years, the three men of Apollo 11 get together to face the cameras and answer questions about the greatest adventure of the 20th century: humanity's first landing on the surface of another world.
Tallahasseeans remember the Apollo moon landing 40 years later Tallahassee.com
Now, as then, AZ's involvement in lunar exploration is extensive Arizona Daily Star
CNET News - - 7 hours ago
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--Running a month late because of hydrogen leaks and stormy weather, the shuttle Endeavour finally roared to life and blasted off Wednesday on its sixth try, rocketing away through a hazy sky toward a Friday ...
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Los Angeles Times - 14 hours ago
Remember those Harry Potter fans who said they would boycott the sixth movie because Warner Bros. delayed its release to make more money?
Daniel Radcliffe a little emotional with sixth flick MiamiHerald.com
Potter interviewed by local kid from Jersey Shore Bayshore Courier
Washington Post - 9 hours ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's attorney general said on Wednesday his office has run dozens of doctors' names, some of them thought to be aliases, through its prescription drug database to aid police investigating the death of Michael Jackson.
LA mayor at center of Jackson donation flap The Associated Press
The Associated Press - - 2 hours ago
NEW YORK - Us Weekly magazine has obtained video it says shows never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson's head catching on fire during filming of his 1984 Pepsi commercial.
Horror as Jacko's hair catches fire Mirror.co.uk
New York Times - - 2 hours ago
Ryo Ishikawa, 17, a star in Japan, on the 10th tee Wednesday. He is playing in his first Open. By LARRY DORMAN TURNBERRY, Scotland - Down a serpentine road a few miles north of the Turnberry Ailsa course, where the 138th British Open begins Thursday, ...
British Open begins at a sunny Turnberry The Associated Press
Turnberry cloaked in history Boston Herald
Boston Herald - - 58 minutes ago
Asa big baseball fan, Aaron Ward would love the chance to play at Fenway Park [map]. Now he'll get it - with a twist. “I've been everywhere on the outskirts of the building,” Ward said.
Bruins ready to play a classic National Post
Add Ice to the Infield: Fenway Will Host Classic New York Times
Kansas City Star - - 2 hours ago
The Sprint Cup Series has the weekend off, so here are details about the Nationwide race near St. Louis. The place: Gateway International Raceway, a 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Ill.
Bloomberg - - 1 hour ago
July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Insurance companies should use their profits to help fund as much as $100 billion of a landmark overhaul of the US health-care system, senators including Democrat Charles Schumer of New York ...
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Health care battle begins Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Telegraph.co.uk - - 20 minutes ago
Businesses will be crippled within two months as swine flu forces one in eight workers to stay at home, according to official figures.
DPHSS and DOE Work Together to Combat the Spread of H1N1 in Guam ... Pacific News Center
Boston Globe - - 1 hour ago
“It's information I wanted to have because I had a mother who died of Alzheimer's,'' said Robert McKersie, an MIT professor who participated in an Alzheimer's risk study.
Learning of Risk of Alzheimer's Seems to Do No Harm New York Times
San Jose Mercury News - - 1 hour ago
Since the silent film era, a certain trend has held true: In tough financial times, people go to the movies. That trend is now being seen during the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Video: Stars Of New Potter Film CBSNewsOnline
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The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
HAZEL PARK, Mich. - Flames shot hundreds of feet in the air after a gasoline tanker exploded Wednesday night underneath a highway overpass near Detroit.
Video: Raw Video: Gas Tanker Explodes Near Detroit The Associated Press
Chicago Sun-Times - - 1 hour ago
SPRINGFIELD -- Ending a nearly seven-week impasse, state lawmakers Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a budget devoid of an income tax increase and heavy on borrowing that will mostly fund threatened ...
A state budget -- finally Chicago Tribune
Illinois: State Lawmakers Send Budget to Governor New York Times