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WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency four months ago intercepted conversations among leaders of Al Qaeda in Yemen discussing a plot to use a Nigerian man for a coming terrorist attack, but American spy agencies later ...
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Eight CIA agents have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in south-eastern Afghanistan, US reports say. A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost Province, on the border with Pakistan.
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(CNN) -- The White House responded forcefully Wednesday to former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of President Obama's response to the botched terror attack on Christmas Day.
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Unlike 9/11, partisanship has worsened after Christmas attack Christian Science Monitor
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The News Corporation said on Wednesday that it looked doubtful that it would sign a new distribution contract with Time Warner Cable by Thursday night, increasing the likelihood that its Fox stations will be removed from cable lineups ...
Time Warner Cable subscribers could lose Fox channels on New Year's Eve Los Angeles Times
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The federal government said Wednesday that it will take majority control of troubled auto lender GMAC and provide an additional $3.8 billion in aid to the company, which has been unable to raise from private investors the money it ...
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New York Times - - Dec 26, 2009
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Wall Street Journal - - Dec 29, 2009
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CNN - - Dec 28, 2009
Clive Stafford Smith, center, director of Reprieve, speaks at a news conference with psychologist Peter Schaapveld, left, and Akbar Shaikh, right, brother of imprisoned Akmal Shaikh.
New York Times - - Dec 29, 2009
I was walking through a deserted downtown on Christmas Eve with a friend, past the lonely, gray Treasury Building, past the snowy White House with no president inside.
Los Angeles Times - - 20 hours ago
At Akila Inouye's Tsukiji Soba Academy in Tokyo, a specially made wooden cabinet has 108 small cubbyholes, each containing a scroll of thick brown or green paper printed with a question.