Archive for June 12th, 2013

Ryan: Immigration bill is not an offer of amnesty

June 12, 2013
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Ryan: Immigration bill is not an offer of amnesty

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Whistleblowers hope this time is different

June 12, 2013
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Edward Snowden was not the first high-profile person to reveal secrets about the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations after September 11th. He was the third. The first two — Thomas Drake and Mark Klein — have now come forward to express support for Snowden’s revelations. Part of their motivation, it seems safe to assume, is to...
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Wall Street falls as worry rises over life without stimulus

June 12, 2013
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Dow sliding more than 100 points on another volatile day as traders extended a selloff driven by concern about central banks winding down their stimulus measures.
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Stocks slide on Wall Street; Dow below 15,000

June 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is ending lower for the third day in a row after an early morning rally faded away.
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561 empty chairs: A general remembers

June 12, 2013
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On the Radar Gen. John Allen recently retired from the military following his post as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force, but the memories of the 561 troops who died under his command – and the many thousands who were wounded – have not retired from his mind.
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Judge in George Zimmerman trial ‘doesn’t play games’

June 12, 2013
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Judge in George Zimmerman trial ‘doesn’t play games’

File photo of Debra Nelson, who has been a Florida judge for 14 years. (Joe Burbank/Pool/Getty)
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Wall St. pares gains, Nasdaq turns negative

June 12, 2013
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By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks were little changed in early trading on Wednesday, gaining modestly amid advances in energy and materials shares, even as investors continued to mull how soon central banks will begin to scale back supportive measures.
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Wall Street pares gains, Nasdaq turns negative

June 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks pared early gains and the Nasdaq turned negative on Wednesday as investors continued to mull how soon central banks will begin to scale back supportive measures.
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World’s oldest person dies at 116 in Japan

June 12, 2013
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TOKYO (Reuters) – The world’s oldest person, 116-year-old Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura, died on Wednesday, Japanese media said.
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Wildfires burn homes in hot, dry Colorado

June 12, 2013
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — At least four major wildfires fueled by hot, gusty weather Tuesday burned along the front of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, including two that together destroyed dozens of structures and chased people from hundreds of homes.
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