Archive for June 20th, 2013

Obama taps former Bush deputy Attorney General for FBI post

June 20, 2013
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Obama taps former Bush deputy Attorney General for FBI post

James Comey (Evan Vucci/AP)
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Weiner defends response voter who used gay slur

June 20, 2013
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Weiner defends response voter who used gay slur

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner says he condemned a voter who used a slur against Christine Quinn. (Mario Tama/Getty …
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One man’s plan to save humanity in a Kansas mine

June 20, 2013
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ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — After most of the world’s population is wiped off the map by a wayward meteorite or hail of nuclear missiles, the survival of the human race might just depend on a few thousand people huddled in recreational vehicles deep in the bowels of an eastern Kansas mine.
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AP EXCLUSIVE: Taliban offer to free US soldier

June 20, 2013
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay as a conciliatory gesture, a senior spokesman for the group said Thursday.
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Kodak strikes post-bankruptcy loan deal with banks

June 20, 2013
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REUTERS – Eastman Kodak Co said on Thursday that it had reached a $895 million financing deal with three Wall Street banks that will help fund its rebirth as commercial imaging business after the former film pioneer emerges from bankruptcy.
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Wall Street falls after Fed’s stimulus wind-down outline

June 20, 2013
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell 1 percent for a second day on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined the start of a wind-down of stimuli that has been instrumental to the market’s rally.
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Homes evacuated as wildfire flares near Denver

June 20, 2013
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EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — Dozens of homes were evacuated near Denver as a wind-driven wildfire flared, one of many in the western states where hot and windy conditions were making it easy for the wild land blazes to start and spread.
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Obama making plans to tackle global warming

June 20, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. “We know we have to do more — and we will do more,” Obama said...
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New Colorado wildfire breaks out

June 20, 2013
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EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — A new wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Wednesday as hot and windy conditions in the West made it easy for fires to start and spread.
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IRS draws new criticism over $70M bonuses

June 20, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of dollars in employee bonuses.
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