Archive for June 29th, 2013

Obama tells leaders to follow Mandela’s example

June 29, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama paid personal respects Saturday to relatives of ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and encouraged leaders in Africa and around the world to follow the former South African president‘s example of country before self.
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Scorching heat bakes Western states

June 29, 2013
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DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Dan Kail was vacationing in Las Vegas when he heard that the temperature at Death Valley could approach 130 degrees this weekend. He didn’t hesitate to make a trip to the desert location that is typically the hottest place on the planet.
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RBS to decide on branch sale plan in July: sources

June 29, 2013
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By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Bank of Scotland will make a decision on how to offload hundreds of branches it has been ordered to sell by European regulators in the next month, industry sources told Reuters on Friday.
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Obamas to meet Mandela family, not visit hospital

June 29, 2013
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PRETORIA (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will meet on Saturday with relatives of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, but they will not visit the hospital where the former South African president is critically ill, the White House said.
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Civil War general blindsided at pivotal Gettysburg battle

June 29, 2013
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By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – Confederate General Robert E. Lee was “virtually blind” to the superior positions held by Union troops hidden by rolling hills and valleys, which contributed to his downfall at the pivotal battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War, researchers said on Friday.
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Who’s the top earner in White House?

June 29, 2013
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By Roberta Rampton and Margaret Chadbourn
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Will Obama meet Mandela?

June 29, 2013
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By Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela as he flew to South Africa on Friday but played down expectations of a meeting with the ailing black leader during an Africa tour promoting democracy and food security.
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Wall St Week Ahead: Fed fears may be gone but brace for volatility

June 29, 2013
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Panic selling on fears of an early exit of the U.S. Federal Reserve‘s stimulus efforts may be over, but the stock market may still face wild intraday swings as investors scramble to position themselves for Friday’s payrolls report.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Fed fears may be gone but brace for volatility

June 29, 2013
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Panic selling on fears of an early exit of the U.S. Federal Reserve‘s stimulus efforts may be over, but the stock market may still face wild intraday swings as investors scramble to position themselves for Friday’s payrolls report.
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Court lifts ban on Calif. gay marriages

June 29, 2013
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Court lifts ban on Calif. gay marriages


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