Archive for August, 2013

House will not return early to debate Syria attack authorization

August 31, 2013
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House leaders do not intend to call lawmakers back to Washington, D.C., early to debate a measure to authorize using military force against Syria, House Republican leaders said Saturday.
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Obama asks Congress to approve Syria strike

August 31, 2013
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President Barack Obama on Saturday declared that he has decided that the United States should launch limited military strikes against Syria and pressed Congress to authorize them, warning “in a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted.”
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U.N. experts leave Syria as U.S. edges toward strike

August 31, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. experts who collected samples from last week’s alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria for the Netherlands on Saturday, hours after President Barack Obama said he is weighing “limited and narrow” action against the Syrian regime his administration blames for the attack.
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Slow pace of justice wears down Occupy Wall Street defendants

August 31, 2013
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By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Occupy Wall Street protesters who once vowed to “occupy” the courts by challenging their arrests on minor violations have since been defeated by the slow pace of justice, with many forgoing trial.
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Scant foreign support for U.S. strikes on Syria

August 31, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack a foreign nation without mustering broad international support or acting in direct defense of Americans.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Jobs data could spur Fed action on stimulus

August 31, 2013
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By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street is bracing for a wave of economic reports next week, including the August jobs report, which might prove decisive in determining whether the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to dial back its bond purchases in mid-September.
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Syria’s history of politics and conflict

August 31, 2013
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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to preside over gay wedding

August 31, 2013
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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to officiate at a wedding ceremony between two men this weekend, just two months after the court issued high-profile rulings on the highly divisive issue.
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BlackBerry director says company can survive as niche smartphone maker -WSJ

August 31, 2013
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(Reuters) – A member of BlackBerry Ltd’s board committee tasked with exploring strategic alternatives said the company can survive as a niche smartphone maker but should sell off some parts, the Wall Street Journal said.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Jobs data could spur Fed action on stimulus

August 31, 2013
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By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street is bracing for a wave of economic reports next week, including the August jobs report, which might prove decisive in determining whether the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to dial back its bond purchases in mid-September.
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