Archive for November 20th, 2013

Can Obama keep campaign promise on Afghanistan?

November 20, 2013
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President Barack Obama’s credibility, stretched thin by the broken promise of Obamacare, may soon face another difficult test: explaining how his promise to end the war in Afghanistan squares with leaving thousands of U.S. and NATO troops there.
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Amtrak investigates NYC-bound train that got lost in Philly suburb

November 20, 2013
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An Amtrak train en route to New York City from Harrisburg made a wrong turn last week and got lost in the Philadelphia suburbs, officials say.
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Stocks edge higher after retail spending increases

November 20, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher on Wall Street as investors react to a surprisingly big increase in U.S. retail sales last month and quarterly results from J.C. Penney and other retailers.
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TSX steady as U.S. data offset by drop in golds

November 20, 2013
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By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was little changed in volatile trading on Wednesday as investors digested U.S. economic data and awaited minutes from a Federal Reserve meeting to scan for hints about the U.S. central bank’s monetary stimulus plans.
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Court reverses stays of execution for Missouri convicted killer

November 20, 2013
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(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed two stays of execution for a convicted serial killer, possibly clearing the way for him to be put to death in Missouri.
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Florida congressman nabbed in drug sting

November 20, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel has been charged with cocaine possession after what a federal law enforcement official described Tuesday as a “buy and bust” operation.
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FTSE slips for second day as downgrade knocks ITV

November 20, 2013
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By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 edged lower for a second consecutive session on Wednesday, with media group ITV underperforming after a broker downgrade on the stock.
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Asian shares tick down, Bernanke comments support

November 20, 2013
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By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares mostly tracked Wall Street stocks lower on Wednesday but dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke helped to limit their losses, lifting commodity prices, and putting pressure on the dollar.
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Congressman charged with cocaine possession

November 20, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel has been charged with cocaine possession after what a federal law enforcement official described Tuesday as a “buy and bust” operation.
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Police believe son stabbed Virginia senator

November 20, 2013
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By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) – A Virginia state senator was stabbed and seriously wounded at his home on Tuesday, and police said they were investigating whether the senator’s son may have carried out the attack before committing suicide.
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