Archive for January 26th, 2014

Brain-dead pregnant woman taken off life support

January 26, 2014
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman’s body was removed from life support Sunday, as the hospital keeping her on machines against her family’s wishes acceded to a judge’s ruling that it was misapplying state law.
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Carney: Obamacare worth it, no matter political consequences

January 26, 2014
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Days before President Obama is set to deliver the annual State of the Union during, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told ABC News that passing and implementing the president’s signature health care law is worth any political consequences, including losing the Democratically-controlled Senate to the Republicans.
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Nearly 50 killed as Egypt marks revolt anniversary

January 26, 2014
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Cairo (AFP) – Nearly 50 people died in weekend clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s military, as media outlets on Sunday hailed rallies urging the army chief to run for the presidency.
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Kiev rally canceled over protester memorial

January 26, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s opposition forces have called off a massive rally planned for Sunday because of the funeral for a protester killed in clashes with police last week.
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Saudi Arabia’s Emaar says huge port project starts operating

January 26, 2014
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By Mirna Sleiman DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Emaar Economic City , a big Saudi real estate firm, has started operations at the country’s first privately owned port and will more than triple investment in the facility over the next five years, the company’s chief executive said.
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Police disable devices found in Md. gunman’s bag

January 26, 2014
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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A man carrying a shotgun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, killing two employees of a skate shop and then himself as panicked shoppers ran for cover, police said. Five others were injured.
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Syria antagonists in ‘half-steps’ of peace talks

January 26, 2014
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GENEVA (AP) — In painstakingly choreographed encounters, Syria’s government and opposition faced each other for the first time Saturday, buffered by a U.N. mediator hoping to guide them to a resolution of the country’s devastating civil war.
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