Archive for May 9th, 2014

Benghazi panel puts Democrats in a tough spot

May 9, 2014
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Arkansas judge strikes down gay marriage ban

May 9, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge on Friday struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, saying the state has “no rational reason” for preventing gay couples from marrying.
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Dow inches to record as earnings reports wind down

May 9, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record on Friday, but without much conviction after a choppy day of trading during which investors couldn’t make up their minds whether to buy or sell.
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Dow ends at record high; Apple drags on S&P 500, Nasdaq

May 9, 2014
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By Caroline Valetkevitch
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Amnesty Int’l: Nigeria ignored Boko Haram warnings

May 9, 2014
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Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria’s military had advanced warning of the April 14 attack by Boko Haram that led to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls but failed to take immediate action, Amnesty International said Friday.
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Putin marks Victory Day in Crimea as Ukraine violence flares

May 9, 2014
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By Darya Korsunskaya and Alexander Winning
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US stocks are rising on mixed earnings reports

May 9, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned slightly higher Friday afternoon after trading lower for the most of the day. Six of the ten industry groups in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index rose. CBS dropped 3 percent on disappointing revenue.
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Barclays sees generational shift, rivals smell blood

May 9, 2014
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By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) – Where Barclays sees a “generational shift”, its investment bank rivals are smelling blood.
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Russia displays its might amid Ukraine crisis

May 9, 2014
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia showed off its military muscle Friday in the annual Red Square parade marking victory over Nazi Germany, at a time when the world’s attention is focused on Ukraine where pro-Russian insurgents are preparing a referendum on secession.
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House Democrats weigh role in new Benghazi probe

May 9, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided House Democrats are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, or boycott the election-year inquiry of a tragedy they accuse Republicans of politicizing.
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