Archive for June 2nd, 2014

Soldier’s release spurs troubling questions

June 2, 2014
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President Barack Obama called the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years’ captivity in Afghanistan “a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield,” but some of his fellow soldiers are continuing to claim he deserted his post in 2009.
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Rand Paul no fan of coal energy until Obama carbon-cutting plan came along

June 2, 2014
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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul slammed the Obama administration Monday for announcing a plan to reduce carbon output from power plants — particularly coal — despite having himself heaved criticism at coal, calling it in 2008 “one of the least favorable forms of energy.”
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Dow, S&P edge up; revised ISM reportedly more bullish

June 2, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. stocks mostly held tiny gains on Monday, recovering from earlier losses as a closely watched read on manufacturing was reportedly corrected to show more strength than initially indicated.
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Exclusive – Abe’s Japan reform plan draft leaves tough questions unanswered

June 2, 2014
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By Takaya Yamaguchi TOKYO (Reuters) – A draft plan to boost Japanese growth promises to overhaul corporate governance, promote technology and attract private investment, but it leaves many of the toughest questions unanswered as the country seeks to claw its way out of a crippling cycle of deflation.
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Insurgents attack border guards in Ukraine

June 2, 2014
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LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of armed insurgents attacked a border guards’ camp in eastern Ukraine, and at least five rebels were killed in the clash, a spokesman for the guards said Monday.
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Police use water cannons on hundreds of female protesters in India

June 2, 2014
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LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police used water cannons to disperse hundreds of women who were protesting Monday against a rise in violence against women in the northern Indian state where two teenagers were gang-raped last week and later found hanging from a tree.
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Egypt waters down stock market tax after bourse drops sharply

June 2, 2014
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* Some assets exempted, threshold raised on cash dividends
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U.S. futures flat with Dow, S&P at record levels

June 2, 2014
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to keep pushing shares higher with the Dow and S&P 500 at record levels.
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Poll: More Americans oppose Snowden’s actions

June 2, 2014
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More Americans say they oppose former National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden’s actions than support them, a new national poll reveals.
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Bloomberg calls for stricter gun laws

June 2, 2014
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is weighing in on the rampage in Santa Barbara, California, calling both for stricter gun laws and for background checks for people with mental illness.
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