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9:49 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Egypt is still not a coup in Washington

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US Secretary of State John Kerry has again refrained from characterising the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the military as a coup.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has again refrained from characterising the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the military as a coup. Washington's hesitation to use the term has drawn accusations from the pro-Morsi camp that the US was complicit in the coup.
9:48 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Despite outrage, federal charges uncertain in Zimmerman case

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Washington (CNN) -- In the emotional aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing last year, Attorney General Eric Holder signaled the unlikelihood of filing federal hate crimes charges against admitted shooter George Zimmerman. "For a federal hate crime, we have to prove the highest standard in the law," Holder said in April 2012, 45 days after Zimmerman shot the African American teenager in what was depicted by civil rights groups as a racially motivated killing.
Washington (CNN) -- In the emotional aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing last year, Attorney General Eric Holder signaled the unlikelihood of filing federal hate crimes charges against admitted shooter George Zimmerman.
9:31 am
Thu July 18, 2013

House Votes to Delay Two Requirements of the Health Care Overhaul

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WASHINGTON — Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Wednesday passed bills delaying two crucial parts of his health care overhaul that require most Americans to have insurance and many employers to offer it.
WASHINGTON - Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Wednesday passed bills delaying two crucial parts of his health care overhaul that require most Americans to have insurance and many employers to offer it.
9:26 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Steamy Wait Before a Walk in a Museum’s Rain

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Alexander Guo had been waiting in the baking sun since 6:45 a.m. — nearly five and a half hours. Finally, ahead of him, people in line took three or four steps forward.
Alexander Guo had been waiting in the baking sun since 6:45 a.m. - nearly five and a half hours. Finally, ahead of him, people in line took three or four steps forward. "It's moving again!" Mr. Guo, a 20-year-old Williams College junior, shouted on Saturday morning. "It's a miracle!"
9:24 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Panama charges North Korea weapons ship's crew

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Panama has charged the crew of a North Korean ship detained in Panama after it was found to be carrying weapons.
Panama has charged the crew of a North Korean ship detained in Panama after it was found to be carrying weapons. Prosecutor Javier Caraballo accused the 35 crew members of endangering public security by illegally transporting war material. The charges came just hours after North Korea urged Panama to release the ship and its crew without delay.
2:23 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Chicago’s Intern ‘Boot Camp’ Is a Rehearsal for Life or Death Medical Issues

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CHICAGO — On the first day of “boot camp,” Dr. Diane B. Wayne asked the Northwestern Memorial Hospital class of new interns for a show of hands if any were nervous.
CHICAGO - On the first day of "boot camp," Dr. Diane B. Wayne asked the Northwestern Memorial Hospital class of new interns for a show of hands if any were nervous. Some sat still, wearing poker faces. "Those of you who did not raise your hand," Dr. Wayne told them, "are not being honest."
2:17 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Bangladesh Pollution, Told in Colors and Smells

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SAVAR, Bangladesh — On the worst days, the toxic stench wafting through the Genda Government Primary School is almost suffocating. Teachers struggle to concentrate, as if they were choking on air. Students often become lightheaded and dizzy. A few boys fainted in late April. Another retched in class.
SAVAR, Bangladesh - On the worst days, the toxic stench wafting through the Genda Government Primary School is almost suffocating. Teachers struggle to concentrate, as if they were choking on air. Students often become lightheaded and dizzy. A few boys fainted in late April. Another retched in class.
2:08 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Burma to free all political prisoners, says Thein Sein

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Burma will release all political prisoners "by the end of the year", President Thein Sein has said during his first official visit to the UK.
Burma will release all political prisoners "by the end of the year", President Thein Sein has said during his first official visit to the UK. The president made the remarks during a speech in London, after holding talks with Prime Minister David Cameron.
2:05 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

DR Congo M23 rebels battle army troops near Goma city

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Rebels and army forces are engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rebels and army forces are engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The M23 rebels told the BBC that their hill positions had been bombarded most of night by military planes. The UN said it was prepared to use "lethal force" to protect civilians if the M23 advanced towards Goma.
2:03 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Fugitive Edward Snowden trapped in Russia - Putin

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The US authorities have in effect trapped fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has said.
The US authorities have in effect trapped fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has said. But Mr Putin said Mr Snowden would leave if he was able to. The former intelligence analyst has been offered asylum in a number of Latin American states, but has no documents with which to leave the transit zone at Moscow airport.

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