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Making of a mosque mess

On Dec. 8, 2009, the New York Times published a story about a planned development in lower Manhattan: “The building has no sign that hints at its use as a Muslim prayer space, but these modest beginnings point to a far grander vision: an Islamic center n…. Read this article Full Text RSS Feeds
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Making of a mosque mess

On Dec. 8, 2009, the New York Times published a story about a planned development in lower Manhattan: “The building has no sign that hints at its use as a Muslim prayer space, but these modest beginnings point to a far grander vision: an Islamic center n…. Read this article Full Text RSS Feeds
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Desperation Grows in Heart of Flood-Hit Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan The United Nations warned Tuesday that Pakistan was not receiving enough aid money or emergency supplies to prevent a potentially wider scale disaster after weeks of crippling floods that have left millions without food, shelter and clea…. Read this article Full Text RSS Feeds | WordPress Auto Translator

Karzai orders security firms to disband

AFP Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday issued a decree ordering that all private security firms in the country should be disbanded within four months.…. Read this article Full Text RSS Feeds | WordPress Auto Translator

Hariri persists with calls for calm as tribunal tensions simmer

BEIRUT: Ambiguity continues to surround the tug of war among Lebanese parties over investigations into former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s murder as Premier Saad Hariri remains silent over Hizbullah’s refusal to cooperate with the UN-backed tribunal.…. Read this article Full Text RSS Feeds | WordPress Auto Translator

Scientists Say as Much as 79% of Oil Remains in Gulf of Mexico

A group of scientists say as much as 79 percent of BP Plcs leaked oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, challenging an Obama administration assessment that the crude is largely gone or rapidly disappearing.…. Read this article Full Text RSS Feeds | WordPress Auto Translator

Court blocks California gay marriage as appeal is considered

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — A US court on Monday blocked same-sex marriages in California while an appeal of a landmark decision to overturn a state ban is considered, putting on hold ceremonies that would have resumed this week. The decision by the federal court of appeals came hours after gay marriage opponents urged the ban
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Reid against plan to build mosque near ground zero

The Senate’s top Democrat on Monday came out against plans to build a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, moving away from President Barack Obama on the controversial election-year issue. Locked in a tight race, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid became the highest profile Democrat to respond to Obama, who last week
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Obama pleads to voters: ‘Don’t give in to fear’

In November, all 435 House seats, one-third of the Senate, and a majority of governor’s and legislative jobs will be on the ballot. Democrats now control the House and Senate, but the hurting economy has turned voters against incumbents. Obama’s official agenda each day is to underline his efforts to jump-start the lumbering economy. That
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China military gaining on Taiwan, aiming beyond: US

China is working on the longer-range precision missile, but probably needs more work on the technical infrastructure to put the weapon into use, an official who helped draft the report said on condition of anonymity. Japan and Vietnam, which both have historic tensions with China, have reported rising incidents with China’s military in recent months.
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China Overtaking Japan As World’s Second-Largest Economy

China could China could surpass the United States as the world’s biggest economy by 2030 Figures released by the Japanese government indicate that China has replaced Japan as the world’s second-largest economy, after the United States.…. Read this article Full Text RSS Feeds | WordPress Auto Translator

Business

Archive: Netflix Signs Paramount, MGM Films

August 10, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT By Ronald Grover, Andy Fixmer and Amy Thomson (Adds Netflix spokesman comment in 11th paragraph.) Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) — Netflix Inc. reached a deal that gives customers of the movie-rental service online access to films from pay-television channel Epix.
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Entertainment

Ice-T Cleared of Unlicensed Driving Charges (omg!)

Ice-T was cleared of unlicensed driving charges Tuesday following his New York City arrest last month, according to The Associated Press. Ice-T lashes out on Twitter against cops after arrest Prosecutors dismissed the case in a Manhattan courtroom in which the Law & Order: SVU star was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt and
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Health

Alzheimer Drug Semagacestat Development Halted By Lilly

Editor’s ChoiceMain Category: Alzheimer’s / Dementia Article Date: 17 Aug 2010 – 9:00 PDT email to a friend   printer friendly   view / write opinions <!–   rate article As preliminary results of Phase III clinical trials showed no benefits regarding Alzheimer’s disease progression, and some worsening of symptoms, Eli Lilly & Co.
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Lifestyle

World chefs: Top 10 celebrity chef-owned restaurants in U.S.

NEW YORK | Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:18am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Chefs have become household names in recent years, helped by running their own TV shows or sharing their cooking tips with fans in glossy cookbooks. Travel website TripAdvisor has compiled a list of the top 10 celebrity chef-owned restaurants in the
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Politics

GOP reveals midterm blueprint

The GOP blueprint for winning control of the House is rapidly coming into focus, with the National Republican Congressional Committee readying a $22 million TV ad blitz aimed at a handful of powerful, long-serving incumbents and several dozen of the most junior members of the Democratic majority. POLITICO has learned that the
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Sports

Famed home run hitter Thomson dead at 86 (AP)

NEW YORK (AP)—Bobby Thomson, who hit the famed “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants, has died. He was 86. Thomson’s death was confirmed Tuesday by the funeral home in Savannah, Ga., that is handling the arrangements. He had been in failing health for several
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Technology

Nokia X3 Touch and Type Phone Combines Touchscreen, Keypad

Nokia introduced the X3 Touch and Type Aug. 17, on the Nokia Conversations blog. Touch screen or keypad? No need to decide, says the Finnish phone maker. In a first, it’s combined the two, offering a 12-button keypad to complement the X3s 2.4-inch touch screen.   Our research tells us consumers who have invested
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Travel

WTTC Welcomes Prime Minister’s Plan on New Tourism Strategy

The organisation representing the world’s foremost private-sector Travel & Tourism businesses, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has welcomed the Prime Minister’s promise to establish a new tourism strategy by the end of the year. In a speech today Mr Cameron said the income generated from the £115 billion-a-year tourism sector was “fundamental” to
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U.S.

Indianapolis police: 3 arrested in birthday party shooting that killed 2, injured 6

INDIANAPOLIS –  Indianapolis police say they have arrested three people on charges related to a shooting that killed two people and injured six others at a birthday party. The names of the suspects and other details were not immediately available Tuesday. Police spokesman Lt. Jeff Duhamell said the suspects were in custody. A masked man
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World

Arab takes hostages at Turkish Embassy in Israel (AP)

TEL AVIV, Israel – A Palestinian demanding asylum abroad took hostages in the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv Tuesday after shots were fired outside, and
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