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Speech on mosque was Obama’s call

Aug 15th, 2010 | By politicsnews

President Barack Obama’s decision to make public comments Friday that further stoked an already-brewing controversy over the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero was “purely” his own, an administration official said Saturday. Obama did not reach out to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who, like Obama, supports the rights of
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NY fashion show to sell coveted runway tickets

Aug 11th, 2010 | By lifestylenews

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK | Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:13pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Coveted invitations to New York’s Fashion Week will be a little easier to snag next month, with the unveiling of a public runway show designed to inspire shoppers to add to their wardrobes for fall and winter. While designers
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Religion news in brief

Aug 6th, 2010 | By usnews

NEW YORK Plans for an Islamic community center and mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks moved forward as a city panel opened the way for developers to tear down a building that was struck by airplane debris during the attack. Even as the project’s backers celebrated the decision, a conservative advocacy
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U.S. billionaires pledge fortunes to charity

Aug 4th, 2010 | By lifestylenews

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK | Wed Aug 4, 2010 3:18pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dozens of U.S. billionaires pledged on Wednesday to give at least 50 percent of their fortunes to charity as part of a philanthropic campaign by two of the world’s richest men — Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Based on
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Conservative group vows legal action after NYC panel clears way for mosque near ground zero

Aug 4th, 2010 | By usnews

NEW YORK Plans for an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero moved forward as a city panel opened the way for developers to tear down a building that was struck by airplane debris on Sept. 11. Even as the project’s backers celebrated the decision, a conservative advocacy group founded by the Rev. Pat
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Panel Vote Could Clear Way for Ground Zero Mosque

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By usnews

NEW YORK — A contentious plan for a mosque near the World Trade Center site will get a boost if New York City’s landmarks panel votes Tuesday to allow the demolition of the building that the mosque would replace. The mosque would be part of an Islamic community center to be operated by
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Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

Jul 19th, 2010 | By politicsnews

Sarah Palin, who waded into a New York political fight by endorsing Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-25, is drifting into a decidedly higher-charged battle: The fray over a planned mosque near Ground Zero. “Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing,”
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Palin triggers NY mosque Twitter fray

Jul 18th, 2010 | By politicsnews

Sarah Palin, who waded into a New York political fight by endorsing Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-25, is drifting into a decidedly higher-charged battle: The fray over a planned mosque near Ground Zero. “Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing,”
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