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Couples wed on 1st day gay marriage is legal in NY

Related: “factbox” –> More News Hundreds of gay couples dressed in formal suits and striped trousers, gowns and T-shirts recited vows in emotion-choked voices and triumphantly hoisted their long-awaited marriage certificates on Sunday as New York became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex weddings. Couples began saying “I do” at midnight from Niagara Falls to Long Island, though ...

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Hotel maid goes public with allegations against ex-IMF chief

(CNN) — The maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a New York City hotel room has ended her months-long silence and gone public. Nafissatou Diallo spoke to Newsweek magazine for an article posted on its website Sunday, as well as to Robin Roberts of ABC News as part of an interview ...

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Afghan insurgents hang 8-year-old boy

RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents in southern Afghanistan hanged an 8-year-old boy six days after they abducted him, the Afghan government said Sunday. The boy’s captors had demanded that his father, a police officer, supply them with a police vehicle and he refused, said a statement from President Hamid Karzai’s office. The militants hanged the boy ...

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North Koreans vote in local elections

North Koreans went to the polls for the first time in four years to take part in what analysts say is a rubber-stamp election for members of the local assemblies. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said on Sunday that local assembly elections began across the country as songs reverberated and flags fluttered over polling…

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Norway suspect says attacks were ‘necessary’

The man suspected of a bombing and shooting spree in Norway has called his deeds “atrocious but … necessary,” his lawyer has said. In an interview with TV2 news on Saturday, Geir Lippestad, who is representing 32-year-old Anders Breivik, said his client was willing to explain himself in a court hearing on Monday. Lippestad said: “He has said that he believed ...

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A Tale of Two Elections: Cherokee Nation and United States

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. When it was announced that the Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court invalidated the results of a disputed election to determine their Chief, I remembered what Sheldon S. Wolin wrote about the 2000 presidential election and a possible Florida recount. In “Democracy Inc., Managed Democracy And The Specter Of Inverted Totalitarianism.” Wolin believes today the U.S. ...

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At least 87 dead in Norway shooting, bomb attack

OSLO (Reuters) – A gunman dressed in police uniform opened fire at a youth camp of Norway’s ruling political party on Friday, killing at least 80 people, hours after a bomb killed seven in the government district in the capital Oslo. Rescue workers work at the scene of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo July 22, 2011. A huge ...

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Debt ceiling talks between Obama and Republicans collapse

US on brink of economic crisis after negotiations over outline of $3tn cuts package and tax rises break down Debt ceiling talks between Barack Obama and John Boehner have broken down, throwing the US into economic uncertainty. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The US is on the brink of a major economic crisis after negotiations between Barack Obama and Republican Congressional ...

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Let Him Eat Pie

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. When a man shouted “greedy” and threw a blue and white shaving-cream pie at Rupert Murdoch’s face, while he was being questioned before the British Parliament for a phone-hacking scandal, it evoked what Queen Marie Antoinette of France supposedly said: “Let them eat cake.” The reason for this memorable, uncanny similarity is that both ...

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Bomb rocks govt offices in Oslo, two dead

OSLO – A massive bomb shattered Norway’s main government building in Oslo on Friday, killing two people police were quoted as saying by local news agency NTB. There was no claim of responsibility, though NATO member Norway has been the target of threats, if not bombs, before, notably over its involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya. Prime Minister Jens ...

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