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  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) fist-bumps a supporter at a Tea Party Express rally in Concord, New Hampshire, September 4, 2011

    Presidential contender Mitt Romney tried to win over doubters from the conservative Tea Party movement on Sunday, telling them he was the Republican candidate who can beat back the “heavy hand of government” and create jobs.

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    05 Sep 11
  • European Union flags are seen outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels ahead of an EU heads of state summit, October 27, 2010.

    Concern is mounting over a deterioration in Europe’s long-term growth prospects that, unaddressed, will make it even harder to tackle the banking and debt problems underlying the current life-or-death struggle over the euro.

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    05 Sep 11
  • A man sits on his front porch while flood waters reach outside his house as Tropical Storm Lee slowly makes landfall in Lafitte, Louisiana, September 4, 2011.

    After testing New Orleans’ flood defenses over the weekend, Tropical Storm Lee moved northeast on Monday after weakening to a tropical depression, and threatened to bring heavy rains and flooding to a large section of the Southeast.

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    05 Sep 11
  • China says didn’t know of arms sales talks with Gaddafi forces

    Chinese arms firms held talks with representatives of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi’s beleaguered forces in July over weapons sales, but behind Beijing’s back, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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    05 Sep 11
  • CIA and MI6 helped Gaddafi on dissidents: Human Rights Watch

    Documents found in the abandoned Tripoli office of Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence chief indicate the U.S. and British spy agencies helped the fallen strongman persecute Libyan dissidents, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

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    03 Sep 11
  • Logger says cut off toes to free himself

    A western Colorado logger said on Wednesday that he amputated all the toes on his right foot with a pocket knife to free himself after a 7-ton trailer landed on his foot, trapping him in an isolated forest.

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    02 Sep 11
  • Polanski film cheered for wit, Winslet’s vomit

    He may have been absent, but Roman Polanski made his presence felt at the Venice film festival on Thursday with his comedy “Carnage,” in which Oscar-winner Kate Winslet’s projectile vomit prompted the biggest laugh.

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    02 Sep 11
  • A trader reacts at his desk in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange August 26, 2011.

    World stocks and the euro slipped on Friday while core government bonds rose as concerns about the euro zone debt crisis resurfaced and investors braced for jobs data that could signal the U.S. economy is heading for recession.

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    02 Sep 11