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  • Captain allowed to stay in Navy despite bawdy videos

    A Navy panel ruled on Wednesday that the captain of an aircraft carrier who was penalized for producing bawdy videos with slurs against gays can remain in the service, officials said.

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    26 Aug 11
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Enhanced Oversight After the Financial Crisis: The Wall Street Reform Act at One Year on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 21, 2011.

    Those expecting Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to pull a rabbit from his hat at a retreat for central bankers here on Friday may be in for a letdown.

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    26 Aug 11
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves after appearing at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London February 24, 2011.

    The WikiLeaks organization said Thursday it was releasing tens of thousands of previously unpublished U.S. diplomatic cables, some of which are still classified.

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    26 Aug 11
  • The offical flag of the United Nations.

    A bomb blast ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Friday as a car rammed into the building, and witnesses said they had seen a number of dead bodies being carried from the site.

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    26 Aug 11
  • Clark Gable grandson charged with crimes

    The grandson of the late actor Clark Gable was charged in Los Angeles on Tuesday with pointing a laser at a police helicopter and momentarily blinding two officers on board, prosecutors said.

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    25 Aug 11
  • Funeral home accused of losing woman’s body

    The daughters of an Alabama woman who died in 2010 sued the funeral home on Tuesday that handled her burial, saying it lost the body and couldn’t find it even after digging up several graves.

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    25 Aug 11
  • Protesters feel the new law is too draconian, and will unfairly target minorities

    Lawyers for the Obama administration and other groups asked a federal judge on Wednesday to temporarily block Alabama’s immigration law, widely seen as the toughest state measure on illegal immigration in the country.

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    25 Aug 11
  • Storm clouds loom as a beachcomber walks on a beach access ramp on the west end of Sunset Beach, North Carolina August 24, 2011

    Hurricane and tropical storm watches were issued for a portion of the U.S. East Coast early Thursday as Hurricane Irene moved over the northwestern Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said in a report.

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    25 Aug 11