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ENDORSEMENT: Ed Gillespie for Senate ENDORSEMENT: Ed Gillespie for Senate
By The Editorial Board A burdened immigration system, a contentious healthcare law, an absence of incentives for small and medium enterprises and a vastly unclear energy policy are just a handful of the many issues that Virginians have had to endure in the past few years. Left with a stack of unfulfilled commitments and a precariously placed economy, Virginians across the Commonwealth are deman...
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America Abroad Media (AAM) will honor Oscar-nominated director America Abroad Media (AAM) will honor Oscar-nominated director
WASHINGTON DC: America Abroad Media (AAM) will honor Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass, influential Saudi journalist Turki Aldakhil, leading documentary film organization Impact Partners, and Pakistani actress Reema Khan at its 2nd annual Awards Dinner Thursday, October 30 (2014) in Washington, D.C. AAM promotes the free exchange of ideas through the development and dissemination of s...
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What happened to Amelia Earheart's plane? What happened to Amelia Earheart's plane?
WASHINGTON: If an aircraft recovery group is to be believed, they could be closer to demystifying a decades-old enigma of what happened to American aviatrix Amelia Earheart while she set out on her second attempt to circumnavigate the globe. In what may spark the hopes of solving a 77-year-old missing plane mystery, a Pennsylvania-based aircraft recovery group suggests that an artifact it posse...
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Africans in New York complain of Ebola stigma Africans in New York complain of Ebola stigma
NEW YORK: Members of the west African community in New York have complained that their children were being bullied at school and businesses were losing money because of hysteria over Ebola. Panic has gripped many Americans since a Liberian citizen brought the killer virus into the country and died on October 8 of the disease in a Texas hospital. Two nurses who treated him became infected, th...
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Hong Kong students seek direct negotiations with Chinese PM Hong Kong students seek direct negotiations with Chinese PM
Hong Kong: The Federation of Students of Hong Kong, one of the main groups carrying out pro-democracy protests, has asked the local government for direct talks with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, state broadcaster RTHK reported Wednesday. Disappointed by last week`s dialogue with Hong Kong government representatives, led by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, the students said in a statement that t...
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Zambian President Michael Sata dead Zambian President Michael Sata dead
LUSAKA: Zambia´s government on Wednesday announced that President Michael Sata, 77, has died in London, where he was receiving medical treatment. "It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing on of our beloved president," government cabinet secretary Roland Msiska said. Msiska said Sata died in London´s King Edward VII hospital, and called for Zambians to remain calm. Sata has ...
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Ukraine elections: PM's party maintains lead Ukraine elections: PM's party maintains lead
KIEV: The People`s Front party, founded by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, was still leading in the vote count in the parliamentary elections this week, election officials said Tuesday. After counting 84.08 percent of the vote, the People`s Front had garnered 22.02 percent, followed by the Petro Poroshenko Bloc party with 21.66 percent of the votes, the Central Election Commission (...
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South Korea spy agency says Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery South Korea spy agency says Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery
SEOUL: South Korea`s spy agency believes North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who recently dropped out of public view for nearly six weeks, had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday. In a briefing for legislators, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said it also had information that Kim had demoted around 200 military officers and that 50 executions had be...
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Spanish police arrest dozens in $300 million corruption case Spanish police arrest dozens in $300 million corruption case
Madrid: Spanish police have arrested 51 people as part of a graft investigation involving local government construction contracts, the anti-corruption prosecutor`s office said on Monday. The investigation, "Operation Punica" -- centred around town halls mainly in the regions of Madrid, Murcia, Leon and Valencia -- is one of numerous corruption scandals that have hit Spain`s mainstream politica...
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Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate
Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine`s parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country further out of Russia`s orbit into Europe`s mainstream. Poroshenko held preliminary power-sharing talks with Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Monday after their political groups led other pro-Western forces committed to democra...
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