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    October 28, 2010

    Laura Bush: Bullying is terrible

    DALLAS – Former first lady Laura Bush is backing the fight against the bullying of gay teenagers. She said in an interview at the Women’s Conference 2010 in California on Tuesday that all bullying – “certainly gay teens, but any children” – is terrible. The former first lady referred to a series of recent suicides […]

  • Published
    October 27, 2010
    Lauren Valle, MoveOn.org

    Kentucky campaign takes violent turn outside debate

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The volunteer with Rand Paul’s Republican U.S. Senate campaign who stepped on the head of a liberal activist and pinned her face to the concrete said Tuesday the scuffle was not as bad as it looked on video and blamed police for not intervening. “I’m sorry that it came to that, and […]

  • Published
    October 27, 2010
    TARIQ AZIZ

    Tariq Aziz gets death sentence in Iraq

    BAGHDAD — Tariq Aziz, the dapper diplomat and highest-ranking Christian in Saddam Hussein’s regime, was sentenced Tuesday to death by hanging for persecuting members of the Shiite religious parties that now dominate the country. The decision to execute the 74-year-old Aziz, who has suffered a series of strokes in prison, shows the depth of hatred […]

  • Published
    October 27, 2010

    Tsunami, volcanic eruption kill at least 131

    Up to 500 people remain missing in the Mentawai islands off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.

  • Published
    October 27, 2010
    Dollar weakens

    Big donors quietly buying political ads

    In many cases, anonymity lets them avoid backlash

  • Published
    October 27, 2010

    Drug shortage slows the pace of U.S. executions

    The lone U.S. maker of a key drug in the execution process is low on supply, causing a ripple effect.

  • Published
    October 26, 2010

    Father of disabled missing girl, 10, arrested on separate charges

    HICKORY, N.C. — The father of a missing 10-year-old disabled girl was arrested Monday on several charges unrelated to the girl’s disappearance, joining his wife who has been in custody for two weeks as investigators unsuccessfully searched wooded areas and a landfill. Police believe Zahra Baker, who was reported missing Oct. 9, is dead. She […]

  • Published
    October 26, 2010
    David Clohessy, Irwin Zalkin, Anthony De Marco

    Records document decades of abuse by priests

    Among the cases revealed is one in which the Diocese of San Diego convinced police to drop an investigation against a priest.

  • Published
    October 26, 2010

    Cholera deaths in Nigeria rise to more than 1,500

    LAGOS, Nigeria — More than 1,500 people have died in Nigeria from a cholera outbreak this year, international health officials said Monday, more than double the last estimates provided by federal officials. The deaths come as the waterborne illness continues to plague other West African nations, including tiny Benin, where humanitarian officials worry a devastating […]

  • Published
    October 26, 2010
    Hamid Karzai, Emomalii Rahmon

    Karzai: Iran helps fund the Afghan government

    The U.S. also gives 'bags of money' he says, without offering details on how the money is spent.

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