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    November 14, 2012

    Poor wells fade Cuba’s hope for oil dollars

    While surveys indicate large amounts of oil off Cuba's shores, finding it has been trickier than hoped.

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    November 14, 2012

    France recognizes Syrian rebel coalition

    The U.S. issues a qualified endorsement, and the two actions could trigger more support to weaken Assad.

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    November 14, 2012

    Wind energy tax credit’s supporters turn up heat

    Several governors say that uncertainty over the break for wind energy production is costing jobs.

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    November 14, 2012

    Republicans: Susan Rice ‘tainted’ as pick to head State

    The nomination of envoy Susan Rice as secretary of state would face intense scrutiny, Republicans say.

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    November 14, 2012

    Obama, top lawmakers will begin talks on fiscal cliff

    President Obama will begin talks with congressional leaders Friday with a plan to raise $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue from the wealthy – making clear that, at least at the outset, a wide gulf remains between congressional Republicans and the White House on the most contentious point in the negotiations. While Obama said last […]

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    November 14, 2012

    Nation, World Dispatches

    NEW YORK Man who accused Elmo puppeteer recants story A man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teenage boy has recanted his story. In a quick turnabout, the man on Tuesday described his sexual relationship with Clash as adult and consensual. Clash responded with a statement […]

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    November 14, 2012

    In wake of Sandy, idea of carbon tax gets second wind

    WASHINGTON – Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax. On Tuesday, a conservative think tank held discussions about it, while a more liberal think tank released a paper on it. And the Congressional Budget Office issued a 19-page report […]

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    November 14, 2012

    Residents of some states petition for secession

    WASHINGTON – From states across the country, Americans have filed petitions on the White House website seeking to secede from the union and form new state governments. Most of the petitions come from states that supported Republican Mitt Romney in last week’s election. Petitions have been filed for Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, […]

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    November 13, 2012

    Fla. socialite at center of general’s sex scandal

    Jill Kelley, whose complaint about anonymous, threatening email triggered the FBI investigation that led to Petraeus' downfall, called police for 'diplomatic protection' after the news media gathered at her home.

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    November 13, 2012

    Henry Colman, ‘Love Boat’ exec, dies at 89

    LOS ANGELES – Television producer and executive Henry Colman, whose credits include “The Love Boat,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Green Acres,” has died at age 89. An announcement Sunday by the Archive of American Television says Colman died Wednesday. Colman’s career dates to early commercial television, where he started as production coordinator on the musical show […]