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    May 30, 2011
    Sarah Palin

    Palin kicks off tour of East Coast sites

    There is speculation that she will visit New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary.

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    May 30, 2011

    Serb nationalists protest Mladic’s arrest

    They demand the release of the man charged with genocide by a United Nations tribunal in 1995.

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    May 30, 2011
    CHINA DOGS

    China’s dog eaters clash with dog lovers

    The rescue of dogs who were destined for dinner brings into focus China's rapidly changing culture.

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    May 30, 2011

    Israel expects more protests

    JERUSALEM – The Israeli military is preparing for the possibility of violent protests along its borders in the coming days, aiming to avoid a repeat of deadly unrest that erupted earlier this month, a senior military official said Sunday. Facebook-organized activists have called for demonstrations next weekend in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan to mark the […]

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    May 30, 2011
    Jack Scott

    FEMA mobile homes called illegal in tornado-damaged Alabama city

    CORDOVA, Ala. – James Ruston’s house was knocked off its foundation by tornadoes that barreled through town last month and is still uninhabitable. He thought help had finally arrived when a truck pulled up to his property with a mobile home from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Then he got the call: Single-wide mobile homes, […]

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    May 30, 2011

    GOP insistent: No debt ceiling increase unless deficit slashed

    Democrats warn a default would cause an economic disaster, but a Republican leader is challenging that.

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    May 30, 2011

    Seeking cheap power, firms look to the sky

    The world's strongest winds race high in the sky, but that doesn't mean they're out of reach as a potentially potent energy source.<br><br> Flying, swooping and floating turbines are being developed to turn high-altitude winds into electricity. The challenges are huge, but so is the potential. Scientists estimate the energy in the jet streams is 100 times the power used worldwide annually.

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    May 30, 2011

    World/Nation Dispatches

    KABUL, Afghanistan U.S.-led forces are accused in raid that killed 14 civilians The governor of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on Sunday accused U.S.-led forces of killing at least 14 civilians in a bombing raid called in by besieged U.S. Marines. Twelve children were among the dead, according to a statement from the governor’s office. […]

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    May 29, 2011

    Gil Scott-Heron, spoken-word musician, dies

    He took on the political issues of his time in 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' and other songs.

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    May 29, 2011

    Egypt lifts four-year-old blockade, reopens its border with Gaza Strip

    The relaxing of travel restrictions is a tangible benefit of unrest sweeping through the Arab world.