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Spitzer Resigns, Citing Personal Failings

a shared story    394 weeks 6 days 7 hours 34 minutes ago
Gov. Eliot Spitzer, reeling from revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring, announced his resignation today, becoming the first governor of New York to be forced from office in nearly a century. Mr. Spitzer, appearing somber and with his wife at his side,...(more) 

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Musharraf Declares Emergency in Pakistan

a shared story    413 weeks 3 days 7 hours 8 minutes ago
Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan on Saturday, suspending the constitution, replacing the chief justice before a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president, and cutting communications in the capital. Pakistan's main opposition leader, Benezir Bhutto, flew back to the country...(more) 

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House Passes Bill to Address Threat of Climate Change

a shared story    327 weeks 4 days 39 minutes ago
Overcoming deep divisions within its Democratic majority, the House passed legislation on Friday intended to address the threat of global warming and transform the way the United States produces and uses energy. 

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Mumbai terrorist: I was ordered to kill 'until the last breath'

a shared story    357 weeks 1 day 15 hours 24 minutes ago
The sole Mumbai gunman captured alive has told police he was trained in Pakistan and ordered to “kill until the last breath”, according to a leaked account of his interrogation. Azam Amir Kasab, 21, a Pakistani national, claimed the terror strikes, which left nearly 200 dead, were...(more) 

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Organic slum

a shared story    347 weeks 3 days 4 hours 44 minutes ago
Sound and images as poor Kenyans eye green riches 

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Bush ignores reality. Fact Check: Bush on Al Qaida, Iraqis

a shared story    393 weeks 6 days 1 hour 18 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush brought up al-Qaida 14 times Wednesday in a 26-minute speech marking the anniversary of the Iraq war. He wasn't coy about his point: If America stops fighting in Iraq, there could well be new attacks at home by Osama bin Laden's...(more) 

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Car jumps curb in Mission District, badly injuring pedestrian

a shared story    366 weeks 1 day 6 hours 47 minutes ago
A driver was arrested after his car jumped a curb today in San Francisco's Mission District and seriously injured a pedestrian, police said.  

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The GOP: divorced from reality

a shared story    336 weeks 3 days 4 hours 45 minutes ago
If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. It's been a week now, and I still don't know what those "tea...(more) 

SF Mayor's security bill under lock and key

a shared story    327 weeks 4 days 7 hours 13 minutes ago
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is on a mission to find out whether the mayor is using city police officers to provide him security even when he's on the campaign trail or on vacation, and how much that security costs. Mirkarimi says he's been trying to get...  

Torture by any other name...Bush to CIA: 'Leave No Marks'

a shared story    423 weeks 4 days 4 hours 12 minutes ago
A few weeks ago, with some hub-bub, the administration that tortures people agreed not to torture people any more. Kind of... In this great piece, Nat Hentoff reveals that nothing's really changed. More newspeak from Big Brother Bush... From the article: "On July 20, George W. Bush...(more) 

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GM: Reliance on Oil "Not Going to Work"

a shared story    411 weeks 22 hours 38 minutes ago
General Motors plans to introduce a new hybrid model every three months for the next four years and says the auto industry is entering an era where it will "shift significantly to a different model of propulsion" because reliance on petroleum "is not going to work" That's...(more) 

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BP agrees to 20-billion-dollar oil spill fund

a shared story    276 weeks 6 days 6 hours 39 minutes ago
AFP - BP on Wednesday agreed to pay 20 billion dollars into an independently run fund to meet the spiralling costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, bowing to tough demands from President Barack Obama. 

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