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U.S. hikers arrive home after two-year Iran ordeal

Two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years arrived back in the United States Sunday after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid $1 million bail for their release from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. “They landed two seconds ago,” Samantha Topping, a spokeswoman for the hikers’ families, told…

Obama to CBC awards crowd: ‘Stop complaining’

President Barack Obama held a speech Saturday evening at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards banquet, asking the audience to urge Capital Hill to pass his jobs bill. “We have to do more to put people to work right now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in…

Obama to CBC awards crowd: ‘Stop complaining’

President Barack Obama held a speech Saturday evening at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards banquet, asking the audience to urge Capital Hill to pass his jobs bill. “We have to do more to put people to work right now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in…

Gary Johnson condemns booing of gay soldier at GOP debate

Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday condemned audience members who booed a homosexual U.S. soldier during the Fox News GOP presidential debate. “If I have one regret from last evening, it’s that I didn’t stand up and say, you know, you’re booing a U.S.…

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Police arrest 80 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors

NEW YORK — At least 80 people protesting in New York against the US financial system and Wall Street practices were arrested in the first big crackdown since demonstrators began camping on city streets a week ago. “About 80 arrests were made,” a spokesman for the New York Police Department…

Fox News panel: Perry campaign near ‘total collapse’

A panel of conservative pundits on Fox News savaged Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry Sunday after the candidate had a rough week. The Texas governor followed a poor debate performance with a loss to Herman Cain in the Florida straw poll Saturday, a defeat made even worse by the fact…

San Francisco tests its limits on public nudism

“No shoes, no shirt, no service” is a sign you see in a lot of US stores. In San Francisco, restaurateurs might soon have to add “no pants” to the list, as a row flares over nudism in the vibrant heart of the city’s gay community. On a sunny September…

Herman Cain wins Florida Republican straw poll

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won an upset victory in the nonbinding straw poll sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida on Saturday, beating out seven other candidates including front-runner Rick Perry. (Reporting by Jane Sutton) mochila insert follows Powered by Mochila…

U.S. blame game ‘self-defeating’: Pakistani PM

The Pakistani Prime Minister Saturday rejected US allegations linking Islamabad with the Haqqani terror network, saying the “blame game is self-defeating”. Yousuf Raza Gilani said such accusations would only benefit the militants, and added that they showed US policy in Afghanistan was in “disarray”. “We strongly reject assertions of complicity…

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