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Senate to take up China currency bill

WASHINGTON — The US Senate this week takes up a bill to punish China for its alleged currency manipulation, a measure that has divided the Republican presidential field and put the White House in a bind. The legislation — backed by Democrats and Republicans in the polarized Congress, but opposed…

Health care reform tops Supreme Court docket

WASHINGTON — Profanity on television, police use of GPS without a warrant, and the status of Jerusalem on passports are grist for the new US Supreme Court session opening Monday, but the main event will be President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform. The nine justices on the highest court…

Video of Occupy Wall Street protesters at Brooklyn Bridge

Video has emerged of the nearly 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested at the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday evening. WATCH: Video from Youtube, which appeared on October 1, 2011.…

Cain wants to add gospel vibe to ‘Hail to the Chief’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that if elected, he would “change the mood” of “Hail to the Chief” by adding a gospel vibe. “It’s traditional and that’s all well and good, but I happen to believe there comes a time when you need to change the mood of…

‘Underwear bomber’ trial to open in Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan — A young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed airliner bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009 returns to court Monday to stand trial for one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest plots. Jurors are to be selected this week before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known…

U.S. watchdog suspects leaks at ratings agency

WASHINGTON — The internal procedures of one of the world’s top three ratings agencies appear to allow leaks of its decisions, according to a report by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). At one of the larger agencies, “the procedures for disseminating a pending rating action appeared to allow…

More than 700 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters arrested

NEW YORK — More than 700 anti-Wall Street activists were arrested in New York amid chaotic scenes on Brooklyn Bridge after the protest movement’s march against “corporate greed” was broken up by police. The activists, many of whom have been camped out in Manhattan for two weeks, were detained during…

Perry suggests U.S. military role in Mexico drug war

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said on Saturday he would get the U.S. military involved in Mexico’s war with drug cartels, in comments likely to upset the Mexican government. The remarks appear to be a new misstatement on foreign policy by Perry, the Texas governor…

U.S. issues global travel alert on ‘retaliation’ fears

The United States issued a worldwide travel alert warning its nationals of the “potential for retaliation” after two key Al-Qaeda figures were killed in an air raid in Yemen. The State Department notice came one day after the killing of US-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, who President Barack Obama said…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Live from Liberty Square

Watch organizers live from New York’s Liberty Square, courtesy of Global Revolution and Livestream: Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com…

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