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State Oil Firm’s Scandal Scrambles Brazil’s Offshore Dreams

State Oil Firm’s Scandal Scrambles Brazil’s Offshore DreamsNews from New York Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — Oil was to have been Brazil’s “passport to the future,” but the grand dreams tied to state company Petrobras have been brought to a screeching halt not only by falling crude prices, but by a crisis of its own [...]

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Sisi warns of response after Islamic State kills 21 Egyptians in Libya

Sisi warns of response after Islamic State kills 21 Egyptians in LibyaNews from Reuters: By Ahmed Tolba and Michael Georgy CAIRO Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:10pm EST Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State (IS) are marched by armed men along a beach said to be near [...]

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Obama pushes tax plan, wields veto pen in defiant State of the Union address

Obama pushes tax plan, wields veto pen in defiant State of the Union addressNews from Fox News: A defiant President Obama staked out a populist agenda Tuesday night for his final two years in office built on what he called “middle-class economics,” while using his sixth State of the Union address to deliver a slew [...]

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Obama to call for new tax increases in State of the Union address

Obama to call for new tax increases in State of the Union addressNews from Fox News: Jan 16. 2015: President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama plans to call for billions in tax increases on [...]

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Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege

Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siegeNews from Reuters: By Isabel Coles SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:18am EST 1 of 4. A Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) flag flutters on a lookout point between the Iraqi-Syrian border town of Rabia and the town of Snuny, north of Mount [...]

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Gunman at Washington state school targeted his cousins, relative says

Gunman at Washington state school targeted his cousins, relative saysNews from CNN: The four wounded in the shooting are in intensive care, an official says Official: The gun has been traced to the shooter’s father The shooter killed one person and wounded four others (CNN) — When a gunman opened fire at students in a [...]

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Diplomatic Push Grows Against Islamic State Group

Diplomatic Push Grows Against Islamic State GroupNews from ABC News: Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — [...]

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Israel seizes ‘state land’ in West Bank, a move condemned by US and …

Israel seizes ‘state land’ in West Bank, a move condemned by US and …News from New York Daily News: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images An Israeli soldier walks near the Quneitra border crossing in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights on Sunday. Israel downed a drone over the Golan, the army said. Israel’s military announced on Sunday it [...]

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State of the Union: What to expect from President Obama

State of the Union: What to expect from President ObamaNews from Los Angeles Times: President Obama will stand before members of Congress and a national television audience tonight to deliver his sixth annual State of the Union address. It’s pretty safe to assume it will include the following: Paeans to the American dream, from the [...]

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Susan Rice withdraws as candidate for secretary of state

Susan Rice withdraws as candidate for secretary of stateNews from Washington Post: U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice withdrew her name as President Obama’s leading candidate for secretary of state Thursday, saying the administration could not afford the “lengthy, disruptive and costly” confirmation process her Republican critics have promised. Rice telephoned Obama on Thursday morning, prior [...]

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