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Obama administration defends war on leaks

The administration’s war on leaks is in the spotlight as a result of Justice’s AP probe. Continue reading

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Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein dead at 70

By Jeffrey Jones CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Ralph Klein, the rough-edged “King Ralph” who ruled Canada's energy-producing province of Alberta from 1992 to 2006 with conservative policies that included deep public spending cuts and debt reduction, died on Friday, his family said. He was 70. Continue reading

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Four killed when Russian airliner crash lands

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road. The crash during peak holiday travel ahead of Russia's New Year's vacation, which runs from Sunday through January 9, cast a spotlight on the country's poor air-safety record despite President Vladimir Putin's calls to improve controls. … Continue reading

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US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

The Obama administration is drawing no “red line” for North Korea after a successful long-range rocket test, tempering the public condemnation to avoid raising tensions or possibly rewarding the reclusive communist nation with too much time in the global spotlight. Continue reading

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Tragedies show power of media spotlight

Three recent tragedies show how the media’s spotlight can affect people’s lives. Continue reading

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NYC subway photographer: ‘I would rather not be the story’

The freelance photographer who took the now-infamous photo does not want the spotlight. Continue reading

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NYC subway photographer: ‘I would rather not be the story’

The freelance photographer who took the now-infamous photo does not want the spotlight. Continue reading

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Horrific N.C. crash puts spotlight on dram shop laws

$1.7 million verdict in North Carolina drunken driving crash puts spotlight on “dram shop” laws, which vary across USA. Continue reading

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Fiona Apple — I REALLY Regret My Weed Arrest

Fiona Apple desperately regrets her hash and weed arrest last week — because the drug bust is taking ALL the spotlight away from her new album … Continue reading

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U.N. chief demands global action to end war in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon puts spotlight on the war and demands global action. Continue reading

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