Archive | January, 2013

First time in U.S. history two African Americans are U.S. Senators at the same time

January 30, 2013

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First time in U.S. history two African Americans are U.S. Senators at the same time  William “Mo” Cowan is Governor Deval Patrick’s choice to serve as the interim US senator until the successor to John F. Kerry (U.S. Secretary of State) is chosen by the voters June 25, 2013. Mo Cowan will become the 8th African American […]

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Obama administration established U.S. drone base in Africa and AFRICOM’s role and mission explained at Howard University

January 29, 2013

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Obama administration established U.S. drone base in Africa approved by Niger Reuters NIAMEY- Niger has given permission for U.S. surveillance drones to be stationed on its territory to improve intelligence on al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters in northern Mali and the wider Sahara, a senior government source said. The U.S. ambassador to Niger, Bisa Williams, made […]

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Netherlands (Dutch) Queen Beatrix abdicates for her 45 year old son -Where royal Dutch wealth comes from

January 29, 2013

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Netherlands (Dutch) Queen Beatrix abdicates in favor of her 45 year old son Queen Beatrix is the longest-lived reigning monarch of the Netherlands RT Dutch Queen Beatrix, who has reigned for 33 years, has abdicated her throne in favor of her eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander. In her televised address Beatrix, the oldest ever Dutch monarch, […]

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Zimbabwe land reform and the country’s current economic growth

January 27, 2013

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Zimbabwe land reform and the country’s current economic growth Zimbabwe land reform: Agriculture production back to the levels of the late 1990s More land is under cultivation than was worked by white farmers ____________________________________________________________ British press hails Zimbabwe land reform The Herald (Zimbabwe) HARARE- More Western academics, researchers and journalists, for long fierce critics of Zimbabwe’s land […]

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68 years ago Nazi Germany’s Auschwitz concentration and extermination camps were liberated by the former Soviet Union

January 27, 2013

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On January 27, 1945, Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops International Holocaust Remembrance Day Deutsche Welle Auschwitz is synonymous with the mass murder of Jews, Roma and Sinti, and other groups persecuted by the Nazis. January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops. Germany, 1945. People immediately recognized the loud, […]

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United States of America: Debt Limit Explained

January 25, 2013

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____________________________________ Video: United States of America: Debt Limit Explained _____________________________________ The United States House of Representatives  votes to suspend debt limit until May 2013 By Lori Montgomery and Rosalind S. Helderman The Washington Post A plan to suspend the federal debt limit cleared a key hurdle in the House on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 easing […]

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British Prime Minister David Cameron slams efforts to forge a country called Europe

January 24, 2013

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British Prime Minister David Cameron slams efforts to forge a country called Europe By Angela Charlton Associated Press DAVOS, Switzerland — British Prime Minister David Cameron wants nothing to do with a United States of Europe, an idea that’s gaining currency as the countries that use the euro struggle to fix their debt crisis. A […]

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Mardi Gras Parades 2013- New Orleans and Mobile

January 24, 2013

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Mardi Gras Parades 2013 Mardi Gras is celebrated in Mobile, Alabama,  New Orleans and other  U.S. Gulf Coast cities. New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades 2013 Mardi Gras 2013 is Tuesday, February 12 Some Orleans Parish parades that would have normally been scheduled for the weekend of of February 1 and earlier have been moved back […]

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Israel: Netanyahu wins and more women to the Knesset than ever before

January 24, 2013

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Israel went to the polls on Tuesday and elected more women to the Knesset than ever before in Israeli history The 19th Knesset will include 26 women, marking the highest percentage of females ever to be elected to Israel’s parliament. Haaretz Of the more than 5.65 million Israelis eligible to vote, some 3.6 million cast […]

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NBA: New Orleans Hornets officially renamed Pelicans, Charlotte, Seattle and Sacramento + NBA attendance 2013 current status

January 23, 2013

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NBA: New Orleans Hornets officially renamed Pelicans with new logo and colors WDSU 6 NBC New Orleans NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans’ NBA franchise is changing its wings. The team announced the Hornets will be renamed the Pelicans. The name change will go into effect for the 2013-2014 NBA season. Upon purchasing the Hornets for $340 […]

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