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FBI asked to track anti-Sikh hate crimes


September 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) panel will look into demands to track hate crimes against Sikhs motivated by religious bias in the wake of the ... Read more...

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Jesse Jackson Jr. asked to explain his mystery illness


July 12th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Illinois, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Colleagues and friends of the Illinois representative Jesse Jackson Jr. have asked him to explain the mystery illness due to which he has been absent from the ... Read more...

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US senators seek sanctions on Russian firm


March 13th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A group of 17 US senators have urged the defence department to stop doing business with a Russian state-owned arms exporting company, which they accused of ... Read more...

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Senator Harry Reid dislocates his shoulder after a fall


May 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has dislocated his shoulder following a fall. A spokesperson for the lawmaker confirmed that the incident happened on Wednesday. Reid also ... Read more...

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Kevin Spacey appearance in Congress for arts funding called off


April 6th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kevin Spacey’s planned appearance in Congress was scraped on Tuesday as the country’s budget debate heats up. He would now have to have a press conference ... Read more...

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Facebook playing down role as ‘key tool for democratic change’ in Middle East


February 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Despite playing a crucial role in providing a platform for democratic change in the revolts that toppled the governments in Tunisia and Egypt, Facebook executives are avoiding ... Read more...

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Springfield Mayor Timothy Davlin Found Dead At Home


December 15th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Timothy J. Davlin aka Tim Davlin, the mayor of U.S. city of Springfield, Illinois was found dead in his home on Tuesday morning. The law enforcement ... Read more...

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American Eagle Launching New Service Next Year


November 26th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American Eagle Airlines which is the regional wing of American Airlines is going to start its nonstop service between Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth ... Read more...

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U.S. Senators announce the formation of Global Internet Freedom Caucus


March 25th, 2010 - 4:53 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Senators Ted Kaufman and Sam Brownback announced Wednesday the formation of Global Internet Freedom Caucus.The newly formed Senate caucus is designed to underscore the importance of Internet ... Read more...

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U.S. Senate Majority Whip Durbin backs Bernanke’s nomination to second term


January 24th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin on Saturday said he will support Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination to a second term.“I will vote to confirm Ben ... Read more...

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US Senate passes $1-trillion federal spending bill


December 14th, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (DPA) The US Senate Sunday passed a $1-trillion spending bill that will keep federal agencies and social programmes operational until the end of September 2010. The measure, which already ... Read more...

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ACORN “disappointed” by U.S. Senate vote


September 15th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- ACORN on Monday said it is "disappointed" after the U.S. Senate voted to add an amendment to the 2010 Transportation Appropriations Bill that will end taxpayer funding ... Read more...

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Rod Blagojevich’s plans for Madigan astray as he awaits his trial next year


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by GD
Just before his arrested on corruption charges, Governor Rod Blagojevich was thinking of appointing Lisa Madigan, the Attorney General for the state of Illinois, to the US upper house (Senate). The governor ... Read more...

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‘Restricting H-1B visas is bad for business and the economy’


May 15th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 15 (IANS) Asserting that "handcuffing" employers from hiring talented workers will hurt the US economy, two experts have criticised proposals to limit hiring of holders of H-1B visas ... Read more...

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Vice President Biden Visits Serious Materials Chicago Window Factory


April 28th, 2009 - 1:28 am ICT by admin
CHICAGO – Vice President Joe Biden today visited Serious Materials Chicago, a window factory that is reopening thanks to increased demand for energy-saving building products as a result of American Recovery and ... Read more...

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US bill aims to make it tough to hire foreign workers


April 24th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 24 (IANS) Two US senators have introduced a bill to make it tougher for American firms to employ foreign professionals under its H-1B and L1 visa programmes utilised ... Read more...

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‘US H-1B proposal is against free trade principles’


April 24th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, April 24 (IANS) India's software industry has opposed a US bill that seeks to make it mandatory for American companies to fill vacancies with locals before turning to skilled foreign ... Read more...

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Senators seek to bar bailed-out firms from hiring H-1B holders


February 6th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Two US Senators have sought an amendment to the over $800 billion stimulus bill to prohibit businesses receiving government bailout funds from hiring holders of H-1B visas, a ... Read more...

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Facing impeachment, Illinois governor cites Gandhi


January 27th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) As embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial began, he hit the media circuit saying he reached into history to draw inspiration from major political figures like Mahatma ... Read more...

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Defiant Burris insists he will be Obamas replacement in US Senate from Illinois


January 6th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Jan.6 (ANI): Former Illinois Attorney General Ronald Burris has defiantly said that he is the legally appointed junior senator from the state. Calling himself "the magic man," Burris on Monday said ... Read more...

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Obama has no official power as yet


November 26th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Nov.26 (ANI): Barack Obama will hold no actual authority in the Executive Branch until January 20, though he is looking very presidential these days. When he makes an announcement, he ... Read more...

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Indian Americans welcome ‘historic’ n-deal (Lead)


October 2nd, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian American organisations and community leaders have hailed the US Senate's final approval of the India-US civil nuclear agreement, calling it a "historic watershed" that will open ... Read more...

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Barack Obama’s acceptance Speech (Full Text)


August 29th, 2008 - 8:33 am ICT by admin
Provided by BreakingNewsOn news service. To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all my fellow citizens of this great nation; With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination ... Read more...

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Edwards mistress made catty remarks about his wife


August 11th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.11 (ANI): Former U.S. vice-presidential candidate John Edwards'' mistress, Rielle Hunter, made catty remarks about his cancer-stricken wife Elisabeth to a friend and also blamed her getting fired from a ... Read more...

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US Senate demands restoration of democracy in Pakistan


February 9th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Senator Joseph R Biden has introduced a resolution in the US Senate expressing condolences for the death of former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto, and urged Washington to ensure ... Read more...

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