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‘Terror attack doubles damage’


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 2 (IANS) A terror attack often strikes twice - snuffing out lives and later shaping our response to the event, which could be as damaging as the first, ... Read more...

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Storm knocks Washington powerless (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) A savage storm has knocked Washington, the capital of world's most powerful country, powerless with temperatures topping sizzling 40s, much like an Indian summer.Over 1.3 million ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Lottery fever hits as ‘Mega Millions’ jackpot reaches $540 million


March 30th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing increased to $540 million on Thursday, an increase of $40 million compared to a day earlier as millions across the ... Read more...

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‘Mega Millions’ jackpot reaches record $500 million


March 29th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing increased to $500 million on Wednesday, making it the world's largest jackpot ever in lottery history. The previous biggest-ever jackpot ... Read more...

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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.5 percent, lowest in almost 3 years


January 7th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The unemployment rate in the United States in December fell to 8.5 percent, its lowest level in nearly three years, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) announced on ... Read more...

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US holiday spending up 4.1 percent over 2010


December 29th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) In the five weeks before Christmas, a US consumer spent an average of $78 per day, that is 4.1 percent more than during the same period ... Read more...

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US population grows at slowest rate since 1940s


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) The US population is growing at its slowest pace since the 1940s, authorities said Wednesday.The US saw its population increase by 2.8 million between April 1, ... Read more...

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US military chaplains free to perform same-sex marriages


October 1st, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) US military chaplains are authorised to perform same-sex marriages in jurisdictions that recognise such unions, the Pentagon said Friday.The new guidance took effect Sep 20, when ... Read more...

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Hurricane Irene kills four in US


August 28th, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four people, including a child, were killed Saturday as a result of powerful hurricane Irene that has hit the US East Coast, emergency officials ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Roger Clemens trial to begin on Wednesday


July 11th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The defense and the prosecution teams involved in the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens are expected to give their opening statements at this week. Jury selection ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Michael Jackson’s former general manager pleads guilty to tax charges


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The former general manager of the late "King of Pop" Michael Jackson, Raymone Bain, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges that she failed to file federal and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Poll: More than 6 in 10 would not vote for Trump, Palin


April 27th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- More than 6 in 10 registered voters in the United States say they will definitely not vote for Donald Trump or Sarah Palin if they decide to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Study links election wins with higher Internet porn use


April 20th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A study has found that while most celebrate a political candidate's victory with a party, others enjoy the moment by watching Internet porn.Rutgers-Camden psychologist Charlotte Markey and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Electoral success drives some people to watch porn online


April 20th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Some people celebrate a political candidate's victory with a party -- others do it vicariously by turning to online porn, says a US research.The wife and ... Read more...

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Indian companies create thousands of jobs in US


April 1st, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Quite contrary to the general impression that India was taking away American jobs through outsourcing, Indian businesses which have invested widely in the US economy ... Read more...

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Indian firms responsible for creating jobs in US


March 31st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 31 (ANI): A new study by the Confederation of Indian Industry, "Indian Roots, American Soil: A Look at Indian Companies in the U.S. Economy" released yesterday evening in ... Read more...

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Obama approval rating drops in all states


February 24th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's approval ratings during his second year in office were highest in Hawaii, the state where he grew up, and in Washington, the city where ... Read more...

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Obama gets high approval rating in all states


February 24th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): President Barack Obama's approval ratings during his second year were highest in most of the states, according to the Gallup 2010 poll.His approval rating in Hawaii, the place ... Read more...

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Rep. Kucinich (D) Sues House Cafe 150K Over Olive Pit


January 27th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It's listed under the “strange news” category on 'FOX News' nation.foxnews.com. Ohio Democratic Rep Dennis Kucinich is suing a United States House of Representatives cafe. A lawsuit which ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dennis Kucinich Files Lawsuit


January 27th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Democratic congressman of Ohio, Dennis Kucinich has sued a cafeteria and its service providers in Longworth House Office Building, as they breached their implied warranty and ... Read more...

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Despite mid-term polls setbacks, Obama may still be re-elected in 2012


January 24th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): US President Barack Obama might have suffered a setback over several issues, including huge loses during last year's mid-term polls, but a detailed analysis suggests that the ... Read more...

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17-yr-old becomes youngest to win Miss America in 90 yrs


January 17th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A 17-year-old from Nebraska has become the youngest ever to be crowned Miss America in 90 years.Teresa Scanlan won a 50,000 dollar scholarship and a yearlong run with ... Read more...

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Illinois Is On The Verge Of Ending The Practice Of Death Penalty


January 12th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 12, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The American state of Illinois is on the verge of terminating the death penalty. The Illinoisan Senate has ratified the debarment on capital punishment now ... Read more...

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Extends Its Deadline Till April 18 For Taxpayers


January 5th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The taxpayers of United States will now get extra three days to file their taxes this year, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials announced the news to ... Read more...

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U.S. teen birth rate falls to all time low


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by BNO News
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (BNO NEWS) -- The 2009 birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15 to 19 years fell to its lowest level in 70 years, according to a report from the Centers ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Michelle Rhee Launches Advocacy Group Students First


December 7th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system based in Washington D.C., has launched a new advocacy group "Students Firsts" which ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Gay couple in dilemma after Skype wedding is declared invalid


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): A gay couple, who tied the knot over the Internet to bypass state law, has been told their union is invalid because they were not present when the ... Read more...

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D.C. condom program sending wrong message, says abstinence group


November 19th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): The "Rubber Revolution" campaign launched by the District of Columbia Department of Health has been seen as sending the wrong message by an abstinence group.The campaign, which will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Adrian Fenty Beaten By Fellow Democrat Vincent C. Gray In The Race To Nomination For Mayor


September 15th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vincent C. Gray, a 67 year old veteran who spent most of his professional years marshaling not for profit organizations, beat fellow Democrat Adrian Fenty in ... Read more...

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US lawmaker demands reversal of embryonic stem cell research ban


August 28th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 28 (ANI): A member of the US Congress Steve Israel has challenged his colleagues to pass legislation to reverse a recent federal court decision that brought embryonic stem cell ... Read more...

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Waiver On Military Ballot Law Not Bequeathed To Wisconsin


August 28th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 28, 2010 (Just Flashed): A waiver to not take into account a fresh federal statute has not been gifted to the state of Wisconsin. This federal statute is intended to ... Read more...

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Georgia, North Carolina, and Others Win Obama’s ‘Race to the Top’ Grants


August 25th, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the United States Education Department, nine states and the District of Columbia have won the second round of President Obama’s 4.35 billion dollar “Race to the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Lawsuit Filed Against The Internet Sales Tax Bill


July 12th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Almost everyone wants quick and quality service, products delivered at their doorsteps and online stores like amazon.com and others have made it easier. ... Read more...

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Mega Millions Winning Numbers Announced


July 7th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Mega Millions lottery winning number was declared on Tuesday. The numbers that surfaced during the multi-state Mega Millions draw are 8, 18, 45, 47 and ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Supreme Court: Handgun ban is unconstitutional


June 29th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Jun 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The District of Columbia’s attempt to ban the use of handguns was gutted two years ago, when the US Supreme Court ruled it illegal.Now other states ... Read more...

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