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Palestinian civilian toll climbs as Israel attacks

Posted: 11/19/2012 - The Palestinian civilian death toll mounts as Israel ferociously pursues Gaza Strip militants who are menacing nearly half of Israel's population with rocket fire.

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Twinkies likely to survive sale of Hostess

Updated: 11/19/2012 - Twinkie lovers, relax. The tasty cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive, even though their maker will be sold in bankruptcy court.

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Obama extending 'hand of friendship' to Myanmar

Posted: 11/18/2012 - President Barack Obama says he is making his historic visit to Myanmar to "extend the hand of friendship" to a nation that is moving from persecution to peace. But he says the country's democratic transition has just begun and must not be allowed to slide.

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Coast Guard: Body found near burned oil rig

Updated: 11/17/2012 - Authorities say that divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire on Friday have recovered a body near the site.

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President Obama turns to foreign policy with trip to Asia

Posted: 11/17/2012 - In his first trip abroad since the summer heat of the re-election campaign, President Barack Obama will seek to reinforce American influence in Southeast Asia in spite of the large shadow cast by China.

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President, Congress meet to avert 'fiscal cliff'

Posted: 11/16/2012 - President Obama met with House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday morning to discuss how to avert the "fiscal cliff," the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts set to start kicking in at the end of the year.

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Fire out at Gulf oil rig

Updated: 11/16/2012 - Coast Guard officials say an oil rig fire has been out after an explosion off the coast of Louisiana that sent four people to hospitals. Two others were believed to be missing.

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Missiles exploding in Gaza

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Fighting between Israelis and Palestinians has escalated sharply, even as there is talk that Israeli leaders will suspend their offensive in the Gaza Strip during a visit today by Egypt's prime minister.

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Power outage time after Sandy not extraordinary

Posted: 11/16/2012 - An Associated Press analysis of outage times from other big hurricanes and tropical storms suggests that the response to Sandy by utility companies was typical - or even a little faster than elsewhere after other huge storms.

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Petraeus due at Capitol for Benghazi questioning

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Petraeus is under investigation by the agency for possible wrongdoing, though that's not the subject of the closed-door hearings he is set to attend Friday.

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Kentuckians Help NY Police Officers

Updated: 11/16/2012 - Storm victims in New York's Staten Island are getting help from some Kentuckians. Ten Lexington police officers arrived Thursday to help emergency responders as they rebuild the storm ravaged region.

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