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French Union Leaders Protest Pension Plan

French Pension Plan Causes Revolt Among Union Leaders American retirees did not put up much of a fight when the age to collect full Social Security benefits was raised. However, the French are not taking changes to their retirement plan quite so quietly. Unions vowed that their striking workers would keep disrupting rail and road […]

105 Tons of Marijuana Confiscated En Route to U.S.

Mexican military confiscate 105 tons of marijuana

Mexican military have confiscated 105 tons of marijuana with a street value in the United States of more than 340 million dollars and the largest cannabis haul ever in Mexico TIJUANA, Mexico — Mexican security forces seized at least 105 tons of U.S.-bound marijuana in the border city of Tijuana on Monday, by far the […]

Pentagon Opposes Distribution of Wikileaks Files

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Pentagon: Do Not Distribute “Stolen” Files Published by Wikileaks By Mary Elizabeth Dallas The Pentagon today told media organizations to not distribute any “stolen” classified war files released by the WikiLeaks Web site. In July, WikiLeaks obtained and released nearly 77,000 classified military reports from Afghanistan. Now, U.S. officials say the group is in possession […]

Texas General Election Early Voting Begins

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Texas Candidates For Governor Urge Supporters to Vote By JAY ROOT and KELLEY SHANNON – Associated Press Writers The candidates for Texas governor fanned out across the state Monday on the first day of early voting, slipping into polling places in Austin and Houston to vote for themselves before urging their supporters to do the […]

Mexican Investigator in Falcon Lake Shooting Found Decapitated

Falcon Lake sheriff interviewed about decapitated Mexican investigator

A Mexican Investigator looking into the Falcon Lake shooting of a tourist has been found decapitated.

Bill White Looks to Sun, Wind Energy For Texas

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If elected governor, White promises to keep Texas the “energy capital of the world” by focusing on energy efficiency and renewable sources like wind and solar.

Mexico Opens Probe Into Reported Lake Shooting

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ZAPATA, TEXAS –  The Mexican government said Friday it has opened a federal investigation into the reported shooting of an American tourist on a border lake plagued by Mexican pirates and strongly denied delaying action on finding the man or his attackers. A statement from Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs “categorically rejects claims to the […]

Rescue Shaft Reaches Chile Miners

Chile Miners Rescued

An escape shaft drilled by engineers has reached 33 miners who have been trapped underground in northern Chile for more than two months. The final breakthrough came on Saturday, and officials said the first workers could be pulled up to the surface of the mine, near the town of Copiapo, within a few days. “We […]

Bank Of America Halts Foreclosures

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Bank of America Corp. announced on Friday that it will temporarily stop foreclosure sales in all states as mounting concerns and suspicions that the nation’s largest bank and other mortgage lenders have seized homes without proper documentation showing who has clear title to the home. The announcement came a few days after Massachusetts state Attorney […]

14.8 Million Americans Unemployed

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the unemployment rate remains unchanged at 9.6%. Yesterday a Gallup Poll had the Unemployment rate at 10.1%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nonfarm payroll employment edged down (-95,000) in September, and the unem- ployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta- […]

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