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Politics Dec 28After Unrest, Iranian Opposition Leaders Reportedly Arrested
At least seven Iranian opposition leaders were reported to have been arrested Monday including three top aides to former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi just a day after his nephew was killed in the largest political protests in Iran…
World Dec 15‘Gitmo North’ Has Illinois Region Seeing Dollar Signs
Tuesday's announcement that the Obama administration intends to move some Guantanamo Bay detainees to an underutilized prison in rural Illinois has met resistance from congressional Republicans and the largest state employee union. There are also…
Economy Dec 14Obama Prods Bankers to Do More to Revive U.S. Economy
In a White House meeting with the executives of the nation's largest banks, President Obama called on financial institutions to step up efforts to revive the U.S. economy after they received "extraordinary" financial assistance.
Nation Dec 04‘I Am Not in the Entertainment Business’ and Other Rules of MacNeil/Lehrer Journalism
Signing off of Friday's broadcast, Jim Lehrer outlined the journalistic mindset that has driven the program for 34 years and will continue to guide it when its fifth iteration relaunches Monday as the PBS NewsHour: JIM LEHRER: People often ask…
Science Nov 25India Envoy: Obama’s Emissions Pledge ‘Welcome,’ Had Hoped for More
Judy Woodruff spoke Wednesday with Shyam Saran, the Indian prime minister's special envoy on climate change, about President Obama's trip to the Copenhagen climate change summit and the U.S. emissions reduction goal. Here are Web-only excerpts:…
Economy Nov 05Aid for Jobless, Homebuyers Clears Congress
Congress has passed legislation that would expand a popular homebuyer's tax credit and extend unemployment benefits in a bid to breathe more life into the struggling American economy.
Economy Oct 28Bill: Biggest Firms Would Fund Future Rescues
The U.S. government would be given broad new powers to shrink financial firms deemed "too big to fail" and shift the cost of rescuing troubled companies from taxpayers to other large firms, according to draft legislation released Tuesday.
Nation Oct 27October Afghan War’s Deadliest Month for U.S.
Eight U.S. troops were killed in multiple bombings Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, making October the deadliest month of the war for U.S. forces since its start in 2001.
Nation Oct 23NATO to Move Toward More Troops, Afghan Aid
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, speaking at a NATO conference in Slovakia, said Friday that allies are moving toward sending more troops and civilian aid to Afghanistan.
Economy Oct 14Retail Sales Up, but Auto Sales Sag Without ‘Clunkers’
Retail sales for September fell by the largest amount this year, though most of the drop is attributed to cars sales plummeting at the end of the government's popular 'cash for clunkers' program.