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Politics Jan 20Obama to Seek ‘New Way Forward’ on Global Issues
President Barack Obama told the Muslim world he would "seek a new way forward" in his inaugural address Tuesday, while world leaders issued statements welcoming him as the United States' 44th president.
Politics Jan 20Obama Steps Into History as 44th President
In a historic moment before a jubilant crowd estimated to surpass one million people, Barack Obama became the 44th president and the first black president of the United States Tuesday.
Politics Jan 20Crowds Descend on Nation’s Capital for Inauguration Day
They came by the hundreds of thousands, streaming through the pre-dawn streets of Washington, D.C., toward the National Mall to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
Economy Jan 19Russia, Ukraine Sign Deal to Settle Gas Dispute
Russia and Ukraine signed Monday a 10-year deal to resume natural gas supplies to Europe after a two-week shutoff due to a dispute over gas prices and the payment of other debts.
Nation Jan 19Israel Pulls Out of Gaza Strip as Barack Obama Assumes the Presidency
Israeli officials said the military has been ordered to pull out of the Gaza Strip by Tuesday, the day of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, but only if Hamas militants keep their end of the cease-fire agreement.
Science Jan 16Study: Simple Surgical Checklist Saves Lives
A simple surgical checklist helped hospitals in eight countries reduce the number of surgical deaths by nearly 40 percent, according to a study released this week by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Economy Jan 16Bank of America Posts Big Losses, Citigroup Splits in Two
Bank of America posted its first quarterly loss in 17 years and received a boost from the government while Citigroup reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8.29 billion and decided to split up its businesses in a new round of gloomy…
Politics Jan 15In Final Address, Bush Says He Acted in Nation’s Best Interests
In his farewell address, President George W. Bush defended his two terms, which were punctuated by the Sept. 11 attacks, the launching of two wars and Hurricane Katrina, by saying he "always acted with the best interests of our country…
Nation Jan 15US Airways Plane Crashes Into Hudson River
A US Airways passenger plane bound from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, N.C., crashed into the frigid waters of the Hudson River shortly after takeoff Thursday afternoon, but all passengers appeared to survive.
Politics Jan 15Obama Visits Washington Sites for MLK Day of Service
President-elect Barack Obama began the day before his inauguration with an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit with injured troops.