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Politics Nov 12Reporter’s Notebook: Gwen Ifill Discusses Obama Transition Efforts
Senior NewsHour correspondent Gwen Ifill spoke with Steve Goldbloom about President-Elect Barack Obama's transition to the White House, including some of his early appointments, such as his selection of Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff.
Politics Nov 12Sudanese President Announces Darfur Cease-fire, Rebels Reject Claim
Sudan's President Omar Bashir announced a unilateral cease-fire to end the violence in the country's western Darfur region, but the move was rejected by rebel groups and international human rights organizations.
Politics Nov 12Democrats Press for Billions in Aid to Auto Industry
Democrats continued to push for aid for struggling U.S. automakers, calling for Congress to act during its lame-duck session next week to give the industry a much-needed financial boost as it confronts weak sales and plummeting stock prices.
Politics Nov 11Obama Transition Team Ushers in Agency Reviews, New Ethics Rules
A day after Sen. Barack Obama met with President Bush for policy discussion and a tour of the White House, the team handling his transition to office announced it will employ strict ethics rules and immediately begin government agency reviews.
Science Nov 11As NASA’s Phoenix Mission Ends, Scientists Begin Data Analysis
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander sent what will probably be its last signal back to earth last week, succumbing to a dust storm and advancing winter weather. However, the lander outlived its planned three-month mission by two months.
Economy Nov 11Global, U.S. Markets Struggle as Worries Persist for Automakers
Global financial troubles worsened Tuesday as stocks fell in many markets and analysts grew more concerned that the worldwide economic downturn is deepening.
Arts Nov 11Tony Anderson Turns Low-income Areas Green One Light Bulb at a Time
In his junior year at Morehouse College, Tony Anderson started the Let's Raise a Million Project to bring energy-saving technologies to African-American low income communities previously left out of the green movement.
World Nov 10African Countries Poised to Send Peacekeepers to Congo
Countries of the South African Development Community said after a regional summit Sunday that they would send military advisers to help the Congolese government, and peacekeepers if necessary.
Economy Nov 10AIG Aid, China Bailout Boost World Markets After G-20 Conference
The bailout of embattled insurance giant American International Group, Inc. got another dramatic boost Monday with the U.S. government easing the terms of its loans to the company.
World Nov 10Bombings in Baghdad, Baqouba Kills Dozens
Explosions in Baghdad and in the northeast city of Baqouba left dozens dead and many wounded Monday morning, the Iraqi Interior Ministry reported.