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Politics Nov 07Economy Dominates Obama’s First News Conference After Election
President-elect Barack Obama said Friday that the United States is facing the greatest economic challenge in a lifetime and vowed to confront the crisis head-on when he takes office.
Science Nov 07Scientists Map Whole Genome of Cancer Patient
Scientists have for the first time mapped the entire genome of a cancer patient, in the process finding eight new genetic mutations that led to the woman's leukemia.
Politics Nov 07White House Says 2008 Mideast Peace Deal Unlikely
A peace deal in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian dispute is within reach, but unlikely to be negotiated before the end of the year, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday during a tour of the region…
Economy Nov 07U.S. Unemployment Surges to 6.5 Percent in October
Fueled by an economic downturn, the U.S. economy lost 240,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department said Friday. The numbers helped push the employment rate to 6.5 percent, its highest level in 14 years.
Politics Nov 06President-elect Obama Sets About Crafting New Administration
With the U.S. economy likely in recession and the country embroiled in two wars, President-elect Barack Obama and his staff have been quickly transitioning from campaign mode to preparing to govern with little time to celebrate his landmark victory.
Nation Nov 06U.N. Says Violence Spreading in Eastern Congo
U.N. peacekeepers found the bodies of a dozen shot citizens in an eastern Congo village occupied by Tutsi rebels, who have seized more territory in North Kivu province, the United Nations said Thursday.
Arts Nov 05Gay-marriage Ban Projected to Pass in Expensive Calif. Battle
Voters in California have passed a constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage, throwing into question the legality of matrimonial bonds for thousands of same-sex couples who already exchanged vows.
Nation Nov 05Hamas Reacts to Israeli Incursion With Mortar Fire
Hamas militants fired rockets into southern Israel Wednesday, hours after Israeli forces killed six gunmen in fighting that threatened a five-month-old truce that has brought some relief to Gaza residents.
Politics Nov 05World Leaders Hail Obama Win; Democrats Widen Leads in Congress
A day after Democrat Barack Obama's decisive presidential win, world leaders expressed their congratulations, calling the results "historic," and laying out their hopes for resolutions of problems in their regions of the globe.
Politics Nov 04Fueled by Huge Turnout, Obama Wins Presidency
After a campaign destined to help redefine American politics, Sen. Barack Obama convincingly captured the U.S. presidency Tuesday, making him the country's first black leader.