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A Tale of Two Elections: Cherokee Nation and United States

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. When it was announced that the Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court invalidated the results of a disputed election to determine their Chief, I remembered what Sheldon S. Wolin wrote about the 2000 presidential election and a possible Florida recount. In “Democracy Inc., Managed Democracy And The Specter Of Inverted Totalitarianism.” Wolin believes today the U.S. ...

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Recording Academy Issues Statement on Death of Grammy Winner Amy Winehouse

Just moments ago, the Recording Academy, which operates the Grammy Awards, issued a statement about the surprising news that soulful British singer Amy Winehouse died today. Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow wrote: “Five-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse was a dynamic performer and musician who seamlessly blended rock, jazz, pop, and soul and created a sound all her own. ...

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John Boehner walks out of White House debt-ceiling talks. What now?

An exasperated President Obama virtually declared war on House Republicans in an angry and hastily called press conference Friday night, excoriating them for walking away from a deal to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling, saying the Republicans can't say "yes" to anything. Shortly after, House Speaker John Boehner called his own press conference to say that negotiating ...

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At least 87 dead in Norway shooting, bomb attack

OSLO (Reuters) - A gunman dressed in police uniform opened fire at a youth camp of Norway's ruling political party on Friday, killing at least 80 people, hours after a bomb killed seven in the government district in the capital Oslo. Rescue workers work at the scene of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo July 22, 2011. A huge explosion damaged government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office, injuring several people, a Reuters witness said. (REUTERS/Berit Roald/Scanpix) "The updated knowledge we are sitting on now is at least 80 (dead)," police chief Oystein Maeland told a news conference. "We can't guarantee that won't increase...

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At least 87 dead in Norway shooting, bomb attack

OSLO (Reuters) – A gunman dressed in police uniform opened fire at a youth camp of Norway’s ruling political party on Friday, killing at least 80 people, hours after a bomb killed seven in the government district in the capital Oslo. Rescue workers work at the scene of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo July 22, 2011. A huge ...

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Debt ceiling talks between Obama and Republicans collapse

US on brink of economic crisis after negotiations over outline of $3tn cuts package and tax rises break down Debt ceiling talks between Barack Obama and John Boehner have broken down, throwing the US into economic uncertainty. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The US is on the brink of a major economic crisis after negotiations between Barack Obama and Republican Congressional ...

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Somalia famine worsened by civil war, experts say

Mogadishu, Somalia — Somali soldiers beat back desperate families with gun butts Thursday as they fought for food supplies in front of a weeping diplomat, a day after the United Nations declared parts of the country were suffering from the worst famine in a generation. “I will knock on every door I can to help you,” the African Union envoy ...

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Let Him Eat Pie

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. When a man shouted “greedy” and threw a blue and white shaving-cream pie at Rupert Murdoch’s face, while he was being questioned before the British Parliament for a phone-hacking scandal, it evoked what Queen Marie Antoinette of France supposedly said: “Let them eat cake.” The reason for this memorable, uncanny similarity is that both ...

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