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Obama gets warm welcome despite being cool on Europe (videos)

Posted on May 24 2011 by Bryony Jones, CNN/IM

U.S. President Barack Obama has been given a red-hot welcome on his arrival in Europe – despite being decidedly cool in his approach to the continent, in contrast to previous U.S. presidents. Obama and first lady Michelle were greeted Monday by massive and enthusiastic crowds on the streets of Dublin and Moneygall on the Irish […]

Obama receives rock star reception in Ireland (videos )

Posted on May 24 2011 by Alan Silverleib, Shawna Shepherd and Brianna Keilar / CNN

Dublin, Ireland — Thousands of jubilant Irishmen and women gave U.S. President Barack Obama a virtual hero’s welcome Monday, embracing him as one of their own in a visit that included a campaign-style speech in downtown Dublin and a stop at the president’s ancestral home. Addressing an estimated crowd of 25,000 people at Dublin’s famed […]

Life goes on: Doomsday believers on the morning after

Posted on May 23 2011 by CNN / IM

Theirs had been an unwavering belief, the sort that inspired some to quit jobs, leave their homes and walk away from family and friends to issue a doomsday warning. Without question, they believed May 21 would be the day that Jesus Christ would return and rapture them – and a select 2 to 3 percent […]

Family Finds $45,000 in New Home — Then Returns It

Posted on May 23 2011 by Chi-Chi Zhang - Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — When Josh Ferrin closed on his family’s first home, he never thought he’d make the discovery of a lifetime – then give it back. Ferrin picked up the keys earlier this week and decided to check out the house in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bountiful. He was excited to […]

‘Shoe leather’ leads to Schwarzenegger’s secret son

Posted on May 22 2011 by Ann O'Neill, CNN/IM

This time, there was no “gotcha” moment, no kill-the-messenger pushback. Asked for comment about a child born out of wedlock, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s camp simply gave up the goods. It was quick, clean, surgical. Schwarzenegger wasn’t given a way out, the reporter who broke the story tells Howard Kurtz on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN. There […]

Netanyahu to Obama: No return to 1967 lines (video).

Posted on May 21 2011 by Alan Silverleib, CNN / IM

Washington — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday firmly rejected President Barack Obama’s call for an approximate return to the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, telling the U.S. leader that such a move is impossible in light of current security concerns and demographic realities. The two leaders pledged to work […]

Obama’s Speech Leaves ‘Disappointment’ Abroad

Posted on May 21 2011 by Alan Greenblatt /NPR

Correction May 19, 2011 Due to a reporter’s error, Brian Katulis’ comment was misreported. The word “Palestinians” was dropped from the quote. With the White House having raised expectations in advance, President Obama’s speech Thursday about the Middle East and North Africa left many people in the region disappointed. Obama was attempting to square a […]

IMF Rape Case: Victim-Bashing Run Amok

Posted on May 21 2011 by Earl Ofari Hutchinson / NAM / IM

Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn loudly declared that he did not rape a maid in his hotel room during his stay in New York. Strauss-Kahn is certainly entitled to proclaim his innocence, and under the law he is just that: Innocent until proven guilty. But the same can’t be said for […]

Outlook: Cool, with chance of calamity (video)

Posted on May 20 2011 by David Silverman/CNN/IM

According to some, May 21, 2011 will mark the Day of Rapture and the end of the world as we know it. CNN takes an irreverent look behind the predictions and the unsurprising amount of skepticism it’s creating.         My Take: Doomsdayers show what’s wrong with all religion Editor’s Note: David Silverman, […]

Schwarzenegger, Strauss-Kahn and the Politics of Sex

Posted on May 20 2011 by Behrouz Saba/ NAM/IM

The April 3, 1968 issue of the Monterey Peninsula Herald is now a deep color of sunset and among my proudest of possessions. On an inside page, across three columns, the headline reads, “Sex and Foreign Policy.” The article goes into some detail about how I started to post articles critical of the Vietnam War […]

Al Qaeda releases posthumous bin Laden audio recording

Posted on May 19 2011 by Sami Aboudi/ Rtrs

Al Qaeda released a posthumous audio recording by Osama bin Laden in which he praised revolutions sweeping through several Arab countries, and called for more Muslim “tyrants” to be toppled. Islamists have conspicuously been absent in the uprisings in the Middle East that have largely been led by ordinary citizens angered by autocratic rule, corruption […]

Calif. Homeowners Left to Fight Foreclosure on Their Own

Posted on May 19 2011 by Ngoc Nguyen,/NAM/IM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Three years into the mortgage meltdown, California homeowners still have little relief from the foreclosure crisis. Last week, state legislative committees failed to clear three separate bills designed to help struggling homeowners and hold banks more accountable during foreclosure proceedings. This news comes as the number of foreclosures continues to rise, […]

Mexican authorities find 513 illegal immigrants in 2 tractor-trailers

Posted on May 18 2011 by CNN/IM

Mexico City – Mexican authorities said they found and detained more than 500 illegal immigrants from Central America and Asia who were crammed inside two tractor-trailers heading toward the United States on Tuesday. X-ray equipment detected the immigrants at checkpoints in the southern state of Chiapas, the state attorney general’s office said. The drivers of […]

The Other Big Deficit: Many Teens Fall Short On Sleep

Posted on May 17 2011 by Michelle Trudeau / NPR/IM

Most high school students are chronically tired. They juggle school, sports, homework, chores, friends and family. To meet all of these demands, surveys show, high schoolers usually stay up close to midnight on school nights. And then they have to get up early the next morning, typically around 6 or 6:30 a.m., to get to […]

Analysis: Debt limit D-day to spell tough choices for Obama

Posted on May 17 2011 by Tim Reid and Rachelle Younglai/Rtrs

If Congress does not raise the limit on U.S. government debt before the specter of default becomes reality this summer, President Barack Obama will need to decide which bills to pay — and choose between market mayhem and a firestorm over missed benefit payments. The Obama administration and lawmakers are locked in talks over how […]

French politician: IMF head attacked my daughter in 2002 (video)

Posted on May 17 2011 by CNN / IM

Paris – A French politician said Monday that International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is facing sexual assault charges in New York, attacked her daughter in 2002. Anne Mansouret, a member of parliament for the Socialist Party, said she cautioned her daughter, Tristane Banon, not to file a police report at the time, saying […]

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