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Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

Accelerating diplomacy: US, Britain press Russia on Syria

May 14, AP – ‘Syria’s history is being written in the blood of her people, and it is happening on our watch,’ Cameron said. Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to build momentum behind a new US-Russia sponsored conference on Syria, now expected to take place in June, as they met at the […]

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Michelle Obama, Prince Harry honors military mothers at tea

Michelle Obama, Prince Harry honors military mothers at tea

May 13, WASHINGTON (AP) – The afternoon White House affair, hosted by the first lady and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, was to recognize the women for Mother’s Day, which is Sunday in the U.S. Britain’s Prince Harry, who is on a weeklong visit to the U.S. devoted to the wounded victims […]

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Anonymous survey: Sharp rise in sexual assaults in US military

Anonymous survey: Sharp rise in sexual assaults in US military

May 8, AP – Washington: The military recorded only 3,374 sexual assault reports last year, up from 3,192 in 2011, suggesting that many sexual assault victims continue not to report the crimes for fear of retribution or a lack of justice under the department’s system for prosecuting them. The problem of sexual assault in the […]

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Moscow and Washington agree on need for Syria talks

Moscow and Washington agree on need for Syria talks

May 8, AP – The United States and Russia reached agreement on Tuesday to encourage opposing sides in the Syria conflict to find a negotiated solution. Moscow and Washington have been trying to patch up their differences over Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have agreed on the […]

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More Than 4 in 10 Teens Text While Driving: Survey

More Than 4 in 10 Teens Text While Driving: Survey

May 5, AP – Forty-three percent of American high school students admit to texting while driving, according to a new study. The findings show that too many teens are ignoring warnings about the risks of this dangerous habit. Research has demonstrated that texting while driving increases the risk of a crash by 23 times, and […]

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