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General News Archive - December 05, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy wants to expand its fleet of ships by more than 10 percent in order to be better prepared for emerging adversaries, the New York Times reported on Monday.

By Joel Rothstein WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Official Washington put aside politics and other worries to pay tribute to five entertainment icons, including rock and roll star Tina Turner and actor Robert Redford, at the annual Kennedy Center Honors. At a tribute concert at the John F.

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Call it "the dog that didn't bark." Fears that insurers would turn their backs on victims of the worst U.S hurricane season ever have proved to be mostly unfounded.

By Michael Georgy and Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The first witness to face Saddam Hussein in court told of horrors committed under his rule on Monday, including a human meat grinder, after Saddam's defense team challenged the U.S.-backed trial and briefly walked out.

By Michael Georgy and Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The first witness to face Saddam Hussein in court told of horrors committed under his rule on Monday, including a human meat grinder, after Saddam's defense team challenged the U.S.-backed trial and briefly walked out.

By Saul Hudson ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Maryland (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday defended U.S. treatment of terrorism suspects, telling European allies they should trust Washington and cooperate to prevent new attacks.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will point to faster-than-expected growth and other positive economic news on Monday in a speech he hopes will help convince Americans the economic outlook is rosier than they think.

By Caroline Drees WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than four years after the September 11 attacks, the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration have failed to take the urgent steps needed to protect the country, the former September 11 Commission said in its final report on Monday.

By Saul Hudson ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Maryland (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday defended U.S. treatment of terrorism suspects, telling European allies they should trust Washington and cooperate to prevent new attacks.

By Caroline Drees WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than four years after the September 11 attacks, the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration have failed to take the urgent steps needed to protect the country, the former September 11 Commission said in its final report on Monday.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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