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General News Archive - February 02, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush drew a bigger TV audience urging new energy initiatives and defending warrantless wiretaps than he did with last year's plan to revamp Social Security, Nielsen Media Research said on Wednesday.

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The Pentagon is seeking to dissuade China from building its military forces to a level not warranted by its security needs, and the issue is addressed in a new long-term Pentagon plan, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.

KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives in Afghanistan, killing three government soldiers and wounding three others, police said on Thursday.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean farmers stormed a podium on Thursday and forced the government to suspend a public hearing called to discuss proposed free-trade talks between Seoul and the United States.

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Congress decreed the end of TV as we know it Wednesday, when the House of Representatives approved a $39 billion budget-cutting measure that requires broadcasters to turn off their current analog channels by 2009.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito broke ranks with the court's conservatives late on Wednesday, refusing to allow Missouri to execute a man convicted of kidnapping and killing a Kansas City teenager 17 years ago, CNN reported.

Slowly but surely, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia appears to be loosening the bonds of its strictly controlled society, in spite of the absence of big government initiatives on political reform.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has formed a team to analyze fallout from nuclear attacks on American soil in a bid to identify the potential attackers, the New York Times reported on its Web site on Thursday. The report cites Michael K.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has formed a team to analyze fallout from nuclear attacks on American soil in a bid to identify the potential attackers, the New York Times reported on its Web site on Thursday. The report cites Michael K.

Gunmen kidnapped two Iraqi correspondents working for an independent satellite television channel, police and station officials said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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