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Obama, in historic Speech, sketches promise of America

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Before a Huge Crowd, on a Historic Date, Obama Accepted the Nomination of the US democratic party. The Speech was delivered on the 45th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. ______________________________________ 38 million watch Obama at Invesco Field Friday– making it the most-watched convention night in history.The ...

Honda makes first hydrogen cars

Monday, June 16th, 2008

BBC Japanese car manufacturer Honda has begun the first commercial production of a zero-emission, hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle. The four-seater, called FCX Clarity, runs on hydrogen and electricity, and emits water vapour. Honda claims the vehicle offers three times better fuel efficiency than a traditional, petrol-powered car. Honda plans to produce 200 of the ...

NBC’s Tim Russert dies of heart attack at 58

Friday, June 13th, 2008

NBC News and MSNBC WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after suffering a heart attack at the bureau. He was 58. Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed. He was rushed to Sibley Memorial ...

Obama seals nomination; McCain eager for battle

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois sealed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation's first black president. A defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton maneuvered for the vice presidential spot on his fall ticket. Obama's victory set up a five-month campaign with Republican ...

Sniping to the Finish in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

TIME After one of the most negative weekends of campaigning so far this election, it's hard to know if either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton will emerge from Tuesday's long-anticipated Pennsylvania primary looking much like a real winner. The six weeks since the last Clinton/Obama one-on-one match-up have felt like an eternity ...

Iran Begins Installing More Centrifuges

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has begun installing 6,000 new centrifuges at its uranium enrichment plant in Natanz, state television quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying Tuesday. Iran already has about 3,000 centrifuges operating in Natanz, and the new announcement is seen as a show of defiance of international demands to ...

‘Silent’ famine sweeps the globe

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

___________________________________________________________ fertilizer shortages, food costs, higher energy prices equal world crisis ___________________________________________________________ WASHINGTON – From India to Africa to North Korea to Pakistan and even in New York City, higher grain prices, fertilizer shortages and rising energy costs are combining to spell hunger for millions in what is being characterized as a ...

Security Forces, Militias Clash in Basra

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces clashed with Shiite militias in the southern oil port of Basra on Tuesday as a security plan to clamp down on violence between rival militia factions in the region began. With tensions rising, Muqtada al-Sadr's headquarters in Najaf ordered field commanders with his Mahdi Army militia ...

Brack Obama: We the people, in order to form a more perfect union

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Barack Obama's major speech on race and politics - Video and Full Transcript VIDEO Full Transcript We the people, in order to form a more perfect union Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, ...

Obama to deliver major speech on race and politics - Today

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Barack Obama will today make his strongest attempt so far to defuse the race row that has scarred the Democratic presidential race when he tackles the issue head-on with a major speech in Pennsylvania, the scene of next month's hotly contested primary. The Obama campaign said the speech in Philadelphia will ...