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Feds: 1 arrested in plot to attack Federal Reserve

NEW YORK — Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a man they said was plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan, just blocks from the World Trade Center site. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested in a sting operation Wednesday morning after he parked a van filled…

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Obama, Romney Spar in Crackling Debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of peddling a “sketchy deal” to fix the U.S. economy and playing politics with the deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before the election. Romney pushed back hard, saying the middle class “has been crushed ...

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US outraged as UK denies hacker extradition

THERESA May, the British Home Secretary, risked diplomatic tensions with the US yesterday when she invoked human rights to halt the extradition of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon. Mrs May delighted Tory backbenchers with Britain’s first refusal to extradite a suspect to the US since 2003. Her decision was greeted with dismay in Washington but was praised by those who ...

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Afghan malnourished hit by poverty and education

October 17, 2012 — Updated 0045 GMT (0845 HKT) Rahman Mina Camp, Afghanistan (CNN) — A 30-minute drive from the heart of the Afghan capital along dusty pot-holed roads lie the slums of the city. In the distance are plains with some patches of greenery before they hit a mountain range that juts out of the earth. We’re in Rahman ...

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IBM, Intel, eBay: Tech Winners & Losers

For the fourth-quarter, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based firm expects revenue of $13.6 billion, plus or minus $500 million. Non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be between 57% and 58%, plus or minus a couple of percentage points. That’s slightly below the $13.74 billion in sales analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect. Third-quarter numbers beat…

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U.S. negotiating with Afghanistan to extend troop presence beyond 2014 deadline in country

Tweet Washington, Oct. 17 (ANI): The United States troops, who were scheduled to leave Afghanistan by 2014, would now be extending their stay in the war-torn country, and negotiations over the extension would be beginning soon, a top State Department official has confirmed. The news comes despite Vice President Joe Biden telling Americans during his Oct. 11 debate against Republican ...

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Hunger soars in the Philippines

There has been a staggering increase in the number of undernourished Filipinos over the past two years, according to a new study. “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012,” a global assessment of nutrition levels released on Tuesday, revealed that a total of 16 million Filipinos were considered undernourished from 2010 to present, even as the number of ...

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Kenyan police kill three suspects in al Shabaab raid

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Crack Kenyan police shot dead three suspected supporters of the Somali militant group al Shabaab on Wednesday during a raid in Kenya’s turbulent coastal region in which a police officer also died. Police arrested a number of suspects and confiscated grenades, AK-47…

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Exoplanet around Alpha Centauri is nearest-ever

Astronomers have found the nearest planet outside our Solar System, circling one of the stars of Alpha Centauri just four light-years away. The planet has at minimum the same mass as Earth, but circles its star far closer than Mercury orbits our Sun. It is therefore outside the "habitable zone" denoting the possibility of life, as the researchers report in ...

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