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The Plan to Get Female Leadership in 21st Century Politics

The White House Project for women leaders closed its doors this week. How will the gap be filled? Hillary Clinton nearly accomplished the White House Project’s goal of electing a female president in 2008. Clinton won the most Democratic primary votes, but party delegates nominated Barack Obama instead. Citing financial reasons, the White House Project closed its doors this week ...

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18 killed in northeast Nigeria military raid

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers attacked training camps for suspected members of the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram deep in a game reserve in the nation’s restive northeast, a raid that left at least 18 people dead, a military spokesman said Friday. The raid lasted two days in the Sambisa Game Reserve in Borno state, a rural region of…

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Spanish PM accused of hiding secret income

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government was rocked by a major corruption scandal on Thursday after the publication of documents that allegedly showed him receiving 250,000 euros (US$341,700) that had been hidden from tax authorities. Rajoy denied the allegations after El Pais published…

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Hillary Clinton bids farewell as secretary of state

Tweet Washington, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Hillary Clinton formally stepped down as US secretary of state Friday with a letter to President Barack Obama and an emotional farewell address to the department she has run for four years. “I leave thinking of the nearly 70,000 people that I was honored to serve and lead…

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Ex-Sen. Scott Brown won’t run for John Kerry’s former seat

Former Sen. Scott Brown will not run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry in Massachusetts, saying Friday he was unsure “of returning to a Congress even more partisan than the one I left.” The decision by Brown, a moderate Republican, means Democrats now have a better chance of keeping the Massachusetts seat. Brown was defeated in November ...

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Egypt: Protester Killed Amid Fresh Clashes

2 February 2013, 1:03 Egypt: Protester Killed Amid Fresh Clashes Tweet One person has been killed and dozens injured during clashes between police and protesters in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Egypt’s health ministry said a 23-year-old man died after being shot in the chest and forehead on Friday. Some 53 people were wounded in protests that took place across ...

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6.7-magnitude quake hits Santa Cruz Islands — USGS

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted Santa Cruz Islands on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 34.20 km, was initially determined to be at 10.9968 degrees south latitude and 165.4029 degrees east longitude. Related stories 6.2-magnitude quake hits Santa Cruz Islands — USGS 2013-01-31 6.0-magnitude ...

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Blast at US Embassy in Ankara

Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler on Friday said that the security officer who lost his life in today’s blast at the US Embassy in Ankara was Mustafa Akarsu, born in 1966. Having arrived at the US Embassy to observe the site of the blast, Guler indicated that a person, they believed to be a suicide bomber, detonated the bomb at ...

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