Obama Hails ‘New Iraq,’ But Ignores Persecution of Christians and Other Religious Minorities

Iraqi policemen stand guard outside a Protestant church in Baghdad in September 2010. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama, with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki standing at his side, hailed a “new Iraq” on Monday, but he failed to acknowledge persecution of religious minorities in the country that the United States helped to […]

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Stocks, euro fall after Fed shuns new stimulus

By Alex Richardson SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares drifted lower and the euro idled near an 11-month low on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve failed to take any new steps to stimulate growth and offset the chilling effects of Europe’s still-unresolved sovereign debt crisis. Wall Street stocks fell after the U.S. central bank’s final policy […]

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Futures Bounce Ahead of Fed Assessment

Futures Bounce Ahead of Fed AssessmentReuters Stock index futures rose on Tuesday following an equities selloff the day before, but anxiety over Europe’s debt … From: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/rss/story/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/topfinstories/*http://finance.yahoo.com/news/futures-signal-slight-rebound-104809335.html?l=1

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Buy one Skinit skin, get one free

Act fast! Today only, skins are BOGO at Skinit. (Credit: Skinit) Morning, deal fans! A quick housekeeping note: I hope you’ll join me again today for CNET’s Holiday Help Desk, which airs live at noon PT. (Occasionally the show kicks off a few minutes late, so if it doesn’t start exactly at the top of […]

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Holiday Foods From Around the World

Holiday Foods From Around the World All over the world and all year long, kids celebrate different holidays. Here’s a look at some holidays from around the world and foods kids eat to celebrate. Maybe you will find a new food you want to try. China Chinese New Year is in the winter. Every new […]

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PETA Rebukes White House for ‘Flippantly’ Dismissing Question on Senate’s Vote to Legalize Bestiality in Military

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (CNSNews.com) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to White House Press Secrtary Jay Carney rebuking him for “flippantly” dismissing a question he was asked at Monday’s press briefing about last week’s Senate vote approving a bill that would repeal the military’s ban on bestiality. PETA has […]

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Gift Rules

Thinkstock “Try something that’s really kind of quirky, kind of off-beat.“ When Christmas is right around the corner, the question we always ask is: How much should I spend on a Christmas gift for her? And, of course, if you ask any woman, she’s never going to give you a straight answer. Well, I’m going to […]

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Wall Street Slides: Stocks Lose 2% Amid Euro Crisis Fears, Despite Pact

NEW YORK (AP) — A warning that Moody’s Investors Service will review all the credit ratings of all European nations doused investors’ optimism about last week’s fiscal pact and sent stocks and other risky assets plunging Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 222 points in midday trading. The euro fell more than 1 percent […]

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Carriers of Breast Cancer Gene at Risk of Second Cancer

Carriers of Breast Cancer Gene at Risk of Second Cancer Dec. 9, 2011 (San Antonio) — Women who have been successfully treated for cancer in one breast and who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 cancer gene are at increased risk for developing cancer in their other breast. Women who received their first diagnosis when they […]

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EPA Spending Another Million Dollars of Taxpayer Money on ‘Environmental Justice’ Grants

(CNSNews.com) – Forty-six non-profit and tribal organizations are getting a chunk of taxpayer money to spend on “environmental justice issues,” the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday. At the same time it announced the grants — more than a million dollars in total — the EPA said it is now seeking applicants for another million […]

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