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Entries by Kia Makarechi from 06/2011

U.S. Troops In Iraq Leaving Saddam Palaces

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Available soon: nine palaces in lakeside complex frequented by visiting kings and dictators, beautiful molded ceilings and light fixtu...

Fred Karger, 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate You Haven't Heard Of

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

Fred Karger doesn't mind if New Hampshire voters don't know him as well as the seven other Republican Presidential candidates who will participate in ...

'Kidnapped' Lesbian Syrian's Blog A Hoax, Written By A Man

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

CAIRO — A new entry Sunday in a blog purportedly by a lesbian Syrian-American living in Damascus asserted that the entire saga was a hoax, suppo...

Egypt Opposition Leader ElBaradei May Not Run For President

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptian pro-democracy campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei said in a televised interview aired Sunday he is not sure he will run for president, beca...

Russia Upset Over U.S. Warship In Black Sea

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia is voicing concern about a U.S. warship now just off its shores in the Black Sea. The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey, which is ...

Ninety Percent Of Captured 'Taliban' Were Civilians

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

During his intensive initial round of media interviews as commander in Afghanistan in August 2010, Gen. David Petraeus released figures to the news me...

Larry Summers Calls For More Economic Stimulus, Payroll Tax Cuts

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (REUTERS/Jeff Mason) - U.S. policy makers should reduce payroll taxes employers pay on workers' wages and focus on near-term economic g...

Hugo Chavez Recovering After Surgery In Cuba

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is quickly recovering after undergoing surgery in Cuba for a pelvic abscess. Chavez sa...

Tony Awards 2011: 'The Book Of Mormon' And 'Anything Goes' Win Big

Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Book of Mormon,'' a spoof musical about two traveling Mormon missionaries, won the Tony Award for best musical Sunday, w...

Marilyn Monroe Dress Sells For $5.6 Million

Posted 06.19.2011 | Huffington Post

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Marilyn Monroe's white "subway" dress sold for more than $5.6 million in a Beverly Hills, California auction Saturday night in wh...

NBC Apologizes For Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge Of Allegiance (VIDEO)

Posted 06.19.2011 | Media

NBC apologized after the network twice omitted the words "under God" from a clip of students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as part of its coverage...

New York Shooting: Four Dead In Pharmacy Massacre

Posted 06.19.2011 | New York

MEDFORD, N.Y. — A gunman shot four people inside a pharmacy in a New York suburb Sunday morning, killing everyone inside the store in what polic...

Gay Marriage Bill In New York Comes Down To The Wire

Posted 06.19.2011 | New York

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of gay marriage made 11th-hour appeals on Sunday as state lawmakers weighed a vo...

No Loans For Greece Yet, Eurozone Delays Decision On Vital Loans

Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

LUXEMBOURG — Hours of talks between eurozone finance ministers on the imploding finances of Greece broke up early Monday morning without the min...

North Carolina Faces Sterilization Program's Legacy, May Offer Compensation

Posted 06.19.2011 | Healthy Living

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nearly 35 years after ending the country's most active post-war sterilization program, North Carolina is the only state trying to mak...

Charlotte Bloomberg Dead: Mayor's Mother Dies At 102

Posted 06.20.2011 | New York

MEDFORD, Mass -- Charlotte Bloomberg, whose only son grew up to be a billionaire media mogul and then the mayor of New York City, died Sunday. She was...

Pakistan Army Officer's Suspected Militant Links Raise Fresh Fears

Posted 06.22.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The revelation that a senior Pakistani army officer was detained on suspicion of ties to a radical Islamist group has raised fresh concer...

Sudan Border Violence: 73,000 Flee, U.N. Says

Posted 06.22.2011 | World

KHARTOUM, June 22 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday 73,000 people had fled violence in Sudan's Southern Kordofan border state after...

Georges Tron Rape Case: French Ex-Minister Investigated For Alleged Sexual Assault

Posted 06.22.2011 | World

PARIS -- French prosecutors have opened a judicial inquiry into alleged rape and sexual assault by a former minister and asked that he be charged. Ge...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Lilo Delbus Vaccinates Workers And Builds Communities In The Dominican Republic

Posted 06.23.2011 | Impact

Mercedito Martir Delbus, whom everyone calls Lilo, is a 25-year-old man saving lives in his community in the Dominican Republic. Lilo, the son of a...

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Michelle Milee Chang Is Redefining Student Aid In Africa

Posted 06.29.2011 | Impact

Growing up, Michelle Milee Chang went on several intensive, one-week trips to places such as Cambodia and Bangladesh. She says the trips were aimed at...