Wednesday, March 27, 2013

World - 8:42 AM 3/27/2013

World - 8:42 AM 3/27/2013



Obama to Appoint First Female Secret Service Chief
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President Barack Obama says he will appoint Julia Pierson as the first woman to head the U.S. Secret Service, the agency that protects the president and his family. Obama said Pierson is eminently qualified to lead the Secret Service, and she has had an exemplary 30-year career with the agency. Pierson is currently the Secret Service Chief of Staff. She began her career as a police officer in Orlando, Florida. Her appointment does not need Senate confirmation. Along with protecting the ...

Guantanamo Hunger Strike Grows
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Officials at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, say a detainee hunger strike is growing.  Thirty-one inmates are now taking part in the strike. The U.S. military says it has begun force-feeding at least 11 of them.  Officials at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo detention facility say that between six and 12 detainees are on hunger strike during any given month at the prison but that the number of those refusing to eat has grown. The hunger strike began ...

Supporters of Gay Marriage Await US Court Rulings
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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider same-sex marriage in two historic cases being argued this week. Gay couples - both married and unmarried - are watching closely. Supporters of same-sex marriage are rallying this week in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities, urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's 2008 gay marriage ban, called Proposition 8, and the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman. About 18,000 ... 

Supreme Court Hears Arguments For and Against Gay Marriage
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The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday hears the second of two cases that could open the door to gay marriage nationwide. The nine justices will consider the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law which defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. The court heard more than an hour of arguments Tuesday on the other case -- a California law banning same-sex marriage in the state and whether that law violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause. Justice Anthony Kennedy ...
Picasso's 'Le Reve' Sold For Record $155m
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Seven years after he put his elbow through the canvas, casino mogul Steve Wynn sells La Reve to hedge fund manager Steve A Cohen.

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Picasso's 'Le Reve' Sold For Record $155m
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Seven years after he put his elbow through the canvas, casino mogul Steve Wynn sells La Reve to hedge fund manager Steve A Cohen.

David Petraeus Apologizes for Affair in First Speech Since Resignation From CIA - ABC News
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David Petraeus Apologizes for Affair in First Speech Since Resignation From CIA
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Share. 0. David Petraeus apologized in front of an audience of about 600, who welcomed him with a standing ovation, for an extramarital affair with his biographer in his first public speech since resigning as the head of the CIA. "Needless to say, I join you, ...
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Petraeus Issues Apology in First Public Speech Since Scandal
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Former CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) director David Petraeus has publicly apologized for the extramarital affair that led to his resignation and damaged his once-sterling reputation. Petraeus offered the apology during a speech Tuesday night in Los Angeles before a group of military veterans and students in the Reserve Officer Training Corps . He said he was "keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey" were caused by his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The ...
US General Petraeus 'Sorry' For Having Affair
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The former top military commander tells a group of veterans he regrets 'the circumstances' that led him to quit the CIA last year.

Stanton: Marriage equality just a matter of time - KTAR.com
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Stanton: Marriage equality just a matter of time
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PHOENIX -- The Supreme Court takes up the issue of gay marriage again Wednesday and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called this an "incredibly important day for civil and human rights in America." Stanton said Phoenix has been in the forefront of this issue ...
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