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Israel Mobilizing Troops For "Possible Invasion of Gaza"

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Israel on Friday approved the activation of 75,000 reservists as rockets landed near Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Israeli strikes have killed 30 in Gaza, a Gaza government website says. Israel's Cabinet OKs activating up to 75,000 reservists, a spokesman says.

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Benghazi: Lawmakers Shown Video of Envoy Being Dragged Out

Posted: 11/15/2012 - A source said one GOP House member "got into it" with intelligence officials at a session where lawmakers were briefed on the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. Petraeus will testify to clear up "misrepresentations" he told Congress, possibly when he testifies on Friday.

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China Reveals Its New Leaders

Posted: 11/14/2012 - China unveiled the elite group that will set its agenda for the next 10 years, led by new Communist Party General Secretary and next president Xi Jinping. The event follows months of secretive deal-making and rumors.

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Hamas Military Chief Killed in Blistering Israeli Airstrikes

Posted: 11/14/2012 - Palestinian groups say there were 70 strikes on Wednesday. An Israeli spokesman calls the operation defensive after rocket attacks from Gaza. Ahmed al-Ja'abari, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed in the first strike.

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Syrian Opposition Leader Expects More From U.S.

Posted: 11/14/2012 - The newly elected leader of the Syrian opposition, cleric Sheikh Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, said President Barack Obama's comments Wednesday about the war-torn country represent a much-appreciated "good step initially."

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Arafat's Body Exhumed in Murder Inquiry

Posted: 11/13/2012 - The exhumation of the body of Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat begins, and could take up to two weeks This comes after French authorities opened a murder inquiry into his death, launched after Arafat's widow, Suha, lodged a formal complaint.

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The Science Behind A Solar Eclipse

Posted: 11/13/2012 - A total solar eclipse occurred over the northeastern Australian coast early in the morning of November 14 local time.

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Puerto Ricans Favor Statehood For First Time

Posted: 11/12/2012 - In an overshadowed Election Day contest, Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum, marking the first time such an initiative garnered a majority.

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48 Dead After Earthquake Rocks Guatemala

Posted: 11/12/2012 - -- A powerful earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday sent debris crashing down onto cars, collapsed roads and killed dozens in the Central American nation, officials said.

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Vatican Digs in After Gay Marriage Advances

Posted: 11/12/2012 - The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between and man and a woman.

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Malaria Vaccine For Infants Disappoints In Study

Posted: 11/10/2012 - An experimental malaria vaccine once thought promising is turning out to be a disappointment, with a new study showing it is only about 30 percent effective at protecting infants from the killer disease.

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Netanyahu-Obama Relationship Fires Up As Israel's Top Political Issue

Posted: 11/08/2012 - Republicans had criticized Obama over whether he was close enough to Israel. Now Israeli opposition leaders are saying Netanyahu can't be trusted by Obama. U.S.-Israeli relations may be a factor in Israel's election, set for January 2013, around the time of Obama's Inauguration.

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Clinton Honors Slain Ambassador to Libya

Posted: 11/08/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid tribute Thursday to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, calling him a "fallen hero" who understood that diplomacy requires taking risks.

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