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Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 05:33 AM CDT

Yelena Bonner, Rights Activist and Sakharov's Widow, Dies

Yelena Bonner, Rights Activist and Sakharov's Widow, Dies

Bonner rose to prominence through work with her husband in the Russian dissident and human rights movement.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 05:10 PM CDT

8 NATO Troops Killed In Afghanistan

8 NATO Troops Killed In Afghanistan

The nationalities of the dead not yet released.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 01:47 AM CDT

Hundreds Of Thousands Displaced In Sudan

Hundreds Of Thousands Displaced In Sudan

Entire ethnic group at risk of disappearance.

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 08:27 PM CDT

Libya: More Civilians Killed by NATO

Libya: More Civilians Killed by NATO

Libya said the dead civilians included three children, the BBC reported.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 05:12 PM CDT

More Flooding Expected In Plains Areas

More Flooding Expected In Plains Areas

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard worried levees won't hold.

Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 04:10 PM CDT

Syrian Troops Storm Border Town: Witnesses

Syrian Troops Storm Border Town: Witnesses

"I saw shabbiha [pro-Assad gunmen] setting fire to two houses," a lawyer in the Jisr-al-Shughour region told Reuters.

Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 03:46 PM CDT

Karzai: U.S. Talking with Taliban

Karzai: U.S. Talking with Taliban

The Afghan president told reporters today that "peace talks have started with [the Taliban] already and it is going well."

Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 04:04 PM CDT

S. Korea Accidentally Fires at Passenger Jet

S. Korea Accidentally Fires at Passenger Jet

Two soldiers fired at the plane, which carried 119 passengers, with their K-2 rifles for about 10 minutes around 4 a.m. Friday.

Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 04:07 PM CDT

N.Y. Target Workers Vote Down Unionization

N.Y. Target Workers Vote Down Unionization

Efforts to make a Target store in Valley Stream, N.Y., the chain's first union shop have hit a snag: employees voted against joining the union, the company said Saturday.

Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 09:37 AM CDT

Computer Glitch Strands United Fliers

Computer Glitch Strands United Fliers

A glitch in United Air Lines' computer system left thousands of passengers stranded for hours Friday night.

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