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New York Rep. Eric Massa resigns over ethics issue

Eric Massa has decided to step down from his seat on Mar. 8. This decision of the New York Democratic Representative has come following a harassment complaint by a male staffer.

Bill Clinton to leave hospital today and return to work Monday

Former President Clinton, who underwent a heart surgery Thursday, is expected to return to work Monday.

Pakistan the greatest threat--Biden

New York, February 11 -- Over the years, United States has expressed concerns over the threats posed by Afghanistan and Iran for carrying out secret nuclear enrichment program. But Vice-President Joe Biden said that his greatest concern at the moment is Pakistan.

Top defense officials in favor of lifting military gay ban

Washington, February 3 -- Homosexuals willing to openly join the military have found a huge supporter in Adm. Mike Mullen, the nation's top uniformed officer.

Senate warned of another Al Qaeda strike within next six months

Washington, February 3 -- America’s successful efforts to keep terror strikes at bay since 9/11 are being jeopardized by Al Qaeda threat to launch a massive terror attack in the U.S. in the coming six months.

Joe Biden to attend Winter Olympics opening ceremony

New York, February 3 -- Vice President Joe Biden will be heading American delegation to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, according to a press release on Tuesday.

China warns Obama against meeting Dalai Lama

Beijing, February 2 -- President Barack Obama has been warned by China against meeting Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, saying that it would “seriously undermine” Sino-US ties. The news comes just days before Dalai Lama starts his 10-day visit to U.S.

Obama's criticism of Supreme Court disgruntles Alito

New York, January 29 -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has taken offense at the criticism hurled at him by President Barack Obama.

UPDATE: Internet another bone of contention in Sino-U.S. relations

Washington, January 24-- The Chinese administration’s Internet policy and its censorship of the World Wide Web has emerged as yet another moot point and has strained relations between the United States and the world’s most populous country.

Neeson raises $400K for Belfast theater

London -- Actor Liam Neeson presided over a dinner that raised nearly $400,000 to help rebuild the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The BBC said Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Ciaran Hinds, Conleth Hill and Brian Kennedy were among the 50 or so guests at the fundraiser, which took place at a posh New York penthouse apartment.

The original Lyric Theatre, built in 1951, is where Neeson began his career and he has long been one of its patrons, the British broadcaster noted.

The outdated facility is being rebuilt on the same site. It is expected to cost $28 million and is scheduled to open this year, the BBC said.

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