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US Olympic gear sold to raise funds made in China

December 17, 2013 5:04 am

The USOC is trying to make some money to support athletes from the US as they head to the games in Sochi, Japan.   So they decided to sell mittens with “Go USA” emblazoned on them. Trouble is, those products have “Made in China” on the inside. There is a catch here. You can buy […]

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AP Top Stories December 17 A

December 17, 2013 4:55 am

Here's the latest news for Tuesday, December 17th: Fire in Big Sur; Snowden's offer to Brazil; US offers to boost Philippines security; Holiday traffic.

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North Korean Elite Pledges Loyalty to Young Leader Kim After Purge

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

North Korean officials marked the second anniversary of former leader Kim Jong Il's death with a large memorial in Pyongyang on Tuesday (December 17), less than a week after his son and successor Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of a powerful family ally in a rare public purge. The young leader was the centre […]

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China´s Love-Hate Bitcoin Relationship

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

Chinese investors have limited options where to put their money, but they have been attracted to Bitcoin by the skyrocketing returns.

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South Sudan Fighting – in 65 Seconds

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

BBC News takes a look at the fighting gripping the world's newest state – South Sudan.

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Tunisian Rapper: ´What Have We Gained?´

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

Tunisian rapper Mohamed Amine Hamzaoui says that three years on from the start of the Arab uprisings, he feels little has really changed in his country.

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Chinese Man´s Hand Grafted Onto Ankle After Accident

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

A central Chinese hospital saved a man's severed hand by grafting it onto his ankle, the man and the hospital said on Tuesday (December 17). Twenty-five-year-old Xie Wei from Hunan province lost his right hand in a heavy machinery accident in the factory where he works in early November. He came to the Xiangya Hospital […]

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China´s Black Jails Still Exist- Amnesty

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

A report released by Amnesty International says China is continuing to commit human rights abuses in the use of extra-judicial "black jails" and rehabilitation centers. Last month, China vowed to close the country's 350 labour camps that are used to hold political and religious dissidents without any judicial process. But according to the Amnesty report […]

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Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Likely Unconstitutional

December 17, 2013 4:35 am

A federal judge says the NSA's practice of collecting phone records en masse violates the Fourth Amendment.

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The Senate´s Budget Dissenters

December 17, 2013 4:29 am

Potomac Watch columnist Kim Strassel on how the Senate will pass the House-negotiated budget deal. Photo credit: Associated Press.

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