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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    It's Sunday afternoon fever in the club for kids

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... was awesome!" said Alden, son of the organisers who jumped on the decks during the four-hour, Halloween-themed party. "The best thing was when I was in the DJ booth, DJing for everybody." More than 300 people, including parents and younger siblings, attended the party organised by a husband and wife team whose company CirKiz opens top clubs to children once a month. While parents sit ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service chief quits over security breaches

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 09:26am by AP

    ... the official said, adding that nobody put up any resistance when she offered to step down. High-ranking lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties had urged Pierson to step down after her poorly received testimony to Congress a day earlier- and revelation of yet another security problem: Obama had shared a life in Atlanta last month with an armed guard who ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Why Julia Pierson, first woman head of US Secret Service, felt she had to quit

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... had happened to her agency." Members of Congress from both parties said she had not appeared serious enough about fixing the agency- celebrating its 150th anniversary next year- and had ... Agencies in Washington Having presided over a series of blunders as head of the US presidential protection unit, Julie Pierson lost confidence of her boss and Congress Secret Service head ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Jimmy Carter joins the campaign trail for grandson Jason as he seeks to become governor of Georgia

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:58pm by AP

    ... Georgia, a key area for Jason Carter as he looks to woo former Democrats back to a party that many left more than a decade ago. The visit to Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany was part of a push ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Alaska prosecutors opt not to charge Sarah Palin's family over boozy brawl

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 11:59pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Juneau, Alaska No charges over Palin family brawl Anchorage prosecutors have declined to file criminal charges over a booze-fuelled brawl involving the family of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin at a birthday party, police said as they released a report describing the melee. The Palins made world headlines after the fight, which erupted at an outdoor party late ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gay groups in US seek the right to take part in St Patrick's Day marches

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:46pm by NYT

    ... In New York, the St Patrick's Day Parade, which bills itself as the oldest civilian parade in the world, dating from the 18th century, is an almost sacred tradition, closely tied ... McClatchy-Tribune Boston and New York, with strong Irish roots, again caught in row over whether homosexuals should be allowed to join the party as a group Mayors skip st pat's parade ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fake congressman gets close to Barack Obama in new security scare

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:04pm by Bloomberg

    ... on September 27 as members of Congress gathered there to have photos taken with the president, the official said. It followed security breaches that included a man bursting into the White House ... mounting pressure from members of Congress who had lost faith in her ability to protect the president. The unidentified man said he was congressman Donald Payne, a Democrat from New Jersey, ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Veteran Republican senator sees off ‘tea party’ challenger in Mississippi

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:07pm by Reuters

    ... Party establishment against the insurgent "tea party" movement. The bitterly fought election on Tuesday had become a multimillion-dollar referendum on the direction of the Republican Party as it tries to win control of the US Senate in November. With 98 per cent of the votes counted, Cochran reportedly led McDaniel by 50.7 per cent to 49.3 per cent. Cochran, 78, has steered ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tennis star John Newcombe tells of George W. Bush's drink-driving arrest

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney, Australia Ace reveals his boozy games with Bush Australian tennis star John Newcombe has lifted the lid on "party boy" George W. Bush ... secretary to George H. W. Bush. "George was a bit of a party boy in those days," Newcombe said, adding that they began drinking "reasonable-sized mugs of beer". "I put ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Congress unveils US$1 trillion spending bill

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... this coming Wednesday, January 15. Last month, Congress passed a compromise two-year budget accord, marking a truce in the fiscal wars that have plagued Washington. The newly unveiled consolidated ... negotiations between Republican and Democrats, it is likely to get adopted quickly by Congress this week, averting another shutdown crisis. After two years of historic reductions, federal expenditures ...




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