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Day: December 13, 2011

Free speech is in the cross hairs

By Jonathan Turley, Los Angeles Times This week in Washington, the United States is hosting an international conference obliquely titled “Expert Meeting on Implementing the U.N. Human Rights Resolution 16/18.” The impenetrable

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Bulls eagerly await Hamilton

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Speaking for the first time about Richard Hamilton, the player, Tom Thibodeau pointed to experience. “He has been a talented player in the league for

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US runs $137 billion deficit in November

MarketWatch WASHINGTON — The federal government ran a budget deficit of $137 billion in November, the Treasury Department reported Monday, keeping its finances in the red in the second month of the

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Seahawks hammer Rams, 30-13

By Danny O’Neil, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The Seahawks started the game by running a reverse on the opening kickoff, Leon Washington handing the ball to Doug Baldwin. They attempted two

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Social Security Q&A

McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that person’s record? A: Social Security survivors’ benefits can be paid to:

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Russian billionaire to challenge Putin

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — The Russian billionaire who also owns the New Jersey Nets basketball team announced he will challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency next March,

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