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27 June 2010 4:37 AM | Tagged: ghana government
Like millions of others, this afternoon, I watched the US narrowly lose, in extra time, to Ghana.I watched in a packed restaurant in Palo Alto, California, and when time expired, everyone applauded.We lost, but our team played well throughout the games, and made us all proud.Afterward, a friend called me with an idea.Since he was watching from home, he could actually hear the announcers.The annou

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27 June 2010 4:19 AM | Tagged: wave riders
Wave riders give boost to beaches in wake of war

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27 June 2010 4:17 AM | Tagged: ryder cup captain golf
England's Justin Rose will take a three-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Travelers Championship.Rose hit three birdies and a bogey as he shot a two-under-par round of 68 to go 16 under after three rounds.But the 29-year-old saw his four-shot overnight lead cut by one as American Ben Curtis fired six birdies in a six-under-par round of 64 to move second.Vaughn Taylor is two more shots ba

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27 June 2010 4:17 AM | Tagged: gale force winds
GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was on track on Saturday to reach the Gulf of Mexico within days, a potential threat to containment and cleanup of the worst ever U.S oil spill.For now, Tropical Storm Alex is not expected to pass close to BP Plc.'s blown-out well off the Louisiana coast, but the storm's path is being watched closely.The Gulf disaste

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27 June 2010 3:37 AM | Tagged: public sector workers
Europe's focus on cutting deficits is absolutely wrong, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Saturday, citing her country's experience with austerity she said helped lead to a huge default in 2001.Speaking in an interview with Reuters, Fernandez sounded a warning on the plans of several European nations, saying Argentina also cut salaries for public sector workers to get public accoun

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27 June 2010 3:37 AM | Tagged: huntsville canada
G8 leaders laid down the law to rogue operators Iran and North Korea on Saturday, putting up a tough front on the world's security challenges and vowing to tackle terrorism at its roots.The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States demanded Iran reveal the extent of its nuclear program in transparent talks.In a tough statement, they condemned North Ko

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27 June 2010 3:37 AM | Tagged: quintana roo state
BELIZE CITY, – Hundreds of tourists and residents fled low-lying islands off Belize and beachgoers were warned to stay out of the water along Mexico's resort-studded Caribbean coast, as rain from Tropical Storm Alex began lashing the region.Alex, with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph , was expected to make landfall at Belize by nightfall, cross land and enter the Gulf of Mexico late

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27 June 2010 2:47 AM | Tagged: shivnarine chanderpaul
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – South Africa were 46-2 at stumps on the first day of the final Test against West Indies on Saturday after their attack, led by Johan Botha and Dale Steyn, had helped restrict the home team to 231 all out.Off-spinner Botha was the most successful Proteas bowler with four wickets for 56 runs from 19.5 overs, as West Indies, electing to bat on a hard, true pitch at Kens