News for 2010-07-11

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Native American Tribe Reclaims Slice of the Hamptons after Court Victory
From a distance the teardrop-shaped peninsula looks just like any other bit of the famed Hamptons shoreline. Thick woods crowd down to the water's edge, and through the trees houses and roads can be glimpsed. But this land is not part of the Hamptons, neither is it really part of the United States...
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Haitians Wait in Tents for a Recovery that has Still Barely Begun
They're still bringing victims to the Grand Cimitière in Port au Prince, a few blocks from the ruined Presidential Palace, which remains a globally recognised symbol of a crippled nation. But almost six months after the worst natural disaster in modern history, the flood of new arrivals has slowed...
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Israel Warning as Libya Aid Boat Eyes Gaza Landing
JERUSALEM - Israel on Sunday vowed to prevent a Libyan aid ship from running the Gaza blockade after it appeared to be heading for the besieged enclave despite a flurry of diplomatic efforts to divert it to Egypt. "Israel will not let the boat reach Gaza," minister without portfolio Yossi Peled...
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For Now, Oil Spews Unchecked in Effort to Cap Well
NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil are being allowed to spew into the fouled waters of the Gulf of Mexico while BP engineers prepare to install a new containment system they hope will catch it all in the coming days. There's no guarantee for such a delicate operation nearly a...
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Revealed: How Strategy to Train Afghan Forces is in Deep Trouble
The strategic plan of creating an Afghan security force to replace US and British troops fighting in Afghanistan is in serious disarray with local forces a fraction of their reported size, infiltrated by the Taliban at senior levels, and plagued by corruption and drug addiction, an Independent on...
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Staring Down Desperation
Until he lost his job, Jim MacPherson figures, he had worked every day of his life since he was 15. Now, after 18 months of desperately seeking new work, MacPherson is among the estimated 2.1 million US workers, including 30,000 in Massachusetts, who have been without jobless benefits since...
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Liberals Analyze Their Obama 'Despair'
For many liberals, it is the summer of their discontent. Already disappointed with President Barack Obama's ability to deliver on campaign promises, they now contemplate a slowing economic recovery and a good chance of Republican gains in November. Such developments would make enacting Obama's...
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