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First Nationwide Emergency Test to be held Wednesday

On Wednesday, November 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System. This nationwide test will kick off at 2 p.m. EST and run concurrently across all time zones. This system test is the first of its kind, designed to broadcast a nationwide ...

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Clinton beats Obama in Pennsylvania

By Steven Thomma McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) WASHINGTON _ Hillary Clinton won a hard-fought Pennsylvania primary Tuesday, beating rival Barack Obama in a scrappy victory that she hopes will keep her underdog campaign alive to fight another day. The New York senator was carried to victory by whites, women, the working class and the elderly _ the third time she’s been ...

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GOP will release ad attacking Obama despite McCain’s reservations

By David Ingram McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) RALEIGH, N.C. _ The N.C. Republican Party says it will not back away from a planned TV ad that uses footage of Barack Obama’s controversial former minister, despite objections from the expected GOP presidential nominee, John McCain. The ad, released Wednesday on the Internet, tries to link the minister to two Democratic candidates for ...

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Former bishop wins presidential election in Paraguay

By Jack Chang McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) ASUNCION, Paraguay _ A former Roman Catholic Church bishop scored an historic win Sunday in this impoverished country’s presidential election, ending the 61-year reign of the world’s longest ruling party. Thousands of people celebrate the historic win of presidential candidate Fernando Lugo in Asuncion, Paraguay, Sunday, April 20, 2008. The victory ended 61 years ...

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Al-Maliki calls on neighbors to forgive Iraq’s debts

By Raviya H. Ismail McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) BAGHDAD _ Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki criticized neighboring countries Tuesday as not doing enough to help Iraq root out militancy and pledged to continue his campaign against rogue Shiite Muslim militias.

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Pakistan seeks peace deal with Islamic militants

By Saeed Shah McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ Pakistan’s new government is negotiating a peace deal with militants in the Taliban-controlled Waziristan region, the rugged mountainous area that’s thought to be Osama bin Laden’s refuge.

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