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Poll Shows that Americans Choose Obama as the Man they Admire Most in the World

December 26, 2008

obama-most-admired-590.jpgA month before his inauguration, Americans choose Barack Obama as the man they admire most in the world, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. It’s the first time a president-elect has topped the annual survey in more than a half-century.

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With the Obama Election, Evangelicals Seek a Role as Faith in Politics Enters Historic Era

November 30, 2008

Mickey Sheridan is in denial. In the weeks since the election of Barack Obama, the 58-year-old self-professed “holy roller” refuses to acknowledge the Illinois senator will soon be inaugurated as America’s 44th president.

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Wal-Mart Names Michael Duke to Succeed Lee Scott as New CEO

November 21, 2008

michael-duke-walmart-CEO.jpgWal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, unexpectedly
announced Friday that its chief executive will retire in February and
be replaced by the head of its international division.

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Cardinal Criticizes Obama as ‘Aggressive, Disruptive and Apocalyptic’

November 20, 2008

stafford-obama.jpgCardinal James Francis Stafford, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See, delivered a lecture on Thursday saying that the future under President-elect Obama will echo Jesus’ agony in Gethsemane.

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Obama Picks Tom Daschle as Health Secretary

November 19, 2008

tom-daschle.jpgU.S. President-elect Barack Obama selected Tom Daschle, a heavyweight former senator, to be his health secretary on Wednesday, while former President Bill Clinton took steps to help secure his wife the nation’s top diplomatic job. 

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Georgia Baptist Convention Rejects Fund From Church Who Has Woman As Senior Pastor

November 19, 2008

The Georgia Baptist Convention recently changed its policy on receiving
monetary gifts to allow it to refuse funds from churches that were “not
in cooperation and harmony” with the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Dead Sea Nominated as One of the World’s Seven New Wonders

November 17, 2008

dead-sea-7w.jpgThe Dead Sea has been nominated in the international competition for one of the world’s New Seven Wonders – and is in the top 20 in worldwide voting.

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Hillary Clinton Emerges as a Candidate to be Secretary of State for Barack Obama

November 14, 2008

hillary-clinton7.jpgSen. Hillary Clinton emerged on Thursday as a candidate to be U.S. secretary of state for Barack Obama, months after he defeated her in an intense contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Woman Shot Dead As She Tried to Leave Ku Klux Klan Ritual

November 12, 2008

raymond-foster-KKK-head.jpgAfter a Ku Klux Klan initiation
at a Louisiana campsite went awry, authorities said, a recruit who
tried to back out was shot dead. The body of the woman, who traveled
from Oklahoma, was dumped on a rural roadside and covered with brush.
Her belongings were set aflame.

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Howard Dean to Step Down as Chair of DNC

November 10, 2008

howard-dean2.jpgFormer Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who rose to national prominence during a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, will not seek a second term as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, clearing the way for a loyalist of President-elect Barack Obama to be named to the soon-to-be vacant post.

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