August 25, 2010 In past recessions, home sales helped lead the economy out of trouble. But this time, the economy may have to pull home sales out of the woods, rather than the other way around.
August 24, 2010 The National Association of Realtors says sales of previously occupied homes fell by more than 27 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million. It was the largest monthly drop on record dating back to 1968.
August 23, 2010 Former MSHA chief says U.S. and other countries discussing whether advanced boring equipment can be rushed to Chile.
Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout walks past temporary cells ahead of a hearing on Friday at the Criminal Court in Bangkok.
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August 20, 2010 A Thai appeals court ordered the extradition of suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, who allegedly supplied weapons that fueled civil wars in South America, the Middle East and Africa.
Pakistani flood survivors sit in a tent at a relief camp in PirSabaq village.
August 18, 2010 Meteorologist tells country to brace for no let up in flooding until the end of the month. Obama on the stump in Ohio.
August 17, 2010 Dozens are killed in Iraq, Pakistan faces humanitarian crisis and same-sex marriage on hold in California.
August 13, 2010 Proponents of the ban would have to prove an injury in federal appeals court to be heard, judge said.
August 13, 2010 Foreign pharmaceutical companies may be trying spread fear to sell antibiotics.
August 13, 2010 The White House and Democrats ought to think twice before assuming bipartisanship extends to immigration reform.
The U.S.-based Christian aid group World Vision has operations in nearly 100 countries, including this clinic providing maternal and child health care in Afghanistan.
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August 12, 2010 Faith-based groups are often viewed with suspicion in Muslim nations, and some say they face a level of violence and intimidation that has made it difficult to carry out humanitarian missions. The slayings of 10 Christian aid workers in Afghanistan a week ago underscores the peril.
Wyclef Jean and his wife, Marie Claudinette Jean, walk through a crowd of supporters before he submitted paperwork to run for president of Haiti.
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August 9, 2010 In NPR interviews, the U.S.-based musician turned Haitian presidential candidate Wyclef Jean vowed Monday to clean up corruption in his homeland and vigorously defended himself against claims he siphoned off money destined for earthquake victims. Jean is considered a front-runner in a crowded field of competitors vying to replace current President Rene Preval.
Then-Sen. Barack Obama poses with the cast of ABC's The View during a March 2008 taping in New York
July 27, 2010 Obama is scheduled to sit down with the women of The View this week -- the first sitting U.S. president ever to appear on daytime talk TV, according to ABC. The show isn't exactly known for incisive political commentary. So why this moment and this venue to make daytime television history?
July 23, 2010 Tourism along the Gulf coast will take three years to recover from the Deepwater Horizon spill and the region could lose nearly $23 billion in revenue over that time period, a new study says.
July 23, 2010 Review singles out 17 firms that allowed executives to pocket $1.6 billion while taking bailout funds.
July 23, 2010 Bonnie was also the name of a 1998 Hurricane that hit the Carolinas.
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