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McCain: Gadhafi May Be Ousted Within Hours

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi could be ousted within hours, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday. “It’s a matter of hours, if not days,” McCain told the CBS News program “Face the Nation.” Rebel forces were reported Sunday pushing to 7 miles west of Tripoli after overrunning a major military […]

Better Educated More Likely Go To Church

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 21 (UPI) — U.S. researchers challenge the conventional wisdom that the more educated people are, the more likely they are to stop going to church or abandon their faith. Study author Philip Schwadel, associate professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, analyzed a nationwide sample of thousands of respondents to the […]

Rove: Palin Likely To Make White House Bid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin must decide soon and will likely join the Republican presidential contest, GOP political strategist Karl Rove said Sunday. “I’m not much of a gambler, but I’d put a little more money that she gets in than if she doesn’t, because of the schedule she’s got […]

Florida Candidate Revamps Military Record

PLANT CITY, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) — A Florida candidate for U.S. Senate backed off claims about his military record amid allegations he may have padded his resume. Republican Mike McCalister, a retired colonel in the Army Reserves, said this weekend he accepted responsibility for “any misrepresentation” that might have been included in his campaign […]

Afghans To Replace Nine Parliament Members

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Afghanistan’s election commission said Sunday it would change the results of elections for nine seats in Parliament. The Independent Election Commission said it would remove nine members of Parliament and restore nine other candidates who had been accused of election irregularities. “We did not willingly get involved in this […]

Obama Aide: Reason, Not Ideology Wanted

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — President Obama’s top political adviser said Sunday he hoped Republicans learn over the congressional break voters want compromise to restore the economy. David Axelrod, Obama’s chief re-election strategist, told CNN’s “State of the Union” he was disheartened by talk from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, that Republicans, who control the […]

Perry’s Extremism Makes Him ‘unelectable’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s extreme positions make him “unelectable” to the White House, GOP presidential rival Jon Huntsman Jr. said Sunday. “I think when you find yourself at an extreme end of the Republican Party, you make yourself unelectable,” the former Utah governor told ABC’s “This Week.” Perry’s comments […]

‘Help’ Cleans Up At U.S Box Office

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) — “The Help,” with Emma Stone and an ensemble cast, took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office during the weekend with more than $20.47 million in receipts. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” with James Franco among others, was second with $16.3 million. All studio estimates […]

Obamas Back On The Vacation Trail

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Aug. 21 (UPI) — President Obama and the first family enjoyed their holiday on Martha’s Vineyard with some beach time Sunday, the White House media corps reported. The daily pool report said the Obama motorcade of some two dozen vehicles traveled to the island’s South Beach area for a few hours on […]

Biden Displays Hoops Prowess In China

CHENGDU, China, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Vice President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart took in some basketball Sunday during a visit to a school outside Chengdu, the White House said. The school, which was rebuilt after a 2008 earthquake, includes a basketball court donated by the National Basketball Association, and Biden and Vice President […]

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