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Added August 04, 2011 with photo
The United Nations has officially declared a famine in Somalia, with 3.7 million deemed to be in crisis. Efforts to alleviate the suffering in the region have been disrupted by the efforts of the militant Islamic group al-Shabaab, which is also linked to al-Qaida.
Added August 04, 2011 with 9 photos
The fundraiser, billed as a birthday celebration for the President, who turns 50 years old Thursday, featured entertainment by Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson and others.
Added August 03, 2011 with 9 photos
Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, are being tried on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the revolution that ended his reign after 18 days of popular protest.
Added July 27, 2011 with 7 photos
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was joined by members of Congress and Medicare recipients alike in celebrating the program's inception 46 years ago.
Added July 25, 2011 with 19 photos
A state law signed June 24 by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo went into effect at 12:01 on Sunday, allowing hundreds of couples statewide to tie the knot.
Added July 22, 2011 with 16 photos
President Obama addressed a Town Hall meeting on the continued efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction at the University of Maryland in College Park
Added July 19, 2011 with 58 photos
The U.S. House Monday passed the deficit reduction bill and sent it to the Senate for consideration. The vote was 269-161 with 95 Democrats joining 174 Republicans in voting in favor of the measure, and 95 Democrats voting with 66 Republicans against it. The Senate is to vote on the measure Tuesday.
Added July 19, 2011 with 8 photos
President Barack Obama announced Richard Cordray as his nominee to be the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, replacing the long-blockaded nomination of Elizabeth Warren, Special Advisor on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Added July 13, 2011 with 8 photos
Several Republican Representatives called for legislation to direct payments to service the national debt and pay the military first in the event the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2.
Added July 13, 2011 with 12 photos
A collection of photos showing some of the many celebrities who have allegedly been hacked by the News of the World.
Added July 13, 2011 with 17 photos
Former first lady Betty Ford was remembered at her funeral service in California Tuesday as a woman unafraid of speaking out on taboo subjects.
Added July 12, 2011 with 9 photos
Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, U.S. Army, for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in May, 2008, is the second living Medal of Honor recipient since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Added July 12, 2011 with 20 photos
Former First Lady Betty Ford died this weekend -- UPI celebrates her life with photos from the archives.
Added July 11, 2011 with 34 photos
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate wrapped up their Los Angeles visit Sunday, watching inner-city youths paint and dance and talking with veterans.
Added July 11, 2011 with 14 photos
South Sudan became the world's newest country Saturday with raucous celebrations and ceremonies in the capital, Juba. Refugees in Tel Aviv, Israel, joined in with their own parties.
Added July 08, 2011 with 9 photos
More than 200 pro-Palestinian protesters trying to reach Israel were blocked at airports in Europe after Israel asked foreign airlines to stop blacklisted travelers from boarding flights. Israeli police detained 30 activists who landed in Israel.
Added July 08, 2011 with 10 photos
Iranians held a rally in their capital of Tehran after Friday players to voice support of Islamic dress codes.
Added July 07, 2011 with 49 photos
The space shuttle Atlantis landed for the final time Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, marking the end of the 30-year U.S. space shuttle program. STS-135 was the 33rd and final flight for the Atlantis vehicle, which spent 307 days in space, orbited Earth 4,848 times and traveled 125,935,769 miles.
Added July 07, 2011 with photo
High school and university students staged a "Kiss in" outside the palaces of the city courts in Conception, Chile in response to Presient Pinera's announcement on new government policies for education on July 6, 2011. Thousands of students and teachers began protesting in cities across Chile in April, demanding improvements to the education system.
Added July 06, 2011 with 7 photos
President Barack Obama hosted the very first presidential town hall on Twitter at 2 pm, with questions sent either to the site askobama.twitter.com, or via the hashtag #AskObama.
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