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Thousands of people of all ages, races and creeds gathered beneath the jumbo-size screens and billboards in Times Square on Saturday night to demand a participatory role in American democracy, while similar protests occurred in cities throughout the world. (more)Thousands of people gathered in Times Square on Saturday night to demand a participatory role in American democracy.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, director of the International Monetary Fund and the French left’s most promising presidential candidate, was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual assault, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment of a Times Square hotel maid. (more)

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The fate of Faisal Shahzad, who attempted to set off a bomb in Times Square on May 1, was decided in a Manhattan court Tuesday The 31-year-old Pakistani-American, who pleaded guilty to 10 charges in June, was sentenced to life in prison (continued).

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Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain (or PIGS, as the likes of Stephen Colbert have pointed out) have seen better days -- debt is overpowering the eurozone and impacting the U.S. as well. The UK election: Will it be a hung parliament? Plus: Newsweek's for sale. Any takers?

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Within hours after the car bomb fizzled in Times Square, the nonstop noise resumed on Fox News and talk radio, warning that the Barack Obama administration is failing to protect us.

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What if Faisal Shahzad, the alleged Times Square car bomber, had turned out to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico? Imagine the fuel it would have provided to those who are using national security as an excuse for cracking down on hardworking immigrants in Arizona. What if Faisal Shahzad, the alleged Times Square car bomber, had turned out to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico?

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A smoking Nissan Pathfinder packed with explosive items set New York law enforcement officials on the trail of the alleged Times Square bomber on Saturday, and by Tuesday a self-described lone plotter by the name of Faisal Shahzad had emerged as the sole suspect.

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