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Norway seeks U.S. explanation in surveillance row

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway demanded on Friday an explanation from the United States of reports that its embassy in Oslo has conducted illegal surveillance of Norwegian residents for more than 10 years. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama: U.S. can’t afford two years of gridlock

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, still smarting from his Democrats’ big losses in congressional elections, said on Friday the United States cannot afford to get mired in legislative gridlock for the next two years while countries like China forge ahead. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama: Put politics aside to grow economy

President Barack Obama on Friday hailed new “encouraging” job numbers and said it is imperative that Democrats and Republicans work together to improve the economy. Read the full story from CNN

Boehner: Jobless rate shows need for tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Republican leader John Boehner said on Friday the high unemployment rate shows the need for President Barack Obama to work with Republicans to extend Bush-era tax cuts and reduce federal spending. Read the full story from Reuters

Clinton rules out a presidential run through 2016

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruled out running for president in 2012 or 2016 on Friday, saying the United States should be ready for a woman president but it would not be her. Read the full story from Reuters

Murray keeps Washington Senate seat

Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray will serve a fourth term in the Senate after challenger Dino Rossi conceded Thursday, two days after Election Day. Read the full story from CNN

Election ends sweeping reforms talk

A wish of many Republicans and conservatives seems certain after the midterm elections — there won’t be sweeping legislation like the 2,000-page health care bill for a while. Read the full story from CNN