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U.S. orders non-essential personnel out of Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday ordered all non-emergency embassy and other U.S. government personnel to leave Egypt amid mounting protests against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/hiZUcdPPL08/us-egypt-protest-usa-order-idUSTRE71041720110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Democrats pick Charlotte, NC, for 2012 convention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats said on Tuesday they will hold their 2012 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a battleground state that President Barack Obama narrowly won in 2008. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/lr_6lT01SEo/us-usa-politics-democrats-idUSTRE7105TZ20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Monster storm heads for midwest

The Midwest braced for a massive and potentially dangerous winter storm on Monday with forecasts of up to 2 feet of snow and strong winds that could make travel virtually impossible. The Rockies got an early blast from an ice storm that glazed the Denver metropolitan area on Monday, snarling traffic and forcing delays at Denver International Airport, followed by snowfall and plunging temperatures. Denver’s high for Tuesday was forecast at 1 degree below zero Fahrenheit, with a low of minus 17 degrees and wind-chill values at 30 below predicted for overnight Tuesday. But the nation’s midsection was expected to
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Bush’s daughter supports gay marriage

One of former President George W. Bush’s twin daughters says she supports gay marriage. The national gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has released a video featuring 29-year old Barbara Bush. Barbara Bush calls herself “a New Yorker for marriage equality” and says people should be able to marry the person they love. The former president opposed gay marriage and endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw it. Gay rights advocates believe New York lawmakers may vote to legalize gay marriage this year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared his support for gay marriage, and advocates believe they have enough votes
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