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U.S. revokes Venezuelan ambassador’s visa

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States revoked the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador to Washington in retaliation for President Hugo Chavez’s rejection of a nominated U.S. envoy critical of his government, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. Read the full story at Reuters
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Lockheed, Austal split U.S. Navy ship deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp and the U.S. unit of Australia’s Austal Ltd won on Wednesday U.S. Navy contracts potentially worth more than $3.5 billion each to design and build up to a combined total of 20 coastal combat ships through 2015. Read the full story at Reuters
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Obama makes 6 recess appointments

Taking time out from his Hawaiian vacation to assert some executive authority, President Barack Obama on Wednesday used a series of recess appointments to override Republican objections to several nominees. Read the full story on CNN
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Obama move toward center a wise one?

After some message misfires after the midterms, President Obama changed tactics. If the past few weeks have shown anything, it’s that he knows how to rebound. FULL STORY | 2010 SCENES Read the full story on CNN
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