(Daily Telegraph) – The Senate voted 59-41 in favor of the legislation, but it needed 60 votes to reach the White House. The Republican-controlled House had passed it overwhelmingly last week.
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(CBS News) AP, Jerusalem – Israel’s prime minister has ordered authorities to destroy the homes of the Palestinian terrorists who killed five people who were praying in a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday.
(by Shannon Van Sant, CBS News) – A team of Chinese scientists, partnered with the Comoran government, say they’ve wiped malaria off the islands with a new, Chinese-made drug given to everyone in the country in a massive, controversial medical experiment.
The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on airplanes that mimic cellphone towers, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations.
(CBS News) – By the end of the year 2000, 40 states had state laws and/or constitutional provisions that upheld traditional marriage.
(by Aimee Picchi, CBS News) – With the Affordable Care Act to start enrollment for its second year on Nov. 15, unpleasant surprises may be in store for some.
(San Francisco Chronicle) – San Francisco voters rejected a tax on soda and other sugary beverages on election day, but voters in Berkeley approved their own version, making it the first city in the country to adopt a controversial soda tax – a 1-cent-an-ounce tax on sugary sodas and energy drinks. That adds about 12 cents to the price of a can of soda and about 68 cents to a two liter bottle.
The purpose of Veterans Day is to to honor America’s veterans for their service and sacrifice. Veterans Day is observed on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. (However, if November 11 falls on a Sunday, Veteran’s Day is observed on the following Monday.)
In 1989, East Germany’s communist regime was overwhelmed by the democratization sweeping across Eastern Europe. On the evening of November 9, 1989, East Germany announced an easing of travel restrictions to the West, and thousands demanded passage though the Berlin Wall. Faced with growing demonstrations, East German border guards opened the borders.
(Associated Press) – Republicans will have full control of at least 28 state legislatures (both chambers: state Senate and State House), their largest total since 1928. The GOP will hold at least 32 governorships, including newly won offices in traditionally Democratic Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts.