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Obama Confirms Hagel Departure

Posted On November 24, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is headed out the door.   President Obama confirmed Hagel's resignation in a statement at the White House today. Obama praised Hagel's service as a decorated Vietnam War veteran. He also praised Hagel's tenure as defense chief and called him a great friend. The Republican Hagel is a…

Russia Losing $100B From Falling Oil Prices

Posted On November 24, 2014

(Moscow) -- Russia is losing up to 100-billion dollars a year from falling oil prices and a further 40-billion dollars from Western sanctions. The country may start cutting its oil production by 300-thousand barrels a day to support world oil prices.   Play Clip

Malaysian Airlines Wreckage Moved

Posted On November 24, 2014

(Moscow) -- Wreckage from Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 has arrived by train into government-held territory in eastern Ukraine. Tom Barton reports.   Play Clip

Rhodes Scholars Class Of 2015 Announced

Posted On November 24, 2014

(Undated) -- The newest class of Rhodes Scholars includes nearly three-dozen American students. The Class of 2015 was unveiled over the weekend and it features students selected from a pool of nearly 900 candidates. The next step for the winners: The University of Oxford in England, where they'll study expense-free for at least the next…

Vancouver Prescribing Heroin To Addicts

Posted On November 24, 2014

(Vancouver) -- Heroin addicts in Vancouver, British Columbia are now being given a prescription form of the drug. Doctors there fought the federal health minister on Canada's ban on prescription heroin outside clinical trials after it was proven to be an effective tool in fighting illicit drug use in several European countries. About 120 people…