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National News Round-up Nov. 25 – Dec. 11

Dec. 6 - Walmart and the Department of Homeland Security teamed up to create the program "If You See Something, Say Something," a program that is designed to promote safety in participating communities. 588 stores in 17 states are participating in the national campaign.

International News Roundup for Nov. 25-Dec.11

Dec.11-Nearly 200 countries attending the United Nations climate change conference agreed to create a $100 billion fund to help developing nations deal with global warming and to increase efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation.

National News Roundup for Nov. 7 - Nov. 21

Nov. 10 – NASA delayed the launch of space shuttle Discovery, which was initially scheduled to for Nov. 1, due to cracks in the fuel tank. Discovery will take a Pressurized Multipurpose Module (PMM) Leonardo and the ELC-4 to the International Space Station. Initially, the launch was delayed due gas leaks and then due to weather.

International News Roundup for Nov. 7-Nov. 21

Nov.19-20 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Lisbon this weekend focused on coordinating the end of the Afghanistan war, placating with Iranian threats on European nations, and forging closer ties with Russia.

International News Roundup for Oct. 24 – Nov. 9

Nov. 9—President Hugo Chavez announced that the Venezuelan government will take over Owens-Illinois glass manufacturing plants in the United States.

National News Roundup for Oct. 25 – Nov. 5

Oct. 5 – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that workers will install solar panels on the roof of the White House in the summer of next year.

International News Roundup for Oct. 3 – 18

Oct. 13 – 69 days after the Copiapo mine collapse, rescue teams brought all 33 trapped Chilean miners safely to the surface.

National News Roundup for Sept. 20 – Oct. 1

Sept. 29 – BP chief executive Bob Dudley, who replaced former CEO Tony Hayward in July, is creating a new global safety division titled the "Safety & Operational Risk Unit", which will have authority to intervene in all aspects of BP’s technical activities.

International News Roundup for Sept. 4 – 18

Sept. 18 – After the second Afghanistan parliamentary elections since 2001, International Election Monitors expressed concern over alleged ballot stuffing, voter fraud, and widespread violence throughout the election process. Elections were held for 249 seats in the Afghan Parliament or Wolesi Jirga for a five year term.

National News Roundup for Sept. 5 – Sept. 19

Sept.11 – In an appearance on NBC's "Today" show, Pastor Terry Jones canceled burning copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Jones cited protest against plans to build an Islamic center near where terrorists brought down the World Trade Center nine years ago as the reason for the burning.
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