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Amanda Knox Confides in Ryan Ferguson, Who Was Wrongly Convicted of Murder
Amanda Knox has confided to Ryan Ferguson, who spent 10 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, that she is hopeful that “justice will prevail” when an Italian jury renders yet another verdict on her this week. Knox expects to hear on Thursday...
Seattle Mayor Mourns Death of Man Who Says 'I Am Very Much Alive'
If anyone other than Mark Twain has the right to say “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” it would be Seattle professor Jim Diers. Diers, a University of Washington faculty member well known among civic circles, began receiving condolence messages on Thursday afternoon about...
Immigration Reform: Dead or Alive?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BOEHNER ON BLAME AND DOUBTS: As the divided Congress stands at a stalemate over how to move forward on several big ticket items stuck on the legislative agenda, House Speaker John Boehner said yesterday President Barack Obama must rebuild trust...
It's Official: Max Baucus Is Next Ambassador to China
The Senate confirmed one of its own Thursday — Max Baucus, D-Mont. — to be the next ambassador to China. Baucus, who has served in the Senate for more than three decades, was confirmed with a vote of 96-0. (The vote was called at 3:05....
2014: The Year of the Hillary Decision
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘I HAVEN’T MADE UP MY MIND’: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was chosen by ABC’s BARBARA WALTERS as the “Most Fascinating Person of 2013″ said in an interview that 2014 will be the year she decides whether to...
White House to Nominate Max Baucus as Ambassador to China
Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat who has served in the Senate for more than three decades, is President Obama’s choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, ABC News has learned. Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, had already announced his...
Taiwanese Animators Mock China's Air-Defense ID Zone
China has announced a new airspace identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea, demanding aircraft contact China and identify themselves before entering the space. For this it has drawn some international criticism, as the space overlaps with islands claimed and administered by Japan. ...
Gary Locke to Step Down as U.S. Ambassador to China in Early 2014
Gary Locke, the U.S. ambassador to China, announced that he will step down from his diplomatic post in early 2014 for personal reasons. “When I met with President Obama earlier this month, I informed him of my decision to step down as ambassador in early...
For One Family in Shenyang, China, an "Impossible" Loss in Boston
Lu Lingzi, 23, died on Monday in the Boston bombings. She was the only child of working class parents.