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Seven dead, 19 missing, after West Virginia mine blast

At least seven miners have been killed after an explosion in an underground coal mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Another 19 miners are missing. About 200 miners are employed by the mine owned by the Massey Energy company, AP.

At least five U.S. Consulate security guards were killed in Peshawar, Pakistan today after the Taliban implemented suicide bomb attacks. Earlier in the day, a suicide bomber killed 45 people in the Dir region during a political rally, LA Times.

The site Wikileaks, which is dedicated to posting leaked documents online for public viewing, has posted a video on its site of the 2007 killing of 12 civilians in Baghdad by American soldiers. Reuters, the news agency for which two of the dead worked, had previously tried to obtain the video using the Freedom on Information Act, BBC News.

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President Obama to Encourage Kids to Take Responsibility for Their Future

President Barack Obama will give a speech to shoolchildren throughout the United States today, Official Transcript. Obama’s school speech ignited a firestorm after conservatives complained that the president was trying to “indoctrinate” their children, BBC News. C-SPAN video: President George H. W. Bush spoke to schoolchildren in 1991 and President Ronald Reagan spoke to schoolchildren in 1988.

35 people have been killed and 40 are still trapped underground after an explosion at a mine in Pingdingshan, China, Reuters.

McDonald’s has lost its claim to the sole use of the “Mc”-prefix in  Malaysia. McDonald’s lost its appeal to make the restaurant McCURRY change its name, Bloomberg.

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