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Obama’s speech rose to the moment and transcended it

By Jonathan Freedland

Barack Obama spoke more like a pastor than a politician in Tucson, carving out a moment of calm amid the toxic rhetoric

Barack Obama speaks at memorial service for Tucson shooting victims

Barack Obama calls for an end to ‘sharply polarised’ US

Arizona shooting: Obama speech and Palin’s statement compared

Video: Barack Obama calls for unity in Tucson speech

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Hundreds dead in Brazil floods

At least 330 people reported dead after floods and landslides devastate towns in southeast of the country.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 15:06 GMT
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The ‘new’ rhetoric of Islamophobia

MJ Rosenberg 13 Jan 2011 12:42 GMT
Islamophobes in and outside Congress are claiming that a mass ‘radicalisation’ of American Muslims is taking place.
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Deadly bombs mar Biden’s Iraq visit

US vice-president arrives in Baghdad for talks on the future of American troops in Iraq, amid continued violence.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 09:36 GMT
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Turkish PM seeks Israel FM removal

Erdogan asks Israel to fire Avigdor Lieberman, its foreign minister, who ia known for controversial public remarks.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 14:47 GMT

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Assange: I’ve got secret files on Murdoch as ‘insurance’

Ian Burrell: WikiLeaks founder claims to be in possession of secret documents damaging to the media mogul .

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Brisbane: The city that drowned

Kathy Marks: Scores missing, thousands homeless as raging floods devastate Queensland state capital.

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Inside Americas

Obama makes unity plea as Giffords opens eyes

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Barack Obama appealed for unity at a memorial service for those attacked in the Arizona shooting rampage and implored a divided America to honour them by becoming a better country.

Sarah Palin denied her actions had inspired the man accused of carrying out the Tucson shootings

Palin: Blaming me for shootings is ‘blood libel’

Thursday, 13 January 2011

David Usborne: Right-wing firebrand goes on offensive as Obama leads national mourning for victims of Tucson shootings.
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