John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, eloped in 1932 and are celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary on November 25. They recently received the longest-marriage award from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter.
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U.S. Senate ends filibusters on presidential nominations -
The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, in a historic rule change, stripped Republicans on Thursday of their ability to block President Barack Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominees.
Live blog: Iran Nuclear Talks -
Six world powers meet this week to discuss what may become a historic deal to limit Iran’s proliferation of nuclear fuel and opening the oil-rich nation’s access to precious metals and petrochemicals markets.
6,000 Syrians have fled violence to seek refuge at the Lebanese border since Saturday, according to a United Nations spokesperson.
Syria’s army pushed rebels out of the southern town of Qara, strengthening its hold on a highway linking the capital to government strongholds along the coast, state media said on Tuesday. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad launched an offensive on Friday in Qara, a town which sits on the strategic route 80 km (50 miles) north of Damascus in the Qalamoun mountains.
Lebanon is keen to secure the highway as it wants to use it to transport chemical agents as part of a U.S. and Russian-backed program to eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal.
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Russia says pilot of Kazan crash had put the plane into nosedive -
The pilot of an airliner that crashed near the Russian city of Kazan killing 50 people had pushed the steering column to pitch it into a nosedive, crash investigators said.