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Submission + - 20 US states file petitions to secede (thenews.com.pk)

overmoderated writes: Following the re-election, several petitions surfaced requesting the Obama administration to peacefully grant the applied state to withdraw from the United States of America in order to create their own government.

Louisiana was the first state to file a petition followed by Texas.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-texas-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/BmdWCP8B

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/louisiana-residents-petition-to-secede/

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Submission + - U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi attack (dailystar.com.lb)

overmoderated writes: BENGHAZI, Libya: The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
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Submission + - US Postal Service reports $5.2B loss in 3rd quarter (msn.com)

overmoderated writes: The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $5.2 billion and warned it will miss another payment due to the U.S. Treasury, just one week after its first-ever default on a payment for future retiree health benefits.

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