Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

Romney Wins Nevada Caucuses

English: Governor Mitt Romney of MA

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucuses.

Mr. Romney becomes the first GOP candidate to win back-to-back contests. He easily won Tuesday’s primary in Florida after finishing second in South Carolina.

Mr. Romney also won the New Hampshire primary last month after a losing by a mere thirty-four votes to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses.

Nevada’s twenty-eight delegates will be awarded proportionally based on the statewide vote.

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U.S. Closes Embassy in Syria

The United States closed its embassy in Syria and pulled out remaining staff Monday after the Syrian government refused to discuss security concerns.

Local activists reported a weekend bloodbath in which hundreds of people died.

At least thirty people were killed in Homs, according to a doctor at a field hospital.

The Syrian government has stepped up its brutal crackdown after the U.N. Security Council failed Saturday to pass a resolution condemning the regime, activists said.

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Giants Defeat Patriots in Another Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLVI

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The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night in Indianapolis. It is the team’s fourth Super Bowl title.

The Giants last won the Super Bowl in 2008, when they beat the New England Patriots 17-14. Their other Super Bowls wins were in 1991 and 1987.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning now has two Super Bowls rings, one more than his brother, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

An estimated 111 million U.S. viewers were expected to watch the Super Bowl this year, which is also the first year that fans could watch the game online.

Next year’s Super Bowl will be played on February 3, 2013, at the Superdome in New Orleans.

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