Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos delivering a speech to the nation at Narino Palace in Bogota.
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The president of Colombia admitted today that his government and the country's biggest rebel group have engaged in "exploratory talks." The public admission could set the stage for peace talks to end one of the world's longest armed conflicts.
From Bogota, NPR's Juan Forero filed this report for our Newscast unit:
"President Juan Manuel Santos, in a brief televised address, said talks had taken place with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 12:02 pm
By Eyder Peralta
The Obama administration announced new fuel efficiency standards that require cars in the United States to average 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025.
As the Detroit Free-Press reports, President Obama got this process rolling in 2010, when he asked the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to come up with standards that would lead to new and cleaner cars on the roads.
Lydia Ko accepts her winner's trophy at the CN Canadian Women's Open in Vancouver, surrounded by members of the RCMP.
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It was just a year ago that we wrote about then-16-year-old Lexi Thompson, who set a record when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama. Her final was 2 under 70 to win. Barely old enough to drive a car, Lexi became the youngest victor in LPGA history.