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Breaking News Headlines: Australian PM Rudd Calls Election for Sept. 7

August 4, 2013

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called an election for Sept. 7 and said that it will be fought over who can be trusted to manage the Australian economy as it transitions from a decade-old mining boom fed by Chinese industrial demand that is now fading. Instead of "Hail to the Chief," President Barack Obama is most likely hearing strains of "Happy Birthday".Obama turns 52 and is spending part of the day at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, faces the prospect of years of monotony with no Internet access in a small military prison cell but he would likely be allowed to mix with other inmates and exercise outdoors.