Two Indian officials resign after terrorist attack

Two officials resign after intense public questioning; CNN looks to create AP alternative; Union responds to Black Friday death; and more.

The bloody attack in Mumbai left many in the city questioning the government on how a seemngly small band of terrorists could have killed so many people, The New York Times reports. Amid the uncertainty, two senior officials have reportedly resigned from their posts and another offered to step down.

Seeking to restore confidence the new Indian home minister, Paliniappan Chidambaram, briefly addressed reporters saying, “I want to assure the people of India, on behalf of the government, that we will respond with determination and resolve to the grave threat posed to the Indian nation.”

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CNN is looking to capitalize on financially strained newspapers with an alternative to the Associated Press.

After a man was killed in a Black Friday stampede at a Wal-Mart, the Union that represents the workers is stepping out staying it was “avoidable.”

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to announce his national security team this morning, which is reported to include Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

While American pop culture has boomed around the globe, opinion of America in general soured.

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