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United States News.US * Saturday September 12, 2009 

 
Tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, showing their disdain for the president's health care …

  ▪Mich. man leaves town after cops say he was target
Obama says status quo no solution on health care
Back-to-back bombs at Shiite shrine in Iraq kill 4
UK troubled by anti-Islam rallies, counterprotests
5 US troops among 50 killed in Afghan violence
Israeli film on '82 Lebanon war wins Venice prize
Rain relents as Nadal advances in a breeze at Open
Iran FM says nuclear talks with West are possible

 US
Massachusetts: Congressman Won’t Run for Senate

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (NYT)

Representative Edward J. Markey said he would not join the race to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. More>

United States News.US * Saturday September 12, 2009 

Jeter tops Gehrig, sets Yankees hit record
09/12/2009 1:50:51 AM

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer

Derek Jeter bounded out of the dugout and peered up at the rain-soaked stands, surprised to see so many people on such a miserable night. More>

 ▪Health care bills face crucial tests in Congress
Obama to push health care plan at Minnesota rally
US, partner nations accept Iran's offer for talks
Jeter tops Gehrig, sets Yankees hit record
Iran FM says nuclear talks with West are possible
South African officials meet on Semenya case
Water deal eludes Calif lawmakers at session's end
Warhol's sports superstars stolen from LA home

 

September 12, 2009 Compiled: 5:13 AM

US

Former Federal Official Won’t Face Perjury Charges

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (NYT)

Lawmakers said the former head of the civil rights division of the Justice Department lied to them about whether he politicized hiring decisions. More>

 


Obama to push health care plan at Minnesota rally

09/12/2009 3:24:47 AM
 
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer
President Barack Obama, citing new government data showing that nearly half of all Americans live without health insurance in a 10-year period, says the situation will only worsen without the overhaul legislation he wants Congress to send him.

 

United States News.US *  Friday September 11, 2009 

CNN: Jessica Seinfeld wins plagiarism case against her

A federal judge on Thursday threw out an author's claims that Jessica Seinfeld, the comedian's wife, plagiarized from her cookbook, but the judge left open claims of defamation against Jerry Seinfeld himself. More>
 

New York Times: Remembering a Future That Many Feared

The day dawned different and stayed that way. Traffic was thin and sidewalks quiet. The stock exchange didn’t open, nor the airports, the schools, Broadway. People loaded up on bottled water, batteries, canoes. The law enforcement presence was intense: men with machine guns, gunboats circling the harbor. More>

Boston Globe: Harvard endowment posted 27 percent loss

Harvard University's endowment lost 27.3 percent of its value in its most recent fiscal year, or nearly $11 billion, as tumultuous markets ate away at one of the school's main sources of funding and forced a number of cutbacks. More>

United States News.US * Friday September 11, 2009 

9/11 marked with mourning and a spirit of service
By SUZANNE MA Associated Press Writer
09/11/2009 7:17:33 AM

Cold rain mixed with tears as mourners collected under umbrellas and a dreary sky Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with old rituals and a new purpose _ honoring the spirit of those who rushed forward to help. More>

Sept. 11 training exercise sparks confusion in DC

The Coast Guard conducted a training exercise in the Potomac River near the Pentagon amid Sept. 11 commemorations Friday, sparking confusion that scrambled FBI agents … Full Story >

CNN: Assemblyman resigns as extramarital affairs come to light

A Southern California assemblyman resigned Wednesday after a recording of him whispering about sexual exploits to a colleague was made public.  More>

Police: Yale student, a bride-to-be, disappears

Police are searching for a Yale University graduate student and bride-to-be who disappeared and was last seen outside a school of medicine building. More>


Obamas lays wreath at Pentagon to observe 9/11
09/11/2009 7:11:18 AM

Vowing to never falter in the pursuit of al-Qaida and its allies, President Barack Obama placed a wreath under rainy skies at the Pentagon in memory of the victims of 9/11 on the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

 

New York Times: Obama Facing Doubts Within His Own Party on Afghanistan

The leading Senate Democrat on military matters said Thursday that he was against sending more American combat troops to Afghanistan until the United States speeded up the training and equipping of more Afghan security forces. More>

 September 11, 2009 Compiled: 12:27 AM OPINION

The Court and Campaign Finance

(NYT)

If a ban on corporate spending in political campaigns is struck down by the Supreme Court, elections could be swamped by special-interest money. More>

CNN: ACORN workers caught on tape allegedly advising on prostitution

Two employees at the Baltimore, Maryland, branch of the liberal community organizing group ACORN were caught on tape allegedly offering advice to a pair posing as a pimp and prostitute on setting up a prostitution ring and evading the IRS.
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Washington Post: Details Still Lacking On Obama Proposal

One day after President Obama pitched his plan for comprehensive health-care reform to a joint session of Congress, administration officials struggled Thursday to detail how he would achieve his goal of extending coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans without increasing the deficit. More>

United States News.US * Thursday September 10, 2009 

CNN: Rep. Wilson shouts to Obama during speech: 'You lie'

A Republican House member shouted "You lie" during President Obama's health care speech to Congress on Wednesday, and members of both parties condemned the heckling. More>


 

CNN: Palin gets tough on Democrats' health care proposals

For the second time since resigning the Alaska governorship more than a month ago, Sarah Palin is adding her voice to the fiery debate over health care. More>

CNN: Sources: Justice examining handling of alleged intimidation case

A Justice Department unit has opened an internal inquiry into how government lawyers handled a controversial case of alleged voter intimidation by members of the New Black Panther Party on Election Day, sources told  More>

CNN: Obama ready to move on tort reform

President Barack Obama on Wednesday directed his administration to set up demonstration projects in several states to move toward medical malpractice reform, throwing a bone to Republicans who have long called for tort reform to bring down health care costs. More>

 

United States News.US * Thursday September 10, 2009 
 
SC voters surprised by Wilson's 'You lie' outburst
By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press Writer
09/10/2009 3:14:50 PM
Rep. Joe Wilson is known as a mild-mannered congressman fond of making short speeches. His shortest got the most attention. "You lie!" Wilson blurted out during President Barack Obama's health care address to a joint session Wednesday night, an outburst that made some supporters shudder even as others believed it could give Wilson a political boost in his conservative hometown.


 


DeGeneres says she'll be honest but kind on 'Idol'
Ellen DeGeneres is known for being nice. But the new "American Idol" judge said that she's ready to be honest with the show's contestants, good … Full Story >

  ▪Dems say health care bill to pass this year
Envoy says US sticking to withdrawal plan in Iraq Disgraced California lawmaker denies affairs
Suspected serial killer faces more homicide counts
SC voters surprised by Wilson's 'You lie' outburst
Fraud group voids ballots from Afghan election Netanyahu mystery trip sets off flap in Israel
DeGeneres says she'll be honest but kind on 'Idol'

 

Disgraced California lawmaker denies affairs09/10/2009 2:04:33 PM
By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer
A pro-family values California lawmaker who resigned after being caught on tape boasting about his sexual conquests denied Thursday that he had extramarital affairs, saying "my offense was engaging in inappropriate storytelling."

September 10, 2009 Compiled: 12:26 AM
U.S. / POLITICS
Justices Are Pressed for Broad Ruling in Campaign Case
By ADAM LIPTAK (NYT)

The makers of a political documentary sought a Supreme Court ruling that would reverse precedents allowing restrictions for all sorts of corporations. More>

 

      USN-Breaking News-Happening now! Report -Mexican Aeromexico jet Airline Heading to Cancun Hijacked
      to Mexico City
- Wednesday September 9, 2009 -Hijackers-3 Bolivian Citizens Demanding
      to speak to  Mexican President Felipe Calderon. 104 passengers released. (In progress).
      Pilot and attendants still on the plane. 5 suspects taken into custody 
September 9, 2009

United States News.US * Wednesday September 9, 2009 
USA TODAY: Cellphone radiation levels vary widely, watchdog report says
By Leslie Cauley,
Some cellphones emit several times more radiation than others, the Environmental Working Group found in one of the most exhaustive studies of its kind. More>

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Wed, September 09, 2009 -- 3:30 PM ET
Hijacked AeroMexico Jet Lands in Mexico City
An AeroMexico passenger plane was hijacked at the airport in Cancun on Wednesday and flown to Mexico City's international airport. The plane was reported to be carrying 104 passengers.
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SEN. FINANCE CHAIRMAN MAX BAUCUS CONCEDES 'PUBLIC OPTION' HEALTH REFORM CAN'T PASS IN THE SENATE Read More:


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Wed, September 09, 2009 -- 1:27 PM ET-----
Jobs Makes Appearance at Apple Event

Steve Jobs, who had not made a public appearance since his five-month medical leave this year, got a standing ovation at an Apple event in San Francisco on Wednesday.
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Wall St. Madam Says She'll Face Off Against Spitzer if He Runs for Office After sex scandal, ex-NY governor denies returning to politics.
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United States News.US * Wednesday September 9, 2009 

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Madoff's properties in NYC, Florida up for sale

It's where Bernard Madoff broke down and confessed to his massive fraud, frantically wrote checks for millions of dollars as the scheme unraveled and appeared …

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U.S. in Delicate Spot as Fraud Claims Mount in Afghan Vote
By MARK LANDLER and HELENE COOPER

The Obama administration is trying to balance an effort to investigate vote fraud allegations with its interest in maintaining good relations with President Hamid Karzai.. More>
 

 
 
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NYT reporter freed in raid; Afghan translator dies
Afghan recount ordered because of fraud charges
Rafa rolling after 4-set win over Monfils at Open
Wedding deals combine as numbers align on 9-9-09
Gibbs: Public option still on table on health care
Columnist Army Archerd dies at 87
Hurricane Fred becomes a Category 2 storm

Iranian Opposition Offices Are Raided
By NAZILA FATHI

Iranian authorities seized documents on prison abuse from the offices of two opposition leaders in Tehran this week. More>

September 9, 2009 Compiled: 12:24 AM
U.S. / POLITICS
The Newest Justice Takes Her Seat
By ADAM LIPTAK (NYT)
At a ceremony with a certain pomp, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was formally welcomed to the Supreme Court. More>

Christian Science Monitor: Obama faces a generation gap on healthcare reform

Part of the task facing President Obama in his push for healthcare reform is to bridge a generational divide. More>

 


ephen Crowley/The New York TimesJustice Sonia Sotomayor greeting her mother, Celina; her stepfather, Omar Lopez; her brother, Juan; and his wife, Tracey.  September 9, 2009 Compiled: 12:24 AM

U.S. / POLITICS
The Newest Justice Takes Her Seat
By ADAM LIPTAK (NYT)
At a ceremony with a certain pomp, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was formally welcomed to the Supreme Court. More>

Washington Post: U.S. 'Unlikely' to Recoup Auto Outlay, Panel Finds

The federal government is unlikely to recoup all of the billions of dollars that it has invested in General Motors and Chrysler, according to a new congressional oversight report assessing the automakers' rescue. More>

CNN: Sheriff: Bone fragment found near Garrido home 'probably human'

Bone fragment found near the California home where Jaycee Dugard is said to have been confined for 18 years is "probably human," a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday. More>

United States News.US * Tuesday September 8, 2009 

CNN: Tea Party Express takes aim at lawmakers

Organizers of the Tea Party Express bus tour arriving in Washington later this week planned their route to go though Democratic congressional districts they consider vulnerable. More>

Splits Form Over How to Address Bone Loss
By KATE MURPHY
Some doctors are worried that a disease is being treated unnecessarily with risky drugs. More>

World
Aid Group Says U.S. Troops Raided Afghan Hospital

By SANGAR RAHIMI

A Swedish aid agency said that U.S. soldiers stormed through one of its hospitals last week, searching for wounded Taliban fighters, breaking down doors, and tying up hospital staffers and visitors. More>

CNN: Tea Party Express takes aim at lawmakers

Organizers of the Tea Party Express bus tour arriving in Washington later this week planned their route to go though Democratic congressional districts they consider vulnerable. More>

CNN: Motorized parachute crashes into Utah crowd; 6 hurt

A motorized parachute crashed into a crowd at a Labor Day festival in Hooper, Utah, injuring at least six people including children, authorities said. More>

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CNN: Rousing welcome home for Traficant

Former Rep. James Traficant had a triumphant homecoming Sunday night, his first public appearance since being released from federal prison, a local paper reports. More>


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Slide Show: Another Pose, Another Portrait

Ragnar Kjartansson, Iceland's representive at the Venice Biennale, is painting one portrait each day. More>

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United States News.US * Tuesday September 8, 2009 

Gold price rises over $1,000 per ounce
September 8, 2009 Compiled: 12:24 AM

Gold prices rose above $1,000 per ounce on Tuesday, the highest since March 2008 _ suggesting investors are wary of the U.S. dollar's weakness and
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OPINION
A Threat to Fair Elections (NYT)

The Supreme Court has upheld the limitations on corporate campaign expenditures in the past. If they open the floodgates now, corporations will have a huge say in who wins federal elections. More>

CNN: Aides: President to be 'very forceful' in Wednesday address

President Barack Obama plans to get much more assertive when he addresses a joint session of Congress Wednesday night at a critical stage in the health-care debate. More>

CNN: Jones' resignation puts focus on criticism of Obama's 'czars'

As one so-called White House czar resigned over the weekend, President Obama announced the appointment of another one Monday, much to the frustration of Republican critics. More>

  ▪San Francisco bridge shutdown spills into workweek
Stubbon LA blaze flares up, burns deep wilderness
Stock futures higher amid optimism over recovery
Better care, pay less: Some communities find a way
NATO confirms civilians died in Afghan airstrike
China reverses death penalty in drunk driving case
Time running out for bipartisan health compromise
U.N.-backed commission orders Afghan vote recounts

CNN: 'Tight pants' woman jailed for not paying fine

A woman put on trial for wearing clothing deemed indecent by Sudanese authorities was jailed Monday for refusing to pay a court-ordered fine, her lawyer said.
More>

USA TODAY: Chill settles on once-hot solar panel companies

Summer may be winding down, but investors holding solar energy stocks are getting one nasty burn. Shares of companies that make solar panels have flamed out this year, missing out on what's been a significant recovery in the stock market. More>

Washington Post: When Your Insurer Says You're No Longer Covered

The untimely disappearance of Sally Marrari's medical coverage goes a long way toward explaining why insurance companies are cast as the villain in the health-care reform drama. More>

CNN: Palin calls news org 'heartless and selfish'

Sarah Palin is calling the AP's decision to release a battlefield photo of a dying Marine over the family's objection "an evil thing to do." More>

CNN: Dugard's abduction, rescue bring town full circle

It was an eerily familiar sight -- the townspeople of South Lake Tahoe, California, walking arm in arm down the street in support of kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard. But this time, things were different. More>

CNN: Jaycee Dugard kidnap suspect used bondage, captivity in past

Fifteen years before the girl was held captive in the shed, there was the woman in the warehouse -- and at least one other woman who escaped capture. More>

McClatchy: As usual, Congress is way behind on budget bills

President Barack Obama earlier this year promised America a new era of fiscal responsibility. But with his first full fiscal year about to begin on October 1, the Democratic-controlled Congress has not passed a single major fiscal 2010 spending bill, and is virtually certain to begin funding the government next month with the same kind of stopgap steady-spending measure used during all eight years of the Bush administration. More>

United States News.US * Monday September 7, 2009 

CNN: Police: Man shoots 4 family members, then himself

A man shot his estranged wife to death, along with their son and grandson, before turning the gun on himself as police closed in, authorities in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, said Sunday. More>

New York Times: Obama Faces a Critical Moment for His Presidency

President Obama returned to the White House from his summer break on Sunday determined to jump-start his struggling presidency by reasserting command of the health care debate and recalibrating expectations that some advisers believe got away from him. More>

CNN: Chavez pledges closer ties with Iran

Iran and Venezuela plan to stand up against "imperialist" foes by strengthening bilateral cooperation on a range of issues, including nuclear power, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday. More>

CNN: Officials: Crack may keep Bay Bridge closed past Tuesday

Crews are scrambling to repair a crack found on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge during a planned closure, but officials said Sunday they don't know if the bridge will reopen Tuesday as scheduled. More>


New York Times: Natural Gas Hits a Roadblock in New Energy Bill

The natural gas industry has enjoyed something of a winning streak in recent years. It found gigantic new reserves, low prices are encouraging utilities to substitute gas for coal, and cities are switching to buses fueled by natural gas. More>

CNN: Nearly 1,000 rescued in Philippines ferry accident

Nine people were killed and 957 rescued when a ferry capsized Sunday in the Philippines, leaving crews scouring the waters for survivors, officials said. More>

CNN: Arrest made in slayings of U.S. citizens in Mexico

The Mexican military has detained a suspected leader of a notorious drug-trafficking family in connection with the July slayings of two U.S. citizens. More>

USA TODAY: What will rise at Ground Zero?

The five skyscrapers were all supposed to rise by early next decade to replace the ravaged World Trade Center, with the city's tallest towers set in a spiral evoking the Statue of Liberty's torch. More>

Los Angeles Times: Luck runs out on Vegas boom

The Currans of Granada Hills have been taking family vacations on the Las Vegas Strip for years. They weren't about to pass it up just because Jeff Curran's business selling upscale cookware is down sharply. More>

United States News.US * Monday September 7, 2009 

UN watchdog: IAEA, Iran in nuclear 'stalemate'
09/07/2009 4:14:30 AM

By VERONIKA OLEKSYN and WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writers

The U.N. nuclear watchdog is locked in a "stalemate" with Iran over the country's suspect nuclear program, the agency's chief said Monday, pressing Tehran to answer lingering questions about its atomic ambitions. More

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Obama to name manufacturing adviser at picnic

President Barack Obama is tapping a member of his auto industry task force to advise him on manufacturing.Obama chose a Labor Day union picnic as … Full Story >

  ▪Venezuela to export gasoline to Iran
'Final Destination' sustains fear factor with $12M
Rapper Ludacris gives away cars to contest winners
Clijsters' comeback is talk of the town at US Open
Sudan detains supporters of woman on trial
UN watchdog: IAEA, Iran in nuclear 'stalemate'
Obama gets conflicting tips on health care speech
Turtle thought to be extinct spotted in Myanmar


CNN: NFL's Merriman arrested, accused of choking Tila Tequila

San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of choking and restraining MTV reality show star Tila Tequila, police said. More>

CNN: Two great white sharks tagged off Massachusetts coast

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has tagged two great white sharks off Cape Cod in an area where shark sightings have been reported, state officials said Sunday. More>

Washington Post: Password Hackers Are Slippery To Collar

When Elaine Cioni found out that her married boyfriend had other girlfriends, she became obsessed, federal prosecutors say. So she turned to YourHackerz.com. More>

 New York Times: Out of Work, Too Down to Search On, and Uncounted

They were left out of the latest unemployment rate, as they are every month: millions of hidden casualties of the Great Recession who are not counted in the rate because they have stopped looking for work. More>

 

United States News.US * Sunday September 6, 2009 

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OBAMA AIDE VAN JONES RESIGNS AS ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISER AMID CONTROVERSY OVER PAST STATEMENTS
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Controversy over fiery remarks fells Obama adviser

President Barack Obama's environmental adviser Van Jones, who became embroiled in a controversy over past inflammatory statements, has resigned his White House job after what … Full Story >



 

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Water main break floods famous Ventura Blvd.
Votes thrown out at 447 Afghan polling sites
2-year-old, 3 others dead in La. murder-suicide
Iraq presses UN envoy on bombings tribunal, Syria  
White House shifts on public health care option
Mexico catches suspect in border incursion, deaths
Fire no longer threatening LA-area communities
5 dead, 900 people rescued from Philippine ferry

G-20 Ministers Back Stimulus, but Pay Limits Remain Elusive
By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and JULIA WERDIGIER
The world's financial ministers vowed to keep their multitrillion-dollar stimulus efforts in place, but at a meeting failed to agree on any firm limits on bankers' bonuses. More>

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Gates Assails News Agency for Publishing Photo of Marine Killed in Afghanistan
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

The father of the dead Marine had asked The Associated Press that the image of his son not be shown, saying it would hurt the family. More>

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China Ousts Top City Official in Wake of Unrest
By KEITH BRADSHER and XIYUN YANG

The official in Urumqi was dismissed as police appeared to have brought peace to the city after days of protests. More>

China Oil Deal Is New Source of Strife Among Iraqis

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

The presence of a foreign company with vast resources drilling oil in a poor, rural corner of Iraq has awakened discontent in the area. More>

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Cal, Best start season with romp over Terps
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United States News.US * Saturday September 5, 2009 


Jaycee Dugard's Abduction Haunted Her Young Classmates

Originally posted Saturday September 05, 2009 10:00 AM EDT
Missy McBride calls it the most vivid memory of elementary school – the day the children at Meyers Elementary School found out 11-year-old classmate Jaycee Dugard had been kidnapped. More>

All About Michael Jackson's Final Resting Place
Originally posted 09/05/2009 01:20PM
Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Walt Disney. These and others among Hollywood's all-time A-listers are now Michael Jackson's neighbors for eternity.  More>  
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  ▪Woman's case reflects prisoners' treatment in Iran
Deadly Calif. wildfire's western end under control
UK official says oil was part of Lockerbie talks
Demand for electricity sputters and bills may fall  
US general: Afghan civilians injured at bomb site
Federer slips but doesn't fall against Hewitt
Federer recovers to beat Hewitt at US Open
JoePa back on sideline for No. 9 Penn State

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 Guy Heinze Jr. Charged in Eight Counts of Murder in Georgia Trailer Park Family Massacre For more on this breaking news go to ABCNews.com:

911 CALLER ARRESTED IN GEORGIA MOBILE HOME SLAYINGS

Guy Heinze Jr., the son of one of the victims of last week's killings of eight people in a southeast Georgia mobile home, has been arrested on eight counts of first degree murder, police said Friday. .... FULL STORY

IRAN REFORMIST WEB SITE NAMES POST-ELECTION VICTIMS

 An Iranian reformist Web site on Friday released the identities of 72 people

it says were killed by government forces in the aftermath of Iran's disputed presidential elections.
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MANY CONSERVATIVES ENRAGED OVER OBAMA SCHOOL SPEECH

The White House found itself on the defensive Friday over what would

ordinarily be considered the most uncontroversial of events: a back-to-school speech to the nation's children. .... FULL STORY:

OREGON LOSES GAME, STAR RB IN 19-8 LOSS TO BOISE STATE

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TEEN WHO CRIES BLOOD GETS HELP FROM EXPERTS

Calvino Inman had just stepped out of the shower one evening in May when glimpse of his reflection in the mirror caused him to panic. "I looked up and saw myself, and I thought I was going to die," says the 15-year-old from Rockwood, Tennessee. His eyes were streaming tears of blood..... FULL STORY:

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United States News.US * Friday September 4, 2009 

Opinion: The M-Word Surfaces in Virginia (NYT)

Virginia voters will have to decide if the Republican Party candidate, Robert McDonnell, has moderated since his start-up days as a conservative firebrand.
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CNN: Freedom Works, Tea Party Patriots head for the Hill

Members of Congress — returning to work after a chaotic August recess — may be welcoming a return to their D.C. offices and a schedule free of visits to town halls, the district-level gatherings that have provided the stage for some of the summer's fiercest faceoffs. But their break is likely to be a short one: Next week, a flood of those town hall protesters are planning to head to the Hill. More>

Wall Street Journal: Obama Urged to Rally Support for War

The White House is facing mounting pressure from lawmakers to work harder to rally flagging public support for the war in Afghanistan. More>

NEW YORK REGION
Emboldened by ’08 Race to Roil Waters at Home
By ANNE BARNARD (NYT)

After the election of Barack Obama, residents of southeast Queens are using their newfound sense of power to challenge the local political establishment.
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High praise for football player who disarmed girl with gun on bus

A Mississippi high school quarterback is being hailed as a hero for saving a school bus full of elementary and high school students from a gun-wielding girl.
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Washington Post: Justices Discuss A Changing Court

How seriously do they take change over at the Supreme Court? Very seriously. More>

USA TODAY: White House to reveal visitor names

The Obama administration plans to change White House policy by releasing the names of thousands of visitors whose comings and goings traditionally are kept secret by presidents. More>

Michael Jackson reaches his 'final resting place'

Michael Jackson's family and about 200 of their closest friends gathered on a hill Thursday evening for their final farewell to the pop singer, who died 10 weeks ago.
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Fire chief shot in back by police officer in Arkansas court over tickets
Friday, September 04, 2009
By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press

JERICHO, Ark. -- It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn't hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps. FULL STORY 
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Pastor fatally shot by police in drug sting

A north Georgia pastor was shot to death by police when he struck an officer with his car after he was seen in a vehicle with a drug suspect, authorities told CNN.
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United States News.US * Friday September 4, 2009 

Guest: Many wept during Jackson's Calif. funeral
09/04/2009 2:17:14 AM
By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent
Paris Jackson wept as she stepped into the mausoleum where her father, Michael, was to be entombed. Katherine Jackson, overcome by sorrow, turned back when she was faced with her son's final resting place. More>

CNN: Dead stars and classic art will surround Michael Jackson

Seventy days after his sudden death, Michael Jackson will be interred in what may or may not be his final resting place Thursday evening. More>

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 ▪Wildfire's origin probed in blaze near Los Angeles
NATO airstrike in Afghanistan kills up to 90
Health care lobbyists target returning Congress
AP IMPACT: Calm - then sudden death in Afghan  war  
Guest: Many wept during Jackson's Calif. funeral
Hidden pockets of elderly said to be in poverty
Improving economy not likely to lower jobless rate
Obama speech to students sparks new controversy

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North Korea says uranium enrichment in final stage

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Relations between China and India have soured over an increasingly belligerent dispute about a patch of border land high in the Himalayas that has a Tibetan cultural heritage. More>

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United States News.US * Thursday September 4, 2009 

CNN: Florida GOP chair: Obama trying to 'indoctrinate' children

The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida on Tuesday issued a statement to "condemn President Obama's use of taxpayer dollars to indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda."  More>

New York Times: Kennedy Memoir Doesn’t Ignore Lows

In a memoir being published this month, Senator Edward M. Kennedy called his behavior after the 1969 car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne “inexcusable” and said the events might have shortened the life of his ailing father, Joseph P. Kennedy.
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CNN: Attorney for kidnap case wife worried by media coverage

The attorney for Nancy Garrido, charged in the Jaycee Lee Dugard abduction case, expressed concern Wednesday that intense media coverage may prejudice his client's ability to get a fair trial. More >

 

G.O.P. May Be Vital to Obama on Afghan War

By HELENE COOPER

Congressional Democrats are reporting disenchantment among constituents with a long Afghanistan conflict.  More>

Washington Post: Fed Optimistic Recovery Is Ahead -- but Unsure How Far and How Strong

Federal Reserve leaders have become more confident that the economy is stabilizing. But they are less sure about what the recovery will look like.  More>


Boston Globe: New airport name sought to honor Kennedy

A Massachusetts lawmaker is calling for Logan International Airport to also include Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s name, in what is likely to be one of a series of proposals to memorialize the senator’s nearly half-century of legislative accomplishments.  More>

CNN: Former 'Manson family' member denied parole

Former "Manson Family" member Susan Atkins, who stabbed actress Sharon Tate to death more than 40 years ago and now is terminally ill, was denied parole Wednesday, prison officials said. More>  

CNN: Drug giant Pfizer to pay record $2.3B fine

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to pay a record $2.3 billion settlement to resolve criminal and civil liability for illegally promoting certain pharmaceuticals, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.  More>

CNN: U.S. contractor accused of 'deviant hazing'

Some private security guards hired to protect the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan say their contractor has allowed widespread mistreatment, sexual activity and intimidation within their ranks, according to the watchdog group Project On Government Oversight (POGO). More

 

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Star-filled mausoleum awaits Michael Jackson09/03/2009 1:09:55 AM
By LYNN ELBER AP Entertainment Writer
One month after a lavish public memorial for Michael Jackson, the pop singer's family prepared to inter him privately Thursday in a mausoleum filled with legendary entertainers. More>

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In Bank Killings, Highs and Lows of Iraq Justice

By ROD NORDLAND and RIYADH MOHAMMED

A bank robbery has resonated for what it says about Iraq's corruption and the uneven application of law.  More>

 

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A Justice Slows His Hiring, and Some Wonder About His Future

By ADAM LIPTAK (NYT)

Justice John Paul Stevens has hired only one clerk for the term, setting off speculation that he may be planning to retire. More>

 


Iran assembly approves most of hard-line Cabinet
09/03/2009 4:24:05 AM

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer

President Mahmoud Ahamedinejad vowed Thursday that Iran would not bend to Western deadlines for nuclear talks after his new government won broad backing from parliament _ including a defense minister wanted by Argentina for a deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center. More>

CNN: Powerful earthquake kills 44 in Indonesia, dozens feared buried

Rescue workers late Wednesday were trying to clear the road into the Indonesian town of Cianjur after a major earthquake triggered a landslide, trapping residents inside their homes.  More >

United States News.US * Wednesday September 2, 2009 

New York Times: Conservative Democrats Expect a Health Deal

Like her colleagues, Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, a South Dakota Democrat and leader of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, has been weathering the summer of health care discontent. More>

POLITICO: Under fire, Obama shifts strategy

Aides to President Barack Obama are putting the final touches on a new strategy to help Democrats recover from a brutal August recess by specifying what Obama wants to see in a compromise health care deal and directly confronting other trouble spots, West Wing officials tell POLITICO. More>

First Candidate Steps Up for Kennedy Seat
By KATIE ZEZIMA (NYT)

Attorney General Martha Coakley of Massachusetts began the formal process toward running for the vacant United States Senate seat. More>

CNN: Attorney to seek wrong-way driver's exhumation

The attorney for a man whose wife's wrong-way accident killed eight people on New York's Taconic Parkway in July says he will ask authorities to exhume her body in order to prove she wasn't drinking at the time of the accident. More>

Washington Post: New Coalition Targets Policies Of Wal-Mart

Labor groups renewed their campaign against Wal-Mart on Tuesday, launching a coalition that calls for improvements in the company's wages, health care, and environmental and labor policies. More>

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CNN: Hurricane Jimena loses power on approach to Baja

Hurricane Jimena weakened Tuesday evening as the still-dangerous Category 3 storm closed on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California and the resort town of Cabo San Lucas. More>

Washington Post: Report Details Misbehavior by Kabul Embassy Guards

Private security contractors who guard the U.S. Embassy in Kabul have engaged in lewd behavior and hazed subordinates, demoralizing the undermanned force and posing a "significant threat" to security at a time when the Taliban is intensifying attacks in the Afghan capital, according to an investigation released Tuesday by an independent watchdog group. More>

C.I.A. Resists Disclosure of Records on Detention
By MARK MAZZETTI (NYT)

The Central Intelligence Agency is refusing to make public internal documents about the agency’s now defunct detention and interrogation program. More>

United States News.US * Wednesday September 2, 2009 

Afghan spy boss killed in Taliban suicide attack 09/02/2009 3:35:05 PM

By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked officials leaving a mosque east of the capital Wednesday, killing the country's deputy intelligence chief and 22 other people in a major blow to Afghanistan's security forces. More>

 
CNN: No love for Harry Reid on the Tea Party Express

As the Tea Party Express rolls out of Las Vegas, there is at least one person who may be glad to see it go: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. More>

Hurricane Jimena makes landfall on Baja California
09/02/2009 5:20:22 PM
By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer

Hurricane Jimena plowed over Baja California on Wednesday, tearing off roofs, knocking down power poles and bringing welcome rainfall to a drought-stricken state. More>

 
Big speech: Obama wants control of health debate

President Barack Obama will deliver a major prime-time health care address to Congress next week, opening an urgent autumn push to gain control of the … Full Story >

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CNN Poll: Afghanistan War opposition at all-time high

Opposition to the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time high in a new national poll. Fifty-seven percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday say they oppose the U.S. war in Afghanistan, with 42 percent supporting the military mission. More>

 CNN: Palin's PAC steps up contributions to GOP candidates

Sarah Palin's political action committee is handing out cash to some of the most conservative members of Congress, a new report filed with the Federal Elections Commission reveals. More>


 

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United States News.US * Tuesday September 1, 2009 

CNN: Garrido victim: 'He had me for 8 hours. He had her for 18 years'

Katie Callaway Hall trembled for four hours when she heard Phillip Garrido was arrested. More>


New York Times: Justice Dept. to Recharge Enforcement of Civil Rights

Seven months after taking office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is reshaping the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division by pushing it back into some of the most important areas of American political life, including voting rights, housing, employment, bank lending practices and redistricting after the 2010 census. More>

CNN: Kidnap suspect: Mind control helped stop my sexual urges

Phillip Garrido had a story to tell -- about how God helped him overcome the evil inside him. More>

New York Times: Justice Dept. to Recharge Enforcement of Civil Rights

Seven months after taking office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is reshaping the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division by pushing it back into some of the most important areas of American political life, including voting rights, housing, employment, bank lending practices and redistricting after the 2010 census. More>

CNN: Fed-up fliers ready for rights

Claustrophobia was not a condition Bill Johnson understood. That changed on August 8 when he and his new bride, while returning from their honeymoon, found themselves among the 47 airplane passengers left trapped overnight on a tarmac in Rochester, Minnesota. More>

CNN: Iran prisoner beaten to death, coroner says

A coroner's report says that a man arrested in the violent aftermath of Iran's presidential elections died from beatings, Iranian media reported Monday in what appeared to be the first official confirmation of a detainee's death from mistreatment. More>

United States News.US * Tuesday September 1, 2009

LA fashion designer gets 59 years to life sentence 09/01/2009 3:25:54 AMBy GREG RISLING Associated Press Writer

Fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander was sentenced Monday to 59 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting aspiring models he lured to Los Angeles. More>

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CNN: Palin to Hong Kong

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's first major speaking engagement after leaving office won't be in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina. More>

CNN: Calls for bipartisanship rise as health care debate nears

As Congress prepares to come back from its August recess and tackle health care reform, the question arises whether lawmakers will do something in honor of the "Lion of the Senate" -- or should Congress simply start over? More>

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CNN: Steele: No guilt trip after Kennedy death

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said Monday that Americans shouldn't be "guilted" into passing health care reform because of the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. More>



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The New Yorker: Trial By Fire: The fear that an innocent person might be executed has long haunted jurors and lawyers and judges By David Gran …More>
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United States News.US * Sunday August 30, 2009
POLITICAL SHIFT LIKELY AS JAPANESE HEAD TO POLLS

Voters in Japan will turn out for parliamentary elections Sunday in what poll after poll shows will be a historic shift in political power to oust the ruling party. More>

Cops Admit They Blew Chance to Rescue Jaycee Lee Dugard in 2006

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In Kennedy, the Last Roar of the New Deal Liberal
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Edward M. Kennedy’s vision of government as guardian reached back to the Roosevelt era and never wavered. More>

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Israeli legal authorities indicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on corruption charges.
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Kennedy family members and friends gathered around the gravesite at the funeral on Saturday for Senator Edward M. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery. More Photos >

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United States News.US * Sunday August 30, 2009

A Reluctance to Spend May Be a Legacy of the Recession
By PETER S. GOODMAN

Even though consumer spending rose in July, many Americans are still watching their pennies, and some said their newfound frugality would not be temporary. More>


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Makeshift tents and other structures where Jaycee Dugard was held in the backyard of the home, at far left, of Phillip and Nancy Garrido in Antioch, Calif.
Kidnapping Victim Was Not Always Locked Away
By JESSE McKINLEY and CAROL POGASH

Jaycee Dugard, held captive by Phillip Garrido for 18 years, was introduced to visitors at her captor’s home. More>

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United States News.US * Sunday August 30, 2009
Police arrest man who found 7 dead in Ga. home
Former Israeli prime minister Olmert indicted Exercise beats angioplasty for some heart patients
Blackwater tapped foreigners on secret CIA program
Ruling party concedes defeat in Japan election
Cheney: Politics driving CIA interrogation probe
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Supreme Court to Revisit ‘Hillary’ Documentary By ADAM LIPTAK (NYT)

The new argument in the momentous case could transform the way political campaigns are conducted. More>

United States News.US * Saturday August 29, 2009

Michael Jackson's death was a homicide, coroner rules

The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide involving a combination of drugs.
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Drugs that killed Jackson for clinical use only, experts say

The drugs said to have contributed to Michael Jackson's death are routinely used in hospital settings, but should never be combined at home, medical professionals say.
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Couple faces 29 felony counts, life in jail in kidnapping

Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, will face 29 felony counts after being accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard when she was 11 and keeping her in their backyard since 1991, the district attorney of El Dorado County, California, said Friday. FULL STORY


Sen Edward M. Kennedy's widow, Victoria, second from left, touches her husband's casket.Sen Edward M. Kennedy's widow, Victoria, second from left, touches her husband's casket.
Sen. Ted Kennedy to be laid to rest Saturday

Sen. Ted Kennedy will be buried Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery after a private funeral mass. 
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UAE seizes N. Korean arms bound for Iran, diplomats say

The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship believed to be carrying North Korean weapons to Iran in what is believed to be first case of disguised cargo confiscated under tightened U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, diplomats said Friday.  FULL STORY


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Space shuttle Discovery launched just before midnight Friday on a mission to the international space station.
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United States News.US * Friday August 28, 2009
Mourning for Sen. Edward Kennedy continues with another chance for the public to pay their final respects.
The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum where Kennedy's …
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CNN: Ted Kennedy visitation begins at JFK Library

A bell tolled atop Boston's Faneuil Hall on Thursday as the body of Sen. Edward Kennedy passed through the streets, while mourners lined up outside his late brother's presidential library for a chance to say goodbye.  More>

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CNN: Analyst: Post-Kennedy health care bill may be more sweeping

For almost 50 years, Sen. Ted Kennedy pushed unsuccessfully for legislation that would reform the health care system and ensure coverage for every American.  More>

CNN: Kennedy takes with him a time and an era

He had a name that rang down through generations. It was a gilded name in politics, but Ted Kennedy's life was an almost impossible kaleidoscope of outstanding public service, astonishing personal failures and the heavy burden of the unfulfilled legacies and promise of three older brothers: Joseph, Jack and Bobby. More>

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President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who carried on the family's public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights … Full Story >

CNN: Sheriff: Kidnap victim, children kept in backyard compound

An 11-year-old California girl snatched from the street in front of her house in 1991 had two children with the man accused of taking her and was forced along with the children to live in backyard sheds, police said Thursday.
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CNN: Girl grew up locked away in backyard sheds

From the time she was an 11-year-old, blue-eyed, freckle-faced blonde until she was a 29-year-old woman with two children, Jaycee Dugard was kept locked away in a backyard compound of sheds and tarps by a couple police say abducted her. More>


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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday …

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Sen. Edward Kennedy died at his home after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. CNN's Dana Bash reports.  More>


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Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Wednesday at his home in
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.  More>


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New York Times: Edward Kennedy, Senate Stalwart, Dies
Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, a son of one of the most storied families in American politics, a man who knew triumph and tragedy in near-equal measure and who will be remembered as one of the most effective lawmakers in the history of the Senate, died late Tuesday night. He was 77.

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Boston Globe: Kennedy dead at 77
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who carried aloft the torch of a Massachusetts dynasty and a liberal ideology to the citadel of Senate power, but whose personal and political failings may have prevented him from realizing the ultimate prize of the presidency, died at his home in Hyannis Port last night after a battle with brain cancer. He was 77.  More>

Washington Post: Mass. Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies at 77, After Cancer Battle
Edward M. Kennedy, one of the most powerful and influential senators in American history and one of three brothers whose political triumphs and personal tragedies captivated the nation for decades, died at 77.   More>

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Britain under pressure amid Lockerbie release

Britain's leaders faced new pressure Saturday to explain any role they might have had in the release of the Lockerbie bomber after Libya's leader Moammar …

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Thursday August 20, 2009* United States News.US
 
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New York Times: Government Jobs Have Grown Since Recession

While the private sector has shed 6.9 million jobs since the beginning of the recession, state and local governments have expanded their payrolls and added 110,000 jobs, according to a report to be issued Thursday by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
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Jasmine Fiore's nude body was found in a suitcase near a trash bin behind an apartment complex.

CNN) -- A reality TV contestant is wanted for questioning in connection with the death of his ex-wife, a former swimsuit model whose nude body was found stuffed into a suitcase.
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Thursday August 20, 2009* United States News.US
 
VerizonNews: Decision in Lockerbie case due Thursday The only man ever convicted in the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, was due to learn Thursday whether he will be …  Full Story >

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Outsiders Were Hired as C.I.A. Planned to Kill Jihadists

The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials.

Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversybecause of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spyagency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A. spent several millions dollars on the program, which did not apture or kill any terrorist suspects.

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Tuesday August 18, 2009* United States News.US
 

CNN: Judge on trial after refusing to accept death row appeal

The presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals went on trial Monday, facing misconduct allegations over her refusal to accept a last-minute filing to delay an execution. More >

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CNN: Obama aide says president still favors public health plan

The White House sought to reassure jittery supporters Monday that President Obama is not abandoning the fight for a public health insurance option. More >

 

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CNN: Axelrod blasts out his own 'viral e-mail'

David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Obama, is aiming to debunk online "myths" about the president's health care plan with a viral e-mail of his own. More >

CNN: Man pleads guilty to racial threat using fake Facebook account

An African-American man has pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student. More >

 

CNN: FAA suspends 2 air traffic controllers over Hudson crash

The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended two air traffic controllers from New Jersey's Teterboro Airport over Saturday's collision of two aircraft over the Hudson that killed nine people, a spokeswoman said Thursday. More >

CNN: Is Palin getting ready to tweet again?

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin changed her Twitter account on Thursday to @SarahPalinUSA, abandoning her old username @AKGovSarahPalin. More >

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Lawyers for the man serving a life sentence for the attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie said Friday he intends to drop his appeal against conviction, as Scottish officials consider his request for transfer to Libya-Lockerbie bomber drops appeal, Scotland mulls move

New York Times: Collision Bares Longtime Rift Over Air Safety

Roughly 15 years ago, the federal agency that investigates air disasters made a plea for more data on the air-tour industry, to improve safety for helicopter, airplane, balloon and airship flights around the nation. Six years later, it asked again. More >

 

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Obama Says Immigration Changes Must Wait Till 2010

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Contra Costa County sex crimes prosecutor accused of raping a colleague while wielding a gun and an ice pick has been fired

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PROSECUTORS HID THE EVIDENCE IN MURDER CASE

$7.5 mil payout backed in S.F. police case

San Francisco officials have agreed to pay out $7.5 million to two men who spent nearly 14 years in prison before their murder convictions were overturned by a judge who ruled that evidence was withheld. San Francisco Chronicle California San Francisco County
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Solano jailer arrested in workers' comp fraud

(07-28) 06:46 PDT FAIRFIELD --

A Solano County sheriff's correctional officer has been arrested on suspicion of workers' compensation fraud, authorities said.
Tuesday,
July 28, 2009
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California Solano County

Iranian President Fires Cabinet Ministers Sunday July  26, 2009

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