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Selenium bill heads to W.Va. Senate

Posted: 04/08/2013 - A bill that would likely weaken selenium regulations in West Virginia is headed to the Senate floor for a final vote.

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World mourns Thatcher, leaders react

Updated: 04/08/2013 - Global leaders expressed praise and admiration Monday for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as news spread of her death. Today's British leader, David Cameron, summed up the consensus from friend and foe alike that the Iron Lady was "a great Briton."

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End in sight for marathon pollution trial in NH

Updated: 04/08/2013 - Jurors in the longest state trial in New Hampshire's history will return to the courtroom after a nearly two-week hiatus to hear closing arguments in the state's groundwater contamination case against Exxon Mobil Corp.

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China reports 2 more cases of new bird flu virus

Posted: 04/07/2013 - Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 20. The death toll among those who contracted the virus remains at six.

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Kerry seeks speedy fix for Turkish-Israeli ties

Posted: 04/07/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Turkish leaders to speedily restore full diplomatic relations with Israel, two American allies the U.S. sees as anchors of stability in an unstable Middle East.

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US civilian adviser killed in Afghan operation

Posted: 04/07/2013 - Officials have confirmed an American civilian adviser was killed in a military operation in eastern Afghanistan that also left 11 suspected Taliban militants dead.

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Body of Nevada state official found, 4 arrested

Posted: 04/07/2013 - Authorities say a body believed to be that of Nevada's chief insurance examiner was found wrapped in a blanket and bound with duct tape Saturday in a river in Carson City, and four suspects were arrested in the case.

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Pennsylvania field holds secrets of 1780s British POW camp

Updated: 04/06/2013 - Preservationists are hopeful they'll soon be able to conduct a comprehensive archaeological survey of a south-central Pennsylvania cornfield that served as a British prisoner of war camp during the American Revolution.

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China reports 2 more cases of new bird flu virus

Updated: 04/06/2013 - Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 18. Six of the people who contracted the virus have died.

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EU: Nuclear talks with Iran have failed

Updated: 04/06/2013 - The EU's foreign policy chief says that nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have failed to reach an agreement.

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Obama: Proposed budget not his 'ideal plan'

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Confronting bipartisan criticism, President Barack Obama is conceding that his proposed budget is not his "ideal plan." But he says it offers "tough reforms" to the nation's benefit programs while closing loopholes for the wealthy.

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Could North Korea hit its neighbors with nukes?

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Experts say North Korea is probably years away from perfecting the technology to back up its bold threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on America, but some aren't sure about nearby targets like South Korea and Japan.

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