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Obama requesting help to pay for Afghan army

Posted: 05/17/2012 - One focus of the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago will be Afghanistan, and, specifically, support for the Afghan military after the alliance pulls out.

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Facebook updates data use policy to give more info

Posted: 05/11/2012 - Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give users more clarity on how the information they share is used by the company. The move comes a week ahead of its expected initial public offering of stock.

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FDA reviews first rapid, take-home test for HIV

Posted: 05/11/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.

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Post office will not ship laptops, iPads abroad

Posted: 05/11/2012 - The U.S. Postal Service is banning international shipments of electronics with lithium batteries such as smartphones, laptops and iPads, citing the risk of fire.

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Edwards defense to ask judge to throw out case

Posted: 05/11/2012 - Defense lawyers for John Edwards will ask a judge Friday to dismiss corruption charges against their client, arguing prosecutors failed to prove the former presidential candidate intentionally violated the law.

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Americans divided as Obama endorses gay marriage

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Posted: 05/10/2012 - Americans are reacting with joy, scorn and indifference after President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to endorse equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

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White House threatens veto of GOP budget bill

Posted: 05/10/2012 - The White House says President Barack Obama would veto a Republican budget bill that swaps cuts to domestic programs like food stamps for cuts scheduled to hit the Pentagon and domestic agencies alike in January.

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Obama voices his support for gay marriage

Updated: 05/09/2012 - President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, ending months of equivocation on a subject with powerful election-year consequences.

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Murder charges filed in case of missing family

Updated: 05/09/2012 - Court officials say first-degree murder charges have been filed against a fugitive and his wife in the killing of a woman and her teenage daughter.

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Effect of NC gay marriage amendment unclear

Gay marriage

Posted: 05/09/2012 - North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, but not much is expected to change immediately.

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Obama staffer to testify at John Edwards trial

Posted: 05/09/2012 - A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards will testify about a 2007 argument where the presidential candidate's wife confronted donors about support for her husband's pregnant mistress.

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Lugar loses Ind. GOP primary to tea party rival

Posted: 05/08/2012 - U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar has lost to a tea party-backed challenger in Indiana's Republican primary, ending a storied political career that spanned nearly four decades.

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