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Clinton meets with Syrian opposition figures

Posted: 12/06/2011 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a rare meeting with Syrian opposition figures, all from a network of political dissidents seeking to oust Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

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Obama embracing Roosevelt's middle class appeal

Posted: 12/06/2011 - President Barack Obama travels today to a Kansas town where in 1910 President Theodore Roosevelt delivered his "New Nationalism" speech on giving regular Americans a "square deal."

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W.Va. mine disaster yields $210M agreement

Posted: 12/06/2011 - The owner of a West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men will pay nearly $210 million in a historic settlement arising from the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in decades.

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Cuts to first-class mail to slow delivery in 2012

Posted: 12/05/2011 - The U.S. Postal Service wants to close 252 mail processing centers around the country. The processing center in Lexington is among those being considered for closure.

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Markets rise ahead of Merkel, Sarkozy talks

Posted: 12/05/2011 - Financial markets are signaling optimism that the leaders of Germany and France will deliver a cohesive plan that saves the euro through stricter oversight of government budgets.

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UK Court: Assange can continue extradition fight

Posted: 12/05/2011 - A British court has given WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations.

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Giant rainstorm drenches central US

Posted: 12/05/2011 - A gigantic mass of rain extending all the way from Western New York to New Mexico is continuing to dump huge amounts of rain on the nation's mid-section.

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Clinton pledges continued support to Afghanistan

Posted: 12/05/2011 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Afghanistan can count on America's support even after combat troops complete their planned withdrawal in 2014.

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Cuts to first-class mail to slow delivery in 2012

Posted: 12/05/2011 - A U.S. Postal Service facing possible bankruptcy plans to more broadly outline an estimated $3 billion in cuts today and fast delivery of first class mail is likely to be a casualty.

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Unemployment rate falls to lowest since March 2009

Posted: 12/02/2011 - The unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in more than two and a half years, as employers stepped up hiring in response to the slowly improving economy.

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Father says Mindy McCready pushing luck over son

Posted: 12/02/2011 - The father of country singer Mindy McCready's child says she's pushing her luck with the legal system by not following a judge's order to return the 5-year-old to Florida to the care of McCready's mother.

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NYC recommends AIDS drugs for any person with HIV

Posted: 12/01/2011 - New York City health officials are recommending that any person living with HIV be offered AIDS drugs before they are too sick or their immune system too weak.

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VP Biden says Iraq ready to survive on its own

Posted: 12/01/2011 - Vice President Joe Biden says "we're not claiming victory" in Iraq, but he believes the emerging government in Baghdad is capable of defending itself.

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Suit donated to Goodwill held man's life savings

Posted: 11/30/2011 - Charity workers are hunting through a warehouse of donated clothes in Iowa after an elderly man said he accidentally left $13,000 in a suit that he gave to a Goodwill store in Moline, Ill.

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