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White House 'open' to flexibility in FAA cuts

Posted: 04/24/2013 - The White House now says it's willing to consider legislation that would give the administration the budget-cutting flexibility to avoid furloughs of air traffic controllers.

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GM says Chevy Spark EV can go 82 miles per charge

Posted: 04/24/2013 - General Motors says the battery-powered version of its Chevrolet Spark mini-car can travel up to 82 miles on a single charge, putting it among the leaders in mass-market electric vehicles sold in the U.S.

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Appeals court weighs home-schoolers' asylum bid

Updated: 04/23/2013 - A federal appeals court is weighing whether a family of home-schoolers from Germany should be granted asylum and allowed to continue living in Tennessee.

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Senior Democrat presses administration on drones

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The Senate's second-ranking Democrat is pressing the Obama administration to explicitly spell out its justification for using drones for targeted killings.

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Ohio cities, schools invest $1B in new program

Posted: 04/23/2013 - A new state investment program that's offering Ohio school districts, cities and libraries higher yields and easier access to their invested income has surpassed the $1 billion mark, the state treasurer said Tuesday.

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Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.

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Ricin suspect released from jail

Posted: 04/23/2013 - A federal official says the man charged with sending poison letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge has been released from jail.

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Illinois teen appears in court on terror charges

Posted: 04/23/2013 - An Illinois teenager charged with trying to join an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Syria via a sham FBI website has appeared at a detention hearing in Chicago.

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Lawmakers urge delay in control tower furloughs

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Two senators are urging the Obama administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers, saying the turmoil caused by reduced staffing raises economic and security concerns as well as inconveniencing thousands of travelers.

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From outsiders to bombing suspects in Boston

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Two U.S. officials say slain Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda in the run-up to last week's marathon attacks that killed three people and wounded 180.

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Court limits deportations over marijuana crimes

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a longtime resident of the United States from Jamaica who was deported from the United States over possession of a small amount of marijuana.

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Indianapolis pharmacy recalls compounded drugs

Updated: 04/23/2013 - A pharmacy that makes specialty medications is recalling nearly 100 compounded drugs after federal regulators found potential safety problems during an inspection.

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