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Democrats wrestle with how to end Weiner scandal

Posted: 06/14/2011 - With Rep. Anthony Weiner resisting calls to quit and President Barack Obama saying he'd resign if he were in Weiner's shoes, House Democrats are wrestling with what to do next.

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Obama visits Puerto Rico with eye on 2012 election

Posted: 06/14/2011 - President Barack Obama is making a rare presidential visit to Puerto Rico, the U.S. island territory, with an eye firmly placed on the Puerto Ricans back on the mainland who could help him deliver at least one key state during his 2012 re-election campaign.

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House to boost veterans' programs, cut food aid

Posted: 06/14/2011 - In an otherwise lean budget year, the House is poised to boost funding for the medical needs of the nation's veterans and increase spending for the military.

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More containment expected today

Posted: 06/13/2011 - For the first time since the huge wildfire in eastern Arizona began more than two weeks ago, containment may rise into double figures.

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Chimp attack victim gets face transplant

Posted: 06/10/2011 - Doctors at a Boston hospital also performed a double hand transplant on Charla Nash, but the hands failed to thrive and had to be removed.

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European E. coli sicknesses increase

Updated: 06/09/2011 - Germany's national disease control center says another person has died in the European E. coli outbreak and 160 more people have been reported ill, but that the rate of new sicknesses is continuing to decline.

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Libyan opposition appeals for cash

Posted: 06/09/2011 - Italy says it has pledged nearly $600 million for Libya's rebels and is encouraging other countries supporting NATO action against Moammar Gadhafi to provide similar financial support.

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Trade deficit narrows in April

Posted: 06/09/2011 - American companies sold more computers, heavy machinery and telecommunications equipment in foreign markets in April, pushing exports to a record high.

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Some millionaires want to end tax cuts that benefit them

Updated: 06/07/2011 - Today marks the 10th anniversary that the Bush era tax cuts were signed into law, and millionaire Paul Egerman (EH'-guhr-man) is one of a group that says it's time to put an end to them for some people.

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Food prices slightly lower

Updated: 06/07/2011 - A U.N. agency says global food prices fell slightly last month, but they remain "at stubbornly high levels."

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Obama, Merkel to talk policy before night of pomp

Posted: 06/07/2011 - President Barack Obama plans the grandest reception for Angela Merkel on Tuesday. But weighty matters of war and economic turmoil will linger in the background of the German chancellor's visit.

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Iowa town still hoping to avoid inundation

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Large sections of Hamburg, Iowa, sit empty as the Army Corps of Engineers scrambles to reinforce a levee and build a second barrier against the bulging Missouri River.

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