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Pro- and anti-government supporters clash in Cairo

Posted: 02/02/2011 - Pro- and anti-government supporters have been clashing in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, where thousands of demonstrators calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak have been keeping a vigil for days.

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Stocks near two and a half year high

Posted: 02/01/2011 - Better than expected earnings reports and a lift in the manufacturing sector are sending stocks near two and a half year highs.

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More airport closings, flight cancellations

Posted: 02/01/2011 - With ice on the runways in Dallas and a blizzard expected in Chicago, U.S. airlines are canceling thousands of flights and erasing much of their service in the middle of the country.

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Big crowd gathers in Cairo's main square

Posted: 02/01/2011 - It's by far the largest demonstration in the week of protests aimed at getting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (HAHS'-nee moo-BAH'-rahk) to leave power.

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Climber survives 1,000-foot fall

Posted: 01/31/2011 - A climber who survived a plunge of 1,000 feet from one of Britain's highest mountains still plans to scale Everest this year.

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Al-Jazeera says 6 journalists held in Egypt

Posted: 01/31/2011 - The pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera says six of its journalists are in custody in Egypt after authorities ordered the closure of the network's Cairo office.

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Mubarak names new Cabinet

Posted: 01/31/2011 - State TV has announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has sworn in a new Cabinet, replacing one dissolved as a concession to unprecedented anti-government protests.

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Next week at White House is innovation week

Posted: 01/28/2011 - The White House says President Barack Obama will focus next week on his goal of boosting American innovation, including a Wednesday visit to Penn State University and the launch of an effort to help new businesses get off the ground.

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Military rolls out plan to repeal gay ban

Posted: 01/28/2011 - Pentagon leaders preparing for a new culture of gays serving openly in the military are serving notice that discrimination will not be tolerated.

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Military on the streets

Posted: 01/28/2011 - Egyptian state television says President Hosni Mubarak has expanded the night curfew nationwide, an acknowledgement of how serious and widespread the anti-government protests are.

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Dow rises above 12,000

Updated: 03/08/2011 - The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 12,000 for the first time in two and half years but is trading lower at midday.

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Pentagon officials defend proposed military cuts

Posted: 01/26/2011 - Top Pentagon officials are defending Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed multibillion-dollar cuts in military spending amid competing congressional demands for both deeper reductions and sparing weapons programs.

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Obama calls for new era of competitiveness

Posted: 01/26/2011 - President Barack Obama is calling for Americans to show a 'single-minded focus' on making smarter and more innovative products than anyone else - or risk falling behind.

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Smoking, obesity why US lifespans lag a bit

Posted: 01/25/2011 - The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation yet has worse life expectancy than many - and a new report blames smoking and obesity.

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Obama to call for 5-year spending freeze

Posted: 01/25/2011 - A White House official says President Barack Obama will call for a five-year freeze in non-security, discretionary spending during his State of the Union address.

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Oprah finds half-sister she didn't know she had

Posted: 01/24/2011 - An emotional Oprah Winfrey says that one of the most impressive things about a Milwaukee woman's discovery that the two are half-sisters is that the woman never tried to take advantage of her or sell her story.

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Obama to tout steps to support military families

Posted: 01/24/2011 - President Barack Obama is announcing new steps by the federal government to support military families, including programs aimed at preventing suicide and eliminating homelessness.

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Giffords intern to attend Obama address

Posted: 01/24/2011 - A White House official says an intern to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who helped the congresswoman after she was shot will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday night for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

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Russian president says terror attack killed more than 30

Posted: 01/24/2011 - Russian officials say an explosion caused by an apparent terrorist attack ripped through the international arrivals hall at Moscow's busiest airport, killing 31 people and wounding about 130.

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