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Poll: Dems disliked, but GOP just as bad

Posted: 09/24/2010 - An Associated Press-GfK Poll finds that Americans feel the same way about Democrats as they do about Republicans. They scorn them both.

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Obama, at UN, eyes Sudan, Southeast Asia tensions

Posted: 09/24/2010 - President Barack Obama is using his last day at the U.N. General Assembly to focus on averting renewed conflict in Sudan and easing growing maritime tensions between China and its Southeast Asian neighbors.

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Blockbuster files for bankruptcy protection

Posted: 09/23/2010 - Troubled video-rental chain Blockbuster Inc. is filing for bankruptcy protection but will keep its stores and kiosks open as it reorganizes.

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Obama presses Mideast peace in UN address

Posted: 09/23/2010 - President Barack Obama is exhorting the world to unite around the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, challenging the United Nations to support an agreement that would create an independent Palestine and a secure Israel in a year's time.

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New changes in health overhaul taking effect today

Posted: 09/23/2010 - Amid continued public confusion over what's in it, some provisions of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul take effect today, including an end to lifetime caps on medical costs.

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Egg companies to apologize for outbreak

Posted: 09/22/2010 - The owner of an Iowa egg company says in testimony prepared for a House hearing that he was "horrified" to learn that his eggs may have sickened as many as 1,600 people in an outbreak of salmonella poisoning this summer.

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Pentagon official says US supports Lebanon's army

Posted: 09/22/2010 - A senior Pentagon official says the Obama administration is "working closely" with members of the U.S. Congress to help restore military aid to Lebanon's army.

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Book outlines internal battles over Afghanistan

Posted: 09/22/2010 - A new book says that amid deep divisions over Afghanistan, President Barack Obama insisted on an exit strategy and set a withdrawal timetable declaring, "I can't lose the whole Democratic Party."

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Obama to award Medal of Honor

Posted: 09/21/2010 - An airman killed in Laos in 1968 will be honored Tuesday with the nation's highest military award for valor.

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Genetically engineered salmon now on FDA's plate

Posted: 09/20/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is starting two days of hearings on whether genetically engineered salmon should be sold in a store near you. If the answer is yes, this type of salmon could become the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.

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British troops leave volatile Afghan district

Posted: 09/20/2010 - A dangerous district in southern Afghanistan that has been the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting by British troops for the past four years is now a U.S. military responsibility.

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Consumer prices rise 0.3 percent in August

Posted: 09/17/2010 - Consumer prices posted a small rise in August, but outside of a big jump in volatile gasoline prices inflation was essentially flat.

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Oman: No plans to free 2 other Americans in Iran

Posted: 09/17/2010 - Oman's foreign minister says he's not aware of any current plans for Iran to release two other Americans still being held there but that his country is willing to act as an intermediary between Tehran and Washington.

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