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Questions loom over drug given to sleepless vets

Posted: 08/30/2010 - Some military families are calling on Congress to investigate several deaths of soldiers and veterans who were taking a potent anti-pyschotic called Seroquel.

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Airlines back in profit in second quarter

Posted: 08/30/2010 - The International Air Transport Association says 47 major carriers it monitors to assess the industry's financial health reported a net profit of $3.9 billion in the second quarter.

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US wasted billions in rebuilding Iraq

Posted: 08/30/2010 - According to audits from a U.S. watchdog agency, more than $5 billion has been wasted on abandoned or incomplete projects in Iraq.

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Key BP engineer refuses to testify

Posted: 08/27/2010 - A BP drilling engineer who was a key decision maker at the rig in the Gulf of Mexico that blew up in April has refused to testify before a federal panel investigating the incident.

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Recession may have pushed US birth rate to new low

Posted: 08/27/2010 - The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the recession is a big reason. They believe the sluggish economy has led many people to put off having children.

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Bernanke says Fed will take action if economy falters

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will consider making another large-scale purchase of securities if the slowing economy were to deteriorate significantly and signs of deflation were to flare.

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New jobless claims drop for first time in 4 weeks

Posted: 08/26/2010 - New requests for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week after rising in the past three weeks. Still, claims remain much higher than they would be in a healthy economy.

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Egypt announces site of first nuclear power plant

Posted: 08/25/2010 - Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has instructed the government to start building the country's first nuclear power plant at a site on the Mediterranean coast, ending a year of controversy.

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Jimmy Carter arrives in Pyongyang

Posted: 08/25/2010 - Former President Jimmy Carter is in North Korea, on a mission U.S. officials say is aimed at bringing home an imprisoned American.

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43 dead in string of attacks in Iraq

Posted: 08/25/2010 - The number of dead is still rising after a string of attacks all across Iraq that underscored insurgent efforts to show their might as the American military presence in Iraq shrinks.

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Hearings into cause of oil spill begin in Houston

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Federal investigators are hearing testimony from BP executives in a joint probe into the cause of the explosion that led to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Attacks in Baghdad kill 3, wound 20

Posted: 08/23/2010 - With one week to go before the deadline for all U.S. combat troops to be out of Iraq, there's been a new series of bombing attacks in the capital.

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As egg recall expands, FDA chief says agency needs more authority

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg says her agency is limited by law to a mostly reactive stance on food safety. The Kentucky Department of Public Health doesn't believe any of the tainted eggs made it into Kentucky.

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NY governor: No talks set to discuss moving mosque

Posted: 08/20/2010 - New York Gov. David Paterson says no meeting to discuss relocating has been scheduled with developers of a planned Islamic cultural center and mosque near ground zero.

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