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Iraq's parliament fails to convene as scheduled

Posted: 07/27/2010 - A lawmaker from Iraq's largest Shiite bloc says a parliament session expected Tuesday will not be held as discussions faltered again over the formation of a new government.

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NATO: 1 missing sailor killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/27/2010 - A NATO official says that one of two sailors missing in Afghanistan since last week has been confirmed dead. The official says the body of the dead sailor has been recovered and family members informed.

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Oil spill legal mess likely one of costliest ever

Posted: 07/27/2010 - BP PLC and the other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill face fast-multiplying lawsuits likely to spark one of the most drawn-out and expensive legal battles in U.S. history.

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BP confirms Hayward departure as CEO

Posted: 07/27/2010 - BP PLC says Tony Hayward will step down as chief executive officer from Oct. 1, to be succeeded by American Robert Dudley.

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EU adopts new sanctions against Iran

Posted: 07/26/2010 - The European Union has formally adopted new sanctions against Iran that will come into force in the next few weeks.

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Key omission in memo to destroy CIA terror tapes

Posted: 07/26/2010 - A glaring omission seems to be an important part of a 2 1/2-year Justice Department investigation into whether destroying CIA videotapes of harsh interrogations was a crime.

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Work on Gulf oil spill picks up again

Posted: 07/26/2010 - Efforts to plug the leaky oil well in the Gulf of Mexico are back on track after work was brought to a halt late last week because of the threat from Tropical Storm Bonnie.

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Nap Nanny recliners recalled

Posted: 07/26/2010 - Portable baby recliners that are supposed to help fussy babies sleep better are being recalled after the death of an infant.

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US documents leaked online give inside look at war

Posted: 07/26/2010 - The leak of 91,000 classified U.S. records on the Afghanistan war by the whistle-blower website Wikileaks.org is one of the largest unauthorized disclosures in military history.

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Obama acknowledges economic stress not so long ago

Posted: 07/23/2010 - President Barack Obama says he can relate to the plight of Americans striving in the struggling economy to pay bills while saving for his kids' education and retirement.

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Oil spill work on hold as TS Bonnie approaches

Posted: 07/23/2010 - Work to permanently choke off the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico is at a standstill after ships around the site were ordered to evacuate ahead of the approaching Tropical Storm Bonnie.

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Clinton seeks human rights progress in Vietnam

Posted: 07/22/2010 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Vietnam has unlimited potential to become a great nation but should improve its human rights record.

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Judge hears arguments on Arizona immigration law

Posted: 07/22/2010 - A federal judge in Phoenix will hear arguments Thursday from lawyers for Arizona's governor, the federal government and civil rights groups over whether the state's new immigration law ought to take effect July 29.

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Ships ready to leave leaky well as storm brews

Posted: 07/22/2010 - Crew members aboard dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico are preparing to evacuate as a tropical rainstorm brewing in the Caribbean brings the deep-sea effort to plug BP's ruptured oil well to a near standstill.

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