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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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SEC chief points to stepped-up enforcement

Posted: 07/20/2010 - The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission says the agency has stepped up enforcement in the wake of the financial crisis and past agency failures.

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Democrats to give jobless benefits another vote

Posted: 07/20/2010 - The man picked to replace West Virginia Democratic Senator Robert Byrd is expected to provide the needed 60th vote to break the Republican filibuster on jobless benefits

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Study: Poverty, more than race, tied to HIV

Posted: 07/19/2010 - A first-of-its-kind government study has found that poverty is perhaps the most important factor in whether inner-city heterosexuals are infected with the AIDS virus.

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Abortion foes win a round in health overhaul

Posted: 07/19/2010 - The Health and Human Services Department says insurance pools for those not able to buy health insurance on their own can no longer cover abortions. The only exceptions are in cases of rape, incest and when the woman's health is at risk.

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Cap gets a reprieve

Posted: 07/19/2010 - The federal government's point man for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says he's authorized BP to keep the cap on its busted well for another 24 hours after the company pledged to closely monitor the seafloor for signs of a new leak.

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