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Swede held in Pakistan on terror links

Posted: 09/11/2009 - A police officer says a Swedish national who was once detained at Guantanamo Bay was among 12 foreigners arrested in Pakistan last month on suspicion of links to al-Qaida.

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Fraud commission excludes ballots in Afghan vote

Posted: 09/10/2009 - The U.N.-backed commission investigating fraud in Afghanistan's election has issued its first orders to completely exclude some ballots from the final tally.

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Biden: Health bill may be ready by Thanksgiving

Posted: 09/10/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden is predicting that legislation overhauling the country's health care system will be on President Barack Obama's desk "before Thanksgiving."

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Iraqi troops raid Baghdad house, killing 2 men

Posted: 09/09/2009 - Police and witnesses say U.S.-backed Iraqi soldiers have raided a home in southeastern Baghdad, killing two men inside and arresting an Iraqi soldier from an intelligence unit.

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3 European leaders call for UN Afghan conference

Posted: 09/09/2009 - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany are urging the United Nations to press ahead with plans to convene a major international conference on Afghanistan's future.

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Gibbs: Public option still on table on health care

Posted: 09/09/2009 - Chief White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will again cite a need for a public option on health insurance when he gives a prime-time speech to the nation.

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U.N.-backed commission orders Afghan vote recounts

Posted: 09/08/2009 - The U.N.-backed commission charged with investigating Afghanistan's election says it has found "clear and convincing evidence of fraud" and has ordered a recount of questionable polling stations.

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Ed Sec'y Duncan bemoans 30 percent dropout rate

Posted: 09/08/2009 - Education Secretary Arne Duncan says President Barack Obama feels that it's critically important to speak directly to America's school students because academic performance must be improved.

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Former soldier to be sentenced in rape, murders

Posted: 09/04/2009 - A former soldier is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison without parole for the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the shooting deaths of three of her family members.

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NATO airstrike in Afghanistan kills up to 90

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Afghan President Harmid Karzai says he's creating a panel to investigate today's NATO attack on a pair of fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan.

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Retailers report sales declines for August

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Retailers are reporting sales declines for August as shoppers continue to hold off on back-to-school purchases and continue to focus on necessities.

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Biden: Stimulus doing more than hoped

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden is trumpeting the economic progress he attributes to the president's $787 billion economic stimulus.

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