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Drug gangs taking over US public lands

Posted: 03/01/2010 - Law enforcement officials say Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow huge marijuana crops and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them.

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Obama focuses on school dropouts

Posted: 03/01/2010 - President Barack Obama is about to offer another education incentive to turn around low-performing schools and cut the dropout rate.

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Haiti wants refugees back in ravaged neighborhoods

Posted: 02/26/2010 - The rapidly approaching rainy season is the latest worry in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, where officials are now urging the homeless to return to their destroyed neighborhoods.

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Iraq to reinstate 20,000 Saddam-era army officers

Posted: 02/26/2010 - Iraq says 20,000 Saddam Hussein-era army officers will rejoin the military after being dismissed from their posts after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion for serving under the former dictator.

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Deadly attacks in Kabul

Posted: 02/26/2010 - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned suicide attacks in the capital that killed at least 17 people including Indian citizens saying the strikes won't hurt Afghan-Indian relations.

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6 Haitian orphans to resume trip to US homes

Posted: 02/24/2010 - Six Haiti orphans will continue on their way to the U.S. Wednesday after they were seized by Haitian officials during what turned out to be an ugly misunderstanding.

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Bernanke to address lawmakers

Posted: 02/24/2010 - Ben Bernanke delivers his twice-a-year economic report to Congress today, as the fragile recovery struggles through rampant unemployment, record-high home foreclosures and tough-to-get credit.

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UN climate talks to resume in April in Germany

Posted: 02/23/2010 - The United Nations says formal negotiations on an international treaty to control global warming will resume in Bonn in April, four months after the failed climate change summit in Copenhagen.

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Toyota receives grand jury subpoena for documents

Posted: 02/22/2010 - Toyota says it received a subpoena from a federal grand jury requesting documents related to unintended acceleration of its vehicles and the braking system of its Prius hybrid.

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Afghan police say Tora Bora commander killed

Posted: 02/22/2010 - Police say a suicide bomber has killed 15 people in eastern Afghanistan, including a key tribal leader who played a major role in a failed attempt to capture al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora in 2001.

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Obama: US cannot accept second best in education

Posted: 02/22/2010 - President Barack Obama says America's "primacy in the world" is at stake in the quest to substantially improve educational quality and global competitiveness.

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Obama puts forward $1 trillion health care plan

Posted: 02/22/2010 - President Barack Obama is putting forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year health care plan that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriated consumers.

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