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Gulf rig owner criticizes Obama's drilling halt

Posted: 06/22/2010 - The owner of the broken Deepwater Horizon rig that is spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico has criticized the U.S. government's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the area.

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Top Afghan commander summoned to Washington

Posted: 06/22/2010 - An Obama administration official says the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain his controversial comments about colleagues in a recent interview.

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Oil spill stirs study, debate over health impacts

Posted: 06/21/2010 - Public health officials and scientists will be gathering in New Orleans this week to talk about whether any health problems could be caused by the Gulf oil spill.

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BP says oil spill costs reach $2 billion

Posted: 06/21/2010 - BP PLC says it has now spent $2 billion responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and with no end in sight, that sum will continue to rise.

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Judge to hear bid to overturn halt on drilling

Posted: 06/21/2010 - Several oil service companies are asking a federal judge to block the Interior Department from enforcing a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Obama tells G-20 nations to seal economic recovery

Posted: 06/18/2010 - President Barack Obama is asking America's G-20 trading partners to work closely him "to safeguard and strengthen the recovery" from the near collapse of the global economic system in the fall of 2008.

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Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns

Posted: 06/18/2010 - The oil slicks created by the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico are creating the most visible environmental damage, but scientists warn that the natural gas being emitted is also a serious threat.

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Russia, US officials near adoption accord

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Russia's children's rights ombudsman says U.S. officials have agreed to the main provisions of a new agreement that would allow Americans to begin adopting Russian children again, but that more time is needed for technical details.

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Dutch court convicts 5 Somalis in piracy trial

Posted: 06/17/2010 - A Dutch court has convicted five Somalis of piracy and sentenced them to five years each in prison in the first piracy case to come to trial in Europe.

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Al-Qaida in Iraq claims deadly central bank attack

Posted: 06/17/2010 - An al-Qaida in Iraq front group has claimed responsibility for a deadly coordinated attack on the nation's Central Bank last weekend that left more than 20 people dead.

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Toyota decides to restart Mississippi auto plant

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Toyota says it is restarting the delayed construction of its Mississippi auto plant, which will provide 2,000 jobs and be up and running by the fall of next year.

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Current account deficit rises to $109 billion

Posted: 06/17/2010 - The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose in the first quarter to the highest point in more than a year as rising global oil prices and a rebounding economy pushed up imports sharply.

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New claims for jobless benefits rise sharply

Posted: 06/17/2010 - The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that hiring remains weak.

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Proposed new rules for college recruitment

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Colleges would no longer be allowed to pay recruiters for students or engage in aggressive or misleading recruitment under proposed new federal regulations that target the practices of for-profit colleges.

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