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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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Top UN climate official resigning

Posted: 02/18/2010 - Top U.N. climate-change official Yvo de Boer tells The Associated Press says he is resigning after nearly four years.

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Official: Bomb blast kills 29 in NW Pakistan

Posted: 02/18/2010 - A government official says the death toll in a bomb blast in northwest Pakistan's tribal belt has reached 29. That includes the deaths of some militants.

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Insurgents put up resistance in Taliban town

Posted: 02/18/2010 - Fighting is intensifying in the militant stronghold of Marjah with U.S. Marines facing "stiff resistance," even as shops reopen in the northern part of the Afghan town.

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Afghan official: Taliban using human shields

Posted: 02/17/2010 - An Afghan official says Taliban fighters are using civilians as human shields as they try to resist a military offensive into the Afghan town of Marjah.

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Housing construction up 2.8 percent in January

Posted: 02/17/2010 - Housing construction posted a better-than-expected increase in January which pushed activity to the highest level in six months. The solid gain raised hopes that the construction industry is beginning to mount a sustained rebound from its worst slump in decades.

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Clinton warns of Mideast nuclear arms race

Posted: 02/16/2010 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has told college students in Saudi Arabia that if Iran gets a nuclear weapon it could trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

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Kerry: Taliban arrest due to US-Pakistan effort

Posted: 02/16/2010 - Sen. John Kerry says the capture of the Taliban's top military commander is proof of a "stronger cooperative effort" between the United States and Pakistan.

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Raid on arms smugglers in Iraq kills 5 villagers

Posted: 02/12/2010 - The U.S. military and Iraqi officials say a joint raid on suspected weapons smugglers in a village near the Iranian border has left at least five people dead.

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