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White House: People `sick and tired' of Washington

Posted: 09/01/2011 - President Barack Obama's chief spokesman says the dust-up with House Republicans over the timing of Obama's economic speech to Congress dramatizes why "people are fed up" with Washington.

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Shooting suspect admits killing 2 US airmen

Posted: 08/31/2011 - A 21-year-old Kosovo Albanian says he killed two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport on March 2 and wounded two others, but insists he doesn't understand why he committed the crime.

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Obama faces tight restraints in crafting jobs plan

Posted: 08/30/2011 - President Barack Obama is preparing a September jobs package but is hamstrung by budget cuts and a tight debt ceiling that leave him with limited tools to prime the economy and crank up employment.

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Tourism dilemma: Irene's gone but summer's not

Posted: 08/30/2011 - With Hurricane Irene hitting so close to the end of summer, towns that depend on tourism are terrified the tourists will simply call it a season and stay away from the beach houses, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops that are the lifeblood of these communities.

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Russia delays missions to and from space station

Posted: 08/29/2011 - Russian news agencies say the country's space agency is delaying both the return of astronauts from the International Space Station and the launch of the next mission to the orbiting laboratory.

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Economy grew at slower 1 pct. rate this spring

Posted: 08/26/2011 - The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent pace this spring, a slower rate than previously estimated. The downward revision will likely increase fears that the economy is at risk of another recession.

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Merkel back atop Forbes' powerful woman list

Posted: 08/25/2011 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reclaimed her status as the world's most powerful woman, with Forbes magazine hailing her as the European Union's "undisputed' leader."

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