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Geithner: Jobless rate to stay 'unacceptably high'

Posted: 04/01/2010 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says Obama administration officials are "very worried" about recovering millions of jobs lost in the worst economic slump since the Great Depression.

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North Korean defector visits Washington

Posted: 03/31/2010 - The highest-ranking North Korean official ever to have defected to South Korea is making a rare visit to Washington this week.

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1963 letter indicates former Pope knew of abuse

Updated: 03/31/2010 - The head of a Roman Catholic order that specialized in the treatment of pedophile priests visited with then-Pope Paul VI nearly 50 years ago and followed up with a letter recommending the removal of pedophile priests from ministry, according to a copy of the letter released Wednesday.

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Slain child's mom: Charges bring some relief

Posted: 03/29/2010 - The mother of 7-year-old Somer Thompson, who vanished while walking home from school in north Florida, says charges filed in her daughter's murder have brought some relief.

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Defense to start in triple murder trial in NC

Posted: 03/29/2010 - Lawyers for a retired soldier forced back into the Army to face charges in a North Carolina triple slaying 25 years ago are expected to open their case this week.

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Israel to continue building in east Jerusalem

Posted: 03/26/2010 - Israel says it will continue building in east Jerusalem despite pressure from the U.S. to end construction in areas the Palestinians claim for their future state.

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Iraqis await election results

Posted: 03/26/2010 - It's already well into the afternoon in Iraq, but the country's electoral commission insists it will release full election results today on the parliamentary elections March 7.

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Government to unveil plan to shrink some home loans

Posted: 03/26/2010 - After months of criticism that it hasn't done enough to prevent foreclosures, the Obama administration is expected to announce Friday a plan to reduce the amount some troubled borrowers owe on their home loans.

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UN releases forestry report

Posted: 03/25/2010 - A U.N. report says forests are winning in some countries thanks to planting programs, but are disappearing in parts of South America and Africa as trees are cut down for farmland.

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Experts: One-third of breast cancer avoidable

Updated: 03/25/2010 - Experts at a scientific conference are saying that up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more.

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