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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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Amid deficit worries, Dems trim unemployment bill

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Faced with a losing showdown vote Wednesday, Senate Democrats trying to extend unemployment benefits and help for doctors facing Medicare payment cuts are scaling back a catchall tax and spending bill.

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Obama meets with BP execs today

Posted: 06/16/2010 - President Barack Obama is meeting with BP executives for the first time -- a day after his speech to the nation on the calamitous oil spill from the company's well.

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BP exec says US can't do without Gulf oil

Posted: 06/15/2010 - The head of BP America is telling Congress that despite the catastrophic oil spill, the U.S. cannot do without oil from the Gulf of Mexico.

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