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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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Witnesses say Iranian police disperse protesters

Posted: 02/11/2010 - Witnesses say Iranian security forces have fired paint balls to break up anti-government protesters in one of the first clashes during ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month

Updated: 02/11/2010 - A White House report predicts the United States is likely to average 95,000 more jobs each month this year, while Americans' personal savings will remain high as credit remains tight.

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Obama making a pitch for jobs bill

Posted: 02/09/2010 - President Barack Obama meets with top lawmakers from both parties today in hopes of launching a new jobs bill toward quick passage.

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Iran to stop enrichment if given nuclear fuel

Posted: 02/09/2010 - The head of the Iran's atomic agency says it will not enrich uranium to a higher level if the West provides fuel for the Tehran research reactor.

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Rep. John Murtha of Pa. dies at 77

Posted: 02/09/2010 - A longtime friend of John Murtha says the late congressman's large intestine was damaged during gallbladder surgery and an infection led him to be hospitalized with a fever.

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Toyota makes Prius recall for brake fix

Posted: 02/09/2010 - Toyota says it is recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems- the latest in a string of embarrassing safety problems at the world's largest automaker.

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