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Bodies of 4 American medical workers headed home

Posted: 08/11/2010 - The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says the remains of four Americans killed during a medical mission in northern Afghanistan are being flown back to the United States.

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Tropical depression halts drilling at Gulf well

Posted: 08/11/2010 - Crews have stopped drilling the relief well that's intended to permanently plug BP's broken Gulf oil well as a strengthening tropical depression bears down on the site.

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House moves to help teachers, public workers

Posted: 08/10/2010 - President Barack Obama is joining with teachers this morning to urge the House to pass legislation that would help keep 160,000 of them on the job.

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Weather a concern for drilling effort

Posted: 08/10/2010 - As crews try to finish up the work that they hope will seal a blown-out oil well for good, they're keeping an eye on the weather in the Gulf of Mexico.

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US worried about climate deal this year

Posted: 08/06/2010 - The chief U.S. climate negotiator says some countries are backing away from agreements they made at a summit meeting last December on a global warming deal.

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New al-Qaida leader knows US well

Posted: 08/06/2010 - A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations.

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Mexico nabs 3 suspects in journalist kidnappings

Posted: 08/05/2010 - Mexican federal police say they have detained three suspected drug-gang members who allegedly participated in the kidnapping of three television journalists last week.

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Oil-fouled Gulf still has a long recovery ahead

Posted: 08/05/2010 - Even after stuffing the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well with enough mud to pack down the oil, federal officials aren't ready to declare victory over the stubborn spill yet. Neither are many Gulf residents, who have agonized as engineers launched one effort after another to finally quell it.

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Retail Data: Europeans, Americans remain cautious in July

Posted: 08/04/2010 - Official figures show that, like their U.S. counterparts, consumers in the 16 countries that use the euro remain reluctant to spend despite an easing in the government debt crises in the eurozone.

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BP: Mud seems to work

Posted: 08/04/2010 - BP says it has reached the "desired outcome" in a procedure in which it pumped mud down the throat of the blown-out well that is leaking in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Panel vote could clear way for ground zero mosque

Posted: 08/03/2010 - A contentious plan for a mosque near the World Trade Center site will get a boost if New York City's landmarks panel votes to allow the demolition of the building that is there now.

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