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Court hears dispute on petition signers' names

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Gay rights opponents are asking the Supreme Court to protect the anonymity of the signers of a petition that sought to overturn Washington state's domestic partnership rights in a referendum.

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Terrorist attacks spike in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A new report says an increase in terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan triggered a spike in the number of civilians killed or wounded there last year. That pushed South Asia past the Middle East as the world's top terror region.

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EU: Airspace closure cost up to $3.3 billion

Posted: 04/27/2010 - The European Union says it will move quickly to alleviate the economic impact on civil aviation by last week's volcanic ash cloud, which may have caused economic damage of up to euro2.5 billion ($3.3 billion).

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Coast Guard says oil sheen is growing

Posted: 04/27/2010 - The Coast Guard says a sheen of oil that's been covering an area in the Gulf of Mexico since an oil rig exploded off the Louisiana coast is growing.

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Goldman executives to face sharp questioning

Posted: 04/27/2010 - Top executives of Goldman Sachs today sit before a Senate subcommittee that wants to know what the firm was doing during the housing meltdown.

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Forecasters optimistic about economy, job creation

Posted: 04/26/2010 - A new survey shows economists are more optimistic about growth this year as industries increasingly report better profits and add new jobs, though they still expect the recovery to remain slow.

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GOP reacts to SEC porn report

Posted: 04/23/2010 - Republicans are stepping up their criticism of the Securities and Exchange Commission following reports that senior agency staffers spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were supposed to be policing the nation's financial system.

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Spill worries rise after oil rig sinks

Posted: 04/23/2010 - The British oil company BP PLC says it's doing all it can to contain an oil spill from the drilling platform that exploded into flames and sank in the Gulf of Mexico .

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Ariz. House votes to check candidates' citizenship

Posted: 04/22/2010 - The Arizona House has approved a bill that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate if he hopes to be on the state's ballot for a re-election bid.

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Home sales believed up last month

Posted: 04/22/2010 - The latest news on home sales will be released later this morning, and it's expected to be upbeat.

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Iran to hold war games in Strait of Hormuz

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Iran's state TV says the country's elite Revolutionary Guard will begin large scale military maneuvers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

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Analysts say NKorea hinting of 3rd nuke test

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Analysts and defectors say recent statements in North Korean state media hint that the regime may be preparing to carry out a third nuclear test.

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