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Judge considers fate of young Gitmo detainee

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A federal judge is preparing to decide whether a young Guantanamo Bay detainee will go home to Afghanistan, or to the United States to face prosecution.

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Obama hopes 'beer summit' defuses racial dispute

Posted: 07/30/2009 - President Barack Obama is hoping his "beer summit" Thursday with Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. will resolve a racially charged dispute that has drawn attention away from his drive to overhaul health care.

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Powerful bomb injures dozens in Spain

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Authorities in Spain say a powerful car bomb has exploded near a Civil Guard site in the northern city of Burgos.

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Pentagon chief visits Iraq, says some US troops could leave sooner

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been getting a firsthand look at U.S.-Iraqi cooperation. He's also visiting areas where there's a lack of cooperation between Iraqi Arabs and Kurds. He's been warning them to settle their differences, and offering to help mediate their squabbles before U.S. forces pull out.

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Source: Jackson doc said he'd administered drug

Posted: 07/28/2009 - A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation into Michael Jackson's death says the singer's doctor told investigators he administered the powerful anesthetic that authorities believe killed the pop star.

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No pins and needles ahead of Sotomayor vote

Posted: 07/28/2009 - There's not much suspense as Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor faces a Senate Judiciary Committee vote today with the outcome all but assured.

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Obama not letting go on health care

Posted: 07/28/2009 - President Barack Obama is doing another town meeting on health care today as he keeps up the drumbeat for an overhaul.

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Vets affected by VA hospital errors to file claims

Posted: 07/27/2009 - An attorney is preparing to ask the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to pay disability benefits and damages for hospital mistakes that may have exposed veterans to infectious body fluids.

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June new home sales rise 11 percent

Posted: 07/27/2009 - The government says new U.S. home sales rose by the largest amount in nearly nine years last month. It is a fresh sign that the housing market is emerging from the worst downturn in decades.

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Mass. police heard calling Gates uncooperative

Posted: 07/27/2009 - A Cambridge, Mass., police sergeant who responded to a 911 call about a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. can be heard calling Gates uncooperative during a radio communication with a police dispatcher.

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US Navy warns of increased pirate activity

Posted: 07/27/2009 - The U.S. Navy is warning of increased pirate activity off the coast of Somalia due to the advent of weather more favorable to the sea-borne criminals.

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Israel defense minister: 'No option' off on Iran

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Israel's defense minister says his country is taking "no option" off the table regarding Iran's nuclear program - an indication that a military strike by Israel is still a possibility.

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