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At least another week of gushing oil

Posted: 05/03/2010 - Another week of oil pouring from the seafloor. Concrete and metal boxes are being built to siphon the oil gushing from the blown out well into the Gulf of Mexico. But BP PLC says they won't be in place for at least six days, and the system has never been tried at such depths.

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No butts about it: Navy subs to ban smoking

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Thousands of sailors who spend weeks underwater on Navy submarines will have to quit smoking now that the military plans to ban the habit on all subs.

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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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