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Source: Chrysler Lender Talks Break Off

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Talks between Chrysler's lenders and the Treasury Department to reduce the automaker's $6.9 billion in secured debt and keep it out of bankruptcy protection have disintegrated

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Study Finds `Massive Waste' in Misdemeanor Cases

Posted: 04/29/2009 - A study commissioned by criminal defense attorneys says treating petty, nonviolent misdemeanors as infractions rather than crimes would save millions of dollars and better protect defendant's rights without hurting public safety.

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Obama Marks 100th Day in Office

Posted: 04/29/2009 - It's been a busy first 100 days for President Barack Obama. He's been tackling a steep recession, health care and global warming and trying to revamp America's image around the world.

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CDC Official Confirms U.S. Swine Flu Death

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The acting head of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says the confirmed death of a 23-month-old child in Texas is a tragic development, but that it's too soon to say just how fast the swine flu virus is spreading.

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9 Pirate Suspects Arrested in Cruise Ship Attack

Posted: 04/28/2009 - The Seychelles Coast Guard says it has arrested nine suspected pirates believed to be behind the attempted hijacking of a luxury cruise liner over the weekend.

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Pakistan Expands Offensive Against Taliban

Posted: 04/28/2009 - A military spokesman says fighter jets are attacking Taliban hide-outs in a district near the Pakistani capital in an apparent expansion of an offensive against the militants.

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Swine Flu Spreads to Middle East, Asia-Pacific

Posted: 04/28/2009 - The first confirmed cases of swine flu in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region come as the World Health Organization says it's no longer possible to contain it.

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Abbas Demands Israel Halt Building Settlements

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has delivered a tough speech on peace-making with Israel, saying there's no way he'll resume negotiations without an Israeli settlement freeze.

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Swine Flu

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Mexico's president assumed new powers Saturday to isolate people infected with a deadly swine flu strain as authorities struggled to contain an outbreak that world health officials warned could become a global epidemic.

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Myrtle Beach Fire Lines Hold Steady

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Firefighters say calm winds overnight allowed them to hold steady against a wildfire that has burned 31 square miles near one of South Carolina's busiest tourist areas.

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US Military Worried About Taliban Move on Pakistan

Posted: 04/24/2009 - The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says he is "extremely concerned" about indications the Taliban is moving ever closer to Pakistan's capital of Islamabad.

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Death Toll Rising in Iraq

Posted: 04/24/2009 - An Iraqi police official says at least 55 people have been killed in back-to-back suicide bombings outside the most important Shiite shrine in Baghdad.

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Credit Card Leaders to Meet with Obama

Posted: 04/23/2009 - President Barack Obama is summoning leaders of the credit card industry to talk about fees and interest charges that critics call abusive.

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GM Employees May Get Shutdown Details This Week

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Production could cease for about two months this summer on all but the most popular cars and trucks General Motors makes, but some analysts worry it could backfire.

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