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Ahmadinejad lashes out at hard-line critics

Posted: 07/31/2009 - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says there is no rift between him and Iran's supreme leader, lashing back at criticism from within his own hard-line camp.

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Employment costs rise 1.8 percent in past 12 months

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Employment compensation for U.S. workers has grown over the past 12 months by the lowest amount on record, reflecting the severe recession that has gripped the country.

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Recession eases; GDP dip smaller than expected

Posted: 07/31/2009 - A new government report shows the economy sank at a pace of just 1 percent in the second quarter of the year. It was a better-than-expected showing that provided the strongest signal yet that the longest recession since World War II is finally winding down.

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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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