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At least 31 dead in Baghdad blasts

Posted: 01/25/2010 - Iraqi police say suicide attackers detonated three explosives-packed cars near three Baghdad hotels popular with Western journalists and businessmen, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 80.

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'Chemical Ali' executed in Iraq

Posted: 01/25/2010 - Iraq's government spokesman says Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" was executed Monday about a week after being sentenced to death for the poison gas attacks that killed more than 5,000 Kurds in 1988.

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Government posting wealth of data to Internet

Posted: 01/22/2010 - Government Web sites will be bulging with new data today as the Obama administration posts a wealth of information from all Cabinet-level departments.

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Gates stresses common cause with Pakistan

Posted: 01/22/2010 - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is telling Pakistani military students that the United States has no designs on Pakistan's nuclear weapons or, in his words, "a single inch of Pakistani soil."

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Gitmo still open, despite White House pledge

Posted: 01/22/2010 - Some political promises are more easily made than kept, as evidenced by today's anniversary of President Barack Obama's pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by today.

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NBC: O'Brien reaches `Tonight' exit deal

Posted: 01/21/2010 - NBC says it has reached a deal with "Tonight" host Conan O'Brien for his exit from the show, allowing Jay Leno to return to the late-night program he hosted for 17 years. The deal is worth a reported $45 million.

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UN praises US efforts in Haiti

Posted: 01/19/2010 - The United Nations is dimissing criticism over how the U.S. controls the Port-au-Prince airport.

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Rights groups urge Hamas to investigate war crimes

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Eleven Palestinian human rights groups have asked Hamas to conduct a credible internal investigation into allegations it committed war crimes during last winter's war with Israel.

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5 tried in Iran over December opposition rallies

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Iran has put five people on trial over their alleged roles in anti-government protests in December that sparked the worst violence in months. If found guilty, they could face the death penalty.

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EU nations pledge $575 million for Haiti aid

Posted: 01/18/2010 - The European Union has pledged over euro400 million ($575 million) to help the needy in Haiti and help rebuild the country from the rubble of last week's earthquake.

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More marines to arrive in Haiti

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Some 2,000 U.S. Marines are expected to arrive off the coast of Haiti's crumbled city of Port-Au-Prince today to help relief organizations get supplies to earthquake survivors. They'll also be reinforcing 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground.

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Prices rise for 2009 because of energy surge

Updated: 01/15/2010 - Consumer inflation was tame in 2009, with prices rising 2.7 percent. Yet families felt squeezed as their spending power sank in the face of falling wages, job losses and higher prices for energy, medical care and education.

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