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Astronauts have spacewalk today

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The astronauts aboard the shuttle-station complex will celebrate the 40th anniversary of man's first moon landing with their own spacewalk.

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Apollo 11 astronauts to meet president, pitch Mars mission

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The first astronauts to walk on the moon aren't getting overly sentimental about the feat accomplished 40 years ago today. Instead, they're urging President Barack Obama to look to the future. And the future, they say, is Mars.

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Top Iran cleric calls for freeing jailed activists

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Senior Iranian cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is calling for the release of opposition supporters arrested in the government's crackdown on postelection protests.

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Solving the falling foam mystery

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Space shuttle Endeavour will be docking with the international space station in a few hours.

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Paulson defends response to financial crisis

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has said in written testimony that the Bush administration's response to the financial crisis late last year was "not perfect" but "saved this nation from great peril."

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Senate health committee passes health care bill

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The Senate health committee has passed legislation to revamp health care, becoming the first congressional committee to act on President Barack Obama's goal of overhauling the system this year.

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Sotomayor refers to precedent on abortion

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is shedding no additional light on her views on abortion, despite persistent questioning from one of the Senate's staunchest abortion opponents.

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Army: Soldiers in slayings had faced heavy Iraq combat

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Heavy combat in Iraq where U.S. soldiers witnessed the deaths of many fellow troops may have contributed to hostile behavior by Colorado-based veterans accused or implicated in 11 slayings back home.

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Mousavi: Protesters' blood will not go in vain

Posted: 07/15/2009 - A reformist Web site says Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has vowed not to let the blood of protesters killed in a postelection crackdown go in vain.

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Al-Qaida No. 2: US threatens Pakistan's destiny

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The second in command of al-Qaida is warning the Pakistani people that the U.S. interference in their country's affairs poses a grave danger to its future and very existence.

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British Army chief: More troops needed in Afghanistan

Updated: 07/15/2009 - Britain's army chief says more troops are needed in Afghanistan's volatile southern province of Helmand, and that it doesn't matter whether the soldiers are British, American or Afghan.

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Crooked Afghan police challenge Marines

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Coalition forces in Afghanistan are under constant threat from militants, but a recent incident last week points up another major challenge -- corrupt local police.

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