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Gates to announce senior-level review on gay ban

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is announcing plans today for a yearlong study into how the military would lift a ban on gays from serving openly in the military and the impact it might have on the force.

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Safety reforms lag a year after NY plane crash

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Nearly a year since 50 people died in the crash of a regional airliner in upstate New York, key safety reforms have yet to be implemented in spite of promises of swift action from federal regulators and lawmakers.

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Immigrant advocates concerned about census information

Posted: 02/01/2010 - A report being released today by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund says the government is fumbling some efforts to assure immigrants that census data won't be used against them.

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Obama's $3.8 trillion budget heading to Congress

Posted: 02/01/2010 - President Barack Obama has sent Congress a $3.83 trillion budget that would pour more money into the fight against unemployment and try to reduce a projected record deficit this year.

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Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

Posted: 01/29/2010 - A new tape purportedly from Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden says global warming is the United States' fault, along with other industrialized nations.

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Economy grows at 5.7 percent pace

Posted: 01/29/2010 - The economy grew for a second straight quarter from October through December, posting a 5.7 percent annual rate, the fastest pace since the third quarter of 2003.

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Fed chief awaits key Senate vote on confirmation

Posted: 01/28/2010 - It's not a sure thing yet, but Senate leaders from both parties are expressing confidence that today's key vote on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's reappointment will succeed.

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Senate Democrats face painful votes on debt limit

Posted: 01/28/2010 - The battle over government debt goes today before the Senate, where Democrats will need to keep their expiring 60-vote majority intact to maintain the government's authority to borrow money.

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Obama battles to recharge presidency

Posted: 01/28/2010 - President Barack Obama says he gets it and today he takes it on the road in an effort to bring his no-quit State of the Union message to more people.

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Clinton pushes once more for Iran sanctions

Posted: 01/27/2010 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is using meetings in London this week to press ahead with imposing tough new international sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

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Geithner denies he withheld information

Posted: 01/27/2010 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is denying that he was involved in withholding information about deals that sent billions from the bailout of American International Group Inc. to big banks.

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Gibbs: Obama acknowledges he's made mistakes

Posted: 01/27/2010 - White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama hopes to use tonight's State of the Union message to assure people the country is on the right track.

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