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Lawmakers Troubled by Reports on Ex-Gitmo Detainee

Posted: 01/23/2009 - A congresswoman says reports that a man released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is now an al-Qaida leader in Yemen should not slow the Obama administration's determination to quickly close the facility.

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Senate OKs Several Obama Nominees, Waits on Others

Updated: 04/09/2009 - President Barack Obama's Cabinet is getting full but his picks for attorney general and deputy defense secretary remain mired in questions over interrogation methods and ethics.

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Lawmakers Hear Concerns in Harlan County

Posted: 01/22/2009 - People in Harlan County voiced their concerns to local legislators at a town hall meeting. Everything from a veterans hospital to a skateboard park was discussed and some say they learned a lot about the needs of their county.

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Death Investigation Underway

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Kentucky State Police Detectives are investigating the death of Paul Harrison Muncie Junior.

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Layoffs Announced At Rubberlite

Updated: 01/22/2009 - HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A manufacturer of customized rubber and plastic products has laid off 16 workers, citing the industrywide downturn as a result of the economy.

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Unemployment Claims Jump More Than Expected

Posted: 01/22/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of new unemployment claims jumped more than expected last week, as companies continue to cut jobs at a furious pace and more Americans turn to an extended benefits program.

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Garbage Rate Hike

Updated: 01/22/2009 - People living in one Eastern Kentucky city will soon have to pay more for their garbage pick up.

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Gates Says 'Challenge' in Closing Guantanamo

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the question of how to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp while also protecting the safety of the American people is a "challenge we will continue to face."

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Obama Says US `Will Not Torture'

Posted: 01/22/2009 - President Barack Obama says the United States "will not torture" as it detains terrorism suspects and works to keep the country safe.

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Obama Issues Appeal to Israel, Hamas

Posted: 01/22/2009 - President Barack Obama is calling on Israel and Hamas to take steps aimed at ensuring that the cease-fire that's in place in Gaza will endure.

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Obama Tasks Clinton to Step Up US Diplomacy

Updated: 04/09/2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton starts her new job as secretary of state today with a mandate from President Barack Obama to step up diplomatic efforts and restore the nation's tattered image abroad.

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Pay Freezes Spread During Recession

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The White House, Tropicana Casino and Resort and Avis are all part of a growing trend by employers to use pay freezes as a key cost-saving tool for surviving hard times.

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GOP Leader Seeks Obama Meeting on Stimulus Plan

Updated: 04/09/2009 - A House Republican leader says the GOP is seeking a meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss concerns the minority party in Congress has with parts of $825 billion economic recovery program.

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