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Family Of Man Behind Anti-Islam Video Flees Home

Monday, September 17, 2012

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who news outlets describe as an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian, left before his wife and children.

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Astronauts Return From Space Station, As An American Takes Command

Monday, September 17, 2012

U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams is now in command of the International Space Station, after receiving control of the facility this weekend. Three departing astronauts whose capsule left the station early Monday landed safely three and a half hours later.

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White House Launching Trade Complaints Against China

Monday, September 17, 2012

The cases — charging that China unfairly subsidizes auto parts and slaps high duties on U.S.-made cars — come as Republican rival Mitt Romney argues that President Obama has let too many jobs go overseas.

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Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Law

Friday, September 14, 2012

A spokesman for Gov. Scott Walker said they were confident the ruling would be overturned when appealed.

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Obama, Clinton Receive The Bodies Of Americans Killed In Libya

Friday, September 14, 2012

President Obama said that the four Americans had not only embraced the American ideal, they lived it.

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Chicago Teachers Say They Have Outline Of A Deal To End Strike

Friday, September 14, 2012

Negotiators for the Chicago teachers union and the public school system appear closer to a possible contract agreement, but the strike continues for a fifth day.

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Ben Bernanke: Fed Is Looking For 'Sustained Improvement' Of Economy

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Federal Reserve chief said the new policy aims to stabilize economic growth.

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'All That's Great About America': Nation Bids Neil Armstrong Farewell

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Armstrong was remembered at the Washington National Cathedral by regular folks and dignitaries.

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Federal Reserve Announces New Round Of Economic Stimulus

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Federal Reserve said it would buy $40 billion a month on bond purchases to stimulate the economy.

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Apple Unveils New, Thinner, Lighter iPhone 5

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The phone will also have a bigger screen and run on faster wireless networks.

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What We Know About 'Sam Bacile,' The Man Behind The Muhammad Movie

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bacile said he had a $5 million budget and may have been warned his film portraying the prophet could incite violence.

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AIG Stocks Drop, After U.S. Announces Sell-Off Plans

Monday, September 10, 2012

The $18 billion sell-off is the biggest since the government bailed out the insurer in 2008.

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No Deal: Chicago Teachers To Strike After Contract Talks Fail

Sunday, September 09, 2012

The Chicago Teachers Union says its members will go on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years.

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States' Rights And DOMA Clash On A Shifting Battlefield

Sunday, September 09, 2012

The debate over states' rights versus federal power is as old as our country, but this time the subject of controversy is relatively new. As Americans' views on homosexuality change, more states are stepping up to challenge the federal definition of marriage.

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Just 96,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls; Unemployment Rate Dips To 8.1 Percent

Friday, September 07, 2012

Job growth was weak — yet another sign that the sluggish economy continues to struggle to produce jobs.

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Secret Service Investigates Claim That Romney's Tax Returns Were Stolen

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

An anonymous ransom note causes a stir by alleging that Pricewaterhouse Coopers' network was hacked — and copies of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns were copied.

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Shuttle Endeavour's Trip To L.A. May Cause 400 Trees To Be Cut Down

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The space shuttle Endeavour will make its final trip next month, to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. But at 78 feet wide, Endeavour can't squeeze through highway overpasses. So its planned 12-mile route must be cleared of trees in the medians and sidewalks.

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Nearly 18 Million U.S. Households Had Trouble Getting Food Last Year

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

There was a slight increase in the number of households where lack of money or other resources made getting food difficult at times.

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Pentagon Unhappy With 'No Easy Day,' As Book On Bin Laden Raid Tops Charts

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Defense Department officials say that No Easy Day, former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette's book about the secret mission to kill Osama bin Laden, includes classified information that may harm U.S. military operations. The book is currently the bestseller on Amazon.

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Big Three All Posted Double-Digit Gains In Auto Sales Last Month

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The auto industry remains one of the economy's brighter spots. Chrysler's sales were up the most — 14 percent.

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