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    July 2, 2011

    FAA announces steps to prevent controller sleep

    Tired air traffic workers can now take sick time, or listen to the radio. But no naps, even during breaks.

  • Published
    July 2, 2011

    Minnesota’s government shuts down

    A partisan budget dispute over taxes and spending leads to a widespread halt in services for many.

  • Published
    July 2, 2011

    Obama picks ex-prosecutor for counterterrorism chief

    WASHINGTON – President Obama’s choice for his next counterterrorism chief is Matthew Olsen, a former prosecutor with extensive experience in intelligence matters for the federal government, the White House announced Friday. Olsen, if confirmed by the Senate, would direct the National Counterterrorism Center, an agency born in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror […]

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    July 2, 2011

    Gadhafi threatens retaliation in Europe

    NATO airstrikes rattle Tripoli after one of the largest recent pro-government rallies.

  • Published
    July 1, 2011

    Prince William and Kate thrill Canadians

    OTTAWA, Ontario – Prince William and Kate tried out their French in public and put on their best British charm for screaming Canadians as the royal newlyweds began their first official overseas trip Thursday. Poised and confident, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they are formally known, thrilled the crowds with warm, unscripted gestures, […]

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    July 1, 2011

    Geithner confirms he’ll continue as Treasury secretary

    CHICAGO – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday he’ll stay in his job for the “foreseeable future,” addressing speculation he might leave the Obama administration after the current round of budget negotiations. “I live for this work. It’s the only thing I’ve ever done. I believe in it,” Geithner said when questioned about his plans […]

  • Published
    July 1, 2011

    Justice memo says pot growers could face federal prosecution

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws. In a policy memo to federal prosecutors, U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole said a 2009 memo by then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden did not give states […]

  • Published
    July 1, 2011

    South Dakota abortion law blocked from taking effect

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Saying it would humiliate and degrade women, a federal judge on Thursday afternoon granted Planned Parenthood’s preliminary injunction to prevent South Dakota’s new abortion law from taking effect while it’s being challenged in court. The law, which would have taken effect today, requires women seeking abortions to face a three-day waiting […]

  • Published
    July 1, 2011

    There goes the foreclosed-on neighborhood

    Vacant homes become big headache for local officials

  • Published
    July 1, 2011

    World Dispatches

    BEIRUT, Lebanon Forces near Turkish border likely targeting refugees Syrian army forces spread through a restive mountainous area near the Turkish border on Thursday as the death toll from a two-day military siege rose to 19 people, according to activists and a witness. The action by Syrian troops in the northwestern area of Jabal al-Zawiya […]

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