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    May 16, 2010

    Latest poll: Americans want Democrats to control Congress

    But the margin is slim, and only about one-third say they want their own lawmakers re-elected.

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    May 16, 2010
    Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig

    Report finds early concerns about BP

    A firm hired by BP substantiated complaints about policy violations on another Gulf rig, Atlantis.

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    May 16, 2010

    National Dispatches, May 16

     CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Atlantis heads for linkup with space station today Atlantis’ astronauts Saturday sped toward a rendezvous with the International Space Station this morning. Mission Control, meanwhile, decided there was no need to move the space station away from a piece of space junk. Experts had monitored the orbiting debris for a couple of […]

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    May 16, 2010

    Criminal probe of coal mine pursued

    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors said Friday they are investigating whether there was “willful criminal activity” by the company that operates the West Virginia mine where 29 workers died in an accident last month. The U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of West Virginia said in a letter that investigators are looking into actions by […]

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    May 16, 2010

    Library asked to release Kagan papers

    The White House wants the Clinton library to speed up making Kagan's documents available.

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    May 16, 2010

    NAACP backs Kagan nomination

    WASHINGTON – The NAACP gave its backing Saturday to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, expressing confidence in her after early hesitation that she might not be a forceful defender of civil rights. The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights group voted unanimously at a board meeting in Florida to endorse Kagan. It was an early […]

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    May 16, 2010
    Lena Horne

    Horne remembered as shy girl fighting racism

    NEW YORK – Lena Horne, whose signature song was “Stormy Weather,” was recalled at her funeral Friday as a shy Brooklyn girl who fought racism for decades to emerge as a world-class singer and activist. “She was so many ideas existing all at the same time in the same space and they were all conflicting […]

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    May 16, 2010

    Democrat picked as candidate for Indiana senator

    U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth is chosen to run for the seat now held by Evan Bayh, who is stepping down.

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    May 16, 2010

    Specter says opponent misleads, skips votes

    Joe Sestak says Specter's comments show he's desperate as the primary campaign winds down.

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    May 16, 2010

    Brazil, Turkey make an outreach to Iran

    They hope to persuade Tehran to deposit some of its nuclear stockpile in other countries.

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