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    October 5, 2011
    Chris Christie

    Christie will sit out presidential race

    The governor says that he has too much unfinished business in New Jersey to seek the GOP nomination.

  • Published
    October 5, 2011

    Funding bill passes quietly, but battle to resume soon

    WASHINGTON – Bringing a tense debate to a quiet close, the House approved legislation Tuesday to fund the government and replenish disaster aid into next month, ending for now the threat of a government shutdown. The 352-66 vote will keep the government running through Nov. 18. At that time, Congress is expected to be at […]

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    October 5, 2011
    Cassiopeia A

    Three will share Nobel Prize in Physics

    GENEVA – Three scientists Tuesday won the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering that the universe’s expansion is accelerating, shattering their own expectations and raising questions about the dark energy behind the surge. Saul Perlmutter, 52, of the University of California at Berkeley will get half of the $1.5 million prize, while Brian Schmidt, 44, […]

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    October 5, 2011

    National and World Dispatches

    WASHINGTON Reid proposes ‘millionaires tax’ to pay for jobs bill Senate Democrats intend to jettison provisions that President Obama recommended to pay for his jobs bill and substitute a tax surcharge on millionaires, officials said Tuesday, hoping to unify the party for a protracted political struggle with Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., outlined […]

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    October 5, 2011
    Amanda Knox

    In Focus: Verdict fails to solve murder’s core mystery

    Many questions remain about the early days of the investigation into the death of Meredith Kercher.

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    October 4, 2011

    NYPD spying on Muslims targeted

    Lawyers ask a judge to order police to turn over records of the CIA-style anti-terrorism program.

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    October 4, 2011

    Telescope peers into dawn of cosmos

    The powerful telescope in Chile allows astronomers to see the darkest and coldest regions of space.

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    October 4, 2011

    Post-Gadhafi leaders name new Cabinet

    BENGHAZI, Libya – Transitional leaders named a new Cabinet on Monday and vowed to step down after the country is secured, a move meant to show Libya is moving on although fighting persists and Moammar Gadhafi remains at large. The announcement was made jointly by the head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, and […]

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    October 4, 2011
    Chris Christie

    If Christie’s close to running, there’s no sign in early voting primary states

    DES MOINES, Iowa – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been silent in early voting primary states. If he decides to join the Republican presidential race, he would face the challenge of launching a campaign from a standing start. Neither Christie nor his political team has reached out to GOP strategists or top party officials […]

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    October 4, 2011
    Michele Bachmann

    Staff exodus raises questions of Bachmann’s viability

    The moves signal an effort to preserve money three months ahead of the GOP nominating contests.