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  • Published
    June 9, 2011

    Appeals judges zero in on health law’s ‘individual mandate’

    The federal panel asks if upholding the law would open the door to other economic mandates.

  • Published
    June 9, 2011
    Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner

    Calls for Weiner resignation grow

    The controversy intensifies as an X-rated photo said to be of the congressman shows up on the Internet.

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    June 9, 2011

    Citing distraction, Michaud suggests that Weiner resign

    AUGUSTA – Controversy over the behavior of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has become such a distraction that the New York Democrat should probably resign, Rep. Mike Michaud of Maine said Wednesday. Moreover, stepping down would probably be the best thing Weiner could do for his family, said Michaud, a Democrat who represents Maine’s 2nd Congressional […]

  • Published
    June 9, 2011

    Nation Dispatches

    SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. Fire heads for power lines, raising threat of blackouts A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona that has forced thousands from their homes headed Wednesday for a pair of transmission lines that supply electricity to hundreds of thousands of people as far east as Texas. The 607-square-mile fire is expected to reach the […]

  • Published
    June 8, 2011
    Jon Kyl, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell

    Short debt relief, very long payback

    A lawmaker says it could take more than a decade for cuts to offset the cost of an 18-month extension.

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    June 8, 2011

    Rules on for-profit school debt still seen as too lax

    WASHINGTON — Students attending for-profit colleges are subject to subprime mortgage-like loans that saddle them with thousands of dollars in debt and waste millions in taxpayer dollars, Democratic lawmakers and education experts said at a Senate hearing Tuesday. The hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee came just days after the Education […]

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    June 8, 2011
    Anthony Weiner

    Online sex talk: If it’s in a virtual world, is it still cheating?

      Jon Austin’s wife, Amy, had a blunt assessment for her husband as the Minneapolis couple watched Rep. Anthony Weiner’s stunning confessions on television this week. “You’d be dead,” she told him. Regardless of his professional future, it’s Weiner’s predicament at home that seems to be launching countless discussions among couples like the Austins. And […]

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    June 8, 2011

    Germany faces harsh criticism for handling of E. coli outbreak

    LONDON — Outside health experts and German lawmakers roundly criticized Germany on Tuesday for a bungled investigation into the world’s deadliest E. coli outbreak, saying the infections should have been spotted much sooner. Many experts have been surprised, even shocked, at lapses in the German inquiry, and some say the culprit food may never be […]

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    June 8, 2011

    Defiant Gadhafi issues broadcast challenge: ‘We will not kneel’

    As NATO blasts his Tripoli compound with airstrikes, the Libyan leader puts out an audio message.

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    June 8, 2011

    High-class graffiti inspires far-ranging debate

    The 'surfing Madonna' under a train bridge in California touches on church and state issues.