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    September 17, 2010

    University pulls plug on social media

    The experiment is meant to get students to think critically about how they use the popular services.

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    September 17, 2010
    John Boehner, Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    If cuts expire, tax bill will soar for many

    It's not just the wealthy facing a big hit -- people at many income levels would be billed thousands more.

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    September 17, 2010

    Woman who left baby in trash says she was raped

    MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine woman who acknowledged giving birth to a baby on a flight from the Middle East and then leaving him in the trash on the plane said she was raped by her employer, a lawmaker said Thursday. The baby was found by a security guard at Manila’s airport last Sunday in […]

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    September 17, 2010

    Clinton wraps up mideast talks – for now

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday wrapped up three days of intense Middle East diplomacy that produced good atmospherics but no sign that an impasse over Israeli settlement construction has been resolved. “We all know that there is no alternative to peace other than negotiating peace, so we have […]

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    September 17, 2010

    Two die in hospital shooting that wounds doctor

    BALTIMORE – A man who became distraught as he was being briefed on his mother’s condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital pulled a gun and shot the doctor Thursday, then killed his mother and himself in her room at the world-famous medical center, police said. Baltimore police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said the doctor had […]

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    September 17, 2010

    On U.K. visit, pope expresses ‘sadness’ over abuse

    Benedict XVI says the church didn't act quickly or decisively enough to remove problem priests.

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    September 17, 2010

    Creator of satiric Mohammed comic goes into hiding after death threat

    SEATTLE – A Seattle cartoonist who became the target of a death threat with a satirical piece called “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” has gone into hiding on the advice of the FBI. Mark D. Fefer, editor-in-chief of the Seattle Weekly, announced in Wednesday’s issue that Molly Norris’ comic would no longer appear in the paper. […]

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    September 16, 2010
    Barack Obama, Timothy Geithner, Joe Biden

    Obama’s tax-hike timing divides Democrats

    With mid-term elections looming, some push for a bill that would not remove rich Americans' tax cuts.

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    September 16, 2010

    BP well to have permanent seal by Sunday, overseer says

    KENNER, La. – The U.S. government’s point man on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Wednesday that BP’s blown-out well is expected to be permanently sealed by Sunday, nearly five months after a rig explosion set off the disaster. National Incident Commander Thad Allen told reporters gathered at a Kenner seafood distributor that a […]

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    September 16, 2010

    U.S., Afghan troops make push in Zhari

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – U.S. and Afghan forces began advancing slowly Wednesday through the insurgent-filled district in southern Afghanistan that gave birth to the Taliban movement, treading ground where guerrilla fighters have operated freely for years, the British general in charge of NATO troops here said. Maj. Gen. Nick Carter said the latest push in Zhari […]