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Sri Lanka condemns attack on cricket team

Posted: 03/03/2009 - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has condemned the attack on his country's cricket team in Pakistan and called for the players to come home immediately.

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Swiss justice minister meets US officials on UBS

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Switzerland's justice minister (Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf) says senior officials in the U.S. Justice Department have little understanding of Swiss banking secrecy laws.

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GOP chairman apologizes for Limbaugh remarks

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, has apologized to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for calling him an entertainer whose shows can be incendiary.

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Calif. mayor resigns over watermelon e-mail

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The mayor of a small Southern California city has resigned after being criticized for sending an e-mail showing watermelons in front of the White House.

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Freebies down 5 percent at Atlantic City casinos

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Casino comps, the freebies handed out to gamblers to keep them happy and coming back for more at Atlantic City's 11 casinos, are the latest casualty of the economic meltdown.

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Trade nominee Ron Kirk agrees to pay back taxes

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The Senate Finance Committee says President Barack Obama's nominee for trade representative owes roughly $10,000 in back federal taxes and has agreed to pay them.

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McCain criticizes Obama over spending earmarks

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Republican Sen. John McCain has unleashed a withering attack on President Barack Obama's decision to sign a spending bill packed with thousands of pet projects sought by lawmakers.

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Secret Bush memos made public by Obama

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The Justice Department has released a long-secret legal document from 2001 in which the Bush administration claimed the military could search and seize terror suspects in the United States without warrants.

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FAA settles with Southwest Airlines $7.5 million

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Southwest Airlines will pay a fine of $7.5 million for flying planes that had missed critical safety checks -- $2.5 million less than government regulators initially ordered.

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Oak Ridge sends radioactive waste to NM

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee has sent its first remote-handled radioactive waste to southern New Mexico for disposal.

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Suppression hearing set in alleged Obama plot

Posted: 03/02/2009 - A federal judge is set to hear arguments next week that law enforcement agents improperly questioned and searched one of two young men charged with plotting to kill President Barack Obama and dozens of other black people.

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TSEA president demoted from top Corrections post

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The president of the Tennessee State Employees Association has been demoted from a top post at the state Corrections Department following allegations that he billed the state and the employees' group for identical trips.

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