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House showdown looms over indefinite detention

Posted: 05/18/2012 - A showdown looms in the House over whether to end the indefinite detention without trial of terrorist suspects, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation's borders.

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Facebook's IPO one of world's largest

Posted: 05/18/2012 - Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of "likes" are worth on Wall Street.

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Black pastors condemn Obama's gay marriage support

Posted: 05/17/2012 - A group of black pastors gathered in Memphis to call for President Barack Obama to rescind his view that the gay marriages are a civil right that should be protected.

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Plan for Vt. windmills causes international furor

Posted: 05/17/2012 - The winds blowing through Canada's broad St. Lawrence Valley and across Vermont's hilltops are stirring up an international tempest over which country's laws should govern how those breezes are harnessed for electricity.

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Obama requesting help to pay for Afghan army

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Mapping the way out of an unpopular war, the United States and NATO are trying to build an Afghan army that can defend the country after 130,000 international troops pull out.

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Expert: Man in Mich. stabbings is schizophrenic

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Dr. Norman Miller testified Thursday in the trial of Elias Abuelazam, an Israeli immigrant facing his first murder trial stemming from 14 stabbings in and around Flint two summers ago.

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Manhunt for groom charged in Ill. bride's slaying

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Police and FBI officials were poring over more than 100 tips as they hunted for a man accused of stabbing his new wife to death and leaving her body in her bathtub.

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Dems shift tactics, pound Wis. governor on probe

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Lost in the hoopla over the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after he took on union rights is an ongoing secret investigation that has already ensnared a handful of the Republican governor's former aides.

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Closing arguments to begin in John Edwards case

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Prosecutors and defense lawyers neared the end of a month-long trial into whether former presidential candidate John Edwards violated campaign finance laws.

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Pot groups hope Ore. race sends feds a message

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Medical marijuana advocates have a message for Democratic leaders and federal prosecutors with an eye on political office: Don't mess with pot.

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Fire near Arizona town nearly triples in size

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Fueled by high winds, a wildfire that has prompted the evacuation of a historic mining town in northern Arizona nearly tripled in size.

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Census: Minorities now surpass whites in US births

Posted: 05/17/2012 - For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

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Report: Fewer US homes foreclosed upon in April

Posted: 05/17/2012 - National foreclosure trends took a positive turn in April, as the number of homes seized by banks declined and fewer properties entered into the foreclosure process.

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Coroner: RFK Jr.'s wife died of hanging

Updated: 05/17/2012 - Mary Richardson Kennedy's life had both highlights and troubled moments, just like other members of the famous political family she married into in 1994.

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FTC: Skechers deceived consumers with shoe ads

Posted: 05/16/2012 - The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.

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Defense rests without calling Edwards, mistress

Posted: 05/16/2012 - John Edwards' defense team rested Wednesday without calling the two-time Democratic presidential candidate or his one-time mistress to the witness stand.

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Police to groom of slain bride: Turn yourself in

Posted: 05/16/2012 - Police are urging a newlywed suburban Chicago man wanted in the stabbing death of his wife to turn himself in as 32 law enforcement agencies and the FBI hunt for him.

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AP IMPACT: Evacs and drills pared near nuke plants

Posted: 05/16/2012 - The revamp, the first since the program began after Three Mile Island in 1979, also eliminates a requirement that local responders always practice for a release of radiation.

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McNamee: Clemens, Canseco had steroids talk

Posted: 05/16/2012 - Brian McNamee has conceded that the first time Roger Clemens asked for help with a "booty shot," the pitcher did not specifically use the word "steroids."

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