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Treasury vows to protect financial markets

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A Treasury Department official says Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will do all he can to protect the financial markets and the economy after the House rejected a proposed $700 billion rescue bill for the financial system.

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NASA delays Hubble mission until next year

Posted: 09/29/2008 - NASA said Monday it is delaying its shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope until next year because of an unexpected breakdown of the telescope.

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Most of Kentucky in drought

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A prolonged dry spell across Kentucky is cutting into corn and soybean yields and causing at least one county to put a strict ban on using water outdoors.

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Congress leaving with tax problem

Posted: 09/29/2008 - House Democrats are refusing to back down in their fight with their Senate on tax policy, increasing the odds that Congress will adjourn without acting to shield millions of people from the alternative minimum tax.

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Pentagon chief calls for a balanced military

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The chief of the Pentagon says the U.S. can win its wars with a combination of military might and creative tactics to both coax and confound an enemy.

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State vehicles get 'How's my driving?' stickers

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is putting "How's my driving?" bumper stickers on state-owned vehicles with a telephone number to lodge complaints.

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'Rockefeller' pleads not guilty to taking daughter

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A German citizen who calls himself Clark Rockefeller has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the kidnapping of his 7-year-old daughter off a Boston street in July.

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Northeast states sell right to pump greenhouse

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A consortium of 10 Northeast states says the right to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sold for $3.07 per ton at the nation's first-of-its-kind auction of pollution credits aimed at curbing global warming.

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Prosecutor named to probe US attorneys' firings

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Attorney General Michael Mukasey has appointed a special prosecutor to pursue possible criminal charges against Republicans involved in the controversial firings of U.S. attorneys.

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No grand jury likely for Gonzales

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The Justice Department will reportedly not recommend that a grand jury explore possible criminal charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for his role in the firings of eight federal prosecutors.

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Al-Maliki says security pact in US, Iraqi interest

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says a new security accord with the United States is something he wants and both sides need, but he says any deal that doesn't respect Iraqi interests could threaten his government.

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Witnesses describe Stevens' cabin makeover

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Employees of an oil services firm say they worked overtime to remodel Sen. Ted Stevens' cabin in Alaska -- labor that prosecutors say wasn't paid for by the veteran legislator.

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