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Paulson eyes different methods to price debts

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson envisions using different methods to price a range of rotten securities that banks would unload to the government.

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Senators seek rights protections in FBI probes

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Three Democratic senators are demanding civil rights protections for Americans who might be targeted in FBI national security investigations without any evidence of wrongdoing.

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Lawyer: Pa. mom to admit giving bullied son guns

Posted: 09/23/2008 - A prosecutor says the mother of a bullied boy who planned an attack on a suburban Philadelphia high school has agreed to admit she helped build his cache of weapons.

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Western initiative proposes emissions-trading plan

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Seven Western states and four Canadian provinces are proposing a comprehensive program to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, manufacturers and vehicles.

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Cox urges regulation of debt insurance

Posted: 09/23/2008 - While Congress is looking for an immediate solution to the natoin's financial crisis, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox is asking lawmakers to also regulate a kind of corporate debt insurance that plays a role in today's problems.

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Google phone to cost $179 on Oct. 22

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Wireless carrier T-Mobile says the first cell phone running Google's software will cost $179 with a two-year contract when it goes on sale in the U.S. on Oct. 22.

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Senate hears about 700 billion dollar bailout

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has told the Senate Banking Committee that Congress has to quickly pass the administration's 700-billion-dollar bailout of the financial industry. He calls the effort "the single most effective thing" that can be done to help "the American people and stimulate the economy."

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Beshear moves to expand gasoline supplies

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order that will allow wholesalers to immediately begin distributing gasoline that usually is sold only during the fall and winter months in Kentucky.

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Bush meets with Pakistan's new president

Posted: 09/23/2008 - President Bush has told Pakistan's new president, Asif Ali Zardari, that "the United States wants to help" his country improve its economy and security.

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Bush: world must stand united against terrorism

Posted: 09/23/2008 - President Bush, who once expressed disdain for the United Nations, says multinational organizations are now "needed more than ever" to combat terrorists and extremists who are threatening world order.

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Ex-Coroner gets probation for giving out password

Posted: 09/23/2008 - A judge in Pennsylvania has sentenced the former coroner of Lancaster County to one year on probation and fined him $500 for giving newspaper reporters the password to a restricted 911 Web site.

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Gates: More troops may go to Afghanistan in spring

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that up to three more combat brigades could be available to go to Afghanistan beginning next spring, in answer to repeated calls from commanders for more troops.

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Nomura buying more Lehman units

Posted: 09/23/2008 - More of bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers is being sold to Japan's largest brokerage, Nomura Holdings.

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Amtrak security, TSA show force in Northeast

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Rail passengers from Virginia to Vermont were greeted by a heavy police presence Tuesday morning, as Amtrak, the Transportation Security Administration and local agencies teamed up for a joint show of force.

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About 1,000 NC-based Marines headed to Iraq

Posted: 09/23/2008 - About 1,000 North Carolina-based Marines are deploying to Iraq's Anbar province to help Iraqi forces as they take responsibility for the region's security.

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Boy, 5, dumped by school bus driver in NYC streets

Posted: 09/23/2008 - A New York City mother wants to know why her first-grade son was left to wander the streets alone after being dropped off by a school bus driver at the end of the line.

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