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Housing starts down to 1991 level

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The government says August construction of new homes and apartments dropped to the lowest level in 17 years.

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AP Exclusive: Video shows workers abusing pigs

Posted: 09/17/2008 - An undercover video shot at an Iowa pig farm and obtained by The Associated Press has revealed workers abusing the animals with metal rods and bragging about the practice.

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Administration releases emergency heat aid

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Bush administration is releasing $100 million in emergency relief funds to help poor people cope with record high home heating bills expected this winter.

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White House defends takeover of AIG

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The White House says the extraordinary federal takeover of American International Group was needed to prevent broader harm to the reeling economy. But officials there also are acknowledging that taxpayers may never get fully back paid on the deal.

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House votes to ease DC gun restrictions

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The pro-gun majority in the House has voted to make it easier for residents of the nation's capital to buy and own firearms.

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North Carolina county to buy flood-damaged homes

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Mecklenburg County could spend more than $4 million to buy as many as 50 homes that suffered serious flood damage after Tropical Storm Fay and other storms.

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Special Forces trainee died from snake bite

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Army says a Special Forces trainee found dead this summer during a land navigation exercise in North Carolina was bitten by a poisonous water moccasin, also known as a cottonmouth.

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Study: ATV size guidelines inadequate

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that inadequate size guidelines for all-terrain vehicles may be a contributing factor to a recent string of injuries and deaths.

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Treasury announces debt auctions for Fed

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Treasury Department has announced that in an effort to help the Federal Reserve deal with unprecedented borrowing needs resulting from the current credit crisis, it will begin auctioning debt for the central bank.

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Ike leaves Midwest in the dark after rain, winds

Updated: 09/17/2008 - Facing a third straight day without power, residents across the Midwest are are making sure things like batteries, generators, ice and coolers don't stay on store shelves very long.

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