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Body recovered from water near NC Marine base

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The body believed to be a missing civilian employee at a North Carolina Marine Corps base has been found in a coastal river bordering the base.

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Democrats call for foreclosure freeze

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Senate Democrats are urging Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to immediately freeze foreclosures on mortgages they hold.

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Army issues report on pregnant soldier's death

Posted: 09/11/2008 - An Army report on the disappearance of a pregnant Fort Bragg soldier who was later found dead says the woman's unit didn't follow procedures for keeping track of newly arrived personnel.

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Fixed-rates fall after takeover

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped sharply this week, falling to the lowest level in five months.

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Kentucky Supreme Court hears school shooting case

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has finished hearing arguments in the case of a high school shooter who killed three classmates and wounded five others in western Kentucky in 1997.

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Uncle: Robbers target Obama's family in Kenya

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Suspected thieves have tried to break into the home of Barack Obama's step-grandmother in Kenya. But the suspects did not succeed in entering Sarah Obama's house.

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Cuba seeks to buy US materials for Ike recovery

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Cuba has asked for trade bans to be lifted so it can buy American materials to help in recovery efforts after Hurricane Ike. But it has turned down a U-S offer to send Cuba $100,000 in emergency aid.

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Former official: Bush OK'd US raids in Pakistan

Posted: 09/11/2008 - A former intelligence official with recent access to the Bush administration's debate about fighting terrorism in Pakistan says the president secretly approved new U.S. military raids in that country.

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Pakistan premier backs army chief's US rebuke

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The New York Times says President Bush has secretly given American Special Operations forces the approval to attack targets inside Pakistan without getting permission from Pakistan's government.

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82nd Airborne brigade plans for Iraq deployment

Posted: 09/11/2008 - President Bush has said he will redirect troops from Iraq to Afghanistan, but a brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg still is preparing for duty in Iraq in November.

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Jobless claims fall less than expected

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Government data show new applications for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week as the struggling economy continues to take a toll on workers.

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Nation marks 7th anniversary of terror attacks

Updated: 09/11/2008 - From New York's ground zero to the Pentagon and a rural field in Pennsylvania, the nation is pausing to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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US death in Afghanistan makes 2008 deadliest year

Posted: 09/11/2008 - An insurgent attack on a compound in eastern Afghanistan killed a U.S. soldier, bringing the year's death toll to 112 and making 2008 the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.

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Gasoline prices spike on Ike's approach

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The wholesale price for gasoline produced on the Gulf Coast has jumped about 30 percent as Hurricane Ike churns toward Texas and its massive petroleum refining infrastructure.

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Cops raid moonshine still in NC mountains

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Authorities have seized more than 400 gallons of mash and 36 gallons of illegal moonshine in a raid on a sophisticated still operation in the North Carolina mountains.

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Bush meets with Iraqi president

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is praising President Bush for his military surge strategy, saying, "There is no inch of Iraqi land under the control of terrorists."

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Administration, Democrats clash on bridge repairs

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The Bush administration and Senate Democrats are at odds over whether the nation's bridges are in a state of disrepair severe enough to be called a safety crisis.

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Duke defends decision to dismiss Giuliani's son

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Duke University says the son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was properly dismissed from the golf team and was never promised a spot on the squad.

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