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FEMA may cover hotel costs for hurricane evacuees

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The federal government says it'll pay the hotel expenses of some of the nearly two million people who fled their homes ahead of Hurricane Gustav. It's not clear exactly who'll be eligible for assistance and how much it'll cost taxpayers.

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Lieberman risks payback from Senate Democrats

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Senate Democrats are hinting at payback for Senator Joe Lieberman, who criticized Barack Obama during a prime-time address this week at the Republican National Convention.

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Texas drops half of cases in polygamist sect raid

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Child welfare authorities in Texas are acknowledging that more than half of the children seized during a raid on a polygamist group's ranch can safely live with their parents or guardians.

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Sources: Bush advised to delay troop cuts in Iraq

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The Associated Press has learned that President Bush's top defense advisers have recommended he maintain 15 combat brigades in Iraq until the end of the year. Some had expected that the improved security in Iraq would allow for quicker cuts.

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Red Cross pleads for hurricane donations

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The American Red Cross is borrowing money to cover its costs from Hurricane Gustav and will probably go deeper into debt as it prepares for three additional storms threatening the United States.

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More protests planned for RNC closing night

Posted: 09/04/2008 - As John McCain makes his acceptance speech tonight, protesters are planning to march outside the Republican National Convention to call for an end to the Iraq war.

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Comcast appeals FCC Web traffic-blocking decision

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Comcast Corp. is appealing an FCC ruling that the company is improperly blocking customers' Web traffic, triggering a legal battle that could determine the extent of the government's authority to regulate the Internet.

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Dow falls nearly 350 points on Wall Street

Updated: 09/04/2008 - The Dow fell 344 points Thursday to 11,188 as investors sent stocks sharply lower amid signs that the economic slowdown is showing no sign of improvement.

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Proposal: Outlaw sex between officials, employees

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Maryland state elected officials who have sexual relationships with employees under their supervision would be violating state ethics law, if a county commissioner gets his way.

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