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7 NC soldiers charged with death not in jail

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Seven paratroopers charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a soldier at Fort Bragg aren't incarcerated while they await investigative hearings.

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Iacocca says US auto execs shouldn't be ousted

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Former Chrysler Chairman and CEO Lee Iacocca says the leaders of Detroit's automakers should not be forced to quit as a condition of getting government loans.

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Markey wants waiver for air pollution standards

Posted: 12/09/2008 - The head of a House global warming panel says Congress should grant a waiver to allow California and other states to impose stricter emission rules than the federal standard.

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North Korea nuke envoys discuss verifying past activity

Posted: 12/09/2008 - He admits there's still a long way to go. But U.S. envoy Christopher Hill says it would be "an important milestone" if a draft proposal for verifying North Korea's accounting of its nuclear program is ironed out.

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Progress reported in talks on bailout legislation

Posted: 12/09/2008 - The White House and Congress continue to move toward the finish line on a bailout package for the Big Three automakers. However, the Bush administration still wants tougher consequences than Democratic leaders are looking for, if carmakers fail to control costs.

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Ill. Gov. Blagojevich arrested on federal charges

Updated: 12/09/2008 - Federal authorities in Chicago have arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and they've accused him of attempting to benefit financially from his position to appoint Barack Obama's Senate replacement. Gov. Blagojevich is quoted as saying he wasn't going to give a Senate seat "away for nothing."

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House speaker says talks continue on auto bailout

Updated: 12/08/2008 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says negotiations are continuing with the White House on a $15 billion auto bailout that lawmakers are hoping to bring to a vote this week.

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Ex-Mass. sen. pleads not guilty to taking bribes

Posted: 12/08/2008 - A former Massachusetts state senator who was photographed by the FBI allegedly stuffing bribe money under her sweater has pleaded not guilty to attempted extortion charges at her formal arraignment in federal court.

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Obama, Gore to meet in Chicago

Posted: 12/08/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama will meet privately with former Vice President Al Gore in Chicago Tuesday.

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Bush: Pressure best response to combat terror

Posted: 12/08/2008 - President George W. Bush says the United States will continue to face the threat of terror and the best response is to "keep the pressure on constantly."

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AP Interview: Marines will shift to Afghanistan

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The top U.S. Marine general says there is a growing consensus among defense leaders to send a substantial contingent of Marines to Afghanistan, probably beginning next spring, while dramatically reducing their deployments to western Iraq.

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Franken retracts hundreds more ballot challenges

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Democrat Al Franken is pulling back another 425 of the ballots he challenged in the Minnesota Senate recount, bringing the total he's retracted to more than 1,000.

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White House says auto deal `very likely'

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The White House and congressional Democrats are said to be close to a deal on emergency aid for automakers taht would create a presidentially appointed "car czar" to oversee a broad restructuring of the industry.

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Ill. gov says state won't do business with bank

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has ordered all state agencies to stop doing business with Bank of America to pressure the bank into helping protesting workers at a shuttered Chicago plant.

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State government bracing for budget cuts

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Kentucky government agencies are bracing for possible budget cuts as Gov. Steve Beshear crafts a proposal to deal with a $456 million budget shortfall.

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Sources: Caroline Kennedy interested in Senate

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Democratic officials say Caroline Kennedy has spoken to New York Gov. David Paterson about the Senate seat that will come open when Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of state.

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