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House Rejects Unemployment Benefits Extension

Posted: 06/29/2010 - The House has rejected an extension of unemployment benefits because of concerns about the growing national debt, meaning payments will continue to phase out for more than 200,000 people a week.

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Rough Seas Send Oil-Skimming Ships Back to Port

Updated: 06/29/2010 - BP and the Coast Guard are sending oil-scooping skimming ships in the Gulf of Mexico back to shore because nasty weather is churning up rough seas and powerful winds.

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Mayor Says Ready to Fight After Gun Ruling

Posted: 06/29/2010 - A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban but may not make handgun ownership there much easier.

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Alex to Slow Oil Spill Cleanup

Posted: 06/29/2010 - The tropical storm plowing across the Gulf of Mexico may have a silver lining in some of its clouds when it comes to the big oil spill.

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Byrd to Lie in Repose in Senate Chamber

Updated: 06/30/2010 - U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii is now president pro tem of the Senate after the death of his colleague, Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

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Confirmation Hearings for Kagan Begin

Updated: 06/29/2010 - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is expected to face hours of questioning, some of it less than friendly, when her confirmation hearing resumes Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Relief Well Inching Closer to Deepwater Horizon Well

Posted: 06/28/2010 - BP says the rig drilling the relief well that's the best hope of stopping the Gulf oil spill has made it within about 20 feet horizontally of the blown-out well that's gushing crude.

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Chicago Mayor Disappointed by Supreme Court Ruling

Updated: 06/29/2010 - Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's disappointed by Monday's Supreme Court decision that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live.

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Obama, Biden Remember Byrd

Posted: 06/28/2010 - President Barack Obama says the country has lost a voice of principle and reason with the passing of Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

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FDA: Limit Antibiotics in Meats

Updated: 06/29/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is urging meat producers to limit the amount of antibiotics they give animals in response to public health concerns about the drugs.

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Alex Gaining Strength in the Gulf

Posted: 06/28/2010 - Tropical Storm Alex is gaining strength as it swirls across the Gulf of Mexico on a path toward Mexico's northeastern coast that threatens to push oil from the massive spill farther inland.

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