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Spike in gas prices offsetting U.S. tax cut, Obama says

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
President Obama acknowledged Friday that the fast-rising cost of gasoline could diminish the effect of policies designed to stimulate economic growth, but warned that he is not yet prepared to unleash the nation's energy reserves to bring down the price of oil.
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Apple's in-app purchase change is praised

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Apple's move to tighten security for in-app purchases on the iPhone and iPad drew praise from lawmakers who had expressed concerns that consumers, particularly children, were being hit with accidental charges.
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Apple's iPad 2 augments but doesn't reinvent the tablet

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
Across America on Friday, people lined up for blocks to buy an incremental update to an established product. In the gadget market, that's not ordinarily rational behavior.
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U.S. markets shrug off Japan quake

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The U.S. stock market barely reacted to the largest earthquake to ever hit Japan, as the level of damage from the disaster remained unclear.
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Apple's iPad 2 draws crowds of eager buyers at Georgetown store

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The lure of a slimmer, lighter iPad 2 convinced more than 200 people to stand in line at the Apple store in Georgetown before the device went on sale to get their hands on the tablet on the first day.
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Dollars from Florida's high-speed rail project up for grabs

Sat, 2011-03-12 06:00
The Obama administration on Friday sent a message to Republican governors who have turned down federal funding for high-speed rail systems, putting $2.4 billion that Florida rejected up for grabs to states that want to invest in the trains.
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Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearing: Plenty of drama, less substance

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
One half of the Muslim contingent in Congress paused, his voice high and breaking. He tugged at his glasses. He held up a finger and gathered himself.
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U.S. to send aid team to eastern Libya; Clinton to meet rebel representatives

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
The White House announced Thursday that it will send a government aid team into rebel-held parts of Libya and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she will meet next week with representatives of the transition council, moves that edged the Obama administration closer to the formal Libyan...
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Teenager suspended from Fairfax County school over acne drug

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Hayley Russell was 13 and worried about another acne flare-up when she brought an orange prescription bottle to Rachel Carson Middle School in Fairfax County. She placed the medication on the top shelf of her locker so she could retrieve an antibiotic pill to take at lunch.
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Mexico's drug war intrudes on Monterrey, a booming metropolis

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
IN MONTERREY, MEXICO When American baseball executives were looking for a place to move the struggling Montreal Expos franchise five years ago, Mexican investors brought them here, to this booming metropolis two hours south of the Texas border.
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Stocks sink amid concerns out of China and Europe, continued turmoil in Arab world

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
New concerns about a widening U.S. trade gap and slowing Chinese growth combined Thursday with other signs of economic trouble to undercut some of the confidence about a recovery that has been building.
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Ohio executes inmate using new, single-drug method for death penalty

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Ohio executed an inmate Thursday with a single drug previously used to euthanize animals, the first execution of its kind in the United States and a potentially pivotal development in the nation's emotional battle over capital punishment.
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Corrections

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
A March 10 correction incorrectly described Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as the Senate majority leader. He is the Senate minority leader.
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Digest

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
People in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest nervously watched rising waterways Thursday as heavy rain swelled creeks and rivers, damaged houses, detoured commuters and forced amusement park workers to pack up equipment.
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Wisconsin governor wins his battle with unions on collective bargaining

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won his drive to strip the state's government workers of nearly all of their collective-bargaining rights Thursday, after a three-week standoff that brought tens of thousands of protesters to the Capitol.
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Court documents: Police found evidence of Loughner's obsession with Giffords

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
TUCSON - Newly released documents from the investigation into the Tucson shooting rampage reveal that police found two shotguns in the home of suspect Jared Lee Loughner along with what authorities say is evidence of his obsession with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
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Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
These claims, made often at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Islamic radicalization, lack context.
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Virginia grand jury indicts 14 in fatal hijacking of American yacht

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
A federal grand jury in Norfolk indicted 14 men from Somalia and Yemen on piracy charges Thursday, alleging that the men hijacked a yacht, took four U.S. citizens hostage, held them for four days and killed them off the Oman coast in the Arabian Sea.
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Digest

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
Ivory Coast's entrenched incumbent president imposed a no-fly order on U.N. aircraft, possibly complicating the return of the country's internationally recognized election winner, who was attending an African Union summit Thursday in Ethiopia.
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In Moscow, Vice President Biden gets specific on corruption

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:00
MOSCOW - Vice President Biden heaped praise on Russia on Thursday, calling it a nation of great creativity, great culture and great engineering, but he said it would have to get its legal house in order if it expected to attract more foreign business and investment.
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