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Government Budget Cuts already Causing Airport Delays

Posted: 03/04/2013 - U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays as a result of automatic federal spending cuts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.

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Kerry Says US Releasing Millions in Aid to Egypt

Posted: 03/03/2013 - CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is rewarding the Egyptian government with financial aid because of Cairo's promises of economic and political reforms.

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Cardinals Get Down to Work in Pre-Conclave Talks

Posted: 03/03/2013 - Cardinals from around the world have descended on Rome to discuss some of the major problems facing the Catholic Church ahead of the conclave to elect Benedict XVI's successor as pope. Topping the agenda: Vatican scandals, Benedict's remarkable decision to resign and efforts to keep Christianity relevant in today's world.

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UI President Turnover Causing Some Concern

Posted: 03/02/2013 - Idaho State Board of Education Vice President Don Soltman says the apparent departure of another University of Idaho president is a cause for concern.

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BP Drilled in Area Hit by 2006 Earthquake

Updated: 03/05/2013 - An expert witness at the trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster says BP drilled its ill-fated Macondo well in an area where a magnitude 6 earthquake had struck four years before the blowout.

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President Obama Signs Order to Begin Spending Cuts

Posted: 03/01/2013 - President Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert.

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Governor Declares Financial Emergency in Detroit

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Snyder tells The Associated Press on Friday that his decision on whether to appoint an emergency manager will come after the city's 10-day appeals process.

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Obama: We Will Get through Cuts

Posted: 03/01/2013 - President Barack Obama says Americans will get through the automatic spending cuts kicking in Friday.

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Budget Cuts May Slow Nuclear Waste Cleanup

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Cleanup of radioactive waste at nuclear sites across the country - including one in Washington state where waste tanks may be leaking 1,000 gallons per year - would be delayed under automatic spending cuts set to take effect Friday.

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Automatic Cuts Will Have to Wait Until Midnight

Posted: 02/28/2013 - The White House says automatic spending reductions set to kick in Friday will be put off until as close to midnight Friday night as possible. Call them the Cinderella cuts.

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Benedict Becomes 1st Pope in 600 Years to Resign

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Benedict XVI has become the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate shaped by struggles to move the church past sex abuse scandals and to reawaken Christianity in an indifferent world.

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How Budget Cuts Could Affect You

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Government agencies are already taking steps to comply with automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday.

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