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Longest Serving Senator Dead At 92

Updated: 06/28/2010 - Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, has died at age 92.

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Alex Weakening, But Still Reasons for Concern

Updated: 06/27/2010 - A tropical storm slamming into parts of Mexico isn't taking aim at the massive Gulf oil spill — for now — though any system can quickly change course and send cleanup efforts grinding to a halt.

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Weather Could Be Latest Problem in Oil Spill Cleanup

Updated: 06/26/2010 - A tropical storm churning in the Caribbean could be the latest bad news for BP crews trying to contain and clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf, an effort that has been plagued by setbacks for more than two months.

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Venezuela Seizes 11 U.S. Oil Rigs

Updated: 06/24/2010 - CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's government has seized control of 11 oil rigs owned by U.S. driller Helmerich & Payne, which shut them down because the state oil company was behind on payments.

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2 Million Cribs Recalled Amid Safety Concerns

Updated: 06/24/2010 - More than 2 million cribs from Evenflo, Delta Enterprise Corp. and five other companies were recalled Thursday amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become trapped or fall from the cribs.

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High Court Sides with Ex-Enron CEO

Posted: 06/24/2010 - The Supreme Court has sided with former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling in limiting the use of a federal fraud law that has been a favorite of white-collar crime prosecutors.

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Cap Back On BP Oil Spill

Updated: 06/24/2010 - NEW ORLEANS – A cap was back in place on BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after a deep-sea blunder forced crews to temporarily remove what has been the most effective method so far for containing some of the massive spill.

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Obama Relieves Gen. McChrystal of Duty; Petraeus Tapped

Updated: 06/23/2010 - President Barack Obama ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday, choosing the embattled general's direct boss - Gen. David Petraeus to take over the troubled 9-year-old war.

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BP's Containment Cap Over Well Removed, Oil Gushing From Site

Updated: 06/23/2010 - BP's containment cap over a ruptured Gulf of Mexico well was removed Wednesday after a robotic vehicle apparently bumped into a cap vent and closed it, raising the possibility of hydrates forming, said Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's response manager.

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Obama, McChrystal Conclude Oval Office Talk

Posted: 06/23/2010 - Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal met privately with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday and then departed ahead of a scheduled war strategy session. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory remarks in a magazine interview.

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Bin Laden Hunter On His Way Back to United States

Posted: 06/23/2010 - An American on a solo mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden is headed back to the United States, ten days after authorities found him in the woods of northern Pakistan with a pistol, a sword and night-vision equipment.

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Famous Oilman Touts Natural Gas Energy Plan

Updated: 06/22/2010 - DALLAS (AP) - Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens says Americans are ready for the challenge if President Barack Obama will commit to a 10-year plan to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

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Judge Blocks Gulf Offshore Drilling Moratorium

Updated: 06/22/2010 - *Update* NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The White House is promising a quick appeal, after a federal judge struck down the administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

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White House Releases Patient Bill Of Rights

Updated: 06/22/2010 - WASHINGTON – Most health insurance plans will soon be barred from turning children down due to pre-existing medical problems, the White House announced Tuesday, spelling out how early benefits of the new health care law will work.

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Gulf Coast Residents Unsure If Claims Are Taxed

Updated: 06/22/2010 - NEW ORLEANS – Out-of-work Gulf Coast shrimper Todd Pellegal spent his first $2,500 check from BP quickly, paying off bills and buying groceries for his family. He never stopped to think if his check from BP was taxable!

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White House Summons US General to Explain Himself

Posted: 06/22/2010 - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain derogatory comments about President Barack Obama and his colleagues, administration officials said Tuesday.

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Companies Ask Judge to End Drilling Moratorium

Updated: 06/21/2010 - NEW ORLEANS — Companies that ferry people and supplies to offshore oil rigs are asking a judge to overturn a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling.

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Documents: BP Estimated 4.2M Gallon in Worst Case

Posted: 06/20/2010 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Newly released internal documents show BP PLC estimated up to 4.2 million gallons of oil a day could gush from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico if all equipment restricting the flow was removed and company models were wrong.

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Gates Says Afghanistan a 'Tough Pull,' But Improving

Posted: 06/20/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the spike in U.S. casualties in Afghanistan was expected and that people are too quick to say the war is going badly.

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