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AIDS Breakthrough: Special Gel Helps Prevent HIV Infection

Updated: 07/20/2010 - For the first time, a vaginal gel has proved capable of blocking the AIDS virus: It cut in half a woman's chances of getting HIV from an infected partner in a study in South Africa. Scientists called it a breakthrough in the long quest for a tool to help women whose partners won't use condoms.

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Obama to GOP: Restore Unemployment Benefits Now

Updated: 07/19/2010 - President Barack Obama took aim at Republican lawmakers Monday, accusing them of holding the public hostage to Washington politics by blocking extended unemployment benefits for millions of out of work Americans.

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Haliburton 2Q Profit Jumps 83 Percent

Posted: 07/19/2010 - Halliburton Co. says its second-quarter profit soared 83 percent as natural gas drilling activity picked up in the U.S.

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Oil Cap Kept Shut Despite Seepage Near Broken Well

Posted: 07/19/2010 - The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite something seeping near the sea floor.

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BP:48 Hours And Holding- No Oil Leak From Cap

Updated: 11/12/2010 - NEW ORLEANS – BP's experimental cap was holding Saturday as the final hours ticked away in a two-day trial run to make sure it keeps oil from pouring into the Gulf of Mexico without blowing a new leak in the busted well.

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Gov't Delays Work on BP Project to Cap Gulf Well

Posted: 07/14/2010 - The Obama administration has asked oil giant BP to stop work on a project meant to choke off the flow of oil spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico until the company answers questions from government scientists.

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Report: Driver Error Behind Toyota Acceleration Complaints

Updated: 07/16/2010 - NEW YORK – The Department of Transportation has analyzed dozens of black boxes in Toyota vehicles involved in accidents blamed on unintended acceleration, finding the throttles were open and the brakes were not engaged, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

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BP to Start Testing New Cap on Gulf Oil Well

Posted: 07/13/2010 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP is still waiting to start tests on a new cap atop the gushing Gulf of Mexico oil leak, saying the work requires extreme precision.

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Federal Deficit Tops $1-Trillion With 3 Months Left

Updated: 07/13/2010 - WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion with three months still to go in the budget year, showing the lasting impact of the recession on the government's finances.

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BP Billed For $99.7 Million By Obama Administration

Posted: 07/13/2010 - The Obama administration says it has sent a fourth bill to BP and other parties seeking $99.7 million for costs related to the response and cleanup of the Gulf oil spill.

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Longtime Yankees Owner Dies

Updated: 07/13/2010 - Spokesman Howard Rubenstein said George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning. He had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m.

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3 Dead in Albuquerque Shooting

Updated: 07/12/2010 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer Monday, killing two people and wounding four others before turning the gun on himself in what police said was a domestic violence dispute.

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Obama Issues New Drilling Moratorium

Posted: 07/12/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is issuing a new moratorium on deep-water offshore drilling and it's no longer based on water depth.

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Congress Returns To A Full Plate

Posted: 07/12/2010 - Congress returns this week to an ambitious agenda that includes a Supreme Court confirmation, major financial regulation, potential immigration reform and other significant priorities. Some, like Elena Kagan's nomination, appear likely to pass. Others are less clear.

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Bernake-Need to Get Loans Flowing To Small Businesses

Updated: 07/12/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says getting loans flowing more normally to small businesses is key to bolstering the economic recovery and reducing unemployment.

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UPDATE: Cap in Place

Updated: 07/12/2010 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new cap is now in place on the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Rev. Schuller Retiring From Crystal Cathedral

Posted: 07/11/2010 - GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of Southern California's Crystal Cathedral megachurch and host of the "Hour of Power" televangelism broadcast, announced Sunday he will retire after 55 years in the pulpit and his daughter will take over.

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