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Largest Tax On Tobacco Looming

Posted: 03/30/2009 - WASHINGTON -- However they satisfy their nicotine cravings, tobacco users are facing a big hit as the single largest federal tobacco tax increase ever takes effect Wednesday.

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Clinton:U.S. Partly to Blame for Mexico's Violence

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says America's insatiable demand for illegal drugs and inability to stop weapons smuggling into Mexico are fueling an alarming spike in violence along the U.S.-Mexican border

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Not Enough Resources to Fight Border Crime?

Posted: 03/25/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate chairman says the Homeland Security Department does not have enough resources to fight crime on the Southwest border.

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Gov. Wants More Border Patrol Agents/National Guard Troops

Updated: 03/25/2009 - In the last few months there has been more U.S. attention on the Mexico border violence. Texas Governor Rick Perry would like to see that attention translate to more Border Patrol Agents and National Guard Troops.

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U-S Postal Service Announces Closings, Job Cuts, Layoffs

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The U.S. Postal Service announced Friday it is closing six of its 80 district offices, cutting 15 percent of its administrative staff positions, eliminating more than 1,400 supervisory positions around the country and offering early retirement to about 150,000 workers in an effort to save $100 million a year.

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Old Wal Mart Hoax Causing New Concerns

Updated: 03/20/2009 - From Kansas to College Station, a hoax message warning of an impending attack at a Wal Mart is once again spreading like wildfire in cyber space.

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Charges Pending for Driver in Mexico Bus Crash

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Charges were pending Wednesday in Mexico against a 23-year-old drunken trucker who lost control of his rig, which slammed into a bus carrying Canadians and Americans touring northern Mexico, killing 11 people.

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New Home Construction Jumps in February

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The number of new housing projects that builders broke ground on in February rose sharply, defying economists' forecasts for yet another drop in activity.

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Bailout Banks Not Lending

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The government says that lending to businesses from the top banks getting bailout funds fell in January despite the billions of dollars the banks received in government support.

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Psychiatrist Surrenders - Anna Nicole Drugs Case

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Los Angeles police say a psychiatrist surrendered today to face charges of excessively prescribing drugs to Anna Nicole Smith before the Texan's 2007 overdose death.

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Outrage Over AIG Bonuses

Updated: 03/16/2009 - President Barack Obama said Monday he will try to stop insurance giant AIG from paying out $165 million in executive bonuses after receiving a $170 billion taxpayer bailout.

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Discovery Finally Lifts Off After Delays

Updated: 03/15/2009 - Discovery rose from its seaside pad just as the sun was setting, a spectacular sight for a space agency eager to get the flight going.

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Discovery Set for Sunday Evening Launch

Posted: 03/14/2009 - NASA still doesn't know what caused a hydrogen gas leak that prevented space shuttle Discovery from flying earlier this week.

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Hospital Sends Barbara Bush Home

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Doctors at The Methodist Hospital discharged the 83-year-old former first lady eight days after she underwent surgery to replace an aortic valve in her heart.

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Perry Rejects Fed $timulus Money for Unemployment

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Saying the increase would burden Texas businesses, Gov. Rick Perry Thursday rejected $555 million in federal stimulus funds that would have expanded the state’s unemployment benefits.

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Alabama Shooting Spree: 10 Dead

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Ten people including the gunman were confirmed dead Tuesday evening after a shooting spree in south Alabama.

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Recession-Worst Since World War II

Posted: 03/08/2009 - Factory jobs disappeared. Inflation soared. Unemployment climbed to alarming levels. The hungry lined up at soup kitchens. It wasn't the Great Depression. It was the 1981-82 recession, widely considered America's worst since the depression.

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Church Shooting in Illinois

Updated: 03/08/2009 - A hospital spokeswoman in a community in Illinois says one person has arrived dead from a church where a shooting reportedly occurred

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To Execute or Not: A Question of Cost?

Posted: 03/07/2009 - The death penalty may be abandoned by several states. The reason has nothing to do with right or wrong, but rather cost.

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