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Aggie Astronaut Fossom to Address Aggie Graduates

Updated: 05/08/2009 - COLLEGE STATION, May 8, 2009 – Aggie astronaut Michael Fossum, who twice has walked in space, will join former astronaut Charles F. Bolden, Jr., in addressing Texas A&M University degree candidates at the Thursday (May 14) commencement convocation that launches the 2009 spring graduation ceremonies.

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Border Security & U.S. Politics

Updated: 05/07/2009 - President Obama has done what many critics of immigration reform wanted, send more investigative agents to the border. He's poured money into upgrading ports of entry. He's also targeted traffickers who smuggle in people and drugs, then smuggle out guns and cash.

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Swine Flu Precautions You Can Take

Updated: 04/27/2009 - WASHINGTON (April 27, 2009)--The acting head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people can best protect themselves against the swine flu threat by taking precautions they were taught as children.

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Court Decision Impacts Vehicle Searches

Updated: 04/24/2009 - An untold amount of drugs and weapons have been taken off the streets of Bryan-College Station by a police procedure that the Supreme Court now says is illegal.

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GM To Close Plants For 9 Weeks

Posted: 04/22/2009 - DETROIT – General Motors Corp. is planning to temporarily close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine weeks this summer because of slumping sales and growing inventories of unsold vehicles,

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Freddie Mac Official Found Dead; Suicide Suspected

Posted: 04/22/2009 - WASHINGTON (April 22, 2009)--David Kellermann, the acting chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, was found dead at his home Wednesday morning in what police said was evidently a suicide.

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Polo Horses Die Before Championship

Posted: 04/20/2009 - Veterinarians say the sudden deaths of 21 polo horses at a Florida tournament yesterday may have been caused by a toxin in the feed, vitamins or supplements they were given.

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Bush and Clinton Raise Millions For Hurricane Ike Recovery

Posted: 04/14/2009 - Former President George H. W. Bush says the Bush-Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund has raised about $2.7 million to use toward recovery projects in Louisiana and Texas, two states battered by last year's Hurricane Ike.

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Captive Captain Rescued by US Navy; Firefight with Pirates

Posted: 04/12/2009 - A senior U.S. intelligence official said hostage Richard Phillips was not hurt in what appeared to be a swift firefight off the Somali coast on Sunday. Phillips was safely transported to a Navy warship nearby.

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12 Confirmed Dead In New York Shooting

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Gov. David Paterson says "12 or 13" people were killed in an attack on an immigration services center in Binghamton, N.Y.

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Mexico Makes Big Arrest: One of The Most Wanted

Posted: 04/02/2009 - MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has detained one of its most wanted drug suspects. Vicente Carrillo (kuh-DEE'-yoh) Leyva allegedly was the second in command of the powerful Juarez drug cartel.

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48 Immigrants Found in Tanker Truck

Posted: 03/31/2009 - (AP)LAREDO, Texas -- Border Patrol agents found 48 illegal immigrants inside the tank of a modified fuel truck after the driver plowed through a ranch fence near Laredo.

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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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