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AP-Ipsos Poll: Public gives both Congress, Bush low approval ratings

May 11th, 2007 11:39 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - People think the Democratic-led Congress is doing just as dreary a job as President Bush, following four months of bitter political standoffs and little progress on Iraq and a host of domestic issues.

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Shuttle to return to launch pad after fuel tank repaired

May 11th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA managers on Friday approved moving Atlantis to the launch pad in hopes that a June launch will return the space shuttle program to a regular flight schedule after a six-month hiatus.

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Fewer parents choosing 'Katrina' as baby name after 2005 hurricane

May 11th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - As baby names go, Katrina isn't in vogue these days. But she hasn't disappeared either.

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Wealthy hedge fund managers step up Washington activism as tax rumblings grow

May 11th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - With Congress always looking for new ways to boost tax receipts and protect individual investors, it's natural for hedge fund managers to worry that they have a bull's-eye on their chests - especially now that word is out that some of them

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Teacher's husband faces lesser murder charge in teen's death

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE - A grand jury returned a lesser charge of second-degree murder against the teacher's husband accused of fatally shooting her teenage lover, according to court records released Thursday.

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Consumers cut back spending in April as gas prices surge

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Consumers, battered by surging gasoline prices, cut back spending for clothes, cars and other items in April, raising worries about the already weak economy.

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Tennessee farmers hoping to sow corn, reap profits

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA - Despite some inclement weather, farmers are hoping to make a big profit in corn this year, planting more acreage of the crop than any time since World War II.

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Red fire ants may have met their match in virus

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by BETSY BLANEY

LUBBOCK, Texas - Imported red fire ants have plagued farmers, ranchers and others for decades. Now the reviled pests are facing a bug of their own.

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As withering drought worsens, Georgia crops at risk

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - At Hillcrest Orchards in the north Georgia mountains, the annual Apple Pickin' Jubilee will go on as planned this fall - although the state's most withering drought in decades threatens to destroy the country festival's namesake.

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