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House Dems weigh laying out benchmarks for Iraq government

May 3rd, 2007 11:18 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Defiant Democratic leaders in the House are considering a proposal that would pay for the Iraq war at least through July but cut off funding after that if the Iraqi government does not meet certain political and security goals, congressional

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In one Iraqi neighborhood, U.S. troops find al-Qaida dug deep

May 3rd, 2007 11:18 pm by Associated Press

BAQOUBA, Iraq - Across the walls of the villas they seized in the name of their shadow government, black-masked al-Qaida militants spray-painted the words: "Property of the Islamic State of Iraq."

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U.S. forces kill al-Qaida in Iraq figure

May 3rd, 2007 11:18 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - U.S.-led forces killed a top al-Qaida in Iraq figure linked to kidnappings of a Christian Science Monitor reporter and other Westerners, the military said Thursday as mourners gathered at the slain terrorist's home in a Sunni insurgent strongho

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Louisiana governor says hurricane buyout program needs billions more

May 3rd, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's $7.5 billion program to buy out homeowners or help them rebuild is going broke, the governor is warning in another crisis in the long-mired effort to rescue neighborhoods smashed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Bonuses go to officials who shorted budget, vets' care

May 3rd, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders on Thursday demanded that the Veterans Affairs secretary explain hefty bonuses for senior department officials involved in crafting a budget that came up $1 billion short and jeopardized veterans' health care.

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Reputed mobster on trial for murder of ripoff pair

May 3rd, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Thomas and Rosemarie Uva were not exactly criminal geniuses.

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Inspectors checking food manufacturers while recall expands

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Government inspectors are checking food makers who use protein concentrates to make sure none of the contaminated products found in pet food have reached other products, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

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Student who took rifle onto bus arrested

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Police have arrested a high school student who they accused of carrying a rifle onto a city bus a day after getting into an argument with a peer.

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Obama gets Secret Service protection

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama was placed under Secret Service protection, the earliest ever for a presidential candidate, the agency said Thursday.

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Cuba says fugitive soldiers attempt to hijack plane

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

HAVANA - Fugitive army soldiers tried to hijack a plane bound for the United States on Thursday and killed a military officer they took hostage during the failed attempt, the Interior Ministry said.

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