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Analysis: Obama tougher on autos than banks

Updated: 03/30/2009 - President Barack Obama is dealing with the beleaguered auto industry more sternly than he has with bailed-out banks and insurers as he takes the nation another step into uncharted government regulation of industry.

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Hit-run driver kills 1 USC student, injures other

Updated: 03/30/2009 - A driver hit two University of Southern California freshmen — killing one — and driving off with the other caught on the hood until stopping to let a passenger out to pull the wounded student off the car, police said Monday.

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Obama puts GM, Chrysler on short leash

Updated: 03/30/2009 - President Barack Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry Monday, bluntly rejecting turnaround plans by General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, demanding fresh concessions as the price for long-term federal aid and raising the possibility of controlled bankruptcy for either ailing auto giant.

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6 killed in home shooting in Santa Clara, Calif.

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Six people were shot to death, at least three of them children, and another person was critically wounded in an apparent murder-suicide at an upscale home in Silicon Valley, police said Monday. The suspect appeared to be among the dead in the apparent "family on family" violence, Lt. Phil Cooke said.

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Kroger Recalls Shelled Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk

Updated: 03/30/2009 - The California Dept. of Health is investigating a central California plant that processed pistachios linked to recalls over possible salmonella concerns. Kroger recalled its Private Selection Shelled Pistachios because of it.

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12 die in bloody siege at Pakistan police academy

Updated: 03/30/2009 - A group of gunmen, some in police uniforms, attacked a police academy Monday and held it for hours, seizing hostages, throwing grenades and killing at least six trainee officers before being overpowered by Pakistani commandos. Four suspected militants were arrested while at least three blew themselves up in the eight-hour battle to retake the compound on the outskirts of Lahore in eastern Pakistan, said Rao Iftikhar, a top government official in Punjab province.

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Man Fires at McDonald's Window Over Breakfast Menu

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Police said a customer fired one or two shots into a Salt Lake City McDonald's after the driver of the car he was in was told the restaurant was not serving lunch yet

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Museum, library Release Ike's Papers

Updated: 03/30/2009 - More papers from President Dwight D. Eisenhower have been released for review by researchers at the former president and Army general's museum and library.

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77 names added to slain journalists memorial in DC

Updated: 03/30/2009 - The journalism and free speech museum called the Newseum added 77 names to its Journalists Memorial on Monday to honor reporters, photographers and broadcasters who died while covering the news, including several killed in Mexican drug violence.

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US Soldier Gets 35 Years in Deaths of 4 Iraqis

Updated: 03/30/2009 - A U.S. soldier convicted of murder in the execution-style slayings of four blindfolded Iraqis apologized for shooting one of them in the back of the head, but said he acted out of concern for his fellow troops.

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Stocks Fall as Automaker Plans Are Rejected

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Wall Street's big March rally was officially on hold after the White House rejected turnaround plans from General Motors Corp. and Chrysler and gave investors a reality check on the economy.

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Exhibit Studies Artist Who Tweaked 'Mona Lisa'

Updated: 03/30/2009 - The artist who famously gave the "Mona Lisa" a mustache and called an overturned urinal his "Fountain" is getting a rare treatment at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Obama Sets Deadline to force GM, Chrysler Overhaul

Updated: 03/30/2009 - President Barack Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry Monday, rejecting turnaround plans from General Motors and Chrysler and raising the prospect of controlled bankruptcy for either ailing auto giant.

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Vermont gay marriage bill veto threat draws mail

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Some called him a homophobe. Some accused him of spreading hatred. Some thanked him, or applauded him for showing "backbone" in the face of pressure from gay rights advocates.

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EPA head announces new port emissions proposal

Updated: 03/30/2009 - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency wants to limit emissions along the nation's coastline and within its seaports, just as the agency does along highways, with tougher pollution standards on large commercial ships.

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6 killed in home shooting in Santa Clara, Calif.

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Six people were shot to death, at least three of them children, and another person was critically wounded in an apparent murder-suicide at an upscale home in Silicon Valley, police said Monday. The suspect appeared to be among the dead in the apparent "family on family" violence, Lt. Phil Cooke said.

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Fort Riley Units Respond to ND Flooding

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Six helicopters from the 1st Infantry Division have flown from Kansas to North Dakota to assist with ongoing flooding.

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Sprint CEO Hesse Gets $14.2M in 2008 Compensation

Updated: 03/30/2009 - An AP analysis has found that Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse was paid $14.2 million in 2008 as the telecommunications company continued to lose ground in the wireless industry.

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