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Stocks Up On Bernanke Reassurance

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has given Wall Street a double dose of reassurance. Now it's President Barack Obama's turn.

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Syria Puts Missile Center On Reactor Site

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Syria has revealed that it has built a missile facility over the ruins of what the U.S. says was a nuclear reactor destroyed by Israel warplanes, diplomats said Tuesday.

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D.C. Closer To Getting Voice In Congress

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The District of Columbia's two-century-long wait for a voice in Congress was a step closer to ending Tuesday with a crucial Senate vote to take up legislation giving the capital city's 600,000 residents a full seat in the House.

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Obama Aims For Sober Honesty, Optimism in Address

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Standing before a nation on an economic precipice, President Barack Obama aimed to balance candor with can-do Tuesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress. Millions more anxious Americans were tuning in on TV.

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Boeing Union Recommends Strike at Kansas Plant

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Negotiations broke down Tuesday between Chicago-based Boeing and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace. The union is recommending its members authorize a strike.

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Boeing Union Recommends Strike at Kansas Plant

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The union representing engineers at the Boeing Co.'s military aircraft plant in Wichita is recommending its members reject the company's contract offer and go out on strike.

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Holocaust-denying bishop scuffles with reporter

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A British bishop whose denial of the Holocaust embroiled the pope in controversy left Argentina Tuesday after the government ordered him out, calling his statements "an insult" to humanity.

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WU Hosts Slavery Art Exhibit

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Several student organizations came together at Washburn University to spread the message that slavery still exists.

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Burris Refuses to Resign

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Sen. Roland Burris is refusing to resign despite a suggestion from fellow Illinois senator Dick Durbin to do so. Burris was appointed by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.

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N. Korea plans satellite, but it could be missile

Updated: 02/25/2009 - North Korea said Tuesday it is preparing to shoot a satellite into orbit, its clearest reference yet to an impending launch that neighbors and the U.S. suspect will be a provocative test of a long-range missile.

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House tightens fed controls over pet primate trade

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Eight days after a 200-pound chimpanzee critically mauled a woman in Connecticut, the House moved Tuesday to ban the transport of monkeys and apes across state lines for the purpose of selling them as pets.

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AIG Seeks Alternatives To Government Loan

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Beleaguered insurer American International Group Inc. is looking to alter its $150 billion government loan while it continues to look for buyers for some of its operations, according to published reports.

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Dad: Suleman under duress before NBC interview

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Nadya Suleman's father told Oprah Winfrey on her talk show that his daughter was under duress before giving an interview to NBC's Ann Curry and should have been given time to recover from giving birth to octuplets.

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Tainted Syringes Killed 5, Prosecutors Say

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A North Carolina company is accused of bypassing sterilization tests for medical syringes in a cost-cutting move prosecutors say sickened hundreds of patients and led to five deaths.

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Spears' Dad Tries To Keep "Predators" Away

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Britney Spears' father testified for nearly 90 minutes Monday about why he felt a long-term restraining order should be issued against three people, including the singer's former manager and an ex-boyfriend.

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Bail OK'd for alleged in-law of al-Qaida official

Updated: 02/25/2009 - An alleged brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden's bodyguard was ordered to be released on $500,000 bail Tuesday, and a Muslim advocacy group said it wants a federal investigation into whether he was arrested because he had refused to become an FBI informant.

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Obama Wants To Strengthen U.S.-Japan Ties

Updated: 02/25/2009 - President Barack Obama told Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday that the United States wants to strengthen ties with Japan, a country Obama described as the cornerstone of U.S. security policy in East Asia and a major U.S. economic partner.

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