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Obama to Sign Service Bill

Updated: 04/21/2009 - People who want to give back to their communities through service will get more opportunities to do so under a bill being signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

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Regional Banks Treated Differently Than National Banks

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The government's "stress tests" of 19 large banks take a harsher view of loans than of other troubled assets, according to a Federal Reserve document obtained by the Associated Press. That approach favors a few Wall Street banks while potentially threatening major regional players. Regulators will use the tests to determine which banks are healthy, which need more capital and which might fail if the recession worsened.

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Fed judge in NYC closes piracy suspect's hearing

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A federal judge in New York says he must decide whether a piracy suspect is a juvenile before information about the case can be made public. The suspect, Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, cried at the hearing Tuesday afternoon.

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Obama Leaves Door Open For Torture Prosecution

Updated: 04/21/2009 - President Barack Obama left the door open Tuesday to prosecuting Bush administration officials who devised the legal authority for gruesome terror-suspect interrogations, saying the United States lost "our moral bearings" with use of the tactics.

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Med Student Held without Bail in Craigslist Death

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A Boston medical student accused of targeting women who advertised exotic services on Craigslist was ordered held without bail Tuesday on charges that he sought to rob a masseuse, but bashed her in the head and shot her through the heart when she fought back.

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Geithner Defends Bank Bailouts

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the bank rescue program devised by the Obama administration Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund predicted U.S. financial institutions could lose $2.7 trillion from the global credit crisis.

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State Loan In Question

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Records show a Kansas official was serving on a San Francisco company's board when it received a $100,000 loan from his state agency.

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Appeals Court Allows Home Search in Kansas Case

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a decision by federal judge in Kansas to throw out evidence obtained during a search of a suspected drug dealer's home.

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National Service Bill To Get Obama's Signature

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The AmeriCorps program started by President Bill Clinton will triple in size over the next eight years, and tens of thousands of other Americans will soon see new opportunities to give back to their communities.

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