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Allies say election costs could top $1 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, urging grass-roots supporters central to his first White House run to mobilize again to protect the change he's brought over the past two years.
The official start of his second White House bid, in the midst of three wars, a budget fight with Congress, and sluggish economic recovery, comes 20 months before the November 2012 election.


In fact, atheists, agnostics, humanists and other assorted skeptics from the Army's Fort Bragg have formed an organization

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The cliche notwithstanding, there are atheists in foxholes.


The floating debris will likely be carried by currents off of Japan toward Washington, Oregon and California before turning toward Hawaii and back again toward Asia

In one to three years, scientists say, wind and ocean currents eventually will push some of the massive debris from Japan's tsunami and earthquake onto the shores of the U.S. West Coast


Google, always one of the most ardent April Fools' Day celebrators, launched 'Gmail Motion,' which allows users to mime directions to their email

NEW YORK (AP) -- The online world got an April Fools' Day makeover as YouTube rolled out 1911 viral videos and the Huffington Post put up a mock pay wall.


The current budget crunch on state and local governments is making more adopt the controversial practice

Inmates in prisons and jails, even minor offenders, are finding they not only have to do the time, but they have to pay—for booking, rent, routine medical care, and even electronic monitoring once they are released.


The price of the drug was a shock to doctors who prescribe it and private and public insurance programs that pay for it

ATLANTA (AP) -- The price of an expensive drug to prevent premature births has been cut by more than half, following bitter controversy over its high cost.


The statue is made of steel from the World Trade Center found after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she was born

The youngest victim of January's Tucson shootings will be on her teammates' minds on opening day Friday when they dedicate a statue in her memory


The economy added 216,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March, capping the strongest two months of hiring since before the recession began.


Sensational allegations by Republicans -- and a vigorous defense by Democrats -- set the tone for future interactions on government transparency

House Republicans grilled senior officials from the Homeland Security Department on Thursday over the agency's now-rescinded practice of requiring secretive reviews by political advisers of hundreds of requests for government files under the Freedom of Information Act


The exhibit opening marks a milestone for the library that has a tangled history marked by uneasy relations between Nixon loyalists and the National Archives

History is being restored at the Richard Nixon Library, where the Watergate exhibit once told visitors nearly four decades after the scandal led to his resignation that it was really a "coup" by his rivals


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