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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abandoning the health care overhaul is not an option, the top White House political adviser said Wednesday, after President Barack Obama's signature issue took a devastating hit with the Democratic loss of a Massachusetts Senate seat...


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a ruling that had set aside the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in the 1980s in a racially tinged case that has made the former Black Panther an international cause celebre.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Haitians in the United States—along with the rest of the world—are looking on with horror at the aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that has left mountains of rubble and tens of thousands dead in the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) - It's been described as "The world's Katrina," a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that completely devastated and uprooted the Black island nation of Haiti, leaving an estimated 100,000 dead and millions more homeless, injured and in despair. Government officials are predicting that the death toll could eventually rise to half a million, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters ever.


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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after a powerful earthquake flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods. Officials feared hundreds of thousands may have perished but there was no firm count...


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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated for a second time the death sentence of a neo-Nazi convicted of murdering three men in Ohio more than a quarter century ago.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A racial gaffe by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid put Democrats on the defensive Monday, the latest woe for President Barack Obama's party at the start of a potentially difficult election year.


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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Rod Blagojevich apologized Monday for saying he's "Blacker than Barack Obama," but the disgraced former Illinois governor said he probably won't try to make amends directly to the president.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Defense Department review of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, has found the doctors overseeing Maj. Nidal Hasan's medical training repeatedly voiced concerns over his strident views on Islam and his inappropriate behavior, yet continued to give him positive performance evaluations that kept him moving through the ranks.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten months into President Barack Obama's first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on U.S. roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, an Associated Press analysis has found.


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