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Journalist Daniel Schorr dies at 93

WASHINGTON – Veteran reporter and commentator Daniel Schorr, whose hard-hitting reporting for CBS got him on President Richard Nixon’s notorious “enemies list” in the 1970s, has died. He was...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Pay czar lets $1.6B for bankers ride

WASHINGTON – For all his tough talk about excessive pay for bankers, the Obama administration’s pay czar let the executives go without a fight.Kenneth Feinberg announced Friday he would not try to...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Ford turns profits again

DEARBORN, Mich. – Four years ago, Ford mortgaged everything down to the blue oval logo to save itself. Now, even as Americans remain skittish about the economy, it’s reaping big rewards and...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Elected officials anger town

BELL, Calif. – Residents in this modest blue-collar Los Angeles suburb where one in six lives in poverty were angry: Their city manager was getting paid more than President Barack Obama and the...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Gulf of MexicoStorm could take away sights of BP wellON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) – Ships relaying the sights and sounds from BP’s broken oil well stood fast Friday as the leftovers of Tropical Storm...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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India unveils $35 computer

MUMBAI, India – It looks like an iPad, only it’s 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Woman suggests diverse migration to the Americas

MEXICO CITY – A scientific reconstruction of one of the oldest sets of human remains found in the Americas appears to support theories that the first people who came to the hemisphere migrated from...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Blagojevich defense may focus on endless talk, lack of action

CHICAGO – As Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys prepare to make their last pitch to jurors, their closing arguments may come down to this: The former Illinois governor wasn’t capable of doing anything but...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Obama apologizes to Agriculture officialWASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama apologized Thursday to former federal official Shirley Sherrod over her ouster amid a racially tinged firestorm that...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Key ships ordered to leave spill site

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Key ships stationed over BP’s crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, but engineers have grown so confident in...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tax increase looms for many

WASHINGTON – Many Americans could be hit with a big tax increase in the next two or three years despite President Barack Obama’s repeated promises to shield the middle class from higher...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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China allows porn on Web

BEIJING – Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available.“Are they no longer cracking down...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World