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Senator Roberts: EPA Chief Should Visit Kan. Mining Town

Updated: 06/19/2009 - Sen. Pat Roberts is keeping the pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of residents in the southeast Kansas town of Treece, which is dealing with years of contamination from mining pollution.

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States Could Lose Out On Stimulus Cash For Schools

Posted: 06/18/2009 - The Obama administration is warning it may withhold millions of extra stimulus dollars from states that use the money to plug budget holes instead of boosting aid for schools.

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House Rejects Measure On Guantanamo Closing

Posted: 06/18/2009 - The House has voted to deny the use of any federal money for the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay next year and to impose restrictions on the transfer of detainees to the United States.

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U. S. Senate Apologizes For Slavery

Updated: 06/18/2009 - The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday apologizing for slavery and racial segregation and sent the measure to the House.

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Doctors Signal They'll Work With President Obama

Posted: 06/18/2009 - President Barack Obama didn't exactly win over the nation's largest group of doctors with a personal appearance, but they're leaving the door open to a key part of his health overhaul.

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Hillary Clinton Fractures Elbow

Posted: 06/18/2009 - The State Department says Clinton was on her way to the White House Wednesday afternoon when she fell and injured her elbow.

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Report Faults U.S. Efforts To Curb Gun Smuggling

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Investigators say the government's efforts to stop the flow of guns from the United States to Mexico have suffered in recent years. They say there's no clear plan to fight gunrunners linked with drug cartels.

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Sallie Mae Awarded Government Loan-Servicing Contract

Posted: 06/18/2009 - The Department of Education says Sallie Mae and three other companies were chosen to service parts of its $550 billion in outstanding federal student loans and future loans owned by the government.

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More Than 100 Kids Sue Over Parents' Deportations

Posted: 06/17/2009 - The children are all U.S. citizens and say their constitutional rights are being violated because they, too, will likely have to leave the country if their parents are forced to leave.

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President Obama Cites Decades Of Mistakes Behind Recession

Posted: 06/17/2009 - President Barack Obama is offering a broad-scale overhaul of the financial system, saying hard times struck largely because a post-Depression era business regulatory scheme couldn't keep up with an increasingly global economy.

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Top Senator: NSA Not Violating Surveillance Law

Posted: 06/17/2009 - The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says there have not been flagrant violations of rules governing surveillance of American e-mails and phone calls.

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Democrats' Health-Care Bill Faces First Test In Senate Committee

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Cost estimates for President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the system are coming in at more than $1 trillion. The eye-popping figures are forcing majority Democrats to scale back their plans to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.

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