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  • Published
    February 23, 2012

    Higher gas prices could hurt Obama’s re-election chances

    America is producing more oil than at any time in the last eight years. But with prices near $4 a gallon, Republicans say Obama hasn't drilled enough to lower prices, and they'll likely repeat that message through November.

  • Published
    February 23, 2012

    Police identify elusive mountain criminal

    For five years, Troy James Knapp has roamed the wilderness of southern Utah, breaking into remote cabins, living in luxury off hot food, alcohol and coffee, stealing, and vanishing into the woods.

  • Published
    February 22, 2012

    Report: Crime at U.S. public schools on the decline

    The National School Safety Center reports that violent crime is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity.

  • Published
    February 22, 2012

    Divers in Italy find 8 more cruise-ship bodies

    Divers searching the capsized Costa cruise ship found eight more bodies Wednesday, including that of a missing 5-year-old girl. Seven people are still missing.

  • Published
    February 22, 2012
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    Obama proposes major corporate tax cuts

    President Obama is proposing to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent in return for eliminating dozens of loopholes and government subsidies for the oil and gas industries, and ending tax breaks for private-jet owners.

  • Published
    February 22, 2012

    Poll: Santorum surges, but Obama leads Republicans

    Rick Santorum is now running even with Mitt Romney on the Republican side, but neither candidate is faring well against President Obama, a new survey shows.

  • Published
    February 20, 2012
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    Ron Paul’s strategy? Win the caucus states

    Ron Paul needs to win the majority of delegates in Maine and other caucus states, in a format which better suits his supporters.

  • Published
    February 20, 2012

    Latest intellectual property clash in China? It’s the hamburger

    Millions of Chinese have come to love Big Macs and Whoppers. So when a group started putting up signs for the Double-Double burger, the Chinese rejoiced. The same can't be said of In-N-Out . . .

  • Published
    February 19, 2012

    Republicans ponder how to increase excitement about Romney

    GOP leaders say Romney must find a way to increase the intensity of his supporters, as well as woo the supporters of Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich.

  • Published
    February 19, 2012

    Iran cuts off oil to Britain and France

    Iran has halted oil shipments to Britain and France, in an apparent retaliation against the European Union and U.S. for harsh sanctions recently imposed against the oil-rich country.

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