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Apr 20th

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Obama to sketch path forward

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his way in a tight election but to put fire in the belly of his supporters and get them to come out on Election Day.

Obama senior adviser David Plouffe promised the president would give voters "a very clear sense of where he thinks the country needs to go economically, the path we need to take." But he also cautioned that no one should expect Obama to slingshot out of his convention with a big boost in polls that have long signaled a close race.

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

The decision handed Obama a campai...

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Getting gassed

Fuel prices are highest ever for this time of year

NEW YORK — Gasoline prices have never been higher this time of the year.

At $3.53 a gallon, prices are already up 25 cent...

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U.S. Senate approves $7B for aid relief

WASHINGTON — Setting up a battle with the GOP-controlled House, Senate Democrats late last week muscled through a $7 billion bill to replenish nearly empty federal disast...
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Oil above $82 as Fed pledges low rates to ‘13

Oil prices rose above $82 a barrel Wednesday in Europe after the U.S. central bank said it will keep lending rates at record low levels for the next two years.

Benchmark o...

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Ceiling vote floors state delegation

At least a portion of Louisiana's delegation to Washington was split in a vote on raising the nation's debt ceiling, with Congressman John Fleming and Sen. David Vitter v...
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Bin Laden: Dead, buried

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday,...

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