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50 million blinds recalled by government

WASHINGTON — The government and the window covering industry on Tuesday recalled more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds because of the risk children may be strangled by the cords.

Another cousin for Obama: Warren Buffett

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama, who won political support and has sought advice from investment guru Warren Buffett, may now feel even closer to the world's second richest man.

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Family Members Found Dead in California Home

Several family members were found dead in a home Monday in an upscale gated community in San Clemente, in Southern California, authorities said.

Large Explosion Hits Near Hotel in Kabul

A large explosion hit in the vicinity of a hotel in Kabul that is frequented by foreigners.

Dems Scrap Medicare Buy-In

In a major step toward health reform passage, Senate Democrats drop expansion plan to appease moderates

Lawmakers trying to secure farmer's aid

A group of southern lawmakers are trying to secure billions in emergency aid for farmers. They say growers affected by bad weather can not wait for help under the existing federal farm programs. Early season drought and late season rain has hur

Feds Seize $26 Million of 'Knockoff' Items

Federal authorities announced Monday that they have seized $26 million worth of "knockoff" DVDs, CDs, clothing, electronics, cosmetics, phones, holiday ornaments, and pharmaceuticals in a carefully coordinated counterfeit bust.

D.C. hands out $15M in bonuses despite recession, budget gaps

WASHINGTON D.C. - The economy has been in the dumps for years, but the good times keep on rolling for some favored D.C. employees.

Report: UN-backed Congo troops killing civilians

JOHANNESBURG – A U.N.-backed Congolese military operation to oust rebels from eastern Congo has caused more civilian casualties than damage to rebels, with more than 1,400 people deliberately killed over a nine-mont