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Dems crank up the pressure on GOP’s Bunning to unblock unemployment extension, highway funds

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Top Stories | Mar 2, 2010

WASHINGTON – A senator who had been single-handedly holding up stopgap legislation to extend help for the jobless and keep federal highway dollars flowing has finally relented.
A spokesman for Sen. Jim Bunning says the Kentucky Republican will permit a vote …Read More


GM recalls 1.3 million cars over steering fault

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Top Stories | Mar 2, 2010


DETROIT – General Motors Co is recalling 1.3 million compact cars in North America to address a power steering problem that has been linked to 14 crashes and one injury, the company said on Tuesday.
U.S. safety regulators opened an investigation …Read More


Court refuses to stop DC’s gay marriage law

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Politics | Mar 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block the District of Columbia’s gay marriage law, freeing the city to issue its first marriage licenses to same-sex couples the following day.
Opponents of gay marriage in the nation’s capital had …Read More


Roberts denies stay of District’s same-sex marriage law

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Top Stories | Mar 2, 2010

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. denied a last-minute request Tuesday afternoon for a stay of the District’s same-sex marriage law, disappointing opponents of the measure, who wanted to bring it before city voters in a referendum.
The decision apparently clears …Read More


Toyota US execs warned of quality problems in 2006, 2008

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Top Stories | Mar 2, 2010


Follow this live blog from a U.S. Senate committee hearing probing Toyota’s response to complaints.
5:29 p.m. | Sen. Jay Rockefeller ended his hearing by giving Toyota a sorrowful scolding.
The West Virginia Democrat said new legislation would be needed to toughen …Read More


Honestly, we don’t care about Tiger’s marriage

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Most Viewed, Top Stories, U.S. | Mar 2, 2010


Tiger Woods has run out of rehab centers. He went through the sex addiction clinic in Mississippi and now he’s gotten out of a family counseling clinic in Arizona.
I’m sure I speak for all sports fans when I say we’re …Read More


Activision confirms Infinity Ward studio heads’ departures; Publishing execs take over

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Top Stories | Mar 2, 2010


According to the official statement we’ve all been waiting for, Activision has announced that Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella are no longer with the studio. Activision Publishing chief technology officer Steve Pearce and head of production …Read More


Jerry Brown says he’s ready to lead California, again

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Top Stories, U.S. | Mar 2, 2010

Jerry Brown, the former two-term California governor and the state’s attorney general, officially announced his gubernatorial bid Tuesday on his website. Without any major Democratic challengers, Mr. Brown will likely face one of two wealthy Republicans in November who say …Read More


Dubai police chief to seek Netanyahu arrest

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Top Stories, World | Mar 2, 2010


DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai’s police chief plans to seek the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Israel’s spy agency over the killing of a Hamas leader in the emirate, Al Jazeera television reported.
Dahi Khalfan Tamim …Read More


Smithsonian turns down suit worn by O.J. Simpson

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Top Stories, U.S. | Mar 2, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) – What O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife and her friend was the suit seen around the world during one of the most watched televised moments in history.
But the Smithsonian …Read More