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August 30, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT
July 14, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the economy and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus law) on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at the Brookings Institution in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
July 8, 2010, 7:41 AM EDT
( - A proposed San Francisco ordinance, which could be approved Thursday night, would ban the sale of all pets except fish, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.   "People buy small animals all the time as an impulse buy, don't know what they're getting into, and the animals end up at the shelter and often are euthanized," said Sally Stephens, who chairs the city’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. "That's what we'd like to stop."  
July 2, 2010, 10:56 AM EDT
The American Flag flies along the international border in Nogales, Ariz., in this photo taken on Thursday, April 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 22, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT
In this May 10, 2010 photo, Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry brief reporters ahead of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit at the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
June 22, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT
In this May 12, 2010 photo, President Barack Obama, right, and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, during their joint news conference at the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
June 22, 2010, 8:36 AM EDT
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
June 17, 2010, 10:23 AM EDT
President Barack Obama, with Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, looks at oil containment booms being cleaned at a staging facility in Theodore, Ala., on Monday, June 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
June 11, 2010, 6:24 PM EDT
In this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 file photo, Gov. Charlie Crist speaks to editors and reporters at the Associated Press annual legislative meeting, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, file)
June 9, 2010, 6:22 AM EDT
President Barack Obama meets with members of his Cabinet to discuss the response to BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday, June 7, 2010 at the White House. To his right is White House adviser on climate and energy Carol Browner. National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen sits to Obama's right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 20, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT
New Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair at Congress. (AP photo)
May 6, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT
( – Police in New Hampshire responded to a reported bomb scare on board a Greyhound bus that was called in by one of the passengers.   The FBI responded as well as the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT), the state police bomb disposal unit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF), an Exeter Police special operations vehicle and a K-9 unit, according to the Seacoast Online.  
May 6, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT
Rev. Franklin Graham speaks with reporters after praying in the Pentagon parking lot, Thursday, May 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
May 3, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT
( - A very slightly higher percentage of Americans are obese today than were a year ago, when President Barack Obama took office, but obesity has gotten “decidedly” worse since 2008, according to a new survey by Gallup.  
April 28, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT
( - A court will decide if a New Jersey hospital may refuse to continue life support over the objections of a patient’s family, the New Jersey Star-Tribune reported on Wednesday.   According to the newspaper, New Jersey's Trinitas hospital is looking for an exception to the state’s advance directives law, which says patients and their families have the right to decide when and whether to remove life support, regardless of what doctors say.  
April 5, 2010, 10:11 AM EDT
Protesters, including Tea Partiers, rally outside of the House chamber as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on the health care overhaul bill in the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, March 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
March 29, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT
By Helen M. Alvare Since the night of March 21, conversations in pro-life quarters are dominated by speculation as to why Representative Bart Stupak ultimately abandoned his epic campaign to guarantee that our nation’s new health care regime would avoid channeling new federal dollars into abortion, and protect health care workers’ consciences.  
March 5, 2010, 9:08 AM EST
( - Two students at the University of Missouri-Columbia were suspended Wednesday, following their arrest on suspicion of a felony hate crime -- for throwing cotton balls across the lawn of the school's black-culture center, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.   Nathan Stephens, the culture center's coordinator, was quoted as saying that students were offended because of the "symbolic violence" harkening back to the days of slavery on cotton plantations.