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Obama Jabs At Himself, DC's Establishment

Posted: 05/10/2009 - President Barack Obama mocked his own administration and gave playful digs at his critics and Republicans at a black-tie dinner Saturday night attended by a mix of politicians, celebrities and journalists.

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AP Sources: Obama Wants Fed To Be Finance Supercop

Posted: 05/09/2009 - The White House told industry officials on Friday that it is leaning toward recommending that the Federal Reserve become the supercop for "too big to fail" companies capable of causing another financial meltdown.

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Statue Of Liberty Crown Reopens July 4

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the crown of the Statue of Liberty will reopen July 4. It's been closed since 9/11. Friday morning, NBC's Today Show broadcast from the crown, right here on WITN.

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Analysis: Obama Charts Active Role In Mideast

Posted: 05/08/2009 - The impending arrival of Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will start an unpredictable engagement by President Barack Obama in trying to shift the Middle East from a tense standoff to Arab-Israeli peacemaking.

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Russia, US Strike Conciliatory Tones After Talks

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Russia was sounding conciliatory during a Washington visit as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov praised the Obama administration for what he called its pragmatic approach to relations.

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5 Regional Banks Must Raise $8.2B After Tests

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Five of the nation's largest regional banks are vulnerable to a worsening recession and need to raise a total $8.2 billion in new capital based on results of government "stress tests."

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Furlough Bills Affecting Workers Clear NC House

Posted: 05/07/2009 - The North Carolina House affirmed that lawmakers and judicial workers must take a small pay cut like Gov. Beverly Perdue ordered for the rest of state government.

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Porn Star Exploring Run For US Senate

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Stormy Daniels is a Louisiana-born porn star who says she is considering a 2010 run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican David Vitter

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Obama Applauds Afghan And Pakistan Cooperation

Posted: 05/07/2009 - President Barack Obama is applauding Pakistan and Afghanistan for their commitment to helping the U.S. fight terrorists holed up in their territory, but he also is cautioning that the path to success is slow and unsure.

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AP Sources: Obama Seeks Hikes In Domestic Spending

Posted: 05/07/2009 - In twin strokes, President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to reward generous budget increases to domestic programs while proposing relatively modest cuts to wasteful or obsolete programs that just won't seem to die.

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Bristol Palin Campaigning For Abstinence

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Unwed mother Bristol Palin said Wednesday that abstinence is a realistic way for teens to avoid unwanted pregnancy - a view not shared by the father of her infant son.

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Furlough Fight

Posted: 05/06/2009 - The State Board of Education could bar teachers from taking furloughs ordered by Gov. Beverly Perdue on days they're supposed to be in the classroom.

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Banks Returning Bailouts Will Face Conditions

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Banks that want to pay back their federal bailout funds and free themselves from government restrictions on compensation and dividends will have to sever their ties to another financial assistance program.

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Governor Perdue: "Take The Pay Cut"

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Gov. Beverly Perdue made an offer that North Carolina's top elected officials apparently found hard to refuse.

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