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25 June 2010 12:27 PM | Tagged: castelldefels spain
CASTELLDEFELS, Spain – Spanish officials blamed summer solstice partygoers for crossing the tracks into the path of an express train that killed at least 13, but others said a new underground exit was poorly marked and an old crossing was blocked off, leaving travelers confused.In addition to the dead, at least 14 were injured in the beach resort of Castelldefels, south of Barcelona, shortl

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25 June 2010 11:27 AM | Tagged: timothy geithner
WASHINGTON — Rushing to deliver the broad strokes of an overhaul of the financial regulatory system before leaders of the world's major economies meet in Toronto over the weekend, lawmakers readied late Thursday to partially reinstate a ban on risky betting by commercial banks.In a marathon session, negotiators from the House of Representatives and the Senate neared a compromise that would

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25 June 2010 9:37 AM | Tagged: pew research center
TU.S N, Ariz.– With the scrawl of a pen, Republican Gov.Jan Brewer awakened a dormant — but politically explosive — issue of illegal immigration, sending shock waves across the political spectrum in an election year when both parties had hoped to sidestep the topic.Two months after Brewer signed a new Arizona law instructing police to demand proof of a questionable person's lega

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25 June 2010 9:37 AM | Tagged: defence minister john
SYDNEY – Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she supported the war in Afghanistan and had told US President Barack Obama on Friday he could rely on her to continue the fight.Gillard, who was installed as prime minister on Thursday after Kevin Rudd was deposed as Labor Party leader, said she had spoken with Obama on the rising casualties in Afghanistan. I assured President Oba

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25 June 2010 9:17 AM | Tagged: stephanie miller show
Check out the new audio clip below of The Stephanie Miller Show's new weekly segment Face The Grayson with Rep.Alan Grayson.This week's topics include the latest on Afghanistan . Visit http://www.stephaniemiller.com for more. 

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25 June 2010 9:17 AM | Tagged: currency exchange rate
NEW YORK – As long as unemployment is high, there will be pressure to keep protectionist trade measures in place, the director-general of the World Trade Organization said on Thursday.When asked why there has been no big trade war, Pascal Lamy, who was speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said it had to do with existing structures, such as strong international discipl

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25 June 2010 8:37 AM | Tagged: private equity funds
WASHINGTON – Working into early Friday, lawmakers drafting an overhaul of bank regulations sought to soften a contentious Wall Street restriction that would force large bank holding companies to spin off their lucrative derivatives business.House Democrats, prodded by moderates and members of the New York congressional delegation, offered to limit the reach of the restriction to only the ri

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25 June 2010 8:37 AM | Tagged: state police force
On Thursday, when the time came for independent counsel Timothy Petumenos to give former Alaska Gov.Sarah Palin her comeuppance for putting private fund-raising above the public trust, he picked as the venue the Adventure Room'' of the Hotel Captain in Cook in downtown Anchorage.The symbolism was almost as thick as the media that crowded the smallish space in the basement of one of the city's lo