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Judge Weighs Whether Wisconsin Union Law Took Effect

Updated: 03/29/2011 - A Wisconsin judge weighed arguments Tuesday about whether an order she issued intended to temporarily block the state's divisive new collective bargaining law was still in place, or whether Republican leaders had again outmaneuvered their opponents by using a legal loophole to achieve their goals.

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GAO: Ending Saturday Mail Could Save Billions

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Postal service could save a substantial amount of money by reducing mail delivery to five days, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

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WalMart Sex Bias Case Hits Possible Court Block

Updated: 03/29/2011 - The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of at least a half-million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims against large employers.

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Volkswagen Recalls 71,000 Jettas

Updated: 03/29/2011 - Volkswagen of America is recalling about 71,000 2011 Jettas in order to reconfigure wiring related to its alarm system and horn.

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Obama Strongly Defends US Military Action in Libya

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Defending the first war launched on his watch, President Barack Obama declared Monday night that the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world's conscience and "been a betrayal of who we are." Yet he ruled out targeting Moammar Gadhafi, warning that trying to oust him militarily would be a costly mistake.

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Wisconsin Contract Talks Stall Amid Union Law Fight

Updated: 03/28/2011 - Gov. Scott Walker's administration took steps Monday to adjust state workers' paychecks to reflect a new collective bargaining law, while the state Justice Department asked a court to agree the law was in effect and stop cases related to blocking its implementation.

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Two House Republicans Vow to Stop Obama on Libya

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Two House Republicans are pushing a bill that would force President Barack Obama to stop military operations in Libya until he gets congressional approval.

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Nancy Kerrigan May Testify at Brother's Trial

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is expected to be a witness at her brother's upcoming manslaughter trial in the death of their 70-year-old father.

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Wisconsin Schools Told to Hold Off on New Contracts

Updated: 03/28/2011 - The Wisconsin school board association on Monday urged districts that have not reached new deals with teachers' unions to hold off given the uncertainty over whether a new law removing nearly all collective bargaining rights is in effect.

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Alaska Airlines: Most Flights Running on Time

Posted: 03/27/2011 - Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Air affiliate said Sunday they have resolved a computer outage that led to the cancellation of 150 flights a day earlier, disrupting travel plans for more than 12,000 passengers.

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Geraldine Ferraro Dies at 75

Posted: 03/27/2011 - Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket, only to lose in a landslide, died Saturday. She was 75.

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Pentagon: US-Led Strikes Help Rebels Retake City

Posted: 03/26/2011 - A barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes opened the door for Libyan rebels to retake the eastern city of Ajdabiya Saturday, handing President Barack Obama a tangible example of progress as he defends the military action to war-weary Americans.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Hammer Health Care

Posted: 03/26/2011 - A handful of high-profile Republicans who may be eyeing the White House told hundreds of conservative activists Saturday that most Americans agree with their values, and insisted that opposition to the president's health care overhaul could help the GOP make historic gains in 2012.

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Crews Say NC Marine Base Fire Mostly Contained

Posted: 03/26/2011 - Authorities said Saturday that crews are close to containing a wildfire that has scorched more than 14 square miles at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune.

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Analysis: Gambits Abound in Wisconsin Union Fight

Posted: 03/26/2011 - Wisconsin Republicans were accustomed to getting what they wanted after the election put Scott Walker in the governor's office and flipped legislative control to the GOP, even gaining some Democratic support for a series of economic measures in his first weeks in office. Then they took on unions.

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Lack of Parts May Affect North America Honda Plants

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Production will likely be interrupted at Honda Motor Co.'s six North America plants after April 1 due to a lack of critical parts as Japanese suppliers work to recover from earthquake and tsunami damage, the automaker said Friday.

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FAA Orders New Procedures for Controllers

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The Federal Aviation Administration gave air traffic controllers new procedures Friday as officials try to contain the fallout from an incident earlier this week in which two airliners landed at Reagan National Airport without assistance because the lone controller on duty was asleep.

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Union Law Published, Despite Court Order

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Wisconsin officials couldn't agree Friday about whether an explosive law taking away nearly all public worker collective bargaining rights was about to take effect after a nonpartisan legislative bureau published it despite a court order blocking implementation.

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Suspect in Georgia Officer's Death Surrenders

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The man charged in the shooting death of a Georgia police officer surrendered on live TV late Friday after he emerged from an Athens apartment with five people whom police say he had been holding captive.

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