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Job growth signs of economic rebound: Obama

President Barack Obama seized on news of another burst of job growth as proof the U.S. economy is rebounding on his watch from a disastrous recession. The struggling economy has haunted the president as he seeks a second four-year term in November, and his Republican opponents have hammered the issue in their campaigns. But Obama’s approval ratings have been rising ...

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U.S. economy adds 227,000 jobs in February

U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession began. The unemployment rate was unchanged, largely because more people streamed into the work force. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate stayed at 8.3 percent last month, the lowest in three years. Also Voters focused on the economy, ...

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Gingrich makes his last stand ahead of Mississippi and Alabama primaries

Gingrich faces a must-win situation as he hangs on in the Republican race, and polls show he has a chance in the south Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi. Photograph: Rogelio Solis/AP Former House speaker Newt Gingrich could bounce back next week with wins in Mississippi and Alabama, according to ...

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Obama: New jobs report a sign economy on rebound

KEN THOMAS Associated Press= PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday praised another month of added jobs as a sign the economy is building strength in this election year. But with millions still looking for work, Obama warned of the challenges ahead and urged Congress to rally behind his agenda to boost American manufacturing. “Day by day, ...

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Greece eyes bailout after debt deal

Following weeks of intense discussions, the Greek government said today that 83.5% of private investors holding its government bonds were participating in a bond swap. Of the investors holding the 177 billion euro (£148 billion) in bonds governed by Greek law, 85.8% joined. "We have achieved an exceptional success… and I believe everyone will soon realise that this is the ...

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Was Osama betrayed by his wife in Zawahiri plot?

New York: Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted fugitive who spent his last days being sidelined from al Qaeda despite having created the terror outfit, was probably betrayed by one of his jealous wives and his deputy. It seems all was not well in Osama bin Laden’s safe house in Pakistan towards the end, the New York Times reported ...

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LEAKED STRATFOR EMAILS: Russia Was Deliberately Trying To Disrupt Plane Landing That Killed Polish President

An email released by WikiLeaks as part of their Global Intelligence Files suggests that Russia may have deliberately refused landing to the plane of Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski in 2010 — a plane that later crashed and killed Kacsynski and 100 others. Kaczynski had been flying into Smolensk in Western Russia in order to attend a memorial service for those ...

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Fayette: A tornado of tragedy hits home

By Jill Howard Church More opinion » Letters to the Editor Fayette: A tornado of tragedy hits home Osterman: Sandy Springs needs to act on vacant Target building Today’s Mike Luckovich cartoon 03/08 Religious code not the basis of our laws Health Care Reform: News and resources Columns and blogs Jay Bookman Maureen Downey Kyle Wingfield Mike Luckovich Atlanta Forward ...

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Campaign against Ugandan warlord sweeps Internet

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A video calling for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, swept across the Internet this week, attracting a wave of support on Twitter and Facebook along with a skeptical backlash against a little-known team of filmmakers based in San Diego. Leader of the Lord’s Resistance ...

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When disaster strikes, this team moves

March 8, 2012 — Updated 2239 GMT (0639 HKT) CNN Heroes update: Tad Agoglia (CNN) — A powerful tornado ripped through West Liberty, Kentucky, last week, making the quaint community look like “a war zone,” according to the state’s governor. Fortunately, the First Response Team of America was there to help. Founded by 2008 CNN Hero Tad Agoglia, the organization ...

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