September 25, 2009 President Obama, backed by British and French leaders, demanded Friday that Iran open for inspection a previously secret uranium enrichment plant, accusing Iran of breaking the rules of international conduct by concealing the facility.
September 22, 2009 President Obama on Tuesday declared that the United States is a serious partner in combating global warming. "We understand the gravity of the climate threat. We are determined to act," he said in a speech at a U.N. climate change summit in New York.
September 10, 2009 President Obama embarked on what he called "a full-court press" for his health care overhaul, meeting at the White House with nurses a day after his address to Congress and the nation. Republicans, meanwhile, went on the offensive, dismissing the speech as "another lecture" on health care.
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September 2, 2009 Deputy incident commander Carlton Joseph says investigators have determined that the massive fire north of Los Angeles that erupted a week ago was caused by human activity, but they are still trying to figure out exactly how it started — and whether it was an accident or arson.
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September 1, 2009 Fire officials reported significant progress toward gaining ground on a massive wildfire sweeping through the mountains above Los Angeles, burning scores of homes and threatening thousands more as well as a historic observatory housing some of the largest telescopes ever built.
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August 26, 2009 "The extraordinary good that he did lives on," President Obama said as praise poured in from Democrats, Republicans and overseas leaders for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. The American political icon died late Tuesday at 77.
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August 25, 2009 President Obama nominated Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second four-year term, ending speculation that the man widely credited with stemming a wholesale financial collapse might be cast aside. The move was aimed at continuity as the economy pulls out of recession.
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August 21, 2009 Although casino revenues nationwide fell last year, states facing big budget shortfalls are taking a new look at gambling — and former foes are reluctantly lining up in support. Governors of some states want their share of the revenue their neighbors get from residents who cross state lines to gamble.
July 31, 2009 Most economists now say the recession is bottoming out and a turnaround is expected in the second half of 2009. But what shape it might take is still a matter of debate. The latest GDP numbers could point to a pronounced "V-shaped" type of rebound, rather than the less desirable and drawn-out "U."
July 27, 2009 But most economists are reluctant to call the latest data any sort of trend and warn that while the battered housing market may be bottoming out, it could stay near bottom for some time.
July 10, 2009 The president's comments came shortly after G-8 leaders committed themselves to provide $15 billion in aid to help farmers in poor countries. The economic summit ended Friday.
June 29, 2009 U.S. District Judge Denny Chin calls the scope of Bernard Madoff's fraud "staggering" as he delivers the most severe sentence allowed, ensuring the 71-year-old financier will live out his days behind bars.
June 10, 2009 Safety at the nation's regional airlines is coming under intense scrutiny as Congress conducts three days of hearings on the subject in the wake of February's fatal crash near Buffalo, N.Y., that investigators say may have been caused by inadequate pilot training.
June 2, 2009 Chief executive Fritz Henderson tells NPR that the new GM will be "focused around the consumer," while the company's chief financial officer says he expects the company to stage a complete turnaround "within the next two to three years."
May 29, 2009 A savvy adversary with little more than a hacker's basic tools could pose a threat a technology-reliant U.S. military, experts say. China and Russia are among nations that have active programs to target U.S.-based networks.
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