Lawmakers Butt Heads In High-Speed Rail Debate

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Mayors Want War Money Spent At Home

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Rep. Weiner Could Lose N.Y. District In Redistricting

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Pilot Gregg Pointon shows off the cockpit of a Boeing 787 flight simulator. GPS navigation is the basis for a new air traffic control system the government plans to build, but a company's plan to expand broadband Internet could interfere with GPS signals. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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GPS Users Fear Getting Lost In Wireless Expansion

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FEMA Director William Craig Fugate speaks to the media as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (left) and American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern (right) listen after a meeting with President Obama at the White House earlier this month. Obama was briefed on the 2011 hurricane season. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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New Storms, Prior Disasters Burden FEMA's Budget

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Kimmy Lankford and her 5-year-old son, Jack, walk through their neighborhood Wednesday after a massive tornado passed through the town. The Lankfords continue to live in their home a few blocks away, which was damaged but remains habitable. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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After String Of Disasters, FEMA Fund Gets A Boost

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The Japan Animal Rescue shelter in Samukawa houses about 200 dogs and cats, most of them brought in from the now off-limits area around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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Risky Rescue: Saving Pets From Japan Exclusion Zone

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A man holds a placard during a march denouncing the use of nuclear plants and power during a demonstration in Tokyo on May 1. Toru Yamanaka /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan Backs Off Of Nuclear Power After Public Outcry

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Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds up a copy of the Republican Party's "Contract with America" during a rally to celebrate the first 50 days of the Republican majority in Congress in 1995. Joshua Roberts/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Glimpse Of The Great War Shaped A Young Gingrich

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Japan's Quandary: Where Can Quake Victims Live?

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Napolitano Announces New Terror Alert System

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico, April 21, 2010. Investigations before and after the disaster found the agency responsible for overseeing the industry quite friendly with those it regulated. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Drilling Oversight Agency Faces 'Troubling' Obstacles

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An air traffic controller drinks a cup of coffee while working in a terminal radar approach control room Monday at the Atlanta TRACON in Peachtree City, Ga. Several recent reports of controllers nodding off on the job prompted new scheduling rules. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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FAA Jarred Awake By Sleeping Air Traffic Controllers

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Federal Budget Battle Frustrates D.C. Residents

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