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Minnesotans Frustrated As Shutdown Hits Day Eight

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Unemployment Rate Up, Recovery Hopes Down

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A Southern Sudanese soldier stands at attention during the national anthem during an independence rehearsal procession in Juba, southern Sudan on July 7, 2011. The Government of Southern Sudan is making lavish preparations to celebrate its independence from the north on Saturday, July 9th. Pete Muller/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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South Sudanese Rejoice On Eve Of Independence

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Casey Anthony smiles before the start of her sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla., July 7, 2011. She was acquitted of killing and abusing her daughter. Joe Burbank/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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'Shop Talk': Anthony Acquitted, Obama Called D-Word

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