Volunteer firefighter Jason Collard at a wildfire in Strawn, Texas, in April.
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September 13, 2011 It's very unusual for so many disasters to have hit so many states in a single year. The only ones not on the list: Michigan and South Carolina.
The White House lights may be burning a lot in coming months.
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April 9, 2011 It was literally reached at the 11th hour. And in this era of divided government, that could happen a lot in coming months. We look at some of the morning-after analyses of the deal.
April 7, 2011 President Obama and congressional leaders met last night. Lawmakers will resume their negotiations today.
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