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VA Republicans Kill Income Tax Hike

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By Meymo Lyons

Republicans in the House of Delegates forced a unanimous vote that has killed former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine's proposed income tax increase.

Democrats, who had no appetite for the $2 billion tax boost themselves, were denied the commonly extended courtesy to allow the bill's sponsor to withdraw it.

The Republican majority was determined to force a recorded vote on the measure. That left Democrats the choice of either supporting higher taxes or spurning Kaine, the Democratic National Committee chairman.

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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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