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Prosecutor Accuses Clemens Of 'Deceit,' 'Dishonesty'

The retrial of baseball great Roger Clemens began in earnest Monday after a week of jury selection. Prosecutor Steven Durham in his opening statement to the jury said Clemens, unlike other baseball greats who owned up to their mistakes, told lies and "other lies to cover up those lies."
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Bankrupt American Airlines Spars With Unions

American Airlines is asking a judge to revamp its labor contracts. The company says it needs to drastically reduce costs to exit bankruptcy and remain competitive. The airline's unions, on the other hand, are hoping to push a merger with US Airways that may save their labor pacts.
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In Digital Finance Race, Senate Uses Horse And Buggy

Anyone in America with an Internet connection can know how much presidential candidates are raising and spending within minutes of each filing deadline. Ditto for House members. But the U.S. Senate still goes old school, with mailed-in paperwork, typewriters and a reading room with a photocopier.
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Social Security, Medicare Reaction Reflects Partisan, Election-Year Divide

The release of the Social Security and Medicare reports became an opportunity for Treasury Secretary Geithner to send voters the message that Obama administration was a staunch defender of the nation's most popular entitlements even though it accepted the need for gradual changes to make the programs more sustainable.
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The California Taco Trail: 'How Mexican Food Conquered America'

Once upon a time, tacos were a Mexican snack. Now they're an all-American institution. Gustavo Arellano leads us across Southern California in search of the roots of the American taco.
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President Obama Takes Steps To End Mass Atrocities

President Obama toured the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., on Monday with Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. In a speech there afterward, Obama announced a series of steps to prevent mass atrocities. An executive order signed last night targets those who use information and communication technology in pursuit of human rights abuses.
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When Politicians Slip, Video Trackers Are There

U.S. election campaigns have become gaffe-centric. Candidates live in fear of letting slip that sentence, or half-sentence, that makes the opposition's day. Catching those moments is the job of the video trackers. They're usually young people, fresh out of college, looking for a way into politics.

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