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Geithner asks China to let its currency strengthen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ahead of a meeting with Chinese leaders, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is urging the Asian nation to let its currency strengthen and move forward with economic reforms....

Geithner asks China to let its currency strengthen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ahead of a meeting with Chinese leaders, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is urging the Asian nation to let its currency strengthen and move forward with economic reforms....

Ex-Marine aims camera at self to heal from the war

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An ex-Marine filmmaker whose unit carried pocket digital cameras into some of the worst fighting in Iraq is using that footage, and post-war interviews, to open viewers' eyes about combat and help himself deal with the lasting emotional impact....

Ex-Marine aims camera at self to heal from the war

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An ex-Marine filmmaker whose unit carried pocket digital cameras into some of the worst fighting in Iraq is using that footage, and post-war interviews, to open viewers' eyes about combat and help himself deal with the lasting emotional impact....

Protester at party conventions could be armed

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns....

Protester at party conventions could be armed

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns....

Widow of civil rights activist wants him home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- When civil rights activist Ray Robinson arrived at Wounded Knee in April 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans in their fight against social injustice, he excitedly called his wife back home in Alabama and told her, "This could be the spark that lights the prairie fire."...

Widow of civil rights activist wants him home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- When civil rights activist Ray Robinson arrived at Wounded Knee in April 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans in their fight against social injustice, he excitedly called his wife back home in Alabama and told her, "This could be the spark that lights the prairie fire."...

MIT students destroy piano to mark a key moment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- It is one of the highlights of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that only lasts a few seconds....

NAACP holds rally for Trayvon Martin in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Civil rights leaders and relatives of Trayvon Martin and a slain California teenager joined together at a Los Angeles rally Thursday, urging justice and tolerance and called for action to stop the violence....

US to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday....

ACLU sues Border Patrol over traffic stops

SEATTLE (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Border Patrol seeking to bar agents from making traffic stops, saying people are being pulled over and questioned for the way they look and without reasonable suspicion....

Govt backs off new limits on child labor on farms

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under heavy pressure from farm groups, the Obama administration said Thursday it would drop an unpopular plan to prevent children from doing hazardous work on farms owned by anyone other than their parents....

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