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With House Republicans set to vote against raising the debt ceiling Tuesday, there is concern that Congress is engaging in unusually risky brinkmanship.
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An index of prices in 20 cities is down 33.1 percent from the peak in July 2006 after falling for the eighth straight month in March.
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Confirmation of John E. Bryson as secretary of commerce could hinge on a dispute over trade deals.
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President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan said that if airstrikes that kill civilians continue, “we will be forced to take unilateral action.”
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The battle between government forces and tribesmen renewed fears that stalemate could turn into civil war.
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Syed Saleem Shehzad had been abducted and received threats from Pakistan’s intelligence agency.
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