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Loughner faces array of charges

Accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner will face several more charges after he is tried in federal court for the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabriel Giffords and attempted murder of two of her aides, prosecutors said on Friday. The 22-year-old college dropout is accused of opening fire on a crowd of bystanders outside a Giffords event at a grocery store on January 8, killing six people and wounding 13. On January 24, he pleaded not guilty to federal charges of attempting to assassinate Giffords and attempting to murder two of her staff members in the shooting spree that occurred in Arizona’s
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Heath care fraud now has a face

Health care fraud used to be a faceless crime — until now. Medicare and Medicaid scams cost taxpayers more than $60 billion a year, but the average bank holdup is likely to get more attention. Seeking the public’s help to catch more than 170 fugitive fraudsters, the government has launched a new health care most-wanted list, with its own website. Among those featured is Leonard Nwafor, convicted a couple of years ago in Los Angeles of billing Medicare more than $1 million for motorized wheelchairs that beneficiaries didn’t need. One of those who got a wheelchair was a blind man
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Obama hopes Mubarak will make "the right decision"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he hoped Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will make “the right decision” to steer his country through mass protests against his rule but stopped short of urging his resignation. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/0kqeX7zdKH8/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE71175920110205\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Obama eyes "dominant role" for private mortgages

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday said it wants to gradually reduce the government’s support for the U.S. housing market so that the private sector can play “the dominant role.” <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/AB5CSpW1Rlc/us-usa-housing-idUSTRE70R80420110205\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Palin trademark application refused – for now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sarah Palin’s bid to trademark her name and that of her daughter, Bristol, ran into trouble at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because the application forms were unsigned, government records show. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/5z0W_s3wNCk/us-palin-trademark-idUSTRE7135WI20110205\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Obama, Harper eye new security plan to ease trade

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed on Friday to a new approach to U.S. and Canadian security that they said would help boost trade by reducing logjams at the border. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/PPgDzRqzIfw/us-obama-harper-security-idUSTRE71367320110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Obama pushes on job creation, amid din over Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House released a strategy to promote U.S. innovation on Friday, keeping its focus on the politically important jobs issue as the Labor Department issued a mixed unemployment report. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/3_bVxAfRcvQ/us-usa-economy-jobs-obama-idUSTRE7136UE20110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Transportation secretary optimistic about bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Friday he is optimistic that the U.S. Congress will pass a sweeping bill to authorize funding for road and transit by August. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/sOSj3Qf6A7Y/us-usa-infrastructure-highwaybill-idUSTRE7135RH20110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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SEC enforcement chief cites funding woes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday defended the agency’s record for bringing credit crisis cases and raised concerns about the agency’s tight budget. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/yCsewYFFhp4/us-sec-khuzami-idUSTRE7135ZT20110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Belarus leader faces same fate as Mubarak: John McCain

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko faces the same fate as Middle Eastern leaders and will have to give in to opposition demands for democracy, the senior U.S. senator said on Friday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/TvApAf_cS0A/us-usa-belarus-idUSTRE7133UJ20110204\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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