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NY’s Cuomo slashes spending, freezes taxes in budget

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed laying off nearly 10,000 state workers and cutting billions from education and Medicaid as he laid out his first budget on Tuesday designed to close a $10 billion deficit. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/pb5pDaAvAlQ/us-newyork-budget-idUSTRE7104JE20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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U.S. ambassador warns against "gutting" Iraq mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Iraq urged Congress on Tuesday not to “gut” the post-war diplomatic presence in Iraq after a Senate committee report urged Washington to consider reducing its massive civilian presence there for security reasons. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/c7u2_qhSO8Q/us-iraq-usa-diplomats-idUSTRE7109HS20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Obama seeks "responsible" budget to curb deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday spelled out that his upcoming budget will seek a “responsible” path to reducing U.S. debts over time, while lawmakers pushed for a summit to tackle the problem. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/HJesxbqV1TM/us-usa-obama-budget-idUSTRE7108AW20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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U.S. sees Suez Canal closure as inconceivable

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States would respond “diplomatically, economically, militarily” to any closure of the Suez Canal although such an event seems inconceivable, the head of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/HlXHr8j6Qjg/us-egypt-usa-mattis-idUSTRE71086W20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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U.S. envoy in Egypt spoke with ElBaradei: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Cairo made contact with prominent Egyptian political activist Mohamed ElBaradei on Tuesday to discuss a political transition in Egypt, the U.S. Department of State said. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/S8Q64e3qdOw/us-egypt-usa-elbaradei-idUSTRE7107ZJ20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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