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Gates says killing of Afghan boys a "setback"

KABUL (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates described the mistaken killing of nine Afghan boys by NATO aircraft as a “setback” on Monday as the issue overshadowed a visit to Afghanistan to assess security progress. Read the full story.
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Wisconsin’s Walker dismisses Democratic overture

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dismissed as “ridiculous” a request on Monday from the leader of absent Senate Democrats to meet and negotiate a compromise in their standoff over Republican plans to limit public sector union powers. Read the full story.
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Senate must act first on debit card fees: Bachus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives will not try to stall or change a crackdown on debit card fees unless they believe the Senate will go along, House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus said on Monday. Read the full story.
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