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States Sue over New EPA Rules

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New York Readies for New Year's Eve Revelers

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Illinois Governor Faces Death-Penalty Dilemma

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NYC Police Seek Broader Surveillance Powers

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The Year in Review

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FBI Asks Public for Help Finding Mideasterners

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U.S. Military Building Underway in Persian Gulf

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Democrats See GOP Vulnerable on Security

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GOP Victory in Georgia Upsets Politics-As-Usual

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Unemployment Benefits Run Out for Many

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Alabama Faces Deadline on Crowded Prison

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Georgia Criticized on Legal Defense for the Poor

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