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Oil still a problem in the Gulf, scientists warn

The oil that BP and the government claim is gone from the Gulf of Mexico is actually still there, and threatens the eco-system, two groups of scientists said this week.

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Blackstone billionaire compares Obama to Hitler on taxes

Wall Street is up in arms over Obama administration proposals to make banks pay a greater share of taxes, and one billionaire compared Obama to Hitler, saying, "It's war."

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“Most successful social insurance” celebrates 75th birthday with a warning

“We are here today to celebrate it, and to demand that our elected officials keep their hands off of it,” said Nan Brasmer of the California Alliance of Retired Americans.

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Islamic center has broad support in New York

"This is a center like the 92nd Street Y or the Jewish Community Center," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said. "It is meant to have programs to serve the community."

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Oil companies trying to block California clean air laws

Texas-based oil giants Valero and Tesoro, among the biggest polluters in the nation, are the main backers of Proposition 23, which would suspend California's clean air laws.

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At Social Security birthday party, Rosa DeLauro cuts the cake

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - "The genius of the Social Security system is that it ties generations together," Rep. Rosa DeLauro said at a kickoff event for Social Security's 75th birthday.

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Blue-Green Alliance demands congressional action on clean energy jobs

A coalition of unions and environmental groups launched a campaign this week to overcome Republican roadblocks to clean energy jobs and climate legislation.

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Obama administration announces new aid for struggling homeowners

After a generally dismal report on home foreclosures in last month, the Obama administration took steps to beef up its support to unemployed workers who face foreclosure.

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Hot summer? It’s going to get worse

The sweltering heat has been off the charts this summer for much of the East Coast, but it's going to get worse, and we're very ill equipped to deal with what's coming.

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Texas governor candidate passes up Obama meeting

Texas politics is getting more complicated, but lots more interesting. Bill White, Democrat of Texas, is trying to unseat two term Republican Governor Rick Perry in November.

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