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  • Jury selection to start in Texas ‘Baby Grace’ case GALVESTON (AP) — A mother accused of brutally beating her 2-year-old daughter to death and then dumping her in Galveston Bay faces life without parole if convicted of capital murder in the “Baby Grace” case.

    January 26, 2009

  • Fight building up over judges redoing mortgages WASHINGTON (AP) — Most congressional Democrats say the quickest way to save homeowners like Troy Butler of Saginaw, Mich., is to let them declare bankruptcy and allow judges to dictate new mortgage terms.

    January 26, 2009

  • 'Congress takes up economic plans, Treasury nominee WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to tackle the economy this week by considering President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Treasury Department and by acting on legislation to spur economic growth.

    January 26, 2009

  • States may gain power over emissions standards WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging into energy policy, President Barack Obama is poised to give states a freer hand in curbing emissions from cars, and to get his government moving on fuel-efficiency standards that could remake the auto industry.

    January 26, 2009

  • Testimony begins on evolution AUSTIN (AP) — A public hearing covering how evolution should be taught in Texas public schools is under way before the State Board of Education in Austin.

    January 22, 2009

  • Crowd control could cost $1M at Bush’s Dallas home DALLAS (AP) — The cost to provide police officers around the clock for one year at former President George W. Bush’s new home in an affluent Dallas neighborhood could reach $1 million, according to Police Chief David Kunkle.

    January 22, 2009

  • In inaugural prayers, a nod to many faiths The clergy were Protestant, and so was the new head of state.

    January 20, 2009

  • NC man gets $35,000 for Bush library domain name RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Web developer George Huger says he turned $5 into $35,000 when he bought the expired Internet domain name for former President George W. Bush’s presidential library and then sold it back.

    January 20, 2009

  • Oil markets suggest broad pessimism over demand DENVER (AP) — Crude futures for March and beyond sank Tuesday revealing broad pessimism in the markets over energy demand for the foreseeable future.

    January 20, 2009

  • Bush commutes sentences of former U.S. border agents WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday granted early prison releases to two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer fueled the national debate over illegal immigration.

    January 20, 2009

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