Gold Prices Fall, Ending Six-Day Rally

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The price of gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by more than 2 percent on Thursday, ending six days of consecutive price increases so far this month.
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Federal Judge Strikes Down NDAA Detention Powers

The government may not invoke the bitterly debated National Defense Authorization Act to hold people in indefinite military detention on suspicion that they ?substantially supported? terrorism, a federal judge ruled.
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Obama, Romney Advisers Point Fingers Over Latest Job Numbers

Advisers to President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney turns assigning blame for May's grim jobs figures on Fox News Sunday, as the candidates try to spin a paltry 69,000 new jobs into a positive talking point for the incumbent and his Republican challenger.
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What You Need To Know About The Paycheck Fairness Act

Democrats in the U.S. Senate will renew next week their push for equal-pay legislation with the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill with an embattled history that would help close the wage gap between men and women that experts say costs each woman about $434,000 over the course of her career.

It's (Almost) Official: Romney Is The Republican Nominee

Time to stop dropping the presumptive and the likely qualifiers: It is all but certain that after Texans finish voting in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary, Mitt Romney will have secured the 1,144 delegates he needs to win the nomination.

US Senate Passes Bipartisan FDA Funding Bill

The U.S. Senate on Thursday showed near-unanimous support for a bill that helps fund the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a regulatory powerhouse with sweeping influence over the foods Americans eat and the medicines they take. The bill, which passed by a vote of 96 to 1, aims to speed approval of new drugs and devices and ensure food safety.
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Petition To Change Definition Of Marriage In Dictionary Sweeps Internet

The definition of marriage has been debated in the halls of Congress and state Legislatures, in the voting booth and on the Internet. Now one man in favor of same-sex marriage is taking his argument to the dictionary, attempting to get to change its definition of marriage in a petition that has been signed by more than 27,000 supporters.
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Dems: No Defense Spending Hike - US Debt Crisis III Ahead?

Pressing his party's advantage in anticipation of a year-end budget battle, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Democrats in the Senate would preserve an impending $55 billion reduction in military spending if Republicans refuse to budge on new revenue.


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