Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

Fed: Job Market Improved

The Fed says the job market has improved, consumer spending is up, and inflation is under control, despite the rise in oil prices.

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On This Day…

In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the United States Senate.

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Obama “Heartbroken” Over Shooting of Afghan Civilians

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Today, President Obama called the killing of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier outrageous and unacceptable, and he said he is heartbroken over the incident.

“The United States takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered,” Pres. Obama said to reporters at the White House. He said he directed the Pentagon to spare no effort in conducting a full investigation of what happened, and pledged that “we will follow the facts wherever they lead us.”

A U.S. soldier is accused of shooting nine children, three women, and four men in a house-to-house rampage in villages near his outpost in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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