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U.S. to reinvent Mexican truck program

Suzanne Gamboa AP Writer Washington — The Obama administration will try to reinvent a program to allow Mexican trucks full access to U.S. highways. An 18-month-old pilot program that allowed a few Mexican trucks beyond a border buffer zone died ...

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New Orleans school dreams of building big

Mary Foster AP Writer New Orleans — George Washington Carver High School — a collection of prefabricated buildings that sprang up amid the devastation of Hurricane Katrina — has always been a fertile ground for dreamers. Just ask Carver graduate ...

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Railway collapse in China leaves 9 dead

Beijing (AP) — A dormitory for railway workers collapsed early Wednesday in eastern China, killing nine people and leaving four missing, a state news agency said. At least 21 were injured. The nine workers died in a hospital after the ...

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News Briefs

Stimulus coordinator for Wisconsin urges patience Madison (AP) — There’s still time for those hoping to get federal stimulus money in Wisconsin. Guidelines for qualifying for the money, deadlines to submit applications and many other details remain unknown,” said Al ...

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China’s exports plunge; no rise in sight

Joe McDonald AP Business Writer Beijing — The decline in China’s exports accelerated in February, but Asia’s bleak picture was tempered by other news Wednesday of a jump in Chinese auto sales and a smaller-than-expected drop in Japanese machinery orders. ...

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Loan lets family stay in cave home

Betsy Taylor AP Writer St. Louis — An eastern Missouri family expects they’ll be able to stay in their home built inside a cave after accepting an offer of a private mortgage contract. Curt Sleeper said Tuesday that a New ...

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County pushes communities to collaborate

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The city of Verona is calling on Dane County to back off its request for the city to collaborate with the town of Verona and Fitchburg on an intergovernmental development plan. “It’s premature and a bit intrusive ...

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