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President Obama "hit the road" Tuesday to sign the $787 billion stimulus bill in Denver. Such signing ceremonies usually occur in Washington, but Obama has recently taken to getting outside the Beltway to connect with average citizens. On Wednesday, he will visit Phoenix to unveil a program to help millions of homeowners fend off mortgage foreclosure.

Though ice is considered a possible cause of the fatal crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 near Buffalo last week, investigators said Monday that innumerable other possibilities exist. Their recovery of the propeller blades, deicing valves, and other parts could help unravel what happened during the plane's 26-second plunge, which took 50 lives.

In hopes of finding the one Republican vote needed to break California's budget stalemate and possibly avoid a layoff of 10,000 government workers, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D) called for the state Legislature to reconvene Tuesday until a budget passes.


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