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Countries Debating Taxing Motorists Based on How Much They Drive

Picture the government placing a GPS on your car and tracking every mile you drive. Now, imagine being charged a tax based on those miles, your vehicle’s fuel efficiency rating and the time of day you drove. Such a system is being explored in car-clogged regions of Europe and Asia. Even the US is interested in studying mileage charging systems.

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International Forces Kill Taliban Insurgents Responsible for Shooting Down US Helicopter

In a Pentagon news conference on Wednesday, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said international forces killed the Taliban fighters that shot down a Chinook helicopter last weekend, killing 38 US and Afghan forces.

The top insurgent leader remains at large and other details are vague, but a statement from the International Security Assistance Force said, “After an exhaustive manhunt, Special Operations forces located Mullah Mohibullah and the after receiving multiple intelligence leads and tips from local citizens. The two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture.”

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London Riots Create Mayhem in City [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

After three days of violence and looting, British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled Parliament from its summer recess, and ordered 16,000 police officers to restore order on the streets of London. More than 525 people have already been arrested for rioting, filling every holding cell in the city.

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Were Historic Items Lost After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks?

When a pair of hijacked planes hit the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, almost 3,000 lives were lost — and it’s now coming to light that countless documents, records, and irreplaceable pieces of art were, as well.

The missing items include letters written by Helen Keller, tens of thousands of negatives of John F. Kennedy taken by his personal photographer, and pieces from famed sculptor Auguste Rodin.

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‘Wyoming Corporate Services’ Draws National Scrutiny [AUDIO]

A little business building in Cheyenne received some national attention Tuesday for establishing firms that can be used as shell corporations to hide assets.

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Recognizing The International Year of Forests

The USDA and U.S. Forest Service Officials joined counterparts around the world last week to celebrate the International Year of Forests.

"We've partnered with a lot of other associations, most notably the National Association of State Foresters and with the American Forest Foundation to promote this awareness throughout the year."

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Peace Officer Memorial Honors 1877 Death

A ceremony honoring Peace Officers who died in the line of duty takes place tomorrow morning at 11am. Its held at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas and happens in conjunction with National Police Week.

Casper Police Chief, Chris Walsh, says the ceremony this year in Wyoming honors an officer who died over 130 years ago.

"His name is Adolf Cuny and he was killed on July 27th 1877 working for the Laramie Sheriffs Department."

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Congresswoman Lummis Talks Debt Ceiling [VIDEO]

When asked if recent developments such as the release of his long-form birth certificate and the death of bin Laden might strengthen President Obama's political position, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis responded that the American people don't want the debt ceiling raised without assurances that the federal government will first cut up its credit card

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President Obama Announces Death of Osama Bin Laden
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Osama bin Laden Dead: Recapping 24 Unforgettable Hours in History

A late-night announcement made from the White House's East Room on Sunday set the world aflutter, and news of the death of Osama bin Laden quickly spread across the globe.

President Barack Obama announced Sunday night that bin Laden had been killed and his body taken into U.S. custody in Pakistan.

Word of the death of Al Qaeda's leader quickly spread, and politicians, celebrities and athletes began releasing statements while crowds gathered across the country in celebration of bin Laden's death.

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Details of Military Assault on Bin Laden Released [VIDEO]

Though it is unlikely that the public will ever know all of the facts surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden, some details have been coming to the surface in the hours since President Obama announced bi Laden's death. This recreation from NBC News offers some insight into the assault that took place in bin Laden's compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

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