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11:27am

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Survey: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Defense Cuts

A U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay in 2011.
U.S. Navy Getty Images

As Congress struggles to rein in the federal deficit, a new survey finds Americans preferred to cut defense spending more than any other program.

In a new survey that not only asked for opinion, but also briefed the respondents on the federal budget, Americans came to a bipartisan conclusion: 67 percent of Republicans and 90 percent of Democrats supported cutting the defense budget.

And by quite a bit.

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10:14am

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Justice Department Will Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 11:28 am

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2011.
Ross D. Franklin AP

America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is facing a lawsuit from the federal government.

Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff, became a controversial national figure for his tough stance on immigrants. The Justice Department had previously warned Arpaio that his department had engaged in a pattern of misconduct, violating the civil rights of the Latino community in his district.

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7:36am

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Hero Pilot In 1989 United Crash Dies

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 9:13 am

National Transportation Safety Board investigators check over the burnt remains of a jet engine from the DC-10.
Ed Porter AP

6:32am

Thu May 10, 2012

5:39am

Thu May 10, 2012
Around the Nation

Accidental Calls To New York City's 911 Add Up

A report says in 2010, 38 percent of 911 calls in New York City were accidental calls lasting just seconds. Most, according to the New York Daily News, appear to be calls made from pockets or purses. There were actually more of these calls than calls that warranted a response by a police car.

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