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National Service Bill To Get Obama's Signature

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The AmeriCorps program started by President Bill Clinton will triple in size over the next eight years, and tens of thousands of other Americans will soon see new opportunities to give back to their communities.

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Cuban Prisoners Don't Want To Be Traded For Spies

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A leading rights activist says most of Cuba's 200 or more political prisoners would rather serve out long terms on the island than be part of an exchange for five communist agents imprisoned in the U.S., as Cuban President Raul Castro has suggested.

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DA Calls Craigslist Slaying Suspect A 'Predator'

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The man accused of fatally shooting a woman who placed an ad on Craigslist was someone who was "preying on people who were in a vulnerable position," the police commissioner said.

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UN Seeks To Turn Page On Ahmadinejad, Protests

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The United Nations sought Tuesday to rally nations against intolerance a day after the anti-Israel speech by Iran's president sparked protests and swelled the U.S.-led list of countries boycotting the world racism conference.

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Somali Pirate Arrives In NYC, Awaits Court Hearing

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A Somali teenager arrived to face what are believed to be the first piracy charges in the United States in more than a century, smiling but saying nothing as he was led into a federal building under heavy guard.

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Four People Found Dead In Baltimore Hotel

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A man, two women and a teenage girl were found dead Monday inside a hotel guest room in suburban Baltimore, though authorities have not said how they died or whether they were related.

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BU med student arrested in Craigslist slaying

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A Boston University medical student was arrested Monday in the shooting death in a hotel of a masseuse and the robbery of another woman who both advertised their services on Craigslist.

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Obama defends secret memo release to CIA employees

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Days after releasing top-secret memos that detailed the CIA's use of simulated drowning while interrogating terror suspects, President Barack Obama went to the spy agency's Virginia headquarters on Monday to defend his decision and bolster the morale of its employees.

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Family Remembers Their Fallen Soldier

Posted: 04/20/2009 - PFC Richard Dewater gave his life in Afghanistan on April 15th. Now his family is honoring his sacrifice and his memory.

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ERC Encourages Play

Updated: 04/20/2009 - ERC Resource and Referral set up a "Power of Play" event at Stormont Vail Monday. The event offered parents an opportunity to learn new ways to play with their children, from newborns to six years of age.

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Topeka Transit Extends Deadline for Ending Services

Updated: 04/20/2009 - At its meeting Monday evening, the Topeka Transit Authority board decided to delay its decision to end evening and Sunday service until at least Memorial Day. It was set to end this week.

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Economic Indicators Still Stuck In Reverse

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A private sector group's index of leading economic indicators fell more than expected in March, but the forecast called for the recession's intensity to ease this summer.

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An Action-Packed Summer Box Office

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Hollywood has a who's who list lined up for its summer action spectacles: Wolverine. Transformers. Harry Potter. James Kirk. G.I. Joe. Terminator.

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Can Unhealthy Food Can Hijack Your Brain?

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Food hijacked Dr. David Kessler's brain. Not apples or carrots. The scientist who once led the government's attack on addictive cigarettes can't wander through part of San Francisco without craving a local shop's chocolate-covered pretzels. Stop at one cookie? Rarely.

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