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Oil price rises as US supply falls

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Oil prices rose above $61 a barrel Wednesday, riding gains on Wall Street and a government report that said U.S. crude supplies dropped more than expected.

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Editorial Roundup

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Sentinel, on the Pentagon and smoking:

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Martinez Ready For Return To Phillies

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Pedro Martinez says he was "too brave" when he pitched hurt his final years in New York, and he's excited about his return to the major leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Police seek 2 people of interest in Fla. slaying

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The person assigned to turn off surveillance cameras before an elaborate, deadly break-in at a sprawling Florida Panhandle home never showed up, but the seven suspects in custody apparently did not know that, authorities said Wednesday.

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Senator Ricky Ricardo? Coburn evokes Lucy show

Posted: 07/15/2009 - One of Sonia Sotomayor's Senate interrogators had a joking response Wednesday when she talked hypothetically - and humorously - about getting a gun to shoot him in self-defense.

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Senator Ricky Ricardo? Coburn evokes Lucy show

Posted: 07/15/2009 - One of Sonia Sotomayor's Senate interrogators had a joking response Wednesday when she talked hypothetically - and humorously - about getting a gun to shoot him in self-defense.

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Ill. cemetery owner denies involvement in scheme

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The owner of a suburban Chicago cemetery that's been closed by authorities amid allegations that workers dug up bodies and resold plots says he had nothing to do with the alleged wrongdoing.

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Obama Didn't Ask Abortion Views, Sotomayor Says

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor declined repeatedly at Senate confirmation hearings Wednesday to disclose her views on abortion rights and said President Barack Obama never asked her before he chose her for the bench.

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Merck and Schering-Plough settle heart drug claims

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Drugmakers Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp. say they will pay $5.4 million to settle civil claims that the companies covered up test results that cast doubt on the effectiveness of two blockbuster cholesterol drugs.

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14 Killed In Clashes In Swat As Refugees Return

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Pakistan's military sought to reassure refugees returning to the war-scarred Swat Valley that security there is under control, despite fighting between government troops and militants in the region that left up to 14 dead.

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Obama: Health care reform essential to stability

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Praising and prodding Congress at once, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said a vast reform of the nation's health insurance system is required to head off instability to families, industry and the government itself.

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DHS chief backs cheaper secure driver's license

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The country needs more secure driver's licenses to thwart terrorists, and a new Obama administration program supported by governors across the country would do that and save money, Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

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168 Killed In Iran Plane Crash

Posted: 07/15/2009 - A Russian-made Iranian passenger plane carrying 168 people crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday, smashing into a field northwest of the capital and shattering into flaming pieces. All on board were killed in Iran's worst air disaster in six years, officials said.

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Goodyear Commits To Retain 1,400 Topeka Jobs

Updated: 07/15/2009 - Goodyear thanked state and local officials Wednesday for helping obtain financial incentives to help fund plant modernization. Up to 1,400 Topeka jobs will be retained for at least 10 years under the deal.

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Sotomayor Says Obama Didn't Ask About Abortion

Updated: 07/15/2009 - Judge Sonia Sotomayor said Wednesday neither President Barack Obama nor anyone else in the administration asked her views on abortion rights before she was nominated for the Supreme Court.

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Stocks Rise On Upbeat Earnings Reports

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Better-than-expected earnings at Intel sent investors pouring back into the market Wednesday, sending stocks higher in morning trading.

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