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Obama Cracks 'Special Olympics' Joke On Leno

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Toward the end of the interview on Thursday, Obama told host Jay Leno he's been practicing at the White House's bowling alley but wasn't happy with his score of 129. Leno complimented Obama on the score, but the president quipped, "It was like the Special Olympics or something," which prompted laughter from the audience.

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Autopsy: Richardson Died From Bleeding In Brain

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The medical examiner ruled her death an accident, and doctors said she might have survived had she received immediate treatment. However, nearly four hours elapsed between her lethal fall and her admission to a hospital.

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'Tonight' Is Friendly Turf For President Obama

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Leno queried Obama about difficult issues — including AIG's executive bonuses and criticism of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner — but with minor exception allowed the president to answer without challenge.

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US: Airstrike In Iraq

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Military spokesman Maj. Derrick Cheng told The Associated Press on Friday that ground forces searched the site after the strike and found a cache of weapons, munitions and parts to build improvised explosive devices.

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7 Killed When Small Plane Crashes In Ecuador

Updated: 03/20/2009 - An upscale neighborhood in Ecuador's capital turned into a charred, smoky disaster scene when a small army plane crashed into an apartment building, killing seven people and sending a fireball into the evening sky.

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New Break-In At Home Where Briton Slain

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Italian court officials say intruders have for the second time in a month broken into a house where a British student was killed. Lawyers and a judge discussed the break-in Friday during the trial of two people for the death of Meredith Kercher.

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South Korea: North To Restore Military Hot Line

Updated: 03/20/2009 - North Korea informed Seoul on Friday it will restore a military communications hot line severed last week but closed the border dividing the two Koreas for the third time in recent days, South Korean officials said.

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Pirates Seize Greek Cargp Ship

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Greece's Merchant Marine Ministry says pirates have seized a Greek-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia.

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34 Militants Killed In Clashes In Afghanistan

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Thirty of the deaths occurred during a firefight that broke out Thursday when Afghan army and U.S.-coalition troops came under attack in southern Helmand province, the U.S. said in a statement.

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Topeka Schools Raise More than $48,000

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Fourteen local schools joined together to help raise more than $40,000 for the Topeka School Fund. A meeting was held Thursday where a $48,000 check was presented to the Topeka School Fund.

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Senate Committee Approves Kelsey Smith Act

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The Senate approved a law Thursday requiring cell phone companies to give law enforcement information on cell phone locations. The bill, known as the Kelsey Smith Act, was inspired by the teen, whose body was found using pings from her cell phone.

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Former Mayor's Record Expunged

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Former mayor and convicted felon, Doug Wright, is now free to pursue a teaching career in Kansas. Division Two Judge Richard Anderson ruled Thursday to expunge Wright's record.

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Austria's Fritzl Gets Life in Psychiatric Prison

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in a psychiatric ward Thursday for one of Austria's most notorious crimes: Locking his daughter in a dungeon for 24 years, fathering her seven children and letting one die in captivity as a newborn.

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Missing Perry Man's Body Found

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Shawn Fowler's body was discovered Thursday in the Delaware River just south of Fowler's home in Williamstown.

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NASA: Environmental Disaster Avoided on Ozone Loss

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Here's rare good news about an environmental crisis: We dodged disaster with the ozone layer. A NASA study about ozone-munching chemicals from aerosol sprays and refrigeration used a computer model to play a game of what-if.

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Astronauts Successfully Install Solar Wings

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Spacewalking astronauts installed the last set of solar wings at the international space station Thursday, accomplishing the top job of shuttle Discovery's mission.

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FDIC Closes Sale of Failed Bank IndyMac to OneWest

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said late Thursday it completed the sale of IndyMac Federal Bank, one of the largest casualties of the housing bust, to OneWest Bank.

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Obama Tells Leno He was Stunned by AIG Bonuses

Updated: 03/19/2009 - President Barack Obama told Jay Leno on Thurday that he was stunned when he learned of the bonuses that bailed-out insurance giant AIG was paying its employees.

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CPR Skills Can Save Lives

Updated: 03/19/2009 - CPR can provide oxygen and compression to the heart until emergency help arrives. Health officials say it's more important than every to learn this life-saving skill.

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Man Charged For Pot Cookies

Updated: 03/19/2009 - A plan to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of cookies leads to federal drug charges.

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