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Arrest Has Former DC Mayor Barry Back In Spotlight

Posted: 07/15/2009 - For many Washingtonians, it's yet another episode in the long-running drama of former Mayor Marion Barry: there's the attractive ex-girlfriend, accusations that he stalked her and a matter of questionable use of public funds.

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New Deadline Set For SE Kansas Casino Applicants

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The Kansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to set Oct. 19 as the new deadline for applications for a southeast Kansas casino if none are received by Monday. The casino is to be built in Crawford or Cherokee county.

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Former Kansas Officer Wins Delay In Fraud Case

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Calvin Schaffer had been scheduled for trial July 28 on a charge of defrauding the Goddard Police Department. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown postponed the trial to Sept. 8.

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168 Killed In Iran Plane Crash

Posted: 07/15/2009 - A Russian-made jetliner carrying 168 people nose-dived into a field after taking off from the Iranian capital on Wednesday in a fiery crash that shredded the aircraft and killed everyone aboard - Iran's worst air disaster in six years. Witnesses say the plane's tail was on fire before it went down.

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Oldest Woman To Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

Posted: 07/15/2009 - A Spanish woman who deceived a U.S. fertility clinic about her age and become the oldest woman to give birth has died at 69, leaving behind 2-year-old twins, newspapers reported Wednesday.

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Russian Activist Abducted In Chechnya Found Slain

Posted: 07/15/2009 - A well-known Russian rights activist was found slain execution-style on Wednesday, hours after being kidnapped in Chechnya - the latest in a series of brazen murders targeting critics of the Kremlin's violent policies in the war-torn North Caucasus.

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July Is Deadliest For US-Led Forces In Afghanistan

Posted: 07/15/2009 - July is shaping up as the deadliest month of the Afghan war for U.S.-led international forces, with the number killed already matching the highest full-month toll of the nearly eight-year conflict, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.

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Man Accused Of Setting Stepdaughter On Fire

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Twenty-eight-year-old Chris L. Newberry is charged with attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated arson after a March 14 fire at the family's home. Police say he sprayed his 10-year daughter with lighter flued and set her on fire while she slept.

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July is deadliest for US-led forces in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/15/2009 - July is shaping up as the deadliest month of the Afghan war for U.S.-led international forces, with the number killed already matching the highest full-month toll of the nearly eight-year conflict, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.

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Kansas Lottery Reports Lower Revenue

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The Kansas Lottery said Wednesday that fiscal year 2009 sales were $230 million, down from $236 million in fiscal 2008.

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Kansas Senate Hopeful Stockpiles $3.1M For Campaign

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Quarterly finance reports filed Wednesday show Jerry Moran maintaining a wide lead in campaign cash on hand over Rep. Todd Tiahrt. Both are seeking next year's GOP nomination for the seat now held by Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who's running for governor.

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6 Men Endure Mars Flight Simulation Experiment

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Russian engineers broke a red wax seal and six men emerged from a metal hatch after 105 days of isolation in a mock spacecraft, still smiling after testing the stresses that space travelers may face on the journey to Mars.

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Ohio Executes Rucker Who Went On Killing Spree

Posted: 07/15/2009 - A former Oregon truck driver who went on a multistate killing spree declined to make a final statement before being executed in an Ohio prison - a sign that he remained unapologetic, according to the daughter of one his victims.

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California Girl Dies After Being Hit By Boat

Posted: 07/15/2009 - An autopsy is expected to be performed Wednesday on an 11-year-old girl who died after being hit by a boat while participating in a junior lifeguard training exercise off Huntington Beach.

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White House Turns Up Heat On Arizona Senator

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The White House on Tuesday released letters from four cabinet secretaries to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, citing Kyl's comments and outlining transportation, housing, Indian education and other projects in his home state they said would be eliminated if the senator has his way.

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US Military Deaths In Iraq War At 4,324

Posted: 07/15/2009 - As of Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at least 4,324 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Colors Could Disappear From Terror Alert System

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The Obama administration has begun a review that could spell the end of the color-coded terrorism advisories, long derided by late night TV comics and portrayed by some Democrats as a tool for Bush administration political manipulation.

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