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AP INVESTIGATION: SC Gov's Plane Use Questioned

Posted: 08/09/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford used state aircraft for personal and political trips, often bringing along his wife and children — contrary to state law regarding official use, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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Jackson Godfather Claims Paternity

Posted: 08/09/2009 - A British tabloid reported Saturday that the godfather of Michael Jackson's three children claims to be the father of the singer's daughter Paris.

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Clinton In Angola Trying To Strengthen Trade Ties

Posted: 08/09/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has arrived in oil-rich Angola to underscore America's presence in one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest energy producers where America is competing with China for resources.

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Iran Says Prisoners Have Been Tortured

Posted: 08/09/2009 - Iran's police chief acknowledged Sunday that detained protesters were abused in prison and the country's top prosecutor said those responsible for the mistreatment should be punished, in unusually pointed criticism of security officials.

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7 Bodies Pulled From Hudson After Midair Collision

Updated: 08/09/2009 - Divers pulled a helicopter and four more bodies out of the murky Hudson River on Sunday in their search for victims, wreckage and explanations from a midair collision of a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane that killed nine people.

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Obama To Attend 3-Nation Summit

Posted: 08/09/2009 - President Barack Obama will fly to Mexico for a two-day summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

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"G.I. Joe" Invades Box Office Charts

Posted: 08/09/2009 - Inspired by the Hasbro action figure, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" took command of the weekend box office with a $56.2 million debut domestically. Worldwide, "G.I. Joe" has marched to $100 million.

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Typhoon Slams Into China, Nearly 1 Million Evacuated

Posted: 08/09/2009 - A typhoon slammed into China's east coast Sunday, flooding entire villages, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of nearly a million residents, after lashing Taiwan with torrential rains that caused the island's worst flooding in 50 years.

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Taking Back The Neighborhood

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Some Chesney Park Residents Gathered Saturday To Rid Their Streets Of Crime.

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TPD Arrests Federal Fugitive

Updated: 08/08/2009 - A federal fugitive that led police on a chase Wednesday is in jail Saturday night thanks to a tip.

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Lawrence Fire Injures One

Updated: 08/09/2009 - A Lawrence resident is still in the hospital after leaping out of a window to escape a massive fire Saturday night.

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Man Gets 47 Years In Kansas Clerk's Kidnapping Case

Posted: 08/08/2009 - A man has been sentenced to more than 47 years in prison for kidnapping a Wichita-area convenience store clerk and sexually assaulting her during the three days he held her captive.

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Plane, Copter Collide Over Hudson; 9 Believed Dead

Posted: 08/08/2009 - A small plane and a tour helicopter carrying five Italian tourists collided and fell into the Hudson River and onto the New Jersey waterfront Saturday, and authorities believed all nine people aboard the two aircraft were killed.

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Sotomayor Sworn In Saturday

Updated: 08/08/2009 - Sonia Sotomayor made history Saturday when she was sworn in as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Chief Justice John Roberts swore in Sotomayor twice at the court. The first ceremony was private. A second ceremony was held in front of Sotomayor's friends, family and the media.

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Palin Calls Obama Health Plan "Evil"

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama's health plan "downright evil" Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a "death panel" that would deny care to the neediest Americans.

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Drugmakers Helping Obama Overhaul Health Care

Posted: 08/08/2009 - The nation's drugmakers stand ready to spend $150 million to help President Barack Obama overhaul health care this fall, according to numerous officials, a staggering sum that could dwarf attempts to derail Obama's top domestic priority.

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Hotel Offers Cheap Rooms, Minus Bed

Posted: 08/08/2009 - A luxury resort in San Diego is offering rooms for $19 a night — if you don't mind sleeping in a tent. The Rancho Bernardo Inn boasts three pools, a spa and golf course. It typically charges more than $200 a room.

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Beatles Fans Celebrate "Abbey Road"

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Hundreds of Beatles fans swarmed Abbey Road on Saturday, singing songs and snarling traffic to mark 40 years since John, Paul, George and Ringo strode across the leafy north London street and into the history books on iconic pop photos.

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Lawmakers Prepare For Heated Health Protests

Posted: 08/08/2009 - As they head home to their congressional districts for the August recess, lawmakers who support health care reform are bracing for protests and demonstrations that threaten to turn violent.

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Obama uses Jobs Report To Push Health Plan

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Using better-than-expected jobs numbers to press his top domestic priority, President Barack Obama argued Saturday that overhauling the nation's costly health care system is essential to the country's economic well-being.

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Billy Mays Family: No Signs Of Drug Use

Posted: 08/08/2009 - The family of TV pitchman Billy Mays said they were never aware that he used cocaine or other non-prescription drugs before his death and they were considering whether to have an independent review of an official autopsy.

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