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Old Japanese Maps on Google Earth Unveil Secrets

Updated: 05/03/2009 - When Google Earth added historical maps of Japan to its online collection last year, the search giant didn't expect a backlash. The finely detailed woodblock prints have been around for centuries, they were already posted on another Web site, and a historical map of Tokyo put up in 2006 hadn't caused any problems.

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Outhouses Cushion Small Plane Crash in Wash State

Updated: 05/03/2009 - A small airplane dropping from the sky after its engine failed wound up on a cushioning bunch of portable toilets - and the pilot was able to walk away apparently unhurt.

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Review: 2 Tenors for 1 Wagner Role in DC Opera

Updated: 05/03/2009 - It's one of an opera company's worst nightmares: The star tenor loses his voice before opening night, and there's no understudy to take his place on stage.

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Author Sees A-Rod as Insecure, Needing to Please

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Journalist Selena Roberts makes the case that Alex Rodriguez likely used steroids in high school and may have taken HGH while with the Yankees in her new biography of the MVP, a portrait of a deeply insecure man trying to cope with being abandoned by his father and obsessed with becoming a superstar.

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Aviation Industry in Kansas is Suffering

Updated: 05/03/2009 - The aviation manufacturing industry in Kansas has been hit by the recession. But so far, employment in the industry hasn't fallen to the levels it reached after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Analysis: Tiller Questions Linger For Ex-Kan. Gov.

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius built a national reputation as a centrist Democrat who could attract moderate Republicans' support in GOP-leaning Kansas.

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Doles Give Lecture at University of Kansas

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Bob and Elizabeth Dole told a crowd in Lawrence that America needs more politicians and public servants with the passion of Jack Kemp.

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Heritage Is Also a Draw at Jazz Fest

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Dr. John sat quietly behind the keyboard, still 90 minutes away from his second gig of the week at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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Italian Premier Berlusconi's Wife Seeking Divorce

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Premier Silvio Berlusconi's second wife has for years lived a very separate life from her billionaire husband, rarely participating in his official events or travels. On Sunday, she confirmed she was seeking a divorce, citing his reported flirtations with younger women.

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Panama Chooses New President Amid Canal Expansion

Updated: 05/03/2009 - A conservative supermarket magnate is favored to win presidential elections Sunday that will determine who oversees expansion of the Panama Canal, the nation's economic engine.

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Rising Tensions Threaten Pakistan, Taliban Peace

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Pakistan's army and the Taliban blamed each other Sunday for a rise in tensions that threatened to destroy a much-criticized peace deal, just days before the Pakistani president heads to Washington for talks with President Barack Obama.

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Fiat Eyes New Company With GM Europe, Chrysler

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Fiat Group SpA confirmed Sunday it was in talks to acquire General Motor's European operations with the aim of possibly creating a new company to also include its newly acquired Chrysler automaker.

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Body Found Near University of Kansas

Updated: 05/03/2009 - A body found near the University of Kansas campus has been identified as an 18-year-old high school student.

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Residents Recall Tornadoes That Killed 46

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Chris Stiles' 8-year-old son met his dad at the door of their Oklahoma City home on May 3, 1999, pleading with his father for a plan as a tornado approached: "You need to do something about it."

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Carol Ann Duffy Chosen as UK Poet Laureate

Updated: 05/02/2009 - The centuries-old post of British poet laureate, bard to kings and queens, has been held by William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Ted Hughes - but never, until Friday, by a woman.

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Winehouse Blocks Paparazzi from Her Home

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Amy Winehouse has won a court order banning the paparazzi from pursuing her outside her London home, a source close to the singer's management team said Saturday.

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Madonna Adoption Woes

Updated: 05/02/2009 - The father of an African girl Madonna hopes to adopt says he wants to take care of his daughter himself - even though he's never met her.

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Notre Dame's Obama Invite Riles Catholic Bishops

Updated: 05/02/2009 - This coming week, Bishop Thomas Wenski of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando, Fla., will take the unusual step of celebrating a Mass of Reparation, to make amends for sins against God.

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