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WA Bill Would Smooth Voter Registration For Felons

Updated: 03/23/2009 - For tens of thousands of convicted felons in Washington state, only one thing stands between them and the ballot box: debt. Under current law, felons can't vote until they have served their sentences, including the completion of any parole or probation, and paid all restitution and other court fees.

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World Markets Surge ahead of US Bank Crisis Plan

Updated: 03/23/2009 - World stock markets soared Monday ahead of a U.S. announcement to purge as much as $1 trillion in toxic bank assets and as Japan signaled more stimulus measures to resuscitate the world's second-largest economy.

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Actor Bruce Willis Weds For 2nd Time

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The actor's publicity agency, Rogers & Cowan, says in a statement Sunday that the 54-year-old Willis married Emma Heming in a small, private ceremony at his home in Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Oil Climbs above $52 in Asia on Stock Market Rally

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Oil prices rose above $52 a barrel Monday in Asia, boosted by stronger Asian stock markets amid plans by the U.S. government to buy bad assets from banks to contain the financial crisis.

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9-foot dinosaur skeleton is no-sale at auction

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Bidding failed to meet expectations Saturday on a uniquely complete skeleton of a Jurassic-era dryosaurus -- a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur -- so it was no-sale for the centerpiece at an auction of rare skeletons, fossils and other prehistoric memorabilia.

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U.S. Files Complaint Against Suspects in '07 Iraq Ambush

Updated: 03/22/2009 - The U.S. Army has filed a criminal complaint in Iraq against 12 people suspected in an ambush south of Baghdad nearly two years ago that left seven U.S. soldiers dead, the military said Sunday.

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Reality TV star Jade Goody Loses Cancer Fight

Updated: 03/22/2009 - British reality TV celebrity Jade Goody died early Sunday morning following a public battle with cervical cancer, her publicist has announced.

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US Plan to Buy Toxic Assets Near

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Treasury chief Tim Geithner is poised to announce details of next step in rescuing banks: Public-private partnerships.

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Cargo Plane Bursts into Flames at Tokyo Airport

Updated: 03/22/2009 - The pilot and co-pilot aboard a FedEx cargo plane were killed when the plane burst into flames Monday at Tokyo's Narita airport in Japan, airport and hospital officials said.

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FAA: 17 killed in Montana Plane Crash

Updated: 03/22/2009 - A single-engine airplane crashed near Butte, Montana, on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

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Sexual Orientation Bill Likely Held Up

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Supporters of a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation are happy it was passed out of committee.

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Hardline Saudi clerics urge TV ban on women, music

Updated: 03/22/2009 - A group of Saudi clerics urged the kingdom's new information minister on Sunday to ban women from appearing on TV or in newspapers and magazines, making clear that the country's hardline religious establishment is skeptical of a new push toward moderation.

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Officials Question Plan to Tax Bailout Bonuses

Updated: 03/22/2009 - The White House said Sunday that using tax law to pry bonuses from bailed-out company executives is "a dangerous way to go" and a Republican senator advised against Congress "grabbing its pitchforks and charging up the hill" in pursuit of the cash.

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Obama On Public's Anger At Wall Street

Updated: 03/22/2009 - In his longest interview since taking office, President Barack Obama tells 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft that New York's Wall Street executives need to get out of town to appreciate the public's anger towards them and that embattled Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's job is safe.

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Thousands Protest 6th Anniv. Of Iraq War

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Before war protesters ended their demonstration Saturday afternoon, several placed cardboard coffins in front of the offices of northern Virginia defense contractors such as KBR Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corp. as riot police stood by.

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KU Returns to Forbes Field

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Dozens of fans showed up to forbes field Sunday evening clad in all things Jayhawk of course to give their winning team a proper welcome home as they gear up for the Sweet 16!

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U.S. Contacts N. Korea About Journalists

Updated: 03/22/2009 - The United States has contacted representatives of North Korea about two detained American journalists and is waiting for a reply, a U.S. official said Saturday.

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