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Man Fined for for Mailing Animal Feces on Citation

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A federal judge sentenced a Sioux Falls man to probation, a fine and restitution for sending a letter containing animal feces in the mail. Jeffrey Dezeeuw, 45, pleaded guilty to a count of mailing injurious articles.

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Topeka Woman Wins $20,000

Updated: 04/06/2009 - After winning $2,000 playing the bonus crossword instant scratch game, Melinda Brown felt she was destined for more. Monday, she made good on that feeling.

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Man iIate over Ticket Allegedly Topples 'Moses'

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A man allegedly upset about a 20-year-old unpaid speeding ticket that was preventing him from renewing his license was charged with pushing over a nearly 150-year-old statue of Moses in a Worcester courthouse. Police said a 42-year-old man heavily damaged the 8-foot, 4-inch hollow plaster statue on Thursday after storming out of the clerk's office following a dispute over a $165 ticket.

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Divorce Filings Accuse Nevada Governor of Affairs

Updated: 04/06/2009 - First lady Dawn Gibbons accuses Gov. Jim Gibbons in divorce papers of having extramarital affairs with a former Playboy magazine model and another woman to whom he sent hundreds of text messages last year. The Republican governor has been untruthful about his "infidelity" with the two women, his estranged wife says in a divorce filing, which was unsealed Monday by a court order in Washoe County Family Court.

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Report: Lohan and Ronson 'Taking a Brief Break'

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson have split — for now. Lohan says that she and the 31-year-old Ronson, who announced they were a couple in September, are "taking a brief break so I can focus on myself."

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The Cisco bid: To branch out while others retrench

Updated: 04/06/2009 - On the surface, there doesn't seem to be much of a connection between the servers that run corporate data centers and a handheld video camera you use to film family vacations. Yet both have somehow become part of the master plan at Cisco Systems Inc.

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Toby Keith Irate Over Rolling Stone Story

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Ethan Hawke might want to avoid crossing paths with Toby Keith in the near future. The country star lit into the actor for an article Hawke wrote in the new issue of Rolling Stone about Kris Kristofferson. In it, Hawke refers to a blowup Kristofferson had with an unnamed country star back in 2003 that sounds a lot like Toby Keith.

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Underwood Wins Top ACM Award

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first female act to win the honor since the Dixie Chicks did it back in 2000. She is only the seventh to do so in the show's near-four-decade existence.

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Clinton pressing UN on North Korean launch

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is lobbying key members of the U.N. Security Council to respond to North Korea's missile launch.

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Obama to Muslim world: No US war with Islam

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Declaring the U.S. "is not and never will be at war with Islam," President Barack Obama worked Monday to mend frayed ties with NATO ally Turkey and improve relations with the larger Muslim world.

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US policy on Cuba evolving under Obama

Updated: 04/06/2009 - President Barack Obama will soon move to ease travel and financial restrictions on Cuba as his administration conducts a broad review of its policy toward the communist nation, a senior American official said Monday.

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Divorce filings accuse Nevada governor of affairs

Updated: 04/06/2009 - First lady Dawn Gibbons accuses Gov. Jim Gibbons in divorce papers of having extramarital affairs with a former Playboy magazine model and another woman to whom he sent hundreds of text messages last year.

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VA patient tests positive for HIV after mistakes

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A Veterans Affairs patient who was among thousands treated with unsterilized equipment has tested positive for HIV, the first such case reported since the department warned veterans they could have been exposed to infectious diseases.

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Experts: Loss, revenge often drive mass murders

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Mass murderers are as different as their killing field — be it a nursing home or a suburban home — and as diverse as their reasons for killing — whether it's spousal betrayal or the loss of a job.

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NYC's archbishop Cardinal Egan to get pacemaker

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Cardinal Edward Egan began Holy Week in a hospital and preparing to receive a pacemaker as a sudden illness threatened to keep him from celebrating Good Friday and Easter Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral before retiring next week.

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Clinton pressing UN on North Korean launch

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is lobbying key members of the U.N. Security Council to respond to North Korea's missile launch.

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Big cuts seen for F-22, other big weapon programs

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The nation should stop pouring billions into futuristic, super-expensive F-22 jet fighters, pull the plug on new presidential helicopters and put the money into systems U.S. soldiers can use against actual foes, Defense Secretary Robert Gates declared Monday.

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Obama to Muslim world: No US war with Islam

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Declaring the U.S. "is not and never will be at war with Islam," President Barack Obama worked Monday to mend frayed ties with NATO ally Turkey and improve relations with the larger Muslim world.

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Relief from itch seen in nerves; may aid treatment

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Scratch an itch and you get ... aaaaaah. Now scientists have watched spinal nerves transmit that relief signal to the brain in monkeys, a possible step toward finding new treatments for persistent itching in people.

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Pentagon Seeks Defense Budget "Overhaul"

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday recommended halting production of the F-22 fighter jet and scrapping a new helicopter for the president as he outlined deep cuts to many of the military's biggest weapons programs.

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