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Cause Of Offerle Fire Undetermined

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The state fire marshal has been unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a landmark building in Offerle earlier this month.

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Banks of Seine turn sandy in Paris summer ritual

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Families headed for the beach in the landlocked French capital on Monday for this year's launch of Paris Plages, which turns the Seine's urban riverbanks into sandy shores complete with palm trees and lounge chairs.

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Interior Halting Uranium Mining At Grand Canyon

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The Interior Department announced Monday it is temporarily barring the filing of new mining claims, including for uranium, on nearly 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

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Demand should aid Freeport-McMoRan's 2Q report

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., the world's largest publicly traded copper company, reports second-quarter results Tuesday before the market opens. Here is a summary of key developments related to the period.

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Orexigen obesity drug meets goals in 3 studies

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. said Monday that its obesity-drug candidate Contrave met its main goals in three late-stage clinical trials, and also surpassed a Food and Drug Administration requirement for effectiveness.

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Bishops, press lobby condemn editor's arrest

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Zambia's Catholic bishops and the International Press Institute are condemning the arrest of an editor who illustrated the consequences of a health workers' strike by e-mailing officials photos of a woman giving birth in the streets of the capital.

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La. menagerie keeper adds 'roo pouch to outfits

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Christina Cooper has been wearing a kangaroo lately - a foundling named Skippy, who was rejected by his mother at a wildlife park in eastern Louisiana.

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AOL Tries To Recapture That Startup Feeling

Posted: 07/20/2009 - -- It might seem an odd move for a company that relies on money from advertising. Yet AOL is reducing the number of ads it shows on its home page and some other Web sites it runs.

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Kids' Lower IQ Scores Linked To Prenatal Pollution

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Researchers for the first time have linked air pollution exposure before birth with lower IQ scores in childhood, bolstering evidence that smog may harm the developing brain.

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Hummer Sports Park Announces The 2009 Kanza Bowl

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Topeka Public School-Hummer Sports Park is pleased to announce the inaugral "Kanza Bowl." The game will feature NCAA Division II football teams from the Mid_America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and the Lone Star Conference (LSC).

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Iran Supreme Leader Warns Opposition To Back Down

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Iran's supreme leader issued a tough warning Monday to the opposition to back down after a pro-reform former president called for a referendum on the government's legitimacy, a sign of the movement's growing boldness in challenging the country's clerical rulers.

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RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The chairman of the Republican Party on Monday called President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul health care "socialism," accusing the president of conducting a risky experiment that will hurt the economy and force millions to drop their current coverage.

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Economic indicators up more than expected in June

Posted: 07/20/2009 - More plans to build homes, higher stock prices and fewer people filing first-time claims for jobless aid sent a private-sector forecast of U.S. economic activity higher than expected in June.

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Report: Paula Abdul's Return To 'American Idol' Doubtful

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol." According to a Los Angeles Times report, David Sonenberg says he doesn't have a proposal for a new contract for Abdul.

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Touring Art Show Makes Stop At Brown Stop

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A national touring exhibit of contemporary art depicting scenes found in America's national park is making a stop at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka.

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