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Vatican Finds Enough Evidence Of Kansas Miracle

Updated: 06/30/2009 - The Vatican will continue investigating if Chase Kear's recovery from a traumatic brain injury is an official miracle. If so, it coud help Fr. Emil Kapaun be canonized a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Kansas Developer Pleads Guilty

Updated: 06/30/2009 - David Ray Freeman of Lawrence admitted trying to bribe members of the Junction City Commission to get support to build new housing for soldiers from Fort Riley.

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Talks Between Spirit AeroSystems, Union Ongoing

Updated: 06/30/2009 - A union official says contract talks betwen Spirit AeroSystems and its engineering union took "a grim and disappointing turn'' when discussions turned toward benefits and compensation.

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Mayor To Face Trial In Dogs' Death

Updated: 06/30/2009 - A judge has determined that enough evidence exists to put McCune Mayor Don Call on trial for shooting two dogs.

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Consumer Confidence Falls In June

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Americans — whose hope for the economy had been rising since March — are starting to lose faith, pushing down a widely watched barometer of sentiment in June.

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Gay National Guard Officer Could Be Discharged

Updated: 06/30/2009 - A hearing is under way in upstate New York for an Army National Guard officer who publicly announced he was gay to protest the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

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Jackson's Parents Waste No Time Seeking Control

Updated: 06/30/2009 - The Jackson family is determined to move on in order to protect Michael Jackson's legacy and make sure his three children are well, family friend Al Sharpton said Tuesday.

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China Postpones Controversial Web Filter

Updated: 06/30/2009 - China postponed a plan to require personal computer makers to supply Internet-filtering software today, retreating in the face of protests by Washington and Chinese Web surfers just hours before it was due to take effect.

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Plane With 153 Crashes Off Comoros, Child Rescued

Updated: 06/30/2009 - A Yemeni aviation official says a young boy who was plucked alive from the Indian Ocean after a passenger jet crashed was found floating 10 miles (15 kilometers) out to sea.

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Consumer Confidence Falls In June

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Americans — whose hope for the economy had been rising since March — are starting to lose faith, pushing down a widely watched barometer of sentiment in June.

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Iran Declares Election Fight Over, Vote Valid

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad celebrated Tuesday after Iran's highest electoral authority proclaimed the validity of its disputed election, paving the way for the incumbent to begin a second term despite claims of fraud.

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4 US Soldiers Killed During Iraq Cities Pullout

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat shortly before the American military completed a withdrawal from Iraq's cities, and the prime minister assured Iraqis that government forces taking control of urban areas on Tuesday were more than capable of protecting the country.

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Jackson's Death Returns His Father To Spotlight

Updated: 06/30/2009 - At the BET Awards over the weekend, Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, was back in front of the cameras. Wearing a black fedora and oversized sunglasses, he spoke proudly of his son, paid tribute to "a superstar" and promoted his own new record label.

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Obama: Consumer Agency To Enforce Financial Rules

Updated: 06/30/2009 - President Barack Obama says his new Consumer Financial Protection Agency will protect Americans from unscrupulous practices and make financial products easier to understand.

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Ousted Honduran Leader May Face Arrest On Return

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Honduras' ousted president, bolstered by international support, said he will return home this week to regain control. The man who replaced him said Tuesday that Manuel Zelaya could be met with an arrest warrant.

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Court Takes Case Over Licensing Of NFL Apparel

Updated: 06/30/2009 - In taking a case involving the National Football League's exclusive licensing deal for sports merchandise, the Supreme Court could go beyond caps and give leagues more leeway in areas such as team relocation, legal scholars said Monday.

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Home Prices Post 18.1% Annual Drop In April

Updated: 06/30/2009 - A key housing index shows a clear trend that home price declines are moderating. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed home prices in 20 major cities tumbled by 18.1% from April 2008.

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AP Source: 10 Others To Be Charged In Madoff Probe

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Federal authorities are pressing a probe of 10 associates of Bernard Madoff despite a sentence that means the mastermind of one of the biggest financial frauds in history will spend the rest of his days behind bars, The Associated Press has learned.

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Oil Up Near $72 On Dollar Fall, Nigeria Attack

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Oil prices rose to near $72 a barrel Tuesday after briefly jumping above $73 as a weakening U.S. dollar and attacks on oil installations in Nigeria helped push prices to eight-month highs.

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Freight Train Derails In Italy, Kills 12, Burns 50

Updated: 06/30/2009 - A train derailed and set off an explosion and fire in the middle of a small Italian town, killing at least 12 people - many as they slept in their homes - and injuring at least 50, officials said Tuesday.

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US Military Says 4 Soldiers Killed In Baghdad

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat on the eve of the withdrawal of American troops from Baghdad and other Iraq cities, the U.S. military said, as Iraqi forces on Tuesday assumed control for security in urban areas.

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Kansas Developer Expected To Change Plea

Updated: 06/30/2009 - A Kansas developer charged with one federal count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud is due back in court Tuesday for an expected change of plea.

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