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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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Sheriff's Son Sentenced In Rape Case

Updated: 06/30/2009 - The son of a former Wyandotte County Sheriff has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for rape and aggravated indecent liberties with minors.

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Ambulance Costs For Some Increase

Updated: 06/29/2009 - People overweight more than 350 pounds and people traveling to nearby hospitals in critical care will have to pay more for ambulance costs.

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Obama Touts New Light Bulb Standards

Updated: 06/29/2009 - After House passage of the climate-control energy bill, the President shed a little light on the subject of light bulbs Monday.

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Cops: Man Breaks Into Home, Watches TV, Drives Car

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Police said a man broke into a Cincinnati home and proceeded to stay there for a week, watching television and sleeping in the master bedroom while the family was on vacation. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department arrested 19-year-old Nicholas Truesdell on Friday and charged him with burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

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Turkey Plant Worker Sentenced For Animal Cruelty

Updated: 06/29/2009 - A worker at a West Virginia turkey plant has been sentenced to a year of home confinement for stomping on a bird's head and slamming another to the ground in abuse caught on video.

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Iraqi Forces Take Control Of Baghdad

Updated: 06/29/2009 - As part of an agreement with the Iraqi government, American military forces have withdrawn from most major cities in the region.

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Ruth Madoff: "Embarrassed And Ashamed"

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Bernard Madoff's disgraced wife breaks her silence after her husband is sentenced to 150 years in a federal prison.

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