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Iraqi PM says shoe-thrower had fair trial

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his government did not intervene in the trial of the journalist who hurled his shoes at former President George W. Bush, but offered little sympathy for the man many consider a hero for his protest

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AT&T to =Start Sending Copyright Warnings

Updated: 03/27/2009 - AT&T Inc., the nation's largest Internet service provider, will start sending warnings to its subscribers when music labels and movie studios allege that they are trafficking in pirated material, according to an executive.

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UK foreign secretary: Iraq inquiry to be held soon

Updated: 03/27/2009 - An official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war and its aftermath will begin soon after the bulk of British troops leave the country this summer, the foreign secretary said Wednesday.

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AP IMPACT: It's fear that keeps Baghdad's peace

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The streets are calmer now. The fighting between Shiites and Sunnis has largely ceased. But this is not a sign of normalcy in the Iraqi capital. It's fear that keeps the peace.

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AP IMPACT: More bad wiring imperils troops in Iraq

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Military inspectors are racing to examine 90,000 U.S.-run facilities in Iraq with the goal of repairing electrical problems before more troops are electrocuted or shocked while showering or using appliances.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,262

Updated: 03/27/2009 - As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, at least 4,262 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Fallujah is test case for post-US Iraq

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Americans are gone from Fallujah, but the "King of Kentucky Chicken Restaurant" is open for business in a bullet-pocked building.

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Major dates in Fallujah's war

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Major dates in the war in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, once the center of the insurgency:

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Ask AP: Pitched baseball speeds, grocery prices

Updated: 03/27/2009 - When fuel prices went way up last year, grocery prices did too, in part because it was more expensive to get the stuff from point A to point B. So why didn't the recent plummet in fuel prices make groceries cheaper again?

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AP Source: Ex-Miss. gov to get nod for Navy post

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama will nominate former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to be secretary of the Navy, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Miami sex offenders still living under bridge

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A sandy shoreline runs outside Patrick Wiese's front door. A white crane toes through gentle blue-green waters as the sun beams overhead. The view of downtown is spectacular, the fishing good and the rent free.

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Gay marriage effort shifts back to New England

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Vermont was the first state to outlaw slavery. Neighboring New Hampshire declared its independence from England before any other colony. Maine led the way with Prohibition.

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Fallujah is test case for post-US Iraq

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Americans are gone from Fallujah, but the "King of Kentucky Chicken Restaurant" is open for business in a bullet-pocked building.

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AP Source: Ex-Miss. gov to get nod for Navy post

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama will nominate former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to be secretary of the Navy, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Longtime NBC newsman Irving R. Levine dies at 86

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Irving R. Levine, the bow-tied NBC newsman who explained the fine points of economics to millions of viewers for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 86.

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Spokane residents smuggle suds over green varities

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states.

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River reaches record high in Fargo, region braces

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The rising Red River broke a 112-year record early Friday and breached one of the dikes fortifying the city, but the mayor pledged to "go down swinging" as he called for more evacuations and additional National Guard troops to prevent a devastating flood.

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NCAA top seeds N. Carolina, Louisville play tonight

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Syracuse plays Oklahoma and top-seed North Carolina takes on Gonzaga tonight in the NCAA's South Regional semifinals. In the Midwest, top-seed Louisville plays 12th-seed Arizona and Michigan State plays defending national champion Kansas.

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US judge orders Iran to pay $25M for Hamas killing

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A federal judge on Friday ordered Iran to pay $25 million plus interest to the family of Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman, who was kidnapped and executed by Hamas in 1994.

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VA says 10 colonoscopy patients have hepatitis

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Veterans Affairs department says 10 people have tested positive for infectious liver disease since they were exposed to contaminated colonoscopy equipment.

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