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Backcountry Mail Pilot Helps Preserve Way Of Life

Updated: 06/28/2009 - In the small airport lounge, his former wife and business partner rattles off the weather report and frowns as a surge of wind blows open the door and invites in the morning chill.

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Arizona Moves To Allow Concealed Guns In Bars

Updated: 06/28/2009 - There was a time in the Wild West that cowboys had to check their guns before they could pull up a bar stool for a drink - rules that protected against the saloon gunfights that came to define the frontier era in places like Arizona.

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Under-bite Helps Pabst Become World's Ugliest Dog

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest, Pabst, a boxer-mix rescued from a shelter by Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, Calif., won the annual contest on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.

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Police Cleared In Fatal Clay Center Shooting

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Clay Center police officers used justifiable force when they fatally shot a 66-year-old man on June 14.

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US Withdraws From Iraqi Cities Despite Violence

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Death squads roamed the streets, slaughtering members of the rival Muslim sect. Bombs rocked Baghdad daily - until thousands of U.S. troops poured in two years ago, establishing neighborhood bases and taking control of the Iraqi capital and other cities.

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BET Awards to highlight Michael Jackson's legacy

Updated: 06/28/2009 - After three days to process the shock and grief, attendees at the BET Awards - a show thrown into "total overhaul" by the death of Michael Jackson - were preparing for what was sure to be a spectacular celebration of the King of Pop, put on by an dazzling collection of the artists he influenced most.

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SC Gov Considered Resigning, Won't

Updated: 06/28/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford considered resigning from office after his extramarital affair came to light, the Republican revealed Sunday in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.

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Iranian Police Clash With Up To 3,000 Protesters

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Riot police clashed with up to 3,000 protesters near a mosque in north Tehran on Sunday, using tear gas and truncheons to break up Iran's first post-election demonstration in five days, witnesses said.

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Soldiers Arrest Honduran President, Seize Palace

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Soldiers seized the national palace and sent President Manuel Zelaya into exile in Costa Rica early Sunday, hours before a highly disputed constitutional referendum. Zelaya called the action a coup and pledged to serve out the remaining five months of his term.

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Kansas City Police Shoot, Kill Driver

Updated: 06/28/2009 - A Kansas City, Kan., police officer shot and killed a suspect who police say tried to hit the officer with his car.

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Honduras President: Nation Calm Before Controversial Vote

Updated: 06/27/2009 - The president of Honduras said Friday that the situation in his country was relatively calm, despite signs that he has lost the support of his armed forces, the supreme court and other government institutions.

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Jackson's Death Raises Questions About Drug Interactions

Updated: 06/27/2009 - As friends of pop star Michael Jackson discuss the role prescription drugs may have played in his Thursday death, the serious health problems that can be triggered by drug interactions are again in the spotlight.

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Jacksons Rely On Strength Of Family

Updated: 06/27/2009 - There's a photo of the Jackson family on the cover of the September 24, 1971, issue of Life magazine. In it, Joseph and Katherine Jackson stand at the foot of a set of stairs, their star children -- known as the Jackson 5 -- arrayed behind them.

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Presley: Jackson Knew His Fate

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Michael Jackson knew "exactly how his fate would be played out" and feared his death would echo that of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley wrote in an online blog posted Friday morning.

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Ahmadinejad Accuses Obama of Interfering In Election

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Iran's president slammed President Obama on Saturday, saying officials in the Islamic republic are astonished over what they see as his interference in Iran's disputed elections.

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Metro Driver Called A Hero Who Saved Lives In Crash

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The head of Washington's mass transit system praised as a "hero" the driver who was killed in Monday's crash when her train struck another that was parked on the tracks.

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Airline Policies Juggle Larger Passengers

Updated: 06/28/2009 - You pay for checking your baggage, for snacks and for extra legroom. Word is one airline has even toyed with charging you to use the toilet. So it makes perfect sense to some fliers that heavier passengers should pay for spilling over into the next seat.

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Sunday Last Day For Iran Candidates to File Complaints

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The body overseeing elections in Iran reminded opposition candidates in the disputed presidential election that they have until Sunday to lodge any further complaints about the vote, state-run media reported.

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NATO, Russia To Resume Military Relationship

Updated: 06/28/2009 - NATO and Russia have agreed to restart their military relationship, nearly a year after it had been frozen over the war in Georgia, the top NATO official said on Saturday.

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Bank Failure List Tops 45

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Local banks in Georgia, Minnesota and California were closed Friday by state regulators, bringing the total number of failed banks this year to 45, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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