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Geithner Defends Financial Oversight Reform

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke squared off Friday in a public dispute on who should become the nation's top consumer watchdog.

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Swine Flu Could Strike Up To 40 Percent In 2 Years

Posted: 07/24/2009 - U.S. health officials say swine flu could strike up to 40 percent of Americans over the next two years and as many as several hundred thousand could die if a vaccine campaign and other measures aren't successful.

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Gibbs: Media 'Obsessions' Prolonging Gates Story

Posted: 07/24/2009 - The White House says the media's "obsessions" are keeping alive President Barack Obama's comments about the arrest of a Harvard scholar seen trying to get into his own house.

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GOP Sen. Cornyn To Vote Against Sotomayor

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Republican Sen. John Cornyn, the head of his party's Senate campaign arm, said Friday he'll vote against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, siding with GOP leaders and conservatives who are lining up against President Barack Obama's nominee to be the first Hispanic justice.

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2nd Cop Says They Went By Book In Gates Arrest

Posted: 07/24/2009 - The second Cambridge, Mass., police officer who was inside the home of renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. during his arrest says he and the arresting officer "followed protocols."

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Amy Winehouse Acquitted Of Assault In Britain

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A British judge acquitted Amy Winehouse on Friday of assaulting a fan who asked to take her picture, a dose of good news in the beehived soul diva's tumultuous life.

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4 Aboard Die As Helicopter Crashes On Md. Highway

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A helicopter crashed onto a western Maryland interstate highway and burst into flames, killing three employees of a flight instruction company and a passenger, the company said Friday.

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Officials Lambast NJ Corruption After 44 Arrested

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Officials are decrying political corruption in New Jersey after more than 40 people, among them rabbis and elected officeholders, were arrested in an investigation in which some were accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars and of black-market trafficking of kidneys and fake Gucci handbags.

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Bomb Kills 2 US Service Members In Afghanistan

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A bomb attack killed two American service members in southern Afghanistan on Friday, while the country's president both applauded international troops' effort at a campaign rally and promised to hold them more accountable for civilian casualties, house raids and arbitrary detentions.

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Palin's Standing Slips In Post-ABC News Poll

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A majority of Americans take a negative view of outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and although she remains popular among Republicans, her image within the party has slipped, according to a new poll.

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Calif. Senate Passes Budget-Balancing Plan

Posted: 07/24/2009 - The California Senate on Friday approved a plan to close the state's $26 billion budget deficit, providing a glimmer of hope after weeks of fiscal gloom.

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Treasury, Fed Dispute On Display In Congress

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are squaring off in a public dispute over who should become the nation's top consumer watchdog.

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Deadline Broken, Talks Continue For Health Bill

Posted: 07/24/2009 - President Barack Obama is likening overhaul of the nation's health care system to one of the government's greatest triumphs: the NASA program that landed astronauts on the moon 40 years ago.

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Robbery Suspect Target Of Crimestoppers

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Topeka Police say a male suspect held up a person Wednesday, July 1, near 8th and Kansas in downtown Topeka. Pictures of him were caught on video surveillance at a nearby store just before it happened.

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Topeka Clinic Studying New Approach To Easing Pain

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Cotton-O'Neil is participating in clinical trials on medications that target nerve growth factor, a substance found to be more prevalent in people with chronic pain. The new meds suppress NGF, thereby easing the pain.

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Country Stampede is Staying Put

Posted: 07/23/2009 - President Wayne Rouse is happy with the announcement, and glad to end the speculation on whether the country music bash is moving.

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K-18 Wreck Kills Motorcycle Driver

Updated: 07/23/2009 - An accident between an SUV and a motorcycle at K-18 and Scenic Drive near Manhattan Thursday afternoon claimed the life of a motorcycle driver.

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US: 160M Doses Of Swine Flu Vaccine Due In October

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The U.S. may have as many as 160 million doses of swine flu vaccine available sometime in October, even though manufacturers worldwide are having serious trouble brewing shots, federal health officials said Thursday.

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