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Shaq to star In TV Sports Reality Series

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The NBA superstar will star in "Shaq Vs.," a TV series where the All-Star center will challenge top athletes in their respective sports.

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Former Rep. Boyda Takes on the Pentagon

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Former Rep. Nancy Boyda was sworn in Monday at the Pentagon. She is now the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Personnel Issues.

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Kansas Maj. Leader Takes First Step Towards SoS Run

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Sen. Derek Schmidt, an Independence Republican, announced Monday that he's appointed a campaign treasurer. State law requires such an appointment before a candidate can raise money.

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4 US troops Die In Deadliest Month In Afghanistan

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A roadside bomb killed four American troops in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, driving the July death toll for U.S. forces to the highest monthly level of the war.

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Obama Challenges GOP Critics On Health Care

Posted: 07/20/2009 - President Barack Obama pushed back hard against Republican critics of his health care overhaul plan Monday, vowing to fight "the politics of the moment" but also giving ground on his tight timetable for passage of legislation.

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Minneapolis Struggles With Rise Of Somali Gangs

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Ahmednur Ali, 20, was one of seven Minneapolis-area Somali men killed over a 10-month period, and authorities believe all were killed by fellow Somalis. Police say it's too simple to tie all the killings to Somali gangs, which have lured hundreds of young community members to their ranks in recent years.

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Colby Couple Helps Erect Billboard Of Jesus

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Drivers along Interstate 70 near Colby see a billboard of Jesus standing in a field holding up a shaft of wheat. But there are no written words on the billboard.

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Cause Of Offerle Fire Undetermined

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The state fire marshal has been unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a landmark building in Offerle earlier this month.

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Banks of Seine turn sandy in Paris summer ritual

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Families headed for the beach in the landlocked French capital on Monday for this year's launch of Paris Plages, which turns the Seine's urban riverbanks into sandy shores complete with palm trees and lounge chairs.

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Interior Halting Uranium Mining At Grand Canyon

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The Interior Department announced Monday it is temporarily barring the filing of new mining claims, including for uranium, on nearly 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

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Demand should aid Freeport-McMoRan's 2Q report

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., the world's largest publicly traded copper company, reports second-quarter results Tuesday before the market opens. Here is a summary of key developments related to the period.

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Orexigen obesity drug meets goals in 3 studies

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. said Monday that its obesity-drug candidate Contrave met its main goals in three late-stage clinical trials, and also surpassed a Food and Drug Administration requirement for effectiveness.

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