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Somali Fighting Kills At Least 12 In Mogadishu

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Heavy shelling between Somali rebels and government forces near the presidential palace killed at least 12 people on Sunday, witnesses said, and the prime minister looked for help from more African Union peacekeepers.

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Exiled Honduran Leader Vows Return for Showdown

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Honduras braced for confrontation Sunday as ousted President Manuel Zelaya insisted he was coming home to reclaim his post, urging his supporters to mass at the airport for a showdown with the interim government in power since the army sent him into exile a week ago.

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US Military Deaths in Iraq War At 4,322

Updated: 07/05/2009 - As of Saturday, July 4, 2009, at least 4,322 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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French: Sub Hears Signal From Yemenia Black Boxes

Updated: 07/05/2009 - A submarine scouring the Indian Ocean on Sunday picked up the signal beacons of the two black boxes of a Yemenia Airways flight that crashed off the Comoros Islands, the French aviation agency said.

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Obama Backs Medvedev's Judicial Reforms

Updated: 07/05/2009 - President Barack Obama said strengthening human rights and the rule of law in Russia should be a part of the much-heralded "reset" in U.S.-Russian relations, according to an interview with an embattled Russian opposition newspaper.

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Coroner: Teen 5th Killed By Apparent Serial Killer

Updated: 07/05/2009 - A teenage girl shot while helping her father in their family's small furniture and appliance store died Saturday, becoming the fifth victim of a suspected serial killer terrorizing a small South Carolina community, authorities said.

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3rd Person Dies After NC Fireworks Explosion

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Officials say a third worker has died from injuries suffered when a truckload of fireworks exploded on a dock at a remote North Carolina island.

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Television Networks Planning Jackson Coverage

Updated: 07/05/2009 - NBC executives changed their minds Sunday and decided to join other networks that will televise Michael Jackson's memorial service live this week.

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South Korea Says North Korean Missiles Can Hit Key Targets

Updated: 07/05/2009 - The ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired this weekend were likely capable of striking key government and military facilities in South Korea, a defense official said Sunday, amid growing concerns over Pyongyang's firepower.

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In NYC, Biggest Fireworks Show In US Lights Up Sky

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Fireworks lit the night sky above New York with a kaleidoscope of colors shooting 1,000 feet into the air on an Independence Day that began with the Statue of Liberty's crown opening to the public for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001.

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Iraqis Skeptical Of U.S. Troop Pullback

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Iraqis are skeptical that much will change after last week's pullback of U.S. combat troops from Baghdad and other cities, a sentiment not shared by their government.

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Walt Disney World Monorail Crash Kills Employee

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Walt Disney World officials say a monorail crashed in the Magic Kingdom section of the Florida theme park, killing an employee. Train service has been shut down.

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Obama Plan Could Trim Back Financial Powerhouses

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Financial regulations proposed by the president would result in leaner and simpler institutions that don't carry the weight of the system on their marble columns.

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Jackson Memorial Gets 1.6 Million Ticket Requests

Updated: 07/05/2009 - The more than 1.6 million fans who registered for tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service will finally get word Sunday on whether they will be among the lucky few to get tickets for the ceremony.

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Former D.C. Mayor Barry Charged With Stalking

Updated: 07/05/2009 - The United States Park Police said Barry, a current D.C. Council member, was arrested Saturday in Washington after a woman flagged down an officer and complained that Barry was stalking her.

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Palin Takes To Web For Hints On Future

Updated: 07/05/2009 - After staying out of the public eye for most of Saturday, a day after abruptly announcing she would soon give up her job as governor, Palin indicated on a social networking site that she would take on a larger, national role, citing a "higher calling" to unite the country along conservative lines.

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Obama Seeks New U.S.-Russian Relationship

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev end a seven-year hiatus in U.S.-Russian summitry on Monday, with both men declaring their determination to further cut nuclear arsenals and repair a badly damaged relationship.

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Lawrence Man In Wheelchair Sells Hotdogs

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Nowatzke has to set up a 1,000-pound cart and more than a half-dozen coolers, containers and condiments. He also brings out a 65-pound shaved ice machine.

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Night Of Barbecue, Fireworks On Tap At White House

Updated: 07/04/2009 - In remarks to military families visiting the White House for Fourth of July festivities, President Obama said ``there will be difficult days ahead.'' He added that the United States will ``remain a strong partner to the Iraqi people on behalf of their security and prosperity.''

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GM Europe: Talks On Selling Opel Near Completion

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Negotiations for the sale of General Motors Corp.'s unit Adam Opel GmbH to Canadian autoparts maker Magna are progressing well and should soon be complete, the head of GM Europe said in remarks released Saturday.

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