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Obama administration tries to kill e-mail case

Posted: 02/21/2009 - The Obama administration, siding with former President George W. Bush, is trying to kill a lawsuit that seeks to recover what could be millions of missing White House e-mails.

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US Sen. Kerry hopeful after Syria talks

Posted: 02/21/2009 - U.S. Sen. John Kerry said after talks with Syria's president Saturday that there are possibilities for "real cooperation" between the two nations, which have been at odds for years.

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Conan Says Goodbye To Late Time Slot

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Conan O'Brien said goodbye to New York and NBC's "Late Night" by passing out shards of his stage, enjoying one last rub from Will Ferrell and promising fans he wouldn't grow up for an earlier time slot.

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Brutal Murder Challeges American Muslims

Posted: 02/21/2009 - The harsh reality of what happened in an affluent suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. — the beheading of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan and arrest of her estranged husband in the killing — is another crucible for American Muslims.

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U.S.: Civilians Died In Afghan Airstrike

Posted: 02/21/2009 - U.S. military airstrikes in western Afghanistan killed 13 Afghan civilians and only three militants, the U.S. said Saturday, three days after an American general traveled to the site to investigate.

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Amid Drought, Feds Cut Off Water To Farms

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Federal water managers said Friday that they plan to cut off water, at least temporarily, to thousands of California farms as a result of the deepening drought gripping the state.

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Iran Blocks Web Sites Promoting Reformist

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Iranian authorities have blocked two Web sites promoting the presidential bid of Mohammed Khatami, reformists said Saturday, in a first sign that powerful hard-liners might seek to thwart his challenge to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June 12 election.

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Abu Ghraib Reopens: New Name, Fake Flowers

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison reopened, with a new name and official promises Saturday of humane treatment in a lockup notorious as a center for abuse - both under Saddam Hussein and the U.S. military.

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Michigan Police Taser Nude Man Outside Church

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Going to church brought no peace to a man Tasered by police as he stood in the nude in 27-degree weather. A funeral Mass was being held inside St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church when police received 911 calls about a naked man Friday morning. Sgt. Gordon Cameron said the man told officers he was having problems with his parents and wanted to go to church.

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Obama Backs Bush Policy On Detainee Rights

Posted: 02/21/2009 - President Barack Obama's Justice Department sided with the former Bush administration on Friday, saying detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights.

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Sebelius, State GOP Fight Over Health Coverage

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius once called on lawmakers to bring health coverage to all Kansas residents. Legislators largely ignored her. The Democrat has supported proposals to increase tobacco taxes to pay for health care initiatives. Lawmakers never seriously considered them.

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Pakistan, Taliban Declare Swat Valley Cease-Fire

Posted: 02/21/2009 - A Pakistani official said Saturday that the Taliban and the Pakistani government had agreed to a "permanent cease-fire" in the restive northwest Swat Valley.

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19th Century Belgian Priest Will Be Declared Saint

Posted: 02/21/2009 - A 19th-century Belgian priest who ministered to leprosy patients in Hawaii will be declared a saint Oct. 11 at a Vatican ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI.

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Obama Eyes Universal Health Care

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Now for the hard part. Even if the national credit card is maxed out and partisanship remains the rule for Washington's political tribes, President Barack Obama and Congress are plunging ahead with a health care overhaul.

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Arrest Near in Levy Case

Posted: 02/21/2009 - An arrest may be near in the nearly decade-old slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy, whose disappearance in 2001 ended Gary Condit's congressional career, several television stations reported.

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Obama: Tax Benefits Before April

Posted: 02/21/2009 - It took only a matter of weeks for the notoriously slow Congress to pass the $787 billion economic stimulus package. President Barack Obama signed it into law less than one month into his presidency.

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Killing Hogs Slowly Working in Kansas

Posted: 02/21/2009 - State program to kill feral hogs slowly succeeding. The Kansas Animal Health Department, with help from the federal government, has been hunting the hogs in south-central and eastern Kansas since 2006 - on land and by helicopter. They also trap the hogs during the year.

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Accounting Majors: Uncle Sam Wants You

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The infrastructure to rebuild America's financial future is shaky and understaffed.. to handle the rapid handout and accounting for hundred of billions of dollars.

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Independent Alaska Air can't rule Out Merger

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Alaska Air Group Inc., operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and a partner of Delta Air Lines Inc., would consider a combination with another carrier if the right deal was proposed, but for now is committed to its independence and isn't thinking about a merger, executives said Wednesday.

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