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Palin Back On The Road

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is using her public profile to draw attention to the needs of those with autism and other developmental disabilities in the New York metropolitan area.

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Boston Globe Asks For Concessions

Updated: 06/07/2009 - The newspaper's parent company, the New York Times Co., said in April it needed $20 million in annual concessions from Globe unions — half of that from the Boston Newspaper Guild — to avoid shutting down the 137-year-old newspaper.

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California Considers Social Contract Re-Write

Updated: 06/07/2009 - With empty pockets and maxed-out credit, California is debating whether it can continue honoring all parts of its social contract with the state's most vulnerable residents.

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Skydiver Survives After Misjudging Jump

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Officials say a skydiver who fell too fast and was knocked unconscious when she hit the ground in western New York has been treated at a hospital.

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Iraqi Authorities Detain U.S. Contractors

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Iraqi authorities have detained five U.S. contractors in connection with the death of another American contractor in Baghdad, officials said Sunday, in what could be the first case of Americans facing local justice under a joint security pact that took effect this year.

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Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Alternative medicine has become mainstream. It is finding wider acceptance by doctors, insurers and hospitals like the shock trauma center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Consumer spending on it in some cases rivals that of traditional health care.

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Obamas Tour Paris

Updated: 06/07/2009 - President Barack Obama spent a few hours as a tourist this weekend, seeing Paris with his wife and two young girls after his trip to the Middle East, Germany and the beaches of Normandy.

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Tiller Murder Suspect: "Similar Events Planned"

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Scott Roeder called The Associated Press on Sunday from the Sedgwick County jail where he's being held on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of Dr. George Tiller.

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Carradine Family Upset with Probe, Photo

Updated: 06/07/2009 - David Carradine's family members, dissatisfied with Thai investigators and "profoundly disturbed" by the publication of a forensics photo in a Bangkok tabloid, are seeking help from the FBI and an independent pathologist and have threatened legal action against any media outlet that reprints images of the actor in death.

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"Up" Holds Off New Comedy Threats

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Two live-action comedies have been unable to bring down the animated adventure "Up." According to studio estimates Sunday, Disney and Pixar Animation's "Up" reeled in $44.2 million in ticket sales to remain on top of the box office for the second weekend in a row.

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Clinton: North Korea Could Go On Terror List

Updated: 06/07/2009 - The U.S. is considering adding North Korea back to a list of state sponsors of terrorism, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday after President Barack Obama pledged "a very hard look" at tougher measures because of the North's nuclear stance.

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Three More Flight 447 Bodies Found

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Three more bodies were found Sunday in the ocean near the spot where an Air France jet is believed to have crashed a week ago, bringing the total number of bodies plucked from the water to five, Brazil's military said.

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Fireworks Confirmed As Fire Cause

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Investigators say a boy playing with fireworks sparked a fire that destroyed three Pottawatomie County buildings.

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KSU Student Named Miss Kansas

Updated: 06/06/2009 - Becki Ronen, a Kansas State University student competing as Miss Flint Hills, was named Miss Kansas 2009.

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Obama Honors D-Day Soldiers

Updated: 06/06/2009 - World leaders gave thanks Saturday to military veterans for their efforts in the D-Day landings of 65 years ago at a ceremony in northwest France, warning that their legacy must not be forgotten as the world faces renewed threats of tyranny.

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Flight 447 Bodies, Evidence Discovered; Search Continues

Updated: 06/06/2009 - A Brazilian navy frigate navigated deep waters of the Atlantic on Saturday, carrying the bodies of two men confirmed as passengers of an Air France plane that crashed nearly a week earlier.

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Four Children Hurt In Tractor Accident

Updated: 06/06/2009 - Four children were hurt in south Johnson County on Friday night when a tractor that was pulling them on a trailer rolled backward and on top of the children.

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Dr. Tiller Eulogized As Generous

Updated: 06/06/2009 - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday to honor slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, and a longtime friend eulogized him as a passionate and generous man who repeatedly overcame difficult challenges.

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A Gift for the Mother of a Fallen Soldier

Updated: 06/07/2009 - On Saturday, Drexler received a new way to honor her son's memory. Just after 10:30 several American Legion Riders of American Legion Post 400 arrived at her home with a gift.

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