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Conn. Firefighter to Testify Against Sonia Sotomayor

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Frank Ricci was the lead plaintiff in the the "New Haven 20" firefighter reverse discrimination case. The Supreme Court ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

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Bomb Attacks Kill 50 in Iraq

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Today was the worst day of bloodshed by bombing since U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq's major cities last week.

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Illinois' Roland Burris Won't Run for Senate in 2010

Posted: 07/09/2009 - With no indication that he was raising money or organizing workers, the 71 year old senator appointed by former Governor Rod Blagojevich says he won't make a bid for Barack Obama's old seat.

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University Details Response To Budget Cuts

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Interim Chancellor Barbara Atkinson told a forum that the school is being forced to respond to $36 million in lost funding. Actions include fewer faculty members and fewer course offerings.

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Worst Violence Since US Pullback Hits Iraq

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Bombs killed nearly 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in the worst violence since U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas last week, and American forces released five Iranian officials suspected of aiding Shiite insurgents.

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Monkeys Live Longer On Low-Cal Diet; Would Humans?

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Eat less, live longer? It seems to work for monkeys: A 20-year study found cutting calories by almost a third slowed their aging and fended off death. This is not about a quick diet to shed a few pounds. Scientists have long known they could increase the lifespan of mice and more primitive creatures — worms, flies — with deep, long-term cuts from normal consumption.

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Health Care Overhaul Bill Suffers Another Setback

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The drive to remake the nation's health care system suffered yet another setback in Congress on Thursday when a pivotal group of House Democrats demanded numerous changes in legislation the leadership was drafting on a fast track.

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Billy Mays Remains A TV Pitchman, Even In Death

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Death won't still the voice of Billy Mays or his mighty powers of persuasion. Viewers will continue to find the boisterous, bearded TV pitchman hawking household products for the indefinite future. And at least one of his commercials is being introduced posthumously.

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Pelosi: Resolution On Michael Jackson Unnecessary

Posted: 07/09/2009 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut the door Thursday to a resolution honoring Michael Jackson because debate on the symbolic measure could raise "contrary views" about the pop star's life.

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Train Hits car In Mich.; 5 Thought To Be Teens Die

Posted: 07/09/2009 - An Amtrak passenger train carrying about 170 people struck a car that had skirted a gate at a road crossing near Detroit on Thursday, killing all five people in the sedan, authorities said. The victims were believed to be teens.

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More Than 300 Injured By Strong Quake In China

Posted: 07/09/2009 - A moderate earthquake rocked southwest China Thursday evening, injuring at least 336 people and collapsing 10,000 homes, state media said. The magnitude-6.0 temblor, centered in Yunnan province's Yao'an county, damaged another 30,000 homes, the Xinhua News Agency said.

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Hundreds Protest In Iran, Defying Crackdown Vow

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Thousands of protesters streamed down avenues of the capital Thursday, chanting "death to the dictator" and defying security forces who fired tear gas and charged with batons, witnesses said.

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Illegal Tattooes Cause Hepatitis Scare In Leavenworth

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Leavenworth has just one licensed tattoo business. Police say the unlicensed operators pose a public health risk. They're asking for information from anyone who has gotten a tattoo from an illegal operator.

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Voting Continues For Top College Sports Bar

Kite's Bar and Grill in Aggieville, Manhattan

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Kites Bar in Aggieville is up against Esso Club in Clemson, South Carolina in the final four of the Red Shirt Files Top College Sports Bar contest.

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More Layoffs Coming At AGCO

Posted: 07/09/2009 - AGCO Corp. of Hesston says it will lay off 154 hourly workers this Friday in response to a slumping agriculture market and world economy.

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Private Pool Turned Away Minority Children

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Members and officials of a private swimming pool in a Philadelphia suburb reacted to a visiting group of minority children by asking them not to return and pulling other kids out of the water, a day camp director said, and the state is investigating.

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