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Portland mayor won't resign over lying about teen

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The mayor of Portland, Ore., told city commissioners Sunday he will not resign despite calls for him to do so after he admitted he lied and asked a teenager to lie about their sexual relationship.

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Ohio police: Man kills adoptive father, 2 others

Updated: 01/25/2009 - A man has been charged with killing his adoptive father, stepmother and 13-year-old stepsister, who managed to call 911 during the shootings in a home near Cincinnati, authorities said.

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NY Knicks Player's Ex-Girlfriend Killed in Chicago

Updated: 01/25/2009 - A woman found shot to death in a Chicago apartment was a former girlfriend of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry and the mother of his 3-year-old son, Curry's attorney said Sunday.

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China Dams Reveal Flaws in Climate-Change Weapon

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The hydroelectric dam, a low wall of concrete slicing across an old farming valley, is supposed to help a power company in distant Germany contribute to saving the climate — while putting lucrative "carbon credits" into the pockets of Chinese developers.

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Fight Building Over Judges Redoing Mortgages

Updated: 01/25/2009 - Most congressional Democrats say the quickest way to save homeowners like Troy Butler of Saginaw, Mich., is to let them declare bankruptcy and allow judges to dictate new mortgage terms.

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Democrats: Stimulus Plan No Quick Fix For Economy

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The White House warned Sunday that the country could face a long and painful financial recovery, even with major government intervention to stimulate the economy and save financial institutions.

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AP IMPACT: Lobbyists Skirt Obama's Earmark Ban

Updated: 01/25/2009 - President Barack Obama's ban on earmarks in the $825 billion economic stimulus bill doesn't mean interest groups, lobbyists and lawmakers won't be able to funnel money to pet projects.

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BBC Occupied By Gaza Protestors Over Ad

Updated: 01/25/2009 - Members of a British anti-war group occupied the Glasgow offices of the BBC on Sunday, saying they would stay in the building until the national broadcaster agrees to air a charity fundraising appeal for Palestinians in the Gaza strip.

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Karzai: U.S. Forces Killed 16 Civilians

Updated: 01/25/2009 - President Hamid Karzai condemned a U.S. operation he said killed 16 Afghan civilians, while hundreds of villagers denounced the American military during an angry demonstration Sunday.

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Salmonella Death Toll May Be Up To 7

Updated: 01/25/2009 - Health officials say the death of a Minnesota woman has been linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak and now the infection may have contributed to seven deaths.

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David Koresh's Mother Slain; Aunt Charged

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The mother of infamous Branch Davidian sect leader David Koresh has been stabbed to death, and Koresh's aunt was in custody on a murder charge Saturday.

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States Hobbled By Unemployment Bills

Updated: 01/25/2009 - One fallout of the economic crisis has been the rise in unemployment, which stood at 7.2 percent in December.

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Kansas Man Sentenced For Making Fake IDs

Updated: 01/25/2009 - A Kansas City, Kan., man is sentenced to more than eight years in prison for producing and trafficking counterfeit identification documents.

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Bill Would Kill 3.2 Beer

Updated: 01/25/2009 - Kansas lawmakers could consider a bill this legislative session that would allow supermarkets and convenience stores in the state to sell full-strength beer.

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KU Considers Cutting Private Plane Use

Updated: 01/25/2009 - In another tough budget year, University of Kansas officials are considering cutting back on using their private air flights.

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Judge Refuses Conflict Claims in Tax Fraud Case

Updated: 01/25/2009 - A federal judge determines that a Joplin, Mo., man charged with tax fraud can pay the legal fees of his co-defendants and those co-defendants can share defense attorneys.

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Afghan president: US forces killed 16 civilians

Updated: 01/25/2009 - President Hamid Karzai condemned a U.S. operation he said killed 16 Afghan civilians, while hundreds of villagers denounced the American military during an angry demonstration Sunday.

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