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Sarah Palin Steps Down As Alaska Governor

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Sarah Palin stepped down as Alaska governor on Sunday with a fiery speech reminiscent of her days as running mate to Republican John McCain - when she frequently revved up crowds while attacking Democrats and the news media.

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NY Police Probe For Causes Of Wrong-Way Crashes

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Authorities are trying to determine how a woman driving a minivan carrying two of her children and three young nieces got onto a suburban parkway heading in the wrong direction, leading to a fiery crash that killed eight people and left a 5-year-old boy severely injured.

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Past Donors Giving Up On Ky. Sen. Bunning

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Political contributors who donated thousands to Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning's past election campaigns have found a new Republican to support for Senate.

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4 Cousins, Mom, 3 Others Die In NY Wrong-Way Crash

Posted: 07/26/2009 - A family's minivan going in the wrong direction crashed into two cars on a suburban parkway on Sunday, killing eight people, including four young cousins and the mother of one of them.

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Conn. Home Invasion Survivor Faces Long Court Case

Posted: 07/26/2009 - At 52, Dr. William Petit faces years - perhaps decades - of emotionally draining court hearings before the two men charged with murdering his family in a 2007 home invasion may be convicted and executed.

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NASA Patches Air-Purifying System On Space Station

Posted: 07/26/2009 - A space station air purifier was working again Sunday after it shut down at the worst possible time, when company was still visiting and had swollen the on-board crowd to a record 13.

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Sex Abuse Testimony Ends Alamo's Long Crime Career

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Of all the horrid accusations against evangelist Tony Alamo - and the list is long - it was the testimony of formerly loyal subjects, recounting "marriages" between their cult leader and girls as young as 8, that may end his 40-year rule and send him to prison for life.

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Police: Ex-boxing Champion Forrest Killed In Ga.

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Vernon Forrest, a former two-division champion who gained stardom when he became the first boxer to defeat Shane Mosley, was shot to death in what police are calling an attempted robbery.

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Soldiers In Colorado Slayings Tell Of Iraq Horrors

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Soldiers from an Army unit that had 10 infantrymen accused of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter after returning to civilian life described a breakdown in discipline during their Iraq deployment in which troops murdered civilians, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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4 Kids, 4 Adults Die In NY Parkway Wrong-Way Crash

Posted: 07/26/2009 - A family's minivan going in the wrong direction crashed into two cars on a suburban parkway on Sunday, killing eight people, including four young children who were related to each other.

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Palin Steps Down As Alaska Governor

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Sarah Palin stepped down Sunday as Alaska governor to write a book and build a right-of-center coalition, but she left her long-term political plans unclear and refused to address speculation she would seek a 2012 presidential bid.

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Kansas State Pursues Wind Project

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Kansas State University plans to seek a federal grant to build several wind turbines to be used for research.

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Roeder Faces Hearing

Posted: 07/26/2009 - The man accused of killing one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers will get his first look this week at the evidence against him.

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Pigs Beat Potter At Box Office

Posted: 07/26/2009 - An elite squad of guinea pigs has worked its own brand of magic at the box office, taking the No. 1 spot from boy wizard Harry Potter.

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Europe Fast-Tracks H1N1 Vaccine

Posted: 07/26/2009 - In a drive to inoculate people against swine flu before winter, many European governments say they will fast-track the testing of a new flu vaccine, arousing concern among some experts about safety issues and proper vaccine doses.

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Dems: GOP Needed For Health Reform

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Senate Democrats alone cannot pass President Barack Obama's ambitious overhaul of how Americans receive health care, a top lawmaker acknowledged on Sunday. Republicans said they will continue their opposition to a plan they say is simply a government takeover of private decisions.

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Terror Fight May Change Direction After Case

Posted: 07/26/2009 - When the American-born al-Qaida recruit Bryant Neal Vinas was captured in Pakistan late last year, he wasn't whisked off to a military prison or a secret CIA facility in another country to be interrogated.

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Palin's Future In Doubt On Resignation Day

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin steps down Sunday giving few clues about her political future, which has been clouded by ethics probes, mounting legal bills and dwindling popularity.

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Topekan With Permit Stops Robbery By Firing Shots

Updated: 07/26/2009 - An employee at a business being robbed at 21st & Clay Saturday night used his concealed carry license, firing shots at would-be robbers. They fled, and no one was injured.

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Police Respond To Shooting

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Topeka Police responded to a shooting late Saturday night in the 1900 block of SE Illinois. Police believe a homeowner interrupted a car burglary attempt when a suspect or multiple suspects shot the victim several times.

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