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Serena Williams Beats Sister Venus At Wimbledon

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Serena Williams kept telling herself she was facing just another foe in the Wimbledon final Saturday, just another woman who hits the ball quite hard, just another player trying to deny her a Grand Slam title.

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Lady Liberty's Crown Reopens On July Fourth

Updated: 07/04/2009 - The first visitors allowed into the Statue of Liberty's crown in nearly eight years made the arduous climb Saturday on an Independence Day journey laden with symbolism of freedom, national pride — and for one couple, romance.

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Obama's Trip: A Mission To Reshape US Image

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Determined to change the way the world views the United States, Barack Obama is onto his next foreign mission: rebuilding relations with Russia, proving to global leaders that America is serious about climate change, and outlining his vision for Africa, his father's birthplace.

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Coroner: Teen 5th Killed By Apparent Serial Killer

Updated: 07/04/2009 - A teenage girl shot while helping her father in their family's small furniture and appliance store died Saturday, becoming the fifth victim of a suspected serial killer terrorizing a small South Carolina community, authorities said.

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Europe's Free, State-Run Health Care Has Drawbacks

Updated: 07/04/2009 - As President Barack Obama pushes to overhaul the American health care system, the role of government is at the heart of the debate. In Europe, free, state-run health care is a given.

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Tennessee Police Rule McNair's Death A Homicide

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Police are calling the shooting death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair a homicide, but they haven't yet reached a conclusion about the death of the 20-year-old woman found with him.

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Chestnut Wins NY Hot Dog Eating Match, Again

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Joey Chestnut chomped down a record 68 hot dogs, capturing his third straight July Fourth hot-dog eating contest at Coney Island, an annual showcase for flamboyant hot dogging contestants eager to show they really are what they eat.

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Statue Of Liberty Crown Opens After Eight Years

Updated: 07/04/2009 - The first visitors allowed into the Statue of Liberty's crown in nearly eight years began the arduous climb Saturday on an Independence Day journey laden with symbolism of freedom and national pride.

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Obama's Trip: 3 More Countries, 1 Broad Mission

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Determined to change the way the world views the United States, Barack Obama is onto his next foreign mission: rebuilding relations with Russia, proving to global leaders that America is serious about climate change, and outlining his vision for Africa, his father's birthplace.

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Neverland Closes Until After Funeral

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Like an old Western boomtown, the makeshift village that sprang up around the gates of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch was vanishing Friday, with visitors and vendors packing up tents, tarps, posters and CDs.

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Illegal Ads A Sticky Situation For Many Towns

Updated: 07/04/2009 - From the boardwalks of the New Jersey shore to the desert metropolises of Arizona and Texas, many street signs and light poles are covered with illegal advertising stickers.

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Rising Debt May Be Next Crisis

Updated: 07/04/2009 - The Founding Fathers left one legacy not celebrated on Independence Day but which affects us all. It's the national debt.

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Police: Arizona Woman Led Sons On Crime Spree

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Cynthia Mary Roberson is an unemployed mother who police say led her 12- and 14-year-old sons and their friends to commit at least 20 armed robberies and assaults, including the beating of a teenage boy who had nothing more than an orange lollipop.

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Myanmar Denies UN Chief's Request To See Suu Kyi

Updated: 07/04/2009 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday he was "deeply disappointed" after Myanmar's military ruler rejected his second and final request to meet jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Honduras Refuses To Restore President; Snubs OAS

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Honduras' refusal to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya despite an appeal by the top envoy for the Americas has put the impoverished nation on a collision course with the world community that could lead to its isolation.

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The Old Is New Again At Saturday Evening Post

Updated: 07/04/2009 - The Saturday Evening Post, a centuries-old publication that helped make illustrator Norman Rockwell an American icon and showcased some of the greatest U.S. writers, is returning to its roots to show readers the value of a quiet read in an increasingly frenetic digital age.

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