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Obama Adviser Not Ready To Back A Second Stimulus

Updated: 06/28/2009 - A senior White House adviser said Sunday the economic stimulus has not yet "broken the back of the recession" but set aside calls for a second massive spending bill. Republicans, meanwhile, called spending under way a failure.

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GOP Leader Says Time Needed For Sotomayor Records

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate Judiciary Committee needs more time to review records in connection with Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination.

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TV Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead At Florida Home

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman whose boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean made him a pop-culture icon, has died. He was 50.

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Obama Scores Major, Much-Needed Victory

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Facing a rare defeat, President Barack Obama put a big dose of political capital on the line and scored a major victory just when he needed one.

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Madoff Sentencing Nears, But Victims' Pain Goes On

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Bernard Madoff will get one last creature comfort before he is sentenced Monday, probably to serve out the rest of his days in prison. The judge has given him permission to don his own clothes for the hearing, rather than a jail uniform.

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Police Cleared in Fatal Clay Center Shooting

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Clay Center police officers used justifiable force when they fatally shot a 66-year-old man on June 14.

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US Withdraws From Iraqi Cities Despite Violence

Posted: 06/28/2009 - Death squads roamed the streets, slaughtering members of the rival Muslim sect. Bombs rocked Baghdad daily — until thousands of U.S. troops poured in two years ago, establishing neighborhood bases and taking control of the Iraqi capital and other cities.

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BET Awards To Highlight Michael Jackson's Legacy

Updated: 06/28/2009 - After three days to process the shock and grief, attendees at the BET Awards — a show thrown into "total overhaul" by the death of Michael Jackson — were preparing for what was sure to be a spectacular celebration of the King of Pop, put on by a dazzling collection of the artists he influenced most.

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Paralyzed Vermont GI Gets Star-Spangled Welcome Home

Updated: 06/28/2009 - For Pfc. Andrew Parker, it was a bittersweet homecoming: He was hailed as a hero, feted with a star-spangled parade and showered with gifts at a welcome home ceremony. He had to watch it all from a wheelchair.

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Unlike South Carolina's Sanford, Most Governors Easy To Find

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry was raising money at campaign headquarters when an Associated Press reporter called his press staff to ask what he was doing. An hour later, he walked into AP's statehouse bureau to show he was alive and well and not, say, in South America for a romantic rendezvous.

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'Do The Right Thing' still asks burning questions

Updated: 06/28/2009 - At the climax of Spike Lee's 1989 drama "Do The Right Thing," the eternal battle between love and hate teeters on a razor's edge. The young black man Radio Raheem has been choked to death by white police after a fight with a Brooklyn pizzeria owner. A seething crowd gathers in front of the shop.

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Backcountry Mail Pilot helps Preserve Way Of Life

Updated: 06/28/2009 - In the small airport lounge, his former wife and business partner rattles off the weather report and frowns as a surge of wind blows open the door and invites in the morning chill.

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AP Enterprise: '91 Death Verdict Splits Georgia Jurors

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Inside the jury room, seven men and five women huddled around a table to discuss a parade of witnesses in the case of an off-duty police officer shot and killed outside a fast-food restaurant.

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Backcountry Mail Pilot Helps Preserve Way Of Life

Updated: 06/28/2009 - In the small airport lounge, his former wife and business partner rattles off the weather report and frowns as a surge of wind blows open the door and invites in the morning chill.

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Arizona Moves To Allow Concealed Guns In Bars

Updated: 06/28/2009 - There was a time in the Wild West that cowboys had to check their guns before they could pull up a bar stool for a drink - rules that protected against the saloon gunfights that came to define the frontier era in places like Arizona.

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Under-bite Helps Pabst Become World's Ugliest Dog

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest, Pabst, a boxer-mix rescued from a shelter by Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, Calif., won the annual contest on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.

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