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Concerns White Phosphorus Used in Afghan Battle

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Doctors voiced concern over "unusual" burns on Afghan villagers wounded in an already controversial U.S.-Taliban battle, and the country's top human rights groups said Sunday it is investigating the possibility white phosphorus was used.

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California Residents Praised for Home Fire Safety

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Relieved to see their ash-covered houses still intact, grateful homeowners are paying tribute to firefighters by tooting car horns and posting large thank-you signs on their front lawns.

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National Guard Troops to Aid Flood Victims in WVa

Updated: 05/10/2009 - The National Guard is helping residents in West Virginia's southern coalfields recover from weekend flooding that destroyed at least 100 buildings, knocked out power and caused mudslides that flushed trash, debris and at least one mobile home downstream.

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Weather Improving for Monday Launch to Aid Hubble

Updated: 05/10/2009 - With a forecast of near-perfect weather, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope scientists and managers were euphoric as they awaited Monday's planned launch of shuttle Atlantis on the final trip to the orbiting observatory.

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Starting Monday, it costs more to mail

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Unless you've got a stash of Forever Stamps sitting around, it might be time for a trip to the post office. The price of mailing a letter jumps 2 cents Monday.

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Fire near Santa Barbara 55 percent contained

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Most of the 50,000 residents and business owners who last week fled the Jesusita Fire near Santa Barbara, California, had returned by Sunday afternoon, and the blaze was 55 percent contained, fire authorities said.

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Pakistan: 200 Taliban die in 24 hours

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Pakistani forces have killed as many as 200 Taliban militants in the past day in the Swat and Shangla areas, the military said Sunday.

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Four New H1N1 Cases in Kansas

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Kansas has confirmed four more swine flu cases, bringing the total to 22 in the state.

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Poll: Majority Of Moms Feel Appreciated

Updated: 05/10/2009 - As Americans gear up for Mother's Day, there is good news regarding the day's honoree. A new CBS News/New York Times poll found that most moms feel appreciated by their families. A stunning 85 percent of those surveyed across ages, income, and education levels said they felt appreciated.

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Biden Tells Grads They Can Shape Future

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden told more than 3,000 college graduates that they are at a watershed moment with a chance to shape history that few generations ever encounter.

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Jury Selection To Begin In Violent Crime

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Jury selection begins Monday in north-central Kansas in what is considered one of the most violent crimes in Osborne County in recent memory.

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Kansas Farmers Ramping Up H1N1 Efforts

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Yet, so far, no hogs have the virus in the United States. But industry officials say that doesn't mean a potential outbreak couldn't occur.

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Family Reflects on Heavyweight's Battle

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Boxer Greg Page died in the early hours of April 27, eight years after a brutal brain injury robbed the former heavyweight champion of his mobility and parts of his memory. That it couldn't steal his dignity is a testament to his wife's love and strength.

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Hubble Ready For Final Repair

Updated: 05/10/2009 - In Hubble's photos, believers witness the hand of God, nonbelievers see astronomy in action, and artists discover galaxies worthy of galleries.

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Human Rights Group Investigates White Phosphorus Claim

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Afghanistan's leading human rights organization said Sunday it was investigating the possibility that white phosphorus was used in a U.S.-Taliban battle that killed scores of Afghans. The U.S. military rejected speculation it had used the weapon but left open the possibility Taliban militants did.

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Cheney Backs Limbaugh over Powell

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Dick Cheney made clear Sunday he'd rather follow firebrand broadcaster Rush Limbaugh than former Joint Chiefs chairman Colin Powell into political battle over the future of the Republican Party.

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