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Animal ID Listening Session Set For Omaha

Updated: 06/27/2009 - A meeting on the national animal identification system in Omaha is set for Tuesday in Omaha. A nationwide tracking system started in 2004 to trace livestock if there is a disease outbreak.

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Regulators Shut 5 Banks; 45 Failures This Year

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Regulators Friday shut down five small banks in three states. More are expected to succumb in the prolonged recession. The 45 banks closed nationwide this year compare with 25 in all of 2008 and three in 2007.

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Search For Air France Recorders Likely To Go On

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Brazilian officials have called off the search for bodies and debris from the Air France Flight 447, but they do expect to spend at least two more weeks looking for the flight's black boxes.

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N. Korea Threatens To Shoot Down Japanese Spy Planes

Updated: 06/27/2009 - North Korea's air force says Japan's E-767 surveillance aircraft conducted an aerial espionage near a missile site on its northeast coast Wednesday and Thursday. Pyongyang is threatening to shoot down any Japanese planes that intrude into its airspace.

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Karzai Invites Taliban To Vote In Election

Updated: 06/27/2009 - President Hamid Karzai is calling on Taliban and other militants to ``vote for the president they want'' in Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election.

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Ahmadinejad Lashes Out At Obama

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashes out at the U.S. and President Barack Obama.

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Obama Implores Senate To Pass Climate Bill

Updated: 06/27/2009 - In his weekly radio and Internet address, President Barack Obama urged senators to show courage and follow the House in approving an energy and climate bill.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Calls For Unity

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he's worried about deteriorating security after more than 250 people were killed in the week before a U.S. withdrawal from cities.

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G-8 Applauds US Shift In Afghanistan Drug Policy

Updated: 06/27/2009 - The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, says eradication programs are not working in Afghanistan and are only driving farmers into Taliban hands. Instead, the US will shift funding to assistance for alternate crop and drug interdiction efforts.

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Mauritania President Gives Up Claim To Power

Updated: 06/27/2009 - More than 10 months after being overthrown in a military coup, Mauritania's first freely elected president has given up his claim to power and officially resigned.

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Central Nebraska Flag Swap Set For Weekend

Updated: 06/27/2009 - The Great American Flag Swap takes place this weekend in central Nebraska. Those wanting to trade it their tattered American flags for new ones are getting that chance Saturday - at no cost.

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Michael Jackson's Body Given To Family

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Michael Jackson's family has moved his body to an undisclosed mortuary. Friends say Jackson had appeared energized by the thought of a comeback in the weeks before his death.

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Obama Scoffs At Ahmadinejad's Demand For Apology

Updated: 06/27/2009 - President Barack Obama's criticism of Iran escalated Friday into an unusually personal war of words. To Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's demand he apologize for meddling, Obama shot back that the regime should "think carefully" about answers owed to protesters it has arrested, bludgeoned and killed.

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9 Killed In Oklahoma Turnpike Traffic Wreck

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Nine people died Friday when a tractor-trailer slammed into a line of cars stopped by an earlier accident on a northeast Oklahoma turnpike, leaving twisted metal and debris strewn on the highway and stranding miles of traffic in scorching heat.

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Iranian cleric urges executing some protesters

Updated: 06/27/2009 - A senior cleric on Friday urged Iran's protest leaders to be punished "without mercy" and said some should face execution - harsh calls that signal a nasty new turn in the regime's crackdown on demonstrators two weeks after its disputed election.

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House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

Updated: 06/27/2009 - In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy.

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Topeka Swimming Pools Packed With People Beating The Heat

Updated: 06/26/2009 - Topeka pools are busy places during the recent heat. At Blaisdell Pool, lifeguards are taking longer breaks between rotations and must drink water instead of soda pop. Plus, they're providing free ice water for pool patrons.

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Trial Set For Man Accused In Fatal Fire

Updated: 06/26/2009 - 33-year-old Rrank Robinson will stand trial Aug. 3rd for a fire three years ago that killed 53-year-old Marvina Washington.

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