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Thunderstorms Cause 5th Delay For Space Shuttle

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Thunderstorms once again forced NASA to call off the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Monday, the fifth delay for the space station construction mission.

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Episcopal Church To Affirm Gay Clergy

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The Episcopal Church moved Monday toward affirming their acceptance of gays and lesbians for all roles in ministry, despite pressure from fellow Anglicans worldwide for a decisive moratorium on consecrating another openly gay bishop.

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Southwest Checks Planes After Hole Forces Landing

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Southwest Airlines Co. inspected about 200 planes overnight after a football-sized hole opened up in the passenger cabin of a jet in flight, forcing an emergency landing in West Virginia.

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New Arrests Likely In Fla. Adoptive Couple Slaying

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Investigators were hoping for more arrests Tuesday in the shooting deaths of a Florida Panhandle couple who had adopted a dozen children with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities.

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Government Web Site Says Madoff At Prison In Ga.

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff was being held in a federal prison in Atlanta Tuesday after his transfer from a New York lockup, according to a Bureau of Prisons Web site.

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Ohio Executes Trucker Who Went On Killing Spree

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A former truck driver from Oregon who went on a multistate killing spree was executed Tuesday for murdering an Ohio man who gave him a ride in February 1991.

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AP Sources: Obama Wants Senate Health Bill Quickly

Posted: 07/14/2009 - House Democrats are moving ahead with sweeping health care legislation that would tax the wealthy and require Americans to buy affordable insurance as President Barack Obama prods a Senate committee chairman to act quickly on a companion bill.

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Goldman Sachs Earnings Easily Surpass Expectations

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter profit easily surpassed expectations as profit was buoyed by strength in its trading and underwriting businesses.

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Obama Wants $12 Billion For 2-Year Colleges

Posted: 07/14/2009 - President Barack Obama is proposing a multibillion-dollar investment in the nation's community colleges, a $12 billion effort to help the two-year institutions reach, teach and train more people for "the jobs of the future."

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NATO: 6 Killed In Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A NATO-contracted helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killing six civilians on board and an Afghan child on the ground. Two U.S. Marines and an Italian soldier died in other violence.

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Central Asian Uighurs Fear Crackdown Could Spread

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Anguished by ethnic violence in China but fearful that crackdowns on their minority group could spread, Uighur activists across Central Asia said Tuesday they have urged local communities to avoid large public protests.

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Liberia's Taylor: War Cimes Case Built On Lies

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor testified at his war crimes trial Tuesday that the case against him was built on lies and misinformation, and he denied he had commanded and armed rebels who killed and tortured tens of thousands of civilians.

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Achievement Gap Divides Black, White Students

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Reading and math scores are rising for black students across the country, but not enough to close the gap between them and their better-scoring white peers, an Education Department report released Tuesday found.

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Liz Cheney Refuses To Discuss Veep's Rrole In CIA

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz said Tuesday she doesn't believe her father did anything wrong in connection with a secret CIA operation that officials have said was designed to capture and kill al-Qaida figures.

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Sotomayor Defends 'Wise Latina' Remark

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor vigorously defended herself Tuesday against charges that her speeches and rulings show racial bias, telling a Senate panel vetting her nomination that critics had misunderstood her record.

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Stocks Rise After Better Earnings, Retail Reports

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Stocks are slightly higher in early trading following better-than-expected earnings reports from Johnson & Johnson and Goldman Sachs and an upbeat reading on retail sales.

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New Arrests Likely In Florida Adoptive Couple Slaying

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Investigators were hoping for more arrests Tuesday in the shooting deaths of a Florida Panhandle couple who had adopted a dozen children with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities.

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AP Sources: Obama Wants Senate Health Bill Quickly

Posted: 07/14/2009 - House Democrats are moving ahead with sweeping health care legislation as President Barack Obama prods a Senate committee chairman to take faster action on a companion measure.

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Obama Wants $12 Billion For 2-Year Colleges

Posted: 07/14/2009 - President Barack Obama is proposing a multibillion-dollar investment in the nation's community colleges, a $12 billion effort to help the two-year institutions reach, teach and train more people for "the jobs of the future."

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Sotomayor To Face Senators' Questions At Hearings

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Senate Republicans plan to confront Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with her own words, taken from speeches dating back 15 years, as they try to raise doubts about her ability to judge fairly.

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Stock Futures Higher Ahead Of Key Earnings Reports

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Stock futures were higher Tuesday as investors welcomed better-than-expected quarterly results from Johnson & Johnson and await a report from banking giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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LA Mayor: City Will Pay Costs From Jackson Event

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is trying to quell the escalating debate over who should pick up the estimated $1.4 million tab for police, traffic control and other services related to Michael Jackson's memorial service.

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