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World Population Projected To Reach 7 Billion In 2011

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The world's population is forecast to hit 7 billion in 2011, the vast majority of its growth coming in developing and, in many cases, the poorest nations, a report released Wednesday said.

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Home Prices Fall A Record 15.6%

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Median home prices fell a record 15.6% during the three months ended June 30, compared to the same period in 2008, according to an industry report.

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Missing Cargo Ship

Posted: 08/12/2009 - An international search operation was underway Wednesday for a cargo ship which vanished after being involved in what is feared to be an unprecedented incident of piracy in European waters.

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Obama Presents 16 With Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Posted: 08/12/2009 - A pioneer, a preacher, an activist and an athlete were among 16 people who President Obama honored Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

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KDHE Approves Westar Energy Greenhouse Gas Report

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) today announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has approved the company's report on greenhouse gases (GHG) and its plans to mitigate emissions.

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Stage Mommy Madness

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The other day I auditioned for a supporting role in a major motion picture. I won't name the movie or anyone involved because I really want the part. (I'll only say that the script is hilarious and the director is brilliant!)

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WU Crew Helps Students Move In

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Everyone, including the university president, pitched in to help students move back into Washburn University as the start of the school year approaches.

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U.S. EPA’s Region 7 Awards $1M In Recovery Funding To University Of Nebraska-Lincoln To Reduce Diesel Emissions And Create Jobs

Posted: 08/12/2009 - In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, reduce diesel emissions, and protect human health and the environment for the people of Nebraska, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Transportation Center (UNL/NTC) for the reduction of diesel emissions in the community. This clean diesel project will create jobs while protecting Nebraska’s air quality.

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HUD Secretary Donovan Announces $132 MIillion In Recovery Act Funds To Improve Native American And Alaskan Housing, Spur Economic Development

Posted: 08/12/2009 - During a visit to an Anchorage, Alaska community today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that HUD is awarding 61 grants, totaling $132 million, to Native American and Native Alaskan communities across the country to improve housing and stimulate community development.

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FreedomWorks "Apology" Takes Aim At Liberal Critics

Posted: 08/12/2009 - FreedomWorks, the conservative "free-market" think tank that has unapologetically rallied protesters at health care town hall meetings, paused its movement against President Obama's health care plans today to instead take aim at its liberal counterparts.

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Sotomayor: No Words Can Express How I Feel

Posted: 08/12/2009 - President Obama hosted a reception in the East Room of the White House this morning to, in his words, "celebrate an extraordinary moment for our nation": The confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court justice.

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SMSC Announces Dedication Of Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the University of Minnesota invite all Minnesota Tribes and their members as well as the general public to a dedication ceremony for the Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza on Monday, August 17, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. The ceremony will feature American Indian elements such as a Dakota prayer, a traditional blessing of the sky markers, and songs by a traditional drum group

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