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Report: Fraud Risk High In Bailout Plan

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Taxpayers are increasingly exposed to losses and the government is more vulnerable to fraud under Obama administration initiatives that have created a federal bank bailout program of "unprecedented scope," a government report finds.

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4 New Egyptian Temples Discovered In Sinai

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Archaeologists exploring an old military road in the Sinai have unearthed four new temples amidst the 3,000-year-old remains of an ancient fortified city that could have been used to impress foreign delegations visiting Egypt, antiquities authorities announced Tuesday.

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Financial Stocks Give Wall Street A Boost

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Rising bank stocks pulled the market higher Tuesday after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress most banks had adequate capital and that some could pay back some government loans.

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FBI Guard Accused Of Spying On Naked Girls

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A veteran FBI security guard accused of spying on teenage girls as they tried on dresses at a charity event at a mall is innocent and mortified by the charges, his lawyer said Tuesday.

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Pirate Suspect Cries At Hearing In NYC

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A federal judge in New York has determined that the sole survivor of a pirate attack on an American cargo ship off the Somali coast is an adult.

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Topeka Trades Mulch for Food for Earth Day, Project Topeka

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The City of Topeka is offering a free load of mulch this week in exchange for four cans of food. The mulch may be picked up at the yard materials recycling facility, north and east of I-70 and Macvicar.

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Topeka Zoo Lion Moves to Texas

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Adia, a nearly two-year old lion club from the Topeka Zoo, has relocated to the Ellen Trout Zoo in Luftkin, Texas as part of a breeding program.

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Man Jailed in Connection with High-Speed Chase

Updated: 04/21/2009 - 36-year old Russell Loomis faces 14 charges, including fleeing and assaulting a law enforcement officer, in connection with a high-speed chase in Topeka.

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Dutch Navy Under Fire for 'Idiotic' Pirate Release

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Dutch marines board a fishing boat and free two dozen Yemenis from Somali pirates. They seize and destroy AK-47s and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher but then put the nine bandits back in their skiff and set them free.

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Hawking's Family 'Looking Forward' to Recovery

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Physicist Stephen Hawking was hospitalized overnight for a chest infection but his family "is looking forward" to a full recovery, Cambridge University said Tuesday.

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Lockheed Martin Profit Falls 9 Percent in 1st Qtr

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter earnings fell nearly 9 percent as growing pension costs more than offset higher sales of missiles, satellites and government information technology.

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Hawking's family 'looking forward' to recovery

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Physicist Stephen Hawking was hospitalized overnight for a chest infection but his family "is looking forward" to a full recovery, Cambridge University said Tuesday.

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Israel Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Hanita Leshem's parents handed her over to a Christian family in Ukraine in 1941, when she was just a year old, to save her from the Nazi troops murdering the Jews there.

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UK's Brown Plans Cackdown on Lamaker Expenses

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Britain's prime minister proposed a crackdown on lawmakers' expenses Tuesday, saying ordinary people had lost faith in the way legislators use taxpayers' money.

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Cuban Prisoners Don't Want To Be Traded For Spies

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A leading rights activist says most of Cuba's 200 or more political prisoners would rather serve out long terms on the island than be part of an exchange for five communist agents imprisoned in the U.S., as Cuban President Raul Castro has suggested.

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Hawking Family Expects Full Recovery

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Physicist Stephen Hawking was hospitalized overnight for a chest infection but his family "is looking forward" to a full recovery, Cambridge University said Tuesday.

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Spokesman: Jackie Chan comments out of context

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Jackie Chan's comments that freedom may not be good for China were taken out of context, his spokesman said Tuesday, while Facebook users and Chinese scholars condemned the veteran actor on the Internet in a spreading backlash.

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Judge Says Pirate is Adult

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A federal judge in New York has determined that the sole survivor of a pirate attack on an American cargo ship off the Somali coast is an adult.

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Prescriptions in New York To Be Translated

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Many non-English speakers will soon be able to read prescription drug instructions in their primary language. Five companies announced Tuesday that pharmacies at more than 700 stores statewide will translate the information.

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