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Obama pushing stronger fuel-efficiency standard

Updated: 01/26/2009 - President Barack Obama ordered the government Monday to re-examine whether California and other states should be allowed to have tougher auto emission standards to combat a build up of greenhouse gases, a clean break from Bush administration policy.

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Sundance honors `Push,' `We Live in Public'

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Sundance Film Festival's prizes for best U.S. drama on Saturday went to "Push," the dark yet hopeful story of a young woman finding her way out of nightmarish circumstances in 1980s Harlem.

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2 students killed in Oregon nightclub shooting

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A gunman opened fire outside an under-21 nightclub in Portland, killing two girls and wounded several other people in an apparently random act, police said.

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Man pleads guilty in Iran parts case

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A California man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to violate the U.S. embargo against Iran by arranging for the sale of parts for military aircraft, including fighter jets and attack helicopters.

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Ky. coach to be arraigned in player heat death

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Supporters rallied around a Kentucky high school football coach ahead of his first court date on unprecedented criminal charges for the heat-related death of a player during practice.

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Impeachment trial to proceed without Ill. governor

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Taking his defense to the airwaves rather than his impeachment trial, Gov. Rod Blagojevich lashed out at his accusers Monday and revealed he had considered naming Oprah Winfrey to the Senate.

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Parents Cautioned: It Doesn’t Take a Fire to Burn a Child

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents and caregivers that fire is just one cause of burn injuries — children can also be seriously injured by hot foods and beverages, heating appliances, hot pots and pans, electrical currents and chemicals.

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GOP Plan to Fix Kan. Budget Endorsed

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Sen. Jay Emler (R), proposed a 3.4 percent across-the-board cut to help a budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2009 Monday.

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Don't Let Out-of-State Companies Set Kansas Energy Policy

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The leadership of the state legislature wants to eliminate state enviromental authority. And while Republicans want to start by giving the power company's an open door in building new power plants... it won't stop there.

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Work of being Miss America lured winner to crown

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Katie Stam always dreamed of becoming Miss America, but she bypassed the kiddie pageants and waited until she was more mature and sure of herself. Her view of Miss America changed in that time too, and made her want her new title even more.

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'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' grabs top box office spot

Updated: 01/26/2009 - "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" wasn't ready to turn over his box-office badge this weekend as the film about a bumbling shopping center security guard earned $21.5 million to nab No. 1 for a second week in a row.

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`Slumdog' far from underdog with SAG win

Updated: 01/26/2009 - "Slumdog Millionaire" continued its unlikely rise from low-budget underdog to the highest Hollywood heights, winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for best cast of a motion picture.

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Meet the new teams on 'The Amazing Race'

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Most contestants on "The Amazing Race" must tackle language barriers during their trek around the world. As the reality series' first-ever deaf contestant, Luke Adams had double the trouble. The 22-year-old recent college grad and his mother Margie are among the 11 two-person teams racing for the $1 million prize in the upcoming 14th season.

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US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,232

Updated: 01/26/2009 - As of Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at least 4,232 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Police: Bicycle bomb kills 5 in northwest Pakistan

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A bomb rigged to a bicycle exploded in a northwest Pakistani city on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 20 in the latest attack to rattle the volatile region.

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Bolivian voters back pro-indigenous constitution

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Bolivians easily approved a new constitution granting more power to the indigenous majority, but its weak support in the opposition-controlled lowland east leaves the racially torn country as divided as ever.

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Indonesians among the few to witness solar eclipse

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Indonesians were among the few worldwide to witness an eclipse of the sun Monday, some cheering and banging on drums as the moon slowly crossed its path, blocking out everything but a thin, blazing rim of fire.

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Belgian day care suspect linked to other stabbing

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A man accused in a deadly stabbing spree at a Belgian day care center is also thought to have killed an elderly woman earlier this month and had plans on him to attack two more nurseries, a prosecutor said Monday.

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EU Takes Iranian Group off Terror Blacklist

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The European Union decided Monday to remove an Iranian opposition group from the EU's terror list and lift the restrictions on its funds, a move likely to further damage relations strained over Tehran's nuclear program.

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Impeachment trial to proceed without Ill. governor

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Taking his defense to the airwaves rather than his impeachment trial, Gov. Rod Blagojevich lashed out at his accusers Monday and revealed he had considered naming Oprah Winfrey to the Senate.

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International court begins with Congo trial

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A Congolese warlord pleaded not guilty to recruiting child soldiers and sending them to fight and die in ethnic battles as the International Criminal Court began its historic first trial Monday.

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UN official: Sri Lanka fighting traps thousands

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Fighting between Sri Lankan government forces and rebels retreating to a small patch of jungle has trapped thousands of innocent people and killed "many" civilians, a senior U.N. official said Monday.

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