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Cannes to Show Film by Fiance of Roxana Saberi

Updated: 05/13/2009 - CANNES, France (AP) -- When Cannes Film Festival organizers chose an Iranian film for their lineup, they couldn't have guessed how timely it would become.

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3 Plead Not Guilty in Anna Nicole Smith Drug Case

Updated: 05/13/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-turned-boyfriend and two doctors pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they conspired to provide thousands of prescription pills to the former model before her overdose death two years ago.

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Edwards to Interviewers: Don't ID Mistress

Updated: 05/13/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Elizabeth Edwards set an unusual condition before agreeing to interviews about her new book: She would only talk if the media outlet agreed not to mention the name of her husband John's former mistress.

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Obama, Dems Press Unified Message on Health Care

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The White House scrambled Wednesday to get Democrats behind a unified message of affordability and choice on health legislation amid concerns that Republicans could scare the public with images of a health care system run by bureaucrats. President Barack Obama used his bully pulpit for the third straight day to reinforce his commitment to reshaping the nation's health care system to bring down costs and extend coverage to 50 million uninsured people.

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Killers of 4 on Fla. Turnpike Get Death Sentences

Updated: 05/13/2009 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Two men were sentencted to death Wednesday for the drug-debt slaying of a family of four on the side of a Florida highway, including two young boys who died in their mother's arms.

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Film Shows Fawcett as a Fighter, Friends Say

Updated: 05/13/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Farrah Fawcett expected that a video diary chronicling her fight against cancer would have a happy ending, friends Ryan O'Neal and Alana Stewart said Wednesday. But even as her disease has progressed, they said, the former "Charlie's Angels" star is keeping hold of hope.

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Curtain `Up': Cannes opens with animated adventure

Updated: 05/13/2009 - After nine hits and four Academy Awards for films including "WALL-E" and "Ratatouille," the Pixar Animation gang finally feels it has made it to the grown-ups' table with "Up," the first animated movie to open the Cannes Film Festival.

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Union Blasts AT&T's 'Final' Contract Offer

Updated: 05/13/2009 - AT&T says it offered raises of 2 percent now, and 2.25 percent each in 2010 and 2011, plus a $500 bonus if workers ratify the contract by June 5. But the union calls it a "major" step backward.

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Obama Has More Rhan 6 People for Court

Updated: 05/13/2009 - President Barack Obama is considering a mix of more than six Supreme Court candidates that is top-heavy with women and Hispanics, a group that features three judges, a governor, his Homeland Security secretary and his solicitor general.

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Kansas Court Hears Dispute in Abortion Clinic Case

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday from an assistant Johnson County DA and an attorney for a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park. The dispute centers on subpoenas issued to four potential witnesses for records relating to individual abortions.

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Democrats Call for Kansas Gambling Law Change

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Kansas Home Foreclosure Filings down in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's a 6.75 percent drop from March, but still 5.6 percent higher than April of last year.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police said that two people were trying to jump-start an older-model boom crane shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. It rolled on top of a man standing behind it, killing him.

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Man Headed to Prison for Stealing Donations

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The former executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine has been sentenced to eight months in prison for stealing more than $100,000 in contributions to the nonprofit.

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Child of Ft. Riley Soldier among New H1N1 Cases

Updated: 05/13/2009 - State health officials confirmed five new cases of H1N1 virus Wednesday, all in children. One of the children is the child of a Fort Riley soldier who was confirmed to have the virus Tuesday.

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New Weapon Turns Fire Ants into Headless Zombies

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Researchers in Texas are trying an unusual approach to combat fire ants - deploying parasitic flies that turn the pesky and economically costly insects into zombies whose heads fall off.

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Seagate Technology to cut 1,100 Jobs

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Hard drive maker Seagate Technology said Wednesday it plans to cut about 1,100 jobs, or 2.5 percent of its global work force, as part of a restructuring plan.

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Boat Flips, Dumping Migrants in Ocean

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A boat filled with migrants from Haiti and the Bahamas capsized off the coast of Florida on Wednesday, dumping as many as 28 people in the ocean.

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War, recession blight job market for young Iraqis

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Israa, a 23-year-old college student, said she's worried about the job market she'll find when she graduates this year from Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Official: Craigslist to replace 'blatant Internet brothel"

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Craigslist will replace its controversial online "erotic services" listings with a section where ads are individually checked by Craigslist employees before they are posted, according to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

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The contentious debate over so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a former FBI agent involved in the questioning of terror suspects testified that such techniques -- including waterboarding --

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The contentious debate over so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a former FBI agent involved in the questioning of terror suspects testified that such techniques -- including waterboarding -- are ineffective.

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