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Metro Driver Called A Hero Who Saved Lives In Crash

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The head of Washington's mass transit system praised as a "hero" the driver who was killed in Monday's crash when her train struck another that was parked on the tracks.

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Airline Policies Juggle Larger Passengers

Updated: 06/28/2009 - You pay for checking your baggage, for snacks and for extra legroom. Word is one airline has even toyed with charging you to use the toilet. So it makes perfect sense to some fliers that heavier passengers should pay for spilling over into the next seat.

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Sunday Last Day For Iran Candidates to File Complaints

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The body overseeing elections in Iran reminded opposition candidates in the disputed presidential election that they have until Sunday to lodge any further complaints about the vote, state-run media reported.

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NATO, Russia To Resume Military Relationship

Updated: 06/28/2009 - NATO and Russia have agreed to restart their military relationship, nearly a year after it had been frozen over the war in Georgia, the top NATO official said on Saturday.

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Bank Failure List Tops 45

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Local banks in Georgia, Minnesota and California were closed Friday by state regulators, bringing the total number of failed banks this year to 45, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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Sanford's Wife: 'His Career Is Not A Concern Of Mine'

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Jenny Sanford said Thursday that her husband Mark Sanford's political career is "not a concern of mine" and that she'd be just fine -- regardless of whether their marriage survives.

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House Passes Energy Overhaul Bill 219-212

Updated: 06/28/2009 - A sharply divided House of Representatives narrowly passed a White House-backed climate change bill Friday after hours of cajoling and arm-twisting by Democratic leaders among members worried about the legislation's potential economic and political fallout.

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Brazil Calls Off Search for Air France Crash Victim

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The Brazilian military said late Friday it is calling off the search for bodies of passengers and crew from the Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic earlier this month.

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Madoff Reduced to Nothing

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Bernard and Ruth Madoff have been stripped of their vast riches.

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Jackson's Doctor To Meet With Police, Law Firm Says

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The doctor who may have been the last person to see Michael Jackson alive was to meet with police Saturday along with his lawyer, an associate of attorney Ed Chernoff said.

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Clerk Fights Back, Shoots Suspects

Updated: 06/28/2009 - A convenience store clerk fatally shot one man who tried to rob his store on Friday and critically wounded another after one of the suspects fired the first shot.

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Thread Of Pain Ran Through Jackson's Career

Updated: 06/27/2009 - It was the last day of shooting for a Pepsi commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1984, and the only hiccup had been an argument between Michael Jackson and an ad executive over whether the young superstar would take off his sunglasses.

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Analysis: Climate Bill May Spur Energy Revolution

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Congress has taken its first step toward an energy revolution, with the prospect of profound change for every household, business, industry and farm in the decades ahead.

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Analysis: Obama Shows Flexibility On Health Care

Updated: 06/27/2009 - The reversals, hints of concessions and politically dicey proposals on health care are piling up for President Barack Obama, whose appeal for bipartisan legislation carries risk with no guarantee of reward.

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Jesse Jackson: Family Wants 2nd Autopsy

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Michael Jackson's family wants a private autopsy of the pop icon because of unanswered questions about how he died and the doctor who was with him, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday.

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People Learn About Reading Digitally In Topeka

Updated: 06/27/2009 - People learned about reading books on their favorite electronic devices Saturday, as the “Digital Bookmobile” made a stop at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

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Juneteenth Rodeo

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Cowboys and cowgirls saddled up to the Kansas Expocentre on Saturday for the Juneteenth Rodeo.

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NATO and Russia Resume Military Ties

Updated: 06/27/2009 - NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says the alliance and Russia have agreed to resume military ties after 10-month hiatus caused by the war between Russia and Georgia.

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