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Bloody urban battles could lie ahead in Pakistan

Posted: 05/17/2009 - ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani security forces fought Taliban militants on the outskirts of the main city in the northwest's Swat Valley and entered two other Taliban-held towns there, the army said Sunday, foreshadowing what could become bloody urban battles.

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These cars have got to go: Dealer cuts mean deals

Posted: 05/17/2009 - DETROIT (AP) -- At 789 Chrysler lots across America sit 44,000 potential bargains, cars and trucks that are stuck between shellshocked dealers and a troubled company that no longer wants their services.

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Iowa town seeks status as video gamers' mecca

Posted: 05/17/2009 - OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) -- For a brief shining moment in the 1980s, Ottumwa was the unlikely hot spot of the fledgling video game industry as gamers around the globe flocked to this sleepy Iowa city and its video game arcade for a series of landmark tournaments.

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Bird, Spielberg honored at Boston U commencement

Posted: 05/17/2009 - BOSTON (AP) -- Former Boston Celtics basketball star Larry Bird and film director Steven Spielberg were feted Sunday at Boston University with honorary degrees.

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'Billy Elliot' tops list of Drama Desk winners

Posted: 05/17/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- "Billy Elliot," the joyous story of a coal miner's son who dreams to dance, was the big winner at the Drama Desk Awards, picking up 10 prizes including best musical.

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Mailbox Improvement Week

Posted: 05/17/2009 - The US Postal Service is asking all Topeka homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes this week.

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks off

Posted: 05/17/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will be aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other laws during the week.

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Man Crashes Car Into Home

Posted: 05/17/2009 - A man is arrested overnight after leading police on a chase and eventually crashing into a house.

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Asst. Principal Is First NYC H1N1 Death

Posted: 05/17/2009 - A school assistant principal who was sick for several days with swine flu on Sunday became the city's first death linked to the virus.

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Kansas State Scraps Being Turned Into Compost

Posted: 05/17/2009 - Kansas State University in Manhattan has been involved in a pilot project that takes food waste from two dining halls, turns it into compost and uses it on a garden, with some of the vegetables that are grown turning up on students' plates.

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Brown v. Board Celebrates 55 Years

Posted: 05/17/2009 - It has been 55 years since the historic Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision. People with ties to all of the five cases that comprised the Brown case gathered at the historic Monroe building to look back, and look forward.

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Kansas State scraps being turned into compost

Posted: 05/17/2009 - It's the circle of life.Kansas State University in Manhattan has been involved in a pilot project that takes food waste from two dining halls, turns it into compost and uses it on a garden, with some of the vegetables that are grown turning up on students' plates.

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WHO Looking At H1N1 Spread In Other Nations

Posted: 05/17/2009 - Health experts are looking very closely at the spread of swine flu among people in Spain, Britain and Japan, a WHO official said Sunday, as Japan confirmed dozens of new cases among teenagers and shut down affected schools.

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Sri Lanka Rebels Offer to Lay Down Arms

Posted: 05/17/2009 - The Tamil Tiger rebels admitted defeat in their 25-year-old war with the Sri Lankan government Sunday, offering to lay down their guns as government forces swept across their last strongholds in the northeast.

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Responders Stage Ground Zero Drill

Posted: 05/17/2009 - More than 800 first responders have staged a disaster drill at the World Trade Center PATH station.

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Notre Dame Protestors Await President Obama

Posted: 05/17/2009 - President Barack Obama ventures to America's foremost Roman Catholic university, where the country's deep divisions over abortion and stem-cell research have moved to the forefront in a time of war and recession.

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