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Girl Attacked by Dog Receives Stitches

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Osage County officials say a Scranton girl was bitten by a dog late Monday and had to receive stitches. The dog is in confinement for 10 days.

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EU takes aim at Canada, bans seal products

Updated: 05/05/2009 - After three years of intense lobbying and debate, the European Parliament voted Tuesday to ban imports of seal products, including fur coats and even some omega-3 pills, in an effort to force Canada to end its annual seal hunt.

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Zimbabwe judge sends 18 activists back to prison

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A judge revoked the bail of a prominent Zimbabwean rights activist and 17 other suspects Tuesday after prosecutors formally charged them in a terrorism case that has been widely denounced as a sham.

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Elderly Man Mistakes Card For Noisy Neighbors

Updated: 05/05/2009 - German police said an elderly man was so annoyed at hearing the same serenade over and over that he called authorities to report his neighbors — only to discover the culprit was a musical greeting card on his own windowsill. Police said Tuesday the 82-year-old from Goslar in central Germany told officers he was sick of the music, which would come at irregular intervals and at all hours.

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Rihanna Back on the Red Carpet

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Rihanna is back — on the red carpet, at least. The pop singer arrived Monday at the annual Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum gala in New York. It was her first such appearance since then-boyfriend Chris Brown allegedly beat her in February.

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Republicans Attack Obama on Terror Policy

Updated: 05/05/2009 - After weeks of concentrating their attacks against President Barack Obama on the economy, Republicans are branching out. They're taking aim at his anti-terrorism policy.

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PM: Iraqis Need Help with Intelligence Gathering

Updated: 05/05/2009 - BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Tuesday that Iraqi forces are ready to take over their own security as the U.S. begins to withdraw but that the government still needs help gathering intelligence to target insurgents and prevent attacks.

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Pakistan Expects 500,000 to Flee Taliban Fighting

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Black-turbaned militants roamed city streets and seized buildings in a northwestern Pakistan valley Tuesday as thousands of people fled fighting between the Taliban and troops that the government said could lead to an exodus of half a million people.

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KU Changes Alcohol Policies

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The University of Kansas will start telling parents about alcohol and drug violations by students under the age of 21.

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Man gets 4 years for cocaine distribution in Ga.

Updated: 05/05/2009 - ATLANTA (AP) -- A Dominican immigrant who was held hostage and beaten after being lured to suburban Atlanta to settle a drug debt has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for his role in distributing cocaine.

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Calif. authorities perplexed by boy's abduction

Updated: 05/05/2009 - SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators trying to find a 3-year-old kidnap victim, snatched from his home by armed robbers who threatened to kill him, have received dozens of tips but no solid leads, officials said Tuesday. The gunmen burst through the family's front door Sunday and tied up 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez, four of his siblings and their mother, Maria Rosalina Millan, then ransacked the house, stealing money and other property, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.

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Transition Team Soldier Listed as 'DUSTWUN'

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A Pennsylvania Soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, has been listed as Duty Status “Whereabouts Unknown” following a May 1 incident that killed two 1st Infantry Division Soldiers near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan.

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SC court halts thousands of home foreclosure sales

Updated: 05/05/2009 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's highest court on Tuesday temporarily stopped thousands of pending foreclosure sales in the state to give homeowners more time to take advantage of a new federal program to help them refinance mortgages.

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Hopes rise for progress on fatherhood problems

Updated: 05/05/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- With a centennial celebration of Father's Day coming next month, and a new president committed to supporting better parenting, liberals and conservatives alike say the political stars may be aligned for major progress in promoting responsible fatherhood.

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Wichita Mayor Signs Aviation Letter to Obama

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Mayors and others have pleaded to President Barack Obama to recognize the importance of general aviation to small towns and local economies across the country.

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Lawrence Sells "Green Burials"

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A city-owned cemetery has sold its first plot to someone who wants a ``green'' burial _ meaning no embalming, biodegradable casket, no concrete grave liners or permanent headstones.

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Gold mine evacuated in Nevada; no one hurt

Updated: 05/05/2009 - ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Officials in Nevada say dozens of miners have been evacuated from an underground gold mine after an electrical flash of an unknown nature triggered an emergency response.

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Md. woman says boyfriend imprisoned her 2 nights

Updated: 05/05/2009 - HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland man was in jail Tuesday on charges he interrogated his girlfriend about her unemployment checks while holding her captive in a bedroom with the door screwed shut and a five-gallon bucket for a toilet.

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