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First Lady Says She Admires Clinton's 'Grit and Strength'

Posted: 06/09/2008 - First lady Laura Bush said Monday she admired the "grit and strength" Hillary Rodham Clinton demonstrated in the Democratic Party's long, hard-fought primaries, but said she would want to see a Republican woman as president.

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Rapper Warren G Arrested on Drug-Related

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Police say Warren G,the 35-year-old rapper, was arrested early Sunday after being pulled over for a red light violation. Officer Karen Smith says marijuana was found in the vehicle.

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3 Homes Washed Away In Wis.; Midwest Rivers Swell

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Floodwaters washed away three houses and threatened dams in Wisconsin Monday as military crews joined desperate sandbagging operations to stop Indiana streams flooding to record levels.

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Medical Helicopter Crashes in Texas, Killing 4

Posted: 06/09/2008 - A medical helicopter crashed on an isolated ranch in a national forest early Sunday, killing a patient and three crew members and strewing debris over a wide area.

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China's Quake-Formed Lake Continues To Swell

Posted: 06/09/2008 - A quake-formed lake continued to swell Monday even though soldiers used dynamite and anti-tank weapons to blow up boulders in a diversion channel to try to speed its drainage.

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Farm Crisis Spooks Argentine Economy

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Farmers in Argentina were lifting their strike Sunday night in a last-ditch effort at a third round of talks. But their three-month standoff with the government has already paralyzed the rural economy, caused scattered food shortages and tanked the new president's popularity.

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Boom Times Wane in Oil-rRich Venezuela

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Boom times are waning in oil-rich Venezuela, even as world crude prices soar. Inflation is nearing 30 percent, the highest in Latin America, and annual economic growth slowed to 4.8 percent in the first quarter, a four-year low.

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US Think Tank: Pakistan Helped Taliban Insurgents

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Pakistani intelligence agents and paramilitary forces have helped train Taliban insurgents and have given them information about American troop movements in Afghanistan,

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Ohio Plane Crash Kills 6, Including Ex-Legislator

Updated: 06/09/2008 - A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in a residential area and killed all six people aboard, including the pilot, a former state lawmaker who had offered joyrides to airport visitors after a charity breakfast.

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Hunger In Ethiopia Now Spreading To Adults

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Like so many other victims of Ethiopia's hunger crisis, Usheto Beriso weighs just half of what he should. He is always cold and swaddled in a blanket. His limbs are stick-thin.

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Violent Crime Drops After Rising For Two Years

Posted: 06/09/2008 - U.S. violent crimes like murders and rapes decreased by 1.4 percent in 2007 after two years of increases that caused concern among criminal justice experts

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U.S. Presence Is Iraq's Main Problem: Iranian Leader

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Iran's supreme leader told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday that the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq was the biggest obstacle to its development as a united country.

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Saudi Arabia Calls For Oil Summit

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Saudi Arabia will call for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states to discuss soaring energy prices, Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani said Monday.

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Colorful Collages Win Washburn Alum Art Fair Campaign

Updated: 06/10/2008 - "Something that jumps off the page," that's how Dan Billen describes his art. When you see Dan's art, there is no question why one of his pieces was chosen to be at the center of the campaign for the Mulvane Mountain Plains Art Fair.

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US: Five Suspected Militants Killed In Iraq Raids

Posted: 06/09/2008 - U.S. soldiers under heavy fire during a raid Monday in northwestern Iraq called in airstrikes and killed five suspected al-Qaida in Iraq militants, the military said.

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Chinese Troops Blast Debris To Drain Quake Lake

Posted: 06/09/2008 - An additional 120 troops were sent Monday to help soldiers with explosives and anti-tank weapons blast rocks and mud slowing the drainage of a still-rising lake that threatened to flood more than 1 million people downstream.

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Reports: Tokyo Rampage Suspect Warns "It's Time"

Posted: 06/09/2008 - A man suspected of killing seven people in a knifing rampage foretold the mayhem in a series of messages posted on the Internet, including one just before the attack saying, "It's time," police and media reports said Monday.

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Iranian Leader: US Military Is Iraq's Top Problem

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Iran's supreme leader told the visiting Iraqi prime minister Monday that the U.S. military presence is the main cause of Iraq's problems, according to Iranian state television, making clear his opposition to a U.S.-Iraqi security pact.

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