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Abortion Foes Post Photos of Governor Kathleen Sebelius with Doctor

Posted: 05/28/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - An anti-abortion group released photos Wednesday of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius with a prominent abortion doctor at what it called a "lavish secret party" at the governor's official residence, but her office said the doctor bought the reception at a political group's fundraising auction.

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Blind New York Governor Embraces his Disability

Posted: 05/28/2008 - ALBANY, N.Y. - As a young man, David Paterson never looked for dropped change because he didn't want people to see a blind man crawling on the floor for nickels and dimes. He didn't use a white cane, either: it would make him a target in his New York City neighborhood.

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Preservationists: Gas Drilling Threatens Carvings

Posted: 05/28/2008 - WELLINGTON, Utah - Along Utah's Nine Mile Canyon lies what some call the longest art gallery in the world — thousands of prehistoric rock carvings and paintings of bighorn sheep and other wildlife, hunters wielding spears, and warriors engaged in hand-to-hand combat. But now, a dramatic increase in natural gas drilling is proposed on the plateau above the canyon, and preservationists fear trucks will kick up dust that will cover over the images.

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'Bourne' Films Viewed as Art — and Science — at MoMA

Posted: 05/28/2008 - NEW YORK - One of the Museum of Modern Art's latest film acquisitions isn't an art-house experiment by Andy Warhol or Michelangelo Antonioni. It's the spy-action blockbuster "The Bourne Identity" and its sequels.

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Sony to Sell Golf Ball-Sized Speakers

Posted: 05/28/2008 - TOKYO - Sony says its newest speakers can deliver the sound of a top-notch home-theater sound system even though they're just a little bigger than golf balls.

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FEMA Closing Trailer Parks on Eve of Hurricane Season

Posted: 05/28/2008 - BAKER, La. - The federal government has plenty of reasons to move hundreds of families out of trailers they have occupied since Hurricane Katrina: the start of a new hurricane season, concerns about toxic fumes and the need for residents to find permanent homes.

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China: Rebuilding after Quake will be 'Arduous'

Posted: 05/28/2008 - CHENGDU, China - Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives.

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World Outraged over Myanmar's Detention of Suu Kyi

Posted: 05/28/2008 - YANGON, Myanmar - The world broke a self-imposed silence on Myanmar politics Wednesday, expressing anger at the military junta's decision to extend the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi days after foreign donors pledged millions to help cyclone victims.

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Dem Lawyers: Fla., Mich. Can't be Fully Restored

Posted: 05/28/2008 - WASHINGTON - A Democratic Party rules committee has the authority to seat some delegates from Michigan and Florida but not fully restore the two states as Hillary Rodham Clinton wants, according to party lawyers.

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Israeli Defense Chief says Olmert Must Step Down

Posted: 05/28/2008 - JERUSALEM - Israel's powerful defense minister on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to step down amid a burgeoning corruption scandal and threatened to bring down the government if the Israeli leader does not comply.

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List of Top 20 Prime-Time Shows in Nielsen Ratings

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 19-25. Listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

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Ashlee Simpson will take the Wentz Name

Posted: 05/28/2008 - LOS ANGELES - Ashlee Simpson is so over. The newlywed pop singer will go by Ashlee Wentz in private, and be professionally known as Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, according to a report posted Wednesday on People.com. The heretofore Simpson was married on May 17 to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.

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Lawmakers in Nepal Abolish the Monarchy

Posted: 05/28/2008 - KATMANDU, Nepal - The world's last Hindu kingdom became its newest secular republic Wednesday as Nepal's lawmakers, led by former communist insurgents, abolished the monarchy that had reigned over this Himalayan land for 239 years.

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Green Beret Electrocuted in Shower on Iraq Base

Posted: 05/28/2008 - PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- A highly decorated Green Beret, Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth died a painful death in Iraq this year. He died not on the battlefield. He died in what should have been one of the safest spots in Iraq: on a U.S. base, in his bathroom.

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State: Gay Marriage to Begin June 17 in California

Updated: 05/28/2008 - SAN FRANCISCO - California officials are telling county clerks that they can start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on June 17. The state Office of Vital Records says it chose June 17 because the state Supreme Court has until the end of business on June 16 to decide whether to grant a stay of its ruling legalizing gay marriage.

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High School Coach says Former Player on Kelly Sex Tape

Posted: 05/28/2008 - CHICAGO — R. Kelly's child pornography trial was adjourned Wednesday after a lawyer for the R&B singer said he received a call from a man who claims to have information relevant to the case.

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Olmert Scandal Threatens Political Storm

Posted: 05/28/2008 - JERUSALEM - The scandal enveloping Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could force him from power and throw Israel's fractious political system into turmoil.

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Clinton Still Insists she's More Electable

Posted: 05/28/2008 - BILLINGS, Mont. - Her chances of securing the Democratic presidential nomination narrowing by the day, Hillary Rodham Clinton asserted Tuesday that she would be a stronger candidate than Barack Obama to square off against John McCain in November.

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Former Press Secretary's Book Bashes Bush

Posted: 05/28/2008 - WASHINGTON - Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that President Bush relied on an aggressive "political propaganda campaign" instead of the truth to sell the Iraq war, and that the decision to invade pushed Bush's presidency "terribly off course.'

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Pakistan's Sharif wants Musharraf Ousted and Tried

Posted: 05/28/2008 - LAHORE, Pakistan - A Pakistani leader stepped up the pressure on President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday, branding him a "traitor" and claiming that the ruling coalition had agreed to oust the former army strongman.

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