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Opposition mounts to clean air change affecting parks

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Critics fear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a rule in the waning days of the Bush administration that will make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks.

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Calif. firefighters wrestle with dozens of blazes

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Thunderstorms sparked as many as 75 wildfires in a wilderness area in far Northern California on Saturday as officials farther south got close to containing a blaze that destroyed several homes and forced thousands to evacuate.

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Fake Doctor Accused Of Providing Abortions

Posted: 06/21/2008 - The owner of a clinic has been charged with posing as a doctor to perform abortions, some of them unsuccessful or resulting in severe complications and hospitalization, prosecutors said Friday.

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New Flood Worries In Some Missouri Towns

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Amid the battle to hold back the swollen Mississippi River, some towns got an unwelcome surprise Saturday as river levels rose higher than projected.

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Topeka Trunk Bandit Sentenced

Posted: 06/20/2008 - 22-year-old Jason Oldham was sentenced today to more than five-and-a-half years on charges of aggravated burglary, attempted theft and criminal damage to property.

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Volunteers Wanted in Manhattan

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A call for help from Manhattan looking for rebuilding from last week's devastating tornado.

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Group files lawsuit against DC vehicle checkpoints

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A civil liberties group filed a lawsuit Friday seeking an injunction against the District of Columbia police department's vehicle checkpoint program, calling the "military-style" initiative unconstitutional and ineffective.

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Flooding strands 100-plus barges on Mississippi

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The flooding in the Midwest has brought freight traffic on the upper Mississippi to a standstill, stranding more than 100 barges loaded with grain, cement, scrap metal, fertilizer and other products while shippers wait for the water to drop on the Big Muddy.

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Flooded Cities Battle to Contain Mississippi River

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Three Mississippi River levees broke Thursday in Lincoln County. Four more levee breaches were expected to aggravate the flooding overnight. Residents in nearby cities sandbagged the levees to prevent more flooding. National Weather Service significantly lowered crest predictions in other areas.

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Va. charity probed for helping teen get abortion

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Authorities are investigating whether a Catholic charity violated state and federal law by helping a 16-year-old illegal immigrant who was in the organization's care get an abortion.

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Border governors worried about National Guard pullout

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The thousands of National Guardsmen sent to reinforce the U.S.-Mexican border two years ago have almost completely withdrawn, despite pleas from border-state governors once skeptical of using soldiers to catch illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.

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Reports: Teen girls made pact to get pregnant

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A pact made by a group of teens to get pregnant and raise their babies together is at least partly behind a sudden spike in pregnancies at Gloucester High School, school officials said.

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Calif officials: Bureaucracy failed abused boy, 5

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The little boy's body was a study in pain. He was covered in cigarette burns, including to his genitals. He couldn't fully open his hand because it had been burned on a stove. His tooth was broken with a nerve exposed. And he had been made to sit in his own urine and feces, authorities say.

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Naomi Campbell gets 200 hours for 'air rage'

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Temperamental model Naomi Campbell was sentenced to 200 hours of community service Friday after pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers after an "air rage" incident at Heathrow Airport.

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