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First Looks at Flooded Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Homes

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Four days after Greg Zach spotted the water coming toward his driveway, he was allowed back Sunday into what's left of his house on Cedar Rapid's southeast side.

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Police: Officer Kills Man Who Beat Child to Death

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Police killed a 27-year-old man as he kicked, punched and stomped a toddler to death despite other people's attempts to stop him on a dark, country road, authorities said.

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Feds Say Man Wore Diaper Full of Heroin

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Frank Keys Jr. faces up to 40 years in prison after he was found cruising down the highway with more than 200 grams of heroin in the diaper he was wearing, federal officials said.

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Tim Russert: Warmly Remembered on 'Meet the Press'

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Tim Russert's chair was empty on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, two days after his unexpected death. But Russert was very much present on the full-hour tribute to this giant of political journalism who hosted NBC's public-affairs program for more than 16 years.

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Sensitive China quake photo removed from exhibit

Posted: 06/15/2008 - In a town where parents are grieving for the nearly 300 children killed when last month's earthquake toppled a middle school, a photograph hinting at shoddy school construction has disappeared from a public exhibition.

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Anti-US cleric shifts strategy for Iraq elections

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will run candidates on other party tickets in upcoming Iraqi provincial elections, a top aide said Sunday, in an apparent bid to sidestep what they believe is a government campaign against their movement.

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Girl survives lightning strike, then wins $20

Posted: 06/15/2008 - No one quite understands the term "striking it lucky" better than 16-year-old BreAnna Helsel. The Michigan teen survived being struck by lightning and went on to win $20 in the lottery the next day.

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Feds say man wore diaper full of heroin

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Frank Keys Jr. faces up to 40 years in prison after he was found cruising down the highway with more than 200 grams of heroin in the diaper he was wearing, federal officials said.

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Drink tax makes Pa. county executive unpopular

Posted: 06/15/2008 - A stiff drink comes with a stiff tax in Pittsburgh and surrounding towns these days, and that has made the county executive public enemy No. 1 in some quarters, reviled by name in song and on bar bills.

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San Diego drivers appreciate Mexico's cheap gas

Posted: 06/15/2008 - If there's pain at the pump in the U.S., Mexico may just have a remedy. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in San Diego retails for an average price of $4.61 a gallon. A few miles south, in Tijuana, it's about $2.54 - even less if you pay in pesos.

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3 likely candidates express little interest in VP

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Two former senators and one sitting governor thought to be possible candidates for vice president on Sunday expressed minimal interest in the job but didn't remove themselves from consideration.

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Bush soaks in Europe like only a president can

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Tea at Windsor Castle with Queen Elizabeth II, bike rides in a Paris park and the lush German countryside, a stunning view from a Renaissance villa outside Rome, a rare stroll with the pope in the Vatican's private gardens?

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Forecast for lower flood crest at Iowa City

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Displaced residents trickled back into the hardest-hit areas of Cedar Rapids on Sunday for their first up-close look at flood devastation, while a forecast of an earlier and lower flood crest at Iowa River sparked hope that the university city would escape a similar fate.

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Anti-US Cleric Shifts Strategy For Iraq Elections

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will run candidates on other party tickets in upcoming Iraqi provincial elections, a top aide said Sunday, in an apparent bid to sidestep what they believe is a government campaign against their movement.

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