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Health Insurance Lags Most in Southwest

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The Southwest has the lowest rate of health insurance coverage in the country, with 30 percent of non-elderly adults and 18 percent of children uninsured, according to a new government study.

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6 Die in Kentucky Plant Rampage

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The gunman had told his girlfriend he would kill his supervisor. Four others were slain before police shot and killed the attacker.

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US Panel Endorses 2nd Vaccine for Kids' Virus

Posted: 06/25/2008 - A federal advisory panel has endorsed a second vaccine to combat a common and potentially fatal virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in children.

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Leonid Hurwicz, Oldest Nobel Winner, Dies at 90

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, has died at age 90, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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New 'Slides' and Sandboils Confound Flood Fighters

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Crews laboring to strengthen fortifications along the swollen Mississippi tackled new dirt slides and seepages on a fragile earthen levee Wednesday as forecasters said more heavy rain could cause a second round of big crests.

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Man Leaves Ga. Jail Naked, Gets Arrested Again

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Sometimes, it's better to look like a jailbird than sport a birthday suit. Police say Bill Merit, 49, left the Chatham County jail and began walking by the side of the road, naked. Witnesses called police, who arrested him and jailed him again on a charge of public indecency.

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Scientists Think Big Impact Caused Two-Faced Mars

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Why is Mars two-faced? Scientists say fresh evidence supports the theory that a monster impact punched the red planet, leaving behind perhaps the largest gash on any heavenly body in the solar system.

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Bush, Talabani Discuss Complex Security Agreement

Posted: 06/25/2008 - President Bush and Iraq's president expressed cautious optimism Wednesday about prospects for completing a complex agreement that would keep U.S. troops in Iraq after a U.N. mandate expires at year-end.

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Court Bans Death Penalty for Child Rape

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The Supreme Court declared Wednesday that executions are too severe a punishment for raping children, despite the "years of long anguish" for victims, in a ruling that restricts the death penalty to murder and crimes against the state.

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Fed Leaves Rates Steady, Citing Inflation Worries

Posted: 06/25/2008 - With inflation moving higher on its worry list, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady Wednesday, ending nearly a year of cuts to bolster the economy, and hinted that the next direction for rates could be up.

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British Man Convicted of Murdering Wife, Baby in Mass.

Posted: 06/25/2008 - A British man who fled the U.S. after his wife and baby were shot to death was convicted of murder Wednesday by a jury that rejected defense claims that the mother killed her daughter and herself

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Wisconsin Flooding May Mean Pricier Organic Foods

Posted: 06/25/2008 - was still reeling from the more than $600,000 in damage that last summer's flooding did to his when new storms swept through this month, dumping rocks, gravel and silt on Richard de Wilde's organic vegetable farm some acres, washing away fences and contaminating fields with runoff.

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