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Al Franken: From SNL to the Senate

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Al Franken, who's come full circle in his long journey from satirist to U.S. Senator, will be sworn in Tuesday.. says "he's ready to get to work."

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Obama, Medvedev Agree To Pursue Nuclear Reduction

Posted: 07/06/2009 - President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a preliminary agreement Monday to reduce the world's two largest nuclear stockpiles by as much as a third, down to the lowest levels of any U.S.-Russia accord, and counter what Obama called "a sense of drift" in the countries' relations.

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Obama Opens Summit With Medvedev In Moscow

Updated: 07/06/2009 - President Barack Obama opened his first Moscow summit with confidence on Monday, predicting "extraordinary progress" out of meetings set to test his diplomatic skills on important priorities such as nuclear arsenal reductions and the fight in Afghanistan.

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Rove: Palin Resignation Part Of A 'Risky Strategy'

Updated: 07/05/2009 - One of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's potential presidential rivals said Sunday that her abrupt resignation won't help her dodge scrutiny. President George W. Bush's chief political adviser said her strategy is, at best, unclear.

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Republican: Sotomayor Had Ties To Extreme Group

Updated: 07/03/2009 - The top Republican on the Senate committee that will consider Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination says a Puerto Rican civil rights group's papers could shed light on her judicial approach, particularly her view of racial preferences in hiring.

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New Sotomayor Documents Detail Work Of Puerto Rican Rights Group

Updated: 07/03/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's service on the board of a Puerto Rican civil rights organization show the group opposed Robert Bork's nomination to the high court more than two decades ago.

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Palin Resigns As Governor, Leaves Plans Secret

Updated: 07/03/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin abruptly announced Friday she is resigning from office at the end of the month, a shocking move that rattled the Republican party but left open the possibility she would seek a run for the White House in 2012.

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SC 1st Lady Says She's Angry, May Forgive Husband

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Jenny Sanford says it is up to her husband to save their 20-year marriage. She says she is still angry with him and he will deal with the consequences of his actions for a long while.

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Kansas Again Delays Aid Payments To Schools

Updated: 07/01/2009 - For the second time in a month, Kansas delayed aid payments to public school districts because of budget problems. Budget Director Duane Goossen said Wednesday that the state also delayed $31 million worth of tax refunds from June into next week.

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EPA To Kansas: Start Over On Coal Plant Proposal

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency's acting regional administrator sent a letter Wednesday to Kansas Health and Environment Secretary Rod Bremby. The federal agency wants to make sure that KDHE has public hearings on Sunflower Electric's coal plant proposal.

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Obama White House Not Appealing Transgender Ruling

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Obama administration is not fighting a nearly $500,000 judgment for a Library of Congress hiree who lost the job while undergoing a gender change from a man to a woman.

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Certificate Signed, Sending Franken To Senate

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Franken is ordered to be certified by the Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday; incumbent Norm Coleman concedes the race, ending an eight-month political battle.

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Franken: 'So Thrilled' At Minnesota Senate Race Win

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Democrat Al Franken says he's "so thrilled" to finally be celebrating a victory after nearly eight months of recounts and courtroom fights in Minnesota's Senate race.

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US Military Says 4 Soldiers Killed In Baghdad

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat on the eve of the withdrawal of American troops from Baghdad and other Iraq cities, the U.S. military said, as Iraqi forces on Tuesday assumed control for security in urban areas.

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