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Conn. Firefighter to Testify Against Sonia Sotomayor

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Frank Ricci was the lead plaintiff in the the "New Haven 20" firefighter reverse discrimination case. The Supreme Court ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

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Illinois' Roland Burris Won't Run for Senate in 2010

Posted: 07/09/2009 - With no indication that he was raising money or organizing workers, the 71 year old senator appointed by former Governor Rod Blagojevich says he won't make a bid for Barack Obama's old seat.

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New Round of Cyber Attacks Expected in South Korea

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Federal sites were knocked out by this week's cyber attack, with strong indications the attacks were launched in North Korea. A computer security company is predicting another wave of paralyzed sites this week.

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House Democrats Say CIA Misled Congress

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Members of the House Intelligence Committee say CIA Director Leon Panetta told Congress last month that senior CIA officials have concealed significant actions and misled lawmakers repeatedly since 2001.

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Brownback Urged To Filibuster Against Sotomayor

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry spoke to reporters Wednesday outside Sen. Sam Brownback's Topeka office. He wants Brownback to lead a filibuster against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

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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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