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House passes Iraq funding through July

May 10th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday night to pay for military operations in Iraq on an installment plan, defying President Bush's threat of a second straight veto in a fierce test of wills over the unpopular war.

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Thin people may be fat on the inside, doctors warn

May 10th, 2007 10:12 pm by Associated Press

LONDON - If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble.

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Trucking industry, short of drivers, tries to recruit couples

May 10th, 2007 10:12 pm by Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. - Jim and Eva Sisler began traveling the country nearly 10 years ago, a couple of empty nesters in their 50s with a desire to see new places and build some assets before retirement.

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Governors worry about equipment-depleted National Guard

May 10th, 2007 9:57 pm by Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. - With repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghan- istan leaving state National Guards without nearly half of their required equipment, some governors are loudly questioning whether they will be able to handle the next hurricane, wildfire or ter

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Inmates, Guard join sandbagging efforts amid more flood warnings

May 10th, 2007 9:57 pm by Associated Press

BIG LAKE, Mo. - Inmates joined the National Guard in sandbagging efforts as floodwater crept toward homes and businesses across northwest and central Missouri.

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Retired state trooper surrenders in Alabama civil rights-era slaying

May 10th, 2007 9:57 pm by Associated Press

MARION, Ala. - A former state trooper surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man during a civil rights protest, a killing that led to the "Bloody Sunday" march and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

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Justice probes overpayments to student loan firm

May 10th, 2007 9:57 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is reviewing an audit that found hundreds of millions of dollars have been improperly paid to a student loan company, House Education Committee Chairman George Miller said Thursday.

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Report: South leads nation in pre-K enrollment, quality

May 10th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - The South, which has lagged for decades in most areas of education, is leading the country in early childhood education enrollment and quality, according to a report released Thursday by the Southern Education Foundation.

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LEDs emerge to challenge fluorescents for top bulb

May 10th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - The light bulb, symbol of bright ideas, doesn't look like such a great idea anymore, as lawmakers in the U.S. and abroad are talking about banning the century-old technology because of its contribution to global warming.

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Cheney defends deployment extensions in Iraq

May 10th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Vice President Dick Cheney told U.S. troops in Iraq on Thursday that he knows they're suffering hardships from extended deployments but the longer stays are "vital to the mission."

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