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Elderly women went shopping, then vanished without a trace

May 6th, 2007 8:42 pm by Associated Press

LEBANON, Ohio - Mary Ellen Walters and Ada Wasson set out from their retirement community for a routine day of outlet-store shopping, not telling anyone they planned a long trip or even asking anyone to feed Walters' beloved dog.

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University of California marks decade of race-blind admissions

May 6th, 2007 8:42 pm by Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. - A fit of spring-cleaning led Eric Brooks to a box of old newspaper clips from 1997. That's when he was the lone black student enrolled in the incoming law school class at the University of California, Berkeley, following the end of

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Plane carrying peacekeepers crashes in Egypt

May 6th, 2007 8:42 pm by Associated Press

EL-NAKHL, Egypt - A plane carrying foreign peacekeepers across the Sinai desert crashed Sunday near a stretch of highway where it had tried to make an emergency landing, killing eight French soldiers and a Canadian, officials said.

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75-year-old cancer survivor skis to North Pole

May 6th, 2007 7:12 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - The bone-numbing trek to the North Pole is riddled with enough perils to make a seasoned explorer quake: Frostbite threatens, polar bears loom and the ice is constantly shifting beneath frozen feet.

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Park Service plans fee hikes in some areas

May 6th, 2007 7:12 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Entrance fees are due to rise at national parks over the next three summers, though a public outcry over specific increases could cause the government to reconsider.

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News of the Weird, May 7, 2007

May 6th, 2007 7:12 pm by CHUCK SHEPHERD

Lead story

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Thompson evokes Reagan legacy

May 5th, 2007 11:57 pm by Associated Press

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Evoking the legacy of Ronald Reagan, potential presidential candidate Fred Thompson told fellow Republicans that smaller government and lower taxes are the way to a prosperous future.

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Tornadoes continue to pound Kansas; at least 9 people killed

May 5th, 2007 11:57 pm by ROXANA HEGEMAN

GREENSBURG, Kan. - A fresh wave of tornadoes ripped through Southwest Kansas on Saturday evening, a day after a tornado all but destroyed this town, killing nine and injuring dozens more.

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U.S.-EU claims of progress on global warming greeted with skepticism

May 5th, 2007 11:57 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - European Union and U.S. leaders are hailing what they say is a major step toward bridging their sharp differences on global warming. Academics and critics of President Bush's policies, however, question whether he really gave any ground.

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Bush asks Congress to craft Iraq spending bill

May 5th, 2007 11:57 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Bush, urging Congress to craft a war spending bill quickly, offered no clues Saturday about whether he'll compromise over linking U.S. support to stability in Iraq.

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