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Kaine closes loophole that armed gunman

April 30th, 2007 11:57 pm by Associated Press

RICHMOND - Virginia's governor on Monday closed a loophole that allowed a mentally disturbed Virginia Tech student to buy the guns he used to kill 32 Tech students and faculty on April 16.

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Bay Area commuters switch to public transit after freeway collapses

April 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. - Bay Area commuters skirted the wreckage of a collapsed section of freeway Monday as crews began hauling away the charred debris that had been a vital link between San Francisco and its eastern suburbs.

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Newsom, backup band leader for Carson show, dies

April 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Tommy Newsom, the former backup bandleader on "The Tonight Show" whose "Mr. Excitement" nickname was a running joke for Johnny Carson, has died. He was 78.

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N.J. governor leaves hospital 18 days after being in crash

April 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

CAMDEN, N.J. - An emotional Gov. Jon S. Corzine was discharged from a hospital Monday and asked forgiveness for his conduct in a crash 18 days earlier in which he was critically injured.

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Corps asked to explain award of New Orleans pump contract

April 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - When the Army Corps of Engineers solicited bids for drainage pumps for New Orleans, it copied the specifications - typos and all - from the catalog of the manufacturer that ultimately won the $32 million contract, a review of documents by T

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Police: Kansas City mall shooter had a plan to 'cause havoc'

April 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former Target employee who was turned down for a private security license and planned to "cause havoc" was identified Monday as the man suspected of killing two people in a crowded mall parking lot before he was shot by police.

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Call 811 to get lines marked before digging

April 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A new phone number will make it easier to "call before you dig" in your yard and avoid hitting electric, gas or cable lines.

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Mexican druglords seize control of people-smuggling routes

April 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

SASABE, Mexico - Mexican druglords are taking over the business of smuggling migrants into the United States, using them as human decoys to divert authorities from billions of dollars in cocaine shipments across the same border.

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Woman seriously injured when truck hits home; driver to face charges

April 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

GREENEVILLE - An elderly woman was seriously injured when a pickup truck ran off the road and crashed into her bedroom early Monday morning, police said.

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