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Gore to kick off renewed publicity blitz

May 12th, 2007 10:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Former Vice President Al Gore's profile has been lower in recent weeks than following his much-publicized appearance at the Academy Awards and at his congressional testimony on climate change earlier this year.

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President promotes immigration talks as Senate prepares for vote

May 12th, 2007 10:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Bush, promoting bipartisan immigration talks as they reach a critical stage, said Saturday that Republicans and Democrats are building a consensus that could produce a bill this year.

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Lawmakers call for probe of '68 civil rights shootings

May 12th, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A group of state lawmakers wants a formal investigation of the fatal shooting of three civil rights protesters almost 40 years ago.

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Kansas town buries heroic police officer

May 12th, 2007 10:36 pm by Knight Ridder

MACKSVILLE, Kan. - Stafford County wept for one of its own Saturday, as law enforcement and emergency rescue workers from across Kansas helped bury Macksville police officer Robert "Tim" Buckman.

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Cooler weather helps firefighters in California; Southeast blaze still raging

May 12th, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

AVALON, Calif. - Cooler weather aided firefighters Saturday as they battled to surround a 4,200- acre wildfire in the rugged, unpopulated interior of Santa Catalina Island while the resort's main town returned to life as the blaze's threat eased.

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Confederate flag still wrapped around events in S.C.

May 12th, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Seven years after the Confederate flag was moved from South Carolina's Statehouse dome, it still shadows visiting presidential candidates.

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Chertoff, in seeking EU deal, says passenger data key to terror probes

May 12th, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

VENICE, Italy - Pieces of information gathered about airline passengers arriving in the United States can be crucial when least expected to preventing terror attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Saturday as he pushed for a deal w

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Bode Miller's cousin kills officer, shot by passer-by

May 12th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

FRANCONIA, N.H. - A cousin of skiing star Bode Miller fatally shot and ran over a police officer, then was killed by a passer-by who grabbed the officer's gun.

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Family, friends remember paratrooper

May 12th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE - A fourth-generation member of a military family, Michael Rodriguez left Central High School his senior year in 2005 when his family moved and joined the Army soon after.

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State attorney general rules illegal worker bills invalid

May 12th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE - Legislation currently moving through the Legislature that would forbid the hiring of illegal immigrants in Tennessee could not be enforced because it attempts to trump federal law, state Attorney General Bob Cooper said in an opinion.

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