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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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Homeland Security shells out $445 million for transit, ports

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

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Thursday divided $445 million in grants to protect commuters, shipping ports, and transit systems from terrorist attacks - a 10 percent increase from last year.

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Sarkozy plunges into prep work for French presidency

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

PARIS - French President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy got back to work Thursday after a controversial Mediterranean vacation, meeting with Jacques Chirac and backing calls for an international tribunal to probe the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minist

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Confident Gonzales parries Democrats

May 10th, 2007 9:18 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales confidently deflected House Demo- crats' demands Thursday for details in the firings of U.S. attorneys, appearing ever more likely to survive accusations that the dismissals were politically motivated.

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Vatican edits pope's stand on Mexican lawmakers who voted to legalize abortion

May 10th, 2007 9:18 pm by Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Pope Benedict XVI caused such a stir with his comments on the excommunication of lawmakers who vote in favor of legalizing abortion that the Vatican released a transcript Thursday changing what he said.

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