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Famed astrophysicist, imprisoned in his body by ALS, flies weightless aboard jet

April 26th, 2007 10:45 pm by Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Free of his wheelchair and tethered only to heart rate and blood pressure monitors, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking on Thursday fulfilled a dream of floating weightless on a zero-gravity jet, a step he hopes leads to further space a

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Names in the News - April 26, 2007

April 26th, 2007 12:06 am by Staff Report

NEW YORK - Her tenure short but hardly sweet, Rosie O'Donnell said Wednesday she will leave "The View" in June after less than a year of feuds, headlines and higher ratings for ABC.

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Nation/World briefs

April 25th, 2007 11:27 pm by Staff Report

Democrats approve new subpoenas

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Timeline emerges for Virginia Tech massacre

April 25th, 2007 11:27 pm by Associated Press

BLACKSBURG - The bloodbath lasted nine minutes - enough time for Seung-Hui Cho to unleash 170 rounds from his two pistols, or about one shot every three seconds.

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U.N. accuses Iraqi government of withholding casualty figures

April 25th, 2007 11:27 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - U.N. officials accused Iraq on Wednesday of withholding civilian death figures to try to deflect attention from escalating violence and a worsening humanitarian crisis despite the U.S.-led Baghdad security crackdown.

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Records: U.S. troops ignored Japan's sex slave abuses, used brothels following war

April 25th, 2007 11:27 pm by Associated Press

TOKYO - Japan's abhorrent practice of enslaving women to provide sex for its troops in World War II has a little-known sequel: After its surrender - with tacit approval from the U.S. occupation authorities - Japan set up a similar "comfort women" syst

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Tornado kills at least 10 on Texas, Mexico border

April 25th, 2007 9:27 pm by Associated Press

EAGLE PASS, Texas - All residents were accounted for Wednesday after crews scoured the mangled remains of houses and trailer homes in the wake of tornadoes that killed at least 10 people in this border community and its Mexican neighbor. The storm kil

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Federal Reserve chief calls on young people to learn more about financial responsibility

April 25th, 2007 9:27 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - It might be a hard sell to kids daydreaming about prom, summer vacation or hanging with friends, but Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tried anyway: Take time to learn how to handle money.

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Names in the News - April 25, 2007

April 24th, 2007 11:24 pm by Staff Report

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. - Willie Nelson and his tour manager were spared jail time Tuesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession.

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Victims of food poisoning help Congress put focus on safety issues

April 24th, 2007 11:24 pm by ANDREW BRIDGES

WASHINGTON - Families victimized by tainted spinach and peanut butter put a human face on recent high-profile outbreaks of food-borne illness Tuesday, urging lawmakers to strengthen federal oversight of the nation's food supply.

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