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Names in the News - April 20, 2007

April 20th, 2007 12:24 am by Staff Report

LOS ANGELES - Tom Cruise's latest effort isn't for the big screen. It's for the New York police, firefighters and paramedics of Sept. 11.

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Gonzales fails to sway senators; GOP's Coburn urges resignation

April 19th, 2007 11:51 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales struggled Thursday to convince skeptical senators he did nothing improper in firing eight federal prosecutors, losing ground as a second senator from his own party joined the calls for his resignation.

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Validity of future limits on abortion rests with one man

April 19th, 2007 11:51 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Legal efforts to further restrict access to abortion will depend, in the short term, on whether Justice Anthony Kennedy is willing to go along.

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Gates: 'The clock is ticking' for Iraq's leaders

April 19th, 2007 11:51 pm by Associated Press

FALLUJAH, Iraq - Defense Secretary Robert Gates, on an unannounced trip to Iraq, delivered a sharp message to the country's political leaders Thursday: The U.S. military's commitment to the war is not open-ended.

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Slain preacher's wife found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by jury

April 19th, 2007 11:24 pm by Associated Press

SELMER, Tenn. - A preacher's wife who claimed her husband abused her was convicted of voluntary manslaughter Thursday for killing him with a shotgun she said fired accidentally as she aimed at him.

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Former Homeland Security chief on massacre review panel

April 19th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

RICHMOND - An eight-member panel reviewing Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech includes the nation's first homeland security czar and will look critically at how information that could have reduced the carnage was shared.

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Federal regulations say gunman's mental health should have barred him from purchasing weapons

April 19th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

McLEAN, Va. - A judge's ruling on Cho Seung-Hui's mental health should have barred him from purchasing the handguns he used in the Virginia Tech massacre, according to federal regulations.

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Report: S. Korean shooter troubled parents as a child

April 19th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea - The shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre had troubled his parents as a child because of speech difficulties, a newspaper reported Thursday.

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Father: Remember the slain, not the gunman

April 19th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

BLACKSBURG - Peter Read wants you to make a choice.

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Newspaper industry weathers another rocky quarter

April 19th, 2007 9:24 pm by Associated Press

CHICAGO - Media companies announced lackluster earnings during their latest quarter as declining revenue, profit and circulation figures dealt the newspaper industry its latest financial blow.

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