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As Many as 6600 Arlington Graves Mixed Up

Posted: 07/29/2010 - Estimates of the number of graves potentially affected by mix-ups at Arlington National Cemetery grew to as many as 6,600 on Thursday, as the cemetery's former superintendent blamed his staff and a lack of resources for the scandal that forced his ouster.

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Ousted USDA Employee Plans to Sue Blogger

Posted: 07/29/2010 - Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited in a way that made her appear racist.

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AZ Prepares Appeal of Immigration Law Ruling

Posted: 07/29/2010 - Arizona is preparing to ask an appeals court to lift a judge's ruling that put most of the state's immigration law on hold in a key first-round victory for the federal government in a fight that may go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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1 Police Officer Killed, 2 Wounded in Phoenix

Updated: 07/29/2010 - A gunbattle erupted during an undercover drug operation at a south Phoenix home Wednesday night, killing one police officer and wounding two others, police said.

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Three Dead in Tucson Copter Crash

Posted: 07/28/2010 - A medical helicopter crashed on a Tucson street and burst into flames Wednesday, killing all three people aboard. A witness said the pilot steered the plummeting chopper away from a house.

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Cargo Plane Crashes at Alaska Base

Posted: 07/28/2010 - A military cargo plane on a training run crashed Wednesday at an Air Force base near downtown Anchorage, but there was no immediate word on casualties, the Air Force said. Witnesses reported seeing a ball of fire rising hundreds of feet high.

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Judge Orders Tougher Look at Fire Retardant Drops

Posted: 07/28/2010 - A federal judge Wednesday ordered the U.S. Forest Service to take a tougher look at the possibility that routinely dropping toxic fire retardant on wildfires from airplanes will kill endangered fish and plants.

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Judge Drops Part of Arizona Immigration Law

Updated: 07/28/2010 - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown.

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Bear Turns Goldilocks Tale on its Head in NH Home

Posted: 07/28/2010 - A black bear walked into a New Hampshire house through an open door, ate two pears and a bunch of grapes, took a drink from the family fishbowl and grabbed a stuffed bear on its way out the door.

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Arizona Sheriff: I'll Jail Immigration Protesters

Posted: 07/28/2010 - The sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona says he's "not going to put up with any civil disobedience" when the state's new immigration law takes effect.

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Women Top GOP & Democratic Tickets in Oklahoma

Posted: 07/28/2010 - One broke the gender barrier in Oklahoma politics, holding a statewide seat for a dozen years before winning two terms in Congress. The other succeeded her at the lieutenant governor's office and narrowly defeated the state's 16-year attorney general in the state's top political matchup — so far — of 2010.

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Competitive Lockpicking Growing in US Popularity

Updated: 07/28/2010 - Schuyler Towne took a gleaming brass lock, inserted a small bent piece of flat steel into the keyhole and gently applied finger pressure. Then he slid in a lockpick and manipulated the mechanism until it swung open.

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Jurors to Decide Blagojevich's Fate

Updated: 07/28/2010 - Jurors will go off to deliberate the fate of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich with the image of an immaculately dressed and smiling man with his two daughters sitting nearby in the courtroom, but also with the memory of him cursing in the vilest of terms about everyone from the president to the voters who elected him.

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Workforce Doubled on Michigan River Spill

Posted: 07/28/2010 - A company operating a pipeline that dumped an estimated 877,000 gallons of oil into a southern Michigan river says it's doubling its work force on the containment and cleanup effort.

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BP Replaces Chairman Hayward, Reports Loss

Updated: 07/27/2010 - The American picked to lead oil giant BP as it struggles to restore its finances and oil spill-stained reputation pledged Tuesday that his company will remain committed to the Gulf region even after the busted well is sealed.

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China Landslide Leaves 21 Missing Amid Floods

Updated: 07/27/2010 - A landslide caused by rains in southern China left 21 people missing Tuesday, adding to a growing death toll from China's worst flood season in a decade, which is expected to worsen with heavy rains forecast across the country.

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Vt. Worker Run Over By Street Sweeper, Survives

Updated: 07/27/2010 - Police in Vermont say a street sweeper backed over a construction worker, leaving only his boots sticking out from under the vehicle. He escaped with only minor injuries.

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Autistic Man Dies In Hot Van In Suburban Philly

Updated: 07/27/2010 - Police say a 20-year-old autistic man died after being left in a hot van following a trip to a suburban Philadelphia theme park. The man was a resident at a facility that provides support and services to people with severe disabilities.

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Kerry Dismisses Leak Papers As Largely Meaningless

Updated: 07/27/2010 - A senior Democratic senator is largely dismissing the significance of classified U.S. military documents released over the weekend that portrayed a range of problems in the Afghan war.

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Occidental Petroleum 2Q Earnings Jump 56%

Updated: 07/27/2010 - The Los Angeles oil company on Tuesday reported earnings of $1.06 billion, or $1.31 per share, up from $682 million, or 84 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue increased 29 percent to $4.8 billion.

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NTSB To Vote On Probable Cause Of DC Metro Crash

Updated: 07/27/2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to vote on the probable cause of last year's Metrorail crash in Washington and recommendations to avoid similar tragedies. The board has begun hearing from investigators Tuesday about the deadly crash.

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Package For Ala. Grandma Contains 6 Lbs. Of Drugs

Updated: 07/27/2010 - A package addressed from "Grandpa Henderson" in San Diego, Calif., to "Grandma Henderson" in Talladega, Ala., wasn't ordinary mail, and it wasn't picked up by any grandmother.

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New MTV Show Attempts To Tackle School Stereotypes

Updated: 07/27/2010 - Each episode of "If You Really Knew Me" focuses on a different school, where students go through a program called Challenge Day. They share their experiences with each other in exercises designed to cut down on bullying and gossiping.

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