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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It was a heartwarming sight: Laura Ling and Euna Lee landing on US soil and being reunited with their families.
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Judge Sonia Sotomayor was expected to easily win Senate confirmation Thursday as two more Republican senators announced their support for the country's first Hispanic high-court pick.
Democrats Rally for Sotomayor Washington Post
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NUKU'ALOFA - Most of the 25 people missing after a ferry tragedy in Tonga are believed to be women and children who were sleeping below decks when the vessel overturned, a survivor said as he came ashore Thursday.
1 dead, 23 missing after ferry sinks off Tonga The Associated Press
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Kevin Wolf / AP William J. Jefferson with his wife outside court in Virginia after being convicted on 11 of 16 counts. “We are of course very disappointed,” his attorney said.
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New York Times - - 5 hours ago
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How well LAPD Chief William J. Bratton's philosophy has been embraced among rank-and-file officers will be the critical factor in determining how sustainable his legacy will be.
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The Obama administration is considering an overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that would strip the mortgage finance giants of hundreds of billions of dollars in troubled loans and create a new structure to ...
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By AP LOS ANGELES (AP) -- While Prince Fielder took batting practice at Dodger Stadium before Wednesday night's game, no fewer than nine stern-faced members of the ballpark's security staff maintained a vigilant presence outside the Milwaukee Brewers' ...
No drama as Brewers down Dodgers MLB.com
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Bay hamstrung for Yankees Boston Herald
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Inside Pitch: Thome homers twice to beat Angels Houston Chronicle
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Reuters - - 7 hours ago
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(CNN) -- Hurricane Felicia intensified over the Pacific Ocean Wednesday, strengthening to a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center reported.