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NATO: Afghan officer fires on NATO troops, kills 9

Updated: 04/27/2011 - Eight NATO service members and a contractor are dead after an Afghan military pilot opened fire on the foreign troops following a dispute at the airport in Kabul.

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AP sources: Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

Posted: 04/27/2011 - Administration sources say President Barack Obama plans this week to name CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, would take the CIA chief's job.

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Inmate turns down transplant

Posted: 04/26/2011 - The sister of a New York state prison inmate serving time for raping a 12-year-old female relative in 1996 says her brother has turned down a heart transplant.

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Activists prepare new 15-boat flotilla to Gaza

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Pro-Palestinian activists say a planned convoy of aid ships to the Gaza Strip will be twice as big as a similar flotilla that was raided a year ago by Israeli forces, leaving nine people dead on a Turkish boat.

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Tornado confirmed, storms leave at least 7 dead in Arkansas

Updated: 04/26/2011 - The National Weather Service says first light has revealed the track of a deadly tornado that flattened trees and power lines, tore the roofs from homes and left a debris-strewn path through a small central Arkansas town.

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Levees hold overnight, but flooding still a threat

Posted: 04/26/2011 - A levee protecting the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff held overnight but officials are keeping a wary eye as waters from the Black River continue to spillover in several locations.

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Walmart testing home delivery service

Posted: 04/25/2011 - Right now, San Jose, California is the only test market. However, Walmart officials say the service could expand to other test markets.

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Study: Some happy states have high suicide rates

Posted: 04/25/2011 - Researchers who study how people's sense of well-being varies from place to place have found the happiest places sometimes also have the highest suicide rates.

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Massive search under way for tsunami bodies

Posted: 04/25/2011 - Soldiers are slogging through marshy ground in Japan, poking it with slender poles in search of victims of last month's earthquake and tsunami.

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More heavy weather for the nation's mid-section

Posted: 04/25/2011 - Bands of rain stretch from the Pacific Northwest all the way to New England, and there's no let-up in sight for the heavy weather in the nation's middle.

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Kenyan police issue Easter terror alert

Posted: 04/22/2011 - Kenya's police commissioner is warning that al-Qaida-linked Somali insurgents that have already carried out an international attack may try to strike Kenya over the Easter holidays.

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Officials say 5 Afghan police, 1 NATO soldier die

Posted: 04/22/2011 - A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed five Afghan border policemen while an insurgent attack elsewhere in the country left one NATO service member dead.

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