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JFK's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88

Posted: 08/11/2009 - President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a champion for the rights of the mentally disabled and founder of the Special Olympics, has died. She was 88.

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16 sailors freed by Somali pirates

Posted: 08/10/2009 - Italian authorities say 16 sailors, including 10 Italians, have been freed by Somali pirates who abandoned a hijacked vessel under apparent pressure.

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Pakistan: Al-Qaida has role in Taliban succession

Posted: 08/10/2009 - A top official says there are concerns in Pakistan that al-Qaida is trying to install one of its own as head of the country's Taliban after the apparent killing of the group's leader.

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White House: Afghan war not in crisis

Posted: 08/10/2009 - President Barack Obama's national security adviser isn't ruling out anything in Afghanistan, including another infusion of U.S. troops.

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Air Force used Twitter to track NY flyover fallout

Posted: 08/10/2009 - The Pentagon has been warning about security risks posed by social networking sites. But documents show the U.S. military uses the online sites itself to monitor and react to high-profile events.

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Search resuming in crash over Hudson

Posted: 08/10/2009 - A chief investigator says divers hope to pull a plane out of the Hudson River today. But their first priority is to recover the two remaining victims of the midair crash that killed nine people.

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Obama's EPA plans fewer toxic cleanups

Posted: 08/10/2009 - Budget documents and agency records indicate the Obama administration plans to do even less environmental cleanup than the often-criticized Bush administration.

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At least 45 dead in string of bombings in Iraq

Posted: 08/10/2009 - Iraqi officials say at least 45 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a wave of bombings near the northern city of Mosul and elsewhere in Iraq, including Baghdad.

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Feds to issue new swine flu advice to schools

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Government health officials are announcing new swine-flu guidelines this morning, in an effort to help schools avoid the panic and confusion of last spring's oubreak.

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Hacker strikes Twitter

Updated: 08/06/2009 - It's commonly used by celebrities, big companies, protesters in Iran and ordinary Americans to get their messages out to friends and the public.

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Detention hearing resumes in North Carolina

Posted: 08/05/2009 - A detention hearing continues today for seven terrorist suspects in North Carolina who smiled and waved to supporters during yesterday's court session.

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Missile kills wife of Pakistani Taliban chief

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed two relatives of top Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud near the Afghan border.

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