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Ailing Kennedy asks for speedy replacement process

Posted: 08/20/2009 - A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a poignant letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress.

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CBS News pioneer Don Hewitt dies at 86

Posted: 08/19/2009 - CBS News says Don Hewitt, the newsman who invented "60 Minutes" and produced the popular newsmagazine for 36 years, has died. He was 86.

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South Korea aborts rocket launch

Posted: 08/19/2009 - South Korea has aborted its first domestic rocket launch just minutes before today's scheduled liftoff.

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Saudi Arabia arrests 44 suspected militants

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The Saudi Interior Ministry says authorities have arrested 44 suspected militants who sought to recruit youths and finance their "deviant activities" through charitable donations.

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Health care concession riles left

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Liberal members of Congress are making clear their unhappiness at the administration's seeming abandonment of the public option portion of health care reform.

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Mubarak and Obama meet today

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Egypt's president visits the White House today amid a push to resume Mideast peace talks.

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Clinton ends Africa tour in Cape Verde

Posted: 08/14/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is wrapping up an 11-day tour of Africa in Cape Verde, praising the island nation for democratic reforms and sound financial policy.

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FAA: Controller was on phone during Hudson River crash

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Federal aviation officials say the conduct of two air traffic controllers was unacceptable, even though it probably had nothing to do with a deadly in-flight collision over the Hudson River.

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Karzai offers gov't jobs to presidential rivals

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai says he will win next week's presidential election and that he will offer government positions to two of his top challengers.

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AP source: Obama officials to tour Michigan prison

Posted: 08/13/2009 - The Obama administration is sending a team to inspect a maximum-security prison in Michigan that could be used to hold terrorism suspects now being held at Guantanamo Bay.

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Iran speaker denies prisoner rape allegations

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Iran's state media say the parliament speaker is denying allegations that protesters detained after the disputed presidential election were raped by their jailers.

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