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Dozen states sue EPA over oil refinery emissions

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Twelve states, New York City and the District of Columbia are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the Bush administration has failed to rein in emissions from oil refineries.

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Cheney to visit war-torn Georgia

Posted: 08/25/2008 - President Bush is sending Vice President Cheney to the former Soviet republic of Georgia next week.

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NY escort worker pleads guilty in Spitzer case

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A woman accused of helping arrange trysts between pricey escorts and their customers has pleaded guilty in the prostitution scandal that forced Eliot Spitzer to step down as governor of New York.

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Skinhead sentenced for 1989 Philadelphia killing

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A white supremacist convicted of conspiracy in the killing of a black man nearly 20 years ago has been sentenced in Philadelphia to more than a decade in prison.

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Goodyear gets OK for $1B trust

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says it has received a judge's permission to make a $1 billion contribution into a health care trust fund for retirees.

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Judge won't jail 2 Marines for refusing to testify

Posted: 08/22/2008 - A judge has refused to jail two Marines but found them in contempt of court for refusing to testify against a former squad leader accused of killing unarmed detainees in Iraq.

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New bid readied for NASA space suit

Posted: 08/21/2008 - A new bid will be submitted for NASA's next-generation space suit, less than a week after the space agency terminated a contract with a Houston company.

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Officials: Threat, powder sent to McCain office

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Authorities say a threatening letter containing an unidentified white powder was sent to a John McCain campaign office in the Denver suburb of Centennial. A hazardous materials team was trying to determine if it is harmful.

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Senators: FBI rules could target innocent people

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Some Democratic senators say proposed rules to help the FBI catch terrorists could allow the government to spy on innocent Americans "without any basis for suspicion."

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Amish population nearly doubles in 16 years

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country. According to a new study by a Pennsylvania college, the Amish population has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, and they are searching for affordable farmland.

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Fort Bragg judge OKs photos of bodies at trial

Posted: 08/20/2008 - A military judge says photographs of the bodies of two Army officers can be used as evidence during the Fort Bragg trial of a soldier accused of killing both men by detonating a bomb in Iraq.

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Tentative $10M settlement in KC church abuse cases

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City and St. Joseph says a tentative $10 million deal has been reached to settle 47 sexual abuse claims against a dozen clergy or former clergy.

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Fla. man pleads not guilty to Bush, Obama threats

Posted: 08/20/2008 - A South Florida man who authorities say kept an arsenal of weaponry and military gear has pleaded not guilty to threatening to assassinate both President Bush and Barack Obama.

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