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Landrieu votes yes

WAHSINGTON - Senator Mary Landrieu was one of two democratic holdouts in yesterday's senate vote. She and Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln, ended up voting yes to the measure to, as they say, move it along. They both said although they voted ye

ACORN Dumped Documents as Probe Began, Private Eye Says

A private investigator says he founds tens of thousands of sensitive documents dumped outside a California ACORN office just days after the state's attorney general announced an inquiry into the community organizing group last month.

Ga. Lawmakers to Review 'So Help Me God' Police Oath

City council members in Marietta, Ga., will consider changing the oath of office that the city's police officers take so that recruits can swear to uphold the law without saying the phrase "so help me God."

Man in 'Coma' for 23 Years Was Awake Whole Time

An engineering student thought to be in a coma for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it has emerged.

Three Mile Island Radiation Leak Called Not Significant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the small amount of radiation detected at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant is not significant.

Teen Sex Magazine to Stay on Shelves at Iowa Library

A teen sex magazine will stay on the shelves at the Ames Public Library despite a petition signed by more than 100 parents objecting to the publication.

Iran Begins Large-Scale War Games

Iran on Sunday began large-scale air defense war games aimed at protecting the country's nuclear facilities against any possible attack, state television reported.

Karzai's Cabinet Members Face Corruption Charges

Warrants have been signed for the arrest of two Afghan cabinet ministers on charges of theft and fraud, highlighting the extent of alleged corruption in the government of President Hamid Karzai.

Chavez to Fidel Castro: Venezuela Awaits You

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is inviting his mentor Fidel Castro to visit Venezuela during the coming months.

87 Dead in China Coal Mine Explosion

Rescuers worked in frigid cold to reach 21 miners trapped underground Sunday as the death toll from a huge gas explosion in a northern Chinese mine jumped to 87 — the deadliest blast to hit the beleaguered industry in nearly two years.