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Tropical Weather

Hurricane Bill downgraded after leaving 2 dead

The remnants of Hurricane Bill moved out into the Atlantic, forecasters said Monday, a day after the storm’s powerful winds churned up waves that were blamed in the deaths of at least two people on the East Coast.

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College financial aid shrinking as demand booms

MADISON, Wis. – Struggling with budget shortfalls that reach into the billions, several states are making deep cuts in college financial aid programs, including those that provide a vital source of cash for students who most need the money.

UBS Secrets

US, Swiss reach deal on secret bank accounts

MIAMI – The U.S. government and Swiss banking giant UBS AG have reached a long-awaited agreement in a case about secret Swiss bank accounts for alleged American tax evaders, lawyers for both sides told a federal judge Wednesday.

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JFK's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88

HYANNIS, Mass. – President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who carried on the family's public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, died Tuesday morning, her family said in a statement. She was 88.

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Homeless Holocaust survivor leaves university 100K

JERUSALEM – Hebrew University has received a surprise donation of more than $100,000 from an unexpected benefactor – a woman who survived the Nazi Holocaust and appeared to be destitute, a university official said Sunday.

China Flood

Typhoon Morakot forces evacuation of 1 million Chinese

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Typhoon Morakot churned toward China forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people Sunday, a day after lashing Taiwan with torrential rains that caused the worst flooding on the island in 50 years.

Town Hall Protest

Health-care outbursts foreshadow a hot August

DES MOINES, Iowa – Loud outbursts, hot tempers and pleas for civility at town hall meetings around the country Saturday foreshadowed a long, hot August as Democratic lawmakers returning home faced resistance to proposals to reform the nation’s costly health-care system.

President Barack Obama looks on as his Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday May 26, 2009.

Sotomayor sworn in

WASHINGTON – It's Justice Sotomayor now.

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US journalists return home after North Korean pardon

BURBANK, Calif. – Two American journalists freed by North Korea returned home to the United States on Wednesday for a jubilant, emotional reunion with family members and friends they hadn’t seen in nearly five months.

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Police searching for suspect in Tel Aviv gay club shooting

TEL AVIV, Israel – Hundreds of police officers scoured the streets of Tel Aviv on Sunday in a manhunt for a gunman who shot and killed two people at a youth club in the worst ever attack on homosexuals in Israel.

Philippines Obit Corazon Aquino

Philippines mourns democracy icon

MANILA, Philippines – Military honor guards carried former President Corazon Aquino’s flag-draped casket to a school gym Saturday for public viewing, as Filipinos mourned the beloved democracy icon who swept away a dictator and fought off seven coup attempts.

Nigeria Violence

Nigerian military ignored warnings of militant sect violence

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigerian authorities ignored dozens of warnings about a violent Islamist sect until it attacked police stations and government buildings last week in a bloodbath that killed more than 700 people, Muslim clerics and an army official said.