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May 31, 2007

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May 31,2007
Deputies have released the names of the two young men who drowned in the Topsy Reservoir near Keno in Klamath County Tuesday evening, and now say they believe the pair had not been drinking, nor had one of them pushed the other into the water -- but instead drowned after jumping in to save his friend who was not a strong swimmer. Details are still sketchy about the altercation, the drownings, and the stabbing of ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
DESMOINES - Former Sen. Fred Thompson is likely to be on the Republican ballot for the Iowa straw poll even if he has not announced his presidential candidacy. Members of the Iowa Republican Party, not the candidates, decide who will be on the ballot for the Aug. 11 straw poll, which draws thousands of Republicans to Ames, Iowa, and serves as a party fundraiser. "It's our party, and we decide whose name is on the ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
CENTRAL OREGON-As the weather begins its drying trend into the summer season, the grasses along the river corridors quickly dry out, particularly in the high desert locations. This creates an increased threat for wild land fires to occur. An annual closure order of public lands along these river recreation corridors is necessary for the protection of natural resources and the health and safety of the public. Closure orders go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
SAN FRANCISCO - A pair of humpback whales who ended up 90 miles off course in San Francisco may have slipped out under the Golden Gate Bridge without anyone seeing. Scientists and rescue team members say the mother whale and her calf -- nicknamed Delta and Dawn -- may have exited the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta under the cover of night, avoiding the rescuers who spent two weeks trying to coax the giant mammals out ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
ATLANTA - The man with a dangerous form of drug-resistant tuberculosis has been identified as a 31-year-old personal injury lawyer in Atlanta. Andrew Speaker is now in Colorado for treatment. He set off a two-continent search for people who had been in contact with him when he flew to Europe earlier this month for his wedding, returning via Canada. Speaker's father-in-law, Robert Cooksey, works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, CNN ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
A woman suspected of shooting her ex-boyfriend in southeast Portland Wednesday morning died today at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend from injuries she sustained when she shot herself in the head after a police car chase throughout Central Oregon.   Jacqueline Fielder, suspected of murdering her ex-boyfriend, died today in a Bend hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head - PPB photo 30-year old Jacqueline Kay Fielder is suspected of shooting to death 36-year old ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
NEW YORK - Educators across the United States are calling for standardized testing when it comes to the Bush administration's "No Child Left Behind" law. CBS News Correspondent Kelly Wallace said that most states are using different tests and standards to gauge their progress under the law. The main issue is that some states are allegedly accusing others of lowering the difficulty of their state tests to make it look like they have made more ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said his party must propose a solution to provide health insurance for U.S. residents who don't have it. Romney said the 45 million people in the country without health insurance are sure to become a major issue of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register reported Thursday. "I know the Democrats are talking about that," the former Massachusetts governor said Wednesday in Des Moines. ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
WASHINGTON - President Bush, stressing a U.S. vow to help struggling nations, announced a plan Thursday to aid Africa with its financial markets. In a Washington speech, Bush spoke highly of free trade and its results on a blighted country and of plans to push bold programs at next week's 33rd G8 Summit in Germany. Trade, he said, "is the best way to help poor countries develop their economies and improve the lives of their ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
MCLEAN, Va. - CIA Director Michael Hayden said the McLean, Va.-based agency has gotten younger and is taking "more operational risk" since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Hayden said nearly half of the CIA workforce is comprised of those hired after the attacks, giving the agency "more language skills and cultural diversity," USA Today reported Thursday. The director said new operatives are being asked to take more risks, including establishing "non-traditional" cover identities for undercover ... [full story]
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