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Egypt To Slaughter Pigs

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The Egyptian government says it has begun slaughtering all pigs in the country as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of swine flu.

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Halifax County Schools Hearing

Updated: 04/29/2009 - State and local educational leaders have agreed on an intensive training program to help Halifax County teachers and principals improve their failing schools.

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Meet The Pet Of The Week

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Meet Sweet Pea puppy available for adoption from the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina.

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Most Americans Are Living In Polluted Air

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The American Lung Association says 60 percent of Americans live in areas with unhealthy air pollution levels. However, one city in North Carolina has seen an improvement.

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UPDATE: First Swine Flu Death In U.S.

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Texas' health officials say a Mexican toddler who is the first confirmed U.S. death from swine flu arrived in Texas from Mexico on April 4 and developed flu symptoms four days later.

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Conn. Man Recognized By Obama As Teacher Of Year

Posted: 04/29/2009 - A special education teacher and former police officer was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday as the 2009 National Teacher of the Year.

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First Lady Honors Abolitionist Sojourner Truth

Posted: 04/29/2009 - First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday reflected on her own family's rise from slavery to the White House as she helped to unveil a statue of abolitionist Sojourner Truth — the first black woman to be so honored at the Capitol.

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Student Success Still A Mixed Bag

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The basic math and reading skills of USA students have slowly, surely improved over the past 30 to 40 years, new findings show, with sharp increases among many of the nation's lowest-performing students — especially in the past four years.

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Voting Rights Case At High Court Wednesday

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Congress' decision to extend a key provision of the Voting Rights Act for 25 years is at the core of a case being argued before the Supreme Court.

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White House Will Probe Presidential Plane PR Stunt

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The White House plans an inquiry into a low-flying photo shoot by a presidential plane that panicked New Yorkers and cost taxpayers $328,835. President Barack Obama said Tuesday it won't happen again.

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Kan. Gets New Gov. After Sebelius Goes To HHS

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, wooed from the Republican Party three years ago by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to become her running mate, became governor Tuesday when Sebelius resigned upon her confirmation as U.S. health and human services secretary.

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Specter's Defection To Democrats Roils Republicans

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter is a Democrat again following a decades-long turn among Republicans, a defection that has the GOP warning about the perils of unchecked power only a few years after it controlled both the White House and Congress.

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Bus Crash In California Kills 5 French Tourists

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Luggage and bodies were left strewn around a central California highway after a bus carrying French tourists overturned on an overpass, killing at least five and injuring dozens.

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