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Japan takes Little League WS title

Japan defeats Hawaii, 4-1, Sunday, finishing the tournament with a 5-0 record and ending the United States' reign as champ.

Clemens heads to DC, this time for court

WASHINGTON -- Roger Clemens is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in the nation's capital on a six-count indictment alleging he lied to Congress when he said he never used steroids or human growth hormone.

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THE BLITZ: First week gives fans a little bit of everything

Five things that stood out from the opening week

OUR VIEW: Georgia's race to the top is just beginning

Georgia learned Tuesday that it was one of nine states that managed to “race to the top” to claim a share of $4 billion in grants to bolster the state’s educational system.

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BRODER: The protest that became a people's legendary dream

I did not stick around to see Glenn Beck’s extravaganza at the Lincoln Memorial, not out of protest but because I had work to do in Philadelphia. But I was more than satisfied by my memories of the earlier event at that site I’d covered for the old Washington Star, when the theme was civil rights and the speech of the day turned out to be the historic “I Have a Dream” oration by Martin Luther King Jr.

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ROBINSON: Even Beck can't mar King's legacy

The majestic grounds of the Lincoln Memorial belong to all Americans — even to egomaniacal talk-show hosts who profit handsomely from stoking fear, resentment and anger. So let me state clearly that Glenn Beck has every right to hold his absurdly titled “Restoring Honor” rally on Saturday.

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O'REILLY: No, we're not trying to scare white people

With polls showing that about 70 percent of Americans believe building an Islamic cultural center containing a mosque just two blocks away from ground zero is inappropriate, the far left is once again on the run. Failing with the bogus ‘‘freedom of religion’’ argument, the crew that is offended by the manger scene at Christmas is now saying the mosque controversy is another attempt to ‘‘scare white people.’’ Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson has put forth that loopy argument from his second home: MSNBC.

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PARKER: An American Dream borne out of one man's heroic act

August finally redeemed itself from shark-jumping hysteria with an original, spontaneous, transcendent event — the accidental intersection of one Antoine Dodson, his sister, her would-be rapist, and some musical magicians who tapped into that uniquely American reservoir of salvation — irreverence.

Mafalda Mancini

Mafalda Boni Mancini, age 102, of Lawrenceville GA died August 27, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Adrianna Young

Adrianna Young, age 10 months, of Norcross, GA, passed away August 23, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Elizabeth Harlin

Mrs. Elizabeth "Beth" Harlin, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Earl Davis

Earl Randall Davis, 82, of Lawrenceville, GA died peacefully at home on August 27, 2010. Born in New Kensington, PA, Earl was a Navy veteran of WWII and a graduate ...

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