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Iran orders probe of jailed US journalist's case

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Iran's judiciary ordered a full investigation Monday into the case of an American journalist imprisoned for allegedly spying for the U.S. and allowed the woman's parents to visit her for the first time since she was sentenced to eight years in prison.

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'The Price Is Right' goes green for Earth Day

Updated: 04/20/2009 - In observance of Earth Day, Wednesday's episode of the CBS game show will feature environmentally friendly products including cell phones made of recycled materials, solar charging equipment and a recycling cabinet.

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Cavs' Brown honored as NBA coach of year

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Mike Brown was honored as the NBA's coach of the year Monday after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their greatest regular season.

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Netanyahu: No second Holocaust against Jews

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Monday not to allow Holocaust deniers the chance to carry out a second Holocaust against the Jewish people.

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Is long wait for Chinese aircraft carrier ending?

Updated: 04/20/2009 - China's navy has added sophisticated nuclear submarines, destroyers and missile systems, but the holy grail of surface ships - an aircraft carrier - has stayed out on the horizon. That may be about to change.

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Justices skeptical on allowing Iraq to be sued

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The Supreme Court seemed skeptical on Monday about holding the current Iraqi government responsible in American courts for the acts of Saddam Hussein's regime.

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Updated: 04/20/2009 - Navies from the United States and 10 other countries on Monday launched two weeks of war exercises off Florida's Atlantic coast that will include training in combating piracy and drug smuggling.

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Khodorkovsky refuses to enter plea on new charges

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Imprisoned former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky refused Monday to enter a plea in his new trial, saying the embezzlement and money-laundering charges against him are so vague he can't even respond to them.

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Georgia Tech's Lawal enters NBA draft

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Georgia Tech sophomore Gani Lawal will make himself available for the NBA draft but is protecting his option of continuing his college career.

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Flags lowered on 10th anniversary of Columbine

Updated: 04/20/2009 - With words of hope and healing, Coloradans on Monday marked the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings that left 12 students and a teacher dead.

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Amylin: Icahn pushes for sale to Eli Lilly

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday activist investor Carl Icahn plans to push for a sale of the company to drugmaker Eli Lilly if he can take control of Amylin's board of directors, but Icahn disputed that contention.

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Stephen Hawking hospitalized, reported very ill

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Stephen Hawking, the British mathematician and physicist famed for his work on black holes, was rushed to a hospital Monday and was seriously ill, Cambridge University said.

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DNA sample due from suspect in triple slaying

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A judge in Illinois has given prosecutors permission to obtain DNA samples from a man accused of killing three of his girlfriend's relatives in a Chicago suburb.

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2 ships fight off attacks; Pirates free food ship

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Somali pirates in speedboats opened fire Monday on two cargo ships in the latest hijacking attempts in the notorious Gulf of Aden. Another band of brigands freed a food aid freighter but only after receiving a $100,000 "reward" from Somali businessmen.

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Sri Lanka's army helps thousands flee battle zone

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The army breached one of the last Tamil Tiger rebel fortifications Monday and freed thousands of trapped civilians, some fleeing through the neck-high water of a lagoon while bleeding or carrying wounded relatives.

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After IBM dalliance, Sun goes to Oracle for $7.4B

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Oracle Corp. snapped up computer server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. for $7.4 billion Monday, trumping rival IBM Corp.'s attempt to buy one of Silicon Valley's best known - and most troubled - companies.

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Jamaican police storm airliner to capture gunman

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A gunman forced his way though airport security onto a Canadian jet near Montego Bay, holding six crew members hostage for eight hours before police and soldiers stormed the aircraft on Monday and captured him.

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Katrina flooding victims in court to seek damages

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A coastal geologist testified Monday that he warned the Army Corps of engineers decades ago about the dangers of the shipping channel that funneled Hurricane Katrina's storm surge into New Orleans.

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Baseball averages 30,298 in 1st 2 weeks

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Major League Baseball's average attendance was 30,298 for its first 183 games over the opening two weeks of the season, a 6.9 percent drop from last year's final figure of 32,539.

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