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School Bullying, Once A Silent Battle, Now A Crime

Posted: 07/06/2009 - In a Tampa middle school locker room, prosecutors say four flag football players held down a younger teammate and committed a horrifying assault: Raping him with a hockey stick and a broom handle.

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Honduras slides toward greater instability

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Honduras' interim government closed its main airport to all flights on Monday after blocking the runway to prevent the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Clashes with his supporters caused the first death in a week of protests.

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Federal Agency Probes Disney World Monorail Death

Posted: 07/06/2009 - A witness to the monorail accident that killed a train operator at Walt Disney World over the weekend described it as "a head-on collision" between two trains in a 911 call released Monday.

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Jackson's Mother Loses Control Of Son's Estate

Posted: 07/06/2009 - A judge said Monday that Michael Jackson's longtime attorney and a family friend should take over the pop singer's estate for now, rejecting a request from Jackson's mother to be put in charge or share control.

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Riots, Street Battles Kill At Least 156 In China

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Riots and street battles killed at least 156 people in China's western Xinjiang province, state media said Tuesday, and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials said the death toll was expected to rise.

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Japanese Navy Ships Leave For Anti-Piracy Mission

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Two more Japanese navy destroyers left Monday to join an international mission to curb piracy off the coast of Somalia, and for the first time will be authorized to escort both foreign and Japanese vessels.

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Samsung Announces Earnings Estimate

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest manufacturer of memory chips, announced quarterly earnings estimates for the first time Monday, saying it hopes to reduce market confusion and speculation about its performance.

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Witness: Weapon And Wound Not Compatible

Posted: 07/06/2009 - A coroner testified Monday in the trial of American Amanda Knox that a knife believed to have been used in the slaying of a British student is "not compatible" with the victim's stab wound, an Italian news report said.

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Obama, Medvedev Agree To Pursue Nuclear Reduction

Posted: 07/06/2009 - President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a preliminary agreement Monday to reduce the world's two largest nuclear stockpiles by as much as a third, down to the lowest levels of any U.S.-Russia accord, and counter what Obama called "a sense of drift" in the countries' relations.

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Berlin School Closed Due To Swine Flu

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Authorities say a Berlin high school has been shut down after eight pupils tested positive for swine flu, including three American exchange students.

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United States Stays Perfect At Under-19 Worlds

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Howard Thompkins III scored 22 points and the United States stayed perfect with an 85-69 win over Greece in a second-round game at the FIBA under-19 world championships Monday.

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Quotations Of The Day

Posted: 07/06/2009 - "I am the commander of the armed forces, elected by the people, and I ask the armed forces to comply with the order to open the airport so that there is no problem in landing and embracing my people." - Ousted President Manuel Zelaya on attempting to return by plane to Honduras. Military vehicles blocked the runway and his plane was diverted to El Salvador.

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6 Killed In Iraq Attacks

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Iraqi authorities say gunmen have killed five people in an attack on a security checkpoint in Baghdad, and a car bomb killed a man in the northern city of Mosul.

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Pakistan appeals ruling to release Mumbai suspect

Posted: 07/06/2009 - The Pakistani government appealed a court decision that freed a founder of the group India blames for last year's Mumbai terrorist attacks, saying Monday it believed the man was still a security threat.

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Pakistan appeals ruling to release Mumbai suspect

Posted: 07/06/2009 - The Pakistani government appealed a court decision that freed a founder of the group India blames for last year's Mumbai terrorist attacks, saying Monday it believed the man was still a security threat.

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German troops honored for bravery, 1st since WWII

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Chancellor Angela Merkel presented medals for bravery on Monday, marking the first time since World War II that the nation has bestowed such an honor, long tainted by the Nazi military effort.

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Accused South Florida cat killer arraigned

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Police say a Florida teenager who is accused of killing more than a dozen cats in two south Miami neighborhoods fits the profile of a sociopath.

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Accused South Florida cat killer arraigned

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Police say a Florida teenager who is accused of killing more than a dozen cats in two south Miami neighborhoods fits the profile of a sociopath.

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Crude tumbles on doubts about economic rebound

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Oil prices tumbled to five-week lows Monday on growing evidence of an extended recession that could mean demand for energy will remain weak for some time.

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