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North Korea Bans Ships From Coastal Waters

Updated: 06/08/2009 - North Korea has warned fishermen and boat captains to stay away from the country's east coast, Japan's coast guard said Monday, in another sign the communist regime is planning to fire more missiles after its recent nuclear test.

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Pakistan's Refugee Crisis Could Worsen

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Kashif Mehsud shut up shop in his hometown in Pakistan's tribal belt two weeks ago and moved to this river city with 20 relatives, a small group among thousands fleeing what they fear is the next big military offensive against the Taliban.

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Country Artists Try To Build Their Base Abroad

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Dierks Bentley and his band recently jetted to Australia to open six shows for Brooks & Dunn, playing to more than 10,000 people a night in the country's largest cities.

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High Court Blocks Chrysler Sale To Fiat

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued the order just before 4pm Eastern Time. Chrysler has said a delay to scrap the deal.

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Police Fire On Protesters In Indian Kashmir

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Security forces opened fire on protesters in Indian Kashmir on Monday, wounding at least seven people, including two critically, in the worst clash since unrest broke out last week over the deaths of two young women.

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Nonprofit Works To Restore Green Canopy To Detroit

Updated: 06/08/2009 - A batch of trees soon to be planted on a wild, overgrown patch of land near a Detroit neighborhood is expected to be a step toward bringing back a vibrant, green canopy to the Motor City.

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Boston Globe Union Votes On Pay, Benefit Cuts

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Members of The Boston Globe's largest employees union faced the choice Monday of accepting deep cuts in wages and benefits designed to avoid the possible closure of a newspaper losing more than $1 million each week.

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Court says judges must avoid appearance of bias

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that elected judges must step aside from cases when large campaign contributions from interested parties create the appearance of bias.

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US Files Papers Opposing Delay Of Chrysler Sale

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Government officials asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow the sale of most of Chrysler's assets to a group led by Italy's Fiat without further delay.

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Stephen Colbert Shaves Head For US Troops In Iraq

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Stephen Colbert, wearing a camouflage suit and tie, brought "The Colbert Report" - Comedy Central's political satire in which he plays a conservative TV pundit - to hundreds of U.S. troops at Camp Victory, the U.S. military headquarters on the western edge of Baghdad.

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Windmill Blade Plant Laying Off 80 Workers

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Windmill blade maker LM Glasfiber said Monday it will lay off about 80 workers at its Port of Little Rock plant, eliminating weekend shifts at the site, because it does not have enough orders.

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Gabon President Dies In Spanish Hospital At 73

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Gabon President Omar Bongo, the world's longest-serving president whose 42-year rule was a throwback to an era when Africa was ruled by "Big Men," has died of cardiac arrest in a Spanish hospital. He was 73.

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Body Of Minnesota Climber Found In China

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Rescuers struggling through high winds and blizzards recovered the body of a second American climber Monday after an avalanche buried a team of three U.S. mountaineers in southwestern China last week, an official said.

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US Working To Win Release Of Journalists In NKorea

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The Obama administration is working "through all possible channels" to secure the release of two young women journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea, the White House said Monday.

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Court Refuses To Hear Suit Over Camp Lejeune Water

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a Marine's lawsuit blaming the government's dumping of toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for his son's illnesses.

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Apple Rolls Out New Macbook

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Apple Inc. is showing off a new 15-inch Macbook computer with better battery life and a faster processor.

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Lawyer: Ex-Detroit Mayor's Payments Back On Track

Updated: 06/08/2009 - A lawyer for Detroit's former mayor says his client's up to date - and even early - with monthly restitution payments in the criminal case that drove him from office.

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Obama Promises Summer Speed Up Of Economic Effort

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Eager to show action on the ailing economy, President Barack Obama promised Monday to speed federal money into hundreds of public works projects this summer, vowing that 600,000 jobs will be created or saved.

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Stocks Fall Ahead Of Gov't Report Card On Banks

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Investors turned away from stocks ahead of the latest government report card on banks. Socks fell Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down by about 100 points. Overseas markets also pulled back.

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North Korea Bans Ships From Coastal Waters

Updated: 06/08/2009 - North Korea has warned fishermen and boat captains to stay away from the country's east coast, Japan's coast guard said Monday, in another sign the communist regime is planning to fire more missiles after its recent nuclear test.

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