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Nev. Rancher Awarded $4.2M For 'Taken' Water Right

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A judge awarded more than $4.2 million to a late Nevada rancher's estate after finding that the U.S. Forest Service engaged in an unconstitutional "taking" of water rights out of hostility to the rancher, a property rights activist.

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U.S. Life Expectancy Tops 78 As Top Diseases Decline

Posted: 06/11/2008 - For the first time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday, although the United States continues to lag behind about 30 other countries in estimated life span.

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N. California Firefighters Brace For More Winds

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Firefighters in Northern California braced for more high winds Wednesday as they tried to control wildfires that destroyed dozens of homes and severely burned a firefighter.

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Sandbagged Levee Holds In Iowa, Protects City

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A sandbagged levee was preventing a swollen river from rising out of its banks and flooding this northeastern Iowa city on Wednesday, but officials asked for extra volunteers to help shore it up as more rain moved across the state.

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Hong Kong Bird Flu Find Prompts Mass Slaughter

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Hong Kong officials to slaughter all live poultry in the territory's street markets. Health workers killed 2,700 poultry on Saturday after deadly virus discovered. Government bans supplies of live poultry from mainland China and local farms.

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Patrick Swayze To Begin Shooting New Cable Series

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Patrick Swayze is going back to work. The "Dirty Dancing" actor, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, will begin shooting his new A&E series "The Beast" in Chicago this summer, the cable network announced Monday.

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Australian Film Organization Creates Ledger Scholarship

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Heath Ledger was known for giving aspiring Australian actors a hand in Hollywood. Now, an Australian film organization has established a scholarship fund in the late actor's name to continue those efforts.

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A Month After Quake, Chinese Wait For Housing

Posted: 06/11/2008 - One month after the magnitude-7.9 quake centered in Sichuan province killed more than 69,000 people and left 5 million homeless, tents — and for some, the lack of them — are defining life in the disaster zone.

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Woman Raised in Cellar reunited with Family

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Awaken from an induced coma, woman held captive in an Austrian basement for 24 years had two requests; a oat ride and to see Robbie Williams in concert. Mother believed her daughter had abandoned the family years ago.

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McCain Says Gas Prices Won't Lower, Could rise Further

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The presumptive Republican nominee says ion the "today"show that oil companies need to be more involved in finding alternative energy resources; believes that some of their profits should be returned to the consumer, but wouldn't say if he'd support raising their taxes.

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Ape Applicant Vies for Star on Walk of Fame

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Star of such movies as Dr. Doolittle and the Tarzan movies tries for the seventh time to win a spot on the Hollywood walk of Fame. his handlers have filed an online petition to support him.

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Ancient Cave Linked To Early Christians In Jordan

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Archaeologists in Jordan have discovered a cave underneath one of the world's oldest churches and say it may have been an even more ancient site of Christian worship.

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With Lab Delivered, Shuttle Leaves Space Station

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Space shuttle Discovery pulled away from the international space station on Wednesday and began its journey home, ending a nine-day visit highlighted by the installation of a new Japanese lab.

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Sudan Official: At Least 29 Dead in Jet Fire

Posted: 06/11/2008 - More than two hundred people were aboard the jetliner bound for Khartoum from Amman, Jordan when it suddenly veered off the runway and burst into flames.

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NBA Dismisses Ref's Allegations Playoffs Rigged

Posted: 06/11/2008 - NBA Commissioner denied charges made by a former NBA referee accused of taking money for games he worked that the league encouraged referees to rig results to promote ticket sales and ratings.

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Why Did Food Sellers Treat Tomatoes Like Hot Potatoes

Posted: 06/11/2008 - It's tough to find fresh salsa for our chips and tomatoes for our burgers. But experts say supermarkets and fast food chains that threw out tomatoes suspected in a salmonella outbreak were acting aggressively to protect their customers' health and avoid a consumer backlash

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NV Rancher Awarded $4.2 Million For 'Taken' Water Right

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A judge awarded more than $4.2 million to a late Nevada rancher's estate after finding that the U.S. Forest Service engaged in an unconstitutional "taking" of water rights out of hostility to the rancher, a property rights activist.

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Dozens Of Homes Burn In North Carolina

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Slowing winds and cooler overnight temperatures across Northern California helped firefighters get a handle on blazes that destroyed dozens of homes and left a firefighter severely burned, but gusts were expected to whip up again Wednesday.

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Sandbagged Levee Holds In Iowa, Protects City

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A sandbagged levee was preventing a swollen river from spilling over its banks and flooding a northeastern Iowa city, but officials on Wednesday asked for additional volunteers to help shore it up as more rain loomed.

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Paul Newman Says He Is "Doing Nicely"

Updated: 06/11/2008 - Paul Newman, responding to unconfirmed reports that he is ill with lung cancer, has issued a statement that he is "doing nicely." Newman's spokesman, Jeff Sanderson, issued the one-line statement late Tuesday.

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Pakistan Blames US Coalition For Troops' Death

Posted: 06/11/2008 - U.S.-led coalition forces along the volatile Afghan border launched an airstrike that killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops, Pakistan's army said Wednesday. The military condemned it as an act of aggression within Pakistan's border that "hit at the very basis of cooperation" in the war on terrorism.

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After Delivering Lab, Shuttle Leaves Space Station

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Space Shuttle Discovery expected back on Earth Saturday after dropping off and helping install a $1 billion dollar laboratory. One astronaut is also coming home after a six month stay on the space station.

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Bush, German Chancellor Merkel Discuss Iran

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The president is in Europe pushing for stronger sanctions against Iran for continuing with their nuclear program; two leaders also discuss Afghanistan, global Warming, and their relations with Russia as the U.S.

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