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Australian Police Charge Suspect in Ax killings

Posted: 07/01/2008 - A 69-year-old Australian man was charged with hacking his two grandchildren and wife to death with an ax and badly wounding his daughter, police said Tuesday.

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Abu Ghraib Inmates Sue Contractors, Claim Torture

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Three Iraqis and a Jordanian filed federal lawsuits Monday alleging they were tortured by U.S. defense contractors while detained at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2003 and 2004.

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Cocktail Museum Shakes and Stirs History

Updated: 07/01/2008 - Cocktails were originally defined as any mixture of bitters, spirits and sugar, but the Museum of the American Cocktail opening in July will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president.

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Wall Street Fluctuates on 1st Day of 3rd Quarter

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Wall Street began the third quarter by fluctuating Tuesday as investors looked for bargains and also digested a report that showed U.S. manufacturers remain under duress.

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V. Williams Reaches Wimbledon Semifinals

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Defending champion Venus Williams moved a step closer to her fifth Wimbledon singles title Tuesday, beating Tamarine Tanasugarn in straight sets to reach the semifinals and close in on another potential championship matchup with sister Serena.

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Coalition: 33 Militants Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Afghan intelligence estimates place the number killed at around 20. At least 45 coalition soldiers died last month, the deadliest since the 2001 invasion to oust the Taliban.

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McCain to Talk Free Trade in Latin America

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Presumptive GOP nominee defends his position on free trade, wants to convince voters in states which are losing jobs to Mexico that it will benefit them in the long run.

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Group Sues over Crop Subsidies on US Forest Land

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Environmentalists are suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is an illegal dole: The agency's long-standing practice of subsidizing corn and soybean farming on a nature preserve in western Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Britney House-Hunting for Bigger Backyard

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Pop star says she wants a home nearer to parks and recreation areas for children and which will be less trafficked by local paparazzi than her current Beverly Hills home.

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Obama to Expand Bush's Faith Based Programs

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Claiming that the nation's current problems are too big for government alone to fix, the presumptive Democratic nominee says he would expand on the president's program of directing federal social service dollars to religious groups

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Stocks Open Sharply Lower in First Day of 3Q

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Wall Street gave up more ground at the start of the third quarter Tuesday, with stocks falling sharply on investors' ongoing concern about the damage rising oil prices will do to the economy. The Dow Jones industrials gave up almost 100 points, while Treasury prices soared as investors again fled to the safety of government debt.

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R.I. High Court Overturns Lead Paint Verdict

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Rhode Island Supreme Court overturned a landmark verdict against three former lead paint companies Tuesday, a major setback for communities that want the companies to decontaminate hundreds of thousands of homes and other buildings.

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Mugabe's Spokesman to West: 'Go Hang'

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Zimbabwe's president refuses to stand down in the face of international pressure following a runoff election in which the opposition withdrew citing mounting violence.

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Automakers, Analysts Expect June Sales Drop

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Sales could drop to their lowest point in sixteen years as analysts expect all major automakers, except for Honda, to report significant sales declines for June

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Surprising Fact: Half of Gun Deaths are Suicides

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens' ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves.

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Police Killing Suspect's Jail Death Ruled Homicide

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The death of a 19-year-old found slumped in his cell a day after he was jailed on charges of running over and killing a police officer has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.

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Surprising Fact: Half Of Gun Deaths Are Suicides

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens' ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves.

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3-D Mammograms, Cameras May Improve Breast Exams

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is testing a new kind of breast camera that might challenge the images of those far pricer MRI exams now reserved for the most high-risk women, but at a fraction of the price

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Obama Rejects a Critique of John McCain's Service

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Wesley Clark says McCain's service doesn't necessarily qualify him to be president.. here's how Barack Obama answered that criticism after his speech in Independence, Mo. on Monday.

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