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Astronauts Already Adding On to Japanese Lab

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Astronauts prepare Friday to install a storage shed to the billion-dollar, bus-sized laboratory built by Japan for the International Space Station. The lab is expecteed to be complete next spring.

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FCC Chief's Free Broadband Plan Delayed

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Concerns about plans to censor content which some might find inappropriate for children and interference for other wireless carriers pushes back a scheduled June vote by the FCC.

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Climate Bill Not Expcted to Clear Senate

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A new climate bill designed to cut greenhouse gases and nudge Americans off fossil fuels, and viewed as essential by some environmentalists, is not expected to get the sixty votes needed to get through the Senate.

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Unemployment Soars to 5.5% in May

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Nervous businesses push the nation's unemployment rate to the highest level since the Reagan administration as nearly 49,000 jobs are cut, still fewer than analysts had predicted.

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Japanese Melon Sells for More Than $6,000

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Black Densuke watermelon in Japan sells for a record $6,125. Nearly 18-pound melon is grown only on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Melon is one of only a few thousand that is made available each year. Buyer says he wants to support local agriculture, according to an official.

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9/11 Suspects Reject Guantanamo Lawyers

Posted: 06/06/2008 - The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks said he welcomed martyrdom at U.S. hands, as he and four codefendants asked to be tried for war crimes without the benefit of lawyers.

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Air Force Officials Ousted Over Nuclear Gaffes

Posted: 06/06/2008 - "Leadership has drifted" regarding nuclear weapons, Defense secretary says. Resignations come after report criticizing bomber flight, mistaken device shipment. Report criticizes U.S. Air Force's reactions to incidents

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Leaders At UN Summit Pledge To Ease Food Crisis

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Delegates from 181 countries pledged Thursday to reduce trade barriers and boost agricultural production to combat rising food prices, but some nations and groups maintained more concrete measures will be needed.

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Archeologists Find 'Missing Pyramid'

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Egyptian archeologists uncover "missing pyramid" built 4,000 years ago # Only the base of the structure, previously uncovered in 1842, remains # Archeologists also find ceremonial procession road, dating back about 300 years # Route was reserved for high priest carrying mummified bulls' remains to sacred site

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Water Seeps from China Quake Lake

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Water seeping from dammed quake lake concerns Chinese authorities. Aftershocks threaten debris holding back 200 million cubic meters of water. Official death toll from quake has risen to 69,130, with 17,800 missing.

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Japan Stocks Rise on Weaker Yen

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Japanese stocks rose to a five-month high Friday as investors snatched up exporter shares on a weaker yen and oil issues on rising crude prices.

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Probst: Production Problems on 'Survivor: Gabon'

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Jeff Probst says the upcoming season of "Survivor" has already hit a few snags. "Survivor: Gabon — Earth's Last Eden" has been plagued with several preproduction problems, Probst told The Associated Press at a restaurant opening.

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Oil Prices Hold Near $128 a Barrel

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Oil held near $128 a barrel Friday in Asia after rising more than $5 overnight. Reversal came after ECB President suggested bank could raise interest rates. That weakened the dollar which in turn pushed oil prices up. Fed Chairman indicated more interest rate cuts unlikely in U.S.

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Alltel Customers Worry about Verizon Deal

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Verizon Wireless' deal to buy Alltel Corp. for $5.9 billion was applauded by investors and should mean a greater range of choices for Alltel subscribers, but some worried that Alltel's commitment to rural coverage will get lost.

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Oil Prices Hold Above $128 a Barrel

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Oil held near $128 a barrel Friday in Asia after rising more than $5 overnight as the dollar swooned against the euro in response to comments by the head of the European Central Bank.

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Hit-and-run Victim Left in Street Without Help

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Outrage follows over callousness of gawkers who did not help injured man from a hit-and-run accident. Victim Angel Arce Torres is in critical condition. Police chief releases street light surveillance video showing Honda hitting Torres. 'We have lost our moral compass," Chief Daryl Roberts says

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3 Bodies Found on Wyoming Reservation were Teen Girls

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A coroner says the three people found dead on an Indian reservation were teenage girls. The bodies were found in a Wind River Indian Reservation home Wednesday morning. The girls were ages 13, 14 and 15 but their identities have not been released.

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Indonesia will Stop Announcing Bird Flu Deaths

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A teenager died of bird flu last month, becoming Indonesia's 109th victim, but the government decided not to announce the death right away. It is part of a new policy aimed at improving the image of the nation hardest hit by the disease

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Firefighters Extinguish Major Blaze in Downtown LA

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A fire engulfed a two-story building in the downtown Garment District early Thursday, gutting a labyrinth-like collection of small stores and sending flames and smoke pouring through the roof.

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Rock Band Yes Cancels Summer Tour after Singer Falls Ill

Posted: 06/05/2008 - The classic rock band Yes has canceled its 40th anniversary tour following frontman Jon Anderson's severe asthma attack last month. The 63-year-old singer, who's since been diagnosed with acute respiratory failure, was ordered by doctors last weekend to rest for at least six months "or suffer further health complications

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Country Singer Jones Getting Stolen Guitar Back

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A guitar stolen from country star George Jones 46 years ago in Texas is being returned to him by a man who says he bought it and tried repeatedly to give it back.

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Tony Blair Returns to Parliament

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday that U.S. President George W. Bush still has time to broker a peace deal in the Middle East. Blair, who served as British leader for 10 years from 1997, is scheduled to give evidence on the Middle East peace process to the House of Commons International Development select committee.

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