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Chinese Police Drag Grieving Parents from Protest

Posted: 06/03/2008 - More than 100 parents were dragged from a protest over the poor construction of the schools in which their children died during last month's earthquake. One rescuer said the school had no steel reinforcement, only iron wire to support it.

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Blowtorch Accident Started Studio Fire, Officials Say

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Universal Studios theme park reopened Monday, a day after a massive fire destroyed several movie sets and the King Kong attraction. Blaze possibly started by a blowtorch on the roof of a movie set. Officials say the workers using blowtorch followed safety rules. Fire officials are looking into reports that low water pressure hindered firefighters.

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Mow Your Lawn... Or Go to Jail in Canton, Ohio

Posted: 06/03/2008 - In an effort to reduce the quarter million dollars the city spends on mowing private lawns, Canton, Ohio, passes an ordinance requiring homeowners to mow their lawns or face up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.

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UN Chief Issues Warning on Food Production

Posted: 06/03/2008 - As experts warn that food supplies are at their lowest point in the past quarter-century, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says that food production must increase 50% by 2030

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Discovery Astronauts Head on First Spacewalk

Posted: 06/03/2008 - During a 6 1/2 hour spacewalk, astronauts will ready the International Space Station for its latest addition a $1 billion lab, built in Japan. Meanwhile, ground crews pore over images of the shuttle, checking for any damages that may have occurred during launch.

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GM to Shutter 4 N. American Plants

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Around 2,500 workers will be affected as four plants in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are forced to close because rising gas prices have curbed demand for trucks and SUVs

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Colbert Tells Grads: Please Don't Change the World

Posted: 06/03/2008 - "You can change the world," said Colbert when accepting the Great Princeton Class of 2008 Understandable Vanity Award. "Please don't do that, OK? Some of us like the way things are going now."

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Long Primary Season Ends in Big Sky Country

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The long Democratic presidential nomination process winds up Tuesday in South Dakota and Montana with Illinois senator Barack Obama on the cusp o f the nod and expectations looming over what Sen. Clinton will do now.

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Penguins Stay Alive with Triple-Overtime Victory

Updated: 06/03/2008 - Not so fast Motor City. The Detroit Red Wings' road to the Stanley Cup has another stop to make. Against all odds, the Pittsburgh Penguins stayed alive in the Stanley Cup finals with a 4-3 victory in Game 5 that ended on Petr Sykora's goal 9:57 into the third overtime Monday night.

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UN: 1 Million in Myanmar Aren't Getting Basic Aid

Posted: 06/03/2008 - More than 1 million people still don't have adequate food, water or shelter a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar, and it's not clear what the military junta is doing to help them, the United Nations said Tuesday.

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Stock Futures Mixed Before Bernanke Speech

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Wall Street headed for a narrowly mixed opening Tuesday as investors awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the U.S. economy.

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Oil Prices Dip to $127 a Barrel in Asian Trading

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Crude oil futures slipped in Asian trading Tuesday as investors sought to gauge whether oil prices have peaked even as many worry that supplies are barely meeting growing global demand.

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Spokesman: Kelsey Grammer Had 'Mild' Heart Attack

Posted: 06/02/2008 - A spokesman for Kelsey Grammer says the "Frasier" star is recovering in a Hawaii hospital after a mild heart attack this weekend. Stan Rosenfield says Grammer is "resting comfortably" in an undisclosed hospital after being stricken Saturday. Rosenfield says the 53-year-old actor will be released early this week.

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Rock Pioneer Bo Diddley Dies at Age 79

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.

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Ashes of Pringles Can Designer Buried in His Work

Posted: 06/02/2008 - The man who designed the Pringles potato crisp packaging system was so proud of his accomplishment that a portion of his ashes has been buried in one of the iconic cans.

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Kennedy out of "Successful" Brain Surgery

Posted: 06/02/2008 - 76-year old Sen. Ted Kennedy underwent three-and-a-half hours of surgery on a malignant brain tumor Monday at Duke University Medical Center. Surgeons call it a success. The next step is expected to be chemotherapy and radiation.

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GOP Candidate McCain Readies Campaign

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Sen. John McCain plans Tuesday night speech in Louisiana to coincide with the final Democratic primaries and the start of the national campaign. The presumed GOP nominee will highlight his fight for government reform.

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Cheney Urged to Apologize for West Virginia Joke

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney says remarks he made at the National Press Club were an "inappropriate attempt at humor." West Virginia leaders call them "insulting" and "disrespectful." The VP remarked about having Cheneys on both sides of his family.

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Spell-check Runs Amok in Penn. Yearbook

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Alessandro Ippolito becomes Alexandria Impolite after going through a computer's spell checker. Other students have their names inadvertently changed when the errors aren't corrected before publication.

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Texas Judge Orders Return of Polygamists' Children

Posted: 06/02/2008 - More than four hundred children are on their way home this week after the Texas State Supreme Court ruled that they must be returned to their parents, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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Stocks Down after Tepid Economic Data, Bank Shakeups

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Wall Street retreated sharply Monday on more signs of economic weakness and on executive shake-ups at two major banks — reminders of the ongoing fallout from the credit crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 140 points.

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Brangelina Buzz Sweeps South of France

Posted: 06/02/2008 - This pastoral sliver of the south of France has been abuzz ever since reports emerged last week that the Brangelina clan was moving in - confirmed by the mayor of the village in question, Correns.

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