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NYPD Guards NY Times Building After 2 Men Climb Facade

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A cordon of police officers and private security stood guard Friday in front of The New York Times building after two daredevils scaled the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan within hours of each other.

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WVU's President To Resign Over Degree Scandal

Posted: 06/06/2008 - West Virginia University President Mike Garrison said Friday he will resign in September to end the controversy surrounding the improper awarding of a master's degree to the governor's daughter.

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Examining Buffy the Vampire Slayer at Ark. Conference

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Three-day conference focuses hit series which achieved both cult status and critical acclaim during a seven year run on the WB/ UPN. Organizers say more than ninety academic papers will be discussed at the conference.

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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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