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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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Guinness: Japanese TV host is world's busiest

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Flick through a few channels on Japanese TV and Monta Mino is most likely there. And the world's most prolific television presenter, who just broke his own record for the most hours of live television in one week, says he wants to work even more.

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Egypt uncovers 'missing' pyramid of a pharaoh

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Egyptian archaeologists unveiled on Thursday a 4,000-year-old "missing pyramid" that is believed to have been discovered by an archaeologist almost 200 years ago and never seen again.

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Al-Qaida's No. 2 Urges Holy War Over Gaza Strip

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader called on Muslims to launch a holy war to break Israel's economic blockade of the Gaza Strip, in an audio recording posted Wednesday on an Islamic militant Internet site.

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GE, Pittsburgh hospital establish imaging business

Posted: 06/05/2008 - General Electric Co., the international conglomerate with a stake in everything from jet engines to network television, is investing $20 million in technology that will allow doctors to share and transmit images of microscopic human tissue.

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Top Myanmar Comedian, Social Activist Detained

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Myanmar's most popular comedian, known for his jibes against the military regime and recently for helping cyclone victims, has been taken from his home by police, family members said Thursday.

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Former Mexico Governor Convicted on Drug Charges

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A Mexican court sentenced a former state governor to 36 years in prison Wednesday for fomenting drug trafficking, overturning an earlier ruling that had imposed six years on lesser charges, his defense attorney said.

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US, British Diplomats Attacked In ZImbabwe

Posted: 06/05/2008 - U.S. and British diplomats were attacked Thursday as they tried to investigate political violence in Zimbabwe and a U.S. Embassy staffer was beaten. The group was still being held some six hours after being stopped at a roadblock just north of Harare.

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Hispanic Teens Try Drugs, Suicide At Higher Rates

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Hispanic high school students use drugs and attempt suicide at higher rates than their black and white classmates, according to a new federal survey that shows a continuation of a disturbing trend.

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