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Spielberg movie angers Russia's Communist Party

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Members of Russia's Communist Party are calling for a nationwide boycott of the new Indiana Jones movie, saying it aims to undermine communist ideology and distort history.

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Leaders told battle to stem global warming slowing

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The world is losing momentum in the battle against global warming, the U.N. climate chief warned on Saturday, urging environmental ministers from wealthy nations to revive the effort by setting clear targets for reducing greenhouse gases.

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US residents in military brigs? Govt says it's war

Posted: 05/25/2008 - If his cell were at Guantanamo Bay, the prisoner would be just one of hundreds of suspected terrorists detained offshore, where the U.S. says the Constitution does not apply.

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37 killed in caste riots in India

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Authorities invited leaders of one of India's lowest castes for talks as the death toll rose to 37 Sunday from three days of bloody demonstrations over caste classification.

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Death toll from quake rises to 62,664

Posted: 05/25/2008 - A Chinese government spokesman says the death toll has risen to 62,664 from the massive earthquake that hit Sichuan province nearly two weeks ago.

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Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye weds in California

Posted: 05/25/2008 - U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the third most senior member of the Senate, married Irene Hirano in a small private ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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76-year-old man oldest to scale Mount Everest

Posted: 05/25/2008 - A 76-year-old Nepalese man reached the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday and became the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain, a tourism official said.

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Paul Hamm isn't ruling out Beijing Olympics

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Never, ever count Paul Hamm out. Not when he appears to be out of the running for an Olympic medal, not when he's taken 2 1/2 years off. Not even when he's got a broken hand.

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High gas prices give boost to small town bus plant

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Soaring fuel prices are proving to be a pain for most people in the country, but they may have helped save the jobs of hundreds of workers in North Dakota's oldest town.

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'Indiana Jones' unearths $126M in box office gold

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Indiana Jones unearthed box office gold at domestic theaters with a performance that puts it on track to become the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,081

Posted: 05/25/2008 - As of Sunday, May 25, 2008, at least 4,081 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Clinton speaks of faith in face of adversity

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday offered a spiritual defense for continuing her presidential campaign, as she sought to put to rest the uproar over her comments about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

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Soldier-brothers see all sides of war

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Mitch Bocik waddles to the putting green, his legs bent and unsteady, his putter doubling as a cane. For balance, his left hand grips the right shoulder of D.J. Engel, his half brother and almost constant companion.

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Business gets condor experts' silence in land deal

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Biologist Noel Snyder got an intriguing call from a development-company representative a day after it announced it was moving forward with plans to build nearly 3,500 luxury homes, condos and hotels on land used by the endangered California condor.

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Black campers recruit against history, stereotype

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The throngs filling campgrounds across America this weekend will include hardy outdoors types and those who prefer creature comforts, but they'll have at least one important thing in common: Nearly all of them are white.

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New feeling and bigger buzz at old Indy 500

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The Indianapolis 500 is new again. Danica Patrick is a proven winner with a legitimate shot at taking the checkered flag, all the top teams and drivers are back for the 92nd running of the Indy 500 and optimism is high for what should, for the first time in 13 years, truly be "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

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French classroom drama wins Cannes' top prize

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The French film "The Class," a frank tale about classroom life using real students and teachers at a junior high school, won top honors Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Environmental ministers seek deep emissions cuts

Posted: 05/25/2008 - European and developing countries urged the United States and Japan on Sunday to commit to deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 - a step they say is needed to defuse a coming ecological disaster caused by global warming.

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Spacecraft on track to make historic Mars landing

Posted: 05/25/2008 - A three-legged NASA spacecraft was closing in on Mars Sunday for what scientists hope will be the first-ever touchdown near Mars' north pole to study whether the permafrost could have supported primitive life.

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Miracle Marine Dies

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The young Marine came back from the war, with his toughest fight ahead of him. Merlin German waged that battle in the quiet of a Texas hospital, far from the dusty road in Iraq where a bomb exploded, leaving him with burns over 97 percent of his body.

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Pastors pose problems for McCain and Obama

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, both seeking to use religion to their advantage in the presidential campaign, have learned painful lessons about the risks of getting too close to religious leaders.

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Private psychiatrists offer free service to troops

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Thousands of private counselors are offering free services to troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health problems, jumping in to help because the military is short on therapists.

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