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Australians Making Odd Choices for Funeral Songs

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Australian city finding more and more residents choosing to enter the afterlife accompanied by rock classics like "Stairway to Heaven" and "Highway to Hell."

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Ex-Con Suspected in Deaths of 8 Captured in Ill.

Posted: 07/02/2008 - After an exhaustive two-day manhunt police capture Nicholas T. Sheley outside of a suburban St. Louis bar, smoking a cigarette, after a customer recognized him and alerted police.

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Driver Rams Vehicle Into Jerusalem Bus, Killing 3

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Three militant groups claim credit for man who rammed a construction vehicle into cars, buses and, pedestrians Wednesday in an attack which claimed three lives and injured 45 more.

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Iran Says Any Attack Would Provoke Fierce Reaction

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Oil Minister warned Tehran would not cut all oil shipments in response to an attack by Israel, but warned the World Petroleum Congress theat Iran "is not going to be quiet."

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Wall Street Heads to Higher Open

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Wall Street headed for a slightly higher opening Wednesday ahead of a report on factory orders that could give another glimpse of how the economy is faring. The Commerce Department is expected to report that factory orders slowed in May due to shrinking demand.

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Scientists Say Ailing Penguins Signal Sea Problems

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Penguins may be the tuxedo-clad version of a canary in the coal mine, with generally ailing populations from a combination of global warming, ocean oil pollution, depleted fisheries, and tourism and development, according to a new scientific review paper.

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Study Finds Long Benefit in Illegal Mushroom Drug

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Scientists reported Tuesday that when they surveyed volunteers 14 months after they took the drug, most said they were still feeling and behaving better because of the experience. Two-thirds of them also said the drug had produced one of the five most spiritually significant experiences they'd ever had.

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US Contradicts Itself Over its Own ID Theft Advice

Updated: 07/02/2008 - The nation's Medicare agency and the Pentagon compel at least 52 million Americans to carry their Social Security numbers in their wallets, contrary to warnings by the Federal Trade Commission that people should avoid doing so.

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Poll: Obama Beats McCain as Barbecue Guest

Updated: 07/02/2008 - While many are still deciding who should be president, by 52 percent to 45 percent they would prefer having Obama than McCain to their summer cookout, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll released Wednesday.

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Poll: Public Cools To Michele Obama, Doesn't Know Cindy McCain

Updated: 07/02/2008 - The public hasn't taken to Michelle Obama yet, especially whites. And it's got a question about Cindy McCain: Who is she? People are divided over whether they like the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, with 30 percent seeing her favorably and 35 percent unfavorably.

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McCain To Tour Columbia Drug Interdiction Efforts

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The Republican presidential hopeful was on a three-day visit to Colombia and Mexico, where the eradication of illegal drugs topped the agenda. McCain was also promoting free trade deals like NAFTA he said would benefit the U.S. economy over time

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Salmonella Probe Adds Foods Served With Tomatoes

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Adding to tomato confusion, the government is about to start testing numerous other types of fresh produce in the hunt for the source of the nation's record salmonella outbreak — even as it insists tomatoes remain the leading suspect.

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Driver Rams Bulldozer Into Jerusalem Cars, 2 Dead

Posted: 07/02/2008 - A Palestinian bulldozer driver plowed into a string of vehicles on a busy Jerusalem street Wednesday, killing two people and wounding dozens of others before he was shot dead by an off-duty soldier.

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Serena Williams Eyes Wimbledon Final Against Venus

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The Williams sisters, who between them have won six of the last eight Wimbledon titles, are one round away from a third Wimbledon title matchup and seventh Grand Slam championship showdown.

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Oil near Mid-$141 on Supply Worries

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Oil rose above $141 a barrel Wednesday in Asia, with analysts warning that prices may spike further amid persistent concerns over tight supply and tension in the Middle East.

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Starbucks to Close 600 US Stores, Rein in Growth

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Starbucks Corp. announced Tuesday it will close 600 company-operated stores in the next year as the faltering U.S. economy hastened the pain caused by the company's own rapid expansion.

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Airlines Try to Hedge Against Soaring Fuel Costs

Posted: 07/01/2008 - In the first quarter of this year, Southwest paid $1.98 per gallon for fuel. American Airlines paid $2.73, and United paid $2.83 per gallon in the same period. Since 1999, hedging has saved Southwest $3.5 billion. It has sometimes meant the difference between profit and loss. In the first quarter, hedging gains of $291 million dwarfed Southwest's $34 million profit.

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Dillons WIBW Tornado Relief

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Your donations through the Dillons WIBW tornado relief efforts have added up to a whopping $11,533.

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Groups Seek Drilling Halt Near Sage Grouse Habitat

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Two conservation groups have asked the federal government to impose new restrictions on oil and gas development in the West to protect the greater sage grouse, a popular game bird on the decline.

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Police Stop Tibetan Protesters Near Chinese Border

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Nepalese Police detained 42 Tibetan monks and nuns Tuesday, after the group trekked for five days through the Himalayas to protest China's crackdown on dissidents in their homeland, officials said.

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Declining Sales Rock the Auto Industry

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Dismal sales figures, mostly keeping the gas guzzling pickups on dealers lots, are on pace to be the lowest in 15 years. The giant automakers are blaming high gasoline prices.

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600 Starbucks Stores to Close

Posted: 07/01/2008 - $4 for gas.. $4 for Starbucks? The giant corporation admits the sour U.S. economy is slashing into their sales.

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Teen Found by Dad, Only to Die Moments Later

Posted: 07/01/2008 - After 42 days lost in the Amazon, Brazilian student Jonathan dos Santos Alves was found alive by his father on June 28th, only to die a short time later.

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Iran: 25 Die in Bus Crash

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Iranian state radio says that at least 25 people are killed and 16 injured in a bus accident near Tehran. The radio says Tuesday's accident took place when the bus flipped over about 22 miles south of the capital and police are investigating. No other details are immediately available.

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