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McCain Talks Trade, Innovation With Auto Workers

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Republican John McCain on Friday told autoworkers in an economically depressed area of Ohio that he supports free-trade agreements many of them feel cost jobs, but also government investment to help produce the electric cars of the future.

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A Unified Front For Obama, Clinton

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Rivals turned allies, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton made a show of unity Friday in a hamlet named for it, their first joint public appearance since the divisive Democratic primary race ended.

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Man Torches BMW to Protest Gas Prices

Updated: 06/27/2008 - Unemployed 30-year-old douses BMW with gas, sets fire to it in Frankfurt, Germany, tells police that he could no longer afford to drive vehicle due to high gas prices

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George Clooney Calls for Unity Among Actors

Posted: 06/27/2008 - George Clooney just wants actors to get along instead of choosing between sparring unions. In a two-page letter released Thursday, Clooney adopted a neutral stance in the dispute between the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild.

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Anheuser-Busch Sets Growth Goals as InBev Defense

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Anheuser-Busch Cos. on Friday detailed its plan to make the company more valuable than the $65 per share offer it rejected from InBev, and gave 2008 and 2009 profit guidance above analyst expectations.

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European Economic Confidence Drops to 5-year Low

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Confidence in the euro-zone economy dropped in June to its lowest level in nearly five years, a government survey said Friday, deepening an already gloomy growth outlook.

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Oil Reaches $142 on View Dollar Will Keep Falling

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Oil futures climbed briefly to a new record above $142 a barrel Friday on expectations that the weakening dollar, a major factor in crude's stratospheric rise, will extend its decline and add to oil's appeal.

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Stocks Waver after Thursday's Big Drop

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Stocks fluctuated Friday after a sharp dive in the previous session, with investors anxious about a new oil price record but relieved about increases in personal incomes and spending.

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Woman's 'Wing House' Takes Flight in Malibu

Posted: 06/27/2008 - California woman's new home is made from the recycled parts of a Boeing 747 airliner, joins a home that looks like an atom smasher and one that looks like a flying saucer in a Malibu neighborhood.

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Congress Passes Iraq War Spending Bill

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The war funding bill which passed the Senate overwhelmingly is expected to pay for operations until the next president takes office in January.

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LA Gas Station Gets Hydrogen Fuel Pump

Posted: 06/27/2008 - City Councilman Bill Rosendahl drove into a corner gas station with a big grin on his face. He stepped out of a sports utility vehicle, pumped fuel into the tank and declared it "the most joyous moment I've had since being elected to office."

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Attorney Who Took on Big Tobacco Faces Sentencing

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, a prominent attorney who took on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was scheduled to be sentenced Friday for his role in a high-profile judicial bribery case.

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Poll: Math, Yes; Standardized Tests, Maybe

Posted: 06/27/2008 - A large majority of Americans thinks schools are placing too much emphasis on the wrong subjects, and more than half think they're doing just a fair job in preparing children for the work force or giving them the practical skills they need to survive as adults, according to an Associated Press poll released Friday.

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Zimbabwe Led to Polls for 1 Candidate Runoff

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Government officials force people to vote in runoff election in which the opposition leader, who led first-round voting, dropped out citing rising violence he attributed to followers of President Robert Mugabe.

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Gun Ban Ruling Has Chicago Thinking It's Next

Posted: 06/27/2008 - As news spread of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., one thing was clear in Chicago: The city's own ban now faces a challenge as serious as any in its 26-year history.

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North Korea Destroys Nuclear Reactor Tower

Updated: 06/27/2008 - North Korea destroyed the most visible symbol of its nuclear weapons program Friday, blasting apart the cooling tower at its main atomic reactor in a sign of its commitment to stop making plutonium for atomic bombs.

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