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AP IMPACT: CEO Pay Chugs Up in '07 Despite Economy

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Together, the top ten, best paid CEOs in America took home more than a half-billion dollars last year; the median average pay for a S&P 500 CEO was around $8.4 million

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Southern China Flooding Kills 57, More Rain Ahead

Posted: 06/16/2008 - More than a million people were forced from their homes in heavy flooding in China when the Wuijang River rose to nearly 79 feet far past the "dangerous level" of twenty feet.

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Bush Embraces Britain's Moves on Iran, Afghanistan

Posted: 06/16/2008 - President applauded the British government's pladge to tighten restrictions on Iran and more troops to Afghanistan, while dismissing reports of disagreements over Iraq policy, in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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Lesbian Couple of 55 Years Ready to Say 'I Do'

Posted: 06/16/2008 - San francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom plans to officiate the private wedding ceremony between 87 year-old Del Martin and 84 year-old Phyllis Lyon, who've been together for 55 years

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Stars Go Glam For The Tonys

Posted: 06/16/2008 - No one caused a fashion-disaster this year at the 2008 Tony Awards. Instead the stars went glam when choosing their gowns.

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Tunes and Politics Mix At Bonnaroo

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The outside world and its problems — politics, high gas prices — were always lurking just offstage, and sometimes were front and center at the destination music festival, Bonnaroo in Tennessee.

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Tony Awards Make A Nod To Past And Future

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Broadway looked to the future — and to its past — at the 2008 Tony Awards with "In the Heights," the best musical winner, and "August: Osage County," the best play, sharing the spotlight with a nearly 60-year-old "South Pacific."

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Iowa City's Flood Protections Face A Marathon Test

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Record-high floodwaters that brought misery to some of Iowa's smaller river towns may have helped spare Iowa City from cataclysmic flooding, but the lingering high level of the Iowa River is giving the city's flood protections a marathon test.

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Europeans Eager For New U.S. President

Posted: 06/15/2008 - A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that the majority of Europeans believe a new President will be better than Bush.

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First Looks at Flooded Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Homes

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Four days after Greg Zach spotted the water coming toward his driveway, he was allowed back Sunday into what's left of his house on Cedar Rapid's southeast side.

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Police: Officer Kills Man Who Beat Child to Death

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Police killed a 27-year-old man as he kicked, punched and stomped a toddler to death despite other people's attempts to stop him on a dark, country road, authorities said.

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Feds Say Man Wore Diaper Full of Heroin

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Frank Keys Jr. faces up to 40 years in prison after he was found cruising down the highway with more than 200 grams of heroin in the diaper he was wearing, federal officials said.

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Tim Russert: Warmly Remembered on 'Meet the Press'

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Tim Russert's chair was empty on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, two days after his unexpected death. But Russert was very much present on the full-hour tribute to this giant of political journalism who hosted NBC's public-affairs program for more than 16 years.

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Sensitive China quake photo removed from exhibit

Posted: 06/15/2008 - In a town where parents are grieving for the nearly 300 children killed when last month's earthquake toppled a middle school, a photograph hinting at shoddy school construction has disappeared from a public exhibition.

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Anti-US cleric shifts strategy for Iraq elections

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will run candidates on other party tickets in upcoming Iraqi provincial elections, a top aide said Sunday, in an apparent bid to sidestep what they believe is a government campaign against their movement.

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Girl survives lightning strike, then wins $20

Posted: 06/15/2008 - No one quite understands the term "striking it lucky" better than 16-year-old BreAnna Helsel. The Michigan teen survived being struck by lightning and went on to win $20 in the lottery the next day.

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Feds say man wore diaper full of heroin

Posted: 06/15/2008 - Frank Keys Jr. faces up to 40 years in prison after he was found cruising down the highway with more than 200 grams of heroin in the diaper he was wearing, federal officials said.

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