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AP: Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

Posted: 06/03/2008 - An Associated Press count says Sen. Barack Obama has enough delegates to claim the Democratic Presidential nomination. He won Tuesday's primary in Manhattan, while Sen. Hillary Clinton took South Dakota. Clinton says she'll consult party leaders for her next move.

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Thousands of GM Workers Losing Jobs at Four Plants

Posted: 06/03/2008 - GM plant closings to cost 8,350 jobs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The plants affected make pickups and sport utility vehicles. Sales of those have been hit hard by soaring gas prices.

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Kennedy Walking Hospital Halls Hours After Surgery

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Just one day after undergoing brain surgery aimed at slicing away at a cancerous tumor to give chemotherapy and radiation treatments a better chance to work, Senator Edward Kennedy was walking hospital hallways .

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NASA Spacecraft Scoops First Martian Soil

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Phoenix Mars Lander's 8-foot robotic arm reveals possible ice, salt in its first test scoop. Recent images suggest the lander may have touched down on a slab of ice.

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Sen. Robert Byrd Hospitalized

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The 90 year-old West Virginia Senator was taken to an undisclosed hospital on his doctor's urging after he complained he was feeling lethargic and sluggish.

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Polygamist Sect Clarifies Marriage Policy

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Parents rush to detention centers, and leave with children. FLDS spokesman says church will not consent to underage marriage. Judge delays release of 16-year-old girl identified as victim of sexual abuse. Texas Supreme Court ruled state had no right to remove kids from sect ranch.

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VA Staffer To Testify Over PTSD E-Mail

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Veterans Affairs Coordinator suggested staff "refrain" from diagnosing PTSD to save money and pay less in veteran's benefits, suggested an alternative diagnosis.

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Kennedy's Cancer Fight Only Beginning

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Chemotherapy, radiation treatments next up after senator's successful brain tumor surgery. Sen. Kennedy is expected to return home to Massachusetts in about a week.

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Chinese Police Drag Grieving Parents from Protest

Posted: 06/03/2008 - More than 100 parents were dragged from a protest over the poor construction of the schools in which their children died during last month's earthquake. One rescuer said the school had no steel reinforcement, only iron wire to support it.

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Blowtorch Accident Started Studio Fire, Officials Say

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Universal Studios theme park reopened Monday, a day after a massive fire destroyed several movie sets and the King Kong attraction. Blaze possibly started by a blowtorch on the roof of a movie set. Officials say the workers using blowtorch followed safety rules. Fire officials are looking into reports that low water pressure hindered firefighters.

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Mow Your Lawn... Or Go to Jail in Canton, Ohio

Posted: 06/03/2008 - In an effort to reduce the quarter million dollars the city spends on mowing private lawns, Canton, Ohio, passes an ordinance requiring homeowners to mow their lawns or face up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.

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UN Chief Issues Warning on Food Production

Posted: 06/03/2008 - As experts warn that food supplies are at their lowest point in the past quarter-century, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says that food production must increase 50% by 2030

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Discovery Astronauts Head on First Spacewalk

Posted: 06/03/2008 - During a 6 1/2 hour spacewalk, astronauts will ready the International Space Station for its latest addition a $1 billion lab, built in Japan. Meanwhile, ground crews pore over images of the shuttle, checking for any damages that may have occurred during launch.

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GM to Shutter 4 N. American Plants

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Around 2,500 workers will be affected as four plants in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are forced to close because rising gas prices have curbed demand for trucks and SUVs

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Colbert Tells Grads: Please Don't Change the World

Posted: 06/03/2008 - "You can change the world," said Colbert when accepting the Great Princeton Class of 2008 Understandable Vanity Award. "Please don't do that, OK? Some of us like the way things are going now."

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Long Primary Season Ends in Big Sky Country

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The long Democratic presidential nomination process winds up Tuesday in South Dakota and Montana with Illinois senator Barack Obama on the cusp o f the nod and expectations looming over what Sen. Clinton will do now.

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Penguins Stay Alive with Triple-Overtime Victory

Updated: 06/03/2008 - Not so fast Motor City. The Detroit Red Wings' road to the Stanley Cup has another stop to make. Against all odds, the Pittsburgh Penguins stayed alive in the Stanley Cup finals with a 4-3 victory in Game 5 that ended on Petr Sykora's goal 9:57 into the third overtime Monday night.

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UN: 1 Million in Myanmar Aren't Getting Basic Aid

Posted: 06/03/2008 - More than 1 million people still don't have adequate food, water or shelter a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar, and it's not clear what the military junta is doing to help them, the United Nations said Tuesday.

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Stock Futures Mixed Before Bernanke Speech

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Wall Street headed for a narrowly mixed opening Tuesday as investors awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the U.S. economy.

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Oil Prices Dip to $127 a Barrel in Asian Trading

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Crude oil futures slipped in Asian trading Tuesday as investors sought to gauge whether oil prices have peaked even as many worry that supplies are barely meeting growing global demand.

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Spokesman: Kelsey Grammer Had 'Mild' Heart Attack

Posted: 06/02/2008 - A spokesman for Kelsey Grammer says the "Frasier" star is recovering in a Hawaii hospital after a mild heart attack this weekend. Stan Rosenfield says Grammer is "resting comfortably" in an undisclosed hospital after being stricken Saturday. Rosenfield says the 53-year-old actor will be released early this week.

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Rock Pioneer Bo Diddley Dies at Age 79

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.

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Ashes of Pringles Can Designer Buried in His Work

Posted: 06/02/2008 - The man who designed the Pringles potato crisp packaging system was so proud of his accomplishment that a portion of his ashes has been buried in one of the iconic cans.

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