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Morgan Stanley 2nd Quarter Profit Falls 61%

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Morgan Stanley on Wednesday said fallout from the credit crisis caused a 61 percent slide in quarterly profit, an amount that would have been steeper if the investment bank didn't sell about $1.4 billion of assets.

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Oil Up Ahead of US Stock Prices

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Oil prices rebounded Wednesday on expectations that a U.S. government report to be released later in the day will show a drop in crude oil inventories.

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Veganic Farmers Work Without Animal Fertilizers

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The tradition of farming the land in northern New Mexico's Espanola Valley had been passed down from Don Bustos' Spanish ancestors who tilled the same soil centuries before.

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Chase Turns Sour for Lemonade Stand Robber

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Girl gives chase after man robs her lemonade stand, calls police. Officers were then able to convince the man, who is now being held on burglary charges, to come out of the home.

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Firefox 3 Released as Free Download

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The rush of users trying to download the popular browser slows the site fo nearly two hours. Organization trying to set record for most downloads in an 24-hour period.

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Hundreds of Gay Couples Wed Across California

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Couties across the Golden State begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, rushing to get hitched. San Diego Co. shattered its single day record for issuing licenses.

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Israel Confirms Ceasefire Thursday

Posted: 06/18/2008 - After a year of battling, Israel and Hamas agree to a six-month truce during which Israel will begin easing its blockade on Gaza and negotiations will pick up over the return of an Israeli soldier.

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FDA: Part of Mexico Cleared In Salmonella Probe

Posted: 06/18/2008 - One part of Mexico — Baja California — has been cleared of suspicion in the outbreak of salmonella-tainted tomatoes, which U.S. officials said Monday now has sickened 277 people.

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FDA Warns About Fraudulent Cancer Treatments

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on teas, supplements, creams and other products that falsely claim to cure, treat or prevent cancer even though they are not agency-approved drugs. All are available for sale on the Internet.

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AMA Takes No Action On Tobacco Bill Challenge

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Is menthol a flavor that should be banned from cigarettes? That's a tricky question, according to the American Medical Association whose members on Tuesday found themselves opposing some government health heavyweights.

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NATO, Afghan Troops Move Against Taliban

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Afghan and Canadian forces moved into a series of villages outside of southern Afghanistan's largest city Wednesday to root out any Taliban militants there, while an explosion elsewhere killed four British soldiers, officials said.

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Katie Holmes to Draw Big Bucks on Broadway

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The curtain goes up September 18 for Katie Holmes' Broadway debut. Holmes will perform on Broadway on September 18 for a preview performance of "All My Sons."

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Report: Exams Reveal Abuse, Torture of Detainees

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Former terrorist suspects detained by the United States were tortured, according to medical examinations detailed in a report released Wednesday by a human rights group.

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China Yuan Hits New High Against US Dollar

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The Chinese yuan kept climbing Wednesday, with the official "parity rate" set at an all-time high against the U.S. dollar as American and Chinese officials resumed talks centering on trade and other strategic issues.

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Obama Meets with National Security Advisory Group

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Barack Obama has scheduled the inaugural meeting Wednesday of what he's calling his Senior Working Group on National Security. It includes former members of Congress and high-ranking Clinton administration officials.

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Veganic Farmers Work Without Animal Fertilizers

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The tradition of farming the land in northern New Mexico's Espanola Valley had been passed down from Don Bustos' Spanish ancestors who tilled the same soil centuries before.

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Oil Eases Further Below $134 a Barrel

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Oil prices extended their decline Wednesday despite expectations that a U.S. government report to be released later in the day will show a drop in crude oil inventories.

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Floodwaters Threaten River Towns in Ill., Mo.

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Floodwaters that bedeviled Iowans for the past week have flowed out of the state and are now threatening Mississippi Rivers towns in Illinois and Missouri.

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Actress-Dancer Cyd Charise Dies At Age 86

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Cyd Charisse, the long-legged beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died Tuesday. She was 86.

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Sealed Documents From R. Kelly Trial Re-Opened

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Documents unsealed from the R. Kelly child pornography trial include claims from the prosecution's star witness that an employee of the R&B star threatened her.

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'Oz', '2001', 'Vertigo' Among AFI's 10 Top 10 Lists

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Films featuring Snow White, Dorothy Gale and the HAL 9000 were among the No. 1 picks Tuesday on the AFI's top-10 lists of the finest flicks in 10 genres, including mystery, Westerns, sports tales and courtroom dramas.

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