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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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Kennedy out of "Successful" Brain Surgery

Posted: 06/02/2008 - 76-year old Sen. Ted Kennedy underwent three-and-a-half hours of surgery on a malignant brain tumor Monday at Duke University Medical Center. Surgeons call it a success. The next step is expected to be chemotherapy and radiation.

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GOP Candidate McCain Readies Campaign

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Sen. John McCain plans Tuesday night speech in Louisiana to coincide with the final Democratic primaries and the start of the national campaign. The presumed GOP nominee will highlight his fight for government reform.

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Cheney Urged to Apologize for West Virginia Joke

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney says remarks he made at the National Press Club were an "inappropriate attempt at humor." West Virginia leaders call them "insulting" and "disrespectful." The VP remarked about having Cheneys on both sides of his family.

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Spell-check Runs Amok in Penn. Yearbook

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Alessandro Ippolito becomes Alexandria Impolite after going through a computer's spell checker. Other students have their names inadvertently changed when the errors aren't corrected before publication.

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Texas Judge Orders Return of Polygamists' Children

Posted: 06/02/2008 - More than four hundred children are on their way home this week after the Texas State Supreme Court ruled that they must be returned to their parents, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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Stocks Down after Tepid Economic Data, Bank Shakeups

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Wall Street retreated sharply Monday on more signs of economic weakness and on executive shake-ups at two major banks — reminders of the ongoing fallout from the credit crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 140 points.

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Brangelina Buzz Sweeps South of France

Posted: 06/02/2008 - This pastoral sliver of the south of France has been abuzz ever since reports emerged last week that the Brangelina clan was moving in - confirmed by the mayor of the village in question, Correns.

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Study: Kids' Cancer Rates highest in Northeast

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Experts say even they were surprised when the first large-scale government study to look at childhood cancer rates by region showed the highest rates in the Northeast.

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Wachovia Board Forces Out CEO Ken Thompson

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Head of the nation's forth largest bank forced out Monday as the institution feels the effects of the weakening economy and the stock sits at less than half its 53-week high.

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Water Pressure Blamed for Universal Studios Damage

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Firefighter claim there was a lack of water pressure while they battled the nearly two block wide blaze which tore through some of Hollywood's most famous sets, including the Back to the Future clock tower.

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Adobe Releases New Acrobat with Flash Technology

Posted: 06/02/2008 - New version of popular document program will allow users to place video and audio within the popular pdf format files, commonly used so documents can be read across platforms.

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Some Men Braved The 'Sex And The City' Premiere

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Whatever you think of the film or the HBO series that spawned it, the jammed cinemas were an intimidating place for any heterosexual male to venture. The scene at one New York City theater during the opening weekend for "Sex and the City," turned multiplexes across the country into a kind of feminine ground zero.

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Clinton Goes After Obama Superdelegates

Posted: 06/02/2008 - The Illinois Senator and Democratic front-runner responded to reports of his opponents last ditch effort with a reported shrug as he began focusing his campaign on the presumptive Republican nominee, Ariz. Senator John McCain.

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Tatum O'Neal Arrested Buying Drugs

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Police say Academy Award-winning actress Tatum O'Neal has been arrested after buying crack cocaine near her home in Manhattan.

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Space Shuttle Closes in on Space Station

Updated: 06/02/2008 - NASA's Shuttle Discovery closed in on the international space station early Monday with a super-size delivery: a scientific lab that's as big as a school bus.

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Kennedy Out After "Successful" Brain Surgery

Updated: 06/02/2008 - The seventy-six year-old senator from Massachusetts wtells his wife he feels like a million bucks after a three and a half hour procedure to remove a malignant glioma.

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