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Dixon Holds off Meira to Win Indianapolis 500

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Scott Dixon stayed ahead of the trouble, got a boost from his crew and drove to his first Indianapolis 500 victory Sunday. Danica Patrick failed to finish for the first time in four trips to Indy, though it wasn't her fault.

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Casino mogul hosts wounded soldiers in Vegas

Posted: 05/25/2008 - All too familiar with the gambles of war, Jimmy Kinsey, Kyle Riley and a few dozen fellow soldiers landed in the desert. But for these guys this Memorial Day, the most at stake is a few bucks.

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NATO sees rise of militant activity in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Insurgent activity is rising in Afghanistan despite recent peace agreements between the new government of neighboring Pakistan and Islamic militants in a tribal area along the countries' border, a NATO official said Sunday.

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Firefighters make progress on California wildfire

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Calmer, cooler weather helped firefighters get a handle Sunday on a destructive wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains that has brought a fierce start to the state's fire season.

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Preservationists fight to save historic district

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The day Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church crumbled into shards of bricks and a pile of rubble, tears filled the eyes of the people who had tried to save the historic structure.

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Inspiration for 'Family Circus' Mommy dies at 82

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Thelma Keane, the inspiration for the Mommy character in the long-running "Family Circus" comic created by her husband, Bil Keane, has died. She was 82. She died Friday of Alzheimer's disease, the family said.

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FDA warns mothers about nipple cream

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned women not to use or purchase Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises Inc. of San Rafael, Calif.

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Immigrants fleeing South Africa after deadly attacks

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Hundreds of immigrants boarded crowded buses for Mozambique and other African nations Thursday, passing bags and even babies through the windows in a rush to flee violent attacks against outsiders that have left 42 dead.

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Obama says his Cuba policy is based on 'Libertad'

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama, who once said he would meet Cuban leader Raul Castro without preconditions, added Friday that he would do so "only when we have an opportunity to advance the interests of the United States and to advance the cause of freedom for the Cuban people."

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Spielberg movie angers Russia's Communist Party

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Members of Russia's Communist Party are calling for a nationwide boycott of the new Indiana Jones movie, saying it aims to undermine communist ideology and distort history.

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Leaders told battle to stem global warming slowing

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The world is losing momentum in the battle against global warming, the U.N. climate chief warned on Saturday, urging environmental ministers from wealthy nations to revive the effort by setting clear targets for reducing greenhouse gases.

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US residents in military brigs? Govt says it's war

Posted: 05/25/2008 - If his cell were at Guantanamo Bay, the prisoner would be just one of hundreds of suspected terrorists detained offshore, where the U.S. says the Constitution does not apply.

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37 killed in caste riots in India

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Authorities invited leaders of one of India's lowest castes for talks as the death toll rose to 37 Sunday from three days of bloody demonstrations over caste classification.

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Death toll from quake rises to 62,664

Posted: 05/25/2008 - A Chinese government spokesman says the death toll has risen to 62,664 from the massive earthquake that hit Sichuan province nearly two weeks ago.

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Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye weds in California

Posted: 05/25/2008 - U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the third most senior member of the Senate, married Irene Hirano in a small private ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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76-year-old man oldest to scale Mount Everest

Posted: 05/25/2008 - A 76-year-old Nepalese man reached the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday and became the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain, a tourism official said.

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Paul Hamm isn't ruling out Beijing Olympics

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Never, ever count Paul Hamm out. Not when he appears to be out of the running for an Olympic medal, not when he's taken 2 1/2 years off. Not even when he's got a broken hand.

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High gas prices give boost to small town bus plant

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Soaring fuel prices are proving to be a pain for most people in the country, but they may have helped save the jobs of hundreds of workers in North Dakota's oldest town.

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'Indiana Jones' unearths $126M in box office gold

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Indiana Jones unearthed box office gold at domestic theaters with a performance that puts it on track to become the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,081

Posted: 05/25/2008 - As of Sunday, May 25, 2008, at least 4,081 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Clinton speaks of faith in face of adversity

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday offered a spiritual defense for continuing her presidential campaign, as she sought to put to rest the uproar over her comments about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

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Soldier-brothers see all sides of war

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Mitch Bocik waddles to the putting green, his legs bent and unsteady, his putter doubling as a cane. For balance, his left hand grips the right shoulder of D.J. Engel, his half brother and almost constant companion.

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Business gets condor experts' silence in land deal

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Biologist Noel Snyder got an intriguing call from a development-company representative a day after it announced it was moving forward with plans to build nearly 3,500 luxury homes, condos and hotels on land used by the endangered California condor.

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