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Obama Asks Supporters to Help Clinton Pay Off Debt

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The presumptive Democratic nominee is asking his top fundraisers help his toughest opponent in the primaries pay down some of the debt she accumulated during the campaign.

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Report: Dutrow Faces Ban for Horse's Positive Test

Updated: 06/25/2008 - A horse trained by Rick Dutrow tested positive for twice the allowable level of Clenbuterol, a bronchodilator that helps burn fat and promote muscle growth, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

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Hamas Says It Will Not Police Truce with Israel

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Hamas tells Israel that it remains committed to the six-month cease-fire and is exerting pressure on Islamic Jihad, the group which claimed responsibility for the recent firing of rockets across the Gaza border, but it will not police the truce.

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Voters Split Over McCain, Obama Views on Iraq

Updated: 07/02/2008 - While a strong majority oppose the war in Iraq and believe it should not have been fought, many still trust McCain's experience militarily despite his adament opposition to their views.

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Durable Goods Orders Unchanged after 2 Declines

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Orders to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods were basically flat in May as strength in demand for aircraft and computers was offset by widespread weakness elsewhere.

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Mortgage Bill Could Pass Senate Wednesday

Posted: 06/25/2008 - New deal would authorize the FHA to lend more than $3000 million in new mortgages, but the new deal could wait to go into effect because of a threatened veto by the President.

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MasterCard to Pay $1.8 Billion to Settle AmEx Suit

Posted: 06/25/2008 - American Express said Wednesday MasterCard will pay it as much as $1.8 billion to settle an antitrust lawsuit, as it warned credit losses may increase as business conditions deteriorate.

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Dennis Rodman Pleads No Contest to Spousal Battery

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery Tuesday and was ordered to undergo counseling and to perform highway or other physical labor.

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3 U.S. Troops Dead In Northern Iraq Blast

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Six other people, including an interpreter, were also killed in the explosion when a bomb detonated inside a Sadr City office. Elsewhere in the Iraqi capital, an explosion kills three people in injures seven more.

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Fed Talking Tough on the Threat of Inflation

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Many analysts believe that, after two days of meetings, the Federal Reserve will start threatening interest rate hikes to fight inflation, but will not actually raise them after this meeting.

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6 Dead in Henderson, Ky., Plastics Plant Shooting

Updated: 06/25/2008 - Kentucky man apparently went home while on break to get his gun after an argument with his supervisor. Two other victims were injured in the shooting, they were taken via helicopter to a hospital

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Leaves Dutch Embassy

Updated: 06/25/2008 - Violence-wracked Zimbabwe needs United Nations peacekeepers to help prepare the way for new elections, the country's opposition leader said in a call from his haven at the Dutch Embassy.

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Canadian Man Dies after being Tasered by Police

Posted: 06/24/2008 - A Canadian citizen's group said Tuesday that it was investigating the death of a man shortly after police used a Taser gun to subdue him - the latest in a rash of deaths involving the high-voltage weapons.

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Nebraska Man Accused of Firing Crossbow at Neighbor

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Lincoln police arrest a 49-year-old man accused of firing a crossbow at his neighbor. Officer Katie Flood said the man got into an argument with his 25-year-old neighbor about the breed of the neighbor's dog Saturday evening. The owner said the dog was a pit bull, but older man said it was a Labrador.

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Man in India Jailed for Caring for Orphaned Bear

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Ram Singh MundaA brought an orphaned bear cub home from the forests of India to console his 6-year-old daughter, who had just lost her mother. Ram was arrested and jailed for violating wildlife laws, the bear was sent to a zoo where it refuses to eat and his daughter was sent to a state-run boarding school.

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Chavez defends candidate blacklist

Posted: 06/24/2008 - President Hugo Chavez defended Venezuela's top anti-corruption official on Tuesday for barring roughly 400 potential candidates - most from the opposition - from running in upcoming elections.

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Shanghai to Restrict Dissidents During Olympics

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Shanghai has banned dissidents, Falun Gong members and other regime critics from leaving the city during the August Olympics, a human rights group said Tuesday.

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6 Allegedly Steal Electronics from Moving Trailer

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Six Romanians have been arrested on allegations they stole mobile phones and laptops from the back of a tractor-trailer as they followed it down a German autobahn at 60 miles an hour, Dortmund police said Tuesday.

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OPEC President: No Need to Raise Supply

Posted: 06/24/2008 - OPEC President Chakib Khelil said Tuesday that oil producers saw no need to raise supply and blamed record oil prices on factors outside the cartel's control, such as U.S. pressure on Iran and the weak U.S. dollar.

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Spokeswoman: Amy Winehouse doesn't have emphysema

Posted: 06/24/2008 - A discrepancy regarding the health of Amy Winehouse arose after the Grammy-winning singer's father said she had early stage emphysema brought on by smoking crack cocaine and cigarettes.

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