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U.N. Chief Convinces Myanmar To Accept Aid

Posted: 05/23/2008 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emerges from meeting with junta boss, apparently victorious after assurances that the government will allow in all aid workers.

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Audit: Iraq Contracts Skirted Fraud Rules

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A Defense Department probe finds Pentagon paid nearly $8 billion with little or no oversight, or even proof of work and claims nearly every contract flouted federal laws and regulations.

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AP: McCain Appears Healthy, Cancer-Free

Posted: 05/23/2008 - The Republican candidate releases his medical records after a long delay, hoping to ease voters fears about his age. Doctor says she can find no evidence of new developing skin cancers.

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Troubled Sanyo Swings Back to Profit

Updated: 05/22/2008 - Sanyo Electric Co., which has been struggling to turn around its scandal-plagued business, swung to profit in the fiscal year through March for the first time in four years, the Japanese electronics maker said Thursday.

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Manson Ranch Dig Called Off with No Bodies Found

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Investigators and scientists went to Charles Manson's last hideout to hunt for clandestine graves that could contain other possible victims. The closest thing they found were animal bones.

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Indian Children Burn Toy Guns in Protest

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Hundreds of children from a village in India's insurgency-wracked northeast have burned their toy guns in a symbolic protest against the violence that surrounds them, activists said Thursday.

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Scientists Witness Start of Star's Explosive Death

Posted: 05/22/2008 - In a stroke of cosmic luck, astronomers for the first time witnessed the start of one of the universe's most fiery events: the end of a star's life as it exploded into a supernova.

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Democrats Adopt Boisterous Puerto Rican Style

Posted: 05/22/2008 - To win Puerto Rico's presidential primary, both the Clinton and Obama camps are campaigning in the boisterous, face-to-face "boricua style" favored on this Caribbean island.

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Drug Industry Contributing More to Democrats

Posted: 05/22/2008 - In a sharp reversal, drug and medical device companies are giving more money to Democrats than Republicans this election season, one more sign of the campaign difficulties the GOP could face this November.

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California Quake Scientists Detail Impact of 'Big One'

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The "Big One," as earthquake scientists imagine it in a detailed, first-of-its-kind script, unzips California's mighty San Andreas Fault north of the Mexican border. In less than two minutes, Los Angeles and its sprawling suburbs are shaking like a bowl of jelly.

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Commander: Al-Qaida in Iraq is at its Weakest

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The al-Qaida terror group in Iraq appears to be at its weakest state since it gained an initial foothold in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion five years ago, the acting commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Wednesday in an Associated Press interview.

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Jobless claims drop to lowest level in 4 weeks

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The number of newly laid off workers filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level in a month. The Labor Department reported Thursday that applications for jobless benefits totaled 365,000, down by 9,000 from last week. Economists had expected claims to rise slightly.

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US to review Gitmo juvenile numbers

Posted: 05/22/2008 - U.S. officials said Thursday they will review whether more juveniles were detained at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay than the eight they have reported.

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Flight Delays Costing U.S. $41 Billion

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The congressional Joint Economic Committee, in a report released Thursday, found that the total cost of domestic air traffic delays to the American economy in 2007 was almost $41 billion.

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Cop Gets 4 ½ Years In Death Of 92-Year-Old

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A city police officer was sentenced Thursday to 4 1/2 years in prison for lying to investigators about a botched drug raid that ended in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman.

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Petraeus Eyes Sept. Troop Cuts Decision

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday he is likely to recommend further U.S. troop reductions in Iraq but will not promise more details until September - timing that plunges the four-star Army general into the heart of this year's presidential elections.

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California Wildfire Burns Out Of Control

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A wind-whipped wildfire burning out of control in central California mountains destroyed buildings and threatened several rural homes Thursday morning, closing schools and prompting some evacuations.

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Huge Twister Tears through Colorado

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Authorities report at least one death from a huge tornado that hit near Denver Thursday afternoon. Damage is still being assessed, but there are reports of buildings destroyed and power knocked out.

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U.S. Travel Plans Hit The Skids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - As the cost of oil continues its surge, it is almost certain to dampen travel plans for millions of Americans heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the upcoming summer months.

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Happy 125th Birthday, Brooklyn Bridge!

Posted: 05/22/2008 - And it can still draw a crowd. Thousands of people are expected at the bridge's 125th birthday blowout Thursday, with fireworks, a Navy flyover, a colorful new lighting scheme and the debut of a tribute song scheduled to honor the storied span. It opened on May 24, 1883.

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Fan Dies After 150-Foot Stadium Plunge

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Alcohol was a factor in the death of a 25-year-old man who fell down a stairwell at Turner Field during the game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. Justin Hayes of Cumming, Ga., suffered head injuries Wednesday night and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. He fell about 150 feet from the club level to the landing on the field level during the eighth inning.

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Obama Faults McCain; Clinton Mulls Delegate Fight

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Barack Obama criticized likely general election rival John McCain on Wednesday where it could hurt most - the Arizona senator's reputation as a champion of ethics. Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile, raised the possibility she might carry her fight to the Democratic convention floor.

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Tornado Rips Through N. Colorado; 1 Killed

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A large tornado tore through several northern Colorado towns on Thursday, flipping over tractor-trailers, ripping roofs off buildings and killing at least one person.

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Court: Texas Had No Right Taking Sect Kids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A Texas appeals court said Thursday that the state had no right to take more than 400 children from a polygamist sect's ranch, a ruling that could unravel one of the biggest child-custody cases in U.S. history.

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