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Pentagon announces charges in USS Cole bombing

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Pentagon said Monday it is charging a Saudi Arabian with "organizing and directing" the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole - and will seek the death penalty.

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Oil Prices Pass $143 A Barrel; US Gas Hits High

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Oil prices surged past $143 a barrel for the first time ever Monday, and the price for a gallon of gas hit an all-time high in the United States. Supply concerns and a fragile global economy continue to drive the price of oil to new highs, as well as continued tensions in the Middle East.

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Beijing Boasts Stunning New Buildings

Posted: 06/30/2008 - This ancient capital city, long known for the architectural splendor of its centuries-old palaces and temples, is getting a new look that could have been plucked from science fiction.

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Researchers Make Noises Of Pre-Columbian Society

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Scientists were fascinated by the ghostly find: a human skeleton buried in an Aztec temple with a clay, skull-shaped whistle in each bony hand. But no one blew into the noisemakers for nearly 15 years. When someone finally did, the shrill, windy screech made the spine tingle. If death had a sound, this was it.

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Want Scientific Immortality? Name A Sea Worm.

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Jeff Goodhartz will have his name live on after paying $5000 to have a newfound sea worm named after him. Goodhartz bought the naming rights from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which unveiled its name-a-species program earlier this year.

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Hollywood's Latest Sequel: "Strike II"?

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Just months after resolving a strike with their writers, Hollywood braces for another strike, this time by the Screen Actors Guild.

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Chilling Leads In Pregnant Soldier Death

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Army said that a fellow soldier is being looked at as a person of interest; while a local newspaper received a letter from someone claiming to be a serial killer.

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Afghan Civilian Deaths Up 62%, U.N. Says

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Nearly seven hundred civilians have been killed this year, up almost two-thirds over last year, as the war in Afghanistan approaches its seventh year.

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Weather Kills Child At Alabama Air Show

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Witnesses reported that strong winds knocked over a row of tents causing a generator to fall onto a five year-old boy at an air show in Huntsville, Ala.

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Don't Fear The Vista From Your Windows

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Larry Magid takes another look at Microsoft's Vista as its previous XP operating is being removed as an option for new computer buyers.

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Supermodel's Death Ruled Suicide

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Cover model for European Vogue magazine fell to her death from her Manhattan apartment building Saturday, accoerding to the New York Post and Newsday.

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Blind Special Forces Soldier: Determined To Serve

Posted: 06/30/2008 - When Capt. Ivan Castro joined the Army, he set goals: to jump out of planes, kick in doors and lead soldiers into combat. He achieved them all. Then the mortar round landed five feet away, blasting away his sight.

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Cops: "Hypermiling" Often Risky, Illegal

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Cops warn that many of the techniques that drivers use in order to increase gas mileage can be illegal as well as extremely dangerous

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Uncle Of Missing Vermont Girl Arrested

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Vermont State Police said Sunday the uncle of a missing 12-year-old girl — one of the last people to see her before she vanished — has been arrested on unrelated sex charges.

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Vets OK Sea Turtle Dylan For Release Into The Wild

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Weighing 150 pounds and strong enough to require five men to wrestle her out of her saltwater tank, Dylan the sea turtle is ready to be set free after nine years in captivity and a final checkup by her veterinarian.

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Microsoft To Stop Selling Windows XP Monday

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to stop selling its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers Monday, despite protests from a slice of PC users who don't want to be forced into using XP's successor, Vista.

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Verizon Wireless Gets Rhapsody Music Subscriptions

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Cell phones are becoming more useful devices for listening to music. Verizon Wireless is introducing Rhapsody's subscription music service Monday, allowing its customers to download as much music as they want to their phones for $15 per month.

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Clark: McCain A Hero, But Lacks Command Experience

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, a former Democratic presidential candidate now supporting Barack Obama, said Sunday John McCain's military service does not automatically qualify him to be commander in chief.

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Maher and Shandling Honor George Carlin at Service

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Around 150 people joined the famous comedian's family for a private ceremony in which fellow comedians Gary Shandling, Bill Maher, and others remembered Carlin as a man with no enemies.

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Bush Administration Freezing Cuts in Medicare Fees

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Bush administration said Monday it is freezing a scheduled 10 percent fee cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients, giving Congress time to act to prevent the cuts when lawmakers return from a July 4 recess.

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Mugabe Looks For Support At African Summit

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was welcomed by his peers Monday, strolling into an African Union summit where leaders were unlikely to criticize him despite Western calls for them to condemn his widely discredited re-election.

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Mugabe Looks for Support at African Summit

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The U.N. has said it intends to bring the issue of Zimbabwe's disputed election before the security council this week as western leaders urge the AU to reject the one-man runoff election results.

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UN: US Food Aid Arrives In North Korea

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A U.S. ship carrying thousands of tons of food aid has arrived in North Korea, after the communist nation agreed to expanded international assistance for its impoverished people, the U.N. food agency said Monday.

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U.N.: U.S. Food Aid Arrives in N. Korea

Posted: 06/30/2008 - World Food Program said the first 37,000 tons of wheat arrived in North Korea Monday. It is the first installment of a promised half-million tons given to the communist nation as a result of negotiations over its nuclear program.

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