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Oil Prices Drop Below $127 a Barrel

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Oil prices dropped below $127 a barrel Wednesday in Asia, extending a decline of more than $3 in the previous session on a growing sense that soaring prices have cut demand for gasoline and other fuel.

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Can Women Alone Make 'Sex and the City' a Hit?

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Can a pure chick flick become a hit? Yes, if it draws a diverse enough swath of female moviegoers. For "Sex and the City," that will be the big question.

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David Cook Goes on Date With Ex-'Idol' Contestant

Updated: 05/27/2008 - David Cook says he's dating an "American Idol" alum. The newly crowned "Idol" winner said Tuesday on "Live With Regis and Kelly" that he recently had a dinner date with former "Idol" contestant Kimberly Caldwell.

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US on Track to Break Record For Tornadoes

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Another week, another rumbling train of tornadoes that obliterates entire city blocks, smashing homes to their foundations and killing people even as they cower in their basements.

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Gas Thieves Puncture Tanks, Steal Fuel; SUVs Easier Targets

Posted: 05/27/2008 - The soaring price of crude oil has turned gas tanks into a cache of valuable booty, and Fortin has replaced several tanks punctured or drilled by thieves thirsting for the nearly $4-a-gallon fuel inside.

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ADHD Costly In Adult Work Time

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Study: attention deficit disorder in adults can cause loss of nearly a month's work per year.

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Health Problems Reared for Kids who Lived in FEMA Trailers

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Thousands of FEMA trailers may have formaldehyde fumes up to five times the safe level. The levels were found in trailers sent to the Gulf Coast in 2006. It's feared the fumed may lead to lifelong health problems for children who lived in them.

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Study Suggests Antidepressants for Stroke Victims

Posted: 05/27/2008 - A study in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association says giving antidepressants to stroke patients right away can prevent development of depression. Depressoin is a common complication of stroke.

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New Figures Show Childhood Obesity may be Leveling-off

Posted: 05/27/2008 - New figures show the percentages of kids considered overweight or obese stayed the same from 2003-2004 to 2005-2006. However, experts say it could be a statistical fluke, so efforts to improve kids' eating and exercise habits must continue.

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Red Cross Fears Rise in "Food Violence"

Posted: 05/27/2008 - With food riots already reported in Haiti, Egypt and Somalia, the head of the International Red Cross says he's worried food-related violence will increase. The Red Cross has added $60 million to its food assistance budget for 2008.

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UN Staffers Enter Myanmar's Cyclone Zone

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Foreign aid workers have begun entering areas in Myanmar hard-hit by a cyclone. The country's military junta has blocked them for more than three weeks. The U.N. says 1.5 million people remain in dire need of aid.

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Diplomats Eyed for Iraq Duty

Posted: 05/27/2008 - AP reports the State Department issued a notice Tuesday saying it's identified foreign service officers who are well-qualified to work at the American Embassy in Baghdad and in outlying provinces. Those on the list will be urged to volunteer for the duty.

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PTSD Cases Rise, More Cases Unknown

Posted: 05/27/2008 - The Pentagon reports 40,000 cases of post-traumatic stress disorder have been diagnosed since 2003. But officials believe the actual number of troops with the condition is higher - many just aren't getting help.

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Teen Accused of School Bombing Plot Avoids Most Serious Charges

Posted: 05/27/2008 - An 18-year old South Carolina teen was indicted on three explosives charges related to a plot to blow up his high school. However, prosecutors decided against charging him with using a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a life sentence.

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Settlement Reached for Online Real Estate Agents

Posted: 05/27/2008 - A court settlement means the National Association of Realtors may no longer block internet-based agents from the group's multiple listing service. A government report found limiting their access prevented consumers from getting cost savings.

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