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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Visits Iraq

Posted: 05/17/2008 - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a top Democratic critic of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, met with the Iraqi prime minister Saturday during a surprise visit to Baghdad.

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Bush Pivots To Arab Side Of Mideast Peace Dispute

Posted: 05/17/2008 - President Bush pivoted to the Arab side of the Mideast peace dispute on Saturday, and got a far less glowing reception from his Egyptian host — a key player in the long-running

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FDA Orders Texas Plant to Shut Down, Recall Seafood

Posted: 05/16/2008 - FDA orders Hope Food Supply to shut down its Pasadena, TX plant. The agency says the company failed to develop safety standards that put its products at risk for bacteria contamination.

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Huckabee Quips about Gun aimed at Obama during Speech to NRA

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Speaking to the NRA Friday, former GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was interrupted by a loud noise offstage. He responded with a joke that it was Barack Obama diving to the floor because someone had pointed a gun at him.

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Impact of canceled oil shipments into government reserve unclear

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The Bush administration says it is suspending oil deliveries into the government's Strategic Petroleum Reserve through the end of the year. It's not clear what impact the move will have on oil or gasoline prices. The reserve is 97-percent full.

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Saudis Rebuff Bush As Oil Hits New High

Posted: 05/16/2008 - President Bush's second stab this year at getting oil-rich Saudi Arabia to increase production and drive down the soaring gasoline prices hurting U.S. consumers appears to have again failed.

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France's Orange Signs New IPhone Deal with Apple

Posted: 05/16/2008 - French wireless operator Orange said Friday it has signed a deal with Apple Inc. to sell its iPhone in the Middle East, Africa and several European countries.

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Louisiana Teenager Accused of Poisoning Teacher

Posted: 05/16/2008 - A 16-year-old student is accused of poisoning his teacher, who went to the hospital with "severe intestinal distress" after the teen spiked a soft drink with eye drops, authorities said.

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Flight Attendant Accused of Setting fire on airplane

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Court documents said Eder Rojas, of the Twin Cities suburb of Woodbury, told authorities he was upset at the airline for making him work a route. "Rojas further stated that he was preparing his cart to serve the passengers, he set the cart up, went back to the lavatory and reached in with his right hand and lit the paper towels with the lighter," court documents said.

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FDA orders Texas plant to shut down, recall smoked seafood

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Federal health authorities are directing a Pasadena, Texas, company to shut down and recall all its dried smoked catfish steaks and other smoked seafood produced since June 2007 because it failed to develop safety standards.

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Obama Criticizes McCain, Bush on Appeasement Talk

Posted: 05/16/2008 - WATERTOWN, S.D. - Barack Obama rebuked Republican rival John McCain and President Bush for "dishonest, divisive" attacks in hinting that the Democratic presidential candidate would appease terrorists, staunchly defending his national security credentials for the general election campaign.

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Alabama Sheriffs Feed Inmates on $1.75 a Day

Posted: 05/16/2008 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over.

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Saudis See No Reason to Raise Oil Production Now

Posted: 05/16/2008 - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's leaders made clear Friday they see no reason to increase oil production until customers demand it, apparently rebuffing President Bush amid soaring U.S. gasoline prices.

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Surprise rebound in housing, outlook still shaky

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The Commerce Department reported Friday that housing construction rose by 8.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.03 million units. Building of single-family homes continued to weaken, however. The growth came from a big jump in apartment construction.

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