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Iraqi Lawmakers, Sardists Sign Four-Day Cease-Fire

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Representatives of firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and lawmakers from Iraq's main Shiite political bloc signed a four-day cease-fire Monday in an effort to end seven weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City slum.

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Earthquake Death Toll Could Reach 5,000

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Chinese state media say 3,000 to 5,000 people have died in one county in Sichuan province alone from a massive earthquake. Another source says that another 10,000 people were believed hurt in Beichuan county after the 7.8-magnitude quake.

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Will Edie Ever Return to `Desperate Housewives'?

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A shocker on the tube Sunday on ABC when Edie packed up and left Wisteria Lane at the end of Sunday's "Desperate Housewives," viewers were caught by surprise.

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Stocks Headed for Moderately Higher Open as Oil Falls

Posted: 05/12/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a moderately higher open Monday as oil prices ticked lower and the dollar advanced. Wall Street just had its first negative week in a month and investors will look to a flurry of economic figures due this week to determine where the economy might be headed.

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Jury Selection to Start in R. Kelly's Trial

Posted: 05/12/2008 - R. Kelly's attorneys in his child pornography trial are expected to begin questioning 150 potential jurors Monday, and it's unlikely any of his fans will be chosen to hear the allegations against one of urban music's biggest stars.

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'Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites' Winner Crowned

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Parvati was the last woman standing on "Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites." The 25-year-old boxer and charity organizer from Los Angeles outwitted, outlasted and outplayed her competitors — both "favorite" former castaways and "fan" contestants — to claim the title of "Sole Survivor" and the CBS reality show's $1 million prize during Sunday's live finale.

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New Top Of The Line Blackberry Doubles Screen Resolution

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Research In Motion Ltd. on Monday is introducing its first major new BlackBerry model in more than a year: the Bold, a high-end model that further demonstrates the company's desire to make tools for both work and play.

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Data From Columbia Disk Drives Survive Shuttle Accident

Posted: 05/12/2008 - During Columbia's fateful mission, the drive had been used to store data from a scientific experiment on the properties of liquid xenon. Most of the information was radioed to Earth during Columbia's voyage. Edwards was able to recover the remainder, allowing researchers to publish the experiment in the April issue of a science journal, Physical Review E.

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Iraqi Officials: Turkey Hits Kurdish Bases In Iraq

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Turkish jets struck suspected Kurdish rebel targets close to the border in northern Iraq. There was no immediate confirmation of the airstrikes from the Turkish military, but if confirmed it would be the third straight night of air attacks on the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

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First U.S. Aid Lands In Myanmar

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The first U.S. relief airlift arrived in Myanmar on Monday after prolonged negotiations with the country's isolationist junta, which considers Washington its enemy and has restricted international aid to as many as 2 million cyclone victims.

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Fans flocking to see 'Sex and the City' — in the city

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Forget the Empire State Building. Some New York tourists are eager to see the city's other landmarks: Carrie's stoop, Charlotte's gallery and that restaurant where Samantha threw a martini in a boyfriend's face.

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Apple agrees to settle iPod lawsuit

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Apple Inc. has agreed to settle a pair of class-action lawsuits in Canada alleging it misled customers about the staying power of their iPods, the latest courtroom truce over the dwindling battery life of early generations of the device.

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EBay's PayPal rule in Australia draws fire

Posted: 05/11/2008 - EBay Inc. is exploring whether to require customers to use its online payment service PayPal, a move that has angered users and prompted antitrust scrutiny in Australia, where a PayPal-only.

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Documents indicate that Chavez helped Colombia rebels

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Documents that Colombia says it recovered from a slain guerrilla leader give the clearest indication yet that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought to arm and finance insurgents across the border.

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Sudan cuts ties with Chad

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Sudan severed ties with Chad Sunday, accusing its neighbor of backing a rebel assault on the capital and raising the possibility of new border clashes that could worsen Darfur's humanitarian crisis.

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Rebate excludes many taxpayers with foreign spouses

Posted: 05/11/2008 - When lawmakers decided to send out the checks, ranging from $300 to $600 per adult taxpayer, plus another $300 for each child, they formulated it so only taxpayers who have Social Security numbers would qualify.

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Preserving Old Movies, At 40 Degrees

Posted: 05/11/2008 - While Scarlett O'Hara stayed cool at home, Dorothy Gale took a year out to go skipping down a digital yellow brick road in a Hollywood film lab.

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