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Police raid Zimbabwe opposition headquarters

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Zimbabwe's opposition leader took refuge in the Dutch Embassy after pulling out of the presidential runoff, and dozens of his supporters were hustled away by police in a raid on party headquarters Monday.

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Police Shootout in Crowded Denver District Kills 1

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A early-morning gunfight in Denver's crowded entertainment district Sunday ended with police fatally shooting one man and critically wounding another after both allegedly fired a shotgun at officers.

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Cohen, Cotillard, Cody asked into Oscar ranks

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Sacha Baron Cohen, Marion Cotillard, Ruby Dee and Jet Li have been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club - the group that hands out the Academy Awards.

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Big Box on `The Sopranos'

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A a 30-disc box set with every episode of the HBO series "The Sopranos" weighs in at nearly 10 pounds.

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Defense claims murder-suicide in Briton's trial

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A defense attorney for a British man accused of killing his wife and 9-month-old daughter told a jury Monday that his wife shot the baby and committed suicide, and that he covered up her actions to "protect her honor."

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Strained states to make cuts felt by everyone

Posted: 06/23/2008 - With a new fiscal year beginning in most states next week, budget cuts are about to bite. That means less money for school children in Florida, the end of help with utility bills for poor Rhode Islanders and a good chance tuition will increase at Auburn University in Alabama.

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Philip Morris USA pulls new filter cigarettes

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Philip Morris USA, the nation's No. 1 tobacco company, said Monday it has ended test markets of Marlboro-branded cigarettes that use a high-technology filter.

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Bigger tax write-off ready for high-cost fuel

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The Internal Revenue Service, citing the drain that high gas prices are having on people's finances, said Monday it is raising the automobile mileage rate that businesses and others can claim.

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Charges filed in shooting of pregnant bank teller

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A man accused of shooting a pregnant teller during a bank robbery and causing her to lose the twins she was carrying was charged Monday with two counts of killing a fetus, among other charges.

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GM to raise prices on 2009 models, cut production

Posted: 06/23/2008 - General Motors Corp. told dealers Monday it plans to raise prices on 2009 models by an average of 3.5 percent despite a tough market that is forcing the automaker to cut production and discount its 2008 models.

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Carlin to be Given Mark Twain Prize Posthumously

Posted: 06/23/2008 - With George Carlin already informed of the honor, the Mark Twain Prize for Comedy presentation in November will become a tribute to the comic. Carlin died Sunday. He was 71-years old.

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United Airlines cutting 950 pilot jobs

Posted: 06/23/2008 - United Airlines said Monday it plans to eliminate about 950 pilot jobs beginning this summer in addition to an already announced plan to cut 1,600 salaried positions and reduce its fleet.

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Brain injuries cause half of seniors' fall deaths

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The elderly fear breaking a hip when they fall, but a government study indicates that hitting their head can also have deadly consequences: Brain injuries account for half of all deaths from falls.

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Stocks End Mostly Lower As Oil Prices Advance

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Stocks stalled Monday, ending mostly lower after rising oil prices and ongoing worries about the financial sector gave investors little reason to buy a day ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting.

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Va. Judge Imposes Death in Guard, Deputy Slaying

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A jail escapee who set off a manhunt near Virginia Tech's campus by killing a hospital guard and later, a sheriff's deputy, was sentenced to death Monday despite his attorney's pleas for leniency.

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Scuffles Break Out In Line for Wis. Food Vouchers

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Pushing and shoving broke out Monday among some of the 2,500 people hit hard by recent floods who lined up outside a county office in hopes of collecting free food vouchers.

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Pastor: Haggard has Left 'Restoration Program'

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The evangelist forced out of his job after being caught up in a sex scandal involving a male prostitute has left a "spiritual restoration program" and no longer has any ties to the megachurch he founded, the congregation's new pastor said Sunday.

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Attorneys Say Delaware Execution Went Bad

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Delaware prison officials botched the execution of a murderer who was put to death three years ago, attorneys challenging Delaware's use of lethal injection said in court papers filed Monday.

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Flood Victims Say FEMA is Doing a Heckuva Job

Posted: 06/23/2008 - When floodwaters knocked out the water treatment plant in Mason City, Iowa, FEMA rolled into town and promptly set up an account with a Pepsi bottler to supply bottled water. Then FEMA officials moved into a vacant store and began handing out the stuff.

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Mass. Mayor Says No Proof Girls Had Pregnancy Pact

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The city's mayor said Monday there is no evidence a group of young girls made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together, seeking to dispel an explosive theory put forth by the high school principal.

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Va. Says Groom and 'Bride' Deceived Officials

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Now authorities in Virginia, where same-sex marriages are illegal, are weighing whether to file misdemeanor charges against the couple, Antonio E. Blount, 31, and Justin L. McCain, 18. An announcement is expected this week.

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