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Cop Gets 4 ½ Years In Death Of 92-Year-Old

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A city police officer was sentenced Thursday to 4 1/2 years in prison for lying to investigators about a botched drug raid that ended in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman.

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Petraeus Eyes Sept. Troop Cuts Decision

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday he is likely to recommend further U.S. troop reductions in Iraq but will not promise more details until September - timing that plunges the four-star Army general into the heart of this year's presidential elections.

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California Wildfire Burns Out Of Control

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A wind-whipped wildfire burning out of control in central California mountains destroyed buildings and threatened several rural homes Thursday morning, closing schools and prompting some evacuations.

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Huge Twister Tears through Colorado

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Authorities report at least one death from a huge tornado that hit near Denver Thursday afternoon. Damage is still being assessed, but there are reports of buildings destroyed and power knocked out.

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U.S. Travel Plans Hit The Skids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - As the cost of oil continues its surge, it is almost certain to dampen travel plans for millions of Americans heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the upcoming summer months.

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Happy 125th Birthday, Brooklyn Bridge!

Posted: 05/22/2008 - And it can still draw a crowd. Thousands of people are expected at the bridge's 125th birthday blowout Thursday, with fireworks, a Navy flyover, a colorful new lighting scheme and the debut of a tribute song scheduled to honor the storied span. It opened on May 24, 1883.

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Fan Dies After 150-Foot Stadium Plunge

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Alcohol was a factor in the death of a 25-year-old man who fell down a stairwell at Turner Field during the game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. Justin Hayes of Cumming, Ga., suffered head injuries Wednesday night and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. He fell about 150 feet from the club level to the landing on the field level during the eighth inning.

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Obama Faults McCain; Clinton Mulls Delegate Fight

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Barack Obama criticized likely general election rival John McCain on Wednesday where it could hurt most - the Arizona senator's reputation as a champion of ethics. Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile, raised the possibility she might carry her fight to the Democratic convention floor.

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Tornado Rips Through N. Colorado; 1 Killed

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A large tornado tore through several northern Colorado towns on Thursday, flipping over tractor-trailers, ripping roofs off buildings and killing at least one person.

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Court: Texas Had No Right Taking Sect Kids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A Texas appeals court said Thursday that the state had no right to take more than 400 children from a polygamist sect's ranch, a ruling that could unravel one of the biggest child-custody cases in U.S. history.

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Iraqi Children

Posted: 05/22/2008 - (CBS/AP) A U.S. helicopter strike north of Baghdad killed eight civilians, including several children, an Iraqi police official said Thursday. The U.S. military said the strike targeted al Qaeda fighters but acknowledged children died.

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Most of Farm Bill Enacted Over Bush Veto

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Congress has enacted a massive election-year farm bill over President Bush's veto. More than 90 percent of the bill will become law after the Senate voted 82-13 to override Bush's veto Thursday. The president claimed it was too expensive and too generous with subsidies for farmers.

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China Quake Death Toll Tops 51,000

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A Chinese government spokesman says the death toll in last week's earthquake has risen to more than 51,000. Cabinet spokesman Guo Weimin told a news conference that the toll had reached 51,151, with 29,328 missing and almost 300,000 injured.

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Georgia Polls Show Ruling Party Ahead

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Partial returns Thursday and an exit poll showed President Mikhail Saakashvili's ruling party heading for a strong majority in Georgia's parliamentary election, drawing a challenge from his opponents.

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5 Endangered Tiger Cubs Born at Saint Louis Zoo

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Five rare tiger cubs have been born at the Saint Louis Zoo. The zoo says the critically endangered Amur (ah-MOOR') tigers were born April 28 and are in an off-display indoor den.

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Bush Dealt a Defeat on Iraq Bill

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Senate passes bill which funds Iraq War until the next president is in control of policy by a veto proof margin, but not before adding billions of dollars in support for veterans and the unemployed.

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Court: Texas Had No Right Taking Sect Kids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Texas appeals court finds the state had insufficient grounds to take more than four hundred children from a Latter Day Saints sect's ranch, ruling that the children were not shown to be in immediate danger.

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Researchers Say Smokers Tend To Quit In Groups

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The urge to smoke is contagious, but quitting apparently is, too. A team of researchers who showed that obesity can spread person-to-person has found a similar pattern with smoking cessation: A smoker is more likely to kick the habit if a spouse, friend, co-worker or sibling did.

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