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Early Earth Marred by Acid Rain

Updated: 06/23/2008 - The climate of early Earth was no day at the beach, with stinging acid rains and an intensely warm surface, a new study suggests.

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Negative Book on Obama Set To Be Released

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The same publisher that distributed the 2004 best-seller that took aim at John Kerry’s Vietnam service is planning a summer release of what’s scheduled to be the first critical book on Barack Obama.

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Obama Inspiriation On Milan Runways

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Calling the U.S. presidential hopeful "the man of the moment," Donatella Versace dedicated her Spring-Summer 2009 collection presented Saturday evening to Obama, creating a style she said was designed for "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power."

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Citi Halfway Done Cutting 6,500 Jobs

Updated: 06/23/2008 - Citigroup Inc. is about half-way through cutting 10 percent of the 65,000 employees in its investment banking unit, a person familiar with the job cuts said Monday.

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Oil Rises On Modest Saudi Increase, Nigeria

Updated: 06/23/2008 - Oil prices rose Monday on disappointment over Saudi Arabia's modest production increase and concerns that output from Nigeria will decline.

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Seeks Refuge with Dutch

Updated: 06/23/2008 - Not long after a police crackdown on his party's headquarters, during which 60 people were arrested, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai sought asylum at the Dutch embassy. Tsvangirai withdrew from a run-off election with Robert Mugabe Sunday amid growing violence.

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Kindergarten Turned Into House Of Horrors

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Children as young as five fed painkillers and forced to perform in sex shows in Texas. Six adults have been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged sex crimes.

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NBC Service Will Show Olympic Events Via Computer

Posted: 06/23/2008 - NBC service will automatically download coverage of selected events from this year's Olympics onto your computer as soon as it becomes available. Once downloaded users won't need to be online to watch the Games

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EU Sanctions Iran's Biggest Bank

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The European Union freezes the assets of Iran's Bank Melli, which western officials accuse of having ties to the country's nuclear and ballistic missile program.

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Report: Amy Winehouse Has Emphysema

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Soul diva Amy Winehouse has damaged her lungs by smoking crack cocaine and cigarettes, her father said in an interview published Sunday.

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"Get Smart" Tops Box Office

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway's "Get Smart," the Warner Bros. big screen update of the 1960s spy sitcom, raked in $39.2 million to debut as the No. 1 weekend movie, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Police Raid Zimbabwe Opposition Headquarters

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A day after Robert Mugabe's opponent withdraws from Friday's runoff due to escalating violence, police raid his party's headquarters and arrest 60 people.

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55 Militants Killed After Ambush in Afghanistan

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A militant ambush near the Pakistani border leads to a gun battle and airstrikes which killed 55 militants and injured 25 more. Another coalition attack killed two civilians , including a four year-old boy.

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Stars, Relatives Honor Special Effects Wiz, Winston

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Friends, relatives and show-business colleagues gathered Sunday to remember Oscar-winning special-effects maestro Stan Winston, the man responsible for bringing the dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" and other iconic movie creatures to life.

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Mayor: No Support For Claims Of Pregnancy Pact

Posted: 06/23/2008 - School counselors, teachers and families of students the principal said made a pact to get pregnant and have babies together have no information to back the claim, the mayor of Gloucester said Sunday.

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Zoos ask, What To Do With An Aged Lemur?

Posted: 06/23/2008 - At 17, Rollie — a resident of Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo — is a senior citizen of his species. In the wilds of the Amazon, his keepers say, he almost certainly would never have made it this long.

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Can The Martian Arctic Support Extreme Life?

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Could exotic life emerge in the frigid arctic plains of Mars? NASA's Phoenix spacecraft could soon find out. Since plopping down near the Martian north pole a month ago, the three-legged lander has been busy poking its long arm into the sticky soil and collecting scoopfuls to bake in a test oven and peer at under a microscope.

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New Clue To Alzheimer's Found

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Researchers have caused Alzheimer's symptoms in rats by injecting them with one particular form of beta-amyloid. Injections with other forms of beta-amyloid did not cause illness, which may explain why some people have beta-amyloid plaque in their brains but do not show disease symptoms.

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GOP Frets Barr Could Play Spoiler In Prez Race

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A fiery former GOP congressman who gained national prominence for doggedly pursuing impeachment of President Clinton has some Republicans worried he'll play spoiler in a tight presidential contest.

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Obama Braces For Race-Based Ads

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Though the election is more than four months away, the campaigns of Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are shaping their strategies for dealing with such appeals.

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Forecaster: End is Near to Mississippi River Rise

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The water is still well above the banks of the upper Mississippi River, but residents of both flooded towns and those protected by levees and sandbags can see an ending: The river is cresting.

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