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Hippie Town's Homeless Attack Portends Trend

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Six young people - including two juveniles - allegedly attacked and stabbed Green with a viciousness that is forcing Bolinas to search its soul for meaning.

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Mississippi Remains Most Obese State, CDC Reports

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Colorado was the least obese, with about 19 percent fitting that category in a random telephone survey done last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Amy Poehler Says She's Bound for 'Office' Spinoff

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Amy Poehler confirmed to The Associated Press that she'll be joining the planned "Office" spinoff, paving the way for her eventual exit from "Saturday Night Live" and promoting the comedian to primetime.

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Researchers Report Toadfish Sing to Attract Mates

Posted: 07/17/2008 - It's not exactly Tony serenading Maria in "West Side Story," but for all their homeliness toadfish also sing to attract mates. OK, singing may be a stretch; it's more of a hum. But it turns out to be useful, for science as well as the fish.

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Deciding Vote in XM-Sirius Deal Makes Offer

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The potential deciding vote in the U.S. government's review of the $3.1 billion merger between satellite radio companies told The Associated Press he will vote in favor of the deal if the companies agree to tougher conditions.

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Animal Rights Group Targets Popular Wyo. Rodeo

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Western heritage runs deep in this high plains city, and nothing typifies the local cowboy and ranching culture more than the 10-day Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration, which boasts the world's largest outdoor rodeo.

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New York Governor, NAACP Condemn Magazine Cover

Posted: 07/17/2008 - New York Gov. David Paterson and the NAACP on Thursday condemned the New Yorker magazine's satirical cover depicting Democrat Barack Obama and his wife as flag-burning radicals

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Texas Approves Massive New Wind Power Project

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Texas officials gave preliminary approval Thursday to the nation's largest wind-power project, a plan to build billions of dollars worth of new transmission lines to bring wind energy from gusty West Texas to urban areas.

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FDA Declares It's OK to Eat Tomatoes Again

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The U.S. government has declared it's OK to eat tomatoes again, lifting its salmonella warning amid signs that the outbreak - while not over - may finally be slowing.

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Mandela's Village Spruces Up for His 90th Birthday

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Gardeners mowed the lawn outside the tiny museum honoring local hero Nelson Mandela on Thursday, while a work crew laid new tarmac on the road outside his house and a school choir rehearsed a song they created especially for him.

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Obama campaign raised $52 million in June

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama raised $52 million last month for his presidential campaign, more than twice as much as Republican rival John McCain in a significant boost to his financial cache for the fall contest.

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Automakers Offer Hybrids For NYC Taxi Fleet

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Three major auto manufacturers are promising to reserve 300 new hybrid vehicles each month exclusively for the city as it replaces its entire fleet of yellow cabs.

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Olmert's Lawyers Attempt To Discredit Key Witness

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Lawyers representing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cross-examined an American businessman Thursday, hoping to undermine his allegations that Olmert illicitly accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from him to help fund a luxurious lifestyle.

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Smithsonian Dishes The Dirt On Dirt

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The National Museum of Natural History opens a new exhibit on Saturday — "Dig It" — exploring the mysterious and complex world of soil.

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Freed Lebanese Say They Will Keep Fighting Israel

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Five militants freed as part of a prisoner swap with Israel prayed Thursday at the grave of a slain Hezbollah military commander, pledging to follow in his footsteps and keep fighting Israel.

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15 Insurgents Killed In Raid In West Afghanistan

Posted: 07/17/2008 - U.S. Special Forces and Afghan troops called in airstrikes during a raid on a militant cell in western Afghanistan on Thursday, killing 15 insurgents while freeing 15 hostages, officials said.

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Obama Campaign Raised $52 Million in June

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama raised $52 million last month for his presidential campaign, more than twice as much as Republican rival John McCain in a significant boost to his financial cache for the fall contest.

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Ireland's Ryanair Cuts Back Winter Flights

Posted: 07/17/2008 - No-frills airline Ryanair said Thursday it will withdraw nearly a third of its aircraft from its major London base and suspend operations at seven other European airports because of sky-high fuel costs and its failure to negotiate lower airport fees.

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Freed Lebanese Say They Will Keep Fighting Israel

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Five militants freed as part of a prisoner swap with Israel prayed Thursday at the grave of a slain Hezbollah military commander, pledging to follow in his footsteps and keep fighting Israel.

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Report: Kuwait Names Ambassador To Iraq

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Kuwait's official news agency says the tiny Gulf country has named an ambassador to Iraq for the first time since the 1991 Gulf War.

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Pope Says World's Resources Being Squandered

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The world's natural resources are being squandered in the pursuit of "insatiable consumption," Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday in a speech urging followers to care more for the environment and reconnect with the principle of peace.

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