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China earthquake region braces for rainstorms

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Earthquake-ravaged sections of China's devastated Sichuan province braced Thursday for heavy rainstorms that could trigger new landslides, one day after officials reportedly finished evacuating 110,000 people from the area.

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6th Severed Foot Ruled a "Hoax"

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Severed feet have been floating up to shore along the British Columbia shoreline in Canada.. but the latest episode was a cruel trick.

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Sebelius, Blunt Ask for Quick Flood Relief

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The Kansas and Missouri governors, with ten other state leaders in the Midwest Governor's Association, write Congress.. urging them to act now to help the Heartland of the country.

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China Earthquake Region Braces for Rainstorms

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Earthquake-ravaged sections of China's devastated Sichuan province braced Thursday for heavy rainstorms that could trigger new landslides, one day after officials reportedly finished evacuating 110,000 people from the area.

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Surprising Discovery in Myanmar

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Reports of disease and starvation after last month's cyclone may be more optimistic than first believed.

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Imperial Tobacco Sheds 6 % of Staff

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Imperial Tobacco Group PLC said Thursday that it plans to slash its work force by around 6 percent as part of its restructuring plans after its recent takeover of Spanish rival Altadis SA.

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Al-Sadr Tracking the U.S. in Iraq

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The Shiite cleric leader is setting up a military force to battle the American forces near Baghdad.

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Somalis Flee to Kenyan Refugee Camps

Posted: 06/19/2008 - More than 20,000 refugees in Somalia race away from a crisis in Mogadishu, and head for refugee camps in the eastern half of Kenya.

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Jobless Claims decline by 5,000 Following Surge

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The number of newly laid-off workers filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week but remained at a level showing the strains of a weak economy.

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Danish Paper Wins Appeal in Prophet Cartoons Case

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A Danish appeals court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit against the newspaper that first printed the controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons in 2005, saying they were not intended to insult Muslims.

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5-Year-Old Boy Killed by Pit Bull in Texas

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A pit bull fatally mauled a 5-year-old boy staying at a southern Texas home with relatives, authorities said. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday. Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Rosa Trevino said the condition of the child's body suggested there was no way emergency responders could have saved his life.

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Russia Launches US Commercial Satellites

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Russia successfully launched six U.S. communications satellites into orbit Thursday, officials said. The Kosmos-3M booster rocket blasted off from the Kapustin Yar launchpad in southern Russia carrying the satellites, owned by ORBCOMM Inc., into orbit, said Vadim Koval, a spokesman for Russia's Strategic Missile Forces, which conducted the launch.

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FCC lifts Sprint deadline to swap some channels

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday agreed to give Sprint Nextel Corp. more time to swap some wireless spectrum frequencies with public safety agencies.

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EBay to strengthen PayPal's anti-fraud provisions

Posted: 06/19/2008 - EBay Inc. hopes to attract more online traders by expanding the protections available to people who use its PayPal payment service for transactions on eBay's Internet marketplaces.

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Stocks end higher as oil falls sharply

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Stocks ended a back-and-forth session with a modest advance Thursday as a sharp drop in oil prices helped counter renewed concerns about the strength of the economy.

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Continental,United join to fight rising fuel costs

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Continental and United Airlines, which failed to complete talks this spring to become a single carrier, said Thursday they would work together in an alliance they hope will boost revenue to offset rising fuel costs.

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Economy limping along, leading indicators show

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The economy, hobbled by higher fuel and food prices, tighter credit and a depressed housing market, is limping along at a snail's pace, a private business group said Thursday.

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