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Obama Raises $52 Million in June

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Despite posting his second-best fundraising total of the year, the presumptive Democratic nominee's cash on hand still lags behind his Republican counterpart, John McCain, when each candidate's cash is combined with his respective parties.

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Two Cable Shows Compete for Best Drama Emmy

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The HBO mini-series "John Adams" leads the field of Emmy nominees, announced Thursday, with 23 nods, while "Mad Men" and "Damages" become the first basic cable programs up for Best Drama.

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Coca-Cola Co. 2Q Profit Drops 23%

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Coca-Cola says second-quarter profit fell 23% as it took a one-time charge related to its bottler. The world's biggest beverage company reported Thursday that it earned $1.42 billion, or 61 cents per share, compared with $1.85 billion, or 80 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.

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Funeral Begins For Israeli Soldier

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday in a northern Israeli town to bury the first of two soldiers returned in a prisoner exchange with Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas.

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Bush Set to Survey Northern California Wildfires

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The White House said President Bush will visit Northern California on Thursday to get a first-hand look at the wildfires that have ravaged hundreds of square miles and strained the state's firefighting resources.

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Some US soldiers in Iraq yearn to be in Afghan war

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Spc. Grover Gebhart has spent nine months at a small post on a Sunni-Shiite fault line in western Baghdad. But the 21-year-old soldier on his first tour in Iraq feels he's missing the real war - in Afghanistan, where his brother is fighting the Taliban.

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Benedict keeps to West in travel

Posted: 07/16/2008 - While he didn't expect to travel much, Pope Benedict XVI is actually keeping pace with his globe-trotting predecessor John Paul II. The difference is their destinations.

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Canada won't seek return of Gitmo detainee

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Canada will not seek the return of a young detainee at Guantanamo Bay, officials said Wednesday, a day after the release of a video showing the teenage prisoner sobbing for his mother and pleading for Canada's help.

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FBI: Ex-driver helped try to track bin Laden

Posted: 07/16/2008 - A one-time driver for Osama bin Laden helped the FBI try to track down his boss after being captured in Afghanistan, his former interrogators testified Wednesday.

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Pope lauds Australia's Aborigine apology

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI praised the Australian government Thursday for its "courageous' apology to the country's indigenous Aborigines for past injustices, saying it offered hope to all the world's disadvantaged peoples.

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McCain at NAACP Pledges More Education Options

Posted: 07/16/2008 - John McCain told the NAACP and some skeptical black voters Wednesday that he will expand education opportunities, partly through vouchers for low-income children to attend private school.

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House deals blow to proposed Mass. LNG terminal

Posted: 07/16/2008 - The House has approved a bill extending environmental protection to the lower Taunton River in Massachusetts, dealing a blow to developers who want to build a liquefied natural gas terminal along an industrialized stretch of riverbank.

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DeBakey remembered as medical pioneer, good friend

Posted: 07/16/2008 - In a tribute mixed with praise and personal anecdotes, pioneering heart surgeon Michael DeBakey was remembered at a memorial service Wednesday as not only a brilliant physician and medical innovator but also a friend and humanitarian.

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NASA moon capsule running late, full of problems

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Money problems will likely force NASA to abandon its ambitious internal goal of having a new moon spaceship ready by 2013, a top space agency official told The Associated Press Wednesday.

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Boy, 11, Tracks Speeders with Toy Radar Gun

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Police can't be everywhere, so 11-year-old Landon Wilburn is on patrol in the Stone Lakes subdivision in Louisville. Landon told The Courier-Journal he used to shout at speeders to slow down - then had a better idea.

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Oil tumbles again; prices fall over $10 in 2 days

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Oil prices settled sharply lower for the second time in a row Wednesday, leaving crude more than $10 cheaper in just two days of frenzied trading and prompting speculation that the hard-charging market may be running out of steam.

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Treasury prices fall as stock market rebounds

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Treasury prices fell Wednesday as a drop in oil prices and better-than-expected results from Wells Fargo & Co. drew investors back into the pummeled stock market.

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US lawmaker seeks concessions in Sirius-XM deal

Posted: 07/16/2008 - A key U.S. legislator is awaiting a response from regulators on his recommendation to impose more conditions on the acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. by rival Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.

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Six Flags Shares Plunge 44 Percent

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Six Flags Inc.'s shares, which have been punished by weakening consumer spending and soaring fuel prices, continued their roller coaster ride on Wednesday, plunging nearly 44 percent at the end of the trading session.

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Obama predicts black voter increase, Southern wins

Posted: 07/16/2008 - If Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black president boosts black turnout as drastically as he predicts, he could crack decades of Republican dominance across the South.

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