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Steven Spielberg Looks to Direct `The 39 Clues'

Posted: 06/25/2008 - DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to "The 39 Clues," a mystery series-online game that Scholastic will debut in September. Spielberg, director of "Jaws," "Schindler's List" and the "Indiana Jones" films, says he's hoping to direct.

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Obama Disagrees With High Court on Child Rape Case

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday he disagrees with the Supreme Court's decision outlawing executions of people who rape children, a crime he said states have the right to consider for capital punishment.

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Trouble Finds Tim McGraw at Washington Show

Posted: 06/25/2008 - If Tim McGraw isn't looking for trouble, it must've been looking for him. Fan video shot Tuesday in Auburn, Wash., shows the country singer help eject an unruly fan.

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Fed Holds Rates Steady For Now

Posted: 06/25/2008 - With inflation moving higher on its worry list, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady Wednesday, ending nearly a year of cuts to bolster the economy, and hinted that the next direction for rates could be up.

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Venezuelan 'System' Brings Classics to the Barrios

Posted: 06/25/2008 - It is known as "El Sistema" - the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela - and it's becoming a model internationally for getting children excited about classical music.

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Boy Tackled By Colorado Mayor Gets Restraining Order

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The mayor of this northern Colorado city has a temporary restraining order against him after he was accused of throwing a 15-year-old boy to the ground when the teen refused to stop riding a motorbike.

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345 Arrested, Kids Rescued in Prostitution Busts

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution.

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Plan to Kill 86,000 Seals Draws Ire in Namibia

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Seal hunters plan to club 86,000 seals in an annual hunt set to begin next week, as animal rights activists brace for a showdown with the government over a practice they regard as inhumane.

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Health Insurance Lags Most in Southwest

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The Southwest has the lowest rate of health insurance coverage in the country, with 30 percent of non-elderly adults and 18 percent of children uninsured, according to a new government study.

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6 Die in Kentucky Plant Rampage

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The gunman had told his girlfriend he would kill his supervisor. Four others were slain before police shot and killed the attacker.

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US Panel Endorses 2nd Vaccine for Kids' Virus

Posted: 06/25/2008 - A federal advisory panel has endorsed a second vaccine to combat a common and potentially fatal virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in children.

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Leonid Hurwicz, Oldest Nobel Winner, Dies at 90

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, has died at age 90, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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New 'Slides' and Sandboils Confound Flood Fighters

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Crews laboring to strengthen fortifications along the swollen Mississippi tackled new dirt slides and seepages on a fragile earthen levee Wednesday as forecasters said more heavy rain could cause a second round of big crests.

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Man Leaves Ga. Jail Naked, Gets Arrested Again

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Sometimes, it's better to look like a jailbird than sport a birthday suit. Police say Bill Merit, 49, left the Chatham County jail and began walking by the side of the road, naked. Witnesses called police, who arrested him and jailed him again on a charge of public indecency.

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