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Google launches new space race to the moon

Posted: 06/21/2008 - When Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, he uttered unforgettable words. But the next visitor to roam the lunar landscape may send back e-mail instead

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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family. The explosion severed two toes, damaged his hearing and harmed a promising basketball career.

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Mugabe: Opposition lies about political violence

Posted: 06/21/2008 - President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of falsely claiming that their supporters were being beaten up ahead of next week's presidential runoff, state-run media reported Saturday.

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Bombs kill 5 foreign troops in Afghanistan

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Roadside bombs killed five foreign troops and five government soldiers Saturday, part of a surge of violence that has made Afghanistan's battlefields deadlier for foreign forces than those in Iraq.

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Battle shapes up over future of US role in Iraq

Posted: 06/21/2008 - The decisive battle of the Iraq war is shaping up - not in the streets of Baghdad but in the halls of government where the future of America's role across the region is on the line.

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Zoos ask, what to do with an aged lemur?

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Even as a youngster, Rollie looked older and wiser than his years. His white mustache sprouted longer by the month, until it flamed from his cheeks like a German kaiser's. Sometimes, it all but hid his mouth.

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Gay couples across California trade weekend vows

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Same-sex couples across California exchanged vows and wedding bands on the first weekend since the state began allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry.

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Blistering heat wave continues in California

Posted: 06/21/2008 - A blistering heat wave blanketing much of the California coast over the past week showed no signs of letting up Saturday as temperatures headed back toward triple digits.

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Opposition mounts to clean air change affecting parks

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Critics fear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a rule in the waning days of the Bush administration that will make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks.

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Calif. firefighters wrestle with dozens of blazes

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Thunderstorms sparked as many as 75 wildfires in a wilderness area in far Northern California on Saturday as officials farther south got close to containing a blaze that destroyed several homes and forced thousands to evacuate.

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Fake Doctor Accused Of Providing Abortions

Posted: 06/21/2008 - The owner of a clinic has been charged with posing as a doctor to perform abortions, some of them unsuccessful or resulting in severe complications and hospitalization, prosecutors said Friday.

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New Flood Worries In Some Missouri Towns

Posted: 06/21/2008 - Amid the battle to hold back the swollen Mississippi River, some towns got an unwelcome surprise Saturday as river levels rose higher than projected.

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Topeka Trunk Bandit Sentenced

Posted: 06/20/2008 - 22-year-old Jason Oldham was sentenced today to more than five-and-a-half years on charges of aggravated burglary, attempted theft and criminal damage to property.

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Volunteers Wanted in Manhattan

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A call for help from Manhattan looking for rebuilding from last week's devastating tornado.

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Group files lawsuit against DC vehicle checkpoints

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A civil liberties group filed a lawsuit Friday seeking an injunction against the District of Columbia police department's vehicle checkpoint program, calling the "military-style" initiative unconstitutional and ineffective.

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Flooding strands 100-plus barges on Mississippi

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The flooding in the Midwest has brought freight traffic on the upper Mississippi to a standstill, stranding more than 100 barges loaded with grain, cement, scrap metal, fertilizer and other products while shippers wait for the water to drop on the Big Muddy.

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