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Lack Of Sunshine Vitamin May Cloud Survival Odds

Posted: 06/24/2008 - New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in good health.

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Brain Injuries Cause Half of Seniors' Fall Deaths

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The elderly fear breaking a hip when they fall, but a government study indicates that hitting their head can also have deadly consequences: Brain injuries account for half of all deaths from falls.

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Brain Injuries Cause Half of Seniors' Fall Deaths

Posted: 06/24/2008 - New findings compliment earlier research that indicates the death rate from falling has risen sharply in the past decade. Every year a third of seniors fall, three in ten of those reqire medical treatment.

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Don Imus Says He Was Making a 'Sarcastic Point'

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Six months after returning to the airwaves, the popular radio personality says his question about the race of a Dallas Cowboy defensive back was misinterpreted, that he was trying to make a point "that they arrest blacks for no reason."

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James Dobson Accuses Obama of 'Distorting' Bible

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The founder of Focus on the Family says the presumptive Democratic nominee is misinterpreting the Bible when he raised rhetorical questions over how a country would enforce laws created from it.

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Explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City District Kills 10

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Four Americans, two soldiers and two civilians, were killed, along with six Iraqis when a bomb exploded near a municipal building in Sadr City. The U.S. blamed Shi'ite extremists and claim to have captured a suspect.

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UN Calls a Fair Vote in Zimbabwe Impossible

Posted: 06/24/2008 - After opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew from a run off election with incumbent president Robert Mugabe due to rising violence, the U.N. Security Council unanimously declares Zimbabwe won't be able to hold a fair election after a "campaign of violence" by Mugabe.

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Residents Keep Fighting Rising Mississippi River

Posted: 06/24/2008 - As waters upriver start to recede, towns downstream prepare for the onslaught as Mississippi floodwaters approach them. Another levee in St. Charles, Mo., broke Tuesday, flooding lands about 30 miles north of St. Louis.

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Senate Intends to Vote on Anti-Foreclosure Plan

Posted: 06/24/2008 - New measure calls for $300 million in new mortgages for distressed homeowners is receiving bipartisan support, but some conservative Democrats are worried about funding the bill, while the Congressional Black Caucus says it does not go far enough to meet the needs of African-Americans.

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Tom Hanks Supports AFTRA Contract Deal

Updated: 06/24/2008 - Tom Hanks has thrown his support behind a contract deal reached by the smaller of two actors unions, putting his high-profile name against plans by the larger union to wring more concessions from the major Hollywood studios.

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Lightning Sparks 800-plus Fires in California

Posted: 06/24/2008 - More than 840 wildfires sparked by an "unprecedented" lightning storm are burning across Northern California, alarming the governor and requiring the help of firefighters from Nevada and Oregon.

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Residents Keep Fighting Rising Mississippi River

Posted: 06/24/2008 - As towns upriver watched the Mississippi River slowly begin to recede, a few farther south focused on holding on for a few more days — furiously filling sandbags and keeping watch over saturated levees struggling to hold back the flooded river.

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Stocks Head for Lower Open Ahead of Fed Meeting

Posted: 06/24/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a lower opening Tuesday, as investors winced at rising oil prices and a UPS Inc. profit warning ahead of the Federal Reserve's rate-setting meeting.

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Only Bodies Under Toppled Ferry In Phillipines

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Divers wriggled into a capsized ferry Tuesday and found only bodies — including that of a crewman still clutching a radio — three days after some 850 people went down with the vessel during a powerful typhoon, officials said.

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Oil Prices Steady as Market Eyes Nigeria

Posted: 06/24/2008 - A faltering dollar, Mideast tensions and concerns over supply disruptions out of Nigeria propelled oil prices above $138 a barrel Tuesday, less than $2 away from crude's trading record.

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Don Imus Once Again Brings Race to Airwaves

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Don Imus raises eyebrows by asking during his radio show Monday about the race of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. Al Sharpton called the exchange disturbing.

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Fewer Students Pursue Computer-Related Degrees

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Fewer college students are pursuing computer-related degrees at a time when demand is increasing and thousands of baby boomers are retiring from technical jobs

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4 die as fishing boat capsizes off Japan coast

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A Japanese fishing boat capsized and sank off the country's eastern coast Monday, leaving four crew members dead and 13 missing, Coast Guard officials said.

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Older, Younger US Divers Qualify for Beijing

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Laura Wilkinson is closing out her long career with a third trip to the Olympics. The 30-year-old Texan can bow out knowing that the future of U.S. diving belongs to a passel of youngsters who love to throw down 10s.

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Jet makes emergency landing at LA airport

Posted: 06/23/2008 - An American Airlines plane carrying 180 passengers made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday after a pilot reported smoke and the smell of fuel in the cockpit, and officials said there were no injuries.

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Mandela in London for Birthday Bash

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Nelson Mandela is in London for a week of events to celebrate his 90th birthday.He is due to attend an outdoor concert in his honor in Hyde Park on Friday. Performers include Queen, Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis and the Soweto Gospel Choir. Troubled diva Amy Winehouse is also scheduled to sing, if her doctors allow it.

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Russian Film Takes Top Prize in Shanghai

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A Russian film about a teenager surprised by the sudden appearance of the father she thought to be dead won the top prize at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival.

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Gaza Crossings Opened Despite Court Case

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Israel has opened Gaza's crossings as its Supreme Court hears a case meant to close them. The family of an Israeli soldier held by Hamas had petitioned the court on Sunday to keep the crossings closed. They're afraid he'll be taken out of Gaza to Egypt through a passage there. The family says government officials told them Israel's blockade of Gaza would not be lifted until he was freed.

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Big Dig contractor files for bankruptcy

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A contractor on Boston's beleagured Big Dig tunnel project has filed for bankruptcy protection, one business day after federal prosecutors charged the company with lying about its work.

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