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China's Quake-Formed Lake Continues To Swell

Posted: 06/09/2008 - A quake-formed lake continued to swell Monday even though soldiers used dynamite and anti-tank weapons to blow up boulders in a diversion channel to try to speed its drainage.

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Farm Crisis Spooks Argentine Economy

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Farmers in Argentina were lifting their strike Sunday night in a last-ditch effort at a third round of talks. But their three-month standoff with the government has already paralyzed the rural economy, caused scattered food shortages and tanked the new president's popularity.

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Boom Times Wane in Oil-rRich Venezuela

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Boom times are waning in oil-rich Venezuela, even as world crude prices soar. Inflation is nearing 30 percent, the highest in Latin America, and annual economic growth slowed to 4.8 percent in the first quarter, a four-year low.

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US Think Tank: Pakistan Helped Taliban Insurgents

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Pakistani intelligence agents and paramilitary forces have helped train Taliban insurgents and have given them information about American troop movements in Afghanistan,

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Ohio Plane Crash Kills 6, Including Ex-Legislator

Updated: 06/09/2008 - A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in a residential area and killed all six people aboard, including the pilot, a former state lawmaker who had offered joyrides to airport visitors after a charity breakfast.

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Hunger In Ethiopia Now Spreading To Adults

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Like so many other victims of Ethiopia's hunger crisis, Usheto Beriso weighs just half of what he should. He is always cold and swaddled in a blanket. His limbs are stick-thin.

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Violent Crime Drops After Rising For Two Years

Posted: 06/09/2008 - U.S. violent crimes like murders and rapes decreased by 1.4 percent in 2007 after two years of increases that caused concern among criminal justice experts

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U.S. Presence Is Iraq's Main Problem: Iranian Leader

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Iran's supreme leader told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday that the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq was the biggest obstacle to its development as a united country.

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Saudi Arabia Calls For Oil Summit

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Saudi Arabia will call for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states to discuss soaring energy prices, Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani said Monday.

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Colorful Collages Win Washburn Alum Art Fair Campaign

Updated: 06/10/2008 - "Something that jumps off the page," that's how Dan Billen describes his art. When you see Dan's art, there is no question why one of his pieces was chosen to be at the center of the campaign for the Mulvane Mountain Plains Art Fair.

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US: Five Suspected Militants Killed In Iraq Raids

Posted: 06/09/2008 - U.S. soldiers under heavy fire during a raid Monday in northwestern Iraq called in airstrikes and killed five suspected al-Qaida in Iraq militants, the military said.

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Chinese Troops Blast Debris To Drain Quake Lake

Posted: 06/09/2008 - An additional 120 troops were sent Monday to help soldiers with explosives and anti-tank weapons blast rocks and mud slowing the drainage of a still-rising lake that threatened to flood more than 1 million people downstream.

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Reports: Tokyo Rampage Suspect Warns "It's Time"

Posted: 06/09/2008 - A man suspected of killing seven people in a knifing rampage foretold the mayhem in a series of messages posted on the Internet, including one just before the attack saying, "It's time," police and media reports said Monday.

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Iranian Leader: US Military Is Iraq's Top Problem

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Iran's supreme leader told the visiting Iraqi prime minister Monday that the U.S. military presence is the main cause of Iraq's problems, according to Iranian state television, making clear his opposition to a U.S.-Iraqi security pact.

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Stranded Divers Chase Off Kimodo Dragon On Ilsand

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Scuba divers swept away in strong currents survived 12 hours in shark-infested waters before scrambling onto a remote Indonesian island where they faced yet another threat: a Komodo dragon.

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Kim Catrall Puts Sex On The Menu At Food Awards

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Known for her vixen character, Samantha, in "Sex and the City," Cattrall put sex talk on the menu while hosting Sunday's James Beard Foundation awards, often called the "Oscars" of the food world.

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Pamela Anderson To Part With Prized Car For PETA

Posted: 06/09/2008 - The 40-year-old actress recently held a private estate sale to benefit the animal organization, and she's planning to personally oversee the sale of her 2000 Viper, which she customized herself with white racing stripes.

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Kennedy To Be Released From N.C. Hospital, Son Says

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was expected to be released from the hospital Monday a week after undergoing an aggressive and delicate surgery to treat a cancerous brain tumor, his son said.

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R. Kelly Lawyers Try To Revive Tattered Defenses

Posted: 06/09/2008 - After launching their defense days ago, Kelly's lawyers are endeavoring to breathe life back into several key claims when the case continues this week, including that a mole on Kelly's back proves his innocence and that a sex tape at the heart of the case could have been doctored, possibly as part of an extortion plot.

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