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NY Prosecutor Wins Big With Spitzer Investigation

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Michael Garcia's predecessors as U.S. attorney in Manhattan took on all five mob families, the titans of Wall Street, Osama bin Laden and even Martha Stewart. So it was largely unnoticed when Garcia wanted to attack public corruption.

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California's Top Court To Rule On Gay Marriage

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Both sides in the gay marriage debate will be watching California's highest court Thursday to see if the nation's biggest state goes the way of Massachusetts and legalizes same-sex marriage.

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KDHE Releases Report On Kansas Tobacco Use

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released the Tobacco Use in Kansas 2007 Status Report. This report highlights current Kansas adult and youth tobacco use statistics, efforts to reduce tobacco use, information about the health effects of secondhand smoke and recommendations to improve tobacco prevention in Kansas. To view the full report visit www.kdheks.gov/tobacco.

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Immigrant Workers In New Orleans Start Leaving

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Josue Vega was one of thousands of immigrant workers who flocked to New Orleans in 2005 in hopes of finding a rebuilding job in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Florida Wildfire

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A man accused of lobbing a Molotov cocktail into woods that are among the thousands of acres that have burned along Florida's Atlantic coast conceded Thursday that he may have accidentally sparked a fire.

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Stocks Turn Higher after Jobless Claims Report

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Wall Street turned modestly higher Thursday as investors struggled to discern a direction for the economy after reports showing a modest increase in jobless claims and weakness in the manufacturing sector.

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Obama: Bush Falsely Accusing Him of Appeasement

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Obama camp says President's comments about appeasement while in Israel celebrating the nation's 60th anniversary were aimed directly at the Illinois senator.

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CBS In $1.8B Deal For Online News, Info Site CNet

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Media and entertainment company CBS Corp. is buying CNet Networks Inc., an online news and information provider, for $1.8 billion in cash in its latest bid to expand its reach on the Internet, the companies announced Thursday.

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Bush Envisions A Democratic Middle East Free Of Oppression

Posted: 05/15/2008 - President Bush feted Israel on Thursday in honor of the 60th anniversary of its founding and predicted that its 120th birthday would find it alongside a Palestinian state and in an all-democratic neighborhood free of today's oppression, restrictions on freedom and extremist Muslim movements.

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Senators Near Housing Deal

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Key senators say they're nearing a deal on a homeowner rescue package that could help half a million strapped borrowers get government-backed mortgages.

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Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Soars Above 43,000

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Myanmar's junta warned Thursday that legal action would be taken against people who trade or hoard international aid as the cyclone's death toll soared above 43,000.

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Polar Bear Now Listed as 'Threatened' Species

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced Wednesday that Polar Bears will now be listed as "threatened." Listing is under Endangered Species Act. USGS says two-thirds of the world's polar bears will disappear in the next 50 years. Bush administration was supposed to make a decision in January.

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CBS To Buy CNet For $1.75 Billion

Posted: 05/15/2008 - CBS Corp. says it has agreed to buy online technology news and entertainment company CNet Networks Inc. for about $1.75 billion.

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Global Market Expected To Drive Cancer Drug Growth

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The global market for cancer drugs will grow twice as fast as that for all other pharmaceuticals as the developing world spends more on health care, a new report says.

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Study Likely Spells End For Anti-Bleeding Drug

Posted: 05/15/2008 - An anti-bleeding drug probably will stay off the market, experts say, after a rigorous study found patients getting the medication during heart surgery were much more likely to die than patients given other drugs.

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Girl's Twin Found Inside Her Stomach

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Nine-year-old girl in Greece admitted to hospital after suffering from stomach pains. A six centimeter long embryo was found in her stomach. Foetus had head, hair and eyes but lacked brain. Growth was surgically removed.

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'Indiana Jones' Clashes With Independent Flicks at Cannes

Posted: 05/15/2008 - "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" premieres this weekend at Cannes Film Festival. The movie isn't competing for prizes at the famed film festival. Some critics gripe that Cannes has succumbed to Hollywood. Festival opens with "Blindness," a film about an epidemic that causes vision loss.

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Saddling Up and Singing to Protest Gas Prices

Updated: 05/15/2008 - More Americans are protesting the rising cost of gasoline, including school officials walking from Pennsylvania to D.C. to raise awareness. A Kentucky man rides his horse to town with a sign to protest diesel cost. Some protests more gory than others - a dead deer was found hanging at a gas station.

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Red Cross: 128,000 May Perish In Myanmar

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Aid organization predicts death toll could double unless Junta allows in more foreign aid, workers. Myanmar's junta says legal action will be taken against people who trade, hoard or misuse international aid for cyclone survivors.

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