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Cell Phone Users May Get Break on Fees

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Legislators working to prevent the high fees charged by some cell phone providers for customers who want to get out of their contracts by possibly introducing caps and reducing fees as the contract progresses.

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Oil Tops $130/ Barrel for First Time

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Oil prices reach nearly $130.50 in overnight trading before retreating as supply concerns begin to outweigh the weakening dollar as the primary concern in investors' minds.

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Relatives Outside Tex. Sect Seek Custody

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Texas holding at least eight adult mothers as minors, holding at least 23 underage mothers overall in custody row stemming from the raid on a Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saint ranch

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Obama Inching Closer to Democratic Nod

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Sen. Clinton says she plans to continue fighting for the Democratic presidential nomination despite Obama clinching the lead in pledged delegates in Tuesday night's primaries in Oregon and Kentucky.

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Israel, Syria Holding Indirect Peace Talks

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Both sides confirm to peace negotiations through Turkey. Peace would almost certainly require Israel to surrender the Golan Heights, which was captured during the Six-Day War in 1967

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Ted Kennedy's Family Deals with 'a Real Curveball'

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The Massachusetts Senator's talks about how proud she is of her husband in the way he's handled the news of his almost certainly fatal brain tumor, says he's leading the family as always.

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Obama Inching Ever Closer To Nomination

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Barack Obama is inching ever closer to locking up the Democratic presidential nomination despite another resounding loss to Hillary Rodham Clinton, this time in Kentucky.

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Myanmar Shuns Aid from US Warships; UN Urges More Relief

Posted: 05/21/2008 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Myanmar to focus on saving lives, not on politics, after the military government on Wednesday shunned a U.S. proposal for naval ships to deliver aid to cyclone survivors.

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Obama Wins Oregon

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's win in the Oregon Primary Tuesday, May 20, secures the Illinois senator a majority of all the delegates available so far this primary season. Hillary Clinton says she'll continue to go toe-to-toe with Obama.

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Diver Finds 385-Year-Old Gold Toothpick

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Experts found a tiny gold combined toothpick and earwax spoon, believed to be more than 385 years old, during the search for a shipwrecked Spanish galleon off the Florida Keys.

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Nomads Die in Roadside Blast in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/20/2008 - A provincial governor says a roadside blast has killed five nomads and dozens of sheep in southwestern Afghanistan. The Nimroz province Gov. Ghulam Dastagir says the nomads were transporting sheep on a truck when their vehicle hit the freshly planted bomb late on Monday.

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68 %. of Young Drivers Killed at Night Unbuckled

Posted: 05/20/2008 - More than two-thirds of young drivers and passengers killed in nighttime car crashes aren't wearing seat belts - deadly proof of what can happen when young people don't heed parents' pleas and authorities' threats to "click it."

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The Reverend Jeremiah Wright Drops Planned Philly Appearances

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Barack Obama's former pastor has withdrawn from two scheduled appearances in Philadelphia. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright was scheduled to lead a revival May 28 and 29 at St. Thomas African Episcopal Church. And he was scheduled to preach June 1 at the 100th anniversary celebration of Canaan Baptist Church.

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Campari's Growth Cocktail Mixes Acquisition, Sales

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The recipe for Campari, the bright-red aperitif of literary and movie fame from Hemingway to Bond, has been a tightly held secret for almost 150 years. Two people know the blend of herbs - and one must attend anytime a batch is brewed. The company continues to diversify and grow.

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Colombia Rebel Urges Others to Surrender

Posted: 05/20/2008 - A day after surrendering to the army, a one-eyed, battle-hardened female rebel commander urged other guerrillas Monday to follow her example and abandon their decades-long struggle.

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Argentine Farmers to Suspend Strike

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Argentine farmers announced plans Monday to suspend a 13-day strike and resume grain sales, paving the way for talks with the government to end contentious export restrictions.

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House Belatedly Supports `Frank Sinatra Day'

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Sinatra was also honored in 1997 when President Clinton signed into law legislation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his accomplishments as an entertainer and humanitarian.

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NY Gov Paterson Undergoes Glaucoma Procedure

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The condition leads to an immediate buildup in pressure within the eye. It is incredibly painful, and causes not only headaches but, in some cases, vomiting due to the severity of the agony.

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Gold Futures Surge On Crude Rally, Weak Dollar

Posted: 05/20/2008 - In the past week, gold has gained 6 percent and has surged back above $900 an ounce as crude prices push deeper into record territory. Higher crude prices lead to higher costs for food, gasoline and other products, bolstering investor demand for inflation-hedging investments like gold.

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Everglades Fire Growing, But Visibility Improves

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The fire was burning almost 40,000 acres - or more than 62 square miles - of Everglades National Park and was 30 percent contained. It had been at about 36,000 acres on Monday. Officials hope rising humidity will slow its spread.

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Obama, Clinton signal Florida boycott over

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will both be in Florida on Wednesday after avoiding the state since last fall.

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