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Court: Texas Had No Right Taking Sect Kids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A Texas appeals court said Thursday that the state had no right to take more than 400 children from a polygamist sect's ranch, a ruling that could unravel one of the biggest child-custody cases in U.S. history.

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Iraqi Children

Posted: 05/22/2008 - (CBS/AP) A U.S. helicopter strike north of Baghdad killed eight civilians, including several children, an Iraqi police official said Thursday. The U.S. military said the strike targeted al Qaeda fighters but acknowledged children died.

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Most of Farm Bill Enacted Over Bush Veto

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Congress has enacted a massive election-year farm bill over President Bush's veto. More than 90 percent of the bill will become law after the Senate voted 82-13 to override Bush's veto Thursday. The president claimed it was too expensive and too generous with subsidies for farmers.

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China Quake Death Toll Tops 51,000

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A Chinese government spokesman says the death toll in last week's earthquake has risen to more than 51,000. Cabinet spokesman Guo Weimin told a news conference that the toll had reached 51,151, with 29,328 missing and almost 300,000 injured.

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Georgia Polls Show Ruling Party Ahead

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Partial returns Thursday and an exit poll showed President Mikhail Saakashvili's ruling party heading for a strong majority in Georgia's parliamentary election, drawing a challenge from his opponents.

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5 Endangered Tiger Cubs Born at Saint Louis Zoo

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Five rare tiger cubs have been born at the Saint Louis Zoo. The zoo says the critically endangered Amur (ah-MOOR') tigers were born April 28 and are in an off-display indoor den.

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Bush Dealt a Defeat on Iraq Bill

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Senate passes bill which funds Iraq War until the next president is in control of policy by a veto proof margin, but not before adding billions of dollars in support for veterans and the unemployed.

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Court: Texas Had No Right Taking Sect Kids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Texas appeals court finds the state had insufficient grounds to take more than four hundred children from a Latter Day Saints sect's ranch, ruling that the children were not shown to be in immediate danger.

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Researchers Say Smokers Tend To Quit In Groups

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The urge to smoke is contagious, but quitting apparently is, too. A team of researchers who showed that obesity can spread person-to-person has found a similar pattern with smoking cessation: A smoker is more likely to kick the habit if a spouse, friend, co-worker or sibling did.

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Gas Over $3.83 As Early Holiday Travelers Hit Road

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Americans getting an early start on the Memorial Day weekend found that gasoline prices again sprinted to a new record high overnight, reaching a national average above $3.83 a gallon.

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Ford Cuts N. American Production, Cuts Profit Goal

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Ford Motor Co. is cutting North American production of pickups and SUVs as car buyers eyeing record gas prices turn toward more fuel-efficient models. The automaker says it no longer expects to return to profitability by 2009.

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Jobless Dip to Lowest Level in 4 Weeks

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Despite decline, the four-week average, 372,000, remains far higher than it was a year when it was hovering around the 300,000 mark. Analysts expect number to go back up in the coming weeks.

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Officials Say Obama Looking for Running Mate

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri senator Claire McCaskill among the short list of candidates mentioned as possible running mates for the Illinois senator should he secure the Democratic nomination.

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American Airlines to Charge for First Checked Bag

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Airline will begin charging passengers fifteen for the first piece of luggage they check to help offset rising costs, other carriers consider charging for move

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New Scrutiny For "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Federal appeals court ruled that the Air Force must reinstate an openly gay reservist unless it proves that her dismissal furthers the military's goals of troop readiness and unit cohesion.

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U.S. Travel Plans Hit The Skids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - With gas prices soaring, a new survey shows Americans are changing their summer holiday plans starting with Memorial Day this weekend. Airlines have been cutting capacity.

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U.N. Chief Pressures Myanmar Leaders

Posted: 05/22/2008 - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Myanmar to try to convince its prime minister, Thein Sein, to allow foreign aid experts into the hurricane-ravaged country to help battle the crisis there.

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Top Gernerals Defend Maintaining Troop Levels in Iraq

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The probable ascension of Gen. Petraeus to the top Gen. in the Middle East and Gen. Raymond Odierno to succeed Petraeus in Iraq would most likely mean that troop levels will stay relatively the same until the next president arrives.

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