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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Posted: 05/20/2008 - Barack Obama's former pastor has withdrawn from two scheduled appearances in Philadelphia.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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Oil settles above $129 for first time

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Just in time for the start of the summer driving season: Oil near $130 a barrel and gas up nearly 20 percent over last year. It may be worth packing some extra cash along with the picnic supplies this Memorial Day weekend.

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TV boxes let Netflix users bypass mail delivery

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Preparing for the eventual extinction of its DVD-by-mail rental service, Netflix Inc. on Tuesday introduced its first solution for subscribers who want entertainment delivered directly to their television sets with just a few clicks on a remote control.

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Suspects Bound Over for Trial in Contract Killing

Posted: 05/20/2008 - A man who authorities say claims to have killed seven people for hire was ordered Monday to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge involving a police officer's wife.

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Stocks Stumble On Record Oil, Inflation Worries

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Wall Street is worried that a drop-off in consumer spending could ensue if wholesale price increases are passed along; consumer spending is critical because it accounts for more than two-thirds of the U.S. economy.

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Groups Rush To Help Attacked Migrants In S. Africa

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Many of the attacks have been made by gangs of South Africans armed with rocks, knives and guns. A tire set on fire with gasoline was put around the neck of one victim.

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Wholesale Inflation Slows In April After March Jump

Posted: 05/20/2008 - That was little comfort for motorists who are now paying record prices with gasoline hitting a new national record of $3.80 per gallon on Tuesday, according to a survey by AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.

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