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Red Wings, Babcock Agree To 3-Year Contract

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Mike Babcock helped bring the Stanley Cup back to Detroit. In turn, Red Wings ownership is bringing Babcock back for three more years. The team announced Wednesday that the Cup-winning coach has agreed to a three-year contract worth about $4.5 million.

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Single-Horned 'Unicorn' Deer Found In Italy

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A deer with a single horn in the center of its head — much like the fabled, mythical unicorn — has been spotted in a nature preserve in Italy, park officials said Wednesday.

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AP Exclusive: Newman Friend Says Actor Has Cancer

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Paul Newman, the legendary actor and philanthropist, is battling cancer, his longtime neighbor and business partner said Wednesday. Newman, 83, has recently appeared gaunt in photos, and dropped plans to direct a play in his Connecticut hometown.

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'New Life' for Daughter Raised in Dungeon

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The 19-year-old woman whose hospitalization exposed a shocking Austrian incest case is recovering well, and wants to see the ocean and a pop concert, her doctors and a family lawyer said Wednesday.

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Secret Al-Qaida, Iraq Files Found On British Train

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Secret government documents on al-Qaida and Iraq were left on a commuter train, prompting a major police investigation into the latest in a series of embarrassing security breaches, British officials said Wednesday.

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With Lab Delivered, Shuttle Leaves Space Station

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Space shuttle Discovery pulled away from the international space station on Wednesday and began its journey home, ending a nine-day visit highlighted by the installation of a new Japanese lab.

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US Life Expectancy Tops 78 As Top Diseases Decline

Posted: 06/11/2008 - For the first time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday, although the United States continues to lag behind about 30 other countries in estimated life span.

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Bush Doesn't Rule Out Military Strike In Iran

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Germany - President Bush on Wednesday raised unprompted the possibility of a military strike to thwart Tehran's presumed nuclear weapons ambitions, speaking bullishly on Iran even as he admitted having been unwise to do so previously about Iraq.

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Oil Soars On Dollar, Energy Department Report

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Oil prices regained their stunning upward momentum Wednesday, rising as crude's biggest drivers — a weak dollar and supply concerns — brought buyers back in force. At the pump, gas prices rose to a new record over $4.05 a gallon.

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Fed: High Energy, Food Prices Keep Economy Weak

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The economy remained "generally weak" heading into summer as rising costs for energy and food pounded consumers and forced some companies to push their own prices higher.

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Martha Stewart CEO Lyne Steps Down

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Susan Lyne, who rebuilt the Martha Stewart Living business in the aftermath of the namesake founder's legal woes, has stepped down as chief executive, and the job is being split between two company executives.

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Nevada Rancher Awarded $4.2 Million for 'taken' Water Right

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A judge awarded more than $4.2 million to a late Nevada rancher's estate after finding that the U.S. Forest Service engaged in an unconstitutional "taking" of water rights out of hostility to the rancher, a property rights activist.

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Energy Dept. Says Oil, Gas Prices To Stay High

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Motorists can expect gasoline prices around $4 gallon through next year, the Energy Department said Wednesday, with oil prices staying well above $100 a barrel.

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Oil Soars On Dollar, Energy Department Report

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Oil prices regained their stunning upward momentum Wednesday, soaring as crude's biggest drivers — a weak dollar and supply concerns — brought buyers back in force. At the pump, gas prices rose to a new record over $4.05 a gallon

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Stocks Decline As Oil Prices Rebound

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Wall Street fell sharply Wednesday as oil prices rebounded, aggravating concerns that inflation may lead the world's central banks to raise interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points.

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Nev. Rancher Awarded $4.2M For 'Taken' Water Right

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A judge awarded more than $4.2 million to a late Nevada rancher's estate after finding that the U.S. Forest Service engaged in an unconstitutional "taking" of water rights out of hostility to the rancher, a property rights activist.

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U.S. Life Expectancy Tops 78 As Top Diseases Decline

Posted: 06/11/2008 - For the first time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday, although the United States continues to lag behind about 30 other countries in estimated life span.

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N. California Firefighters Brace For More Winds

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Firefighters in Northern California braced for more high winds Wednesday as they tried to control wildfires that destroyed dozens of homes and severely burned a firefighter.

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Sandbagged Levee Holds In Iowa, Protects City

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A sandbagged levee was preventing a swollen river from rising out of its banks and flooding this northeastern Iowa city on Wednesday, but officials asked for extra volunteers to help shore it up as more rain moved across the state.

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Hong Kong Bird Flu Find Prompts Mass Slaughter

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Hong Kong officials to slaughter all live poultry in the territory's street markets. Health workers killed 2,700 poultry on Saturday after deadly virus discovered. Government bans supplies of live poultry from mainland China and local farms.

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Patrick Swayze To Begin Shooting New Cable Series

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Patrick Swayze is going back to work. The "Dirty Dancing" actor, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, will begin shooting his new A&E series "The Beast" in Chicago this summer, the cable network announced Monday.

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Australian Film Organization Creates Ledger Scholarship

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Heath Ledger was known for giving aspiring Australian actors a hand in Hollywood. Now, an Australian film organization has established a scholarship fund in the late actor's name to continue those efforts.

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