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Official: Obama To Meet Palestinian Pols

Posted: 07/14/2008 - On his tour through the Middle East next week, the presumptive Democratic nominee will stop in the West Bank and meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a Palestinian official

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Knox and Vivienne Make 8 for Jolie-Pitt Family

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The doctor who delivered the twins said all three, mother and children, were doing marvelously well, with Knox weighing just over 5 lbs. and Vivienne a little less than her brother.

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9 Americans Killed in Attack in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Over 100 militants attack and attempt to overrun three day old base early Sunday morning near the Pakistani border. The fighters were able to breach the base, according to an anonymous source.

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Giant Cross Arrives for Pope's Visit

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The Pope arrived in Australia Sunday, but will rest until Thursday, when he plans on participating in World Youth Day, which begins Tuesday. Two-hundred thousand people are expected to join in the event.

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Heavy Rains Complicate Calif. Firefighting Efforts

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Storms spurred a mudslide 300 yards wide and nearly three feet deep in the eastern Sierra Nevada, where, last year, they destroyed 50 homes and blocked the main road into the California town of Independence.

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Slow-Moving Tropical Storm Nears Bermuda

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Tropical Storm Bertha is expected to hit Bermuda with tropical storm conditions on Monday, the National Hurricane Center predicts. The storm has already been blamed for one person's death in New Jersey.

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Miss USA Falls On Stage (Again)

Posted: 07/14/2008 - U.S. hopeful trips and falls at Miss Universe Pageant for second year in a row; Miss Venezuela wins from a top five which included representatives from four Latin American countries.

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Sudan President Charged with Genocide

Updated: 07/14/2008 - Prosecutor is asking for an arrest warrant against Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir now to prevent more killings by the janjaweed militia in Darfur.

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Heavy Rains Complicate Calif. Firefighting Efforts

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Mudslides on fire-scarred land in the eastern Sierra Nevada forced people from their homes, while milder weather in Northern California helped firefighters get a leg up on blazes there and allowed residents of several fire-weary towns to return home.

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Stock Futures Rise on Plan to Aid Fannie, Freddie

Posted: 07/14/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a sharply higher open Monday after the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department outlined steps aimed at shoring up confidence in mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Belgian Brewer InBev Buys Anheuser-Busch

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser and Bud Light, has agreed to a takeover by a giant Belgian brewer, a union that creates a global beer leader and brings to an end one of the most iconic names in American business.

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In a switch, governors now await running-mate call

Posted: 07/13/2008 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For more than three decades, the National Governors' Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush.

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Iran denounces McCain's remarks about cigarettes

Posted: 07/13/2008 - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry has condemned remarks by Republican presidential candidate John McCain that exporting cigarettes could be a way of killing Iranians.

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'Hellboy II' catches fire with $35.9 million debut

Posted: 07/13/2008 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Superheroes battling inner demons often rule the box office. This time, the superhero was a demon as "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" pulled in $35.9 million to debut as the No. 1 weekend film.

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Israel's Olmert says peace deal closer than ever

Posted: 07/13/2008 - PARIS (AP) -- Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared Sunday that Israel and the Palestinians have never been closer to making peace - even as a widening corruption probe brings him closer than ever to being ousted from office.

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Man charged in attack on US consulate in Turkey

Posted: 07/13/2008 - ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Authorities arrested and charged a man Sunday for his alleged involvement in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

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Mediterranean union wants to rid Mideast of WMDs

Posted: 07/13/2008 - PARIS (AP) -- Forty-three nations, including Israel and Arab states, pledged Sunday to work for a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction at the close of a summit to launch an unprecedented Union for the Mediterranean aimed at securing peace across the restive region.

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Brolin, Wright, others in film crew arrested

Posted: 07/13/2008 - SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.

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Rally held to pressure Packers to reinstate Favre

Posted: 07/13/2008 - Brett Favre's fans came to his defense Sunday, rallying outside Lambeau Field to pressure the Green Bay Packers to reinstate him as the starting quarterback. The crowd of more than 100 chanted "We want Brett," and carried signs reading, "Favre for President" or "Favre Forever." Many in the parking lot wore No. 4 jerseys, tossed footballs and grilled.

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Anheuser-Busch reportedly agrees to InBev sale

Posted: 07/13/2008 - ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch agreed to be acquired by Belgian brewer InBev for about $52 billion in a deal that would shift ownership of the nation's largest brewer overseas, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

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Assad sits out Olmert speech at Paris summit

Posted: 07/13/2008 - PARIS (AP) -- Syria's president sat out the Israeli prime minister's speech to a Paris summit Sunday in an apparent rebuff just hours after Ehud Olmert urged Damascus to open direct peace talks, Israeli officials said.

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US spells out Fannie-Freddie backstop plan

Posted: 07/13/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve and the Treasury announced steps Sunday to shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose shares have plunged as losses from their mortgage holdings threatened their financial survival.

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Heavy rains complicate Calif. firefighting efforts

Posted: 07/13/2008 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Violent thunderstorms brought rain bursts that modestly helped firefighting efforts Sunday, but the downpours also triggered mudslides that complicated California's unfolding wildfire disaster.

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Government not expected to help more companies

Posted: 07/13/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government is signaling it won't throw a lifeline to struggling financial companies - except for mortgage linchpins Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - marking a shift to a new and potentially more volatile phase of the credit crisis.

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