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Attack On U.S. Base In Afghanistan Kills 9 Americans

Posted: 07/13/2008 - A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base close to the Pakistan border killed nine American soldiers and wounded 15 Sunday in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in three years, officials said.

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Government Not Expected To Help More Companies

Posted: 07/13/2008 - 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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U.S. Spells Out Fannie-Freddie Backstop Plan

Posted: 07/13/2008 - 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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White House rejects regulating greenhouse gases

Posted: 07/13/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration, dismissing the recommendations of its top experts, rejected regulating the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming Friday, saying it would cripple the U.S. economy.

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Volcano erupts, fishing boat rescues 10 people

Posted: 07/13/2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A fishing vessel rescued 10 people after a volcano erupted, sending rocks and ash down on a cattle ranch on a remote island in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

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Police: Man made up Martha's Vineyard shark tale

Posted: 07/13/2008 - EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- A 60-year-old man was charged Friday with disorderly conduct for allegedly lying about seeing two great white sharks off a Martha Vineyard's beach, authorities said.

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Jane Bond? British recruiters seek female spies

Posted: 07/13/2008 - Britain's secret spy agency, home to the very white and very male 007, is hunting for women and minorities to tackle global terrorism. More than 20,000 people have applied since MI6 began its open recruiting campaign about a year ago, in a drive that has all but replaced the famous shoulder tap used to recruit author Graham Greene and others in World War II.

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Sign of Katrina fatigue? Storm memorial delayed

Posted: 07/13/2008 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Between acres of aboveground tombs that are this marshy city's way to inter the dead, there is a strip of land that is an empty tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Governors talk of moving beyond corn-based ethanol

Posted: 07/13/2008 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Governors from the coal fields of West Virginia to the corn fields of Iowa talked Sunday at their summer meeting about moving beyond ethanol produced just from food sources.

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Obama mourns US troop deaths, swipes at McCain

Posted: 07/13/2008 - SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Barack Obama is mourning the deaths of nine U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, even as he says John McCain's numerous visits to the area don't leave the Republican better equipped to deal with that volatile region.

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Tensions escalating in battle for Yahoo's board

Posted: 07/13/2008 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After more than five months of sparring, the battle for control of Yahoo Inc. has turned into a bare-knuckles brawl with a whiff of desperation hanging over all the key combatants.

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Search for adventurer Fossett resumes in Nevada

Posted: 07/13/2008 - BRIDGEPORT, Calif. (AP) -- The search for multimillionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who vanished in September after taking off by plane from a remote Nevada ranch, is set to resume Monday in rugged mountains on the California-Nevada line where he may have crashed.

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Gay US bishop fights exclusion from meeting

Posted: 07/13/2008 - LONDON (AP) -- The first openly gay U.S. Episcopal bishop was barred from a once-a-decade Anglican meeting so he wouldn't become a focus of the global event.

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Pitt, Jolie joined in emotion as twins born

Posted: 07/13/2008 - NICE, France (AP) -- Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all "are doing marvelously well," the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.

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Cell phone companies scramble to halt trafficking

Posted: 07/13/2008 - MIAMI (AP) -- For less than $15, you can buy a cell phone loaded with minutes. You can buy more as you go whenever those minutes run out. Best of all, you aren't locked into a long-term contract.

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US pleased, worried, by newfound Iraqi confidence

Posted: 07/13/2008 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude. With a satisfied look, he listened as a subordinate officer explained to the deputy commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad how he plans to reposition his troops in the coming weeks.

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Officials: 9 US troops killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/13/2008 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base killed nine American soldiers and wounded 15 Sunday in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in three years, officials said.

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Crews stamp out flames in Paradise, Calif. blaze

Posted: 07/13/2008 - Many firefighters and homeowners were able to take a collective breath Sunday morning as another town appeared to have been spared from yet another wildfire in the unprecedented California fire season.

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13,000 Japanese protest US nuclear carrier

Posted: 07/13/2008 - Thousands of Japanese rallied against the permanent basing of a nuclear-powered U.S. warship near Tokyo, saying a recent onboard fire made it unsafe.

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First photos of Brangelina twins will net fortune

Posted: 07/13/2008 - They are the ultimate million-dollar babes. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's new twins, a girl and a boy born by Caesarean section on Saturday, are barely a few hours old but already their first photos are worth a fortune.

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