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Va. charity probed for helping teen get abortion

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Authorities are investigating whether a Catholic charity violated state and federal law by helping a 16-year-old illegal immigrant who was in the organization's care get an abortion.

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Border governors worried about National Guard pullout

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The thousands of National Guardsmen sent to reinforce the U.S.-Mexican border two years ago have almost completely withdrawn, despite pleas from border-state governors once skeptical of using soldiers to catch illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.

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Reports: Teen girls made pact to get pregnant

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A pact made by a group of teens to get pregnant and raise their babies together is at least partly behind a sudden spike in pregnancies at Gloucester High School, school officials said.

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Calif officials: Bureaucracy failed abused boy, 5

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The little boy's body was a study in pain. He was covered in cigarette burns, including to his genitals. He couldn't fully open his hand because it had been burned on a stove. His tooth was broken with a nerve exposed. And he had been made to sit in his own urine and feces, authorities say.

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Naomi Campbell gets 200 hours for 'air rage'

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Temperamental model Naomi Campbell was sentenced to 200 hours of community service Friday after pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers after an "air rage" incident at Heathrow Airport.

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Report: Ohio teacher burned cross on kids' arms

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A public school teacher preached his Christian beliefs despite complaints by other teachers and administrators and used a device to burn the image of a cross on students' arms, according to a report by independent investigators.

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Obama, Hillary Clinton to campaign together

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's campaign announced Friday that he will campaign with former rival Hillary Rodham Clinton next week, a step toward unifying a fractured Democratic Party after a bruising primary fight.

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Businesses to be advised to secure chemicals

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The federal government will tell 7,000 businesses next week that they are considered high risk-terrorist targets because they house large amounts of chemicals.

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House easily passes compromise surveillance law

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The House Friday easily approved a compromise bill setting new electronic surveillance rules that effectively shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits arising from the government's terrorism-era warrantless eavesdropping on phone and computer lines in this country.

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APNewsBreak: US asks to rewrite detainee evidence

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The Bush administration wants to rewrite the official evidence against Guantanamo Bay detainees, allowing it to shore up its cases before they come under scrutiny by civilian judges for the first time.

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Ex-press secretary decries 'secretive' White House

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Former presidential spokesman Scott McClellan on Friday said President Bush has lost the public's trust by failing to open up about his administration's mistakes and backtracking on a promise to tell all about the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.

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China Raises Fuel Prices

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Areas in Sichuan province were exempt from the increase, China Daily reports. Government last hiked fuel prices by about 11 percent in November. Shanghai announced an increase in prices for liquefied petroleum gas for scooters. Growing Chinese demand for oil has underpinned the multiyear rally in oil prices.

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House OKs Warrantless Wiretapping Bill

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Senate is also expected to approve measure which contains rules effectively shielding telecommunication companies from lawsuits related to wiretapping without warrants.

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Former Aide: Bush Should Tell All on CIA Leak

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan appeared before the House Judiciary Committee to address concerns raised in his book regarding the Administration's role in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame

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Shiites Protest US-Iraqi Security Deal

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Hundreds of followers of Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrate against a proposed pact between the U.S> and Iraq allowing for a long term American presence in the Middle Eastern nation.

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Doctors Say Woods Should Recover From Injuries

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Doctors say Tiger Woods' victorious season is remarkable considering his knee and leg injuries . Still, there's no reason to think it will be Woods' last— despite needing surgery to repair a ruptured left knee ligament and treatment for a double stress fracture in the same leg's shinbone, experts said Thursday.

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Israel Shows Abilities for Iran Strike

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A large-scale Israeli military exercise run in the eastern Mediterranean earlier this month appears to many observers as a practice for a strike into Iran.

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Obama Tries to Expand Battleground

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Democratic candidate chooses to target eleven battleground states and seven more traditionally Republican states as he attempts to widen his appeal beyond the traditional red-blue divide.

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CDC Recommends Lead Testing on Some Turf Fields

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The CDC recommended testing of any field containing worn or faded turf blades that are made of nylon or nylon-blend fibers. Nylon fields with visible dust should also be tested, the agency said in a health advisory posted online late Wednesday.

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Who Says China Needs Mental Health Care

Posted: 06/20/2008 - China faces growing demand for mental health care in the aftermath of last month's devastating earthquake, which killed at least 70,000 people and left millions homeless. Medical services initially focused on treating injuries and preventing disease outbreaks after the May 12 earthquake.

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Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Wins National Contest

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Tourists gaped at six stunning wedding dresses displayed at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in New York's Times Square. The fashionable white frocks were fashioned entirely of toilet paper.

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