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US Lists Polar Bear As Threatened Species

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Put at risk by global warming, the polar bear is getting a life line as the government officially has declared it a threatened species in need of increased protection. But another round of legal battles surrounding the majestic animal may be just beginning.

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Bush, Cheney Assets About The Same In 2007

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The millions of dollars in assets reported by Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynn, nearly triple those held by President Bush and the first lady, Laura Bush, according to newly released financial disclosure forms.

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Obama Says Bush Falsely Accuses Him Of Appeasement

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama accused President Bush on Thursday of launching a "false political attack" with a comment about appeasing terrorists and radicals.

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Michigan Girl Scout Sells 17,328 Boxes Of Cookies

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A Girl Scout sold 17,328 boxes of the group's signature cookies this year by setting up shop on a street corner, shattering her troop's old mark and probably setting a national record.

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Calif. Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage. That clears the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry.

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Congress Passes Farm Bill, Defying Bush

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Congress sent the White House a huge election-year farm bill Thursday that includes a boost in farm subsidies and more money for food stamps amid rising grocery prices.

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`Dog The Bounty Hunter' To Return To A&E

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's TV show will return to the air this summer, months after it was pulled when the reality star used a racial slur in a profanity-laced tirade.

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Grant And Hurley Win Case Against Photo Agencies

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Two photo agencies have agreed to pay $113,000 to Hugh Grant, his ex-girlfriend Liz Hurley and her husband for taking photos of them while they were vacationing in the Maldives.

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Ruling On Madonna Adoption Bid Is Postponed

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Madonna won't know until next week whether a Malawian boy she found in an orphanage in 2006 will become a permanent member of her family, her lawyer said.

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Fur Flies At `Kung Fu Panda' Premiere At Cannes

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Fur might be a politically incorrect fashion statement on the red carpet at the world's most-prestigious film festival. Not when you're the star of a movie called "Kung Fu Panda," though.

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Guantanamo Official Says He's Not Resigning

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A Pentagon official said Wednesday he will not resign as legal adviser to war-crimes tribunals at Guantanamo, despite his removal from the trial of Osama bin Laden's driver because of a lack of impartiality.

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Colombia Says No U.S. Base Planned Near Venezuela

Posted: 05/15/2008 - President Hugo Chavez is warning Colombia against any U.S. military base near its border with Venezuela, though neither Colombia nor the United States have publicly suggested such a plan.

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US Billionaire: Allegations In Olmert Case 'Insulting'

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Jewish-American billionaire questioned by police as part of a corruption investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday he has never given money to the Israeli leader and called suggestions of any wrongdoing "insulting."

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Iraqi Forces Hunt Door-To-Door For Mosul Militants

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Government troops began house-to-house searches for al-Qaida in Iraq militants in Mosul on Thursday, part of a major security operation to cleanse Iraq's third largest city from cells of the terror network.

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Official: Suicide Bomber Kills 12 In Afghanistan

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A suicide bomber wearing a burqa attacked a police patrol at a crowded market in western Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 27 others, officials said.

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Palestinians Mark 1948 Uprooting With Rallies

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Palestinians marked the 60th anniversary of their uprooting with rallies, sirens and black balloons Thursday — an annual ritual made even darker this year by crippling internal divisions and diminishing independence hopes.

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Stocks Turn Higher After Jobless Claims Report

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Wall Street fluctuated in a narrow range Thursday as investors struggled to discern a direction for the economy after reports showing a modest increase in jobless claims and weakness in the manufacturing sector.

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