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Officials Say Obama Looking for Running Mate

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri senator Claire McCaskill among the short list of candidates mentioned as possible running mates for the Illinois senator should he secure the Democratic nomination.

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American Airlines to Charge for First Checked Bag

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Airline will begin charging passengers fifteen for the first piece of luggage they check to help offset rising costs, other carriers consider charging for move

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New Scrutiny For "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Federal appeals court ruled that the Air Force must reinstate an openly gay reservist unless it proves that her dismissal furthers the military's goals of troop readiness and unit cohesion.

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U.S. Travel Plans Hit The Skids

Posted: 05/22/2008 - With gas prices soaring, a new survey shows Americans are changing their summer holiday plans starting with Memorial Day this weekend. Airlines have been cutting capacity.

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U.N. Chief Pressures Myanmar Leaders

Posted: 05/22/2008 - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Myanmar to try to convince its prime minister, Thein Sein, to allow foreign aid experts into the hurricane-ravaged country to help battle the crisis there.

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Top Gernerals Defend Maintaining Troop Levels in Iraq

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The probable ascension of Gen. Petraeus to the top Gen. in the Middle East and Gen. Raymond Odierno to succeed Petraeus in Iraq would most likely mean that troop levels will stay relatively the same until the next president arrives.

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Supply Worries Push Oil to $135/ Barrel

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Oil prices hit new plateau after the Wall Street Journal reports a downward revision in projected oil supplies from a top watchdog group. Weakening dollar helps buoy prices.

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Chinese Deaths from Quake Tops 50,000

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Number of dead jumps approximately 10,000 in one day. Thirty-thousand people still remain missing more than a week after the deadly earthquake. Chinese officials estimate nearly 300,000 people were injured.

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After Gaffe, Dems Plan to Redo Farm Bill

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A printing error, which left out 34-pages of the Farm Bill when it was sent to President Bush, means he vetoed a different bill than the one that was passed, a veto that was likely to be overturned. Congress now looks to pass another bill.

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'Indiana Jones' And The Computer-Generated Jungle

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The first three Indy films were gritty, sweaty and tactile affairs, largely because everything onscreen physically existed somewhere. Not so with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" — though that was almost the case.

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Friends Quit Smoking? You Probably Will Too...

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Researchers found that smokers tend to quit in groups and those who don't stop puffing increasingly find themselves pushed to the edge of their social circles.

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Grammy-Winner Steven Curtis Chapman's Daughter Killed

Updated: 05/22/2008 - The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle driven by her brother, authorities said.

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It's A Landslide: David Cook Wins American Idol Vote

Posted: 05/22/2008 - For an "American Idol" season so flat and lifeless, the end sure rocked: Ex-bartender David Cook virtually body-slammed teen prodigy David Archuleta in a surprising landslide Wednesday night, capping an energized finale filled with big stars and polished performances.

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McCain to Host Possible Veeps at Ariz. Home

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The Memorial Day guest list at Sen. John McCain's Arizona home runs to at least three Republicans mentioned as vice presidential running mates, but a top aide said Wednesday that vetting possible veeps is not on the agenda.

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Boston Contemplates Life After Ted Kennedy

Posted: 05/21/2008 - After the Boston Red Sox's 86-year span without a World Series championship, perhaps the most familiar streak in Massachusetts is the half-century that a Kennedy has represented the state in the U.S. Senate.

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Friends Quit Smoking? You Probably Will Too

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The urge to smoke is contagious, but quitting apparently is, too. A team of researchers who showed that obesity can spread person-to-person has found a similar pattern with smoking cessation: A smoker is more likely to kick the habit if a spouse, friend, co-worker or sibling did.

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Yoko Ono Tries to Block Use of `Imagine' in Film

Posted: 05/21/2008 - "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," which opened on U.S. screens in April and is set for release in Canada on June 6 and on DVD in October, presents a sympathetic view of intelligent design, the theory that the universe is too complex to be explained by evolution alone.

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Time Warner to Reap $9.25 Billion in Cable Spinoff

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday it would formally split off its cable TV business, giving the media conglomerate a $9.25 billion windfall and allowing it to focus on cable network, entertainment and publishing operations.

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Nebraska boy, 11, wins National Geographic Bee

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Akshay Rajagopal's correct answer capped a two-day event in which he got every question right. As a sixth-grader at Lux Middle School in Lincoln, Neb., he has won a $25,000 scholarship.

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Groups Try to Stop Circus From Chaining Elephants

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A coalition of animal welfare groups says it has evidence that Ringling Bros. circus elephants are sometimes chained for days at a time, and the groups asked a judge Wednesday to halt the practice while a lawsuit comes to trial.

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Pump Prices Creep Up As Oil Records Fall

Posted: 05/21/2008 - More gas and oil records fell Monday as retail fuel prices struck new highs and crude settled above $127 for the first time, tightening the squeeze on drivers planning holiday road trips next weekend.

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Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Claims Torture

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A man who was held for years at the Guantanamo Bay prison will testify on Capitol Hill today. Murat Kurnaz, who was born in Germany, was declared an enemy combatant and held at Guantanamo Bay for almost four years even though U.S. investigators couldn't tie him to al Qaeda.

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