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House Democrats set to spend $35 million on TV ads

Posted: 07/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats have reserved millions of dollars worth of television advertising in 31 congressional races in all corners of the country, according to documentation that provides an early roadmap of the party's drive to strengthen its majority in the fall elections.

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Like Obama, McCain devotes a day to women voters

Posted: 07/11/2008 - HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican John McCain told a mostly female audience Friday that his plans to cut income, business and estate taxes would help women while Democrat Barack Obama's proposals would only erect new economic obstacles for them.

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EPA: Smog could get worse with global warming

Posted: 07/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming could worsen smog and stretch what typically is a summer pollution problem into the spring and fall, government scientists predicted Thursday.

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DNA in JonBenet case left behind in skin cells

Posted: 07/11/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Crime scene DNA is typically recovered from blood or semen stains, but the DNA that exonerated members of JonBenet Ramsey's family came from invisible skin cells.

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AP IMPACT: An American life worth less today

Posted: 07/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not just the American dollar that's losing value. A government agency has decided that an American life isn't worth what it used to be.

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Astronauts handle explosives on daring spacewalk

Posted: 07/11/2008 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule Thursday and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force.

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More suspects in frustrating salmonella probe

Posted: 07/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Think of your favorite recipe for salsa. Three common ingredients now are suspects in the salmonella poisonings that have become the nation's largest foodborne outbreak in at least a decade.

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Glitches Bug Newest iPhone Debut

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Sales brisk but server problems prevent highly-coveted phones from being fully activated in-store.

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Genes from Middle East families yield autism clues

Posted: 07/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Harvard researchers have discovered half a dozen new genes involved in autism that suggest the disorder strikes in a brain that can't properly form new connections.

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Dow Dips Below 11,000, First Time in Two Years

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Pressure from bailout rumors encircling the nation's two largest morgage lenders, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, push an already bear market to further lows Friday.

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Britain Urging Return to Wartime Food Frugality

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Evoking an era of World War II austerity, British families are being urged to cut food waste and use leftovers in a nationwide effort to fight sharply rising global food prices.

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'Lob Bombs' New Biggest Worry For US in Baghdad

Posted: 07/11/2008 - U.S. forces may be close to unlocking the mystery of who is behind a deadly innovation in Iraqi insurgents' weapons, a "lob bomb" now being used in Baghdad to target U.S. and Iraqi combat outposts, a senior American general said Friday in an Associated Press interview.

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Anti-Abortion Group That Battled McCain Backs Him

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Just last year, the views of Wisconsin Right to Life and Sen. John McCain clashed in the Supreme Court — over McCain's signature campaign finance law, not abortion.

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Obama Dismisses Conservative Criticism

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama batted away conservative criticism Friday over a comment he made about Americans' lack of foreign language skills.

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Female Soldier Missing, Home Burned

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Authorities are searching for a female soldier missing after a fire burned her apartment near Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

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Teen Fears Disputed Adoption Could Lead to Deportation

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Allie Mulvihill may seem like your typical American teenager, but she has something weighing on her mind that most 15-year-olds do not: deportation. Allie may be forced to leave the country because U.S. immigration officials are questioning the legitimacy of the Guatemala native's adoption by her parents, Lori and Scott Mulvihill, in 1994.

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Review: `Dark Knight' Nearly Lives Up to the Hype

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Even under ordinary circumstances, "The Dark Knight" would have been one of the most hotly awaited movies of the summer blockbuster season. The loss of Heath Ledger to an accidental prescription-drug overdose in January has amplified the buzz around the film — and his crazed performance as the Joker — to extraordinary levels.

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